That’s a Wrap

Recap 2017 Miles in November

I really don’t know where to start… No one knows this, but I was hesitant to put this on again, mostly because I wasn’t sure if I would have the time to give it the proper attention. I also like to secure prizes or rewards for you all, and that takes some work on my part too.


Pic cred: Sheryl

I then remembered why I do this, why it was started. It really isn’t about the prizes, but instead, getting your butt out the door and logging extra miles during a busy holiday season. I used this challenge to get moving, it was my lowest mileage month in a long time, but thanks to this group, I got out there and ran 100 miles!

First – I can’t say it enough, thank you! Running can be hard to describe to people who do not partake, however, tell them you found something that motivates and inspires, and suddenly we have people stepping out the door just to walk to the end of the street, get out of bed, and personally push me to host this. Also a HUGE thank you to the sponsors and companies that work with me on this. If you see one of the, let em know you are appreciative too.

Second – Friendship! I was introduced to a new to me local running group. I was also introduced to many new faces. I have a lot of people that “live in my phone,” and while we may never meet in person. It’s great to know I have expanded my friends.


photo courtesy of Ara 

Third – Prizes, I will be in contact about getting these to you.

  • run CRANDIC entry – Monty B (column AO)
  • Aftershokz Trez Titanium headphones – Nicole Vanderlinden (column U)
  • Dunkin Donuts $100 Gift Card – Roy G (column BX)
  • Run/Medal sign – Cindy McCarthy (column CV)

Fourth – Congrats! I know there were struggles along the way, health issues, and just plain life that might have got in the way. However, you pushed yourself to work on a goal. You also might have learned a very important lesson (many runners suck at) listen to your body, no injury is worth it, and live to run another day.

If you have any questions about sponsors, prizes, or this group, please ask me. If you have any complaints, that department opens tomorrow… I kid…but feel free to reach out to me.

What is next? While I can not maintain the group beyond one month, or keep up with another spreadsheet. I encourage you all to post your monthly mileage, a selfie, or motivation in the FB group; this group is open all year round.

Housekeeping – I have contacted those who have asked for a head band or key chain, however there were a few that I have no contact information for. If you are reading this and would still like one, please let me know. 



100 Miles – Week 4 update

This is it, the last week of 100 Miles in November.  I can not believe how fast this month goes by. Hope you are all close to reaching the goals you set forth at the beginning.

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There was some discussion about not meeting the 100 miles. That is totally fine…everyone has a different goal. I really hope you learn that you can fail at something but still feel accomplished, because you tried and did your best. It’s not failure, it’s just learning and living life. Michael said it best “the real purpose of this group was really just to give us all a goal to chase in a tough holiday month.”

There is one last weekly prize, and congrats go to Terry V (CK) for winning the BibRave Trucker hat.

This is where I tell you a little more about BibRave. I have been with BR since April of 2014. They are a race review website, think Yelp – but for runners. If you ran a race and want to tell everyone about it, leave a review. If you are looking to run a race, but can’t decide, search for some thoughts from past participants.

I am also involved as a BibRave Pro. We are ambassadors for Bibrave, in exchange for our race reviews we are given opportunity to run races and even test out some cool products. The program opens up periodically throughout the year, so keep an eye out if you want to apply.

With that… I hope you log all your miles, I will be drawing the grand prize winners this weekend – Dec 2nd – if I remember correctly!!


Once again, thank you for joining!



2017-week 3

100 Miles in November – Week 3 Update

How is it the week of Thanksgiving already? Time flies when you are having fun. Will this week derail your goal?

week 3

The daily posts of photos and workout accomplishments are great, thank you for allowing me to share them.

This week for keeping up to date with mileage there were 2 more Corridor Running shirts awarded. Congrats to Kevin L (K) and Mark D. (AR)

I will have one more BibRave trucker as a prize next week – keep moving!

Reminder for those who have logged at least 100 miles you are eligible for a chance to win one of the grand prizes: $100 Dunkin Donuts gift card, Aftershokz Trekz Titanium, medal rack, or entry into the CRANDIC marathon.

Area happenings:

  • November 23 – Run Turkey Run, Cedar Rapids, IA. 8AM, near Franklin Middle School. Bring anon perishable food item. FREE
  • November 23 – Legend of the Fall, Iowa City, IA. 8AM, trail run. Entry Fee – I will be at this event
  • November 24 – Outdoor Buster 5k/10k run. 15 mi bike ride. Sac & Fox Trail, Cedar Rapids, IA. 10 am Sign up here – FREE!


Halfway to 100

November 15th…

(technically it’s the 16th)

Anyway, it’s halfway to 💯 miles. Are you on track?

