Alright folks, we have officially made it the first birthday of Fit Running Mama! It was one year ago today that I hit “publish” on this blog Not knowing much about WordPress or blogging I just decided to go for it. I wondered, would people read my blog other then just my family and friends? So, here we are, a year later and I am overwhelmed with the amount of daily readers, social media followers and connections that I have made in the blogging world! What a fantastic year it has been!
Looking back, this was my first post! In the last year I have written 268 posts and over 64,000 hits on the blog!
To date my Crock Pot Chopped Veggie Quinoa soup is the most visited post with over 3200 hits.
In the last year I have worked hard to become a Certified Personal Trainer and have also began my work on my Fitness and Nutrition Certification. So much has happened in the last year. I’ve PRed in 1/2 marathons and other races. I’ve placed in the top 5, 3 and top female finisher as well.
I’ve had setbacks from running and training and bumps in the road, but I appreciate all of you who had continued to start your morning or end your day with me!
What started as something a bit impulsive has turned into so much more! Thank you! I hope this second year of blogging is as exciting as the first one!
To show how awesome, I contacted some more companies that I have worked with in the past to bring you more giveaways! I know the fun just never stops this week!
I was introduced to Brady Bands earlier in the year. I’ve always struggled with finding the right kind of headbands because I have thin hair and a small head. Not a great combo! Not only do Brady Bands work but their mission has always touched me! One winner will win 2 of the Brady Bands non slip headbands.
To help with long runs and recovery I don’t leave home without my Pro Compression marathon socks! I’ve blogged about them before as they were done of first giveaways I did this past January! One winner will win a pair of their marathon compression socks.
Energy Bits has also become a race staple of mind! If you have followed my blog this year you know that I have seen improvements in my time and energy thanks to these tiny but powerful little bits! One winner will win a tin of bits!
Dana over at Words to Sweat By will give one winner a towel, tee, tank or bracelet. You get to pick what you want! Dana’s always expanding and creating more! I’ve been a huge fan and have enjoyed giving some of her mantra towels as gifts this year to family and clients!
Finally, HB Tune has FOREVER changes the way I ran outside and raced. For years I left the house with just an iPod and no phone or way to communicate if needed. The HB Tune changed everything when I was able to comfortably carry my phone, use a racing app and have access to all of my music! After all my races this summer I no longer needed to get to gear check to get my phone to call my family, I was able to locate them immediately! HB Tune is a MUST for me when I am running outside and it will continue to be during my racing season in 2014! One winner will win their own HB Tune!
That’s it folks! A handful of my FAVORITE THINGS to celebrate the big 1 year!
Come back tomorrow just to make sure you didn’t miss out on anything!
Thank you again to all of my fantastic readers!
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