Happy 6th Blogiversary to me & a Giveaway

Yup, I have been blogging for six years as of today. Where has the time gone? I started blogging to fill a New Years resolution for 2008. My first blog post was epic, naturally. I made it three whole sentences.

After six years of writing, There Are Two Sides has changed a lot along with me. In the beginning I talked only about myself and what was going on in my life. New job, things I like to do, surgeries, DVR and shopping topped my topics. I didn’t really have any hobbies at that time so I didn’t know what I wanted to talk about, so I talked about myself. As soon as I found running in late 2010 I started reading healthy living and running blogs and realized that this is what I would prefer to write about.

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I don’t know what I would be doing with my free time if it wasn’t for running and writing. I am thankful to have the opportunity to do both. So I am giving away a 24 pack of GU Espresso Love and a few other gels to celebrate 6 years!

Want to win some GU??
**Tell me how long you have been running and what your favorite race distance is (1 entry).    

Please do not forget to include your email address. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

**For extra entries do any of the following:
– Follow me on Twitter (1 extra entry)
– Become a fan of There Are Two Sides on Facebook (1 extra entry)
– Follow me on Instagram (1 extra entry)
– Follow me on BlogLovin or through your email (1 extra entry)
– Follow me on Pinterest (1 extra entry)

(This giveaway ends on January 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST)

This post is not sponsored. I purchased these items on my own so I can give them away to all of you bad asses. 


  1. I’ve been running regularly since 2010 when I did my first marathon. My favorite distance would have to be the marathon, its challenges the mind and body.

  2. I follow you on Twitter.

  3. I like your Facebook page.

  4. I get your email updates at jefflammers at rocketmail dot com.

  5. I follow your Pinterest Boards.

  6. I’ve been running since 2011 and so far my favorite distance is 10 miles, but I’m training for my first 1/2 coming up this spring.

  7. I follow on Bloglovin’

  8. Happy Blogiversary! 6 years is a long time. I would love to win this as I just signed up for a race. Whee!!

    I have been running since 2010. 10K is probably my favorite distance.

  9. We tweet!

  10. We instagram!

  11. Your feed is in my Feedly reader.

  12. I follow you on Twitter.

  13. I’m a Facebook fan.

  14. My favorite distance is 26.2!

  15. I started running in the Fall 2011. My fave race distance is probably a half marathon!

  16. I follow you on bloglovin!

  17. TechChick says:

    I’ve been running for almost 5 years now. I like the half marathon distance the best. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  18. I’ve been running for a little over a year! I like 10k and half marathon even though I am slow at both 🙂

  19. I follow on Twitter!

  20. I follow on Bloglovin!

  21. I like gu, so I’d like to enter. I started running in august 2011, I had been doing exercise DVD’s with my wife that were tough workouts but marketed to women and I found them less than motivating. I decided I’d like to run the holiday hustle 5k so I went out and ran, just kept going since then. My favorite race distance is a half marathon, it’s tough but no where near as crazy training as a marathon. (I haven’t run a marathon yet though, so my opinion might change one I complete the GCM this spring)

  22. I already follow you on twitter

  23. I already follow on facebook

  24. and the email thing

  25. I have been running for a year, and my fave distance for a race is 5k (although I want to try a 10k this year)

  26. I follow you on Twitter (as @envigeurfitness)

  27. I follow you on Facebook (as Lori Beneteau)

  28. I follow you on Instagram (as Journeytofit40)

  29. I follow you on Pinterest (as Journeytofit)

  30. renu laesch says:

    I have been running for over 20 years– I am old. My favorite distance is 26.2. thanks

  31. I started running CYO cross country when I was in second grade, so that would be about 24 years!
    My favorite distance – currently the 1/2

  32. I follow you on Twitter

  33. I follow you on Facebook

  34. I get updates from you via BlogLovin’

  35. I follow your pinterest boards!

  36. I follow you on Twitter!

  37. I follow you on Facebook too!

  38. I like the half marathon because it’s long enough but not too long

  39. I follow your pinterest!

  40. I follow you on Instagram

  41. I also get your emails

  42. I started running in 2007 and my favorite distance is the half marathon. Enough of a distance to be challenging, but not enough that training overtakes my life.

  43. I started running in 2011, but was sidelined by an injury and just came back to it about 6 months ago. Now I’m training for my first half marathon in April, and full marathon in June! Yikes!

  44. and I followed you on Pinterest

  45. and Facebook

  46. I shared!! Facebook and following you on Instagram!!! I’m andiceart on Instagram and my page is skinnyjeansjess on Facebook! I started the glass city page you joined!!! So glad you are on there! I can learn so much from you! Thank you!

  47. Started running Aug. 2008. Favorite distance, anything double digits and on a trail.

  48. I follow you on Twitter.

  49. I follow you on Facebook

  50. I have been running for 15 years and I love the half-marathon distance!

  51. I follow you on FB

  52. I’ve officially been running for 13 years. I’d like to say 26.2 is my favorite distance, but I had a fun 25k trail race recently.

  53. BTW…I follow you on Twitter and FB.