An annoucement, an anniversary (a birthday) and a WINNER!

Remember the movie MY RUN narrated by academy award winner Billy Bob Thornton? It premiered in March and was screened in 500 theaters across the nation. I loved this film. Every second of it. I found it motivational, inspirational, and amazing. Terry Hitchcock reminds us of the obstacles we face every day – the marathons of life – and that we can overcome them with determination, self-confidence, belief in the extraordinary, and the will to succeed. Plus, Terry ran 75 marathons in 75 consecutive days. Simply amazing! I can only dream of running that far and for that long. Check out my full review if you haven’t already.
Did you miss this film in theaters? Get ready because Virgil Films and Entertainment announced it is coming to DVD on September 20, 2011!

A portion of DVD sales will go to programs that provide direct service to those affected by cancer through the Livestrong Foundation. ‘Be Somebody’s Hero’ today and pre-order your copy. Don’t forget to look for my name in the credits – I will be!
You can find more information and follow updates from MY RUN on Twitter and Facebook.  
Today is not only my birthday, but the anniversary of my first marathon ever! I have run four more since then and a marathon. I ran it with my friend Chrissy and the help of the MIT training program. I could not have done it without either one.  It was only two years ago:
Chrissy & Me finishing the Spirit of Columbus Half.
To this day, it has been the greatest experience and accomplishment of my adult life. I have not been the same person since I trained for and ran that race. 
It goes without saying, that I miss my mother more than anything today. She always made birthdays special for us. Thank each and every one of you – and Dad, Michael and Mollie – for making my day as special as it could be. You guys remind me everyday that I am not alone, even when it feels like it.
Dad, Michael, Me, Mollie & Mom on my birthday last year. (I never thought it would be our last as a family)
What better thing to do on my birthday than announce the CEP Compression Running Shorts giveaway winner?
Thank you to everyone who entered – I wish I could give you all shorts! I was thrilled with the number of entries and more importantly, the votes I received for Team Refuel. Thank you so much for supporting me! And, don’t forget, you can VOTE once a day for me until September 15th.
And the winner is, per the random number generator is…
Comment #88 (numbered from the first comment posted from 1 to 113) belongs to Laurieb27 from I Can Walk As Fast As You Can Run (which she really can, I’ve witnessed it!). 
Congratulations, Laurie! Please contact me to claim your prize and thank you for your votes!
Until the next mile marker, 


  1. Happy Birthday.
    Congrats on you half anniversary. You are amazing Girl.

  2. Laurie Bilovesky says

    What a big day!! I can’t believe I won……..I…never…win….anything! So awesome! I’ll reach out to you later. Happy birthday and half marathon date! Would you believe mine was 2 years ago too – the Columbus Half? I can’t remember the date! Shame on me! THANKS!!!

  3. I am so happy for Laurie.

    Happy Marathonaversary too!

    I haven’t seen that film so will be reading your review and watching for the DVD and YOUR name in the credits. I hope you are having an awesome day… I have been humming happy birthday to you in my head all morning!

  4. Congrats, Laurie! I only remember because it was my birthday and it was like the best day of my life! 🙂 We’ve been running the same amount of time – that is sooo cool! Can’t wait to hear how you like the shorts!

  5. Thank you, Jennifer! Aug 30 must be a great day! 😉 And watch the film – you will love it!

  6. Thank you, Penny! You made my day! 🙂

  7. Elle! I can’t believe it! I used to be annoyed by my mother singing to me the older I got, but now I would give anything to hear that again! Thank you for singing to me, my sailing friend! You have no idea – it means the world to me that you thought to do THAT, of all things! Enjoy the film – I did – he is one amazing man! 🙂

  8. Happy Birthday! And you look great in that black dress in the last post!

  9. Happy birthday, yo!

  10. Jennifer Roe says

    Happy birthday and happy 1/2 marathon run anniversary! Woo hoo! I’m dying to see that film btw!

  11. Happy Birthday and anniversary! Congrats to the winner!

  12. Thank you! I appreciate you following my blog – it’s great to have you!

  13. Thanks homy! 😉

  14. Thank you so much for thinking of me! I’m glad to have you as a follower!

  15. RunningMandy says

    I hope your birthday was awesome Gorgeous!

  16. Jake Rosen says

    Happy birthday! Happy anniversary! Great movie! All good things!

  17. Thank you, Mady! You are so sweet! 🙂

  18. Thank you so much! And thanks for stopping by!! 🙂

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