The perfect stocking stuffers for RUNNERS giveaway!

December 9, 2013

The plus and minus of not getting up when my alarm clock goes off in the morning:

Minus—>  I absolutely love getting my workout done first thing in the morning and finished before I even really realize what I am doing.  With each minute of the day that goes by I get lazier and lazier and less likely to work out.  

Plus—–>  I got to run side by side on treadmills at the gym with my sister and talk the entire 8 miles.  I wish you guys got to know her in real life because you would then understand why I go on and on and on about how awesome she is.

The reason it looks like I haven’t seen the light of day for months is because I don’t think I have actually been outside in the daylight longer than running from my car to the gym in months.

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Stretching and talking to my brother on the phone at the same time… multi-tasking at its finest.  She really loves it when I take pictures of her without her even knowing.

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I love adding spinach to my soup as it is cooking to get some move veggies in.  I also really love dipping my Wheat Thins into my soup to get some more carbs and deliciousness in.  

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I have a giveaway that may help you during these cold weather months!

Who else does this:

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Brooks (not to be confused with Brooke… No, I did not name her after Brooks Running (I have loved the name Brooke since I was a little girl) but it is kind of fun)) is giving away a pair of the Seamless Arm Warmers, the Utopia 3-In-1 Mitten IIs and the Infiniti Headband to one lucky reader!

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The winner will be picked on Friday (12/13/13)!!! 

To enter just leave a comment telling me anything you want!

Maegan C December 11, 2013 at 8:03 am

I want a running headband!!!

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Allie December 11, 2013 at 8:09 am

I don’t know if new shoes are a stocking stuffer, but I could definitely use a new pair, LOL! I’m totally interested in trying out the Brooks headband, too!

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Autumn December 11, 2013 at 8:54 am

Would love to win…it’s way to cold here in PA!

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Kim K. December 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

it is FREEZING in boston!!!

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Betty December 11, 2013 at 9:44 am

arm warmer!

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Tammy December 11, 2013 at 9:50 am

I want to tell you and Brooke hi! I don’t know how you run outside in Utah in the winter because I am freezing my feet off here in KY.

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Valerie December 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

Eeeee!!!!! I have ALWAYS wanted arm warmers!!!!!

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Stephanie December 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

Your daughter is beautiful!

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Chummy_Chum December 11, 2013 at 10:21 am

Oh! Oh! Pick me, pick me! Please and thanks!

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RuthJ December 11, 2013 at 11:03 am

I need new running mittens!!!

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MJ December 11, 2013 at 11:04 am

I want to win;)

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Casey December 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

I need help getting out the door in the freezing DC winter we’re having. Pick me!

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Marissa Kenny December 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

I’m training in Northeast Ohio…I NEED those arm warmers, lol! :)

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Heather December 11, 2013 at 11:16 am

I can totally relate to the “You know you’re a runner if…” quote! I often find myself not only looking at the forecast but the sidewalks as well! (I run on a pretty busy road so I feel 10x more comfortable running on sidewalks instead of the actual road) I can’t stand if the weather is sunny and bright out but the sidewalks look like crap!

P.S. I could really use the running gloves! We’ve gotten about 12 inches of snow total for December when usually Kentucky only sees one inch this time of year. The gloves would come in handy this winter for sure! :)

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Wanda Moncrief December 11, 2013 at 11:17 am

I want both – it actually does get cold in MS – and it’s a WET cold. Would love these !!

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Christy December 11, 2013 at 11:21 am

I just want sleep!

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Sheena December 11, 2013 at 11:25 am

I’d love to win! But what I love even more is reading your blog everyday! You’re so inspiring, and Brooke is the cutest!!

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Deb December 11, 2013 at 11:55 am

I miss my granddaughter who is just a bit younger than Brooke (they moved to WA state). I watch what Brooke seems to be doing to know what Emiliyah will be doing soon. Thanks for sharing Brooke with us.

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danielle December 11, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I live in Chicago and when I ran tuesday morning is was literally 1 degree out. Oh dear god was I freezing because I am an idiot who thought it was 18 degrees and did not dress appropriately.

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Katy December 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I’m so glad you get to be close to your family and see your sister all the time now! What a blessing! It has been so cold here so I am stuck on the treadmill! I would love some warm weather gear!

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Lauren December 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I would love the headband or mittens! I am starting to freeze when I go out for my runs!

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Laura December 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I’d love all three.

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Anna December 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I could definitely use all of these things. It’s getting cold and I have like no cold weather running clothes. No idea how that happened.

