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Friday, November 26, 2010

A Turkey Trot, A Dinner and A Giveaway

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving. At the end of ours yesterday, Tom looked at me and said "that was a perfect Thanksgiving". I love hearing that!

The day started with us waking to pouring down rain. Ugh... while I don't mind running in the rain, it was miserable out and we definitely considered skipping the Turkey Trot and staying cuddled in bed with the pups. But, the hubby convinced me that it would be fun. We got all ready and lo and behold, the rain stopped. Kept our fingers crossed that it would stay that way the whole run. When we got to the race start, it still wasn't raining - I think we're going to luck out. As we stood, counting down the last few minutes before the start, it started to sprinkle, but that was the extent of the rain. I love the Columbus Turkey Trot - totally laid back, untimed (well they have clocks, but no chips or results), great new course, and free pies to the first 1,000 men and 1,000 women! :) I had no expectations for the run - just to go out and enjoy ourselves (Tom's been battling a nasty 4 week cold and hasn't been running... I've been, well, in off season!). We took off and it was CROWDED. Like really crowded. Oh well.. just run and have fun.

Mile 1 -8:11 - dodging through everyone, although it was downhill
Mile 2 - 7:53 - finally spread out, but again downhill (this would haunt us on the way back!)
Mile 3 - 8:22 - through OSU campus
Mile 4 - 8:10 - the uphill started
Mile 5 - 8:34 - the final mile was all uphill
Total - 41:12 - average pace 8:14
And I got a pie! And Tom got a pie! WOO HOO!
We came home, showered and started cooking. The family came over around 2:30 and from there, we just relaxed, ate too much, drank too much and enjoyed tons of laughs. I have the best family! :)

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!
So yesterday it was chilly (yes I tend to overdress, but I'm always cold when I run so I'd much rather be sweating than freezing). In any event, I decided to run in tights and my pink and black zebra stripe socks from Chrissy's Knee High Socks. A girl's gotta look cute, right?

These socks are awesome! I seriously love them! I tend to have problem with knee high socks not staying up when I run, and these didn't budge. They aren't compression socks, but they are great for running, kickboxing, biking and even just everyday wear. And they are all super cute! Check out the site and you won't be disappointed, plus Chrissy is awesome to work with and is so nice!!!
Anyway, when I got my socks, I wrote Chrissy and told her how much I love them (seriously, the products have to be great for me to contact a company and tell them how awesome their products are). She was so excited that I like them, that she gave me a few pairs to give away to some of my blogger friends (three pairs to three different people to be exact - and they are all fun ones!). They are definitely keepable (yep, totally a word) if you win them, but would also make great Christmas gifts for your friends, the leading lady in your life (hint hint men...), your sister (my sister got some from me...), etc.
So, here's how you can enter (please leave a separate comment for each...)
  • Follow my blog and leave me a comment
  • Visit Chrissy's Knee High Socks and tell me which ones you'd love to see in your stocking this year from Santa
  • Become a fan of Chrissy's Knee High Socks on Facebook
  • Tell your friends about this on your blog, facebook and twitter
  • I'll even give you a bonus entry for anyone who becomes a follower of my blog and tells me that you sent them... make sure they include your name and/or blog! (the bonus entries will be added to the end of the comments, in the order they come in for random.org purposes).

So you have a ton of ways to win!!! I'll keep the contest open through next Friday, December 3rd. Good luck!!!

54 comments:

Kristin said...

great job on your run!!! :)

Anne-Marie said...

cute socks! I'm definitely going to check out the webpage.

Congrats on your Turkey Trot! Glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving! :)

Niki said...

Great giveaway! Glad you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! I've been following your blog regularly but now I'm officially a follower :)

Niki said...

I would love to see the white and pink striped socks in my stocking! So cute!!

Anne-Marie said...

There are too many cute ones to pick! But if I had to choose just one pair... it would come down to the gray/pink argyles or the shamrocks (I'm Irish!) :)

Aimee said...

Yay for winning a pie! :)

I'm a follower! :)

Aimee said...

