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Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge

The 3rd annual Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge is here!! We have had over 120 participants for the last two years and I expect even more this year. The goal of HBBC is to provide a little additional motivation to stay active and make good choices throughout the holiday season. The stats say the average American may gain at LEAST 5lbs…but even if you gain 2lbs and don’t lose it that adds up each year.

WHY PARTICIPATE??
A. We had an awesome time! The involvement from everyone and encouragement is amazing.
B. It kept folks from gaining holiday poundage
C. Some seriously good prizes…Sweaty Bands, Once Again Nut Butter, Lara bar, New Balance Shorts, Oiselle Running tank, CEP socks, green teas, yoga bag…to name a few…more details to come.

HBBC Rules
1 Point per mile (run/walk/snowshoe)
1 Point per 3 miles biked
1 Point per 20 minutes of weight lifting, Pilates, yoga, stretching or abs
1 Point per 15 minutes of low impact cardio (i.e. aerobics, easy biking)
1 Point per 10 minutes of high impact cardio (spin, kickbox, etc)
1 Per day where you reach a minimum of 7 servings of fruits and veggies

Challenge will run from Nov 20 to Jan 7…this helps to cover you for the major holidays!

Additional points: Because I am all about taking care of your entire mind, body, soul connection there will be additional posts/questions where you can earn points throughout the challenge.

STANDARD FAQS
Examples of counting points:
1 hour cross training class of weights and cardio: 2 points weights and 2 points cardio.
1 hour cross country skiing: 4
Why is it weighted towards running? The majority of readers are runners looking for added holiday motivation…and it’s my blog. :)
I don’t have a blog can I participate: Yes, but as noted in tracking points there must be some method for us to see what you’re doing. Daily Mile, Facebook, etc.

TRACKING POINTS
Keep track of your points through whatever means you'd like...just be honest. I will provide a Google Doc for everyone to enter their points and see how others are doing. The upside is it can inspire you and the downside is some folks get tempted to cheat. Based on an issue we had in year one, I will probably need to ask for proof of some sort if the winner blows us all out of the water.

PRIZES
Prizes are clearly the second best part of this challenge…the first is eating those holiday treats and knowing you won’t be putting on a single pound to start 2011. Complete prize details will be coming soon. Possible ways to win:

1. Total points prize
2. Randomly drawn winners

SIGN UP
Sign up now (here) to participate in the the 2010 Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge and then bookmark the spreadsheet so you can be sure to keep updating your points!
For some additional points right off the bat spread the word to get others involved:
+1 Tweet or FB
+2 Post the logo to your blog
HolidayBootieBuster

Button Code (paste in your side bar under HTML and it will show and link the logo):
<a href=http://runtothefinish.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-bootie-buster-challenge.html><img src="http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr64/acb8d2/HolidayBootieBuster.jpg%22 border="0" alt="HBBC Logo"></a>

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109 comments:

Jogging with Fiction said...

I'm trying to sign up, but the spreadsheet won't allow me to edit! Is anyone else having trouble?

Jenna Renee said...

The spreadsheet won't let me input anything! I want to join in, but I cannot add my name and blog! Help!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Yep. The google doc will not allow editing. And of course, we all want to sign up! ;-)

Rene' said...

I have been trying to sign up, but the spreadsheet won't allow to insert. I did post on my facebook page and then I put it on my blog. I think that is 3 points:)

Jess said...

Haven't tried the Google Doc yet, but yea I'm so pumped for this its not even funny!

Jenna Renee said...

I have a question... if this doesn't start till Nov 20, does that mean we cannot start getting points until then, right?? So we cant count putting it on our blog, etc.

Tanya said...

I'm in and signed up.

Aimee said...

I'm so in! How fun!! :)

Marlene said...

So excited!!! I tweeted (do I go ahead and add a point?)

Will add the button tomorrow. Woohoo!!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

yeah! I'm excited already. Now how to fit it all in without my awesome Army son's help. ugh, it's going to be way too many runs on the treadmill. ;-)

Nobel4Lit said...

http://acaseoftheruns.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-bootie-buster-challenge-2010.html

Thanks for keeping me accountable!

Katie H said...

Hooray! I am so in! Off to post the badge on my sidebar :)

Laurie said...

I signed up and put the button on my blog. The button code didn't work at first but after a little code tweaking it seems to now... not sure if others will have trouble or not. I'm really excited about this because my last "big" race is the 20th and this will provide me with the motivation I need for after that. Thanks!

