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Simple Give-A-Ways For A Happy Anniversary To My Blog

Welcome new readers!!! 

Today is my blogversary! 

I cannot believe I have been blogging for one whole year!  Seriously…keeping up with a blog sounded good in theory but I really didn’t know how well it would work out.  I tend to have grand plans and then forget about them at some point.  I cannot tell you how many half-full journals I have lying around.  But this was different.  I kept writing.  Then I found other blogs and they found me and I made friends and it was a while different experience then what I set out for.  When I started this blog, I thought to myself “This would be a really cool way of tracking my progress”, never did I think “I’ll start a blog that people will read, and then I will make plans to meet those people” but that is exactly how it happened and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

In honor of one whole year of blogging, I have not one…but two(!!!) give-a-ways.  That’s right…two! 🙂

OneLittleTriGirl’s Blogversary Give-A-Ways! 🙂

Give-A-Way #1-


  • Book- The Runner’s Literary Companion.  Includes short stories and poems from runners; some are funny and some are sad, but they are all good stories.
  • Balega socks- My most favorite socks ever.  The small ones pictured here are mine, but if you win, I’ll send you a pair in your size!
  • Body Glide- I love this stuff !!!

How to enter for Give-A-Way #1

  • Go to my #200 posts, choose one of the Top 6-8-10 lists and fill your own answers out in a comment below.
  • Link this back on your blog for a second entry.

Give-A-Way #2-


  • It’s a surprise bag of goodies 🙂
  • I’ll post a photo after the winner is announced.

How to enter for Give-A-Way #2

  • Email me (see my contact on sidebar) with “Goody Bag” in the subject line. 
  • Additionally, because some emails (like mine) don’t give it away,  include the name of your blog in the body of the email so I know who you are!


Additional Information: 

  • The winners will be announced Wednesday, February 17. 
  • Yes, give-a-way #2 really is that simple!!!

49 thoughts on “Simple Give-A-Ways For A Happy Anniversary To My Blog

  1. 6 favorite songs to work out to:

    Mo Money, Mo Problems (Notorious BIG & Puff Daddy… when he was Puff Daddy)

    Party in the USA – Miley (i can’t believe I just admitted that)

    Fat Bottom Girls – Queen

    Jesus Freak -DC Talk

    Just a Lil Bit – 50 Cent

    California – Tupac

    (something about Rap helps me keep moving, which is weird, b/c i don’t normally enjoy rap music.)

    fyi – balega socks are my faves!

  2. I read your 200 post just a few weeks ago! And I was really excited to see you wanted to run a few marathon’s out here on the West Coast!
    The Napa Marathon is on tap for me next year – there are a ton of half’s out there to, so look around! And of course, I’m running Big Sur – I’ll give you hopefully a good view of it 🙂 And I really want to run NY, too! That would be awesome if we towed the line togher 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway…I am really enjoying your blog! Happy Anniversary!

  3. 6 Must have items for training:

    1. An event (run, tri, etc) signed up for…gets my butt out the door.
    2. If possible a friend to train with, always makes it better!
    3. Watch – type “A” me I guess always checking my time even on the easy runs. What can I say.
    4. Good shoes…this stuff is hard enough on our legs!
    5. Road ID….already had my event with a car, taking no chances
    6.If no friend (#2) Ipod shuffle is nice on the long runs.
    Train Safe….Happy Anniversary, looking forward to the next 200 post!

  4. I’m confused because you said choose one of the top 10 lists and there is only one that has ten things….so I guess Ill just do 6 Must have items for training:

    1. asics shoes. thats all i run in!
    2. gloves for winter. My hands always get cold.
    3. under armour long sleeve tops.
    4. SPANDEX! i love the long, capri and short ones!
    5. Nike tempo running shorts
    6. Road ID – but i dont have it yet…

  5. 8 U.S. Road Races I want to do eventually:

    1. New York City Marathon
    2. Grand Rapids Marathon
    3. LA Marathon
    4. Rock N’ Roll Las Vegas
    5. Paris Marathon
    6. Lady Track Shack 5k for Breast Cancer
    7. Rock N’ Roll Denver Marathon
    8. Miami to Keywest Ragnar

  6. P.S. Happy Anniversary Girl! So excited that I’ve spent almost a year reading and writing with you and how appropriate that we will meet soon! Keep the faith on the flights and leg situation… Next Sunday it’s T.T.T!!! 😉

  7. Hi Jill,
    I am going with eight favorite sports movies…
    1. Rudy
    3.The Side Line
    5.Spirit of a Marathon
    6.A league of Their Own
    8.Jerry Maguire

    Happy Blogversary!!!

