Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Year & New Goals Blog Hop & Giveaway!

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I am so excited to be a part of a blog hop & giveaway! 
What a great way to jump start the year and get you closer to your goals with some free stuff!

This blog hop runs January 17th-30th
*This giveaway is for everyone! Not just the participating blogs!*

A blog hop giveaway is a great way to find new blogs to follow and have some fun entering to win some cool items. At the bottom of this page there is a link with a list of other blogs participating. If for any reason that link does not work, please contact me and I will redirect you to the correct page. (Or contact the host &/or co-host of the hop: info on above photo)

This hop is specifically designed to help you achieve your New Years Fitness Goals. 

I am giving away a basket of goodies that will get you moving and motivated to stay healthy. 


What's inside: Gold's Gym massage therapy capsule (for all those aches and pains that come with working out)
Gold's Gym Speed Jump Rope (for a quick/easy workout to get your heart rate up) 
Snacks: Blue Diamond Whole Almonds 
2 Luna Protein Bars
Journal (to keep track of goals and whatever else you'd like to remember or report)


This year I plan to: 
 Get closer to God by praying & reading the Bible more than I workout.
 Run 14 races with a goal of running a 10k at some point.
 Inspire & encourage others to live healthy lifestyles.
Volunteer at more than one race.
 Learn more about recovery and injury prevention (I'm pretty injury prone)
 Spend more quality time with my husband, my kids, and my family.


a Rafflecopter giveaway
To enter, leave a comment telling me your biggest goal of the year and you'll be entered to win this fitness gift basket full of sweet items to get you off to a good start!

There are lots of other blogs participating so I hope you'll check them out too! Thanks for entering & good luck!

Click here if you'd like to hop over to the next blog



124 comments:

  1. I have a few big races planned and now I am experiencing an injury so my goal is to just cross the finish line at these races without being "swept" up!

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    1. I am all too familiar with injuries! Bummer! I hope it heals and you can run with no problems!

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  2. I want to run 14 races in 2014. It's going to be tough but I'm excited about the opportunity!

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    1. I signed up for that too! I'm a bit nervous but I'm going to do some virtual races since there aren't many local races per month. Do your best and I'm sure you'll be happy with the results!

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  3. to make new friends! i think that's a big goal!

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    1. That's an awesome goal! I'd like to make new friends too but it's easier said than done!

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  4. My biggest goal is a 25k this spring!

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  5. How awesome! My goals are to Get closer to God as well. We are searching for a good church with kid programs right now.
    Also to put a lot of effort into my blog and my creative side while helping my kids explore their creativity.

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    1. That's awesome! Gotta start somewhere. We no longer go to a church. We have weekly Bible studies in our home with a few others. I was teaching our kids every Sunday as well, now I'm taking a break so I can learn more in the adult studies. For me, spiritual health and physical health go hand in hand.
      You're doing a great job on your blog! I love how creative it is already!

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  6. My biggest goal this year is to ride at least 2 100 mile bike rides and complete 750-800 miles this year on my bike.

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  7. My biggest goal is my first 70.3 triathlon!

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  8. To run my first marathon and qualify for Boston!

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    1. Sweet! That would be awesome to run Boston! I'm volunteering at a Boston qualifier race in March. I'm excited to just be cheering on all those amazing runners!

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  9. My biggest goal is to lose 16 pounds and then run a 50-miler!

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    1. Wow!! I bet that weight will melt off just training for a race like that!! I'm getting motivated just by reading everyone's goals!

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  10. I think my biggest goal is to actually have the guts to run a full!
    We shall see :)
    Great giveaway!

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    1. That would be sweet! It's not impossible ;-)

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  11. I am hoping to sort out some medical issues and continue to work on building muscle and trimming!

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    1. Awesome! I hope everything sorts out fine!

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  12. And yes, I do subscribe by email! I left the email address in the Rafflecopter form!

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  13. my goal for 2014 is to keep improving my racing! i'd love to win a few races, as well.

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    1. Great goal! I'd love to win a race or two. I'd love to place first in my age group too!

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  14. Run my second marathon! And in better time than last time!

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    1. Sweet! I'll get there some day. Kudos to you!

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  15. I'm taking on the marathon distance for the first time!

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    1. Woo hoo!! Good for you! That's awesome!!

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    1. Great! Maybe this little bundle will help in some way!

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  17. Hi! I am new to your blog! My goal is to run a 5k every month of 2014

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    1. Welcome! What a great goal!! I ran 3 last year. It's a great racing distance that ends quick!

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  18. complete the Ultra Loony Challenge

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    1. Sweet! I've never heard of it, so I'll google it! :-)

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  19. my biggest goal is 14 marathons and/or halfs this year, i started running last april

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    1. Wowza!! That's a huge goal! Good for you and I hope you rock that goal!

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  20. I love your goals Fawn, and this is an awesome prize you put together! I'm excited you decided to do the 14 in 2014 with me- definitely my biggest goal this year!

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    1. Thank you! Yes once I realized virtual races count then I figured I can do it!

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  21. I second your goal to spend more time in my bible this year. I am also doing the 14 in 2014 challenge and hope to continue increasing my weekly mileage.

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    1. Thats great! :-)
      I'm learning to increase my weekly mileage better than I used to..I've gotten too many injuries from over training and increasing my mileage too quickly.

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  22. I'm hoping to lose 30 lbs this year! I've already lost 5 since the new year!

    stephanie ann

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  23. My biggest goal is to run my first marathon in about a month.

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  24. My biggest goal is to run a full marathon. Was going to do Chicago,but now that's questionable with it going lottery.