Meredith said...

SO SO SO excited!! Just what I need!

Lori Lynn said...

I posted the logo on my blog. I'm in to participate!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

So excited!!

cheerfulrunner said...

Yippee! I'm so excited. Signed up and the logo is on my blog. This challenge and the 10K I signed up for on 01/02 should keep me in check for the holidays. :-)

Michelle said...

I like it! I'm in! Will post the logo on my blog!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

I'm definitely in!! Great idea!

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Kyra said...

This is a fantastic idea! I'm signed up and about to go put the button on my blog!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

I tweeted twice, I added button to blog, I'm ready for my 2nd year. Do you have the spreadsheet from last year? Would like to review my stats and placing. :) Got a bigger bootie to bust this year. (not really) but I want to bust some of what always seems to hang around.

Julie said...

HOORAY! This is just what I need right now!

Alanna said...

Signed up and have the button on my blog (running42km.blogspot.com). Really excited - I'm having a motivational crisis, so I just need to hang on until the 20th!

proudpatriot07 said...

I signed up and listed my blog (because I want people to see and read it... shameless self promotion, I know), but I actually plan to track my points on daily mile. Is that cool?

Amy Lauren

teacherwoman said...

i am so on with this... like donkey kong! Can't wait!

Book Worm Runs said...

This sounds like so much fun!! Great idea! :o) I pasted the button on my blog and will post about it as well. Thanks for putting this together :o)

Twila and Kris said...

I just signed up! This is just what I needed to get me to the new year when I start training for my next marathon.
I am putting this on my blog and I facebooked it : )

Twila

fancy nancy said...

Yahoooo! I'm so glad to see this back! I need it now!!!

fancy nancy said...

I put it on my blog and on facebook!

Badgergirl said...

Yay! Count me in!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

I am in - for the second year!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Okay, this is awesome...your blog is such a great motivation. I'm signed up but will probably not earn as many points as I would if I wasn't coming back from a serious injury but hey, I can handle being in the back of the pack. I probably won't be winning any points. :( :)

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

fun challenge:) i don't think I can track it w/all the mayhem of the season, but I'll def keep it in my mind and post it on my blog to pass along;-)

Amy said...

I'm IN! And so excited!

Laura said...

YEAH!! I loved this last year. I'm in.

Christa said...

I just signed up!! What a great way to keep us motivated over the busy holiday season

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

I'm in! :D I'll put the logo up and tweet about it soon!

The Happy Runner said...

YAY!!! I really need this :-)
I signed up, tweeted and I'm grabbing your button.

Denise said...

oooh, i'm ready to kick some butt!!

Elizabeth said...

Signed up and button on my blog

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Wow!! This sounds like a great challenge! I'm in!

Nitmos said...

Good luck with your contest but the holiday season is the one time of year where I get inactive and make horrible food choices.

Laura said...

I'm in!!!

Morgan said...

Alright count me in! Lord knows I'll need some motivation once it starts snowing here!!! Please send some sunshine my way!!!

Katie said...

I am all signed up! Keep that bootie wee!

Katie A. said...

Just tweeted about it! AND I added the logo! Can't wait! Thanks again girlie!

Hunnybee said...

Signed up! I heard about this last year and am happy I get to join in this year.

Katie Mac said...

Awesome I'm in!

Amanda said...

I'm in! printing the rules right now.

run4may said...

I'm in as well! Posted the button on my blog +2

Katie said...

Posted on my blog!

Whitney said...

Sounds like fun...I'm in and have put the button onto my sidebar.

JenniferLeah said...

Sounds fun! Count me in :) and will put the button on my blog!

Laura said...

I posted on my blog! http://milestocali.blogspot.com

Abby said...

I love that snow-shoeing got a little love :)

I'm very excited for a December without training, but that doesn't mean I'll be sedentary, so count me in! It'll definitely help me get back into a rhythm with stretching and core work.

Kitzzy said...

What a great idea! I was really diligent last year and managed to lose weight all through the holidays while training for a marathon. I'm not training for one now, but will need all the help I can get staying on track. I'm in!

The Jesse said...

I'm very excited to do this again this year!!! I posted on my blog this morning about it.
http://thejesseblogs.blogspot.com/2010/11/lacking-motivation.html

Jess said...

I'm in sounds like a good time!!

Simona said...

First day of snow: time to take on a seasonal challenge! I'm in.

lindsay said...

