Thank YOU Followers!

As you know, I’m gearing up for my very first giveaway! I’m so excited mostly because I get to THANK YOU, my readers, for following me on this journey and for your support and generosity through comments and words of encouragement. I remember when I started this blog (only this past summer!) and I was whining to my husband saying that no one but him would want to “follow” me (and I barely knew what “following” was about). Since then, I have found that you, my fellow bloggers, are both knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to blogging, and I appreciate what you do and write about on your sites because it serves as an inspiration to me!
Most of all, you have reminded me that I am not alone as I commence training for my first full marathon in May 2011 (and so many of you are on this journey with me!). You remind me of what the running community is all about when I have a bad running day; when I have an awesome running day; when I’m injured or not feeling well; when I am struggling; when I run a PR; and when I need advice! Thank you all.
Here is just some of what you have had to say over the past few months (and believe me when I say, I wish I could quote you all – your comments do not go unnoticed):
Awesome! You are an inspiration!!! And I love your “Words to Run By!” What a simple but great mindset! A great big congrats to you for all of your accomplishments thus far, as I am sure there are many more in your future! – kk @ Running Through Life (and my very first non-relative comment!)
Way to ROCK your half marathon! Wow! Loved the details and the commitment to finish strong. Well done!! – Robin @ Running Circles Around the Turtles
I love this post. You are so open and honest about your feelings, which is one of my favorite things to find in a blog. And your email from your mom is priceless. You are lucky to have support like that! I love this post. You are so open and honest about your feelings, which is one of my favorite things to find in a blog. And your email from your mom is priceless. You are lucky to have support like that! – Candice @ I Have Run
Way to map out your goals in increments and attainable fashion. Good progress, keep it up! – Thomas @ Beyond Fatigue, Pain, and ACTN3
I’m so excited about your first marathon in May and mine in June – seems we run about the same pace. I was looking at some of your other posts and enjoyed them – will be continuing to follow your journey! – Jen @ From FAT to FINISH LINE
I just found your blog and saw this post. Great job! That’s amazing! This post was a good reminder for me to focus on what really matters: improving and maintaining my health…rather than improving my pace/race times! Keep it up =) – Crafty Jogger
That’s the spirit Sara! Just keep on keepin’ on! You got this, girl! – Julie @ The Hotlegs Runner
Thanks so much for the comment on my blog. I love knowing that someone local who’s a runner is reading about my journey! 🙂 Congrats on the Flying Feather. And I’m excited to follow your journey to the finish line of the marathon! You go girl! – Colleen @ IRONDIVA
I feel the same… lacking motivation to get out the door. I know that’s the most difficult part. Congrats on registering for your first marathon. – run4may
I’m glad you found my blog. It’s nice to see another Ohio face! My first marathon will be the Flying Pig in Cincinnati on May 1. That’s so neat we’ll be doing our first marathons the same month! – Christina @ Making Healthy the Norm
Awesome time! Way to go on the weight loss as well! You rock! – Shannon @ My Absolutely Perfect Mess
Way to PR in your 4 miler. And wine as a race prize? Awesome. Just found your blog and look forward to following you. – Kim @ (Just) Trying is for Little Girls
Stay tuned for my giveaway!  2011 is going to be a great year and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!!

Comments

  1. Awwwww, I made your list!!! Those comments were fun to read. I am so thankful for the blogging community, too!

    I’m doing a half in April, and it’s between Cincinnati and Columbus (maybe a little closer to you than to me). If you get bored, check it out: http://www.orrrc.org/events/april/orrrc-marathon-and-half-marathon.html
    Register by the end of the year, and it’s only $25. That includes a tech shirt and a medal!

  2. Your email absolutely made my day. My husband was wondering why I couldn’t stop smiling….it was because of you. I am loving your blog. You are an inspiration to me. I am so excited for your first marathon!!! I love the header of your blog WOW!! You are do so amazing and I am following you baby!

    P.S. my hair at my wedding was extensions ha!!! Thank you!

  3. And Thank you Sara for your awesome blog and for my new fav. quote that I stole from you 😉

    “There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have.”

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