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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

HUGE Christmas GIVEAWAY!!!

We've been working on this for over six weeks and the day is finally here to reveal our HUGE Christmas giveaway!!! Sorry guys, this is one mostly for the ladies! These 12 goodies cover some of my favorite things: running, Starbucks, jewelry, and Christmas!

Runner Magnets-less permanent than a sticker if you aren't ready for that kind of commitment
GU gels-everyone needs fuel AND chocolate, right?!

FuelBelt (size Large)

$10 Starbucks giftcard

Purple Active Band

Black watch

Dangly diamond earrings (I have to confess I did buy a pair for myself too and I wore them in our Christmas card pictures)

Birthday Girl BondiBand (I have a matching one in pink)

A very Southern coozie (picked this up in Kentucky last month)

Gorgeous leaf earrings (having a hard time not keeping these!)
A set of 3 silver reindeer ornaments (we have a set of these ourselves)

In the spirit of 12 Days of Christmas here are the 12 ways to earn entries:
  • Follow our blog publicly (mandatory) and let us know
  • Follow me on twitter (@Suz4AU0608) and leave your Twitter handle in your comment
  • Facebook, blog, or tweet about our giveaway (ONE entry per day-post the link for each to earn multiple entries)
  • Let us know if you are cursed blessed with having a birthday in December too
  • What's something you would like to ask one or both of us? (we're planning a Q&A post)
  • What's your favorite Christmas song?
  • Are you done with your Christmas shopping?
  • What's the best Christmas gift you've ever received?
  • What's your favorite Christmas movie?
  • What's on your list for Santa this year?
  • Do you send Christmas cards, a Christmas letter, or neither?
  • What's your favorite Christmas treat (this can be candy, dessert, eggnog, etc.)?
Alright there you have it! More than 12 ways to earn entries into our Christmas giveaway if you facebook, tweet, or include it in your blog post each day.

This giveaway will run until Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at 11:59 PM CST and the winner will be announced on December 21 in celebration of my birthday!

We will be answering all of the Christmas questions in tomorrow's post so come back tomorrow to see each of our answers!

317 comments:

  1. I am now following you on Twitter. Yay, so happy to find you on there finally! @robinbn

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  2. Today is my birthday, so yes, I am blessed to have a December birthday!

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  3. I am also following you on Twitter. @snsbysarah

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  4. What colors were your wedding colors....and show us some pictures!

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  5. I don't have a December birthday BUT close. January 8th.

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  6. My favorite Christmas song is anything Michael Buble.

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  7. I am 98% done with my Christmas shopping. Just need a filler for my mom.

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  8. Best Christmas gift was the second diamond band Mike got me after he got back from Iraq.

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  9. I posted the giveaway on my blog's Facebook page!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/From-Couch-to-Ironwoman/257166630986828

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  10. No birthday in December here! No one in my family either!

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  11. I do send Christmas cards. They always have a picture of the girls on them.

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  12. Favorite Christmas treat is home made sugar cookies with home made frosting. THE BEST!

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  13. I like Feliz Navidad and Dominick the Donkey (but you rarely hear that on the radio anymore!)

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  14. The best Christmas gift I received was probably my Cricut that my mom bought me last year, but our new bikes this year are pretty close.

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  15. My husband and I don't do Christmas cards yet, but my mom sent one for our family and Mike's and my picture was on that!

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  16. I follow your blog, awesome gifts!

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  17. I have a bunch of running stuff on my list to Santa this year! Some clothes, gear, etc. Plus some books.

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  18. A favorite Christmas treat is something that my mom makes called mint flip, I'm not sure if she is making it this year though.

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  19. No December birthday here. March, but sometimes it falls on Easter

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  20. I do Christmas Cards, always a photo of Travey and I. THis years was from Florida.

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  21. Best gift I received....Travey usually buys me something sparkley. He did buy me a beautiful diamond necklace one year.

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  22. I follow you on Twitter as @not_margaret

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  23. Posted a link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=198797060207298&id=217325424989179

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  24. I am not cursed with a December birthday, but my mom and sister-in-law are. I was cursed with a birthday that fell in late August, and during college all of my home-friends already left for school but all of my college-friends hadn't yet arrived on campus so there were some lonely birthdays.

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  25. For your Q&A: What do you love most about running that you didn't expect to love?

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  26. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night

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  27. I could be done with my Christmas shopping (have at least one thing for each person on my list) but I might get my husband at least one more thing.

