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The Long Awaited Giveaway Post!!!

If I knew how to integrate a drum roll into this post, you'd be hearing it now...


I have a few things to say, but I'll save them for another post. This is purely giveaway people. Thanks for your patience. To reward you, I will now have TWO prizes instead of the one I had originally planned :)

Prize package #1 :

The winner of this package will receive a ONE year subscription to Runner's World and a lovely Sweaty Band! (Thick, Serenity style, pink, blueish, and taupe. )



Prize Package #2:

The winner of prize #2 will receive a ONE year subscription to Country Living magazine and their choice of 4 notecards from my Etsy shop!


Das rules... each thing you do will earn you one entry! Please leave a separate comment for each.


1. Leave a comment on this post. Please let me know if you'd like prize #1 or prize #2. Or either.
2. Link back to my giveaway. I don't tweet or facebook or whatever, but if you say you tweeted (twittered?? huh?) or did a little sky writing, I have no choice but to believe you ;)
3. Followers, those of you who already are, give yourself 2 entries, new followers, sorry only 1 for you!
4. Please, please give me some sage running advice. I am starting week 4 of the Couch to 5K program and I'm a little scared.


It's that simple! The giveaway will run through midnight central time, Saturday, May 8th and I'll announce the winner on Sunday! If I can find you through your comment, I'll email you or comment on a post, otherwise, you'll have to check back!
*I have not been compensated in anyway for any of the items in the giveaway. I bought the sweaty band for myself, but my head is too fat and it hurt even putting it on!
Peace and Good Luck!
Trish



Comments

  1. my running advice: don't let a bad runner day get you down. there will be good bad and GREAT days!!

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  2. Already a follwer so I'll take two entries WOOT! WOOT!a

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  3. I've admired your notecards from day one but the first pkg rocks too. I linked you on my blog!

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  4. My running advice: be sure you eat properly (carbolicious) the night before a long run. Your body will reward you with a good performance.

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  5. I would love either, but I'm kind of leaning towards #1!

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  6. I am and have been a follower! Hook me up with two entries!

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  7. my advice is that when you get to the point you want to stop, don't. Run for 30 seconds more. Then 30 after that. It will help to teach your brain that you can go further than you think!

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  8. Thanks for your comment on TeamGiles.com. came over to read your blog :) its great, I'm definitely a follower now. I love the giveaway you're doing. So fun! I have such a magazine fetish, its crazy.

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  9. Nice giveaway! I like #1 just because it's running related, but #2 is nice, too. I need to check out your etsy shop...

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  10. The hardest thing about running is putting on your workout clothes and getting out the door. Do things to make that easier. Set out clothes the night before, post that you will be running xx miles on your blog so you feel like someone is holding you accountable. Even mentally picturing myself running helps sometimes. Like at night as I'm falling asleep, I will picture myself getting up in the morning, getting dressed, putting on my watch, going out the door, etc. It helps!

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  11. Linked on Mom vs. Marathon!

    PS: Thanks for the comment on my 18 miler and hells-yes about ABBA. They rule. ;)

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  12. I would like either pack, I already subscribe to Country LIving but I love those cards!

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  13. My advice: Always push just a little harder than you think you can. If you do this each time you will be amazed how quickly you improve...running is just as much mental as it is physical, and that little extra push helps you realize that you are capable of so much more than you think!

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  14. thanks for stopping by! I love sweaty bands and Runner's World =)

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  15. running advice: Listen to your body! you know it best!

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  16. I like package #1 although your cards are very cool too!

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  17. I linked this giveaway to my sidebar on my blog!

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  18. I just tweeted about this giveaway!

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  19. Its perfectly ok to reward yourself for meeting your goals!! Some days will be crappy and you will hate running but just remember that they will pass and you will find that sweet spot again!

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  20. linked back http://runtothefinish.blogspot.com/2010/05/travel-buggers.html

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  21. (love #1 btw)

    My running advice? Well, 2 things: (1) Don't be afraid of walking when you need to. Heck, there's a whole style of running modeled after it (the Galloway Method). (2) Chocolate milk after a run is a kick-butt recovery drink: carbs, sugar, and protein all in a single chocolatey treat!

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  22. I follow your blog now, too! I would like package #1

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  23. Sage running advice: so excited for you that you are starting to run! Take it slow and listen to your body. A lot of people get injured by doing too much too quickly. Also, find a buddy to run with, it will help you keep running. Most importantly, smile when you run : )

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  24. c25k advice: TRUST the plan. :) It has been designed to give you the confidence and endurance you need for each run. Don't keep looking ahead and worrying about the future runs. Just take it one run at a time and you'll be ready.

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  25. just found you -- I'm a new follower!

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  26. I'm interested in giveaway #1 -- I've been wanting to try one of those sweaty bands! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  27. my best advice is to log your runs in your running log BEFORE you workout. This will make you less likely to skip your workout or cutback on miles. Who wants to go back in and eliminate mileage?!?!? GOOD LUCK!

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  28. I would love Prize 1. I registered for a marathon training group and thought that I was getting a runners world subscription as part of the package but that was false. So, for a couple of months I have been saying that I was going to guy a year membership as a graduation gift to myself. If I win I won't have to do that anymore. Oh, I really hope I am picked. I also have these crazy fly-aways (little baby hair) that does not stay in my pony tail. They bother me while I run and have been looking online for a good headband for running. Again, really hope I win.

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  29. I twittered about it @run4may

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  30. Also, linked the giveaway on my blog

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  31. I am now a follower of you blog.

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  32. My advice to you is to stick to the schedule and always listen to your body, it always knows best.

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  33. I would LOVE the Runner's World subscription!

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  34. Running tips: make sure to have fun; make a new playlist; make a list of why you want to run and why you enjoy it; find a running buddy (one who's better than you is a good motivation, or at least someone to help pass time) :)

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  35. I would love the 1st package. Your cards are really pretty though!

    I have tried a bunch of different headbands and none really work. I've heard good reviews of the sweaty bands so I'll go with that one.

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  36. I did the Couch to 5K plan. Week 4 was the hardest week for me! My advice is to do the best you can, you CAN do it. If you have a particularly bad day, and everyone does, just keep going in the program. The next day might surprise you even if you didn't finish the day before.

    Good luck! The program is awesome! It works too, I just ran 6 miles this weekend!

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  37. Hi there! I would like to win the Runner's World and Sweaty Band prize!

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  38. I just posted your giveaway on Twitter @rustbetlrunner

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  39. I just started following your blog on Friend Connect. It will appear in my blogroll shortly!

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  40. My running advice: Focus on endurance and completing the distance. Speed will come later. ;)

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