Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Giveaway Fit for a Runner

I have to admit, I am really excited about this post today!

In a world that can throw anything at us at any moment, it's really important to appreciate everything we have been blessed with, all the time. But November seems to be a time when we tend to think about those things more often (at least here in the US). Today I want to show my appreciation for you, because you read my blog. Whether you read every day, every once in a while or today is your first day stopping by! I'm thankful that people actually take the time to read about my bad luck with injuries, my morning runs, races in the park, meals I've cooked, and all the other random things I tell you about. Thank you for your support, kindness and inspiration!

Okay, so enough with all the sappy stuff, I'll get to it! Here's the deal: I've stuffed a Lululemon bag full of goodies for one lucky winner!


Asics cap
Running gloves
Reflective armbands
Justin's Choc. Hazelnut Butter squeeze pack
Gu Energy Gels (4 flavors, including the new Island Nectar)
Larabars (2 flavors)
Chobani Greek Yogurt coupons
Notebook

There are 5 ways to enter and each entry must be a separate comment. Just saying, if you combine everything in one comment, it will only count as one entry.

1. (required) Follow my blog and let me know that you do
2. Tell me one thing you're thankful for today
3. Who has made a big impact on your life? And, if you are in a sharing mood, why?
4. Post this giveaway on your blog (and provide the link).
5. Tweet this giveaway (and leave your username)

Anyone can enter and I'll take entries until 8:00pm est Tuesday November 16th and announce the winner next Wednesday.

(Full disclosure: I either purchased the item, acquired it at a running event, or it was donated by the company)
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today's workout -
none. much rest day.

217 comments:

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Running Through Phoenix said...

I'm a loyal follower.

Running Through Phoenix said...

I'm thankful for our veteran and active military service members.

Running Through Phoenix said...

My friend Sam helped me get off of the couch and on my feet. Note: He did it from a seated position, but you get the point. I love running.

Laura said...

I follow!

Running Through Phoenix said...

Tweeted to jgeyer66@twitter.com

Laura said...

I'm thankful for the men and women who have fought in the various conflicts now and in the past so that I can run and be free.

Laura said...

My coach has made a huge impact on my life. She doesn't coddle me with my running but pushes me to be better, do better and never give up.

Bridges Runner said...

I'm a loyal follower.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

I'm thankful for legs that carry me wherever I want to run.

Bridges Runner said...

I'm thankful for the ability to work in peace due to the service of our veterans.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Following!

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Just tweeted via @jenontheedge

Bridges Runner said...

My mom and dad have made a lasting impact on my life. They brought running into my life and the rest has followed:)

Bridges Runner said...

Retweeted @nycbklyngirl

Molly said...

I'm a faithful follower! : )

Molly said...

I'm thankful for all those those who are serving, have served, and have given their lives for our freedom.

Michelle said...

I'm a follower!! love your blog :)

Michelle said...

I'm thankful for my husband, currently deployed to Iraq. I'm thankful for all the men and women, past and present, who have served and continue to serve.

Molly said...

I would have to say, my husband has made a huge impact in my life, we met when we were 18, so I guess you can say we grew up together.

chasingdownadream said...

I'm a follower! :)

chasingdownadream said...

Most thankful for is a toughie. Right now I'm most thankful for my running buddies. Without them I wouldn't be able to get out there and get a run in even in the cold, dark hours of 5:30 AM. They keep me going, every day.

Amanda said...

I've been a follower.

Amanda said...

I'm thankful for my health.

chasingdownadream said...

Biggest impact on my life has and always will be my Mom. She's an amazing lady and has given me so much strength and she's always there encouraging me even now at 31 years old. I only hope that I can be half the Mom that she's been to me.

Amanda said...

Posting this giveaway on my blog.

Molly said...

tweeted @MollySBaker

Copychic said...

I follow!

Copychic said...

Tweeted @copy_chic

Michelle said...

I follow -- just found you recently!

Michelle said...

Feeling especially thankful for my two little boys today!!

Michelle said...

I've linked you in my blog sidebar!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am a follower!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am thankful for three beautiful and healthy children who give me the strength to be the best mom I can be every single day.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on my sidebar!

