Worthy of the Prize {Giveaway}

UPDATED WITH WINNERS:  Congratulations to Kristina Z. (comment 6) and Julie (comment 7)


I downloaded Couch to 5k the other day.

I’ve completed the first week (3 days).

I don’t even know who I am anymore. I’m sore and achy and I miss my couch.

I’m not really interested in running a race (Mr. Welch) and I don’t care about my time or even pace.  I’m just interested in finishing.

Life is a lot like a race. We fall down and get back up. The key is in continuing. Our Christian life is compared to a race in the Bible:

In a race, all the runners run but only one gets the prize. Run in such a way as to get the prize! Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever! {1 Corinthians 9:24-25}

Of course, my tangible prize is sweet tea. But I do look good in crowns.

Worthy of the Prize is a ministry that uses sports as a way to reach people for Christ as well as encourage us in the journey. They have provided each of our Mercy House moms with a set of Fit Cards to help them learn Scripture. You can clip these cards on your keychain, bag, etc. and carry them with you while you are out so you can pray, memorize scripture and do devotionals while walking the neighborhood, sitting in the carpool line, etc…the prayer cards are great for praying the biblical virtues over your children, you can insert their names into the guided prayers.

Today, Worthy of the Prize is offering TWO of my readers:

1 Ta Dot Fit Band {wristlet keychain}, 1 Set of Fit Cards {winner’s choice – either prayer, scripture-memory or devotional} and a copy of the book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps.

About the Book: Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps is a church’s guide to implementing an effective, community-reaching Christian sports camp. Any church can use it as a community outreach or on mission – it would be like buying VBS curriculum and running it at your church, but instead of doing crafts, you learn basic skills in your sport and biblical truths and also hear the gospel message.
Please leave a comment if you’d like to win!
This giveaway will end Thursday.


  1. 1


    I’ve just been waiting for temps above freezing and snow melting (I’m in central Minnesota!) to give the Couch to 5K program another shot. Last summer I got stuck on Week 3 for 3 weeks and petered out after that. With all that has happened in the last several months, and with my son just wanting to be able to run again, I have more determination this time!
    I love cards like that, I’ve made some homemade sets over the years. Such a great way to sneak in a few minutes of memory work here and there while out and about!
    Let me know how Week 4 goes, k? 😀

  2. 8

    Susan Hight says

    Good morning! I hope your sister in law is improving. These cards would be awesome! Thanks, Susam

  3. 9

    Jo says

    These are perfect for busy moms what a great idea! In may I will be a mom of two and realizing thatbi need to be healthy for them I really need some encouragement to get back to walking every day! Thank you for the opportunity to win! I love this blog thank you formal ofnyr insights!

  4. 14


    Very cool! I haven’t seriously worked at memorizing scripture since AWANAS (woot woot!) but I think perhaps it’s time to get back into it! Still praying for your family!

  5. 19

    Emily says

    My youngest is almost six weeks old = I get to work out again!!! I would love a little packet of verses and prayers–such a good way to use the time while nursing or anything else.

  6. 21

    Deanna says

    I need to start running again (or attempting to). My 13 month old is going to stop/slow down on the nursing one of these days and I need to add exercise back in so weight gain doesn’t happen. :-)

  7. 25

    Brooke says

    Brilliant! Great contest that is a benefit to not only the winner, but those around him/her. What a good idea!

  8. 26


    I’m in. Keep with the app– I started as a runner and told I am a competitive athlete and I love it. All because I fell in love with running. (And now I pay for it in tight abductors as well.)

  9. 28


    I NEED to do Couch to 5K, but I’d rather read those devotional cards while I have five minutes of quiet time in-between laundry and being a referee to the kids.

  10. 29

    Michelle says

    I did C25K when I was first pregnant and was able to run until I was 29 weeks pregnant. I just started again after 2 years off and it’s surprisingly not that bad the second go round. My tip is to not skip days–make your self run no matter what and don’t repeat weeks. I just finished week 5 where it goes from 2, 8 minute runs to 1, 20 minute run and I thought I would die but I didn’t! You can do it!

