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Friday, July 31, 2009

Follow, Follow Me (Giveaway)

I run alone. Or with my two girls in the jogger. I don't have any running friends.

I actually don't have a lot of friends, runner or non-runner. I am a homebody and a pretty private person (although I am really trying to put it all out there in this blog); these two things do not help me make friends. The whole private person thing also means I am somewhat particular with who I call a real friend because I want to surround myself with people I can totally be myself with and trust. I am also not the type of person who needs a regularly scheduled "girl's night out" to stay sane; I love spending time with my husband and girls, which leaves precious little time for other people (emphasis on precious). And I spend enough time with other moms (mostly my awesome cousin Jen) to get a regular dose of adult conversation.

Now that you know those things, you should also know how much I am loving the runner's world I have found in Bloggyland. I love the honesty, the inspiration, and the encouragment. You have NO idea how excited I get to see a new comment on one of my posts (well maybe you do). So to say thanks, and to get to know more of you who have stumbled upon my blog, I am having a giveaway. It is not sponsored; it is not big. It is just a measley little $15 gift card to Sports Authority from me to one of you. I chose Sports Authority because you can use it online or in the store, so it doesn't matter where you live. Anyone can win.

To enter, all you have to do is:

  1. Leave me a comment. That will get you one entry.
  2. Become a follower of my blog. Leave me a separate comment to let me know you are a follower. That will get you another entry.
  3. Mention my giveaway on your blog. Let me know in separate comment for yet another entry.

That's it folks. You don't have to follow me on twitter or visit any Web site. Just say hello. I will announce the randomly selected winner next Friday, August 7th.

Note: Reading back over this, I realized I sound a little pathetic. I really am not. I just don't have time to make it sound less pathetic, so I'm going to post it and put it all out there, like I said I would.

51 comments:

  1. I just added you to my blog roll, and then I came back to your blog and found this post. I don't know how to become a follower, I didn't see the usual button. I'll look again though.:)

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  2. Oh Candice you are adorable (and even more adorable for posting a pic of the Friends show, which I - to this day - love!). You know -- running is an amazing sport and I got serious about it due to a friend. But after that initial push, running is very much a solitary sport and I love that about it. There is something so redeeming in being alone with your thoughts and pushing yourself through each mile. :D

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  3. And, duh, you're already being "followed" via my Google reader!

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  4. NOT Pathetic...honest honey!! I am a faithful follower and TRY To be a commenter when time allows. What a fun little contest. I have a Giveaway going up this weekend and will add the link to the post.. But I will come back once I have.

    All the best to my fellow homebody!!

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  5. Yay I love giveaways and it's been fun getting to know you in the blog world too.

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  6. I LOVE to run solo too! I feel like it's the "me" time I get to just think or not think and just run. I'm also a homebody who likes being home with my hubby and baby on friday nights...hence, the blogging! =)

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  7. I love giveaways! Count me in.

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  8. I also love the running bloggy world!! It's so supportive and inspiring :)

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  9. Just found you through Tall Mom

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  10. Candice!
    Thanks for posting this! I think a lot of people are like us, running alone or with one one or two others. These blogs are a great place to find inspiration though and brave amazing people like you!! Mary

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  11. found this from Tall Mom on the Run. linked back your giveaway:

    http://aitiomoe.blogspot.com/2009/07/gone-with-wind-giveaway.html

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  12. Oh yeah, getting comments is fun! And bloggy encouragement is fun, too!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  13. I already follow your blog! : )

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. Aww...I just discovered your blog...like, today :)
    You seem so sweet and nice! What a humble givaway!

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  15. Thanks for having such a great giveaway. :)

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  16. I am a follower

    erica_haggins@hotmail.com

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  17. i will be posting a link

    htttp://ericarunning.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi there, Just found your blog. I stick to the neighborhood but kind the peace of going out alone.

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  19. I can totally relate! I can be very independent and I love my alone time. Lately, I've been making more attempts to balance that area of my life.

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  20. I'm now following your blog!

    emmakbryant@yahoo.com

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  21. I have mentioned your giveaway on my blog as well. http://lifeasiliveittoo.blogspot.com/

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  22. I can totally relate to not having many close friends. I have my husband and 1 best friend. Then there are 2 other girls I talk to on a regular basis. I am completely content hanging out with and spending time with my family. Don't consider it a bad thing...it's perfect...for you! That's all that matter ;)

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  23. ah i love this giveaway idea! great blog too!

    xoxo
    Lo

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  24. Hey, I'm glad I found your blog. I too am a follower. "Laura Loves 2 Run" said you have the Provo River 1/2 map course. If so, is there any way you can email it to me. I can't find it online. My email is: gizmaud@kellerits.com
    Thanks!

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my digs and leaving me some luv! Great job on your running, keep it up. I added you to my blog roll so I can keep dibs on ya... I love reading new running blogs.

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  26. just started following you, and will post about your giveaway with my next blog posting....i'm with you, love the run-net community of the running blog world...

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  27. I combine running with the elliptical trainer.
    I enjoy how working out makes me feel so great.
    And it's great to see a running giveaway.

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  28. I also have no running buddies who live near me. Can totally relate. Glad I found your blog!

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  29. I posted your contest at the top of my blog where it will get more constant viewing!

    http://whoiamuncovering.blogspot.com/

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  30. Yay! I am happy to have found your blog through Erica's site! I must admit I am loving the running bloggers community as well! Keeps me motivated!

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  31. Oh yeah, and I am now a follower! I can't wait to read more!
    Amanda

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  32. oohh.... I was just at Sports Authority this weekend eyeing some stuff. I hope I win!

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  33. You're new to my reader & I would love this giftcard. Thanks!

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  34. I have added you to my Google Reader!
    Thanks (Lexi)

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  35. New at running and blogging and loving both!!

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  36. I am headed over to blog about your giveaway on my new blog ( just started this week)
    busyrunningmama.blogspot.com

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  37. new to running, hope to get to 15 miles . . . one day!!! Great job

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  38. Thanks for following me---I'm now following you :) Don't you love th blogging community!

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  39. I don't need to be entered in your contest, I was just amused by your added note at the bottom of your post. Nothing you said sounded pathetic at all. In fact, it sounded exactly like something I'd say (well, I'd modify it a little, since I'm male, but the essence would be the same). And yes, for those of us who are more private, the running blog community is an awesome place to "meet" people and gain a ton of information from others experiences.

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  40. Hello,

    It's kinda a nice to read somebody else isn't swarmed with friends either. I'm a solitary runner, but I totally agree with you: the sence of community among runners on the internet is heart warming.

    Nicole
    http://www.momshomerun.blogspot.com

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