Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday & Giveaways!

Two years ago today, I started this blog. I had no idea THEN what it would turn into today.  I also had no idea how passionate I would become about reading blogs, engaging and writing my blog.  It truly has become a huge hobby of mine that I can't imagine my life without. So... I just want to say Thank YouThank You for reading, thank you for commenting, thank you for writing.  I love being part of this amazing blogging community and I'm here to stay.  I really cannot believe it's been two years.  What started as an online food journal has quickly shifted into meals I cook, restuarants I enjoy and my running/working out schedule.  

Now on to my first Giveaway!  
If you are into cooking, this is the giveaway for you. CSN Stores has graciously offered one Food to Run For reader a $50 gift code valid on any of CSN's sites. CSN Stores sells everything from cookware to luggage to computer desks for home


CSN can only ship in the US or Canada.  You could buy a lot with $50! Just look at all the options on the site, there is so much I want!  

Now if read my blog more because you like to hear my running stories, I'm also giving away some of my favorite running products!

I love my Nathan Handheld water bottle, my Experia Running Socks and my Honey Stinger Energy Chews and Gu Chomps.  I pretty much never leave the house for a long run without these products! Now is your chance to win my favorite running items!

You can enter both Giveaways or just one, up to you.  You can get up to 8 entries! Leave two comments if you are entering both.

Here are the rules:

To enter the CSN Giveaway...

1) Leave a comment below telling me what you would buy with the $50 gift card
2 + 3) Follow me on twitter and tweet this- 
RT:@Foodtorunfor is hosting an awesome CSN Giveaway, enter today: http://bit.ly/gHxgQu
4) Add Food to Run For to your blogroll
5) Link to this post on your blog if you have one
6) Become a follower of my blog

To enter the Running Products giveaway....

1) Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite running product
2 + 3) Follow me on twitter and tweet this- 
RT: @Foodtorunfor is hosting an awesome Running giveaway, enter today: http://bit.ly/gHxgQu
4) Add Food to Run For to your blogroll
5) Link to this post on your blog if you have one
6) Become a follower of my blog


*You can tell me how many of these you did in my comments section, no need for a separate comment for each entry*
The giveaway will end on March 3rd. I will randomly choose 2 winners!

Thank you so much for reading and for making these last two years memorable!

84 comments:

  1. Happy 2nd Blog Birthday!

    I would buy a spiralizer with the CSN giftcard. I want to make zuchini pasta!

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  2. congrats on two years! I'm down for the CSN giveaway! I would probably by a new kitchen appliance or some sort. I follow you on twitter and follow the blog!!

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  3. 1)I need a new toaster! I'm sure CSN has some great dea.s

    2 & 3) I follow (@goodcookdoris) and tweeted!

    4) Just followed the blog too!

    Happy blog birthday!

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  4. 1) I love my Nike sneakers ... and my fuel belt. I like to pack snacks for longer runs :)

    2 + 3) Followed & tweeted

    4) Follow the blog too!

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  5. My favorite running product is... my ClifShot gels with caffeine! Only for races when I need that extra little kick to get me through the end! :)

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  6. Happy blogiversary! I'd definitely get an immersion blender if I won.

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  7. I would definitely get a new frying pan from CSN, ours is no longer non-stick :(

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  8. I hit enter too soon and posted that! I wanted to add that my favorite running product is POWER GELS! Love them, especially the caffeinated ones!

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  9. Happy Blogiversary! I would use the $50 toward some new steak knives!

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  10. Happy two years chica! I am so happy to have encountered your blog! And here's to many more years of happy running and eating.

    And thanks for the reminder that I need to buy some Gu gels before my long run on Saturday. I keep forgetting. :P

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  11. Happy blogiversary!

    CSN Giveaway:

    1) I would most likely pick up a hand mixer or pretty new toaster.
    4) You are totally on my blog list!
    6) And I definitely follow your blog. :-D

    Running Giveaway:

    1) I'm in love with my Garmin. No ifs ands or buts about it.
    4 +6) Same as above!

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  12. um, those experia socks, 100% my new fave running product!!! oh man!

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  13. i do i do follow you on twitter!

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  14. i follow your blog! hi, friend!

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  15. 1) I rarely leave home without my Garmin-- love beating my personal bests! (I love Honey Stingers, too-- yum!)
    2 + 3) I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted :) (@ElizabethEv)
    4) I follow you via Google Reader

    HAPPY 2 YEARS!

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  16. What a great giveaway, Lizzy! Happy Birthday, Food To Run For! Although I truly love running, I am trying to become a better chef. I could definitely use a really good skillet and a CSN gift cert. would help my cause.

