Thursday, June 04, 2009

Fun (free!) stuff

I've been pretty fortunate here in bloggy-land lately and have won a few sweet prizes.

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I won a copy of Running from the Devil through a recent Runners' Lounge Giveaway.



I just cracked it open last night and love it so far. Review coming soon! (In the meantime, you can see what joyRuN had to say about it here.)

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Then I found out that I won Running Through Life's Giveaway for Exercise Anywhere Cards.



The pocket-sized cards are super fun and make for a great on-the-spot workout when I don't have a lot of time.

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Most recently, I won a copy of Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries & Shakes from Everyday Food and Drinks.



I haven't received it yet, but I love homemade burgers and I can't wait to see what kind of yummy ideas I'll find.

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And last but not least, the ladies behind Trials of Training, Secrets of a Running Mom and Jen's Runnings and Ramblings have all generously offered me the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you, and back at ya!



There are just two simple rules attached to the acceptance of this award:

1. Post the award on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2. Pass the award to other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

It is my privilege to bestow this award upon just a few of the great blogs that I've recently started reading:

Mel Tries to Run (which should really be changed to Mel Runs) - Mel is a spunky, witty journalist/broadcaster and relatively new runner from down-under.

Common Objects and Everyday Events - Lacey's posts and comments are always full of enthusiasm and she never fails to put a smile on my face.

Single Track Runner - Jo Lynn is an ultra-runner who always has great photos and stories from her time on the trails.
You should check them out if you haven't already, along with all the other awesome blogs listed to the right. ~~>

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Speaking of FREE STUFF, the awesome Recovery Sock people were kind enough to send me a pair. So far I love them, but I can't wait to put them to the test after my next long run. Full review coming soon.

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The summer marathon clinic starts tonight! More on that tomorrow.

19 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

hope you have a great clinic group again, have fun, and nice job on all the freebies and swag! go buy a lottery ticket :)

Jamie said...

Jealous! You definitely need to go buy a lottery ticket now :) I absolutely love recovery sock... wish they would send me a free pair ;)

RunningLaur said...

Everyone is getting these socks - how do I get my name thrown in the hat for a pair? My calves have neen killing me lately. Can't wait to her how they work for you!

trialsoftraining said...

Ha I'm with Jamie - go get a Lottery ticket, like NOW! this is an impressive list of winnings!! Congrats on all the recognition - clearly you deserve it :)

J said...

I totally forgot about that book! I need to get that and read it! i should go and get it!!

You do have a pretty lovely blog!

PS. thanks for the info about the three column blog! I really like how it turned out!

lindsay said...

dude. SHARE THE WEALTH! :) sweet winnings all around, esp the socks!

Kelly said...

You are so lucky!
Congrats on all the wins!

I Run for Fun said...

Wow! Congrats on all the lovely stuff. Now, if only some of that luck would rub off on me!

yumke said...

Very cool, another running book to put on my list.

And interested to see what your summer thon program looks like. Is your husband doing Pfitz this summer?

X-Country2 said...

What a hot streak!

Aren't the Recovery Sock people wonderful? I LOVE mine.

Stacey said...

Wow! I am jealous. I want free stuff! Have a great weekend.

joyRuN said...

Congrats on all the loot!

And have fun with your marathon clinic :)

D10 said...

YOu are on a roll! Maybe you should play the lottery.

Denise said...

Thanks for the blog links...I'm going to check them out now!

unathleticrunner said...

You are a big WINNER :)
jealous :)

Jess said...

Go hit the casino, quick!

littlesack said...

wow, busy post! looking forward to the review.

Did i miss anything in your life while I was away?

Fair Weather Runner said...

you are a lucky girl! okay, i need to talk to these recovery sock people, because uhhhh, our local running store doesn't carry them. and no i'm not kidding. i need me some recovery socks!

Lacey Nicole said...

AWWW!!! thank you!!!!!! you have won soooo much stuff that is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! i love the award :) i will def play along :)