Wednesday, September 30, 2009

MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!

I won my first giveaway!!! Tobi over at busyrunningmama had a giveaway last week and I won a brand new pair of Thorlo running socks!!! Let me just tell you... I have never been so excited about a pair of socks in my life :) You would have thought I had just won an entire running outfit.
Give me just a minute to brag...... They are so cute! Of course, They are black and white... yes, I am quite the girly girl but you will rarely catch me in pink. I am one of those girls that wears black every single day. I am not goth or morbid, by any means, I just feel very comfortable in black. It's so slimming!! (lol!) So, almost my entire wardrobe consists of basic black pieces. Including my running wardrobe. (Don't worry, I wear light tops on those 5am runs in the dark so that I can be easily spotted.) This running wardrobe has been my new obsession. I go through fazes of shopping obsessions. Sometimes it's work wear, sometimes its home decor, sometimes its the perfect mascara... lately it is running gear. And I am not sure that this will fade any time soon. These socks will match any running outfit I have... one must have matching socks, right?! Its critical to being a stylish runner!

So in the spirit of giving and to celebrate my win I am coordinating my very first giveaway!!!

Calm down, I know it's exciting.... but let me continue.... I am a HUGE magazine subscriber. At any given day I have some sort of magazine in the mail when I go to check my box. I love them... especially any magazine that has to do with running and fitness. One of my favorite magazines besides Runners World is, of course, Fitness.




Why do I love this magazine? Let me count the ways.... It has GREAT workout tips in every single issue. It has FABULOUS recipes for healthy living. It has STUPENDOUS tips on the latest and greatest workout gear whether that be clothing, shoes, or gadgets. It has TERRIFIC beauty and skin recommendations to keep you flawless. It has MAGNIFICENT training programs to target any trouble area on your body. And it has TONS of pictures of GORGEOUS FIT women to post on your bathroom mirror for motivation (ha!) This mag has it all!!! And I am going to giveaway a full year subscription to 2 lucky winners!!! I will give you plenty of chances to win... Here's how:

1.) Post a comment on why you would love to win a full year subscription to this magazine.

2.) Become a follower of my blog and then tell me about it, or tell me that you already are...

3.) Link this giveaway to a post on your blog.

4.) And in the spirit of Tobi's giveaway that I won.... tell me what your essential/favorite running gear/accessory is. (Today, mine is my brand new Thorlo running socks!!!!)

I will announce the winner on Wednesday, October 7th! Good luck to you all :)

36 comments:

  1. Aww dang it... I already subscribe to that magazine lol. Congrats on winning the socks, I never win anything :(

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  2. Great giveaway girl! You never forget your first giveaway... LOL! You know I'm a reader and I would love to have a whole years subscription because I read all my mags in the Loo and you can never have enough reading material pre-run... ;)

    My essential piece of running gear is my wrist rockers... I love those darn things!

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  3. well, i am sure that family is not included...and that is just fine....you can get me one of these subscriptions for Christmas. i just wanted to say that i would totally post this giveaway on my blog but i don't have any followers! i have ghost readers! BUT LET ME SAY AGAIN....i am not a quiter....i love my blog! and I LOVE YOU!

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  4. Congrats on your win! I'm ADDICTED to reading about running so I could use a subscription fo sho!! My essential running gear are my Russell Athletic shirts from Academy. They're made out of that wicking material which is good since I'm a SWEATY MESS when I run. Plus being a fellow Texas girl you know it's HOT here!

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  5. I'm so glad that you won Tobi's giveaway because I don't think I would have found your blog otherwise! I've loved looking back on your old posts.

    Anyways I'd love to win a years subscription to Fitness magazine because it just plain rocks! I've always bought the magazine at the grocery counter if there was a headline that caught my eye and Fitness has always been my first choice!

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  6. I'm already a follower of your blog and I just love it!

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  7. My essential piece of running gear would also have to be my Thorlo Experia socks. I just did a review of them yesterday! They are pretty amazing.

    Oh and can't you tell I really want to win this giveaway??

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  8. i love magazines!!! i already follow your blog :)

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  9. I am so glad you got your socks! Yay for first giveaways!!! BTW, your goodie box will be in the mail by next Wednesday, I promise!! Just another thing to look forward to!!!
    You already know I am a follower!!

