Happy first day of Spring! It sure doesn’t feel like it, especially when you look at the forecast and see a few days with a snowy mixture. But that’s OK! In a few months we’ll be complaining that it’s too hot… so no matter what, Mother Nature can’t win. 🙂

 

***If you are in the NYC-area and are looking for some fun spring races, check out my latest article on Examiner!

The other super exciting part about spring is MARCH MADNESS! Woo woo. Even though I’m no basketball expert, I usually fill out an average of 7 brackets. And I’ve been known to win a few different pools myself. Over the years, I’ve learned that you can’t expect an upset for every single game… although this year may be a little different. There really isn’t a clear-cut “AWESOME” team per say… it’s really up to anyone and how the game is played. Which I think makes it even more exciting!

This year is a little different too because my alma mater is in the tournament… and ranked #11!! (Minnesota Gophers) Of course, a few of my brackets will have them winning it all. (What? Of course, it could happen!)

Speaking of March Madness, my friend Kara is hosting a special March Madness bracket competition to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She is running an Ironman this summer (isn’t she amazing?!) and it’s one of her fundraising efforts. Donate $10, fill out a bracket, cross your fingers and if you win… you get half the pot! Definitely awesome.

Lastly, wanted to share a few fun giveaways and contests:

*** Adora Calcium Supplement is giving away a year-long membership to one fan’s local gym or fitness club of choice. To enter, like on Facebook and enter here.

*** New Balance and NYRR are looking for apparel designs for the upcoming Brooklyn Marathon (5/18). Designs should reflect everything that people love about Brooklyn. Artwork must be submitted by April 5 as a PDF to: brooklynhalf@gmail.com

*** Blue Monkey (coconut chips and coconut water) is hosting “Freebie Fridays” throughout the month of March. More information on its Facebook page.

*** Slim Kicker is hosting a March Madness giveaway… with the top prize being a Bowflex Home Gym system! There are some additional prizes as well.

 

(as you can tell, it’s a rest day… and my mind is kind of all over the place because of it!)

 

Favorite thing about spring? 

Are you into March Madness? Who do you think will win it this year? 



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