  8. congrats
    6 Favorite Brands for Gear:

    Brooks-only shoes i can run in and not be injured
    2xu tri top is the best fit, does not ride up-
    champion sports bras – simple and NOT too tight of a fit
    Balega- this socks are comfy and thick, a perfect fit
    tyr – googles – the best
    luna moons – best gummies to eat while doing a long race

  9. I loved your 200th post! Most of my music is old and I can’t get it on my pm3 player all of a sudden…so I’m going with my 6 favorite songs to workout to because I don’t have them available to me (unless I lug my computer along).

    -The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band
    -Man! I Fell Like a Woman! By Shania Twain
    -Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
    -Trapped in a Box by No Doubt
    -Love in an Elevator by Aerosmith
    -You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC

  10. 6 Must have items for training:

    My New Balance 1224’s, with custom insoles…couldn’t run without em!
    Garmin…yep, I must know my stats!
    G2…my fav hydration solution
    My foam roller…works out those IT band kinks
    Scrunchie..yes, I know…so 90’s..but I gotta keep my hair up!
    Thorlo socks…great wicking and padding

  11. 6 Must have items for training:

    1.Body Glide- Usually only in the summer time do I have to have this stuff, unless I’m on the dreadmill with shorts on or now spinning class with shorts on …
    2.Garmin 405 – Once I got all the way to the beginning of the trail head without Greta and drove the 5 miles back home to get her.
    3.My Nike run cap — I love this thing. The smell will tell you so. It keeps rain off my face and sun out of my eyes and it fits like a freaking glove. Also my hair stopped falling down into my face, imagine that!
    4.Wrist rockers (what the redhead calls them) — those little fuzzy bands on my wrist. They are amazing sweat soppers year round but I discovered a duel use: They tightly hold my car key to the inside of my wrist when I’m not wearing clothing with a pocket!
    5.Ipod shuffle (“Snack”) and those stupid expensive earbuds my dad got me for xmas: If I’m running solo and it’s not raining, I love me some music and this little guy is perfect. I’m still figuring out the earbuds. I’m sure I’ll love them to death one day.
    6.Nike Tempo Shorts — They now fit me like magic and I love all the colors. Actually, I should put “nike ANYTHING” as #6 because frankly I don’t own much else. Ok, so maybe a little Brooks and Asics thrown in there, but really it’s mostly Nike. What a freak, right?

  12. 8 Favorite sports movies:

    1.Brian’s Song- Have to keep this on here. It’s absolutely hands down one of my faves. A whole tissue box worth. 🙂
    2.Running the Sahara- so inspiring. Makes me want to run FAR.
    3.Rudy! ruuuudy ruuuudy. can’t beat the underdog story. plus it’s true!
    4.Pistol Pete- this defined my childhood. it’s another true story about pete maravich (bball).
    5.Million Dollar Baby- again- must keep this one!!!!! you go girrrrl.
    6.Hoosiers- another bball great!!!!!!!!!!
    7. harvard beats yale 29-29. it’s the story of a comeback tie-game. and tommy lee jone’s was on the team at the time!

  13. Happy birthday blog 🙂
    8 Races I want to do:
    Princess Half Marathon(March),
    NYC Marathon(in the lottery-find out in March), Cellcom GB Half and Marathon (My hometown- hopefully I’ll do the half in May-and you get to run through Lambeau field AKA heaven on earth for Packer fans),
    Twin Cities Marathon (Where I went to college-one of the most scenic urban marathons in the US)
    Like you, Nike Women’s Half or full (Hello Tiffany’s)
    Walt Disney Marathon or Half (Or maybe Goofy Challenge)
    LA Marathon
    And some day down the line Boston

    Oh and a 5K or 12K back home called the Noodlelini-I just like the name and you get a free meal at Noodles & co

  14. Gear needed for training:

    1. Garmin
    2. Ipod
    3. headband, hat…something to hold hair back.
    4. Gu CHomps
    5. Good SOCKS
    6. Body Glide
    7. Hydration of some kind

  15. What a neat-o giveaway!

    6 Fave Songs to Work Out To:
    1. Carry Out – Timberlake and Timbaland
    2. Telephone – Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce
    3. New York State of Mind – Jazy Z feat. Alicia Keys
    4. 3 – Britney Spears
    5. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
    6. Shewolf – Shakira

  16. I just found your blog and LOVE it!!! I’m so in for this contest –
    8 U.S. Road Races I want to do eventually:

    1. Marine Corps Marathon in DC – This is my hometown. It’s a great cause, and I would love to “see” the city a whole new way.