I posted on my blog: funnysmartandimportant.blogspot.com!

shutterbugshann said...

This sounds awesome, I'm in! I will write up a blog about it this evening.
http://shutterbugshann.livejournal.com

Tricia said...

Had to put the link into a blog post as my free blog doesn't allow me to post it into my sidebar, does that qualify for 2 points?

Amy said...

I want to sign up! how do i do that exactly?

ty said...

So ridiculously excited :)

Brenda said...

I am in, button is on my blog and linked to on facebook.

slowly growing old together said...

I'm in, too. Will get the button on my blog and facebook like before the day is over. Thanks for organizing, Becky

April said...

count me in! Just signed up! I missed it last year and I'm excited I made it this year!

Jen said...

Sounds like just what I need. Especially the points for the veggies!

runningwithababyonboard said...

looking forward to this. thanks!

Kirstie said...
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Kirstie said...

I'm in. Posted the button to my blog put I'm getting the red X. Can anyone share the code for the button that is working?

Suzi said...

I'm in! I just posted the button on my sidebar and I'm heading over to tweet about it now.

Jenn of PersonalFitCoach.com said...

Great idea. I am totally in and will post to my blog and my facebook friends. Hope others join us too!

Katy said...

I am in! I'm a new follower, I am signed up and ready to go!

Kellie said...

I'm in! Excited to do this since I missed out on the PR Challenge!

Yllsa said...

New follower here - great idea! Count me in!

Kelly said...

New to your blog! Just signed up and I am so excited to stay healthy this holiday season!

Xenia said...

What is the deadline for signing up? I'm a natural born procrastinator and need to make sure I leave things like this to the last minute. ;)

Journey2Goal said...

I just posted a blog post on the challenge!

Journey2Goal said...

I put the challenge on Facebook!

She'la said...

I'm in and I posted it on Facebook!!

Starfire said...

I'm totally in - I've tweeted and FBed the link too

BOBBI McCORMICK said...

I am so in this year!!! Would you be up for doing a little commercial (guest post) about this on my blog. I am not doing the POTM challenge this year and I think there would be a lot of my readers that would love to be involved?!!!

akjenniekt said...

I just signed up :)I was just wondering - I put the logo on my sidebar but the HTML address shows up with the logo, do you by anychance know how to change that?
Looking forward to the challenge;)!

Kadie said...

Great idea! Looking forward to it!

Crystal said...

does a 5k the night before thanksgiving count as a turkey day activity?

Liz said...

Just what I needed! All signed up and ready to go, but...need to try not to spend too much "butt time" checking out all the other participants' blogs!!!

Nej said...

Count me in!!!

Amy Ramos said...

I just added myself. I am in!!!

Nicole said...

Sign me up sign me up!!!

Valerie Ceballos said...

so excited!! This will definitely be fun since I'm training for a marathon :)

Erin said...

I have a feeling that this is the incentive and accountability that I need to make it thought the holidays healthy!!! So excited!!

crewser said...

I love the idea of a holiday challenge...this is just what to stay active and healthy during the holidays!

Alma said...

Yes, this is exactly what I need! Found you through Awaken the Strength. Lots of people signed up!

Stars24 said...

I'm in. Just signed up.

Fran said...

I'm in! I will sign up now and post it later today on my blog.

Anonymous said...

I just signed up. Thanks for taking the time to do this!

Marie G
mgaltier@yahoo.com

Beth said...

What a great idea! I just signed up. Thanks!

Kris said...

I signed up and posted on my blog! Thanks for doing this.

hannahviolin said...

I just signed up and am going to post on the blog. I think I did it correctly...spreadsheets are not my forte. Sounds like fun!

Tales from the Back of the Pack said...

VERY COOL! I haven't done something like this since my Weight Watchers days! So excited to participate, I rock at these kinds of challenges!

destinationathlete said...

Is it too late to enter?? I just heard about this!

Jana said...

Thank you for the challenge! Because of this I made it through Holiday number 1 without gaining weight! :) I am pretty sure this challenge motivated me to run 10 miles on thanksgiving and do an hr of strength/stretching. :)

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Carrie said...

What do all the colors mean on the spreadsheet?

saucony running shoes said...

Sounds very interesting...

Nan said...

Loving it!! But apparently I'm illiterate :) I didn't catch the difference between the high impact and low impact cardio. Had to go back and redo my numbers. Yay for having a workout calendar!!! Most of my cardio is high impact, and I was shorting myself :(

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