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We Have a Winner!

Dr. Seuss Quotes

Before I announce the winner of the book giveaway, I would like to thank everyone who commented on yesterday’s post.  I truly appreciate all the kind, motivating, and helpful comments.  It is good to know that there is a light out there at the end of the tunnel, and you have all made me feel so much better about finding a way back into my running game.

Autographed Copy

The winner of the totally awesome AUTOGRAPHED copy of the New York Times Best Seller, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, is Mindy @ Road Runner Girl!!!  Look for an email from me today Mindy, so that I can get your address.  My email address is, andreach2@yahoo.com.

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For part of the Giveaway, I asked everyone to comment on what their favorite book or books are.  Here is what was listed, and I’m so glad everyone shared.  From everyone’s comments I was able to discover some great new books to read!

Since all of us don’t take enough time to just sit down and read, I’m keeping today’s post short.  Instead, I want you to take some time today to pick up a book and read!  Happy Reading!!

Reading Month Giveaway!!

I had such a great weekend!  We had some amazing weekend weather here in North Dakota on Saturday, and I was living up every second of it.  Saturday was crystal clear, no wind, and 34 degrees, so it felt more like it was in the upper 40s.  Since, it was relatively warm for North Dakota, I decided to spend as much time outside as I could.

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First up were dog walks for the furbutts!  It has been over 2 months since we have been able to go for a walk with the dogs, so the minute I grabbed the leash there was a mad rush for the door to see who would be first in line to go for a walk.  Lady and I headed out for a nice fast paced 2 mile walk.  Then, Tilly drug me out of the house, down the front steps and down the road.  Sweet little Tilly forgot how to “heal”, and we spent our 2 miles remembering our training.  By this point I had shed my winter coat and was down to a light long sleeved shirt.  Next up was Hank.  Hank doesn’t go slower than a 6 minute mile, and the roads were still slick with snow, so I took him out to a field next to our house to run.  He had a blast and pointed 2 pheasants and a grouse.

Next up was a snowball fight with my son!  For a 7 year old, he has amazing aim and can form a snowball faster than I can!  Sorry for not having a picture to share with you.  We had quite the epic battle going on, and the dogs were taking his side!  I got tackled down by Hank while trying to retreat for cover!  Hank is my dog too…talk about a traitor!

The Fault in Our Stars

Sunday was a relaxing day.  I got up and started reading the greatest book, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green .  I became engrossed from the first page, and I was quite upset when I had to set it down to drive to work and teach a Spinning class.  I always love teaching my classes, and look forward to teaching, but I really wanted to continue reading.  As a matter of fact, I’m trying to type as fast as I can here so that I can get back to reading.  Green’s style of writing and story line just pull you in.

Autographed Copy

Which brings me to the GIVEAWAY!!  February is Right-to-Read month, and since I’m a big fan of reading (see Must Read Before You Die and Good Read Suggestions ) I want to encourage you to read too.  Right now you can enter to win a free AUTOGRAPHED copy of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green!!!  How awesome is that!?!  I’m a total dork, so I get really excited about signed copies, and I hope you do to.  Target is always selling autographed copies, and when I saw the autographed copies of The Fault in Our Stars I knew I had to grab one to giveaway.  Entries close at 11:59pm on February 21st.  I’ll announce the winner in Friday, the 22nds, post.  You can earn 5 entries towards the Gievaway, and here is how you earn them, make sure you leave a comment below for each entry you made: