Monday, May 26 2014 22:10

Giveaway: Win a belVita Prize Pack, and Get Great Tips from Runner's World!

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It's hard to believe that we're five months into 2014 already, and even more hard to believe for this chronically out-of-shape writer is that we're nearly six months into The Rock Father's 2014 Fitness Challenge. It's been slow and steady, but as we approach June, I've lost nearly 25 pounds so far this year... but I'm not just losing weight - I'm getting into shape. Two months ago, I joined a gym and added a four night-a-week workout routine into the mix - and running is a part of that. But before doing anything, I sometimes have to remind myself not to skip breakfast (something I've been known to do as I wrangle the girls in the morning), and something I've enjoyed on occasion are the belVita Breakfast Biscuits. Now, belVita and Runner's World have teamed-up to offer runners of all levels advice to make the most of their morning run, and in turn have partnered with THE ROCK FATHER for a fantastic giveaway to celebrate!

Tips for making the most of your morning run from belVita Breakfast Biscuits and Runner's World
  • belVitaPrep the night before. Set the coffeemaker to brew before you awake and position your alarm clock out of arm’s reach to ensure that you get out of bed to turn it off. To make it even easier to get out of bed and hit the pavement, try sleeping in your running clothes.
  • Make breakfast count. Prepare for your morning run by eating a balanced breakfast. A delicious and convenient option is crunchy belVita Breakfast Biscuits, low-fat Greek yogurt and a piece of fruit. The protein from the yogurt paired with the steady energy from the biscuits provides nutrition to tackle your run. 
  • Run with a friend. Make a commitment to run with a partner in the morning. Not only will doing so decrease the likelihood of canceling a run altogether but it will also help make getting into the habit of working out first thing in the morning easier.
  • Wear the right gear. Wear bright colors from head to toe with plenty of reflective accents in case you are running prior to sunrise. While the sun is most powerful from 12pm-4pm in the afternoon, a hat and sunglasses should still be worn in the morning for extra protection.
  • Relax, and have fun. When running, relax your jawbone, unclench your fists and bring your shoulders down from being hunched around your ears. Not only will doing this free up some of your body’s energy but it will also make you feel more comfortable overall. 
"A balanced breakfast of crunchy belVita Breakfast Biscuits, low-fat dairy and fruit is a great way to equip your body with energy for a morning run. We are excited to work with Runner's World to provide runners of all abilities with helpful tips that can be applied to any morning run, be it a marathon or an easy warm-up around the neighborhood."Scott Marcus, Senior Brand Manager, belVita
Ready for a Chance to WIN a belVita Prize Pack that includes the following?
  • belVita branded backpack
  • Variety of crunchy belVita Breakfast Biscuits
  • Headphones
  • Sunscreen
  • Running socks
  • Workout towel
  • Running headband

Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method - Scroll down and Leave a comment that shares your answer to the following: 

QUESTION: What is one fitness goal that you'd love to achieve?

After that, you can complete social actions for additional, completely optional entries. Please Note: By entering giveaways on The Rock Father, you agree to comply with my fairness policy.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The Fine Print: 

Promotion open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen on, about, or after June 15, 2014, and will be notified via email to obtain their shipping address. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Prize will be provided and shipped by belVita.

1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery of prizing (seriously, probably not that long), The Rock Father is not responsible for any lost or misdirected packages. In the rare occasion that a prize does not arrive (which, sadly, has happened), you have no remedy other than moving on.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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