  11. 31

    Dana says

    This is a wonderful idea and a great way to sneak God into any spare moment you have. I would love to have these to gain more spiritual guidance into my life everyday.

  12. 33



    Also, I missed reading yesterday’s post…..I’m saying a prayer for you SIL and your family right now!
    God reign down your healing!

  13. 34

    Cheri says

    Love to walk and often I tend to have long conversations with God during this time. These are perfect as I am always looking for something to help me keep scripture close.

  14. 35

    Tamara says

    My daughters softball season is about to start. Which means alot of time outside at practices. Which means alot of time to couch to 5k. What great inspiration!

  15. 36

    Sylvia says

    I’ve just completed day one of the Couch to 5K and I’m so sore I can’t stand it! When did I get this old and out of shape?!?
    I do love this giveaway. My family needs to start working on scripture memory together and I think this would be great!

  16. 37

    Debra says

    My boys love sports! Would love a chance to win these cards! What a great way to help pray for your kids!

  17. 38

    Jeannette says

    I like to take my running time to pray. Adding some scripture memorizing might help take my mind off the pain in my legs!

  18. 45


    OMG this is RIGHT ON TIME! Our pastor is pushing us to start a sports program at our church and this would be sooo helpful to me and my husband. I’m gonna check out the book, and I love the idea of the cards, why haven’t I thought of that before???

  19. 46

    Abby Pedersen says

    WAY TO GO Kristen!! You can do it! I ran my first 5K a couple of years ago and now I haven’t stopped running and totally love it!! The giveway looks lush! :) Good luck!

  20. 50


    I love reading your blog. I actually stumbled on it the other day through pinterest.com. I re-pinned a couple of your date night ideas :) I love how you are so real with your readers, and how you always project hope, even when your legs are screaming and you miss your couch :) I am looking forward to reading your book…

  21. 52

    Melissa says

    Would love the cards! My 8year old daughter and I are memorizing abc scripture cards we found on line and are up to ‘m’. We’ll be needing some new ones soon☺

  22. 54

    Tina says

    Would love to have those cards, have tried carrying verses with me, these would be so much more handy.

  23. 57


    I’m married to a runner but the whole idea is so intimidating to me! I’m impressed you even downloaded couch to 5k! I’d love to win these cards… always looking for another way to memorize Scripture! This is awesome… thanks!

  24. 59


    I would absolutely love to win!!! I love Worthy of the Prize!

    You have my total support & encouragement on your couch to 5K journey! I started & completed C25K Oct of 2010 & since then have kept up witih running & am training for a Half Marathon in June. I NEVER EVER EVER thought I’d run 10 minutes, much less 13 miles but the program is amazing! :) Good luck & have fun!

  25. 60

    Rachelle says

    I always pick out a new devotional the day following my birthday. You have amazing timing… Thursday is my birthday!!!!

  26. 61


    Way to go for starting the program! I’m 32 days into trying to get myself off the couch more and adding more activity into my days. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great prize…seems like very good timing for me. I could benefit from all the encouragement I can get. :)

  27. 63

    Megan G. says

    Awesome! Hang in there!

    I’m always writing scripture on post its and index cards – I’d love a set like this. And the book looks really neat!

  28. 65


    These are awesome! Running has always been a huge stress reliever for me and I have had some of my best, most honest and open moments with God while out running. I haven’t been able to run for a long time now—due to schedule, cold weather and a newborn. Hopefully soon, I can get back at it. Thanks for sharing that book too. We are just taking over a youth ministry that needs a lot of help (which only God can give) and this may be a great way to get more community involvement.

  29. 67

    Stephanie S says

    Great giveaway! Even if I don’t win, I plan to buy some fit cards. What a great idea and it would make a great gift.

  30. 71

    Rach says

    I am ever becoming more aware of my need of grace, and therefore my need for God’s Word to be forever on my heart and near at hand, so I’d love these!

  31. 74

    Joy says

    I have checked out their site many times. I would love to win some cards to help me memorize as I work out!

  32. 75

    Jenny says

    My kids are so good at memorizing scripture for AWANA I need to become more motivated to do so. These look like a great tool! Thanks for sharing.

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