Shannon, Tropical Eats said...

i follow you!! :)

Shannon, Tropical Eats said...

im thankful for my sister who's been so amazing in making me feel comfortable up here

Shannon, Tropical Eats said...

My mom has made the biggest impact on my life. She's always been there for me, but made me learn my own mistakes along the way

B.o.B. said...

I'm a follower of this here lovely blog. (Extra votes for sucking up? LOL)

B.o.B. said...

I'm thankful for the veterans who have served!

B.o.B. said...

My friend Patricia has made a big impact on my life. She constantly makes me smile and I love hanging out with her.

Angie (Losing It and Loving It) said...

I follow via Google Reader

Angie (Losing It and Loving It) said...

Hubby had a fender bender last night and I'm thankful it was not any worse.

Angie (Losing It and Loving It) said...

Hubby has made a huge impact on my life. He is the most caring, funny, loving man and is always so good to me.

sugar magnolia said...

Following!

Angie (Losing It and Loving It) said...

Just tweeted http://twitter.com/angienewton/status/2740154758332417

Can you share your Twitter id up in the post? Or I might have missed it? Thanks!

sugar magnolia said...

I am thankful for my body! I did a triathlon a few weeks ago with some challenged athletes there....totally inspiring. I am thankful that despite my aches and pains, I have two arms and two legs, which help me run, bike and swim!

sugar magnolia said...

Tweeted this, under @sugarmagnolia70

sugar magnolia said...

My step-mother has made a big impact on my life in terms of exercise. A lifelong runner, she is now 58 years old and in recent years climbed Mt Kilamajaro, hiked the Colorado Trail, biked from Tennessee to Mississippi, and recently beat me by 10 minutes in a half marathon (and I'm 40!) Very inspiring.

Kimberly said...

I follow your blog.

Kimberly said...

Today, I am thankful for a run with my husband (who is off for Veterans Day).

Kimberly said...

My grandma has had the most impact on my life. She really showed me how to live a good life and be a good person.

Kimberly said...

I posted a link to the giveaway on my blog along the right rail.
healthystrides.blogspot.com

misszippy said...

I am a follower

misszippy said...

My mom has had the most impact on my life--I parent like her, am a writer b/c of her, and a lifelong reading addict like her!

misszippy said...

I'm thankful for antibiotics today to rid me of my sinus infection!

misszippy said...

Posting on my blog

Alisa said...

I'm a follower! I totally thought I already was but you were just on my google reader list but I'm not an official follower--yay.

Alisa said...

I'm thankful for my legs. I work near a VA hospital and today being veterans day there was a little parade going on and I saw several vets missing limbs. It made me thankful for what I have and was just another reason to be happy with what I can do and stop comparing myself to others.

Alisa said...

Most definitely my Dad. He has so many wonderful qualities and has really been the person that's taught me the most about life.

Alisa said...

I can't believe we're not twitter buddies!!!!!!!!!! I'm tweeting this giveaway now, username is: dunlapa

Alisa said...

JK we are twitter buddies! I thought that was strange!

Love2Mags said...
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Zaneta said...

I'm a follower!

Zaneta said...

Im thankful for my job... even though I tend to complain about it lol

Zaneta said...

My grandma has impacted my life in a huge way! She lived with us for a while before she had to be put in a nursing home... She was my best friend and taught me so many things... we had fun together and when she passed, she left behind a legacy.

Stacey said...

I follow.

Stacey said...

I am thankful for my two kids and a great husband!

Amy said...

I'm a follower!

Amy said...

I'm thankful that I've almost made it healthy to the starting line of the Philly Marathon on Nov. 21!

Karen said...

Following!

Karen said...

I am soooo thankful for my Husband!

Karen said...

Not to repeat but my husband has been my biggest influence. Over the past 20 years, he has taught me to come out of my shell and have confidence.

Running_Itsy said...

I'm a follower and a fan!

Running_Itsy said...

I am thankful for my husband, my family, and every day I am able to run (or choose to sleep in!)

stephchows said...

following!

stephchows said...

i am so very thankful for my health and well being

stephchows said...

my husband has made a huge impact (since we were just friends!) he made me love my body for what it is, and always supports me in my life passions :)

hbobier said...

