You guys know that I run with the Nike+ sensor in my shoe. It links with a receiver in my iPod which uploads to the Nike website and keeps track of all my stats. There is a whole Nike+ community that hangs out and does little competitions and stuff. I've entered into a few of them (never won) just to participate and have a little extra motivation.
Once in a while the Nike company sponsers a competition and offers prizes. I've done a bunch of these, but the one for March was actually a real challenge: 50 miles in 3 weeks. Luckily, we're training for this-here marathon and Stephan and I actually did run 50 miles in 3 weeks. Almost 2,000 people qualified for the drawing.
And then I got this in my email.
"Hi Nike+ Runner
Congratulations! You’re a Winner in the Nike+ ‘In Like a Lion’ Challenge on NikePlus.com!
As a result of your hard work, you’ve won a pair of Nike Lunar Haze running shoes that are compatible with Nike+!"
Once I replied to the email the following was posted the the Nike Running website:
I'm so excited!! I won something!! Not only that, but the shoes should be here a few weeks after the race, so it's an amazing reward for me!! La la la! Exciting!