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  10. i would love to win. fitness would be a great magazine to read at the gym (as i try to lose weight before our wedding in july!)
    thanks so much!
    maria.dalessandro@gmail.com

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  11. I think we were sisters in another life, LOL!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE magazines, I must get about 10-20 magazines, catalogs etc in the mail weekly ( that also shows that I shop tooo much!), it's actually a bit out of hand! I would love Fitness though! I just subscribed to Runner's World and love it but I think my Self is about to run out and this sounds like a great replacement!!! Yay!!

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  12. My favorite running essential right now is my Iphone because I have Runkeeper on it and it tracks my runs ( like a garmin)! I think I couldn't live without it!!!!

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  13. Will give you a shout out today on my post!!!

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  14. OO OO Pick me! Pick me!

    I love magazines. Especially fitness magazine. I can't get enough of the recipes and fashions in the fitness ones in particular.

    I am already a stalker, er I mean follwer.

    I cannot live without my Champion sports bras from Target. They fit perfectly and are so reasonably priced.

    Now go pick me! LOL!

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  15. What?! You already won something. You got good karma girl.

    I would love this magazine because I am obsessed with fitness and all things related. I already suscribe to RW and it would be nice to have another magazine to dote over after the marathon when I plan on doing a lot of cross traiing.

    I'm already a follower :)
    ...and I'll be posting a link today or tomorow.

    Congrats on the new socks. I have a pair of Thorlos and they're great!

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  16. Oooh, I'd love to get some new fitness incentive and tips every month! I love to pour over magazines in the evenings!

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  17. I found you on Tobi's Blog.. AWESOME!! I would love Fitness Magazine because of the ideas that I would glean from the pages. I have subscriptions to a couple running magazines, but would love to have an all around Fitness magazine for MORE learning.. Thanks for this!

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  18. New Follower and excited to get to know you :)

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  19. I will link to this Giveaway on Tall Mom High Five Friday tomorrow. Stop by and check it out :) I hope it draws some new Followers to your page..

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  20. I NEED my Spandex....shorts, capris, pants...Spandex keep me movin in comfort.

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  21. YEA! Another Texas girl who loves Jesus! YEA! :) Found your blog from Busy Running Mama. Congrats on winning the socks. Giveaways are awesome aren't they?

    Adding you to my google reader, its the best way for me to keep up with everyone :)

    Great giveaway, I'm a magazine junkie, LOVE magazines :)

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  22. I would love a full year subscription to this magazine because it's getting expensive to buy it each month off the rack. Don't ask me why I don't just suscribe myself, I'm too lazy I suppose!

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  23. I just edited my last post to include a link back to your giveaway, but when I post again tomorrow sometime, I'll re-link it ...

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  24. Essential: my iPhone, (I use the application imapmyrun to record my time/distance/etc. and of course it's also my music) but I'm hoping I can ditch it soon for a Garmin and a tiny little ipod shuffle.

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  25. Wow! Great giveaway girl! I've actually never read that magazine, so if you say that it is inspiring...I'm SOLD! I'm already a follower, so that is covered. My favorite essential running gear is my black and white Brooks hat. I am the same way about black; I wear it every day and I usually always combine it with white. I am so predictable. My san antonio marathon outfit is, of course, black and white.

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  26. Congrats on the socks!

    I'd LOVE to win b/c I usually take this mag out of the library (geek, I know) and I'm always behind!

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  27. Hi there! I found you through Lauren's blog, what a great giveaway! I love magazines too, especially fitness ones!

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  28. I just became a follower, and am looking forward to following you!

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  29. My essential piece of running gear is my iPod touch and my Nike chip that drops into my Nikes and syncs to my iPod. Love love love it! The Nike chip seriously revolutionized my running!

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  30. I want to win because my subscription to Fitness is running out next month and I don't know what I will do without it :) I love magazines too, I read them when I am doing cross training machines that bore me to tears! I'm assuming we leave 1 comment for each thing we do...hopefully because I'm about to keep commenting.

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  31. My favorite piece of running gear is definitely my pink long sleeve zip up- its great for Boston spring and fall and cold summer mornings and it's pink, so of course I love it.

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  32. I just started getting back into fitness. I would love to read all the tips in this magazine!
    Count me in!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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