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  17. 2 years, wow!! That's so awesome! Happy Blog Birthday Lizzy! If I won the CSN giveaway I would buy a cast iron skillet - I've always wanted one! I also follow you on twitter & google reader :)

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  18. CSN Giveaway: I'd probably get a new heart rate monitor!

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  19. Running products: Hmm....I'd have to say my running shorts I got from Old Navy.

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  20. HAPPY 2 YEARS!!!!I would buy an espreso storage ottoman from CSN!!

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  21. I follow your blog! I am always hungry after I read!

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  22. I have been wanting to try a hand held h20 bottle! My fav running item--recovery socks!

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  23. Happy blogiversary, Lizzy! Its been so fun sharing the blog world with for the past 2 years!

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  24. Happy blogiversery! I'm so happy that I found your blog and catch up with what you're up to post college!! My goodness 8 ways to enter okay here are mine for CSN giveaway:
    1)I would go for Inhabit - Ailanthus Throw Pillow in Wheat. Need to brighten up my couch!
    2)already a follower 3)tweeted!
    4) you're on my blogroll already, yay!
    5)I've posted about you with a link in my blog

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  25. And running products- hmmm my favorite is probably my new lululemon Brisk Run Toque- it's a hat with a hole for my ponytail!
    2 & 3 follow and tweeted
    4) your on the blogroll
    5) your in my post today on my blog!

    thanks for the fun chance at the giveaway!

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  26. Happy 2nd Birthday FoodtoRunFor!! I'm so happy to have been a small part of your blogging life these past few months and am looking forward to more great posts (and races!) in the year to come.

    I'd love to enter BOTH giveaways because I'm in huge need of kitchen stuff and I love running!

    So for the CSN stores
    1.) I would by a food processor!! Mine is cracked and barely functioning. I need a new one so badly.
    2.) I already follow you on Twitter. Does that count? Please say yes!
    3.) I also already have you in my reader, but I just followed you through Google on your blog.
    4.) I am actually working on updating my blogroll this very minute. It's so outdated and not accurate. I promise you'll be on there by the end of the night (just saying this now to avoid having to write another comment).

    For the running giveaway
    1.) My favorite running product is actually gear -- my Garmin. I love that thing!
    2 - 4.) I feel like I'm cheating by asking you to count those things twice, so feel free to discount these entries if you think it's fair.

    BONUS: I'm bringing you carrot cake to the race to celebrate your blog birthday, so that's got to get me an extra entry, right? ;) haha
    2.)

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  27. Happy blog birthday! For the CSN giveaway:
    -I would buy new bakeware!
    - You're already on my blog roll
    - And I'm definitely following your blog :)

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  28. And for the running giveaway:
    - my favorite running product is my Mizuno sneakers!
    - I tweeted this already :)

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  29. Wow, 2 years - that's awesome! Good for you.

    I've been curious about those handheld water bottles for awhile now - I bet they'd be great to have on shorter runs in hot weather! My favorite running products are my spibelt and Gu. Both powered me through the streets of NYC!

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  30. Happy anniversary!!!

    I tweeted! :) (running giveaway)

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  31. you are of course on my blogroll! (running giveaway)

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  32. I already am a blog follower! (running giveaway)

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  33. I'd buy a food processor so i can finally make my own customized nut butters!!!

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  34. fav. running products=powerade and my ipod!

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  35. I blogged about your awesome giveaway! :)
    http://jessicakimmiller.blogspot.com/2011/02/running-giveaway-from-fellow-blogger.html

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  36. My favorite running product is my garmin forerunner 405!!! Keeps me motivated!

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  37. I Retweeted for your contest! Great contest giveaway idea!!!

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  38. Yay Lizzy!!

    1) This is too hard... there is just too much!! Probably something pretty for my kitchen :)

    2 + 3) Following, and tweeted!!

    4) I'm now an official follower of Food to Run For! Was already an RSS feed subscriber :)

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  39. Running giveaway!
    -I'm a blog follower now
    -always run with those socks (they're my fave!), my garmin, and my shuffle. Gu for long runs, too

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  40. Congrats on two years!!! I'm a follower :-)

    With the giftcard I would buy a new cookie sheet, or two!

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  41. HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY blog twin!!!!! :)

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  42. I need a food scale so I can stop lying to myself about my Weight Watchers-approved portion sizes. Particularly when cooking with meat...

    Congrats on 2 years!

