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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rock 'n' Roll Dallas...and a giveaway!

This past weekend I headed to the greatest state in the Union for Rock 'n' Roll Dallas. My love affair with everything Texas, and more specifically DFW, isn't a secret so it should come as no surprise that I loved this race.
When I arrived in Texas I was greeted by The Running Couple, who arranged for absolutely perfect weather. It was so sweet of them to make sure that the highs were in the mid-80s and the sun was shining. Friday I had a bit of time to myself and it was so nice to walk around Fort Worth, there were blooming flowers and beautiful green trees everywhere!
Beautiful scenery during a long walk Friday afternoon

The weather played a trick on me though, because by Sunday morning it was FAH-REEZING! Ok, technically it wasn't 32 degrees, but it was darn close, especially considering it was in the 80s Friday and Saturday. Normally temps in the 40s & low 50s wouldn't have been so bad, but I had no cool weather running clothes with me. My tank, shorts and HoneyMilk tutu would have to do!
Nothing says Texas like the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders!

Lee and Isis were so wonderful to wake up super early just to to drive me to the start. They even braved the cold to cheer runners on during the race. This worked fabulous for me because they were able to drop me off about 2 blocks from the start. From there I quickly made my way to the VIP tent. Brian (@TriBoomer on twitter) generously gave me a pass into the VIP tent where I was able to chat with him and where I finally met Sarah Stanley.
Just one of the beautiful homes we saw along the way

Before the race, Brian introduced me to Miss Texas USA, Ana Rodriguez. She had never run a race before and asked if I minded running with her. I can't begin to describe how friendly she was, and I'm not talking that fake beauty pageant niceness. She was genuine. It was great to have a buddy for a little while but she was too fast for me so I told her to go ahead after a couple of miles. Luckily I was outfitted in my HoneyMilk honeybee costume so I had tons of people cheering me on, I had forgotten how many cheers tutus earn on a race course!
I couldn't believe how many people asked me about HoneyMilk while on the course. Several people saw my post about the tutu on the RnRDallas FB wall and many more commented that they saw the tutus floating around the race expo. This made me SUPER happy. I was able to spread the word about a product that I truly love to those that had never tried it and I told those that were already faithful HoneyMilk customers about Team HoneyMilk.

This honeybee is done with half-marathon #4 for 2011


I cannot express how much I love this course. Say what you want about the Competitor Group and Rock 'n' Roll races, but they sure did a great job mapping out a beautiful 13.1 miles through Dallas. I loved the race last year, but this year was even better. The course was exactly the same, but I think the volunteers were even better this year and there was definitely a lot more crowd support this time around. For me, this race was over far too quickly - if they ever offer a full at this event, I'm jumping on it. I was having so much fun out there that I could have kept going! My one major complaint about the event was the lack of mylar blankets at the finish line. I was a tad cold while running, thanks to the temps and a little drizzle, but once I quit moving I was miserably cold. Mylar to wrap up in would have helped a lot.

So thanks to Texas for another wonderful race - I can't wait to come back again!!!
My reward for the race!


Now onto the fun stuff...the giveaway! As you can tell, I'm a big fan of HoneyMilk and a member of Team HoneyMilk. They've been generous enough to give me two cases to giveaway to my readers. Entry is simple - just leave me a comment letting me know which flavor of HoneyMilk you'd love to try. My personal favorite is vanilla, but there's not a flavor I don't like (that's why I'm a big fan of ordering their variety pack). So that's it, just leave me a comment (and be sure to give me your contact info so I can let you know if you win!) by Monday, April 4th - easy peasy! Good luck!!!!

28 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great race! You looked super cute, as always. I think I would like the strawberry flavor...or chocolate...or vanilla-they all look so good!

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  2. It sounds like you had a great race, Jenn! Congratuations :) I would like to try vanilla HoneyMilk - but I never see it around here!

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  3. Great Race report Jenn!! Congrats on another awesome race. I can't wait to Ragnar with you in June! I would love to give any HoneyMilk flavor a try, except banana (i don't do nanners, blech).

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  4. I've been following you on facebook and I am intrigued as I have never tried and flavor of HoneyMilk. Heck, I'd try anything except coffee (not a coffee drinker)

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  5. Congrats on your race. What an accomplishment :)

    Chocolate is always my favorite no matter what it is!

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  6. I would try any flavor, I haven't heard of it, but you have peaked my interest! Im so happy to hear that you are still doing races...they are soo fun!!

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  7. Thanks for the comments, ladies!

    Kelly - can you please leave a comment or shoot me an email with your contact info so that I can let you know if you win? You can email me at fromstilettos2sneakers@gmail.com Thanks!

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  8. I would love to try chocolate or coffee flavor. I've tried vanilla honey milk and love love love it!! (ewallerscott@gmail.com)

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  9. I'd never heard of HoneyMilk until I started reading your blog/following you on Twitter (thanks for the add, btw!). The coffee light flavor sounds like a dream come true: dairy, caffeine and coffee - all the major food groups! I would definitely like to get my hands on that :) (sallie.story@gmail.com)

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  10. love your tutu and recap! i’ve been so intrigued about this honeymilk stuff-i see your tweets all the time and looked it up and noticed they don’t sell it in GA yet. I would truly love any flavor except for strawberry banana. my info is elizabethkalifeh@gmail.com crossing my fingers :)

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  11. That has to be one of the best race photos ever. You look great!
    My favorite Honey Milk is Chocolate. Coffee is a close second. Honey flavor is great on cereal. :o)

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  12. I tried Honey Milk for the first time at the expo. The vanilla was great but I'd love to try chocolate! kcb_911ATyahooDOTcom
    http://halfvirgin.blogspot.com/ (my running blog)

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  13. I've never heard of it till now, but chocolate sounds delicious!! And since I'm getting back into running, what a wonderful boost and motivator this would be!

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  14. Congrats on your race! You look absolutely amazing after running 13.1 miles. I hope I look that good after GO! Maybe one day I can go to Texas with you. :)

    I would like to try Vanilla or Honey.

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  15. Congrats on your race! I haven't seen Honey Milk before this post, but I'm always looking to try a new protein source post workout. I'd love to try either the original or the chocolate!

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  16. Your race photos look great! Super Cute Bee! I'm glad you love Texas as much as I do. Some of the friendliest people live here :)

    I also love me some HoneyMilk. I would like to try the variety pack. Mmmm, Good! You have my twitter contact and FB contact.

    -dom

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  17. I love the chocolate and coffee flavors, but I have not yet tried the strawberry banana. ~ @coolrunner72

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  18. Congrats on your race - love the tutu - so cute! I think the only flavor of honey milk I haven't tried is the strawberry.

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  19. Vanilla!!! And you look super cute in your race pics!!! -Meg

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  20. i love all your pictures and how confident you look. halfs fit you well my love!! =)

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  21. I'd love to try Vanilla! Thank you as always for your race reports!

    Jason
    mons00n1@yahoo.com

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  22. I'd love to try the chocolate kind! Sounds great!!

    shoprunrest(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  23. I liked the coffee flavor at the Expo

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  24. I like DFW too! Based on your review I think I'll have to run this one next year.
    Tried honeymilk for the first time this weekend at a race and loved it. Oooh, coffee flavor sounds Awesome!!!! @Wirelessjake

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  25. I always love your running "outfits" during a race!!

    I vote for vanilla.

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  26. I'd love to try the coffee flavor. Always looking for new running fuel... ;)

    c . j . gibbs @ gmail

    Cheers

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  27. Congrats on the race! I'd love to try the vanilla!
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  28. your outfit is so stinkin' cute, i want to dress up like that for a race soon!

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