Wednesday, August 11, 2010

One Year Ago Today

A year ago today, I posted this. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into, which was one thing that attracted me to this world of blogging. Unlike a lot of bloggers, I hadn't been following running or health blogs for too long when I started. I just knew I wanted to do something creative and document my marathon training. Now, I have a reading list that is far too long for my own good! Seriously, am I the only one who can not find enough time to read every blog on my list?

Okay, back on topic. I really appreciate each one of you who spends a little bit of your precious time here, reading whatever it is I've decided to share. There is no way I can begin to express how much I appreciate all of your comments, this whole blogging community, all that I've learned, and the opportunity it has given me to write. I've had a great time this year and look forward to (hopefully) many more years to come.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I've put together a little "Early Morning Run, Favorite Things Pack" to give away to one lucky reader! It's a somewhat random collection of things, but I think they're pretty great and hope you do too!

There's even more!
  • 1 Jacques Torres Dangerously Dark Chocolate Bar (provided by Jacques Torres)
  • Chobani Greek Yogurt coupons (provided by Chobani)
  • 2 squeeze packets of Peanut Butter & Co peanut butter - Bee's Knees and Smooth Operator (1 each)
  • 1 reusable water bottle
  • 1 Foot Rubz massage ball
There are three easy ways to enter (important: leave separate comments for each entry):
  • Be a follower or become one, and leave a comment
  • Answer a question: What is one thing you learned from reading my blog over the past year?
  • Leave a question: Leave me a question about something you'd like to know more about. It can be a question about me, about fitness, health, New York City, whatever you want to know more about! Your choice!
Rules: one comment = one entry. You must be a resident of the United States or Canada (sorry). Please leave your email address in your comment if it is not associated with your profile so I can reach you if you win! Contest will run through 8:00pm EST Monday, August 16th. The winner will be posted on Tuesday the 17th.

Fine Print: While Jacques Torres and Chobani Yogurt donated items for this giveaway, I personally purchased the others. I truly enjoy all of these products.

Thank you so much for checking out my blog and joining the conversations! I hope you enjoy what you read and keep coming back for more!

Good luck!!

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workout stats -
3.5mile walk/jog intervals
10mile bike
3x10 cable pull twists
3x10 glute kickbacks
3x10 squats
stretching

58 comments:

Jocelyn said...

WOW happy year! :) I am actually surprised that it has only been a year. When I read your blog I've always though "she;s been doing this for a long time." I am a follower but I am with you - its hard to keep up with all the blogs!
jocelynsumara@gmail.com

Karen said...

Happy blogiversary! I have been following you for a while :)

Karen said...

Oh, I will just go with the most recent thing I have learned... Black bean and squash quesadillas are pretty darn good! Love your blog. For whatever reason reason life in NYC fascinates me so you drew me in :)

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Congrats girl. I was very much like you when I started blogging. I really had no idea what to expect and read only a very few blogs even. So glad you started blogging! I do indeed follow your blog.

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I've learned not to take my ability to run for granted when there are others out there who are unable to run due to injuries or other circumstances.

Amy said...

I've been following for a while now! Looking forward to more!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Where is the one place in the world you love to go for a run?

abbi said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am a follower

abbi said...

What have I learned? Your blog was one of the first ones I started following and I kept seeing you list foam roller...at that time, I had no idea what one was...I love mine now!

abbi said...

Question for you: Given the time you had to take off from your injury, do you think you'd want to train for a full marathon ever again?

Robyn @ Wannabe Writer Runner said...

yay for your bloggy anniversary. You've been on my google reader forever, and now I'm an "official" follower.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am a newish follower. Congrats on the blogging anniversary!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I learned about POM for the first time on your blog and you gave me the idea to put sweet potatoes in a quesadilla. Odd, but delicious!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

What do you love about NYC? Do you think there will be a point where you want to leave?

Robyn @ Wannabe Writer Runner said...

I learned so much! But the best part is always finding out about the wonderful events NYC has to offer. Like Salutation Nation, or summer streets, or a random race.

Robyn @ Wannabe Writer Runner said...

