Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Blog Birthday Bonanza!

I'm one! Or, I should say, this blog is one. I just turned ahem-cough-cough, my son turned two, and now the Happy Runner is one! It's birthday central around here.

Yessiree. One. I've been blogging here for a year. 254 posts. That's a lot of words.

And I love it. Man, oh man, do I love my blog. I love being able to think and write and read about running the way I'm able to as a blogger. I've met (virtually) so many cool people and been the beneficiary of advice, suggestions, tips and support from the online community and that just plain rocks. Rocks, I tell you!

So, since it rocks so much, I have no plans to stop. I'm going to keep on keepin' on with this running blogging thing.

The Happy Runner "My Readers Rock!" Giveaway

In celebration of my bloggy birthday, and because I really do think you all rock, I'm saying, "Happy birthday!" to one reader. Yup. That's right. I have a box of birthday goodies to give away!

The box contains:

Two cans of Solixir
One tub of Oikos Greek yogurt (coupon)
Three bottles of Mix1
One three-tube set of slick, sparkly Sephora lip gloss (sorry, guys, you can give them away!)
One bar of chocolate (coupon)
Two single serving packs of Barney Butter almond butter


You in? Getting in is easy -- leave me a comment and I'll give you an entry. Link to the Happy Runner "My Readers Rock!" giveaway and you'll get two more entries (just let me know). It's that easy! The contest starts now and runs through midnight tomorrow (6/11). I'll announce the runner on Friday, so be sure to check back.

OK, now I might get a little sappy -- I'm so grateful to everyone who visits my site, especially those who take the time to comment and provide me with some (often much-needed) support. It means a lot. I loooooove running alone and will never be a social runner, I know that. But, I've learned that having the support of a running community is something I need. This online one has been great. It's made me a better runner, for sure!

Before I go too far down the sappy road, I'll sign off. Have a great day. Eat a cupcake for me. Or a handful of jelly beans. I'm not picky . . .

I'm looking forward to spending another year with you!

~ Felice

60 comments:

Jennifer said...

Happy first birthday! I too am a solitary runner. For one thing I am a slow runner and don't like to try to keep up with others. For another I'm not a real schedule person and don't want to think about having to run at a certain time. That's what attracts me to running. Put on clothes, shoes and go! But I do have a running group online and we get together now and then to do races around the country. Keep up the good work! :)

I Love Your Whole Face said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! Hope everything works out at the doc!

The Tri Runner said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!

Jocelyn said...

Happy blog birthday!! ONE YEAR WOO WOO. And Happy b-day to your son. :)

Heather C said...

Niiice - Happy bloggy bdayyy!! Happy to hear you're stickin' around, because this is def a fave on my Reader List ;) This running-blogging thing is some serious motivation and I'm with you - I love it!

happy bday to the toddler too!! :)

Lori said...

Happy 1st Birthday! We started our blogs right around the same time! So glad you are going to keep your awesome posts coming. I really enjoy reading your writing and you help to inspire me to keep up with my running. Celebrate big!!

Leslie Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday! Blog Birthdays are so fun! Congrats on a great year, and all the posts, and I look forward to reading the next 254!

Marlene said...

Happy Blog Birthday! What a great idea for a little giveaway. I'm approaching my 500th post and trying to come up with something like that.

Looking forward to the next year!

Kayla said...

Hi!
I just started reading your blog a few weeks ago- I now subscribe to it! I'm training for 2 marathons and a half marathon and I love to read about your running experiences!
Happy Birthday!
Kayla

Roisin said...

Happy blogiversary!!! I will link of course :)

tfh said...

Happy blog birthday! It's been a pleasure watching your blog grow up, and she is truly mature beyond her years. :) I'm glad you're keeping it going. And that's a pretty cool birthday treat too!

lindsay said...

happy birthday!! here's to another year of running and rambling about it :)

i will definitely partake in m&m's in your honor today, it's not like i really need an excuse anyway ;)

Lo said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! We think you rock too! :D I'm linking you at www.laurenslodown.blogspot.com

Manderz said...

Happy Happy birthday to your blog!!!

I've linked you!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday, I'm glad you're going to stick with it!!

Jeri said...

Happy blogrthday. No wait... Happy birthblogday... er....blogaversary? Anyway, congrats! And if were to win the amazing fantastical lip glosses I would probably die. Ha.

jillwillrun said...

Happy blog birthday.... You're so right, the support of a community is a huge benefit of blogging!

Croughwell said...

Happy Birthday! Today is my daughters 6th Birthday!!

EricaH said...