I like the black/teal or red/pink ones! They are soo cute! :)

Colleen said...

What a fast run...and a great excuse to overeat on Thanksgiving! I did the eating too much, and haven't worked out in days. Tomorrow morning, there is a long run calling my name :)

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

I am a follower!! Great job on your run!! You are speedy:) I am glad it stopped raining and you are hardcore to get out of bed and do it.
Love the socks and I am going to check out the webpage!!
Loved all of your pictures...you guys are a gorgeous couple!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

How cool you get pies! Follower

JenniferLeah said...

congrats on pie! Glad to hear it was a nice holiday for you and your family!!

:)Im a follower

JenniferLeah said...

oh so many cutes ones to pick...I would pick the pink/black animal print or the pink/black argyle ones

JenniferLeah said...

will link on my blog sidebar :)

Molly said...

does sound like a perfect Thanksgiving....I'm a follower : )

Molly said...

love the pink and grey argyle socks!

Molly said...

tweet tweet...

Wes said...

Mmmm. PIE! I lurves pie. You keep the turkey and give me pie! Glad to hear Thanksgiving was good to y'all.

Lori said...

Omg all of the socks are supercute! I love all of the argyle ones, especially the holiday colored ones :)

tbonegrl said...

I am now a follower!

tbonegrl said...

I checked out her site: I love the pink animal print and the rainbow but I'd LOVE to make custom music-themed ones!

tbonegrl said...

I am a facebook fan!

Trish said...

I'm a follower!

Kudos to you for getting out of bed!

Trish said...

I love the purple and black argyle!

Beth said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Great run, congrats on the pie

Jon said...

Free pie?!?!? I gotta find a race like that!

Glad you had a great thanksgiving!

Gonna pass on the giveaway. Not my style of socks ;)

Ashley said...

blog follower!

Ashley said...

I love the black and purple striped socks!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I didnt know they were giving away free pies

I was playing foot ball in that rain, it was so fun. (and cold)

MissFancyPants said...

Congrats on that pie! Socks are awesome!

Katie said...

I'm a follower :)

Katie said...

I love all the zebra striped ones!!

Katie said...

I liked them on FB!

Kevin said...

You serious won a pie?! That's awesome

Kevin
http://halftriing.blogspot.com

Allison said...

I'm a follower!

Velma said...

I want to win the pie - does it come with the socks?

Velma said...

I want argyle socks!!

Velma said...

Followed on facebook :)

Kim said...

for someone in an off-season you really kicked butt col!!!

oh so many good socks to choose from. i like the white with blue stripes at the top!

My Life and Running said...

Congrats on your pie! :)

Love the socks...gollow your blog...

My Life and Running said...

I'd pick the Black & Pink argyle!

Alisa said...

Great work on your run!

Raven In A Blue Room said...

Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

you had a wonderful thanksgiving, loved reading your post

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

Raven In A Blue Room said...

I love the
Striped Black & Dark Pink Knee Socks


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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I like Knee Socks on facebook (Louis Here)

schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

Raven In A Blue Room said...

I tweeted

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tri like mary said...

I big, red, puffy heart the white with black and red skulls. They'd be great for volleyball.

tri like mary said...

I follow your blog!

Tom said...

argyle please

Kristin said...

Super cute, I recently ran a relay and our team "uniform" was a pair of red knee-high socks with the old school white stripes around the top. We were a hit!

Kaci said...

Great job on your run! Those socks are awesome. I love running in knee high socks & a running skirt but I've had a hard time finding non-cotton socks! I'm adding your blog to my google reader!

Kaci said...

It's hard to pick just one pair to love....probably the black & yellow striped are my fave!

Kaci said...

I liked them on FB!

Kaci said...

I saw the contest on Jennifer's blog - I think that gets her another entry, right? (and Thanks Jennifer!)

http://milesmusclesmommyhood.blogspot.com/

Betsy said...

I love me some socks. I NEED the orange and white argyle in my stocking for sures! Orange is my favorite color and they would match my bike so pretty!

and now I'm off to like Ms. Chrissy and her socks FB and tell my peeps they should too!

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