Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Recovery & the GIVEAWAY

Today I am officially one week into my stress fracture recovery. That means 1 more week in the shoe and then I can start walking. Who knew I would be so excited about walking? Today I used the elliptical at the gym for the very first time. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was able to get a good sweat on and while it wasn't the same as running - it wasn't too shabby either.


Toward the end of my workout this woman came and started running on the treadmill. I could see over her shoulder that she was running at a 5 and my first thought was "even she can run at a 5." But then that thought immediately changed to "I want to be her." When I have become that woman of a certain age, I still want to be running. So I will continue to swim, elliptical and bike. Then in a few more weeks I will walk and then run/walk. But when I am her age I will still.be.running.

Who doesn't need a little jewelry inspiration once in awhile? I know I do! So here's the giveaway!!

See this lovely silver number? See how sleek and stylish it is while still rockin' our runner girl and a distance? Here's your chance to WIN ONE! It's so brand new it's not even on the site yet.

One lucky winner will have one custom made. You will receive one necklace as shown, customized with any distance or even an inspirational word.



Here's how to enter:

*Comment below and tell me your favorite thing about running. (mandatory)
*Like us on Facebook (Extra entry - leave another comment)*Click Here!*
*Follow our blog (Extra entry - leave another comment)
*Link to the contest on your blog, tweet it or share it on facebook (Extra entries - leave comments)

Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Friday July 8th.

219 comments:

  1. I love, love, love running because it makes me feel free.

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  2. And I like you on the FB :)

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  3. I love running because it continually reminds me that I can do things I never thought I could do -- like going from morbidly obese to training for my first half marathon.

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  5. I posted on FB about the giveaway. (And sorry about the duplicate comment above. I tried to delete it.)

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  6. Oh, I sooo hope I win! Running...wow, so much here. I guess my favorite thing about running is that it gives me a peace that nothing else gives me and it allows me to go to a part of my spirit that I might otherwise never go...the part of me that challenges me to dig deeper, be better, love myself fully, and embrace all that I am capable of and so much more. I've learned so much about myself and life from running/through running. Great question here! I might be thinking on this one for a few days.

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  7. Already a follower on fb and now a follower from my Runninghood fb

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  8. I love running because it's the one way I'm truly able to turn off my brain and stop stressing about work, life, love, or anything except putting one foot in front of the other and remembering to breathe.

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  9. sharing this on FB. Although I hate sharing because it decreases my chances of winning. :( :)

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  10. I also like you on facebook. :)

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  11. In a bit I'll find a way to link you on my sidebar where my current handful bra giveaway is.

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  12. Just became a follower of your blog. Already liked you on FB. And my favorite thing about running is....running. Miss it, am also on the injured list and waiting for the doc to give me the green light. Hope you're back to it soon!

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  13. Favorite thing about running? Tough to narrow down! I love the freedom it gives me.

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  14. My favorite thing about running is setting goals and then achieving them. It gives me such a sense of accomplishment and pride.

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  15. I already liked you guys on facebook!

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  16. Shared the giveaway via facebook!

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  17. I love running because I feel challenged but also a sense of accomplishment with each training run!

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  18. I blogged about the giveaway

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  19. My favorite thing about running is that perfect run...that one that only happens every blue moon, but makes all the other runs worthwhile.

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  20. Favorite thing about running .... soothes the soul

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  21. My favorite thing about running is how accomplished I feel when its over!

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  22. I love running because it is something that I do entirely for me.

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  23. my favorite thing about running is it makes me feel so alive!

    (and ok, it's time away from my kids too!) :)

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  24. My favorite thing about running is enjoying being outside, and letting my mind run free while my body takes me where i want to go.

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  25. My favorite thing about running how is relieves stress, being able to enjoy all of God's creations and allows me to clear my head.

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  26. My favorite thing about running is racing...I love competition.

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  27. I posted a link on my blog.

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  28. I liked Sporty Girl Jewelry on facebook!

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  29. I love running because it is MY time and I feel so good about myself!

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  30. I love running because it has taught me that 90% of my limitations are in my mind and that I am strong enough to overcome them.

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  31. I put a link to the giveaway on my blog sidebar.

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  32. I love running because it is "my" time. Something I can do for me that is also good for my mind, body and soul!!!!!

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  33. wow...my fav thing about running. The freedom...independence...how fast i can go...how far...the birds singing, sun shining & sweat dripping... Uh, is that too many things!? ha!

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  34. Running is MY time and no one else's...that's what I love most!

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  35. I love running for the peace I feel during and after.

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  36. I love to run because of how it makes me feel....free....healthy.......sweaty........peaceful and happy!

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  37. I love that it gives me "ME" time. Makes me feel good and relieves stress.

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  38. Posted it on Active Bands facebook page

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  39. I liked Sporty Girl jewelry on facebook

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  40. My favorite thing about running is that I can! I used to weigh 183 pounds (I'm 5'2"), and now I'm 141! I've never ever been athletic or sporty, so the fact that I've been running for almost 6 months now is kind of miraculous to me. :-)

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  41. I love running because it makes me a stronger woman.

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  42. Running makes me feel free.

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  43. Just linked to the contest on my FB page!

