Marathon Must Have Giveaway

Running a second marathon has been harder than I expected due to this year’s travel schedule. But, due to your motivation and support each day, I was able to successfully train in multiple different cities across the US, knowing that you all were waiting to read that day’s run recap or race review. On the worst of days it were your comments, tweets, and Facebook messages that made me smile and pull on my running shoes even when I was tired and didn’t feel like it.

Therefore, as a thank you, I am hosting a Marathon Must Have giveaway to thank you all!  These are a few of my favorite things that I’ve relied on for my long runs, races, and training in between! As you can tell from the picture below, I’ll be wearing some of these items for the big day in two weeks!

IMG_5078 The winner will receive the following, in the color and size of their request, based on availability.

There are four ways to enter, each one will give you a better chance to win! Please leave me a comment letting me know you did.

Like A Healthy, Happier Bear on Facebook

Follow Healthy, Happier Bear on Twitter

Leave me a comment with a question you’d like me to answer in a future Q&A.

Retweet the giveaway on Twitter or feature a link back on your blog.

The giveaway will end on Tuesday at midnight! Good luck!

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  1. MaryBeth Moore February 7, 2011 / 9:41 pm

    Asphalt Green’s cycle class with MaryBeth Moore

  2. Ali @ Ali on the Run February 7, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    Great giveaway! My favorite workout class in NYC is spinning at Crunch. There are two teachers I love: Melinda and Matt. They both motivate me SO much with their awesome music and inspiring screams during class.

    Though Hot Power Yoga at PURE is a VERY close second. I took it twice, fell in love, then had my heart broken when I saw the membership prices. Hehe.

  3. Heidi February 7, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    not entering the contest but what an awesome one! If you see a blonde girl named Liz hanging around the Union Square soul cycle tell her Heidi said hi 🙂 I miss her. She’s amazing and a soul cycle junkie 🙂 (she works there i think, we used to work together in greenwich)

  4. Lauren February 7, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    I love ki power vinyasa at Earth Yoga on the upper east side. Fabulous workout – invigorating and relaxing! Great contest!

  5. Martha Lilian February 7, 2011 / 10:04 pm

    I’m pretty new to this whole fitness thing, but I’m always pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoy Total Body Conditioning at NYSC in Rego Park. It is the perfect mix of strength and cardio!

  6. Lindsey February 7, 2011 / 10:05 pm

    I’d love to try soul cycle! I’d say my favorite workout class in the city is core fusion at exhale. I love barre classes and it is one of the best.

  7. Blair February 7, 2011 / 10:06 pm

    great giveaway! my favorite class in NYC is cardio sculpt at NYHRC — it combines cardio and weights (which i struggle to do on my own!) for an awesome workout. the instructor is great and always switches it up, so it never gets boring!

  8. Karla February 7, 2011 / 10:14 pm

    Love this post! I HAVE to try that pasta.

    I gave the new SoulCycle a “spin” on Sunday late a.m. and really dig it! The class felt SO good. I have to say that spinning is probably my favorite class at any gym, and I love Core Fusion too! In the future, I’d love to try a Tara Stiles yoga class. Can’t beat the price! 😉

  9. julie February 7, 2011 / 10:19 pm

    Great giveaway girl! The best nyc class I’ve taken was the yoga class at joschi yoga in nyc! The teacher turned me 360 degrees midair!

  10. Jamie February 7, 2011 / 10:25 pm

    I would love to try out Soul Cycle!

    My favorite NYC class is Matt Pest at Crunch 59th street. He is beyond motivating and always makes me want to work extra hard. Also, it doesn;t hurt that he is very nice too look at:)

  11. Shannon February 7, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    Great giveaway! I haven’t tried too many classes in NYC yet, but I do love Pure’s Hot Power class. However, my budget is more of a Yoga-to-the-People one, and I really enjoy their hot power classes at the 38th St. location. I’ve also been getting into Total Body Conditioning at NYSC lately – kind of like Body Pump (I guess?) – because it motivates me to lift weights, which I normally hate doing on my own.

  12. Brittany February 7, 2011 / 10:30 pm

    Great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to check out soulcycle and union square is so convenient! I used to love pilates classes with weights at reab pilates and now my gym, 24 hour fitness, has added one too!

  13. Rebecca February 7, 2011 / 10:34 pm

    awesome giveaway! would love to win considering since i definitely can’t afford their prices haha i took an awesome yoga class at prana power yoga on broadway and 17th once and was the sweatiest i’ve ever been after a class but i also have to give a shout out to FCITC’s winter bootcamp class that definitely kicked my ass!

