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2nd Annual Thankful Healthy Blogger 5k (Virtual 5k) and GIVEAWAY!!

Posted Nov 01 2011 12:00am

image (button designed by Christine at Blog Designs Online )

It’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving is only 24 days away! We all know that once Halloween is over, the Holiday season is just beginning. And with the Holidays comes get togethers with lots of delicious foods. The weather is getting colder and it’s much easier just to sit at home under a warm blanket and eat comfort food. So now, more than ever, it’s important to be active and make sure that this Holiday season does not mean weight gained!

The Thankful Healthy Blogger 5k is an opportunity for us to get active on Thanksgiving. In the past, Thanksgiving has been an opportunity for me to eat too much and sit around. This is something that I have worked hard to change in the last couple of years. While it’s ok to enjoy those delicious foods in moderation, maybe even altering the recipes to make them healthier, it’s also important to be active.

And as a way to say Thanks to my wonderful readers and supporters, I wanted to sponsor a giveaway for this 5K. You all mean so much to me. I love reading your comments. I love the support, the tips, and the community. You are all a HUGE part of my success thus far and I want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

For the Giveaway this year, I combined a bunch of my favorites:

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And a little closer look:

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Here’s what is included:

Pirates Booty, Skinny Cow candy, Kitchen Aid measuring cups and measuring spoons in a fun color, Natural Skippy Peanut butter, No Pudge! brownies, the same coffee mug I use just about every day, 2 Fiber One Brownies, 2 Fiber One 80 calorie chewy bars, pink water bottle, 2 Larabars, Gevalia Coffee Beans, 2 bags of Trader Joe’s Duchess Gray Tea, 2 fruit strips, Annie’s Mac and Cheese, Jolly Time Healthy Pop, A pink bath thingy (what are those called anyway? lol), a pink magnetic list, a pink sharpie, a journal, Jillian Michaels’ Ripped in 30 workout DVD, $5 Subway Gift Card and $5 Starbucks gift card! I’d like to win this myself!! (But I picked it all out so why wouldn’t I?) Winking smile

Here are the rules:

1) Run or walk (or elliptical, whatever you wish!) a 5k on Thanksgiving Day. If you have an organized 5k race planned that day, that’s fine- you can double dip by participating in this one too (Just run that race and tell me how you did)! Leave me a comment on this post telling me that you will be participating.

2) Mention in a post that you will be participating and feel free to display The Thankful Healthy Blogger 5k Button (found at the top of this post and on my sidebar) on your blog along with a link back to this post! Spread the word! I think that it would be awesome to get as many bloggers (and bloggers friends, family, etc.) involved as possible to make this an active Thanksgiving! Also, feel free to Tweet about or mention this post on Facebook! (if you Tweet about this giveaway, prior to Thanksgiving, you will get one extra entry for each day you do so. Please mention @AJourneyToThin in your Tweets so I can count your extra entries.)

3) Send me a photo showing that you participated. If you don’t want to show your face, take a picture of your running shoes or something- use your creativity. Also, send me your time. This is not a race in the traditional sense, it’s just about getting out there and getting active, but it would be fun to show times at the end, too. We’re all winners for participating and everyone has an equal chance at winning the Giveaway. Wouldn’t it be awesome to break your personal PR? Feel free to email me any accomplishments, such as the aforementioned! Email this to AJourney2Thin@gmail.com . Please send me this information by 6 PM CST on Saturday November 27th to qualify! Giveaway will end at that time.

4) The more people you get to participate with you, the more entries you will get. You will get one Giveaway entry per person that participates with you. You must send me a picture showing you and your participants. Get the family involved! Smile

5) Have fun!!

Last year this race was a success with 25 participants. I would LOVE to DOUBLE that number!! You can read the post about last year’s race here . This will also give you an idea of how people took pictures to show they participated. I love seeing your smiling, sweaty and tired faces though! Winking smile 

Have fun!! I hope to see ALL of you participate!! Even you lurkers who don’t comment—I love you too!! Let’s all get active on Thanksgiving 2012. Who’s with me!?!?

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