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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Its our BIRTHDAY!!!!!

How many of you can say that? Being a twin is GREAT at times. We are completely opposite in some ways and in some ways identical. Here is a recent picture of us from my visit this past weekend. We never thought we looked exactly alike, but we were mixed up a couple of times.

I remember in High School during marching band, her really cute boyfriend grabbed my butt by mistake and I turned around and he said, "OH, NO - DON'T TELL JANET!" And like any good sister, I marched right over to her and told her.

My kids were SOOOO excited to wish me a Happy Birthday, they woke me up at 5:15 am. I could have waited until 6, really! Then they shoved all of their presents in front of me. Most hand made. It was an awesome morning. My daughter's card said, "I look in my heart and what do I see? I see a mommy looking at me!" HOW CUTE IS THAT?

Last night I ran 3 miles by myself. I didn't even take a water belt. It is nice to only have to run 3 miles, following a late night 7 miler. Tonight, on my birthday, I will run 7 miles again. I am sticking to the MTP... and love looking at how my times are getting faster and how much I have accomplished.

And like I mentioned yesterday, I am doing a GIVEAWAY. There are no HOOPS to jump through or HURDLES to jump over. All you need to do it be a follower and leave a comment telling me you would like to be entered. Up for grabs is:



1. A Nike Dri-Fit shirt in size M (I hate treadmills - this is too funny!)
2. 3 pairs of cute knee socks
3. HEADSWEATS purple visor
4. Nathan L.E.D. Safety Strobe (definitely useful for those early morning runs)
5. Surprise (I can't tell you, but you will LOVE it)

WINNER will be announced next Thursday, August 5th through random.org. Just leave me a comment telling me you want to be entered... and keep following me!!!!

50 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy B'day. You need to pick me for this giveaway because I actually DO hate treadmmills and NEED that shirt. LOL

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Today is my husband's birthday as well. I am a follower...this giveaway is awesome! I can't decide which item I love more; the t-shirt or the socks!!! Cute! Cute! Cute!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday!!
I'm a follower and this giveaway is really great!! That shirt is so funny!!

Erica said...

Wow Happy Birthday!!! You are so generous to give us gifts on your birthday! So I am a follower and I would love to be entered. I hope you two have a fabulous day!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday! What a great giveaway!
I'm a follower and would LOVE to win this!
Have a great day!

Molly said...

Happy Birthday to you and your twin sister!!

I'm a follower, and would love to enter your giveaway, that shirt is hilarious!

Marlene said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope it's a super great fantastic day! ENJOY!

Awesome prize pack. I am a follower... please enter me! :)

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Happy Birthday!!

Can I just mention how that prize pack is designed with me in mind? Cupcakes, socks, a cute visor ... You know I want in!

Genesa said...

Happy B-day! I follow! Thanks for the giveaway!

Michele said...

Happy birthday!!

I'm a follower, please enter me! :)

proudpatriot07 said...

I'd love to be entered, and I love that shirt! I'm a follower on my Google Reader :).

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007@yahoo.com

Rene' said...

I am a follower and I want those socks. Please let me win:) Happy Birthday!

A Journey to a new me... said...

Happy Birthday! It's a great day for birthdays (my friends Sherri and Malinda are celebrating today too!). Hope you have lots of fun today and everyday!

I'm a follower of your blog and have been for some time. Although I haven't commented in a while I read your blog regularly for the uplifting stories and messages of hope! Thanks!

abbi said...

Happy Birthday! I'm a follower!

misszippy said...

Happy birthday! Too funny about the early wake up from the kids.

I am a follower and what a great giveaway!

Lyndsey said...

Happy birthday!!!

I am a follower...but a lurker..this will change :)

momof3 said...

I follow! And yes, I want to be entered in your give away. And, that is SO something my kids would do... yeah for a 5:15 birthday wake up!

Angel said...

The LED Safety strobe would be great when I walk my dogs at night! enjoy your day! angel:-)

EricaH said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I am a follower and would like to be entered.

Allie said...

Happy Birthday to you and your sister!

I'm a follower and would love to be entered, those are some cute socks!