    2. Nike Marathon in SF – It’s Tiffany, handed out by firemen, in tuxes. Do I really need to sa anything else??

    3. New York Marathon – uh, it’s NY? And cool? 😉

    4. Disney marathon – Goal is 2011, baby…

    5. Disney “Goofy” Series – a half on Saturday, a full on Sunday…I list this separately because that’s a TOTAL stretch for these little legs…but I want to do it nonethless!

    6. RNR “any” race – All I’ve heard is how amazing these series are, and can’t wait to try it out some time!

    7. Boston – Hey, a girl can dream, right?

    8. Any race with my Hubs – silly answer, but considering a year ago I wouldn’t even be able to get him off the couch and now he’s training for a half IM….any race is a true sign of how far we’ve come.

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  18. happy blogiversary! i started my blog as a “journal” too and then it turned into my own little facebook of sorts 🙂

    i’m emailing you for the surprise pkg 🙂

  19. 6 Must have items for training (based on this mornings run):

    1. Garmin FR 60 & foot pod
    2. UA sports bra
    3. Brooks shoes
    4. Spandex pants
    5. BondiBand
    6. chapstick
    7. UA Cold Gear top
    8. Many old hymns on the brain

    Okay… so I listed 8 – shoot me!

  20. I love you entry ideas I think I will give 8 favorite sports movies a shot.

    1. Remember The Titans
    2. A League of Their Own
    3. Any Given Sunday
    4. Radio
    5. We Are Marshall
    6. Love and Basketball
    7. Bend it Like Beckham
    8. The Legend of Bagger Vance.

  21. Six favorite songs to work out to.
    1. Mercy by Duffy
    2. Queen Bitch by David Bowie
    3.I like you so much better when you’re naked by Ida Maria
    4.Paranaue by Serepis Bey
    5.Say Hey I love you by Michael Franti and Spearhead
    6. any kind of old school Madonna Express yourself would be a good one

  22. Congratulations on your anniversary!
    I started blogging too for myself to write down my weight loss journey but now I’ve found so many nice blogs to read. Unfortunately I won’t meet most of them as I read mostly American and Canadian blogs.

    I don’t participate in your give aways because postage costs will be too expensive then.

  23. Oh, man…narrowing my music list down to 6 will be difficult. But I’m up for the challenge! Great idea for an entry!

    “East Jesus Nowhere” by Green Day
    “Boom Boom Pow” by The Black Eyed Peas
    “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers
    “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay
    “The Distance” by Cake
    “Basketcase” by Green Day

    Whew. There. Thanks for hosting!

  24. 6 favorite songs to work out to:

    1. Devil Went Down to Georgia–Charlie Daniels Band
    2. Rockstar 101–Rhianna
    3. Boots Like These–Ben Harper
    4. Down–Jay Sean
    5. Here Comes the Boom–P.O.D.
    6. Rollin’–Limp Bizkit

  25. The awesome thing about giveaways is you get to find all these AWESOME new blogs!! My top 6 training items I can’t live without:

    1) my garmin. for the flexibility it gives me to not have a planned route and just GO.
    2) yaktracks. Winter + MN = necessary.
    3) my team, mom, and bf – I’m on the tri team at the U of MN and just signed on with Peace Coffee Racing. having a positive group around me makes me so much more excited and always refreshes my dedication!
    4) tylenol pm. because I would definitely not sleep night before the race without it 😉
    5) NUUN… because it is a electrolyte replacement drink from heaven.
    6) my QRoo… because as painful as that seat is, and as truthfully-NOT-fancy as this bike is in the scope of things, I love my bike!!

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  27. 6 things I need for training:
    1.My garmin!
    2. Gloves
    3. Ear warmers
    4. Running tights
    5. ipod
    6. A great pair of socks!

    I’m sure it’ll change once we get some nice warm weather!

  28. Happy 1 year in Bloggie Land!

    6 Favorite Brands of Gear:
    1. Moving comfort bra
    2. Reebok Cold Compression tights
    3. New Balance tech Ts
    4. Joksoks
    5. Zensha compression sleeves
    6. Athleta running skirt

  29. 6 training items I need on my run:

    1. Cell Phone- just in case I get lost, hurt, or scared!
    2. Great Music! Cannot run without some serious motivation, and a way to keep my mind off of those hills.
    3. Hat- to catch all of my sweat, so I can see.
    4. a friend- they are great… usually keep me going a little bit faster than I normally would.
    5. hydration- for those moments when I think I have sweat all of the water out of my body and I just can’t keep going….. the water saves me!
    6. A really good pair of shoes! I have lost a toe nail before because of bad shoes, doesn’t look so good when wearing sandles!

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