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  28. My favorite christmas treat is decorated, frosted sugar cookies, the thick ones.

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  29. My favorite Christmas gift is spending time with family, but the favorite thing I received were sapphire earrings from my now-husband.

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  30. I just started my shopping yesterday...this is not good!

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  31. I'm a Christmas movie junkie, but my top 5 faves are It's a Wonderful Life, Love Actually, Elf, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, and A Christmas Story (yes that's six but I couldn't stop!)

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  32. My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation

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  33. I would like Santa to bring me a good running jacket this year. Chicago winters are cold!

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  34. usually I send a Christmas e-card that I create myself in PowerPoint and export as a QuickTime movie and upload to YouTube.

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  35. I follow you!! The jewelry is so cute!

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  36. I follow you twitter! @oowidescrnoo

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  37. I posted the giveaway on my blog!
    Livingdomestically.blogspot.com

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  38. My birthday is in February...3 days after valentines day. All my boyfriends in the past have always lumped them together. I warned my new boyfriend that he is NOT allowed to do it, he threatens to do it all the time. They are separate events that should not be combined!

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  39. Do you guys have any dream races you want to run? Or destination races?

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  40. My favorite Christmas song is Britney Spears' My only wish this year and Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas is you!

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  41. I'm pretty much done shopping!! I just have to stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to pick up some Caramel Apples for stocking stuffers right before Christmas!

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  42. Love love love Love Actually!! O and Ome Alone

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  43. The best gift? My kitchenaid mixer--I use it all the time!

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  44. I want Santa to give me an alaska. Cruise or a trip to new Zealand!

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  45. I haven't done Christmas cards....but I plan on it next year!

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  46. I love peppermint bark!! And Starbucks Caramel Brûlée latte

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  47. I'm following! I am done with Chrismas shopping, yay! And this year we're skipping the Christmas card and doing an e-newsletter instead.

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  48. I am totally done with Christmas shopping!

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  49. I think of my son as the best Christmas gift ever because I found out just after Christmas that I was 4-5 weeks pregnant!

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  50. We send Christmas cards and we normally include a photo of our family or just the kiddos depending on what we have that year. I would like to add the "newsletters" to our cards in the future though!

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  51. I only asked for one thing this year - a medal hanger. However if money wasn't an object I would have asked for winter running clothes and a capri skirt from runningskirts.com

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  52. My favorite Christmas treat would be the cinnamon rolls we used to have before presents! Since I don't have my moms baking skills I have transitioned to monkey bread now - similar taste but much quicker and easier to make!

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  53. I don't have a December birthday, but I do have two January birthdays in my family. I can't imagine having a birthday in December to contend with too!

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  54. I follow you on twitter as JenRunning4Life

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  55. My favorite Christmas movie would probably be Miracle on 34th Street, but most watched is "Santa Buddies" - my daughter LOVES that movie!

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  56. This is such a cute idea! I love all of your gifts and favorite things! I've been meaning to do another giveaway for a while now and I keep forgetting to post it. It is not as fun as this though! :)

    I have a January 5 birthday, and it has never been mixed in with Christmas. :) My favorite Christmas song is What Child is This (for now) and All I Want for Christmas is You (Mariah Carey version because it is so fun). And I AM sending Christmas cards this year (I usually go every other year) and I am done with my Christmas shopping.

    And I follow your blog. :)

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  57. I love all Christmas music, but I think a favorite would be Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

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  58. holy amazingness this is the best giveaway ever! i am a follower!

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  59. follow you on twitter @julz9917

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  60. definitely NOT finished with my Christmas shopping. hoping me and my brother can finish up together next week when we get home to KY! woo hoo!

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  61. this year i am hoping santa brings me a new camera...you know...for the blog ;)

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  62. favorite holiday treat are the reese's holiday trees!!!

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  63. AAAAAAAAAAMAZING GIVEAWAY!!! Of course I'm a follower of your blog!!!

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  64. @JennsAdventures follows @Suz4AU0608 on Twitter:)

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  65. I don't have a December birthday -- BUT my Daddy does!! So does a lot of my other family members -- and Matt's bro's b-day is Christmas Eve!!

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  66. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night by my Uncle Willie K --> http://youtu.be/jAMwsBPfRIc =)

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  67. Haven't even STARTED my Christmas shopping -- but that is pretty standard me me!

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  68. I send Christmas cards; however this year I might not be able to until after Christmas -- which is also kind of standard for me.