Congrats 🎉 to Kelly J (BL) who ran 51 miles the first half of the month. She will be celebrating with her gift certificate to the Iowa River Power CO / Flannigan’s. Thank you Matt for gifting this as a prize and good luck achieving your 100 miles too!!

Make sure to hit up the IRP for Sunday Brunch 🍳 or Flannigan’s to enjoy a cold beer 🍻 while you watch the game. Maybe you run 🏃‍♀️by this restaurant on the path that runs along the river front dining? Either way, check it out…let me know what you eat.

Seriously I can’t believe the month is halfway over.🤦🏻‍♀️

This brings me to slowly working on getting the headbands sent out. Please fill out the follow up response form if you want me to contact you to get a headband, no cost…just a little something extra.  I also am allowing you to snag a key chain too, so if you selected no to a headband and want a key chain – send me a message📬 (FB, twitter, fax, carrier pigeon)

If you haven’t heard from me regarding this, please me patient.

Ok…. keep up with the miles,  hopefully Thanksgiving 🦃doesn’t derail you. If you missed it on FB there is a FREE social run in Cedar Rapids on Thanksgiving, the Run Turkey Run. It will be at 8am at the Franklin Middle School, and you are asked to bring a non perishable item to donate. Follow Corridor Running for moreinformation.


Happy Monday!

I just wrapped up the weekend with another race….and I have 0 races on my schedule. I am not sure the last time this happened… 8 years ago maybe? WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?!?!? Sure I can sign up for a turkey trot, but I am broke as a joke.

Thankfully, the 100 Miles in November group is keeping me motivated. I am personally logging my running miles only. I am on track to meet the Nov. 15th goal of 45 miles…but with no race, I hope I get to 100 by the end of the month.

I can’t thank the group enough. This year there are close to 100 participants!


In keeping with my appreciation, it’s time to award some more prizes. There is the weekly prize of a BibRave Trucker hat and I will be awarding the 10 protein cookies … hopefully today is your lucky day!


BibRave Trucker hat winner: Kelly D. (column CI)

Cookie winners: Cathy M (BE), Nichole P (BU), Christina B (CP), Craig J (BH), Mike N (W), Jen D (C), Amy Z(P), Mike G (AC), Kristin S. (CX), Heidi K (CY)


*winners chosen using Winner of weekly prizes are up to date on mileage. 10 cookie winners were if you just signed up.

I encourage you to keep moving, as you are motivating me to keep moving. The 15th is Wednesday…log your miles!!! On the line is a gift certificate to the Iowa River Power Company Restaurant / Flannigan’s!! I need to get to their Sunday brunch!

Also if you missed it…. Dunkin Donuts is back!!! They have graciously donated a gift card to add in the mix of final prizes.

Housekeeping note – I will be contacting the winners and it could take me a little time to get things shipped…but I am working on it. Thank you




The time of year you have all been waiting for the 100 Miles in November Challenge. I am ready to have a great year, and I hope you are too.

Let’s get the basics out of the way:

What is this?

The 100 mile challenge is in it’s 4th year… ok, I can’t remember. The first year was very low key, but I do know that a post from 2014 popped up on my Facebook feed. Anyway, it’s the time of year where running and races are winding down, plus the upcoming holiday season, so how do you stay motivated?  This is how the 100 Miles in November was born… a small group of us needed motivation going into the winter months. Not a competition – but motivation!

I do this on my own, with the help of great sponsors, partnerships and YOU! If you have been with me since the beginning, I can’t thank you enough – you help make this possible. I encourage to ask your friends to join and continue to motivate others.


How do you sign up?

Easy – enter your name / twitter handle/ nick name on the spread sheet & log your mileage. Keep adding in the columns to the right. Please make sure I have a way to get a hold of you by following up with the google form.

This is a Google Doc, this is a public spreadsheet to everyone that has the link. If you need help with this, please send me a message.

*Also please leave the google doc alone – regarding moving names and columns around, unless there is a minor edit that needs to be changed. If you want your column to be pink or something that is fine. It’s easier for everyone if the names stay in the same column, easy to add your miles if you are always column M.

What are the rules?