You better believe I'm following you! We're Google Friend Feed official. :)

hbobier said...

Today, I'm thankful that I have health. It's something that's easy to take for granted, but I'm so blessed to have a healthy mind and body!

hbobier said...

My mom has made the biggest impact on my life. She's the reason I'm OCD over veggies! :)

Jogging with Fiction said...

steph chows sent me your blog :) new follower!

Jogging with Fiction said...

I'm thankful to have my family so close

Jogging with Fiction said...

My mother has had a big impact on my life. As I get older I find that I am more and more like her and I'm actually really happy about that. Her quirks and idiosyncracies are what make people love her, so I'm happy that I can have some of those same traits.

giraffy said...

I am a follower!

giraffy said...

Today, I'm thankful that I have a job that (1) I like, and (2) is flexible enough to let me bring my 4 yr old into the office for an hour while I arrange a sitter because I forgot she didn't have school today. Ooops.

giraffy said...

My friend B, who inspired me to start running. I'm still new, but watching what she's done, makes me get out there every day and stop whining about my 2 easy miles.

giraffy said...

Tweeted! (@hmgiraffy)

giraffy said...

Posted to my blog (356awesomedays.blogspot.com)

Kiesha said...

I'm a follower who HOPES she's lucky. Whatta a GREAT giveaway. Thanks for hosting!

Kiesha said...

I am VERY thankful for FREEDOM!

Kiesha said...

Got your link love on my blog.

www.imafitnessjunky.blogspot.com

Kiesha said...

My family has made the biggest impact in my life. The sacracfices I make for them contributes to my ever growing love. Everything is for them. Even the solitude I find in my running is for them so I can be more content while attending to their needs.

Jenna Z said...

I follow your blog!

Jenna Z said...

Today I am thankful for this wonderful indian summer weather! Gorgeous leaf-raking day!

Jenna Z said...

My mom has really shaped who I am as a person.

Kate said...

New follower!

Kate said...

I'm thankful to have a job that I love and lots of inspiring friends.

Kate said...

My aunt has made a big impact on my athletic life. She's the one who first suggested I join her on a leg of her Katy Trail bike ride--"only" 50 miles. I thought she was crazy but ended up doing the whole 240 mile ride with her, and all of my running and riding has come from that experience. She showed me that never having done something doesn't mean I'm not capable of doing it.

DWT said...

Today, I am thankful that I have the luxury of a day off and reading your blog

Kristy said...

I am a follower!!

Kristy said...

I am thankful I have 2 healthy and happy girls!

Kristy said...

My mom made a huge impact on my life before she passed, she was there for the first year of my oldest daughters life and I am so thankful for that!

Lauren said...

I am a follower and I love your post!

Lauren said...

I am thankful for a wonderful family and incredible boyfriend. I am also thankful for being able to run post-injury!!!

Trish said...

I am a follower!

Trish said...

I am thankful for my family. They truly are my lifeline!

Trish said...

My grandpa made the biggest impact on my life. He taught me to never give up. No matter what.

Barbara said...

I'm thankful for such a wonderful daughter (who writes this blog) and my family and being alive and in good health to be able to write this.
From her Veteran Dad

Bridges Runner said...

Posted to the blog here: http://www.bridgesrunner.com/?p=1220

3:59:59. Bitches. said...

The lovely Elyssa just directed me over here. Great blog, and I'm glad to follow and add it to my repertoire of ways to look like I'm engaged in important work at the office while really just reading about running.

3:59:59. Bitches. said...

I'm thankful it's Friday!

3:59:59. Bitches. said...

In the spirit of yesterday's observance of Veterans Day, I'll credit my dad for having a big impact on my life. From my earliest Turkey Trots, he showed me that running was fun. I've never looked back.

Also, he made me tall, which is sort of a defining characteristic. And he also likes beers. So thanks for that, Dad!

3:59:59. Bitches. said...

And, you can see my tweet about this giveaway (and our Spartan connection - my sister is at MSU!) @willrunforbeer.

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I'm a new follower

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I'm thankful that my 4 y/o slept in his own bed last night (granted I slept with him, but it's a step in the right direction). :D

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I linked this on my left sidebar - machenfamily.blogspot.com

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I tweeted - tracyrunning

*~* *~* Tracy said...

