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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Pay It Forward Giveaway

A few weeks ago I was really lucky to win a giveaway hosted by Jason over at Life of An Aspiring Triathlete.  The giveaway included two books 17 Hours to Glory and The Long Run (see below for my book review). These two books are full of motivation and inspiration and are definitely worth sharing via this Pay It Forward giveaway!  Just like Jason, I will be hosting a giveaway of the two books to one of my readers.  I'm going to use the same general entry procedure that Jason used when he started the giveaway. 

So here are the rules.....very simple:
1- Be a follower
2- Promise to pay it forward that once you are done reading these books you will have a giveaway as well to send these on to the next person
3- Promise to notify Jason at jbaha [at] gmail [dot] com when you put the giveaway up so he can follow where the books are travelling.
4- Promise that if you get the book and there is no more room to put something motivating that after you read it you will mail it back to Jason (he will pay for the shipping) so that he can see where these books have travelled and all the motivating words in them.
5- Promise to write something motivating in the books, doesn't matter where.
6- Promote it on your Facebook, Twitter, blog, write it in the dust on your car or kitchen table, talk about it at the PTA meeting.....you get the point.

Do it all in one comment.  There will only be 1 entry per person. The giveaway will end Sunday January 9th at 12pm CST.......Good luck to all.....PAY IT FORWARD!!!!!

The Long Run Book Review

Product Details
The Long Run is the story of Matt Long, a New York City firefighter who was severely injured while riding his bike when a commuter bus ran over him.  I first heard of Matt Long's story when Runner's World did an article on his recovery in 2008.  It was a hard article to read because the extent of his injuries was so severe.  The book is just as open and honest with the injuries that Matt suffered as well as the emotions that Matt experienced during his recovery. 

Prior to his injury, Matt had completed the New York City Marathon in an impressive 3:13:56 and had completed numerous triathlons including the Lake Placid Ironman.  He was definitely an athlete in both his personal life as an athlete and professional life as a firefighter.  His recovery process included setbacks and triumphs and it is truly inspiring to follow the journey that he took.  The book is pretty easy to read and written in a very conversational style.  It was emotional to read at times as Matt struggled with surviving the injuries and learning to find his former life in his new body.  You will definitely find inspiration in Matt's story.


  1. What a great idea for a giveaway. Looks like a cool book. :)

  2. I love Pay it forward giveaways!! I would love to read this!

  3. What a great idea for a giveaway! I'm a new follower. I promise #1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. I'm promoting the giveaway on my blog (http://13minutemile.blogspot.com/). Thank you for the opportunity and great blogging!

  4. I promise all of the above! I'm a follower too :)

    I'm through chapter 12 of The Long Run and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to do this giveaway on my blog :)

  5. YES! I've been wanting to read this!

  6. I'm a follower and I promise to do all this stuff! I would love to read this book and pay it forward!!!

  7. I'm a follower!!!
    I promise to pay it forward.
    I promise to notify Jason.
    I promise to mail back if full.
    I promise to write something motivating.
    I promise to promote it in all ways I can :)

    I've wanted to read this book for a long time. Great giveaway and idea.

  8. This is an awesome idea! I saw this book in Books A Million over the holiday and was really interested in reading it.

    I'm a new follower, and I promise to pay it forward, notify Jason, mail back if full, write something motivating and promote it in every possible way :)

  9. A new follower and this is a great give away!!