Saturday morning, we raced.


Well, I didn’t.  But I helped other’s race.  And for other’s to have 24 hours of freedom.


As I told you last week, I had the privilege of hosting the Run For Their Lives 5k race here in Franklin.


R4TL is a nationwide race put on by Freedom 4/24, an organization that combats sex and human trafficking.  The race registration of $24 covers the cost of “buying” a girl/woman out of the brothels, providing medical care, food and a good nights rest.  This race was held across all 50 states on Saturday.  Our race in Franklin raised a little over $1,000!!  I was blown away by the support and ministry associated with this race!



The race was a huge SUCCESS!!  Travis had a PR, everyone came out to support a great cause, and I got a pretty good workout, marking the course in the wee hours on Saturday morning.

I can’t wait to put it on again next year – I think we’ll have an even greater turnout and some really great sponsors!






Prepping for this race started months and months ago.  I’m just thankful that I had co-hosts and volunteers or it would have been SO much harder!  Friday night, I spent the majority of the evening putting together race packets.  Yes, in my ratty old bathrobe.



The race bibs were recycled and donated.  A Mountain Masochist Trail Run sounds awesome though!

Scott, with Outside PR, was gracious enough to send me a HUGE box of GU samples: Chomps, Brew’s Roctane’s, and GU energy gel’s.  For those not familiar with GU Energy, they produce products aimed at meeting the nutrition needs of athletes during training or racing.  These were actually intended for me to sample and review before my triathlon, but they arrived too late.  Wah, wah.


Fine by me, because it meant I got to use them as goodies for the race packets!!  Everyone was thrilled to try them too!  A win – win.



Hands down, my favorite GU product are the Chomps.  They’re like little gems of energy – like gummy bears, only better!!


I used them to help fuel my half-marathon back in April and they kept me energized WITHOUT making me queasy (a problem I’ve had in the past!).

The Giveaway

Outside PR has offered to send one of my readers a GU Sampler Pack (17 pieces of various GU products)!!  Yahoo!!


To enter:

Leave a comment below telling me your favorite way to fuel before a race/workout.  OR use the word GU in a phrase (like the title of this post).

Bonus Entries: (PLEASE leave separate comments for each one you do!!!) – A Total of FIVE ways to enter!

  • Like GU on Facebook. Leave a comment below telling me that you did.
  • Follow Lindsay’s List on Twitter. Tweet the following: “I’m trying to win a @GUEnergyLabs sampler pack from @lindsays_list: “. Leave a comment below telling me that you tweeted.
  • Like Lindsay’s List on Facebook and share this post (just click the FB Share button at the bottom of the post).   Leave a comment below telling me you did both.
  • Blog about this giveaway!  Leave a comment telling me when you do.

This giveaway will be open until THIS Thursday night, November 3rd @ midnight EST. I will announce the winner (randomly chosen) when I post on Friday.  Have a “GU’d” time entering (sorry, had to)!


To learn more about R4TL, Freedom 4/24 and how you can help combat human trafficking, go here.


OH and don’t forget!!  LAST CALL for Tuesday Trainer TOTAL BODY submissions!!  Come back tomorrow for an awesome workout!


*Items for review and giveaway were provided for free by Outside PR and GU. All opinions are 100% mine and I was not paid for this post.*

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  1. okay – I commented earlier and it is not showing up! sorry if it’s a double (and stuck in spam!?) ;)

    so… I like GU on facebook, told them you sent me, and GIRL, guess what I learned there!!??! a PEANUT BUTTER GU is coming!!! weeee!

  2. I just found your blog tonight after reading Janetha’s post on home workouts–I’m looking forward to incorporating Tuesday Trainer into my gym routine. Your blog is such a great mix of content and humor, I’m glad to have this in my Reader!

  3. Wow! GREAT job, friend! What a meaningful event, and way to go Travis! I don’t have the organizing skills to put on a race – don’t think I’d be GU-ed at it. ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. It’s a gu’d thing there are people like you out there hosting races, or else all of those racers would have nowhere to run. Congratulations on what sounds like I hugely successful event!

  5. Pre-race (or long run) fuel is a small cup of coffee about 1 1/2 hrs beforehand (to clear the ‘system’…ahem), and usually 1/2 a bagel thin w/ Trader Joe’s Sunflower Seed Butter & 1/2 sliced banana.

  6. I already *like* you on FB and I shared this post. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway. I love all things GU as fuel for my long runs!

  7. I *liked* GU on Facebook & told them you sent me =). Congrats on the race on Saturday, and what a great ministry opportunity!

  8. I love this post. you are so awesome for making this race happen, and you should be proud of the money raised – I’m proud of you! :) I also love that your whole family was involved, your kids are lucky to be exposed to your inspiration. <3

    okay, I know I say this every time, but oh my gosh Oh My Gosh ohmyGUgosh I want these! ;)

    my favorite is the gu chomps, too – I LOVE gummi bears and I think these are similar for me, AND give me energy. love it. ;)

  9. Wow – congratulations!! Glad to see the race was such a success, it looks like a LOT of work. :) So awesome that you were able to race $1000 for Freedom 4/24! Trying to get a video together for Tuesday Trainer this week (as soon as I figure out what move to do).