On Sunday I was invited to attend a Best Damn Race blogger event. Nick who runs the Best Damn Race invited bloggers from the area that had participated in this year’s race and blogged about it to come to a little thank you party. The party was held at FitNiche in Hyde Park and was a lot of fun!
We started out the night with a 3 mile run along Bayshore. Even though I was feeling my run from the day before (damn those hills!) I really wanted to head out along Bayshore with the group. Holy crap was it hot! Why did I agree to run at 5 in the afternoon? About a mile in my legs had another idea. Booo. I walked for a bit and then rejoined the group when they were headed back my way. Nick decided was super awesome and hung back with me so I wouldn’t get lost on the way back. It was very nice of him and it gave us a chance to talk more about the race and some potential new stuff for 2014. I can’t tell you what we talked about, but believe me it is SUPER exciting. As soon as I can share with you I will 🙂
Once we got back to the store we had a chance to visit with other bloggers and enjoy some wine (sponsored by FitNiche) and chocolates (sponsored by Ashworth Artisan Chocolate). That definitely made up for the awful run I’d just returned from. I really enjoyed meeting some of the ladies behind the blogs that I read and I also found some new ones to start reading. You would be AMAZED at how many ladies from the Tampa area blog about running!
They did some giveaways (I won a pair of Boston Bill sunglasses) and we all got some pretty awesome goodie bags as well. One of the best things in the goodie bags were $20 gift certificates for FitNiche. I went ahead and spent mine during the party since I’m not local to the store. I was able to pick up 2 flavors of Nuun (which I’ve been wanting to try for awhile), some Sport Beans, and some Gu chomps. I’ve never been one of those runners that brings along snacks when I run, so I thought I would give them a try.
Thanks to Nick from BDR I have an extra goodie bag to give away to one lucky reader! The goodie bag includes a water bottle from Sports Authority, a water bottle from Outspokin Bicycles, a coozie from Milestone Sports, an Artic Ease cryotheray wrap, GU energy gel, a free meal from Fitlife foods, AND a $20 gift certificate for FitNiche!
Just leave a comment below with what you would use your $20 gift certificate for at FitNiche to be entered. I will pick a winner on Friday, July 5th.
If you are interested in signing up for any of the BDR races for 2014 (5k, 10k, or 1/2 marathon), you can save $5 by using code BDRBLOG when you register.
Disclaimer: I paid for my race entry this year and have all ready paid for my entry for 2014. This party was just a thank you to those of us who blogged about the race after the fact. All opinions regarding BDR are my own.