Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Funny, Great Runner Gifts and My First Giveaway!

If you haven't checked out The Boring Runner's funny post on Thanksgiving as a kid vs. an adult, go do it now - it's hilarious!  I always enjoy Thanksgiving since it's such a low-stress holiday :)  My job is to bring the pumpkin pie, which turned out perfectly in my new Emile Henry pie pan.

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Rebecca at Thru Thin and Thick put up an awesome post showing 7 great stocking stuffers for runners and after I read them aloud to my husband, I'm proud to say that I have them all but 3 & 7.  Hint, hint, honey :)

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I'm so excited to be offering my FIRST GIVEAWAY!  This blog has been so helpful for me to develop my confidence in running and I have many of you to thank for that.  Thanks for sharing your kind and helpful comments and putting up great posts which have helped me navigate from new runner to marathoner in under two years :)

I'm giving away a $25 gift card to Road Runner Sports.  Treat yourself to something nice or buy something for your favorite runner :)  There are so many options to choose from.  I was turned onto this website by Michael from Slowly Tri-ing.  I won a gift card from one of her giveaways a few months ago and first purchased a case of Sports Beans which I blew through in marathon training :) 

Last month, I purchased these great Compression Tights in navy and I LOVE THEM!!  Their website is very easy to navigate, shipping is really quick and they have a 60-day return policy on shoes!  How awesome is that - you can run in them and if they aren't perfect they accept returns. 

Here's all you have to do to enter:

1) be a follower of my blog and leave a comment saying so (I not-so-secretly think I've 'made it' if I hit 50 followers!)
2) tell me your favorite thing about running :) or any other fun fact about yourself for another entry

You have until Wednesday, Nov 30th to enter and I'll pick a winner randomly on Thursday, Dec 1st.  I'm so excited for my first giveaway!!

33 comments:

  1. Nice looking pie. The people are my favorite thing about running. You meet the nicest people.

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  2. Mmm, your pie looks fantastic!!

    I'm a follower, of course! ;)

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  3. I love racing in running skirts, it makes me feel faster :)

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  4. My favorite thing about running is that it helps me keep of the weight that I worked my ass off to lose! I'm SURE I would have gained it all back if it weren't for running.

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  5. Thanks for the shout-out Rose!

    Clearly, I'm a huge devotee... =)

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  6. My favorite thing about running is that it doesn't require a gym membership or any fancy gear. You just put on your shoes and go!

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  7. My favorite thing about running is.... Im using it to spur on my weightloss. AND its working!

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  8. My favorite thing about running is the feeling of accomplishment after getting out there! Oh and being able to indulge a bit on goodies!

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  9. You know I'm a loyal follower =)

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  10. What I like the best about running is the confidence it gives me.

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  11. I almost feel like I shouldn't enter...but hey I totally love RR Sports!! I am a follower!

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  12. I love running to see just how far I can push myself. Always getting to that next level whether its faster or farther is so amazing!

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  13. My favorite thing about running is pushing my body beyond what I thought were its limits again and again.

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  14. I follow! (well, on Google Reader, but I'll go through GFC now too!)

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  15. My favorite thing about running is that no matter how well or how poorly I do in a race, I know that the one person I've competed against is myself!

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  16. The thing I like about running is the flexibility- You can go by yourself or with a group, or even bring your dog! :o)

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  17. my favorite thing about running is how accomplished it makes me feel!

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  18. I think my favorite thing about running is the sense of accomplishment after a run.

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  19. My favorite thing about running is how awesome it makes me feel - like a super strong, in-shape super star!

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  20. I love running because it's something special that I can share with my dad. He is the one who inspired me to start running.

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  21. Do I get an extra entry for being the 50th Follower, since now you've "made it"??? LOL!!

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  22. My favorite thing is the sense of accomplishment, too. In my 6 months of running, I've done a lot of things I never thought I could do.

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  23. The best thing about running is the people you meet. I have met so many great people from running.

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