  14. Liz February 7, 2011 / 10:38 pm

    This is so exciting as I have been wanting to try Soul Cycle for FOREVER! My favorite class is at a small pilates studio on the Upper West Side called Pilates Shop/Yoga Garage. It is a tiny little space but the workout is amazing! The guy who runs the place was a dancer and when he teaches I just feel so much more graceful. Such a great giveaway!

  15. Lindsay February 7, 2011 / 10:49 pm

    I have never been much of a class person, but am starting to get into it. I really enjoy the spin and strength training classes at Club H fitness and Sports Club LA. I love spinning and haven’t tried Soul Cycle yet but am dyinggg to! Great giveaway- hope I win and can try it soon 🙂

  16. megan February 7, 2011 / 10:50 pm

    I love BPW: body, pilates and weights at The Sports Club/LA on the UES. It’s as close to body pump as I’ve found in NYC and the teacher is great. A total body workout in one hour!

  17. Lauren February 7, 2011 / 11:06 pm

    Love love love this giveaway!! My favorite workout in new York is spinning at equinox. I used to go to kristen kenney’s class and miss it terribly 🙁

  18. Megan February 7, 2011 / 11:18 pm

    I tried Kangoo this weekend and it was amazing. Bouncing around for an hour made me feel like a kid again.

  19. jg February 7, 2011 / 11:25 pm

    As basic as it is, I absolutely love Total Body Conditioning at NYSC. I always leave the class with my muscles shaking and knowing that I just put in a solid hour of pumping iron without my usual vice of distracting myself.

  20. Tropical Eats February 7, 2011 / 11:25 pm

    oh man what a fun giveaway! I’ve actually never been to a NYC fitness class yet.. saving up some $ so I can afford a membership by Summer hopefully! 🙂

  21. Caitlin February 7, 2011 / 11:29 pm

    Super fun giveaway!
    My favorite classes are definitely Corefusion classes at Exhale – so different than anything I do on my own, so I feel like I’m getting a great workout! Although the Yogaworks class we took together is pretty high up there as one of the coolest classes I’ve taken 🙂

  22. helaine February 7, 2011 / 11:40 pm

    Have you tried Stacy’s Soul Bands class at Soul Cycle. Truly AMAZING!

  23. Alexandra February 7, 2011 / 11:43 pm

    Woah–what a SUPERB giveaway idea. Im a boring white girl with ZERO rhythm but I have to tell you that the hip hop class at NYSC is one of the most fun things ive ever done. It was fun, sexy and sweaty! I may not have 100% kept up with the choreogtaphy but i did manage to break it down during the freestyle part at the end.

  24. Allie February 7, 2011 / 11:49 pm

    My fave NYC class is Darryl Gaines’ TranscendCycle. He is incredibly uplifting, on the beat with the best music, making you work and sweat but having a great ride too. His spin classes are out of this world, intense cardio mega sessions. And when he walks by your bike he recognizes how hard you are working with a nod and a dance, too fun! Am excited to try SoulCycle sometime soon in their new location, near where I live!

  25. Laura February 7, 2011 / 11:50 pm

    love physique 57. completely kicks my ass every time no matter how in shape i think i am. i live right near the new soul cycle and would love to check it out!

  26. Marge February 8, 2011 / 1:10 am

    I like Exhale. My abs are cut when I do classes there consistently and I feel like it shapes my rear very fast. Great workout.

  27. Janna ~ Just Flourishing February 8, 2011 / 7:33 am

    Great giveaway – I’ve been wanting to give Soul Cycle a try!

    I think my favorite workout class in NYC is a tie between 30/60/90 and Core Fusion. Very different classes – but both kick your butt!

  28. megan @ a very meg girl February 8, 2011 / 7:44 am

    Awesaome giveaway! I have been wanting to try soul cycle for so long! My favorite workout is running! I can’t wait till the weather gets nice and I can run outside again!

  29. emily February 8, 2011 / 7:45 am

    right now i am loving bikram yoga.

  30. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine February 8, 2011 / 8:02 am

    I’ve tried very few exercise classes in NYC, which is why I’d love to try SoulCycle!! I need to fill the BodyPump void in my life.

