November 16, 2016

My 4th Blogiversary {Prize Pack Fit Giveaway}

Disclaimer: I was sent complimentary flowers by ProFlowers. I mean, who doesn't like being sent flowers? 

Okay so my 4th blogiversary happened to fall on the day of the Chicago Marathon so it was overshadowed by all that fun and now the subsequent craziness of school and #bootlife afterward.  Thanks so much to ProFlowers for reaching out and sending me a lovely congratulatory blog birthday bouquet, which totally sparked me actually celebrating my blog's birthday. I love having fresh flowers in the apartment-they totally brighten my day. 


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Beautiful Autumn Birthday Wishes bouquet
I've grown a lot blog-wise and personally in the past 4 years. Plus I've run like a LOT more races. As I stated in my very first post, I'm still trying to find peace and balance in my life. I think I get a little bit closer every day. I'm full of gratitude to have my little corner of the Internet to share my thoughts, cool product finds, race recaps, struggles, and accomplishments. I'm mostly grateful for all of the wonderful adventures and people I've met through this blog and places it's lead me. 


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I'm still not a super fancy blogger and despite pretending to be a food blogger, fitness model, fashion blogger, or professional runner some days, I still have plenty of work to do. However I like to laugh at how far I've come. A few phone upgrades also helped a lot! There's many rambling blog posts, terrible dark photos, and messy early posts. I've thought about cleaning some up and maybe I'll refurbish them into new posts, but I like leaving those behind. It's authentic, it's me, and it's something to look back on! 

Here's a couple photos from 2013 that are too bright, dark, and have that lovely chipped nail polish. 


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But for real, I'll cherish my first marathon medal forever. 

In contrast, I've learned a thing or two in 2016 and have a long way to go! 


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Can I just go back to Seawheeze and Vancouver? 

Here's to a even better 5th year of blogging with more running, adventures, and FRIENDS! 


To celebrate and thank all of my fabulous readers I decided to throw together a little fitness prize pack giveaway with not one but TWO winners.  Each winner will receive a prize pack including some of the following: Bondiband headbands, Vibrant Health protein powder packets, Momentum Jewelry, Nuun Hydration electrolyte tablets, Sweat Pink shoelaces, Run10Feed10 bracelets, and a few more goodies. Enter using the Rafflecopter below! 



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a Rafflecopter giveaway This giveaway ends November 23rd, 2016, 12 AM EST. The winner will be notified via email right away. If I don’t hear back from the winner within 24 hours I’ll have to pick a new winner. Prize and delivery of prize is from me and is not associated with any of the brands included in the prize pack.  

What is your favorite topic to read about on blogs? What do you like to see on my blog? 

38 comments:

  1. Happy blogiversary! Isn't it crazy to look back on old posts and see how far we have come? I also cringe at some of my old pictures. Even more than that I love seeing how much things have changed over the years.

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    1. Definitely, it's crazy how much of a difference I even see within a year!

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  2. wow! i can't believe it's been 4 years.

    i love reading your everyday life stuff, and hearing about your races.

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    1. Thanks for always reading, lady!

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  3. congrats! I enjoy your blog, especially because I used to live in the area and miss it a wee bit ;)

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    1. Aw thanks for reading! Promise to have more Baltimore fun :)

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  4. Happy Happy Blogiversary! I don't remember how we first connected, but I'm so glad to have met you and hung out with you and coached you! Blogging is pretty fab, ain't it :D

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    1. Haha I'm not sure how we connected initially either!

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  5. Congrats on 4 years!! Isn't it crazy how far we have come? I'm in the same boat - not a full time blogger but have tried to make some progress ;)

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    1. Haha yes, progress comes slowly!

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  6. 4 years!!! That's so cool. Congrats Lauren! I have so much reading to catch up on your blog. :) The first post you wrote is so cute and innocent. Pretty late in the blogging game... but glad to have joined the blogging world. It gives me such a huge mental outlet for my thoughts and whatever I feel like saying, but the mouth doesn't :)

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  7. motivational tips are always great

    linda

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  8. Congrats on four years! That's a pretty epic achievement in my opinion.

    I think any post about nutrition and easy recipes to help fuel my runs are my fav. on any blog.

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    1. Aw thank you. I love reading easy recipes too!

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  9. I second that motivational tips are always great and any gear reviews.

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    1. Ditto-I always love reading gear reviews before I buy something!

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  10. congrats! I love your race/fitness recaps

    - judith

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  11. I love diy and motivational tips!

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    1. It seems like lots of people like reading motivational tips!

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  12. Happy blogiversary! Race recaps are my favorite. This might sound weird, but as a future PT, I also enjoy reading posts about injury recovery! Wishing you a speedy recovery from your stress fracture!

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    1. Haha, I'm a future OT so it sucks that it's me, but learning about my recovery and looking at my MRI and XRays has been interesting!

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  13. Happy 4th blogiversary and here's to many more! :] I like recipes + DIY beauty/healthy living posts! :]

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    1. Thank you! I love recipes too.

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  14. Tips on running faster and stronger. Race recaps. Pretty much anything to do with running.

    Congrats on those gorgeous flowers for your blog anniversary!

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  15. Definitely health and nutritional tips!

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    1. Great-I'll try to include more!

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  16. Four years blogging! Wow! I personally like race reviews because it gives me ideas of places I may want to travel to in the future. I like when bloggers tell a little about what to do before and after the race- like where to go grab the best burger or pizza after the race. Ya know, that type of stuff.

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    1. Good idea-I'll try to include more tips for post-race. That's what I like to read about too when I'm travelling to races!

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  17. Happy 4 years! I love to read about parenting and healthy eating topics!

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    1. Thank you! More healthy eating recipes to come in 2017!

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  18. Congrats, that's a huge milestone! I love reading your blog. My favorite posts overall are at-home workout routines and recipes.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! I'll try to include more of those!

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