Friday, January 7, 2011

Run Like a Mother? :) { Giveaway }

What's your New Year's resolution? Seems like every year, the majority of people want to lose weight. Some people are just so busy and don't have any direction because there are SO many things to think about! I find that having a "support group" of like minded people really help me achieve my goals.

Whether your goal for the new year is to lose some weight or get healthier in general, I wish you great success with whatever it is. Today's review is on a book that I just love! I used their book, Run Like a Mother, along with their Facebook page when I was training for my marathon. The book is outstanding! I found a ton of ways to research what I was feeling during my training, I was able to relate with so many other moms that were going through some of the same challenges I was having. If I didn't have this site and this book, I would think that the problems were my own and that I was doing it all on my own.

Here is what Run Like a Mother is all about:
The essays in Run Like A Mother–a book unlike clinical, workout-heavy running books out there–replicate the lively conversations good friends have when they’re out on a run: a mix of personal stories, hard-won, helpful advice, and crack-you-up anecdotes that cement a connection that goes well beyond the miles logged that day.

You can also take a look inside the book via Google Books.

It is laid out so simple and the topics are incredibly relevant to women (and many women issues)! There is also their website. On there you will find a fun section called "Moms on the Run" where you can read about other moms out there working out and running just like you and I with their life still thriving (Or at least trying to). There is also a section where you can look up races being offered and along the side is an area where they list their "Faves". Very cool things here too like playlists, videos and marathon training guides. They also offer giveaways every now and then. Just this week you could enter to win a $100 gift card for Asics shoes. Oh yes, I entered.

Overall it's just a great book and a great site for women who want to achieve a fitness goal, but DON'T want to do it alone. :)

I challenge you today, if you do want to get into shape in the new year, why not try a race? Maybe your first 5K? You can do it! There are so many "Couch to 5K" training programs online. Just google that term and get the search (and running) started. You can do it!! If you ever need additional support, just contact me on my blog :) My contact info is there!

GET YOUR OWN!! You can pick up a copy of your own of Run Like a Mother from many retailers as well as on Amazon!

** GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!! **

WIN YOUR OWN!! One lucky SIMPLE reader will get to win a copy of Run Like a Mother! To enter, tell me what your New Year's Resolution is below in a comment (this entry required)!

Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each):
  • Like Run Like a Mother on Facebook
  • Follow the authors on Twitter (Comment above for each - 2 entries here): @dimityontherun + @sbsontherun
  • Tweet this giveaway (daily tweets allowed): Enter to win a copy of #RunLikeaMother on @simplereviews: http://tinyurl.com/27t6uto #giveaway
Winner will be randomly selected and announced January 21, 2010. Good Luck!
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*I was provided with a copy of the Run Like a Mother Book free of charge to conduct this review. The opinions shown here are my own.*

105 comments:

  1. my resolutions are posted here: http://theterpblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/11-for-2011.html

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  2. following @dimityontherun on twitter

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  3. following @sbsontherun on twitter

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  4. Like on FB
    Kim
    kjkool1@gmail.com

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  5. I am setting a goal to run a 10k!
    Kim
    kjkool1@gmail.com

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  6. I ran my first half marathon last year and kept my hubby by my side the entire time! I'm sure he'd appreciate my having this book and support group so he could go at his own (much quicker) pace!
    I'm due with baby #3 in June but I'm hoping to get a 5k or 10k in in the fall. That'll help with one of my resolutions---to lose the baby weight!

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  7. My resolutions are to get back into shape after losing all motivation last year (and I was doing so well!) and to pay off as much debt as humanly possible.

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  8. Following @dimityontherun on twitter

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  9. Following @SBSOnTheRun on twitter!

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  10. Liked on facebook!

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  11. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/23507975926710272

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  12. I want to run a half marathon next January! Thanks for the chance!

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  13. I tweeted about the giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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  14. Liked Run Like a Mother on Facebook

    Michelle Harthorn Ginther
    allboymama
    mrsginther at gmail dot com

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  15. My New Year's Resolution is to get super fit again. I lost a bunch of weight then got pregnant haha 6 months post baby I'm back where I was before the big weight loss. I know I can do it cause I've done it before!


    Michelle Harthorn Ginther
    allboymama
    mrsginther at gmail dot com

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  16. followed @dimityontherun on twitter

    Michelle Harthorn Ginther
    allboymama
    mrsginther at gmail dot com

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  17. followed @sbsontherun on twitter

    Michelle Harthorn Ginther
    allboymama
    mrsginther at gmail dot com

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  18. To get and stay organized!

    joditrinklein at gmail.com

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  19. Like Run Like a Mother on Facebook

    joditrinklein at gmail.com

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  20. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/allboymama/status/23594732928114688

    Michelle Harthorn Ginther
    allboymama
    mrsginther at gmail dot com

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  21. New Year's resolution - reach next level in Nikeplus land. Need to run 907 more miles...that seems really far.

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  22. Sorry...about the name...I set this account up for work and don't know how to take off "administrator".

    Have a great day!

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  23. My resolution to gain control of my body will be slightly delayed until I deliver our third baby in February. I hope to {slowly} get back into running and maybe run along side my hubby in a 5K at least. {He already has a marathon under his belt}

    brook3477@comcast.net

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  24. my New Year's Resolution is to use less plastic and to use my juicer more often
    missanneperry at gmail dot com

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  25. I like Run Like a Mother: The Book on fb
    Anne E. perry
    missanneperry@gmail.com

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  26. I Follow the authors on Twitter 1
    aeperry
    missanneperry@gmail.com

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  27. I Follow the authors on Twitter 2
    aeperry
    missanneperry@gmail.com

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  28. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/aeperry/status/23643405301059584
    aepperry
    missanneperry@gmail.com

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  29. Resolution: to enjoy each day and not let the little things stress me out!

