Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Give Back!

Is it just me or has this year flown by????  I can't believe the holiday's are here already.

It's that time of year when everyone starts to ask "what are you thankful for?"...

I have many things to be thankful for this year...I got married to the love of my life. I have a gorgeous, smart & loving stepson. I made it to 30 years old!  The list could go on and on about all the things we are (or at least should be) grateful for each year...family, job, shelter, ect.

The one thing I am extra thankful for this year is just the simple fact of being alive. Let's be honest here...I didn't necessarily treat myself the best this year.  I did a lot more damage than I did good.  So the mere fact that I am still sitting here, able to write on this here bloggy-blog is something that I am very, very thankful for.

What else am I thankful for...YOU!! I've been doing this blog since the beginning of 2010 and during these past 3 years SO much has happened, so much has changed. Some of you have been with me the entire time, and some of you have just joined me...either way, your constant words of encouragement and support...just the fact that you are HERE...reading...through the good times and the bad, have helped to keep me going this year and have definitely played a part in me getting my shit back together and getting (& staying) back on track!

I read every comment, every FB message, every Tweet, every email. Some days I pull up a specific email or comment and read it over and over just to help me through that day. I haven't been very good at all in responding back to people this year, and for that I am very sorry. I *might* have had something to do with the amount of alcohol I was drinking and by lack of desire to do ANYTHING. It *might* have, lol. But I am working on being better at that.

I want to give something to YOU to show how thankful I am for all of YOU this Thanksgiving!!

I'm calling it Suzi Storm's Thanksgiving Give Back! I know...such a clever & unique name. I swear, I am a genius!   

So, what is in this little give back pack you ask???? Well take a look...


Here are the details on what is included:

A Sony Walkman 2GB wearable mp3 player. I have never used this one but I have the same exact model (but in black) and it is great. You kind find more details about the product here.  Unfortunately the box accidently got thrown out when I took it out to make sure it had everything with it. But I saved you some trouble and possible trauma as opening the box was a complete bitch, lol.

 AND...

A Garmin Forerunner 205. This is a used item. But a very special used item for me. Around the time that I first started running I was using the Nike+ program, which was great for when I was training and running mostly 5K's but as I started training for half marathons I found that I needed something more accurate and a little more stable. Unfortunately I couldn't afford any of the fancy Polar or Garmin watches that everyone was sporting but an amazing woman on Twitter sent me a message and offered me this watch, as she had just upgraded and didn't have a use for this one anymore.  This watch changed the way I ran. This watch encouraged me. This watch helped me train for my very first 1/2 marathon AND ran with me in my very first marathon!!  Don't worry folks...I've cleaned all the sweat, tears and vomit off of it ;).
It's an oldie, but a goodie. And I hope that someone who needs something a little simple get's inspired as much by it as I did. I also have a copy of the user's manual that I printed off the internet that will be included.   

I'm not a blogger who get's a lot of big swag to review and giveaway (though I do have a couple of small things coming up) but I wanted to give something away as a thanks. Both of these items have been really helpful in getting my feet pounding on the pavement (or treadmill) and I am glad that I have these to give to you.

To enter just follow the details below. Contest starts today (11/24) and ends Sunday, December 1st.
*Giveaway open to US & Canada residents* 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Good luck to everyone who enters!!

I am so thankful for all of you.

26 comments:

  1. Thankful the all the amazing things that happened to me this year... Got married (like you!), bought a house and i'm -30 lbs... The hard part has come NOW though... As I find it MUCH harder to manage what I eat in the winter (it's so cold in Canada and I'm so hungry LOL) and to keep running (I repeat, it's sooo cold!)

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  2. I'm thankful for a lot of stuff - family, friends, a great & peaceful life. But the main thing I'm thankful for is that great guy up there waking me up everyday and giving me a chance to continue proving myself in life.

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  3. So thankful you are back !! Trying to get myself back as well!

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  4. I am thankful for my friends and family as well as having a place to live. Despite moving and not having a job right now I'm enjoy my life.

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  5. I am thankful to be a living, breathing human being, with another chance to BE better.

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  6. I am thankful for my amazing children who keep me laughing every day.

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  7. I am having a tough year as well. I am thankful that I have the will to get back on track. Have a great holiday!

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  8. I am thankful for family and friends. This beautiful day outside after a week of bitter cold! Also thankful to be able to read blogs like yours and follow on facebook even though I am not a blogger :)
    Sandra

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  9. I am thankful for my family and my health. And thankful that you write such an inspirational blog!!

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  10. I'm thankful for my health. As I get older, I appreciate it more and more.

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  11. I am thankful for all my friends (old and new) and their support to keep me on the healthy track!

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  12. I'm grateful that my health has improved enough for me to go back to school and start thinking about internships and returning to work in 2014.

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  13. Thankful for my good health despite how I treat myself at times.

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  14. I am thankful for running because it has really taught me how tough I truly am!

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  15. So very thankful this year that I've given myself the gift of health! I'm down 57 pounds and counting. Also of course, very thankful for my family and friends. And movies And Beer. And Doctor Who.

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  16. I am thankful to be pregnant. After 3+ years and 4 IUIs to get pregnant with my first, I am so greatful to have gotten pregnant after 3 months of trying this time with no outside help!

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  17. Thankful for SO many things this year...... but especially for getting back in the swing of things with my health. Bring on 2014!!!! (Thankful to see you blogging again too!!! <3 )

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  18. I am thankful for finding an amazing man this year, great friends, a job I love and the whole breathing thing is certainly a perk!!

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  19. Thankful for hanging in here when things got rough.

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  20. I am thankful for online friends and an internet community that make me want to keep on trying despite self-imposed setbacks.

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  21. I'm thankful for my family and friends!

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  22. I am thankful for finding my group of "ladies" at WW along with my wonderful leader. I may not be at where I want to be but I will get there.

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  23. I am thankful for being with the one I love, for waking up each morning, and hope.

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  24. Thankful for my supportive communities!

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  25. Thankful for my family!! I am also thankful for all inspiring bloggers I have found over the years!!

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