Because it’s cold: Garmin FR910XT Giveaway


Tonight (well, last night by time you read this), I was running.  It seems like I’m always running.  It was cold.  Now to think of it, it seems like I’m always running in the cold too.

Though not as cold as many of you have had over the past few days.  I’m going to Stockholm on Sunday night for a few days, and I see it’s cold there too.  I told my boss I wanted to go somewhere warm next.  Instead, he signed me up for something in Ukraine. It says it’s –11*C there right now (12*F).  Not warm.

The point being, I was cold on tonight’s run. And that’s all that matters.  And because it was cold (for me, and thus probably you), I’m going to give you a reconciliation prize: A Garmin Forerunner 910XT

Well, not all of you.  That would be a lot of FR910XT’s to give away.  More than I have.

In case your wondering about my reconciliation prize, I ate cookies. Chocolate chip in case you were wondering.

This time to enter the giveaway:

Just drop me a quick line or two about your coldest run.  Or, if you’re not a runner, then cycling.  Or failing that, swimming.  And failing that…well…work with me here, ok?  It can even be a blurry cold memory – just like the self-portrait I took tonight…

Some of you said in the survey there wasn’t enough self-portraits these days on the blog.  See, gotta be careful on what you ask for.


Entries will be accepted through Sunday night, 11:59PM Eastern time (January 27th, 2013).  I’ll be giving away one FR910XT with heart rate strap.   Winner will be chosen at random and announced on roughly Tuesday (unless I freeze to death in Sweden first).

This giveaway is sponsored by Clever Training, which I semi-recently announced a partnership with.  As you probably remember, by picking up sports technology gadgets from Clever Training you support the site.  And on top of that, all DC Rainmaker readers get an exclusive 10% off all products they sell (basically every sports tech company/gadget/device) using coupon code DCR10BTF (along with the link above).  And most of all, you support the site in a big way – so I appreciate it!

Note, if you’re US Active Duty Military – you can submit your entry via e-mail instead (CLOSED NOW).  Note that this is ONLY for Active Duty military.  No fashion models or horse whisperers allowed via this method.  Mmmkay?  Thanks all!


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  1. Greg Livingston

    My coldest run was probably two years ago, at the St Patrick’s Dash in Jamestown, NY. I typically stick to the treadmill until the weather get’s warmer!

  2. Matt Amargo

    25F run in Chicago during Thanksgiving. For a San Diego, CA boy that was a bit chilly, especially since all i was wearing was shorts and a old race t-shirt.

  3. Stephanie Girling

    I live in San Antonio, TX so running in the “cold” is a very relative term!! I will, however, NEVER forget my very first 1/2 marathon. It had been in the 70’s the day prior (and week prior) and a cold front happened to slip on in over night. I’ll never forget waiting (as a newbie I was in one of the last corrals) in below freezing weather. I hit my “bite me” zone before we even started!!

  4. Jon

    Coldest run was durning a midwestern December night. I wasn’t dressed for it and it started raining / sleeting and I FROZE!

  5. sgs

    Does mildly cool early morning Louisiana swamp fog count? If so, I’m in!

  6. Coldest so far… had to be about 55 degrees and windy, about two weeks ago. I meet a friend after work to run three times a week and I didn’t have time to run home first. I wasn’t dressed for the cold at all – and we cut the run short because we were both freezing. It had been 80 degrees the day before, and we expected more of the same. Yes, we are spoiled in Florida.