Friday, September 25, 2009

one year. 200 posts. killer race training kit giveaway.

Two-hundred posts, a few stress fractures, a first marathon, a first trail race (half marathon), a 5K age group win and PR, some tears and stress, lots of good running memories, lots of good running buddies, tons of new blahggie buddies, and a Fair Weather Runner blahgiversary.

Since I am out on running any fall marathon, I thought I'd do a clever little giveaway. A giveaway of my marathon training essentials, that I clearly don't need right now, and pass them along to you. I know everyone has their own preferences and likes, so these are truly mine, these are all the things I use when training, whether for a half or a full (which really I've only done one of). So here you go.

To enter, it's simple. Leave a comment. If you aren't a follower, follow me and comment (can't win unless you drink the kool-aid, yeah shameless i know). If you want an even bigger chance? Blahggie shout out. FRW style, which means make your shout out a haiku... because that's just how I roll. I'll pick a winner next Friday.

The goods:
  • Nike running socks | call me a sellout, old school, not a TRUE sock connoisseur, but they are still hands down the best socks I have found for me and my feet

  • Cliff Shot Gel | all natural, and all awesome, i am a natural kind of girl, so when i found the cliff shots are all natural, and taste oh so much better than GU--sorry GU--i haven't looked back

  • Cliff Shot Blox | also all natural and also all awesome. my cousin rachel taught me the trick is cutting them up, brilliant, and it works. the orange ones are like eating an orange crush pop

  • Nathan hand held bottle | i only discovered this right before i got hurt last month, but i love it, super handy, super easy to carry, and an awesome color of green

  • Body Glide | yep, can't live without it, we all know the deal. love it

  • Gatorade Powder | or as i like to call it, old faithful
I should mention these will all be new, not the stuff I used, just in case there was a question about that. Because GROSS.

Thanks for a good year blahgesphere, I hope you will like my essential training kit as much as I do. Cheers to fall and running and happiness and fun. Also, another big announcement coming, involving myself, Kristen the Running Lawyer, and Ashley the Running Worm. Yep, keeps getting better. And I'm so proud of myself, keeping empty promises. Because later next week you are also getting....wait for it.... WAIT FOR IT.... Picturepalooza Version 1.0.

For good measure, here's my first ever post: First, the Irony...

45 comments:

RunnuRMark said...

I was TOTALLY going to ask if this was used crap before I saw the bottom of the post! What the hell would I do with stinky little girl socks?? I must complement you on your prize kitchen...good stuff indeed. Hey, do I get an extra entry for being the first comment?

rUntoNamAste said...

Happy birthday, blahggie :)

Way to keep your spirit of running alive with this fantastic giveaway. I'm in and I'm already a stalker. Have a great weekend!

onelittletrigirl said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this give a way and I cannot wait to think of my haiku!!

Ashley said...

I am ALL.OVER.THIS.GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!

I SOOOOOOO want the handheld waterbottle!!! Linking up now, my friend....

rachel said...

if i'm lucky enough to win, i want you to send the water bottle full of your home brew, even if you have to wait a month to send it. just FYI.

and i'm still not ready to blog, but already follow yours...of course.

IzzyBubbles said...

Of course you can't give YOUR stuff away because you are going to need it for the awesomeness that we're going to announce on Monday. And then you're going to need it for even more awesomeness in January, and even MORE awesomeness in April, and then some Tiffany-style awesomeness next October.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

OK I TOTALLY had a dream that I flew to St. Louis (in my dream you live in Saint Louis) to visit you and Running Lawyer. We all were wearing cosy running gear and Ed looked like Brad Pitt. You made tasty pasta and we had wine.. SOOOO FUNNY!! I was not paying attention and missed my flight...then I woke up.

That is my comment, Thank you and have a great day :)

I am TOTALLY up for the haiku...but first I need to remind myself of what a haiku is.. Coming soon..

Ashley said...

I linked up. My haiku rocks. At least, I like to think so. ;)

Ace said...

The items might be worth more if they were used by you and subsequently autographed...

ShutUpandRun said...

Thank you so much for your great comment on my blog.You are giving me hope for the future and so glad you ditched the crutches!! I am a few weeks behind you, so it will be encouraging to see your progress. And hell even if I can't train at this moment enter me in the giveaway anyway, b/c it won't be long and I will BE BACK and I will need all the help I can get.

B.o.B. said...

AWESOME giveaway and CONGRATS for being a blahgy for so long. I am so proud. *Tear*

LOL!

1. I am a follower.
2. I am commenting.
3. I will post back to this on my blog.

Morgan said...

Happy Bloggy B-day!!!

You know I'm a follower and I will work on my Haiku if I can manage this tunnel vision I have going on!!!

Kathleen said...

What a cool training kit!
I will post again when my haiku is done!

Indi said...

Although I'm not a blogger..I'm still going to comment since the FWR is my bloggie indulgence and awesome bud! congrats on the milestone.