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  43. 1) Leave a comment below telling me what you would buy with the $50 gift card: I would buy nice steak knives. The ones we have are TERRIBLE.
    4) Add Food to Run For to your blogroll. BOOM, added
    5) Link to this post on your blog if you have one. Added a link to this blog in my giveaway sidebar.
    6) Become a follower of my blog. DONE

    To enter the Running Products giveaway....

    1) Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite running product. My legs? hahahah. My foam roller. Without it I wouldn't be the runner I am today.
    4) Add Food to Run For to your blogroll. Done.
    5) Link to this post on your blog if you have one. Done.
    6) Become a follower of my blog. Done.

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  44. I would most certainly put the $50 towards a new food processor. I'm always scared to make things that require processing because mine is so old and takes forever to get going!

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  45. Oh, and for the running stuff, my fav product is my nike running chip so I can alwayssss know how far I'm going. pick me! bye.

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  46. Oops, I didn't realize I could do everything in one comment. My Nathan handheld is my savior in the summer. I also added you to my google reader. (2 entries)

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  47. I just found your blog and it couldn't have come at a better time. On Monday, I am planning to try out a vegetarian diet for 30 days and I have been looking for some recipes. It looks like you have alot of great ones on here. Oh and Happy Blog Birthday to you!

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  48. I'm a new follower! My fave running product are my Balega socks. but I love all the products you picked--they are awesome!

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  49. Congrats on your blogaversary!

    Hmm my favorite running product so far...my lululemon running gloves for when its cold! THey are awesome! I am seriously considering getting a Garmin (maybe this weekend ;)

    I follow you on twitter

    I tweeted about it!

    I added you to my blogroll :)

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  50. I'd use it toward this blanket:
    http://www.csnstores.com/Daniadown-65825TH-DWD1489.html

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  51. I follow on gfc
    and would love the CSN certificate.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. For the running products:
    I love my UnderArmor running top.

    I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  53. 1) Probably a new fun kitchen toy ;) Or
    2 + 3) follower & tweeted! @tri2cook

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  54. 1) i'm pretty minimalist, i'd got with my sneakers :)
    2 + 3) follow & tweeted! @tri2cook

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  55. Happ Blog Birthday!

    I would buy a new coffee maker with the CSN GC. I actually just bought a light there earlier today.

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  56. Does an ipod count as a running product? If not, I'm a fan of that same water bottle, which I also have in pink!

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  57. Cool giveaway. I just become a follower or your blog and on twitter.

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  58. Thanks! I would love to get this cutting board set:
    http://www.csnstores.com/Farberware-BCT20010K-FBR1819.html

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  59. I follow you on twitter! @crazyitalian0
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  60. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/41980313563443200

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  61. I follow you publicly on GFC "crave to save" - I am #100 - woohoo!! :)


    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. I linked your giveaway in a blog post
    http://www.thecravetosave.com/in-it-to-win-it/
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  63. I would buy new wool running socks!

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  64. 1) I definitely could use the $50 towards some kettlebells.
    2) I'm a new follower. Hi! Congrats on 2 years!
    3) Posted to my site: http://www.runzoerun.com/p/giveaways.html

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  65. 1) My favorite running product is a tie between my Garmin 405 or my RunningSkirts. They are both awesome!
    2) Linked to http://www.runzoerun.com/p/giveaways.html
    3) Follower now! Woohoo! :)

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  66. My favorite running product is my Garmin. Best invention ever!

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  67. Woah CSN has EVERYTHING! I'd definitely buy a new bath rug set for my bathroom- mine are so old! (ew).

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  68. CSN giveaway 5 entries:
    1) I would buy an Olymipc bar! I was a real, 45 pound 6 foot long bar!
    2 + 3) I follow you (corgipants) and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/corgipants/status/43083546449031168
    4) Added you to my blogroll
    6) I follow you via GFC

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  69. Running products giveaway 5 entries:
    1) I LOVE my ipod. I know, not really running product but it's the one thing I could NOT do without. It's my music, a timer, a coach, a diary, a time-waster when I'm stuck somewhere.
    2 + 3) I follow you (corgipants) and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/corgipants/status/43084551794339840
    4) Added you to my blogroll
    6) I follow you via GFC

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  70. My favorite running product is...well, more than one. my essentials are: bodyglide, sunscreen, sunglasses, and gum. and money to buy a drink.

    my runners up are garmmin and ipod. But if I had to, I could ditch those.

    I am adding you to my google reader subscription!

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  71. What I will buy from CSN....a pasta maker. My boyfriend has been wanting one for a long time...

    Adding you to my reader subscription

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  72. Love you giveaways I really like it. Keep posting!

    zonia

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