22 February 2016

Ambassador of the Week and a Giveaway for CLE Marathon Race Entry!

Thanks to Facebook's On This Day application, I discovered that my running anniversary was just about a week ago! It's still sometimes so surreal to think about the fact that I'm a runner. Not just any runner, but a 3x half-marathoner! Trust me, when I stepped on that treadmill for the first time four years ago I had zero expectations for any distance beyond just a mile so to be able to say I'll be running my 4th half-marathon this fall is so amazing. (Even more amazing? I've been using the treadmill these past couple weeks and I don't hate it.)

My first race was the Running With a Mission 5K at the Cleveland Zoo back in June 2012. I came in last place. But instead of letting that deter me, I've become a proud back of the pack runner. I host a podcast dedicated to the back and in July I will once again be presenting at FitBloggin about being a slow runner. I'm also currently writing a memoir about the subject that will be coming out next year.


Right now I'm currently training for the 5K/10K Challenge at the Cleveland Marathon and I am so happy to be back as an Ambassador for the second year in a row. My fellow runners are some amazing, amazing people and I am so grateful they are so supportive of this ol' turtle and even let me join them in the Akron Marathon Relay last fall.

As an Ambassador, I not only get to represent this phenomenal organization, I also get to give away a free race entry!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Entries will be accepted until Sunday, February 28th, 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond. Free race entry is only good for a single distance (5K, 10K, 8K, Half, or Full) and is not eligible for the Challenge Series.

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus


  1. I would love to run the Half again if I win :)

  2. I would run the half marathon! What a great kick-off to the running season for me. Plus, it's my birthday weekend so I can eat tons of cake and not feel guilty!

  3. Congrats on your journey and keep up the great work!! I would be interested in running the marathon...

  4. You. Are. Awesome.

    If I won, I'd pass it along to my brother so he could run the half marathon with my husband whom is already signed up... and is KILLING his training!

  5. I have run the 10K the past two years! Its an awesome race! I might just do the 5k this year but either way I will be there! =)

  6. Good luck with that challenge! I would love to win the marathon entry and I still struggle running back to back days.

  7. I'm in for the full!!

    Loved reading your story! My running story started with a 5k too - look out ! Lol

  8. i would love to run the half again this year but if i win i may have to do the smart thing and step down to the 10K.

  9. I think I would join you for the 5K/10K challenge. The 5K is my favorite distance but I want to redeem myself since my first 10K did not go as well as planned! :)

  10. I would like to run the 10K or the half.
    Sadie B.

  11. I would love to run the half again, I did back in 2013 and it's been a long hiatus since I ran in a race and would like to cut down my time. Maybe someday I can tackle a full!


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