Thursday, February 4, 2010

Red Mittens Looking for a Home

Hola peeps!

It's been a while huh? Well the first month (approx) of work for me was crazy. Never in the office. Always in court. Always traveling. Running multiple trials a day. Glad that's over - and I can get back to blogging, amongst other things.

Now despite my crazy work I still think January was a good month. Balance Susan did a great "Lessons Learned in January List"

1) A non-pescatarian diet is good for me. Last summer I went pescatarian and although I felt lighter it soon caught up with me. By the end of the year I was severely anemic and suffering from low blood pressure. I still completely believe you can be a successful pescatarian but I wasn't doing so hot. In my
Doctor's advice I reincorporated other proteins into my life. While I'm not thrilled with eating meat I am beside myself happy at not feeling continually cruddy! It's a work in progress.

2) Power Yoga is my friend. I've recently reincorporated a yoga practice into my life and I feel awesome. My personal fave is Power Yoga with Rodney Yee. It allows me to feel limber and strong at the same time. And the next day my abs hurt!

3) Praying more often makes me feel centred. One of my New Year's resolutions was to pray more and I have been! In fact the Fiance has been praying with me. Those quiet moments really help to put everything in perspective.

4) Just because your work life is super busy doesn't mean you have to feel stressed out. Work is work. I do it to the best of my abilities. And then I come home. In the past I've really let myself get overwhelmed by how busy I am at work. Not anymore - this is a massive step forward!!!!

5) I NEED to run again. I crave it. I've been streching like a mad woman and being uber-kind to my knees. In fact I'm looking for a race. I want to feel that runner's high again.


Not bad for one month into the year! Hopefully February will be even better!


GIVEAWAY

You've seem them on TV! You've seen them on blogs! And in 8 days you'll see them everywhere!!!!




The oh so coveted Canadian Olympic red mittens!!! On one side they feature the Maple Leaf and on the other side the Olympic rings! Cute? Yes!! And they could be yours!!!

(BTW the picture above was taken while we waited for the torch to run by. The glowing coke bottle was given to us by the cheer squad.)

I have one pair of Red Mittens to give away in an adult size S/M! That makes them suitable for women and men incapable of palming a basketball! LOL

Since I want to get these puppies in your hands by the Olympics this contest will only be open until noon PST on Sunday!!!!

To get one entry comment down below. For another entry link back from your blog, and comment below with the URL. And for yet another entry tweet something along the lines of "I want to win Olympic red mittens from @torontogirlwest"

It's that simple!!! So get commenting, linking, and tweeting!!!

Good luck peeps!!


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29 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh what an awesome giveaway, I totally want to win them!!!!

I'm glad you are back in the blogging world, I've missed your posts! Those are good lessons learned- I have trouble with the work being busy so don't be stressed thing too haha

Jocelyn said...

I like your list! You will get back into running soon. You aren't missing much...it's like 2 degrees.
I want the gloves! They are sexy. I want I want I want. :)

Chic Runner said...

YAY what a great giveaway! Such a great idea even though if I wore them I wouldn't be rooting for CANADA!!! well maybe. :) GO USA!

Krista said...

You must really enjoy the dontime when you get it...
I'd love those gloves, BTW.... ;)

Marlene said...

Glad to hear you are taking care of your diet/health and feeling better. Good news on yoga too! That is something I would love to incorporate into my routine.

I WOULD LOVE THE RED MITTENS. I can't believe they have been out for so long and I haven't grabbed a pair. If I don't win, I'm going straight to the store!

CarolynM said...

I have some mittens already, so I'm staying out of the contest! What a great prize, though.

Have you considered getting a treadmill for your house? It might be more convenient than going to a gym...

jvegegirl said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

a bike rider in the big smoke said...

i won last time...why not try it again :-) Sign me up!

Tara said...

Sounds like you've had a busy, but good start to 2010! I need to start doing yoga again....it's so amazing how great it makes you feel! I want the mittens!!!!! Haha :)

Marlene said...

I linked your giveaway on my post <a href="http://marleneontherun.blogspot.com/2010/02/today</a>.

Have a great weekend!

Marlene said...

Tweeted!! (@marleneruns)

Paige said...

I love those gloves!!! What a great giveaway!!! I want to win!!!

Paige said...

I linked the giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

http://tworunnersandabrowndog.blogspot.com

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Just found your blog! Great giveaway. I totally want to win them!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on the sidebar of my blog!

Allie said...

That is so awesome, I want to win!!

Allie said...

You are linked in my sidebar, top right corner.
http://thatgirlisarunningfool.blogspot.com/

Allie said...

I tweeted...and I'm following you now. :)

http://twitter.com/alliebear/status/8681993311

Alicia A said...

Oooh, those would totally warm my hands in this frigid CO winter! :)

Jill Himitsu said...

I want these! Those are so cute. Thanks for the giveaway!
Tweeting this now, and following you!

Jen said...

Sooooooooo cute!

Jocelyn said...

Added you as a side link on my blog :D
Give me da mittens! :D
http://highheelrunner.blogspot.com/

Badgergirl said...

Those mittens are so cute!

Badgergirl said...

I tweeted about the giveaway @BadgerJen2002

lilmeg said...

I like mittens :D

lilmeg said...

Am I too late? Linking back from

http://www.worthatri.blogspot.com

Aero said...

Oh wow! My bf has these and I have coveted them the whole time! I would love to own these in my size (I have kid hands).

k so now I am praying...

Aero said...

I blogged about these fantastic mittens!

http://aerolantern.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/canadian-olympics-mittens-to-be-won-at-to-be-the-whole-package/

Aero said...

I even tweeted this!

http://twitter.com/aerolantern/status/9782168194

so pretty please????