It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

August 23, 2011

THANK YOU for not Leaving Me.......GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone!  It’s Michael’s THANK YOU for not Leaving Me Giveaway!


Over the past several months I have been very dedicated to my training.  I get up about 4:30 am each morning and do an am workout, then I go to work all day, get home in time to change clothes and then head out for an evening workout at least 3 or 4 nights a week.  I am rarely home before 8:30 pm.  I get home, take a shower, get ready for bed, and do it all again the next day.

I NEVER get a chance to read blogs anymore.  Maybe one day a week I get to sneak in a few.  Sometimes I read on my phone, but don’t comment because it’s just to dang hard.

But in spite of that you guys still haven’t left me.  I still put up the occasional post, and you still come by and visit, read, and comment because you guys ROCK!! You provide encouraging words and truly keep me going!   I haven’t been giving back to you the way a good blogger should, so I wanted to show you some attention by having a small giveaway.

And I’m going to make this an EASY giveaway to enter so that everyone feels like they can participate.

So, one lucky follower will receive a $25 RoadRunnerSports.com gift card. 

So what do you need to do?  Just be a follower and leave me a comment that says you are.  That’s it.  No need to blog about the giveaway (unless you just want to), no need to have a Facebook or Twitter account.  You just have to follow me!!  Winner will be selected by Random.org.  Thanks!

Entries must be received by 8pm CST on Monday, August 29th.  Winner will be announced Tuesday.

Good luck!

59 comments:

  1. I'm here! I'm still following and still reading!

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  2. You know I won't leave your blog or Jim's.

    No need to enter me in the giveaway, just wanted to stop by and say hi and thank you to you as well.

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  3. What I really want is to win a date with you ... when is that give-away? I'll stuff the ballot box!

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  4. I like you before the give away, does that get an extra entry?

    If Jim wins, he can give me the card and so he can have his date

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  5. Glad to see you back. Hope your training is going well. What a great giveaway.

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  6. I follow you! You were on of the first blogs I started following, I think you are awesome and inspirational. Keep up all the hard work

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  7. I've been following you for a few weeks now, and you are a true inspiration -- :)

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  8. I have been & will continue to follow your blog because it's AWESOME! My favorite...no joke.

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  9. you know im still around! :)

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  10. I'm a follower!

    And lol at Jim's comment!

    You and Jim are just so dedicated, don't know how you guys do it sometimes.

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  11. I am and will continue to be a follower! Don't ever feel bad about not commenting because you are training so hard. That is obviously way more important! :)

    And I just found your hubby's blog and am following that now too. You guys are awesome!

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  12. follower! Thanks for the giveaway! runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(Dot)com

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  13. I'm a follower and I will never leave you!! I get what's going on in your life!!!

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  14. Still here and still reading, even if I'm epically behind on commenting on blogs!

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  15. I follow. Thanks! I certainly understand what you are going through. Good luck with the continued training! It helps to have a supportive husband that knows what you are going through as well.

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  16. I"m a follower.
    Love the simplicity.

    I will never leave you.

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  17. I'm a follower and I love your blog too (and the fact that you live in Missouri :^) ).

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  18. I'm a follower and I think that You Rock!!

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  19. Still here!
    still following!!!
    you are so sweet...
    will not leave your blog..come on now!

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  20. I'm still here and am not going anywhere. Love your blog and Jim's too. You are so inspiring!! Lobe your puppy too.

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  21. Loving your blog and you and your husband's antics :) Congrats on all your great accomplishments lately and we'll be around waiting when you have more time to chat!

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  22. I would totally be a follower even if you weren't having this fabulous giveaway. Girl, you KICK ASS with all those doubles - that race isn't going to know what hit it when you get through with it!!

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  23. Still a follower! Great giveaway!!

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  24. It's going to take more then getting a little busy to get rid of me!

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  26. Hey! I follow you but you don't need to consider this comment in your giveaway. I checked out the website and the shipping to Canada is crazy plus there are customs that need to be paid too! It wouldn't be worth it for me but I still wanted to tell you that I love your blog! Don't worry about not being a regular. Do what you need to do and we will all still be here for you!

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  27. Ok ignore the Freddyjones comments as I didn't realize that my son had signed in on my computer... :)

    But I'm following you too!

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  28. I follow. And I think it's really awesome that you're so focused on training. Definitely time well spent!

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  29. I'm still here. Still following. Still enjoying.

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  30. I'm still a follower!!
    Loved your's and jim's view of the conversation:)

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  31. Totally a follower and your blog is one of my favorites. (I have the opposite problem...I read other blogs but don't post one of my own!)

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  32. I'm a follower. I comment when I have time.

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  33. I'm a new follower, but have been checking in daily for about a week now. Good luck on your upcoming Tri.

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  34. I follow and thank YOU for the giveaway!

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  35. You are so awesome Michael and of course I am a follower!

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  36. I'm a follower. Are Canadians allowed to win? Even if we can't, I'll still read your blog.

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  37. We've missed you!! I havent been blogging half as much as I normally do! Have a schedule that looks like yours :)

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  38. Just found your blog, but I'm following! Keep it up! :)

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  39. I follow you! I just read your husbands post...you guys are awesome!

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  40. New follower, here!...fellow running blog-er...check mine out if you want...not quite as impressive as your hubbies goal, but my own small version. Keep it up! :)

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  41. I just found your blog and your husband's blog. Love them both. I am new to the blogging world - love to read, but takes so long to update mine - I love your design - did you do it yourself or have help. If you used a designer - would you give me their contact info. Looking forward to all your posts.

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  42. I just found your blog, so I won't be leaving anytime soon.
    I feel your pain because I am convinced that I am the slowest Triathlete :) At the WIN Tri, I actually passed someone during the swim and I was sooooo excited!!
    Thanks for the encouragement.
    Susie Launius

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  43. aww what a neat idea, I love bloggers for so many reasons...we all go through phases where it's hard to read but we come back!

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  44. I am a NEW follower, I hope that counts! Looking forward to reading your journey the next few days to your tri!! YAY!

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  45. I never defriend anyone on FB. (I Just hide them. This is mostly for people who play LOTS of games that post and post this status etc.) I think of stopping following as not so bad. But I would NEVER stop following you! You interact!

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  46. I'm followin' ya! You are such an inspiration.

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  47. I've been in the same boat...often lurking, but rarely commenting. But I am still here!!

    Big Clyde

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  48. I am a follower! And I love your blog!

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