  31. Lizzy February 8, 2011 / 8:27 am

    I love spin classes at NYSC in rock center! Favorite weeknight meal is butternut squash ravioli with brussel sprouts, staple in my house. Your dinner looked delicous 🙂

  32. ally February 8, 2011 / 8:33 am

    Core Fusion at Exhale is my favorite workout of all time! There is NOTHING like it. It is super challenging but also rewarding because you can actually feel your muscles getting stronger and tighter. Also- it isn’t too shabby to work out at a nice spa! The instructors are GREAT, the music is terrific, and the overall program is just the best. Highly recommend!

    A close second place would go to the urban rebounding class at NYSC. It is so fun to jump up and down on a trampoline for 45 minutes and actually get a full workout while doing so! Burning calories in a way that is disguised as fun?? The best! 🙂

  33. Zoe February 8, 2011 / 8:48 am

    Running in central park or exhale’s core fusion cardio. Would absolutely love to try soulcycle!

  34. Christie February 8, 2011 / 8:48 am

    I love The Bar Method in Soho but I would love to add a little spinning into my routine. Ive been wanting to try SoulCycle for a while now!

  35. Jackie February 8, 2011 / 8:55 am

    I love the 530 spin class at NYSC City Hall. The instructor always has awesome music!

  36. Megan @ A Very Meg Girl February 8, 2011 / 9:07 am

    wohooooo made it before you picked!! I have been wanting to try Soul Cycle for so long so I am so excited for your giveaway!!

    My favorite workout class is Spin at NYSC!

  37. Amy February 8, 2011 / 9:24 am

    Bikram with Melissa! Its an intense class, but Melissa is motivating, and learns everyone’s names, so she can encourage us as a group and individually! I always feel great when I leave!

  38. Missy Maintains February 8, 2011 / 9:38 am

    My favorite workout class is intenSati of course! I love that it is not just an amazing cardio workout but also a practice about living a life you love and thinking in a positive way. It is so much fun and the community is amazing.

  39. alp102000 February 8, 2011 / 9:43 am

    Janet’s 60 minute Soul Survivor class @ Soul Cycle Tribeca. Cardio, core strengthening, weights and meditation all in one exhiliarating class. So good that you leave it feeling like your body is a temple that you don’t want to defile by eating crappy food afterwards!

  40. katie February 8, 2011 / 9:57 am

    hmm, i’m not a big class person, but i do think my favorite of the ones i’ve taken is the bootcamp for marathoners class through pace4success – totally kicks your butt in 45 minutes, and i’m noticing a huge difference already!

  41. Theodora February 8, 2011 / 10:23 am

    I’ve loved the Boot Camp for Marathoners class, too! I also really like SoulCycle and 30/60/90.

  42. gillian gossow February 8, 2011 / 10:24 am

    SoulCycle! Its the only workout I have ever done where the time flies by and at the end of the class I think, I could totally do more. Its like therapy mixed in with cardio and you can loose yourself in the music. You can actually just turn your thoughts off and get the same high you would get from going out dancing at night with your friends, minus the drink calories! 🙂

  43. MaryBe February 8, 2011 / 10:47 am

    Wonder if Caitlyn has seen number 3 on the Soul Etiquette list 😀

  44. Liz February 8, 2011 / 10:55 am

    CoreFusion or ANYTHING abs! It hurts but I love waking up the next morning and really feeling it!

  45. Lauren February 8, 2011 / 11:22 am

    mine is soul cycle UWS — love it! can’t wait to try this studio!

  46. alanna February 8, 2011 / 3:16 pm

    I usually a chicken when it comes to new classes. I’ll occassionaly try out so spin, yoga or pilates at the gym, but more often than not I’m bored. I could really use a nice challenge.

  47. Kristina February 8, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    Matthew Pasqua’s spin classes at Equinox Tribeca and Wall Street locations!

  48. Amanda Z February 8, 2011 / 4:11 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. 🙂 My favorite classes in NYC are Refine Method and New York Yoga Hot Yoga on the Upper East Side (With Emily)

  49. Amber V February 8, 2011 / 4:53 pm

    My favorite workout is Soul Cycle with Laurie.. when I can get in. The music in Nick’s classes is amazing, too. Great blog, glad soul retweeted you!

  50. Courtney February 8, 2011 / 5:33 pm

    Ahhh, I’d love to win this as I haven’t been able to try that many classes yet!! So far new york health and racquet club spinning with a guest pass!!

