Monthly Archives: April 2011

Noelle’s “Natural Products Expo Prize Pack Giveaway”

Didn’t win the Happy Herbivore cookbook but looking for another great giveaway?

Head on over to Opera Singer in the Kitchen where Noelle is hosting a giveaway of some really amazing vegan items from the Natural Products Expo that took place in Anaheim, California.


By entering the giveaway, ONE lucky reader can feel like they went to Expo because So Delicious will send them some products including $25 worth of So Delicious treats, a months worth of vegan Popchips (worth $30) and some other fun goodies!

This is only open to US readers. Go to the giveaway post and get commenting, plenty of ways to enter :)

And the winner is…

From past experience, I expected to only have a few entries and therefore would just write people’s names down and draw them out of a hat.

Well, the Happy Herbivore cookbook giveaway generated 60 (!) entries so I went with the site very popular in the blog world – Random.org – to pick the winner.

(drumroll….)

#14 – Rebecca!

Rebecca, I have sent you an email! Please respond with your info ASAP.

Thanks to everyone who entered, hopefully I can do another great giveaway in the near future :)

The Happy Herbivore cookbook giveaway!

I really enjoyed being a part of the Happy Herbivore “blog book tour” and being able to have Lindsay answer some questions for me and my blog readers. You can read the interview here if you missed it!

Now, I am really excited to announce that one of you can win a free copy of The Happy Herbivore cookbook for yourself!

This contest will run until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 4th and to enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post!

If you are one of those that likes to get multiple entries, here are some other things you can do (if you already do any of these things just leave a comment for each one saying “I already…”):

There you have it, five ways to enter! Already own a copy? Enter anyway and if you win, give it to a family member or friend :)

Note: Open to U.S. and Canadian residents only per request of the publisher.

I will choose a winner randomly and announce it on Tuesday morning!

Good luck :)

First time for everything

Last Saturday was the Papa John’s 10-miler!

I was really looking forward to this race, even after a disappointing finish in the Rodes City Run 10k two weeks prior. And I knew this race would help me get ready for the mini-Marathon a month later.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a recap for you. For the first time in my entire running career (nearly 4 years!) I had to miss a race due to illness. :(

I started feeling bad late Wednesday night. I had chills, felt feverish and my throat was really sore. I thought I was just getting a cold and that running with the sniffles would be no big deal. I also thought that since it was Wednesday, I had plenty of time to drink some tea, take some vitamins and “get over it.”

Thursday came, I got worse. I felt so bad Friday that I didn’t go to work. I debated all day and night about whether or not to run the next day but Friday night, as I laid on the couch feeling like death, I finally texted my friend Farrah and told her “I can’t make it.” It was hard for me to do that but I knew it was the best thing for me. The thought of running 10 miles in the cold, not being able to breath and not having much energy sounded like torture to me.

Luckily, my friend Chloe was able to run in my steed and she kicked butt! :)

I was really bummed Friday night but by Saturday afternoon, I was happy with my decision. Sometimes you just have to know when to say no. Sunday I felt my absolute worst and finally on Monday I went to the doctor — sinus infection! I ended up taking a complete week off from running and other exercise.

Now that I am feeling better, I am really excited about the Derby Festival mini-Marathon on April 30th. I’m glad I have 29 more days to get ready!

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