THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all of you wonderful, fabulous, amazing readers! I can’t believe I surpassed 100 followers this week. Whether you have been with me since that *horrible* first year teaching where this blog mostly consisted of my classroom woes or whether you are a brand new follower; whether you are a teacher or a runner or both (or neither!), thank you from the bottom of my heart for sticking with me through good days in the classroom and bad, through epic long runs and injury upon injury. You. Rock.
To show my appreciation, I am hosting my first giveaway of a few of my favorite things! One follower will win this collection of goodies…
~Pretty Stainless-Steel water bottle: I have a few of these guys and am OBSESSED. One day I forgot to bring my bottle to school with me and literally freaked out. They are wonderful for staying hydrated all day long, whether you are exercising or running around a classroom chasing kiddos. :)
~2 pairs running socks: These socks are not super fancy so I would not recommend you run a MARATHON in them, but they are sweat-wicking and cute. 1 pair has bright pink feet, the other gray.
~13.1 Car Sticker: My wonderful coworker gave me a 13.1 car magnet for inspiration during my training for my first half. If you’ve run 13.1 or are training for your first half, I hope you like this sticker! If you’re not a runner (or have long surpassed 13.1!), pass this on to a runner friend. :)
~2 Energy Gels: You will receive 1 Chocolate Outrage Gu and 1 Razz Clif Shot. I’m currently all about the chocolate Gu, but Clif Shot Razz was my fuel of choice during training for my first half earlier this year.
~Picture frame: I am a huge sucker for quotes and mantras. You have probably seen my pictures of the encouraging words that I Sharpie onto my wrist/hand/arm before challenging runs. I have a favorite mantra in a little frame similar to this one on my dresser, and I and love the daily reminder:
Feel free to use the frame to display YOUR personal mantra (or a picture!), but I’ve included one of my current favorites: “Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are able.” –Zig Ziglar
How to win...
Mandatory: Be a follower of Juice Boxes & Crayolas! Leave a comment and let me know!
~Post about this giveaway on your blog, facebook, or twitter. Leave a comment for each! (+1 entry for each)
~Leave a comment below and tell me which item from this giveaway is your favorite and why (+1 entry)
~Leave a comment below and tell me why you LOVE running (or another form of exercise if you’re not a runner!) (+1 entry)
This giveaway will be open until next THURSDAY, July 21st at midnight. I will use Random Number Generator to select a winner Friday morning! (7/22) Good luck!