400th Blog Post Giveaway

7 Nov

Here I am at Blog Post #400.

My first blog post ever was on January 15, 2008. I started this blog as a way of being intentional about my writing passion – because as many will say, to become a better writer, you have to write. You have to develop the habit of writing, just like with anything else – very similar to running. Any advancement in running, whether distance or speed, requires that you actually get out there and run. You can’t just think about running. Or think about how great a runner you would be if you had time to run. Or watch runners outside, longing to be able to do what they do. Runners run. Writers write.

My blog has come a long way from what it once was. In the beginning, I never posted pictures. I never expected reader participation. I wrote for myself and didn’t care if anyone else read my blog. Now, I view my blog – and other people’s blogs – as places to connect, to share thoughts, opinions and laughter. The popularity of the blogging community is growing and I really enjoy being a part of it. My husband still thinks it’s weird that I know so much about people I may never met in real life but I think it’s weird that he enjoys hunting so much. I mean, killing an elk for the meat is understandable (I have to admit it’s delicious). Killing an elk and two antelope is a little overkill. Killing an elk, two antelope and two deer in the same year is just plain ludicrous. (Oh yes, he did.) Not even a straight-up carnivore needs that much meat. 

Anyone want to come over for dinner? And take a cooler of meat home with them?

Anyway, in honor of my 400th post, I am doing my first-ever giveaway! (I’m a little late coming to the game but hey, better late than never, eh?)

A lululemon tote bag, 2 Luna bars, 3 Hammer gels (raspberry), 2 Hammer electrolyte tablets, a Brooks bandanna, and a pair of RedStar WorldWear polarized sunglasses.

 

To show you how rad they are, here’s me modeling the sunglasses:

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post and let me know if there is anything you’d like to see more of (or less of!) here on my blog.

I will randomly select a winner on Friday, 11/11/11.

Thanks readers for making being a blogger so enjoyable and rewarding!

8 Responses to “400th Blog Post Giveaway”

  1. Jessica Parks November 7, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    Hey Kathy! I have read your blog from time to time and ALWAYS enjoy it. Congrats on your 400th post!!! I can’t believe Travis got that much meat this year… LOL. Have fun with that! 🙂

  2. B. in the Know November 7, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    So fun that you are doing a giveaway! I love the mix you have going on, but would love to see more of the fashion you use for your workouts – like what brands work best for you, why, which don’t, etc…I mean you know me, I am always looking for more fashion 🙂
    Much love,
    B

  3. specialkkluthe November 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    I’ll try to accommodate your request!

  4. Emily Munson November 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    Hi Kathy,

    I have loved reading your blog so much. Jesse and I are hoping to race in the Nevis triathlon next summer. I have never done anything like it before, so it has been great reading all of your posts about training. Running a marathon is also on my list, so I’m anxious to hear your input on training for that as well 🙂

    Hope to see you guys next time you make a trip up north.

    Emily Munson

  5. One Bad Mamma Jamma November 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    I think that I am ready for a giveaway….The last time I was present for a giveaway was the day that my Dad said to Tony, ” There’s no receipt….no exchanges or returns…she’s yours” on our wedding day……

  6. Heidi Nicole November 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    I never know what to say when people ask for specific input on blogs, mostly because my favorite part of blogs is how they are each personalized and very “you” in every aspect. So I guess my suggestion is to keep putting yourself and your personality into the blog.

    How is that for a cheesy answer?! But I swear its true!

  7. Mel November 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    I would actually be pumped to read more about your gear, too. How is the stuff you got for your birthday working out? I need more workout clothes.

  8. Lisa November 10, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    Happy 400th post! I love the mix of things on your blog, and I admire and look forward to the posts where you share so openly about your faith. Very cool giveaway stuff. 🙂

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