Happy birthday to Blog
Happy birthday to Blog
Happy birthday, dear Blo-ooog...
Happy birthday to blog!
One year ago today I posted my very first running blog post. If you feel so inclined, you can read it here. The funny thing is, I thought I had come up with an original idea: I would chronicle my marathon-training journey for all the world to see!
It didn't take long to discover that there were lots of people out there with running blogs. Did I mind? Heck, no! What I lacked in originality, I gained a hundred-fold in support, encouragement, and knowledge from this incredible community of runners.
I believe there is a good chance that I would have given up on running and training if it weren't for my Running Blogger Friends. Your stories, experiences, triumphs, trials, and heart-breaks have kept the running spark alive in me. I consider each of my Running Blogger Friends a blessing.
In order to thank you and to celebrate my blog's first birthday, I am sponsoring a giveaway. My first real giveaway! If I had an unlimited supply of money, I'd send each of my blogger friends a special gift. But I'm sure you understand when I say that is just not possible.
I'm calling this "A Few of my Favorite Things" giveaway. I love running-related products! While I have purchased a lot of unnecessary items, there are several products I won't run without. These things I keep in my Little Pink Running Essentials bag. Now you have the chance to try out a few of my favorite things.
Such as... A bottle of my favorite sunscreen: K2 Endurance Sunblock SPF 50 (1.5 Fluid Ounces).I know it's winter... but spring and summer are coming! As a fair-skinned, cancer-avoiding, wrinkle-hating runner, I don't leave home without this on my face and neck. I have dry skin and I love the way this feels! It moisturizes but doesn't leave my skin greasy. I usually put this on instead of moisturizer and then put my makeup over it. It is also fragrance-free, which makes me happy. I do not like smelling my face all day. Bleh!
Another nice thing about this sunscreen is, it doesn't run when I sweat. I wore this when I did the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and did not get stingy eyes from it. I also did not get a yucky taste in my mouth. I hate when sunscreen taste makes its way into my mouth!
I'm a firm believer in sunscreen. Wear it. Or I will come to your house and beat you with a stupid stick.
Hello, my name is Sara... and I am a lip balmoholic. Seriously. If you ever find me in a lip balmless moment, watch out! I need lip balm. I am miserable without it. Others are miserable when I'm without it. I hate having dry lips.
I may have a problem... but I have found Mission Skincare lip balms to be absolutely wonderful. The Strawberry happens to be my favorite. Now you have a chance to try this organic, SPFing, paraben free, wonder.
Knowing me as well as I do, I bet I'll throw a few other things into the giveaway package. I'll surprise you! I have a few other things in mind but I have to check on their availability first.
Here's how you can have the opportunity to try out a few of my favorite things:1. Leave a comment explaining what YOU can't run without.
2. Become a "follower" of my blog if you aren't already. If you are, leave a comment telling me you are.
3. Post a link to this giveaway on your blog & leave a comment when/if you do.
Each person has the opportunity to get up to three entries by commenting three times. I'll pick the winner randomly but the more entries, the better chance you have to get a few of my favorite things.
This giveaway ends on January 31, 2010.
OK... good night you all! Good luck & I look forward to hearing from you. :-)