I want to know if you'll have a nyc bloggy meetup with me! hehe

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm a follower. :)

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Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

I learned about ice baths from Early Morning Run, although I have yet to take one! :)

Jon said...

Happy 1 year anniversary! I am already a follower :)

Jon said...

You got me hooked onto Peanut Butter & Co's squeeze packs. And that is why I would REALLY love to win this! ;)

Jon said...

In your opinion, where do you think the best pizza is in NYC? (thats a tough one!, but I am always on the lookout for new NYC pizza finds!)

NY Wolve said...

Well, keep it up! I am was surprised to learn that there was a Spartan in NYC!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Congratulations on the blogiversary!

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Courtney said...

I'm a follower!

Courtney said...

I'm a somewhat new follower (about 2 months now), but I've learned that you're truly an inspiration.

Maureen said...

Yay! I hope I win : )

Julie said...

aww! i remember having coffee with you last year and learning that you were going to start a blog! congrats on a great first year :)

Silly Girl Running said...

Wow! What you've achieved blogwise in a year! Too bad I can't join the giveaway :( Would've loved to, and totally would've shared the shipping costs. :(

lindsay said...

Happy one year!! It goes by so fast. I am alllllways behind on blog reading, but I try to read/comment as regularly as possible. Don't stress about it, we'll still be here :)

shelby @ eatdrinkrun said...

Happy blogiversary! Great to meet you (briefly) the other day :)

I'm a follower :)

Molly said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Of course I follow!

Molly said...

I've learned some new options for lunches and dinner, you KNOW I love your food photos!

shelby @ eatdrinkrun said...

Oh, and also? I'd love for you to do a post on how you manage to survive those daily sessions on the s-bike. Do you go at a steady pace, or do intervals, or what? I know it would be good cross-training but I'm never able to get excited about it. :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am a follower, will link you in tomorrow.

Sarahlynsm said...

I'm a follower!

Sarahlynsm said...

I've learned a lot about food from your blog!

Sarahlynsm said...

I'm still relatively new to running. I'd love to learn more about ways to prevent injury.

EmilyK said...

I follow your blog

EmilyK said...

I learned to listen to your body and doctors when recovering from injury! I am recovering from a post-marathon knee injury and it sure is hard not to run!

EmilyK said...

I believe you got a job so it will be interesting to see some new lunch ideas (if you'll be bring a lunch to work that is)

Kat Moving Forward said...

Became a follower, Tall Mom sent me here!

Paula said...

I am following; can't wait to read more about running in my fave city!

Paula said...

I learned (guess it's obvious but hadn't thought about it) that indoor exercise machines consume a lot of energy.

Paula said...

Two questions - any advice on improving speed during 5K's and - have you ever run Roosevelt Island? I read someone's blog about doin that once and it sounded fun. Thanks for doing the giveaway!!

Erica said...

So glad for that day a year ago! :) I am a follower. And I have to tell you, I love the photo header of your blog. It's my absolute favorite place in NYC. :)

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Erica said...

What is your favorite book and why?

Erica said...

Wow, I've learned a lot, but one thing I think that really stuck with me is the need to rest and recover, really listening to your body during an injury. I just signed up for a half-marathon and promptly got achilles tendinitis. I'm trying to be patient with it and let in heal with time.
You truly are incredibly inspirational, as is your blog. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

meeyeehere said...

Hey,I am a new blog follower. Happy blogiversary! Go check out my blog giveaway too,it's my first!YAY!!
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meeyeehere said...

I will be honest,I am new to your blog but I can tell you have a running passion,you are fun to be around and you are well spoken or well written!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

I have kind of two questions,if that is okay??
Um,first have you ever been in danger while running?? Second,whats the funniest thing that has ever happened to you??

Oz Runner said...

happy blogoversary...just found you and am following..( ;

Oz Runner said...

i'm new, but i learned that you love to run (yay)

Oz Runner said...

question--best advice to staying injury free?

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

I'm a follower

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

I learned The east coast can have cool wine festivals like us over here in California...

Heather said...

I'm new to your blog, so I'm still learning/reading :) I am interested in training programs, so any information you provide is much appreciated.