Hey everyone! I’m planning to work on my race recap of Saturday’s half marathon soon, but I’ve been pretty busy with my big girl job lately.
I don’t talk about work much, but I’m a technical writer for ACS Technologies, which develops computer software for churches, schools, and organizations. As a technical writer, I update online procedures, write and revise training manuals, and create job aides for our training class participants.
I also prop my feet up and eat lots of ice cream- I even did this when I worked in the office!
Through working in this field for 5 years, I’ve learned the best way to train others is by using stories. When information is presented in a story, training participants such as church administrators can easily relate to and retain that information- so they leave our classes ready to implement new ideas at their church, school, or non-profit organization.
I’ve shared stories from my first 5K in October 2009 to marathon training. I’ve shared my wedding, my honeymoon, several vacations, and my move to Charleston. Each story is different- but each story is meaningful.
That’s why I’m excited for NBC Sports Network’s partnership with the Spartan Race World Championships, where both professional and amateur athletes will toe the starting line for the same obstacle course.
Each athlete trains differently and has a different story to tell, and athletes will share their stories in a 90-minute TV special airing October 19 on the NBC Sports Network.
Personally, I love inspirational sports stories. I loved seeing Spirit of the Marathon II in theatres and watching clips of athletes and their families during the Olympic games. I’ve also read some great books written by former Olympians such as Shawn Johnson and Amanda Beard.
The special airs in October, so you have plenty of time to set your DVR. But- wanna know what’s better than watching athletes compete in the Spartan Race? Competing in one yourself- and not breaking the bank to do it.
That’s why I’m giving away a free entry for a Spartan Race event near you.
Here’s how you can enter. Leave a comment on this post for every entry- Only comments count as valid entries.
- Mandatory: Comment with a story you like to share with friends- it can be a story about life, family, friends, kids, or sports. Personally, I like to tell people how my running club helped me feel at home in Charleston after I moved here. The giveaway is random, so you won’t be judged on your story- I just want to read it!
- Like The Tiny Terror on Facebook.
- Like Reebok Spartan Race on Facebook.
- Follow Reebok Spartan Race on twitter.
I’ll end the giveaway on September 15 at midnight, but if you just can’t wait, use this link to receive 15% off any qualifying race.
Be sure to leave a comment for each entry method you use, and good luck!
Giveaway will run from September 10-15. A winner will be chosen via random.org and notified via email by September 16. The winner must respond 72 hours after they are notified or winnings will be forfeited. Must be 14 years of age or older to enter. The giveaway and promo coupon codes are only good for a race within the continental US.
The free race entry was provided by Reebok Spartan Race; I was not paid for this post.