Why am I Running from Cancer?

Why am I Running from Cancer?. . . check out this post for an explanation

Thursday, September 9, 2010

100th POST - Giveaway!!!!

This is my 100th post and as promised I am offering my first ever giveaway!!!

Although I started my blog in November 2009 it was as a result of my 2010 New Year's Resolution. 100 posts later . . . here I am. I now have 40 followers and 6-10 faithful posters. I follow 24 blogs and try to comment on those posts as best as I can. What I have learned through out these 100 posts is that blogging takes time. It is worth it . . . but time has to be allocated to this activity. Having a smart phone helps tremendously. There are times when I get behind reading and behind posting . . . but I have always returned. Reading and finding out about each of you is great. I don't want to miss a thing. I have also gotten to meet 5 fellow bloggers and that has been great fun. So far, everyone is exactly as they portray themselves on their blog. I remember back when I started my blog - we were out to dinner and I was talking about it with my husband and youngest son. My son thought it was totally weird . . . you don't even know these people . . . how do you know they are the people them claim to be . . . what if they are axe murderers (well I don't think he said that . . . but you get the idea). How could I trust these people that I don't know. Well I do know you. Through your daily / weekly updates I feel like I know each and every one of you. I love it. Thanks to everyone who has welcomed me into this bloggerhood.

On to the giveaway!
As anyone who follows my blog knows - I love to run with my dog - Sophie. 

While we runners get all sorts of new equipment . . .

running skirts
compression socks
sweat wicking shirts
sweaty bands
cold weather gear
sun glasses
hats and visors
fuel belts
hand held water bottles
arm warmers
Garmin watches
and the list goes on and on and on.

What does the best running partner in the world get
 . . .  nothing.
Well here is your chance to win a beautiful, unique collar for your dog.

Christine at Sugar Plum Collars - HERE  makes adorable collars. My dog's mom, Nutmeg PICTURED below has had one of these collars for about 5 months and it looks adorable.

All of the other dogs look at her and I just know they are wishing they had a cute collar. Even Sophie talked me into purchasing her two new collars. While she does love her purple bandanna . . . this collar will make her look even more adorable (if that is even possible) and very fashionable.
I am sure it will also make her run faster ;-)

Doesn't your dog deserve a present?

Here's how to enter this giveaway.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1. Become a follower of my blog or if you already are? Leave me a Comment.

2. Visit the Sugar Plum Collars website on ETSY, HERE and let me know which collar your best friend and / or running companion would look adorable in. Leave me a Comment.

3. Post about this giveaway on your blog.  Leave me a Comment.

4.  For an extra entry - become a fan of Sugar Plum Collars on Facebook - HERE and leave me a comment. 

Enter now through Friday, September 17th.  The lucky winner will be announced Saturday - Sept 18th.


  1. I like the spring breeze collar.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  2. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  3. I am a follower. I am a bit afraid of dog collars ~ a near doggie strangulation incident!

  4. With Fall upon us, maybe the falling leaves or Boo.

  5. Happy 100 and here's to 100 more!! I've loved reading about your training and adventures.

    Great and unique giveaway. Lucky, my one eyed, three legged pathetic yet loving thing would love a new collar. So many to choose from, but he told me he'd like the web because it is timely for Halloween and matches his black fur.

  6. Love the Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars. My dog runs using the Galloway method. But I plan on working on his endurance after my marathon.

  7. Yay on 100 posts! I won't enter the giveaway because I don't have a dog...just wanted to congratulate you :)

  8. I wish I had a dog to put a cute collar on. Happy 100th post!

  9. I am so glad I found (and am now following) your blog. My best running partner would look great in the "A Splash of LIme" collar. Super cute.

  10. I "like" Sugar Plum Collars on FB.


  11. I am now following your blog! Cute giveaway. :)

  12. My favorite running partner, Georgia, would love the Lucy in the Sky sugar plum collar.

  13. I am a fan of Sugar Plum Collars on facebook.

  14. My dog has a collar, but my little kitty doesn't. So if I win, could I get this one?
    Love this giveaway for our furry friends!

  15. Just became a new follower. Yay!