Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Challenges, exchanges and other fun stuff

There are so many fun initiatives going on in the blogging/cyber world at the moment - love it!!  I thought I'd share some of my favourites:


The Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge is hosted by Amanda at Run to the Finish and encourages and motivates participants to keep moving and eating healthfully over the holiday season.  Points are awarded for daily fitness activities, as well as eating a minimum of seven portions of fruit and veg daily - something I'm currently excelling at as a result of a) my pregnancy beetroot cravings and b) my undying love for watermelon! 

Being almost seven months pregnant, I'm embarrased to say that I'm racking up most of my points by eating (healthfully, at least!)...  At least there's one or two (lonesome) activity points in there too.  My points for Week 1 (19 - 25 November 2011): Bonus points: 2; Fruit & Veggie points: 6; and Activity points: 1.  Total after Week 1: 9.

2.  Holiday Card Exchange 2011

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls is hosting a holiday card exchange where participating bloggers are divided into groups of 4 or 5 and each member of the group sends each other member of that group a holiday card (plus a small little something, something extra, should they wish to do so).

Living in the sticks, I planned ahead and have already purchased my cards last weekend (when I was visiting another town, located almost in the sticks, but not quite in the middle of it).  I may or may not have snuck a small little African something into each envelope along with the cards... ;)  Can't wait to send them off!

Jill over at Run With Jill is hosting her second annual Holiday Blogger Gift Exchange, where each participant sends their appointed exchange buddy a gift of at least $10.  Sending and receiving running schwag (hopefully!!!) to and from a fellow runnerd?  Yes, please!  (Just hope my parcel reaches the other side of the planet before the start of the 2012 gift exchange...!)

I was so excited about joining Team Tough Chik!  Unlike other clubs and teams, where membership is usually limited by location or performance, this one invites tough chiks of all shapes, sizes, locations and abilities to join in the fun - love it!

After purchasing a (discounted) cloting package of choice (there different packages for each of the following disciplines: running/active; cycling and triathlon), members are requested to participate in one race in their Team Tough Chik apparrel during 2012 and then blog, tweet and post all about it!  The pro's are numerous: 15% discount on Tough Chik purchases throughout 2012; a box full of sponsor's/fan's goodies; plus of course an opportunity to interact and share fun times with fellow Tough Chiks!  What's not to love?

Interested ladies have until 1 January 2012 to join and team gear is sent out middle-March.  Perfect timing, as my little baby girl should be just about one month old then (!) - great motivation to get back out there and have a ball!

Any other fun initiatives that I'm missing out on??


  1. Thanks for shariNg these. I am in for Jill's gift exchange. Going to sign up for Tough Chik.

  2. Thanks for the shout out! I'm looking forward to putting the groups together this

  3. Thanks for sharing, I only knew the Jill's exchange.


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