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  69. I facebook-ed your giveaway: https://www.facebook.com/JennsAdventures

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  70. I tweeted your giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/JennsAdventures/status/146674708220350465

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  71. Wowwwwzers!!!! I follow your crazy blog!

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  72. I shared your giveaway on twitter, y'all!

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  73. My birthday is in November, but I have friends born on December 22nd and December 28th... I always try to make their birthdays a big deal because I feel bad for them! Nothing like getting a "Birthmas" gift!

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  74. I'd like to know why you chose your blog title!

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  75. My FAVE Christmas song is the Metallica and Trans Siberian Orchestra song!!! I rock out like a crazy person.

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  76. Fave gift was the painting my nephew made me. I was a stick figure- and I liked it.

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  77. I am a crazy Christmas woman (see a trend here?) and I'm DONE my shopping! I start on December 26th for next year :)

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  78. Fave movie is either Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, or Love Actually!

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  79. Fave Christmas treat- my mom's homemade fudge, and champagne. This is pretty much year-round, though.

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  80. I have a June birthday and it is the best, right in the middle of the year!

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  81. I'd like to more about your connection to cows. Do you ranch?

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  82. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night.

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  83. I am not done shopping yet, just started a few days ago, but almost done!

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  84. It sounds cheesy, but the best thing to me at Christmas is knowing I have the love and support of my family.

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  85. I do send a Christmas card. Just got them out yesterday.

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  86. Christmas treats! How can you pick just one!! I really love fudge.

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  87. I do follow your of course!

    Amazing giveaway - so lovely and generous!

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  88. Yup a Twitter follower.
    @eatrunsail

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  89. I tweeted and indcluded you.
    @eatrunsail

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  90. I shared your post on my FB page.
    Eat Run Sail

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  91. I don't have a December birthday. Mine is May 24th... Victoria Day in Canada.

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  92. I wanna know if you are taller than Allan. I think from a recent photo you may be. I am taller than The Captain.

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  93. I want a hippopotamus for Christmas! And I will sing it for you, unasked!

    I also love Santa Baby, and several traditional Christmas Hymns.

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  94. Yuppers, all done with shopping! Except for the new ornament we buy every year, together.

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  95. Best present ever? So hard to say in terms of 'stuff'... happy times with family would be the truth, I think.

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  96. I don't think I have a favorite Christmas movie..... nope, can't think of one I particularly like.

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  97. On mys list for Santa? Just hurry down my chimney!

    If Santa is with me, I have everything I want.

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  98. My favorite treat would have to be special baking or fudgy candy. Love molasses cookies with icing and shortbread.

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  99. I linked your post to my blog sidebar.
    http://eatrunsail.blogspot.com

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  100. What a fantastic giveaway!! I'm a follower!

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  101. My birthday is December 11th - exactly 2 weeks before Christmas. I also share my birthday with my boyfriend. :)

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  102. My favorite treat is spicy stuffed mushrooms. Mmmmm. My mouth is watering. I know it's not a "treat" but it's amazing.

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  103. I'm done shopping! Well, almost. Just have to pick up something for my Mom.

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  104. My question for you: What would be your one piece of marriage advice to others?

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  105. My favorite Christmas movie is the Muppets Christmas Carol or National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

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  106. My favorite Christmas Song is by far Justin Bieber's Drummer Boy. It's freakin' fantastic

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  107. I'm ALMOST done with Christmas Shopping and that's because most of it had to be shipped.

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  108. The best Christmas Gift I ever received was a system for my 4-Runner. I got two 12's and a badass subwoofer. They went so well with my blue blinking lights. True story.

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  109. My favorite Christmas movie might be Bad Santa. I should be more embarrassed about that.

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  110. On my list for Santa? Hmmm...nothing in particular. Although something pretty and shiny for my left hand would be gladly accepted.

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  111. I send Christmas Cards but I leave the letter writing up to my Mom (she still includes me and my brother even though we are grown)

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  112. My favorite Christmas Treat is Orange Salad. It's one of the few times a year I am allowed to have it. Dream whip, cream cheese, and orange jello = heaven in my mouth

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  113. I dont have a Dec birthday, but my husband does. Poor guy, so little attention!!

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  114. I follow you on twitter @runningwtg

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  115. I shared on my blog - sidebar

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  116. Nope, no December birthdays for me, but I have two nieces (both just turned 2 and they are not twins) that have December birthdays!

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  117. Right now I'm loving all of Michael Buble's Christmas album.

