I have been watching the mailbox for a couple of items that I won in blog giveaways a few weeks ago... a set of Moeben sleeves from Life as I See It, and a pair of Recovery socks from One Tough Cookie and a Beer. I am so excited to try them both out, especially now that our weather is getting cooler, and I am running longer distances.
After we got back to the boat I made us each a Pumpkin Spice Latte - so delicious!
Pumkin puree, fat free milk, spices and strong cofee...mmmm!
And while I was drinking mine and munching on
a couple of a few sugary almond cookies, I was thinking about all of the giveaways I have won since I first started blogging in April.
I have won a book from MissZippy, a Road ID from Run From the Heart, some GoTein samples from Running For Trevor, a jar of Tropical Traditions organic honey from A Healthy Passion, and in a few weeks I will be receiving a 2-piece Champion Eco Fleece suit from a giveaway by The Studly Runner. And, I was also lucky enough to get a bumper sticker and a training log book from Words to Run By just by emailing Sara and telling her I would like to have them. Amazing!
I know that a lot of the giveaways are sponsored by companies who want to promote and spread the word about their products, while others are funded by the blogger who posts it... either way I am thrilled to be a most appreciative recipient of these goodies.
I am blown away by all of the good will and support and advice and positive feedback I have received on my blog posts. It constantly surprises me when I get comments on my posts. I am quite shy, thus the lack of pictures that some are able to share so readily, but maybe I will get braver as time goes on.
Here is a link to the half marathon I am thinking about for May. It's on May 13th which is Mother's Day. If you have a minute, please take a look and tell me what you think. I have no race experience, other than a couple of fun runs and charity events... have never signed up for a race of this kind so I am wondering if this is a good one to start with.
It is local for me and I know the village well, and have driven these roads many dozens of times. It is kind of hilly and quite lovely as it is oceanside and the view is beautiful most of the way.
Thanks for stopping by ... I am off to read your blog posts now!