Today Is My Birthday But YOU Get The Gift!

Today is my birthday but I am not the one receiving the gift, you are!  I started the day with a 4.1 mile birthday run to celebrate the achievement of another year.  I thought about running in my birthday suit, but the 30 degree weather changed my mind.  I made the decision to run in early 2007 as part of a drastic life change which has allowed me to continue to get healthier which allows me to continue to get older.  Some people dread getting older, but I accept it as a gift, just like the jelly club of the month it is the gift that keeps on giving :)

Of course I will not refuse gifts (if you need my address, just e-mail me) or if you want to buy me a running book from my most wanted list, I won't get too upset if it shows up late.  If you really want to make my birthday happy, just head over to my Facebook Fanpage and tell me happy birthday ....and any of the above things work as well :)

OK, enough of me trying to be funny (but really, I am OK if something shows up late) and on to how YOU get YOUR gift from me on MY birthday.  I have two $10 iTunes cards that I am going to give away.  I will not be sending these cards, but I will scratch off the codes and send you the codes by e-mail.  This is both to save me the postage, as well as to get these codes over to you as soon as possible.

There really is nothing to this, and only one single way to enter.... Leave a comment here on the blog.  That is right, nothing else fancy to do, just Leave a comment on this post, any comment will do.  Comments on this post on the Facebook Fanpage do not count towards this giveaway, the comment must be posted on the blog, however any comments on this post in Facebook still do count towards the giveaway of the Meb Keflezighi Run to Overcome book.

Here is the deal:

  • The giveaway will stay open until there are 41 comments, at which point the giveaway will be closed to new entries.
  • The 41st comment will automatically win one of the $10 iTunes Cards.
  • One other winner will be randomly chosen from the first 40 comments for the other $10 iTunes Card.
This may go really fast or this may take a while, depending on how much thought people put into trying to be exactly #41.  Please limit your comments to one per person, and remember the faster you promote this on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or etched into bathroom stalls, the faster you can become a winner!  

**If by chance I do not get 41 comments in a decent amount of time I will stop the giveaway and award one of the cards at random to the existing comments.  The time will be at my discretion when I feel like it has gone on long enough.

Don't forget about the giveaway going on right now for Meb Keflezighi's Run to Overcome book!

So, why not guess..... how old do you think I am?


48 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Tim! And I didn't comment just for a chance at a gift ... Just wanted to say I hope you have a great day!!

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  2. Happy birthday! My only guess at your age is the 4.1 for 41? Now I've probably lost all chances of winning b/c you're probably in your 20s!

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  3. You have finished your run, now celebrate with coffee, or something nice. Happy Birthday!

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  4. Happy Birthday - hope it is a great one!

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  5. Happy birthday! Today is a great day :-) It's also my wedding anniversary!! Woo hoo!! Have a fantastic day!

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  6. Happy Birthday Tim! Hope you have a great day.

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  7. Nice Birthday run! I hope your day is fabulous and you enjoy your running this next year!! Be well! Lori R.

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  8. happy birthday! i'm a little early for the drawing, but maybe i'll get the random draw!

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  9. Happy birthday, Tim! I hope it's a great one!

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  10. Happy birthday and merry Christmas!!

    Hmm 4.1mi and comment 41 automatically wins... I'm going to guess 20 since you're giving away 2x$10 cards ;)

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  11. LOL Uhh.. yeah, probably good not to do the birthday suit run thing unless its on the dread-mill in the privacy of your own home. You’re 41 of course, otherwise the 41st person wouldn’t be the winner.

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  12. Tim, I have to say that I am very proud of you for the changes you made in your lifestyle. I have to say that I didn't recognize you when I first saw you after making the changes. You are a hero in my eyes and I hope to make those same type changes myself this year. Happy 41st birthday is my guess from your clues... Have a great day! Tonya D

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  13. Happy birthday! Very nice way to celebrate. (also @RunningBecause on Twitter)

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  14. Happy Birthday!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Tim! I tested out turning 41 a few weeks ago, and I'm happy to report that it's smooth sailing so far! :) Hope you have a great one!

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  16. Happy Birthday Tim! I turn 57 on Saturday. Here's to running long, strong and healthy.

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  17. What? No 41 mile run today? Good call to keep the clothes on.
    ;-)
    Seriously, here's to another great year for you and your loved ones.

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  18. Happy Birthday! Mine was on the 22nd - it's a great time of year for a birthday. Great job with your running and with your blog, and thanks for the comment on my blog! I've added you to my blogroll.

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  19. 41. You're sooo.. turning 41! why else would the comments stop then? Congrats though. (ps, i love your blog. :D)

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  20. I love the idea of running 4.1 miles for your bday!!

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  21. Happy Birthday a bit late! 41 is a great year.

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  22. Happy belated birthday Tim! I'm writing to say that I won something better than a gift card; I got to meet & run with you in person, which was priceless. You're amazing and inspirational!!!

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  23. Happy Birthday! John

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  24. i hope you had a good b.day and are surviving the cold!!

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  25. Happy Birthday!
    From Veggie_Kathy

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  26. Happy Birthday, and I'm guessing 41 years old?????????

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  27. Happy Birthday. Mine's on the first; what do you think of having a birthday this time of year?

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  28. Hi Tim, Happy Belated Birthday!! I went over to FB and said the same thing, and even friend requested you - that's gotta be the best gift ever, huh??? :)

    Your story is so inspirational and I'm so glad you turned your life around!! YAY!

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  29. Thanks everyone for the Birthday Wishes and the kind words! The winner has been chosen and announced here.

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  30. Happy Birthday Tim! Hope you have a great day.

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