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  118. I am close to being done with my shopping....just having stockings to take care of!!!

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  119. I love How The Grinch Stole Christmas - a classic!

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  120. I would die for a trainer for my bike right now or get a spin bike.

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  121. We send out Christmas cards every year now - they are usually a family photo done on Snapfish.

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  122. Not blessed to have a December bday...mine's june which was always perfect...half way thru the year, still able to celebrate while in school, warm weather made for great parties!

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  123. Favorite xmas song would be Let it snow! Love snow!!!

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  124. Still have xmas shopping to do! :(

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  125. My favorite Christmas movie is National Lampoons Christmas Vacation! I mean who doesn't love it!

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  126. The best xmas gift for me is being able to watch my childrens faces light up on xmas morning!

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  127. How did you and Allan meet? I love to hear the stories about how couples met and fell in love!

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  128. National Lampoon Christmas Vacation is the favorite! Tradition to watch it every xmas eve!

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  129. Finished shopping??!?! Are you serious!! No!!

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  130. My wish for this xmas is to have a better year than the last. Material things arent on the list this year.

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  131. Favorite song... Oh Holy NIght

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  132. Didnt send xmas cards or letters this year. :(

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  133. Favorite gift: A cedar chest from my parents four years ago

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  134. Moms peppermint bark has to be the best xmas goodie!

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  135. Letter? This year Im doing neither. In the past I always did a letter and photo cards. This year money is tight.

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  136. Christmas treat: Buckeyes!! Peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate!

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  137. Question: Tips on running in the cold

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  138. This is amazing! I am following the blog!

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  139. Following you on Twitter! @lifeafterswim

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  140. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/LifeAfterSwim/status/146783244640206850

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  141. Favorite christmas song: Baby It's Cold outside!

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  142. I just finished my shopping online today :) Just gotta wait for it to arrive and wrap it all up!

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  143. Thinking back, I think the gift I was most excited about was a goose that you place on your porch and decorate...I am lame. It was dressed like a raindeer when I came downstairs and looked under the tree..

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  144. Favorite christmas movie is probably the animated Grinch movie!

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  145. From santa, I want a garmin watch :) that would be amazing for my marathon training!

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  146. Gingerbread cookies as the main thing I look forward to eating every christmas! I LOVE THEM!

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  147. just found your blog through LifeafterSwimming!

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  148. favorite christmas song: Im dreaming of a White Christmas

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  149. OH MY GOSH BEST GIVEAWAY EVER!!! Seriously, I was just typing up a post for a giveaway we're doing tomorrow and ours is soooo lamesauce compared to this!!! I'm telling all my friends! And no, STILL not done with Christmas shopping... but I got all the packages mailed today! :)

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  150. I follow you on twitter @momslrb

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  151. Favorite xmas song. I'll be home for Xmas

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  152. Favorite Xmas movie white christmas. Love it!

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  153. I do not have a birthday in December, but my daughter does, and I HATE it!

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  154. My FAVORITE Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation!!!!

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  155. My favorite Christmas song is the 12 Days of Christmas by the Muppets (I know it's sad).

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  156. I wish that I was done with my shopping, but I am not. I am close though.

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  157. My Christmas list this year includes a pair of Old Gringo cowboys boots.

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  158. My favorite Christmas treat is Italian cookies.

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  159. Unfortunately, there will be no Christmas cards this year- with two kids, a full-time job and lots of running something had to go.

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  160. It's hard to choose a favorite Christmas song. I really love Christmas music, I would say Silent Night...

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  161. Noooo not done with Christmas shopping, but I know what I need to get, besides filling Travey's stocking..

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  162. On my list this year, an iphone, new running shoes and just added a Brooks running jacket to keep me warm here in VT as I run outside

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  163. My birthday is TOMORROW (the 15th) YAY!!!

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  164. Following...the last comment had the wrong site:)

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  165. Following on Twitter! @billiejeanie327

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  166. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/billiejeanie327

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  167. Nope, no birthday in December, it's in MARCH!

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  168. Question: What is the one sport that will get you out of your chair yellin' at the TV?! Or on the sideline!?

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  169. Favorite Christmas song? Chestnuts Roasting...I think it's cute...:)

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  170. Christmas shopping = not done, just a few gifts to pick up just to say thank-you to those I love. To me Chirstmas is about Jesus Christ, not the presents.

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  171. I have loved all of my Christmas gifts that I have received...except that box of underware and socks from granny, when I was 12...

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