Catey said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope it's a wonderful one! Love your blog. :) And the socks. lol

PattyLynn Photography said...

Hi Jen! Happy Birthday!! I am a groupie now and I would love to have all that free stuff!! I <3 the shirt, that is exactly what I am thinking when I am running on the treadmill!!!!!

God's daughter said...

Happy Birthday!!! Cute stuff. Please enter me into the giveaway. YAY!!

pc_lv_lzrds@yahoo.com

Angie Bishop said...

Happy Birthday!! You both look amazing :)
I would love to be entered in the giveaway!

Trish said...

Happy, happy birthday twinners! I love the adorable striped socks. Never tried knee highs for running, so I hope, hope, hope I win them. What a fun idea to give gifts for your birthday. Thank you!!!

Amanda said...

**singing happy birthday tune**Happy Birthday to you! You like Running Shoes! You'll rock out your Marathon...and you'll have a great day too! Happpy Birthdayyyy

I'm a follower and I want to be entered. Great giveaway!

ajh said...

Happy Birthday! I'm a follower and I have to have that shirt!!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to you and your sis! I LOVE the shirt! Is it new from Nike? If I don't get randomly chosen, I may have to go out and get one myself. And, I'm a follower! Nothing like a birthday and a giveaway to bring out the lurkers, huh?

Kirsten said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love this post and the story from HS days, so funny! When I first met you two waaaaaay back when, I always had to listen for what name you got called by a family member and then memorize what color shirts you were wearing. HA HA!!! It didn't take me long to see you actually looked a lot different from each other and I could easily tell you apart. Love you both so much! Really still so proud of how great you are running! I tell TONS of people about you!

The Happy Runner said...

Happy, happy birthday to you AND your twin!!
I follow :-)

Pam said...

Best. Giveaway. EVER!!! I LOVE that shirt!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JEN & JANET! =D

WannabeRunner said...

I'm a follower :) and Happy birthday!

MEAGoose said...

Happy Birthday! I am a follower just because you are such a neat person.

MCM Mama said...

Happy birthday to you and your sister.

I'm a follower, but I had to laugh when I read TMB's comment - it does seem right up her alley. ;o)

Claire said...

Happy Happy birthday to both you and your sister!!! And I'm a follower!

Stacie said...

I'm a faithful follower & I love giveaways!!! The shirt is perfect since unfortunately I have logged most of my running career miles on one.

Happy Birthday!!! My husband & I have the same birthday, too :)

Chris said...

Happy BIrthday! I follow and would lobe to be entered :)

Janet said...

i want to me entered.. I am your twin and I did not get a b-day present :)

Robin said...

You are such an inspiration! Please enter me in your give-a-way.

Ok Just starting running 101..I can't wait until I can run 15 mts without stopping to walk in between!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I'd love to win these for my wife and daughter

Jane said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! I love everything and I love reading your blog.. I would love to be entered.

The Brown Family said...
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The Brown Family said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm a new follower- and I have loved reading about your running/racing adventures.

It's a BIG birthday for me on Monday {40} so I would love to have this as a gift ;)

Kim

meeyeehere said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ooh, lovely prizes!! I want to be counted in too! yay!!! I love summer birthdays! I don't have one but I love them.My son is just about to turn two on the 8th!! I want prizes! and cake.

Sarah said...

Happy birthday!
I follow you :-) and I'd like to be in!

Stephany said...

I just started following you- and my birthday is tomorrow- I will be 34 and cannot yet run more than 1.5 miles without stopping, but I am on my way to trying!! :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

The Darling Dukes said...

I'm a follower! Enter me!

Beth Spivey said...

I now follow. Awesome giveaway!

Kate said...

i haven't been commenting much but i am reading often! i see you are doing wonderful. i hope we can meet at the MCM - even if just for a minute. praying your training continues smoothly! you really are doing so awesome!

Lindsey said...

You know what I hate more than treadmills? Treadmills in gyms with NO AIR CONDITIONING! I kept looking around tonight during my run, like, why are all these people in here? Why aren't we all outside? It's actually cooler OUTSIDE than it is in here! LOL!

I'm a follower, and I'd love a chance to win!