Biggest impact on me.... my highschool basketball coach and his wife my English teacher (small school). Two extraordinary people who encouraged their students/athletes to do their very best every time. I still hear his voice in my head as I cross each finish line.

Suzi said...

I'm a new follower.

Suzi said...

I posted a link on my blog.

http://run-suzi-run.blogspot.com/

Suzi said...

I'm thankful that my back is starting to heal and hopefully I'll be running again soon!

Suzi said...

My boyfriend, Mike, inspires me. His support got me through my first half marathon, and his encouragement has convinced me to go back to school to do something that will truly make me happy.

Kirstie said...

I am a new follower.

Kirstie said...

2. I am thankful that I am healthy enough to run as much or as little as I want to.

StephanieR said...

I've been following your blog for about a month now and I love your posts!

StephanieR said...

Oh, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to spend the holidays with my friends and family, especially my incredible husband.

Heather said...

I Follow your blog.

Heather said...

I'm thankful that all of my children are healthy!

Heather said...

My Dad has made a big impact on my life by setting such a good example of how to treat people.

Heather said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

I follow!

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

Today I am grateful that the sun is shining...and I'm going out to play in it!

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

I tweeted!

BetsyP said...

I tweeted....@betsyp

Renee (@lowfatpie) said...

I just started following your blog :)

Renee (@lowfatpie) said...

I am actually thankful that this week is over and done with, that I'm home, my stepkids are here and it's finally the weekend.

Renee (@lowfatpie) said...

My husband has actually made the biggest impact in my current life. 7 years ago I fell into a pretty deep depression, we were friends and he was the *only* one who stood by me.

Renee (@lowfatpie) said...

and I've tweeted (@lowfatpie). will post it in a blog post this weekend.

Nicole @BodyByBeer said...

I'm a brand new follower

Nicole @BodyByBeer said...

I'm thankful for my career

Nicole @BodyByBeer said...

My sister has made an impact because even though my whole family supports my healthy lifestyle, she is one who has been making suggestion to help it along. Thanks to her, I'll be in my first race in 35 days...

Love2Mags said...

I am a follower :)

Love2Mags said...

Today I am thankful for my newborn nephew and his health

Love2Mags said...

My parents are the most inspirational people in my life for so many reasons I could write a dissertation on :-P

Love2Mags said...

You're on my blog: http://love2mags.blogspot.com/2010/11/la-marathon-training-plan.html

Love2Mags said...

And last but not least, I tweeter about your abylous giveaway (@love2mags)

Emilia Benton said...

Following your blog now! I'm at caffeinatedrunner.blogspot.com

Emilia Benton said...

And I am thankful for my legs which have gotten me through seven-plus years of long-distance running without sustaining any serious injuries.

ozone3 said...

I'm a follower!!

ozone3 said...

I'm thankful for an understanding and generous husband. Never complains when I enter a race or buy a new running item for myself.

ozone3 said...

My mom and dad have made a lasting impact on my life. They have always encouraged me in anything that I tried to do.

Rebecca said...

I was in your town last weekend for the marathon! First time every in NYC. And I follow your blog.

Rebecca said...

I am thankful for fall and the cooler weather that it brings.

Rebecca said...

My PE teachers in middle school made a huge impact on me, showing me that I loved being active and that I was good at running, especially that I could go further comfortably when others were giving up.

Stephanie Anne said...

Im a new follower

Stephanie Anne said...

Im thankful to have a nice dinner waiting for me tonight!

kate said...

I'm a follower!

kate said...

I'm very thankful for my husband!

Mary Ellen said...

I'm thankful to have found a cool blog about running that happened to be written by a fellow Spartan! Go State! And thankful to be running my first 13.1 in San Antonio Sunday!

Mary Ellen said...

Inspired by my amazing runner sister in law, Kristin, who took on Boston with grace, my beautiful friend Rhoda (who overcame a car vs. Rhoda running accident), by my cousin Em who ran her first 1/2 last month, and by my husband Nate who makes marathons look like a walk in the park. And of course, my fit and fabulous mom, who kills me in the gym!!! All have impacted my life positively!

Mary Ellen said...

I am a follower!

Mary Ellen said...