  1. Only walking / running as exercise miles count. I am counting on your honesty for this. I think you should make an effort to keep active. Walking to the bathroom, or walking to kitchen will not count, or step counting. This is not a fitness tracker challenge.
  2. Miles need to be logged on the provided google docs spread sheet.
  3. Spread sheet is a public document, open to those who have the link.
  4. Each participant is responsible for keeping track of their own miles. If you can’t access the spread sheet make arrangements to have someone enter them for you. (send me an email)
  5. No entry fee, no cost.
  6. All drawings for prizes will be generated at random, via an online raffle service.
  7. Please pay attention to your body, don’t try to reach the 100 mile goal at the expense of an injury.
  8. Honor system in play when logging miles.
  9. Weekly prize eligibility, have to log mileage at least once a week. Keep your log up to date, logs checked on Sunday for weekly giveaway.
  10. To be eligible to win grand prize must have completed 100 miles by November 30th. You have until Dec 2nd to add your miles.
  11. You do not have to be local, live in Iowa to compete.
  12. Your contact information is only for prize notification. It will not be shared.
  13. Random prizes to be determined later.
  14. Photos may be used for random prizes.
  15. Stay connected using #100miles.
  16. Information will be posted on the blog.
  17. This challenge is in no way administered, sponsored, or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. By entering this challenge you release Instagram, Facebook and twitter of all responsibility. You are also agreeing to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook rules terms of use

Prizes – I mentioned Prizes…

That’s right I will have giveaways and a grand prize to help keep everyone on task.

  • Register by Nov. 10th to be one of 10 to win a protein cookie. These things are HUGE! I actually grabbed a whole box of these, and would like to share.


  • Logging mileage each week enters you into a drawing for swag from either Corridor Running (shirt) or Bibrave (trucker hat).
  • Mid month motivation – log 45 miles by Nov 15th and you are entered to win a gift certificate to Iowa River Power Company / Flannigan’s in Coralville, IA.
  • An entry into the Run CRANDIC Marathon or Half Marathon.


  • GRAND PRIZE – everyone who hits the 100 mile goal will be entered in a random drawing to win a a pair of Aftershokz Trekz Titanuium, bone conduction headphones!!!!!!!!!!! ( I have demo pairs available too, and a discount)


  • Another final prize – Everyone who logs 100 miles will be eligible for the random drawing for a hand made, medal rack. Courtesy of String N Nails!

The medal rack from last year

  • Possibility for random prizes throughout the month.
  • I still make headbands & key chains, and have an inventory of them – so speak up if you want one, will send by request only.

I do not have all these patterns in stock

I am still working on prizes, but I am ready for “registration” to begin.

– Challenge will be live, Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017, please pay attention to the rules, as there could be a slight change or more prizes added before the first.

– Entry/registration will be open through November 8, 2017

– I have created a FB group 100 miles in November, if you like to connect that way. No requirement to join this group, but encouraged.

-There is a Strava group for this challenge. Not a requirement, but encouraged. This is a private group, just so it’s open to the 100 mile members, just ask to be invited.

It is not necessary to have facebook or twitter to be involved with this challenge. I do ask that you pay attention to this blog for important information or updates.

Contact information:

  • email
  • twitter – @angiemaskeberka
  • facebook – Angie Maske-Berka
  • add a comment on this post
  • Instagram – @amaskeberka


Congrats 100 milers!

WOW, what a fast month, seems like just yesterday the 100 miles in November challenge just began.


Hope you all met your goals, whether it was running 100 miles, or just making sure to run 3 times a week. Accomplishing what you set out to do is something no one can take away from you. I want to be the first to congratulate you and thank you for keeping me inspired along the way.


The moment everyone has been waiting for the GRAND PRIZE winners….

Congrats to Todd M for winning the Orange Mud Hydraquiver!!!!

Congrats to Linda J for winning the hand made medal rack!!!

Last, but not least, the “Clean the closet” prize goes to…. Kathy M.

For everyone that completed the challenge, Phil at Fleet Feet Davenport will have a list of the names that have completed the 100 miles. He will have a $15 coupon on a pair of shoes for you. Any questions, let me know. (Can only be used at this FF location)

Please thank the people and companies that support this challenge, they make it more fun and encouraging along the way.

Thank you Corridor Running for providing the weekly shirts, if you want to buy any CR gear, they do have a website.

A huge thanks to Bibrave for providing the 2, trucker hat prize packs. If you are ever considering a race, check out the reviews at Or maybe you had a good/bad experience yourself, make sure to leave a review too.

Also, this challenge wouldn’t be as encouraging without the mid month Dunkin Donuts prize, they graciously offered a $50 gift card. Thank you!!! Now pass the donuts!

Last, but not least, my sister. She made the medal rack. She likes to use old wood to make creations with string. You can check out her business on facebook, or look her up and she can custom create anything you like.

Now, I am very busy right now, so please be patient on hearing from me and receiving your prizes. Thanks!!


I hope you are ready for the holiday season. Will you start a new goal? Will you take a break? What are you going to do next, tell us!!!