Definitely count me in, and Happy blog B-day.

http://ericarunning.blogspot.com

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Gotta Love Bloggy Birthdays!! My Blog is an inant compared to you LOL.. Will try to get a link up today but for now here is my congrats comment!!

EricaH said...

I linked to your giveaway.

http://ericarunning.blogspot.com

X-Country2 said...

Happy blog birthday!

Now please pick me. I want that lipgloss!

kilax said...

Happy Blogging Birthday! :)

Alisa said...

Happy blogging birthday! Happy 2nd to your son too.

I heart almond butter!!!!!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Happy Birthday to your blog, keep writing!! and i'll link ya up for sure!

Diana said...

Happy blogaversary! I'm excited for you! AND look forward to the next year reading about your journey. I'll link you (not just for the extra entry, but hey...I DO want to win :)

raulgonemobile said...

Happy blogaversary! I just turned 1 myself.. glad I found your blog

onelittletrigirl said...

Happy one year for your blog!!! Keep on writing cause I like reading :)

Abby said...

Happy Birthday to the Happy Runner! Count me in for the contest... in fact, if I win, it'll be a lovely present for Have Dental Floss - it turns one this Friday! :)

Jenny said...

happy blahgaversary! (and i linked, too)

i know what you mean about the online support. it does mean a lot!

BeachRunner said...

You rock! Happy birthday!

Heather said...

Happy blog birthday!!!

Candice said...

"I loooooove running alone and will never be a social runner, I know that. But, I've learned that having the support of a running community is something I need."

This comment was like reading my own thoughts! I have only been blogging about my running for a few weeks, but I already love the feeling of community and support. Happy Birthday!

And I already had a link to you on my blog!! =)

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

Happy, happy birthday! Congrats on 1 year - that's really exciting!

Awesome little give away, esp the Sephora lip gloss!!!! ;-)

J said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I really enjoy reading about your running adventures! blogging is definitely a great thing for runners!

Kirsten said...

Happy Blogbirthday! And, thanks for the inspiration!

Casey said...

You should totally be wearing a birthday hat right now. If you aren't, I'm kinda disappointed in you.

HEATHER said...

Happy Happy Blog Birthdaaaaaay!! I added a link to this in my most recent blog

www.runfastermommy.com

what a fun contest!!

RunToFinish said...

awww happy bloggie birthday!!! I agree it has turned out to be one of the decisions I ever made to start a blog~

ShoreTurtle said...

Happy 1 year anniversary!

Running through Life said...

Happy birthday to your blog (and your son)!! Congratulations to you for having a blog people want to read.

Great giveaway!

Keep on bloggin'!

Marlene said...

Me again! :) Just letting you know that I linked to your giveaway.

I Run for Fun said...

Happy birthday, Felice!!! I love your blog, love reading about your running experiences as well as little tips that you so thoughtfully provide. Glad to hear you plan to stick around.

massage momma said...

Happy Birthday! I recently discovered your blog and I love it! I'm training for a marathon in the fall. I'm also a solo runner, so this is a great way to stay connected to other people like me!

I linked you.

JenZen said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!!! I think I shall have a cupcake AND a handful of jelly beans to celebrate!!!

Tina said...

Happy blog birthday to you! Yours is one of my favorite blogs!

Jenna Z said...

Awesome! Happy bloggy birthday! Thanks for the chance to win.

IzzyBubbles said...

Happy blog birthday! I just found your blog,so it's great that the first post I read is your bloggie birthday post! I linked to you over on my blog. That looks like some good stuff you're giving away!

Lisa said...

Happy blog birthday! I found you through a link someone posted for your contest. I look forward to reading more!

I Run for Fun said...

Checking back in to let you know I just linked to your giveaway.

EndorphinBuzz said...

Happy blogging birthday. I wonder what my blog will look like when it turns a year old...

aron said...

happy blog birthday!!!! YAY so fun :)

Sher said...

Whew! i checked my google reader just in the nick of time!
Happy Blirthday! And happy running!
Ragnar Wasatch Relay for me next weekend. yeah!!!

p.s. I hope I win!

Oz Runner said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! Hope it gets to eat lots of cake! Got you linked up!

Michelle said...

Happy 1 year anniversary to your blog!!!

Stacey said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I just had mine too (although, I haven't posted about it) It has been a good year. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences!

Russell Family said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I'm dying to try the Mix1, so enter me! Thanks!

sarah said...

a belated happy blog birthday!!!! keep on writing :)

Kalong said...

Holy smokes! You are one popular guy!!! Happy late birthday :-)

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