And I just posted about the giveaway on my blog: www.oneredbird.com :)

Mary Ellen said...

And I tweeted about it @maryellenrowe

Stephanie Anne said...

Im posting this to my blog at http://runtohealth.blogspot.com

Stephanie Anne said...

Im inspired by my mom who works so hard to acheieve anything & everything she wants.

Nicole @BodyByBeer said...

Added a link to by blog http://bodybybeer.blogspot.com

Eryn said...

I am a follower!

Eryn said...

I am thankful for my amazing family, who is alway there for us :)

JenniferLeah said...

im a new follower :)

JenniferLeah said...

I am thankful for two legs that can run. not everyone is so lucky.

Eryn said...

My friend Selene, has made a huge impact in my life recently, by inviting me to do a half marathon with her. It changed my life, and helped me see that I can be a "real" runner.

JenniferLeah said...

my daughter-she makes me want to be the best person I can be every single day. I want to "walk the walk" not just talk the talk.
I want to be positive role model for her in every aspect of my life :) she is my joy!!

JenniferLeah said...

will link this cool giveaway on my blog in the sidebar under Great Giveaways:
http://milesmusclesmommyhood.blogspot.com

Eryn said...

I added your link to the giveaway list on my blog! www.mommysmileage.blogspot.com

Eryn said...

I don't tweet, but I FB'd your giveaway, does that count?

H Love said...

I'm a follower!

H Love said...

thankful that I have legs the can move and carry me places!

H Love said...

My Papa (grandfather) made a huge impact on my life amongst a crazy childhood. He shared Christ with me and I was able to him live it out everyday. His favorite saying was Keep On Keeping On...hence my blog name!

Jennifer said...

I am following!!

Jennifer said...

After a weekend away, I am thankful for my lovely home to come home to with my family (and bed)!

Amy said...

I'm new to your blog, but now I'm a follower! What a great giveaway!

Amy said...

Today I'm thankful that I was able to get in a 6 mile run (haven't been very consistent lately) and that later in the afternoon, I took my kids on a walk to the park! God is good and I'm so thankful for the weather here in Phoenix!

Amy said...

As far as running, my friend Meredith http://therapeuticrunningsofamom.blogspot.com/ has made the biggest impact on my life. She is an inspiration to me in the area of running, but so many other aspects of life as well!

Amy said...

I just blogged about your giveaway here!
http://dawdlebugdiaries.blogspot.com/2010/11/giveaway-in-midst-of-thankfulness.html

Jennie O said...

I recently started following your blog, I really enjoy it and I love the fact that you are a MI transplant like me!

Jennie O said...

I am thankful to have a healthy, functioning body that lets me do all of the fun active things that I love to do!

Jennie O said...

One of my current professors, Dr. Crowe, has had a huge impact on my life. It was through her that I discovered occupational therapy (for which I am currently in school), and she acted as a mentor and cheerleader as I went through the competitive application process for the OT program in which I am currently enrolled. I am eternally grateful to her for helping me discover and pursue this wonderful career!

MaryEllen said...

I follow your blog!! I appreciate your honesty and fun stories!

MaryEllen said...

Today I'm thankful for a negative mammogram.

MaryEllen said...

My dad has made a big impact on my life. I wanted him to be able to do that for my boys, but sadly, he's passed away. Memories and stories have to suffice.

Karen said...

I'm a follower! :0)

Karen said...

I'm incredibly thankful for my family! I love them all so much and they are such a huge blessing to me! :0)

Karen said...

The person who has made an incredible impact on my life would be my dad. He's always encouraged me and told me that I could do anything I put my mind to. He's never let me down and I love him for that! :0)

Karen said...

I posted a link to this giveaway on my blog homepage....www.mydisneyhalf.blogspot.com :0)

Meredith said...

I follow.

Meredith said...

I am thankful for my family - my husband, two adorable little boys. They melt my heart every day -- more than once!

liveforthelongrun said...

I just found your blog through Twitter! I'm definitely going to be a regular follower now!

liveforthelongrun said...

Retweeted via Twitter (kateskis)

runningwithsass.com said...

you are in my reader

runningwithsass.com said...

I am thankful for my family, they are so good to me and help me in hard times!

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