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Natalie December 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

It was 19 degrees this morning when I woke up!! It was still dark and on my way to work I saw someone outside running in this! He had a pretty sweet getup on I could see him really well in the dark but holy cow dude its cold go find a treadmill! Or at least wait until the sun it up so it hopefully warms things up a bit.

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Kim December 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I’m glad you are finding joy and peace in your new normal.

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Cassie C. December 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I would love some super warm gloves. I have to run with my double stroller during the week and the only place I can go with big enough sidewalks is by the water….where it’s super cold and windy! But the treadmill could never replace the fresh air!

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amy a December 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I totally need to win! I am in hibernation mode!

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chelsi J December 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm

You Are a big inspiration inspiration to me. I graduate on the 13th from BYU-H so I think this should be my graduation gift :)

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Genki Kitty December 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Oh I always love seeing your blog entries- Brooke is so adorable – she makes all of our days. :) Thanks so much for getting us to smile daily.

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Kelly S December 11, 2013 at 3:17 pm

I wish I could work out first thing in the morning, but I have kid duty in the morning, so I’ve switched to lunchtime workouts. Not ideal, but whatcha gonna do?? :)

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Sarah Elizabeth December 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I would live to try out a pair of arm warmers! And those mittens are the jam!

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Olivia December 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Love reading about your Christmas Traditions! Ran outside today and didn’t fall = win.

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Crystal December 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I love the print on the mittens!

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Jennifer December 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Haha little Brooke is wearing Brooks!

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jessica December 11, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I have really started watching the for cast for run options too :) guess that makes me a real runner!

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Stefanie December 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Lacrosse in the winter time as a midfield is especially chilly on our 6 am runs. I haven’t quite found the running headband that’s the perfect fit, maybe I should try brooks!

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Hannalize December 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm

I would love the mittens!

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Rebecca December 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm

‘Would love to win these Brooks treats! They would receive lots’o love and use!

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Kylie December 11, 2013 at 6:17 pm

I need a headband!! It’s freezing in Pittsburgh!

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Bryn December 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I would love the mittens… My hands go numb when I run all the time!

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Hildegard December 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I absolutely love winter running, but I am in need of some cold-weather gear, though! ;)

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Cassie December 11, 2013 at 7:19 pm

That picture of Brooke is insanely adorable. I just can’t she’s so cute!

I LOVE THE WEATHER QUOTE. I thought I was the only one!

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Jaime December 11, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Love the quote, so me. I love headbands. It’s my new obsession.

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Bianca December 11, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Would love any or all! thanks!

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Angela December 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Ummmmm…I wish we had a Trader Joe’s closer by!! Never been there!!! Brooke is looking pretty comfy, sporting those mittens!!! Too adorable!! :-)

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Anna B. December 12, 2013 at 12:14 am

Ooh ooh! I would love to win some warm gear! Not only are my current gloves useless, I think I lost one tonight. Also, I gave up my car and started riding my bike this year and it gets REALLY chilly on a bike. I’d love to win these!!! PS – I’ve been reading your blog for about 2 months now, and I really like it! You have a great spirit!

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Christa December 12, 2013 at 1:39 am

Love the headband!!

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Corey December 12, 2013 at 3:56 am

My kids and I made candy-dipped marshmallow pops yesterday to share with neighbors (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2013/12/christmas-delights/). Trying to get into the holiday spirit!

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tiffany December 12, 2013 at 3:58 am

cute headband!!

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Jessica December 12, 2013 at 4:22 am

I love Brooks too and would absolutely name my kid after the brand, haha (only half kidding)!

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Millie Jones December 12, 2013 at 5:01 am

We had 10 straight days of rain here in Atlanta last week and the beginning of this week! When I saw sun in the forecast I couldn’t wait to get out to run!!!

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amanda bowen December 12, 2013 at 6:34 am

I love snow and cold weather and right now I live in a tropical climate so reading all the cold weather blog posts is keeping me in touch with my favorite season!

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Kristen E December 12, 2013 at 6:38 am

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I would love to win those mittens…It’s freezing in Michigan right now!

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Lori December 12, 2013 at 6:45 am

That headband has been on my wish list for a while!!

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Erin December 12, 2013 at 6:47 am

Brooks is my favorite running gear company. I am loving that headband!

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Vicki December 12, 2013 at 7:20 am

What a great gift that would be for ME on my husband’s birthday 12/13/13!! Turn it into LUCKY Friday the 13th!

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Michelle h. December 12, 2013 at 7:25 am

Running shoes and a new fridge!

