Friday, June 11, 2010

And Now a Thank You to You...

...remember this picture? My gross, disgusting blister on my toe? The first sign that I was a "real runner?"
Well, this blister gave me a great idea! Because of all of your encouragement and kind words (some of you have told me that I'm inspiring and wow-what a compliment, I just can't tell you how much that means to me! And whenever you all told me you were proud of me, I was just beaming!!!), this is what helped me get through the half training. I heart comments to begin with but after my horrible 10K race, your comments made me smile and want to keep on pushing, some maybe even made me cry. And when I did my 8 and 11 mile runs, again your comments just made my day and training even better!

So now it's my turn to thank you! I'm doing a giveaway inspired by your comments and my blister! What?! Yes, because after this past weekend, I'm treating my yucky runner's feet to a pedicure so in honor of my running feet I'm giving away items to treat your feet.

Here's what's included:

1. Cute canvas bag (to hold all your feet goodies!)
2. Foot lotion (feel free to find someone to rub that on your feet-Matt did a lot of feet rubbing for me over the last 12 weeks!)
3. Fingernail polish!!! (can't leave those toesy nakey!)
4. Pedicure tools (maybe hubby shouldn't use this unless he knows what he's doing...)
5. Pink flip-flops (to show off those cute toes!)
So the first person I randomly pick will win the first prize BUT the second, third and fourth person I draw will win one flip-flop notepad and a flip-flop eraser!
There's two ways to enter. Here's how to enter:
1. Become a follower. I'm trying to decide on my next exercise endeavor and you'll want to stay tuned to find out what I do, right? If you're already a follower, then leave one comment stating that you follow. If you're a new follower, please leave a comment saying you're a follower.
2. Leave me a comment and tell me what your exercise goals are for the rest of 2010 or what you and your spouse/friend(s) like to do to exercise.

I'll leave this open until Tuesday, June 15 at midnight and then I'll announce the winners next Thursday.

Thank you cannot tell you how much I appreciate everyone's support and encouragement. You can ask Matt because I probably read each and every one of your comments at least once, if not more, out loud to him. You all are the best!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you...


Slamdunk said...

My exercise goals are to sneak in more runs when the kids aren't looking. Unfortunately, those times have been scarce lately.

Good luck to your contestants, but I better not enter until the prize involves a book or burping or something.

Have a good weekend.

Sarah said...

Well you know I follow. :)

My short term goal is to work out at least 5 days a week for all of June. My goal mostly pertains to losing tons of weight. Yeah right, like that will ever happen.

Congrats girl!

Jennelle said...

Woo Hoo for giveaways! :)

My exercise goal for the rest of the year is just to fit it in when I can. I give up on exercise when I set grand goals for myself, because I'm a busy person, darnit, and I just don't always have time! If I have no expectations or hard and fast "you must work out two hours five days a week" goals, then I'm much more likely to WANT to exercise.

Hilary Lane said...

I'm a follower!!

Hilary Lane said...

And unfortunately I have 0 exercise goals, but I do like to do yardwork for exercise! Oh, and I'm playing on an adult softball league starting next month (it should be interesting).

Christy said...

I have one exercise goal - to keep going to the Y. I hate it, I'd rather do anything else, but it is my goal. So far, so good.

And you are an inspiration! :-)

Anonymous said...

I joined a few months ago and so far I've lost 13 pounds. But, my goal is to get down to the weight and fitness level I was when I graduated boot camp 8 years ago. I want to feel stronger and maybe someday start running, I've hated it ever since boot camp.

Cecilia said...

Girl, you know I follow you!!!

Cecilia said...

Sooooo, you have truly inspired me to get into shape and take better care of myself. I'm going to start the Couch to 5 K program. I used to run allllllll of the time and I haven't in nearly 15 years. I think the C25k is a gentle way break my joints back into the running circuit. Thank you so much for sharing every step of the way your successes and you failures. I know that I can do this. My eventual goal is to participate in a few runs.

Adie said...

I am a follower!

My goals are to catch up with you as agreed!! ;). And to loose some weight hello single digit clothes!

Holly Renee said...

I am a follower. My goals are to do yoga once a week (or more), to ride my bike every other day (when it's warm out), and to get moving each day in some way. Right now, during the summer, it's a lot easier to do than in the winter. Thanks so much for doing this giveaway. You are awesome!

Stephany said...

Yay! A giveaway! You know I'm a follower!!!

Stephany said...

My exercise goal for 2010 is to buy a bike and compete in some bike races! And maybe even start training for a sprint triathlon. Eep!

Alicia said...

I'm a follower. :)

My exercise goal is to walk 3 times a week. That is a feat in itself for me these days. I'm thinking soon I will need to walk indoors this MO heat is already making my preggo body feel like I'm in a sauna.

That is one killer blister, wowzers!

Krystie said...

You already know I follow ;)

Goals. To run one single mile without stopping for air.

Also, to keep going to the gym 4 days a week, and loosing those belly inches!

As a side note: I just wanted to say I AM proud of you and how far along you've come. Just since I started reading you've made leaps and bounds to obtain your goal, and that's admirable. I used to be a runner, and now I'm not, but seeing you do it, does give me some confidence that I just might be able to get into the swing of things again.

So, keep up the good work, and I'll be here rooting you on all the way from Oregon!

Jen said...

I Follow!

My goal is to kick these last 30 lbs and have a baaaaaaaby!

Yeck yes - so you've persuaded me to run a 5K!

The powers of the internet and bloggie friends!

jules1219 said...

I am a new follower!

My exercise goals are to continue doing Yoga daily but add some cardio (walking or running)to my routine.