November 12, 2010 at 7:47 am
Jared, the Subway guy, finished the New York Marathon last weekend in five hours, 13 minutes, 28 seconds. I’m trying to remember the last time I spent over five hours doing anything constantly, and the only things I can come up with is sleeping. And most nights little kitty paws or meows wake me up pleading for food before I can get that much continuous sleep. So, big props to Jared!
It’s also time for the second-to-last Commit to Fit giveaway Subway has been running in association with Jared’s goal to run the marathon. This one is about famous athlete inspirations, and I was given the choice of a prize pack associated with one of these athletes:
- Michael Phelps
- Tab Ramos
- Ryan Howard
- Nastia Liukin
- Laila Ali
I’ve got to be honest and admit that I only recognized Michael Phelps and Laila Ali. I was 50% sure Nastia Liukin was a gymnast, so that puts my recognition rate at exactly 50%, which is an F. I’m sure they’re all fine athletes, especially since they’re part of a Subway giveaway and my ass is not. I also have to admit, picking an athlete was sort of exhilarating since I didn’t know what prize would come with each one. (Well, I could make a decent guess, but I don’t think I’d look that great in Michael Phelps’ Speedo.) I felt like I was on Let’s Make a Deal and I was trying to chose between door number one or door number two. I decided on Laila Ali because 1) She was on Dancing with the Stars and 2) She hosted American Gladiators. Yes, I consider both of those things to be pluses.
The prize that came with choosing Laila as my athlete inspiration was a pair of pink Everlast boxing gloves, a $5 Subway card, a Laila Ali sticker/trading card, and a paper lunch bag with her picture on it (which I just now realized I forgot to photograph, but I’m too lazy to re-photograph the whole set, which is probably another reason why I’m not an athlete inspiration). The closest I’ve ever gotten to boxing is when I took a TurboKick aerobics class. Before I got this prize, Ild never put on a pair of boxing gloves. Unexpectedly, it was sort of fun to
lace up velcro up and start punching doors and walls. (Don’t tell the landlord.) However, I think any joy I experienced punching inanimate objects would have quickly dissipated if someone actually hit me. (Not the face! Not the face!) I was going to take a photo of me wearing the gloves with my hands up in a guard position, but I do not have the dexterity to program the camera to take my picture while I’m wearing boxing gloves, so you’ll just have to leave that one to your imagination.
If you’d like to enter for a chance to with this prize package, leave a comment on this entry telling me who your athlete inspiration is. It doesn’t have to be anybody on that list. You must be a US resident to enter. The contest ends at 11:59pm on Monday, November 15, 2010. Winner will be drawn randomly. For more information about the Commit to Fit program and for a chance to win up to $26,200, visit the Subway Facebook page. You’d better hurry on that one, though, because their contest ends on the 14th!
In other news, Diane from New Hampshire was the winner of the last giveaway for a $25 Subway gift card. Congrats, Diane!
Disclosure: All prizes listed in this post were provided for free.