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Jennifer Lewis December 12, 2013 at 7:52 am

My dad started running last year after 30 years off — and finished his first half marathon a few weeks ago! I would love to give him the gloves or arm warmers as a stocking stuffer this year :)

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Niki December 12, 2013 at 8:08 am

I think “Brooks” should make something special for your little Brooke!

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Kelly December 12, 2013 at 8:32 am

Brooke is such a cute name!

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Doni December 12, 2013 at 9:01 am

I love Brooks. And Brooke too :)

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Britt December 12, 2013 at 9:23 am

I hate running when my ears are cold! I always wear a few layers

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kristin H December 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

Taking my daughter on the Polar Express this weekend but hopefully the snow and sleet stay away because its a two hour drive and dont want to drive that far in nasty weather boooo ~your daughter is the cutest little girl ever~

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Ashlee December 12, 2013 at 10:11 am

I’m trying to get out in the cold and run… but I just want to snuggle with my little man (4 1/2 months old). So cold weather gear might help…. might.

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Rebecca December 12, 2013 at 11:07 am

Oooh I could most definitely go for some awesome looking mittens like that!

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Paige December 12, 2013 at 11:34 am

I just bought my husband a golfball muscle roller fro christmas….SHHHHH dont tell him
http://zzathletics.com/Golf-Ball-Muscle-Roller-Massager-GBMR1.htm

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lindsay December 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Though I run in Mizunos, Brooks makes some pretty banging running gear. I hope I win :)

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Annie December 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm

freezing here in Illinois! will definitely need all the extra layers and warmth I can get…-15 degrees!

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Brandy December 12, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I’m hoping for a brooks winter running jacket this christmas so these accessories would match!

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MeganB December 12, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I need some running motivation this winter. It’s cold and icy already here

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Alyssa @ Don't Look Down December 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm

It so cold and snowy here but I’ve been avoiding the treadmill!

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Joy December 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I love arm warmers! They are the best cold weather accessory.

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Rachel December 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I want to try them all!

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Patty C December 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm

I hope I win – I live in Ithaca NY and it’s freeeeeeeeezing out! And I just lost my favorite running scarf :( Probably fell out of my pocket! I’ve been running in the early AM and it’s so peaceful – but COLD!

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Rachel Galzerano December 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm

#winning

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Beth a December 12, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Would love those gloves for my cold morning runs!!

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Joanie G. December 12, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I would love some reflective running gear for the dark winter months! I’ve been scoping out the Amphipod reflective vests and I love them!

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Elise December 12, 2013 at 9:45 pm

I went on a run with my mom today (my favorites) and I’m always amazed how quickly the miles pass as we ‘re talking.

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Tammy C December 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Your daughter is adorable and I have always wondered if you named her after Brooks Running….thanks for the answer. I would love to win the gear goodies!! Happy Holidays!!

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Suzanne December 13, 2013 at 2:56 am

I want my knee and ankle to feel better…so I can run more!

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Ruth December 13, 2013 at 8:08 am

I want to win;)!!!

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Cynthia Garner December 13, 2013 at 8:57 am

I love Brooks running gear, and I would love that cute printed pattern headband!!

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Amy P. December 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

I want warm running pants!

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Stacie December 13, 2013 at 9:37 am

I want to win! I’m taking your advice and buying quality running gear for cold weather. It sure is fun to buy new stuff & winning new stuff would be even more fun! Yeah!!

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Christina December 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

I’d love mittens!!! My hands get so cold running in Boston

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Erin December 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

Love Brooks! I’ve been buying their shoes for years now.

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Robinbananas December 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Would love to win! Need the mittens : )

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Lara December 13, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Running my first marathon this spring and could use some new gear!

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heather December 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm

This is my first visit to your blog and I am loving it!

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cassie December 13, 2013 at 7:11 pm

i LIVE in my ravennas ! pick meeee

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Kim March 19, 2014 at 6:04 am

Hey Janae!

Longtime reader who needs some help!

I entered this giveaway for the Brook’s Utopia 3-In-1 Mitten IIs! Unfortunately, luck didn’t come my way.

Anyway, I’m currently hiking the Appalachian Trail and have had NO LUCK with the waterproof gloves I currently have (ie. painfully cold fingers!!!) and was going to order this pair from Brooks but they’re currently not available. Boo :( Anyway, I thought I’d reach out to you, in case you have some kind of hook up at Brooks! See if you could put in a good word for me…. along the lines of: AT hiker with freezing cold hands in need of some ladies medium gloves/overmitts (preferably waterproof).

I would be eternally grateful! (And I don’t mind if they’re “slightly flawed/already used/etc.”)

Many, many thanks!

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