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  44. My favorite thing about running is that it's something just for me - it's my time to be alone and forget all my problems.

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  45. Favorite thing about running: OHH HOW CAN I CHOOSE! It makes me feel free. It makes me feel invincible.

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  46. My favorite thing about running: I used to be horrible at it, and now I can run miles upon miles. It makes me feel strong, empowered, and confident. Running has given me something that nothing else has!

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  47. My favorite thing about running is how strong and accomplished I feel after. Even if it's a short 1 or 2 miles I still feel so good!!

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  48. I follow you on google reader!

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  49. I tweeted your giveaway. My handle is ElleHattan

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  50. I run for the Good Life..makes me HAPPIER!!

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  51. I already liked you on FB...already follow your blog....and I love to run because I CAN!! My mantra (which I have on a beautiful necklace...thanks to Sprtygirl Jewelry) is Eat,Pray,Run!!! Oh yeah....Repeat!!

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  52. My favorite thing about running, is that I can do it practically anywhere I am (even standing in place!) and feel a quick burst of accomplishment - whether it is for 2 minutes or 2 hours, I can just thank god that I am able to move...I have been laid up twice with ACL repairs and I know the pain of watching others and laying with you leg in slings, casts, braces...it isn't fun, but you appreciate your abilities, like running, even more when you have to sit out for a little.

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  53. I tweeted this contest :) @nello33

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  54. Running has shown me that I can do hard things and I love that! I also love how I feel when I finish a hard run :).

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  55. Love running for how it allows you to work hard and then see what you have achieved, all in a relatively short time frame compared to a lot of life.

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  56. I'm now following your blog :)

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  57. I also now like you on Facebook :)

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  58. The thing I love most about running is how it makes me feel strong and in control of my little world, whether it's for 3 miles or 20. It's the only part of my day when "it's all about me". ;)

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  59. I love the way running makes me feel about myself!!!

    Feel better soon!!

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  60. I love the way it feels to hit a new milestone and realize just what your body can do

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  61. I liked sporty girl jewelry on facebook

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  62. My favorite thing about running is simply that I can - it's a gift and I'm so grateful!

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  63. Hello! Great recovery so far...I love running because it's so unpredictable. Always a new adventure, I just have to remember to look at any and all as an accomplishment.

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  64. I liked you on FB (I tried to like you as my page too, but it wouldn't take.

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  65. I started following your blog. I wish more pages would have blogs, easier to find and follow IMHO

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  66. I shared your link on FB via my athlete page.

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  67. I also shared it over twitter, and this will place a link on my blog. I do really love this new simple design

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  68. I love running because it makes me feel like I can do anything!

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  69. I tweeted this giveaway (@therunningcook)

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  70. Just started following your blog and love it! I love running because you can do it anywhere. You don't need fancy equipment or even special clothes (although the clothes can definitely help). It gives me a way to de-stress, work out the world's problems, or socialize when I want to.

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  71. My favorite thing about running is it makes me feel good.

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  72. I love running because it's such a great stress reliever. It feels great to just focus on running and not think about anything else for just a short time.

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  73. Just tweeted about your give away.

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  74. i love running because its so therapeutic to me

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  75. My favorite thing about running is it is mine. I don't race other people, but I race myself. I try to be my best me.

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  76. So hard to choose 1 favorite thing about running!! I love running because it makes me feel STRONG, CONFIDENT, POWERFUL, FREE, and BEAUTIFUL!!

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  77. my favorite thing about running? the smile it puts on my face....and the fact that my kids think i'm friends with EVERY runner out there!

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  78. I love running because it makes me feel as if I am tall, lithe, and coordinated (and I am none of the above)! :)

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  79. And I follow the blog via Google Reader. (I don't know why my login is coming up with random letters and numbers. It should say 'avengangle.')

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  80. I absolute love the way I feel after a run. Before and during a run can be hard, but the feeling afterwards is amazing.

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  81. posted on my sidebar of my blog

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  82. My favorite thing about running is it gives me a chance to file all the crap I don't need think about anymore in the way back part of my brain

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  83. My favorite thing about running is how it makes me feel whole. Having been on the injured reserve list for the past year, I just haven't felt "right" :(.

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  84. Posted your giveaway on my blog!

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  85. I love that running is something I never thought I could do. Regardless of how bad my day has been, a good run can make everything feel better. It's great to be able to go out and relax even for just a couple of miles.

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  86. I also follow you on Facebook!

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  87. I love running because it makes me feel self-confident!

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  88. I LOVE running because it's a challenge and when you finish a race you feel so accomplished and confident!

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  89. I love to run with my friends. I've made some great "sweat sisters" while training for races!

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  90. I love running because it makes me feel young, alive and free! It gives me time to think, ponder and pray. If I'm dealing with a problem, the solution seems so obvious once I get out on the road!

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  91. Following your blog (I have a stress fracture too) :(.

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  92. I enjoy running because for all of my life it was something I could not do and now I am doing what I thought was impossible. It get such a high each time I push myself further and improve.

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  93. I love running because it gives me a chance to do something great on my own - no kids attached.

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  94. My favorite thing about running is how good I feel when I'm done! I'm following your blog, tweeted your giveaway & shared it on facebook :)

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