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  25. My biggest goal this year is to get my running life back. I injured my piriformis muscle last fall and it still isn't well. I've been to PT, rested, iced, heat, yada yada yada. I just started slowly getting back into running. I'm up to 3 miles which seems so petty when i'm a 4 time marathoner! Ugh. I need my mental game back! And I WILL get it no matter what!

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    1. Keep that positive mindset and you'll get back to running marathons sooner than you think! The longest distance I've run is 5 miles and I've been set back to start a few times. I'm dealing with an IT band injury that is finally getting better after a month of very little running. I know it'll heal at some much point and I'll always love to run so I'll get my miles and up sooner or later. If there's a will there's a way!

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  26. I want to achieve a Marathon PR and BQ!

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  27. My biggest goal of 2014 is to be fit and to have toned body. I want to start lifting weights, so I can gain more muscles and feel stronger !

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    1. If you want it enough you'll get it! Great goal!

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  28. Biggest goal is to complete my first marathon in April

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  29. I want to complete 14 races in 2014!

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  30. i want to sleep better.... establish a routine and with more sleep all else will follow

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    1. Yes, sleep is very important for anyone to be able to function and stay motivated to do anything.

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  31. I just want to be a happier, healthier version of myself!

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  32. My biggest goal is to finally run my 1st full marathon and maybe my 2nd! Great giveaway!

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    1. Awesome!! A marathon is my ultimate running goal but I'm in no hurry :-)

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  33. To eat much healthier and get off the couch!!!

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    1. Thats where it all begins! You can do it!

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  34. I really don't have a lot planned for 2014 (races,etc) but my goal is to lose the weight I've gained in the past few months. I just have a really hard time losing weight so it will be a big goal/challenge for me.

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    1. That's still a goal and will feel great when you meet it!

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  35. My biggest goal is to get back to running 20 miles a week! I let myself get away from running when I was ill and then had a rough pregnancy, but I'm back to about 10 miles a week, and it feels great so far!

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  36. My biggest goal is to get to CA (I'm in Ohio) by raising enough money outside of my paycheck to go to the IDEA World Fitness BlogFest with Sweat Pink!!

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  37. to run a second marathon and incorporate more strength training!

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    1. Nice! I've been doing more strength training and I love it!

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  38. My biggest goal is a 10k in May.

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  39. My biggest goal this year is to run a 10k

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  40. I follow you through Google Friend Connect

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  41. My biggest goal is to run 1200 miles in 2014!

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  42. To get in shape for my upcoming wedding.

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  43. I lost 67 lbs last year and my goal this year is to get the last 10 gone and run 1,000 miles total. :) ~OutrunningTheRain.blogspot.com

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    1. Amazing!! Good for you!! I'm going to check out your blog today :-)

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  44. Love this! i plan to run 10 races in 2014

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    1. Sweet! I'm hoping to do 14, but we'll see. I'm not going to force my body if it's injured :-/

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  45. My biggest goal of the year is to be able to do 5 pull-ups!

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    1. That would be cool! I wish I could do one! I'd like to be able to do some push-ups the non-girlie way.

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  46. I want to get in shape!

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  47. Build my stamina so I can plank for 5 minutes straight. Thanks!

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    1. Impressive! I can plank for a minute haha! I love planks

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  48. Truly? Figure out what to be when I grow up! And in running, run healthy and strong - 14 in 2014 AND run the year (or more!)

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    1. Awesome! I just ran my first race of the year. Still injured though, so I'm not sure how the rest of the year will go :-/ but I'm learning to "go with the flow" of life.

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  49. Bump my weekly exercise from 3x to 6x a week. Gotta find time to fit it in!

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    1. That's great! Once you find time, it gets easier to stick with a routine.

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  50. I am working on 10,000 steps per day- staying active! I am also moving towards competing in the 10K in some of the bigger races- moving a little outside of my 5K comfort zone!

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    1. Awesome! My goal is also a 10k this year. Hopefully this injury I'm dealing with heals soon so I can get my miles back up!

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  51. My biggest goal this year is finishing my first half marathon! It's Disney Princess in February and I'm so excited and nervous already!

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    1. Sweet! I've heard the Disney races are so much fun!

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  52. I'm new to all this so this year I'd love to get into possibly yoga and running and finally get fit. I'd love to be able to run the Color Run this year.

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    1. That's great! I hope you can find some motivation from my page and many other bloggers who are on the same journey. Yoga & running go hand in hand ;-) Find something you enjoy doing and it'll become part of your life.

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  53. My biggest goal is to lose the weight I put on last year - nearly 20 lbs.

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  54. to lose that last 10#!!

    Maryalicia Verdecchia
    pegasusrdr@gmail.com

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  55. Ahhh apparently I'm technology illiterate. I swiped the screen and didn't realize it loaded your previous entry and I commented on the wrong post!

    Anyway I'm trying to run 2 half marathons back to back this year!! I'm excited but nervous!

    (Signed up to follow your posts too :)

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    1. Haha no worries!
      Yikes! Back to back half marathons?! That's amazing!!

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  56. My biggest goal is to manage stress more effectively - much needed life improvement!

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    1. I'd say this is something I need as well.

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  57. My biggest goal is to run my first 5K

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    1. Decided to run my first 5k is what got me hooked on running and helped me lose 40+ lbs. :-)

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  58. I had a kidner procedure done on my foot in December. My goal is to get some strength back and hopefully complete another half marathon before the end of the year!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  59. I will be running 1000 miles in 2014 for #Runthisyear!

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