Eliza said...

Congrats on surviving in the blogosphere so long! :)

I am a new follower! Looking forward to reading more :)

Very cool give away!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Posted on High Five Friday... Haiku for you:

Fairweather Runner

Killer Race Training Kit PRIZE

Drink the Kool-aid Now

Sorry for the over-use of the word "Totally" in my last comment

RunnuRMark said...

Sweet haiku and linkback have been posted. Write my name on another piece of paper!

RunToTheFinish said...

aww bloggie birthdays are the best!! still sad we haven't actually met up for a race!!

ohhhh body glide i love thee

X-Country2 said...

Gimme gimme gimme!

Carlee said...

Great essentials and great blog; glad I stumbled upon it. Beginning to follow...NOW

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am breaking the rules and commenting again...because I love to keep you entertained...

Haiku numero 2:

Best Part of my Day
Nutter Butters Oprah Fear
Crutches be Gone Now!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I seriously want to win this!! It is the PERFECT giveaway for runners! Congrats on the milestone! I am a follower!!

l.borrego said...

Love it! Hello from Houston, TX! I'm always trying to find new running blogs--yours is great!

aron said...

wooooo happy one year! great giveaway! i want to win!!! i am already a follower :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Already a follower. Fingers crossed that I win - if I do, I'll have it shipped to my sis b/c the only thing better than getting all that cool stuff would be passing it on to a new runner

foolsfitness said...

just bought a girls bike.

it's got two speeds slow and stop.

But I'm a guy man!



Hows that for 5-7-5 issues... guy on a girls single speed bike here. at least I'm riding, sort of.

foolsfitness- Alan

The Happy Runner said...

Happy bloggy birthday!

I follow. Have a great weekend!

RunningLaur said...

Happy blogiversary!! For some reason I thought you'd been blogging for much longer - maybe it's just all that good running stuff you've got going on :)

oh wait, haiku!

Love reading the blog,
sharing your great joy and runs,
best part of my day :)

Oz Runner said...

hey great giveaway....i'll have a link/haiku up on my blog soon:

Training for a race?
Win with Fairweather Runner
Handheld awesomeness

glad you mentioned it was new stuff, i was worried about the body glide..ha

chris mcpeake said...

Sweet sweet prize giveaway

RazZDoodle said...

Hell, I'm just impressed by your Photoshop skillz. Congrats on 200!

busyrunningmama said...

Awesome giveaway girl!! I have wanted that water bottle for a while!! I will do a shout out when I get back in town Monday...... Have a great weekend!!!

Erin said...

This is an awesome giveaway! I don't think I've written a haiku since junior high. Love it. I don't have a blog of my own, but here are three haiku.

Fairweather Runner
Also known as "crutch monkey,"
You will run again.

Your blog is a gem
Reading it, I laugh out loud
Best part of my day

James Taylor does suck
Especially at Christmas
Not on my iPod

Okay, I'm done now.

lilmeg said...

Hey! Stumbled across your blog and love it. And am desperate to find a handheld Nathan! GREAT give away!!!
I signed up to follow and am en route to create a lovely haiku for you to give you your shout on on my blog.

J said...

Aww happy one year of blogging! It goes by so fast!

Marlene said...

Ooooh! Look at all those GOODIES! MUST HAVE! Okay, so my marathon is tomorrow... but there's another on the horizon. ;)

Please count me in and congrats on 200 posts. I haven't been around for all of them, but I will be for the next 200. CHEERS!

Marlene said...

P.S. I'm a HAPPY follower! Will link you up next week.

onelittletrigirl said...

Posted mine :) and you KNOW I am a follower!!!

teacherwoman said...

I would love to win all of that. But, don't worry about putting me into the drawing... since I am not running for the time being. Sweet prize tho!

Anna said...

Found your blog a while ago and LOVE it. I was hooked when I saw Milo--I have an Aussie mix too. I am officially becoming a real-life follower...and trying to become a real-life runner, slowly but surely.

Irish Cream said...

Oooh, me me me!! I donated all of my bodyglide, gels, gatorade mix and my handheld bottle to the boyfriend before I left (thank goodness, he didn't ask for my socks!). Thus, I am currently going without all of those items . . . so I really hope I win! I am SO writing you a DAMN GOOD haiku on my blog. Just fyi, it might involve beef . . .

Running and living said...

Hi, I got here from shutupandrun, after hearing about your stress fracture. I had 2 myself, what a pain (pun intended). In any case, I wish you a speedy recovery. The giveaway looks awesome!

lindsay said...

but used goods would be all famous cause they were used by you! i guess i could settle for new... :)

happy blog-birthday!

i am already a follower as well.

Britt said...

Awesome giveaway! I can't believe you're making me do a haiku, though! I should of told you that I sucked it up in writing class! :)

californiameaghan said...

i love this stuff! yay for giveaways!!!

the margarita shot blocks are my fave flavor.