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  30. Following @dimityontherun on twitter

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  31. My new years resolutions...well, I haven't exactly decided just yet. Losing weight, being more organized, have a date night with my husband :)

    melissaroach at comcast dot net

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  32. I liked Run Like A Mother on Facebook

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  33. I am following Dimity on Twitter

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  34. I am following Sarah Bown on twitter

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  35. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/mp_roach/status/23757132578955265

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  36. Ironically, my goal is to train for a marathon, so I'm super excited, I hope I win this book.

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  37. I liked run like a mother on facebook.

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  38. i like run like a mother on face book

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  39. my new years resolutions are:
    run/bike 2011 miles
    read 50 books
    get rid of 2011 things

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  40. Mine is to take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things.

    winit6 at hotmail dot com

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  41. Tweeted again :-)
    http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/23904502780264448

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  42. New year's resolution: get back into shape-- and this time I mean it.

    dwarzel at hotmail.com

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  43. Like on FB. My goal this year is to lose weight and become more fit. No specific weight just enough to be able to put my wedding band on my finger again (it's been over 4 years...my oldest boy is 4).

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  44. Tweeted yet again!

    http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/24264237454987265

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  45. My resolution is to get into shape and to take 30 minutes each day to do something for me
    purcellkatie22 at gmail dot com

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  46. like run like a mother on fb
    purcellkatie22 at gmail dot com

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  47. http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/24478470495019008

    I'm a tweeting fool!

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  48. daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/aeperry/status/24507778114519040
    aeperry
    missanneperry at gmail dot com

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  49. Still tweeting!

    http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/24853556917968896

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  50. I signed up to run a 1/2 marathon in May!

    kwhite826@hotmail.com

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  51. I like Run Like a Mother on FB.

    kwhite826@hotmail.com

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  52. I tweeted.

    kwhite826@hotmail.com

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  53. I now follow @dimityontherun on Twitter.

    kwhite826@hotmail.com

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  54. I now follow @sbsontherun too!

    kwhite826@hotmail.com

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  55. Thanks again SO much for doing this giveaway. We're so glad the book and FB community (aren't the women on there the BEST!??!) helped you in your half marathon. Many happy miles in 2011!

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  56. Still tweeting!

    http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/25334611970101248

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  57. My New Years resolution is to find a work/life balance that works for me and my family. The challenge is on.

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  58. Very cool! I'm due with my 3rd next month and my goal/resolution this year is to get in shape and find time to exercise while taking care of 3 kids. Thankfully I have a year to do it :-) I would really like to run a half marathon in September, and I think that's totally doable.
    Keely
    keelylehr(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. Following dimityontherun and Run like amonther on Twitter. Liked on FB

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  60. following SBSOnTheRun on twitter

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  61. I continue to tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/25639313681162240

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  62. Tweet, tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/25912127663382528

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  63. I am resolving this year to live every moment. Not over worrying or thinking ahead so much that I miss the moments with my friends and family.
    havenera at gmail dot com

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  64. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/26646683576172544

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  65. I'm a tweeting fool!

    http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/27008682193592321

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  66. To save as much as possible.

    Peachesncream887(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. I can't believe I'm still tweeting!

    http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/27404281254514688

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  68. My followers are getting a little tired of seeing this :-)

    http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/27743928723705856

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  69. My resolution is to loose some weight!

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  70. http://twitter.com/#!/SCMOMOF2BOYS/status/27945936143519744

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  71. Penultimate tweet!

    http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/28085486199242753

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  72. mine is to just start running a mile at least 3 times a week.
    lil.blessing at gmail dot com

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  73. following @dimityontherun as @tinyblessing
    lil.blessing at gmail dot com

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  74. following @sbsontherun as @tinyblessing
    lil.blessing at gmail dot com

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  75. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/tinyblessing/status/28139629353897984
    lil.blessing at gmail dot com

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  76. My new years resolution was to take more chances

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  77. Facebook Friend

    Parker Ozgood

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  78. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/parkerozgood/status/28146524013723648

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  79. I am taking figure skating lessons.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  80. My resolution is to take more time for myself.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  81. One of my resolutions is to eat healthier by adding more fruits and vegetables to my diet.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  82. My New Year's Resolution....is to loose weight
    dollyc1965@yahoo.com

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  83. like Run Like a Mother on FB
    dollyc1965@yahoo.com

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  84. twitter follower of @dimityontherun
    @momofnicnic

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  85. twitter follower of @sbsontherun
    @momofnicnic -dollyc1965@yahoo.com

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  86. tweeted the giveaway today
    @momofnicnic dollyc1965@yahoo.com

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  87. My resolution is to get in both better shape physically and mentally.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  88. Last tweet!

    http://twitter.com/#!/itswhatkatiedid/status/28504029982105600

    itswhatkatiedid at gmail dot com

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  89. my new years resolution is to enjoy my life
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  90. My new years resolution is to not worry so much

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  91. I like run like a mother on facebook

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  92. I follow dimityontherun on twitter

    @JCoyne1031

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  93. i follow sbsontherun on twitter

    @JCoyne1031

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  94. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/JCoyne1031/status/28618865780985856

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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