Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sick Day (s) and A Passport for Change Giveaway!

So here I am, week one of my 70.3 training and guess what?  I'm sick.  Go figure.  I knew I was fighting something on Monday but I didn't feel bad.  I was just sneezing and stuffed up.  No aches, pain, fever or chills, nothing.  I went to bed early hoping I'd feel better Tuesday morning.  I did.  Sort of.  So I hopped on my bike and did my 1 hour ride.  I felt strong, my heart rate wasn't high (usually an indication for me that something is off) and I had plenty of energy.  Sure I was still sneezing and stuffed up but I felt ok otherwise.  That changed around 2:00 in the afternoon yesterday.  I thought some Neo Citran and another good night's sleep would help but I feel worse today than I have the last two days.  Booo.  I missed my run & weight workout yesterday and I missed my swim this morning.  Double boo.  Coach said I could pick up with easy effort stuff tomorrow if I feel better.  Fingers crossed!!

On to the FUN part of today's post!  I have a giveaway happening!  I am a little bummed that I can't attend this event but now that I know about it, I'll watch for next years.   Tonic Magazine has put together what sounds like a really interesting event. 

Disclaimer:  I was approached by Tonic Magazine to attend this show but due to a previous engagement, I am unable to attend.  So, the amazing folks at Tonic have provided me with not ONE but TWO VISA passes (a $90 value) to The Passport For Change Event that is happening this Sunday (Jan 12th) at Artscape at Wychwood Barns in Toronto.

Exactly what is Passport for Change?  It is a one day self-directed and personalized event, that combines seminars, social media support and elements of “speed-dating” into a one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen consumer experience where we will provide people who are looking for change with the tools they’ll need to fulfill their resolution goals for the coming year.  Unlike other consumer shows where you may wander around from booth to booth somewhat aimlessly, this is an event that you can completely tailor to yourself and your needs.  On the day of the show you can have as many as 8 six minute, one-on-one “Speed Meetings” as you’d like to schedule with the experts you think can help you achieve your health, fitness and wellness goals for the coming year.  If you've always wanted to talk to a Life Coach, now's your chance.  Or perhaps you were interested in speaking with a holistic nutritionist about your diet.  Here's your opportunity!  There will also be 20 minute "open" talks on a variety of health and wellness issues that you can sit in on in between your speed meetings.  Of course there will also be a wide array of vendors, carrying everything from supplements to food (Neal Brothers & Rise Kombucha are just a couple) as well as other health and wellness related items and services.  

Some of the guest speakers include Kathleen Trotter, personal trainer, Globe & Mail Columnist and Huff Post Blogger as well as my favourite, Dr. Bryce Wylde, Alternative Medicine Health Expert.


 The Visa pass is a $45 value that covers you for up to 8 six minute appointments with any of the experts listed on the Passport for Change website.  There are personal trainers, natural health practitioners, transformational coaches as well as life coaches.  It's a fantastic opportunity to connect with people that can help you reach your goals in 2014 and you get to bring a friend with you!

In addition you will also receive a sample pack of vitamins from Vitapath.

Now that's a whole lot of awesome, don't you think? 

The rules:  Contest is open to residents of Ontario, however you are responsible for your own transportation to and from the event.  

How do you enter?  Easy....

1.  Leave a comment telling me who you'd most like to meet with at the event.
2.  Follow Tonic Magazine on twitter and leave a comment telling me you did.  Include your twitter handle.
3.  Follow me on twitter and leave a comment telling me you did.  Include your twitter handle.

That's it!  Winner will be chosen the morning of Friday January 10th via random.org and announced on the blog.

Happy Hump Day folks! 
 
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