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A new mantra (and a giveaway)

We are all about birthdays around here, so much that we acknowledge the entire "birthday week." Well it just so happens that my birthday week has begun, and to celebrate I am having a giveaway. When I was on the search for the perfect headband, Sweaty Bands sent me two headbands to try, and I am sharing one of those with one of you (don't worry, I only tried out the one I am keeping).

The one you can get is a 1 1/2 inch wide band, white with multi-color dots. I borrowed this picture of the headband from the Sweaty Bands web site (no that isn't me):

If you want to win this headband, here's what you should do:

  • Follow I Have Run. Leave a comment to let me know you are a follower.
  • Visit the Sweaty Bands web site and tell me what else you like in another comment.
  • Post a link to this giveaway on your blog or on Facebook. Leave a comment to let me know.
  • In yet another comment, ask me a birthday-related question. Be creative. Don't just ask how old I am going to be. The most creative question gets an extra entry.

That makes four (possibly five entries) each. The winner will be chosen by Random.org on Sunday, October 17th.

(Sweaty Bands provided the headband for this giveaway. They also gave me a headband for my personal use. I did not pay anything for them.)


RUN: After I finished my run today, The Princess decided to join me for a little strength training. While lifting my 3 lb hand weights, she said, "Do you know why it starts to hurt when you do this and why your legs hurt when you run? That's the strong coming into you."

I think I'm going to make that my new running mantra.

Comments

  1. Happy Birthday Week!

    Shouldn't you get a gift a day?

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  2. I am a follower
    happy birthday week

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  3. Happy birthday! I'm a follower.

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  4. If you could have anyone from all of history jump out of your birthday cake, who would it be and what would they be wearing? And what kind of cake would we be talking about?

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  5. I like the argyle sweaty bands. And the black and orange Halloween one.

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  6. Happy birthday!! I'm a follower of your blog!

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  7. I love sweaty bands! I think my favorite is the 10,000 fireflies in blue. It's darling.

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  8. Since it's your birthday week, if a baby's leg pops out at 11:59PM but his head doesn't come out until 12:01, which day was he born on? Ignore the fact that the baby came out foot first :)

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  9. I don't need an entry (I have that Sweaty Band and LOVE it), but I do want to say Happy Birthday!

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  10. Happy birthday!

    I am a follower.

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  11. Wow, what great headbands! I love that the patterns are so diverse, but I particularly like the elephant one and the thinner ones with skulls & crossbones.

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  12. Happy birthday and enjoy your week! I am a new follower!

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  13. As for birthdays... assuming an unlimited budget, what would your ideal birthday celebration look like?

    (again, happy birthday week!)

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  14. I like the bandit do these skinny stripes make mt butt look big in red.

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  15. I am a follower and Happy Birthday to you!!

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  16. im a follower :) (i have been reading for awhile just hadnt "followed")

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  17. aaaaand i posted your giveaway to twitter (does that count?)www.twitter.com/@RTdanielle09

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  18. i decided i would want the racing stripes-black and white because i LOVE zebra print and think its so hot :)

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  19. goodness, last comment.... if you could run/bike/tri any race in the world (and it would occur on your birthday JUST for you) which race would it be and why?
    have a great day!!

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  20. Happy Birthday week!
    I am a follower already.

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  22. I posted your giveaway on my blog's giveaway page:
    http://irunforthehills.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  23. I love Sweaty Bands! I like the one in the giveaway. I also like the white and silver reflective runner.

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  24. How would you spend your birthday if you could do anything you wanted?

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  25. Happy birthday week! I'm a follower.

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  26. I always enjoy reading your blog - thanks for the fabulous updates!

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  27. I celebrate bday weeks too. I'm a follower.

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  28. Big fan of all the striped sweaty bands.

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  29. If you could go anywhere to celebrate bday week where would you and who would you take?

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  30. Funny that I see your kiddo inspired mantra, which harkens me back to mine "Keep trying, keep trying, don't give up," originally presented to me while I was pushing the kids up a serious hill in the jogger a few years ago. How random that I hear it from the other room today as sung by Yo Gabba Gabba?
    I like yours though. Hang onto it, you'll need it.
    And I don't need a sweaty band, but I do have the birthday question: Are ya gonna give my birthday tradition a shot (even if it is ONLY half the distance...)? I don't actually know how old you are, but I'm sure its doable. Enjoy your b-day!

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  31. I just found you today and I'm a new follower!

    Thanks!

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  32. Love the reflective runner sports band!

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  33. Do you prefer the traditional "Happy Birthday" song or do you have another rendition you enjoy?! :)

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  34. Happy Birthday week!! I'm a new follower!

    By the way, your princess just melted my heart with her comment!

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  35. I'm usually all over the reflective headbands, but love the black and white big balls one!

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  36. What is the most creative birthday present you have ever received?

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  37. I love the Bandit Polka Dots one (green and pink)!

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  38. I follow & adore you & your comments.

    :) me.

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  39. What's your favorite birthday smell. I know. Weird. But as a kid on my birthday I always woke up to the smell of carrot cake. So my Hubby being the baker he is bought me a carrot cake candle he lights every birthday morning. ;)

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  40. I follow I Have Run! :)

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  41. I visited sweaty bands and I love the rock solid hot pink.

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  42. Do you have a favorite meal for your birthday? I love a good lasagna but only as a birthday treat once a year.

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  43. New follower and thanks for your follow

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  44. I LOVE that! "It's the strong coming into you."

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  45. Happy Birthday! I'm a new follower, found you through Runtothefinish

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  46. I love that the bands are cute and colorful along with being useful.

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