  51. Shera October 24, 2011 / 10:19 am

    I added you on twitter – what a great giveaway!

  52. Shera October 24, 2011 / 10:20 am

    I retweeted your giveaway as well!

  53. Shera October 24, 2011 / 10:21 am

    What is your favorite cross training when youre marathon training? Also – how do you recover?

    (For a third entry!)

  54. Brie October 24, 2011 / 10:23 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

  55. Brie October 24, 2011 / 10:26 am

    Question: how is Bo’s knee doing? And his hand injury?

  56. Rebecca October 24, 2011 / 10:28 am

    i tweeted about the giveaway…i would love to win ALL of this stuff haha

  57. Rebecca October 24, 2011 / 10:29 am

    and of course i already follow you on twitter 🙂

  58. Victoria (District Chocoholic) October 24, 2011 / 10:56 am

    So exciting that the marathon is almost here! I follow you on twitter – distchocoholic 😉

  59. Britney October 24, 2011 / 10:58 am

    I follow you on twitter.

  60. Jess October 24, 2011 / 11:00 am

    My question would be, do you do speed work during your marathon training? Why or why not?

  61. Lindsay October 24, 2011 / 11:03 am

    I like you on FB

  62. Lindsay October 24, 2011 / 11:03 am

    I follow on you on twitter

  63. Lindsay October 24, 2011 / 11:04 am

    i tweeted! @cookveganlover

  64. Lindsay October 24, 2011 / 11:04 am

    Q: What inspires you to run?

  65. Krissy - shiawase life October 24, 2011 / 11:11 am

    Sounds like the best giveaway ever!!

    I already like you on Facebook 😀

  66. Laura Gray October 24, 2011 / 11:11 am


    I would love to know a bit more about how you deal with the stress of fitting things in, i love to run and exercise in general but struggle greatly with fitting it all in!


  67. Krissy - shiawase life October 24, 2011 / 11:13 am

    My question for you is:
    Do you think you’ll ever train for a race longer than a marathon? (Ultra?)

  68. sarah October 24, 2011 / 11:46 am

    I liked you on Facbook and now following you Twitter! @chickadeestatio

    Love this giveaway! I have been running all summer and just did my 1st 10k. Thinking about doing a 1/2 in the spring. Any advice for training in the winter? I live in CT and once it starts snowing…I’m usually done running! I do have a treadmill, but I can only take so much of that!

  69. Stephanie October 24, 2011 / 11:53 am

    Hi! I just liked your FB page!

  70. Stephanie October 24, 2011 / 11:53 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

  71. Stephanie October 24, 2011 / 11:54 am

    Here’s my question. I have decided to run my first marathon in the spring of 2012! Im super excited and super nervous!! What would you say would be the BEST gear (clothes) for cold weather running? I dont mind running in the cold as long as I am dressed properly!

  72. Ericka @ The Sweet Life October 24, 2011 / 12:01 pm

    I’ve done all the things you said (though been Twitter following for a long time already!) As for a question, how do you deal with getting burnt out on running? Say, you’ve been training for awhile and are just tired of those long runs but know you really still want to do the marathon?

  73. Megan October 24, 2011 / 12:07 pm

    I like you on Facebook

  74. Megan October 24, 2011 / 12:08 pm

    I follow you on Twitter

  75. Megan October 24, 2011 / 12:08 pm

    I tweeted about your giveaway (@RunningToPrize)

  76. Megan October 24, 2011 / 12:09 pm

    First of all – you are such an inspiration! Your advice on marathon training has been great 🙂 My question – how do you work through the ‘wall’ while training or racing?

  77. Jill October 24, 2011 / 12:15 pm

    Cool giveaway! I would like to know how you and Bo met. You seem like such a perfect couple.

  78. Dana October 24, 2011 / 12:32 pm

    I have a question for you. Do you see yourself living in New York long term or do you think you’ll move at some point? Also, what was the hardest adjustment when getting used to life in New York?

  79. Megan S October 24, 2011 / 12:32 pm

    Wow, awesome give away! My question would be: How did you make the decision to move up North to New York City? I also LOVE when you post about your outfits and clothing finds!

  80. Liz Marchese October 24, 2011 / 12:34 pm

    I love this giveaway!!! My question for you would be how was your transition from living/ growing up in the south then moving to the north? I go to school in Philadelphia, but I’m from a beach town in Florida. People in the northeast aren’t exactly known for their southern hospitality.

  81. Andrea October 24, 2011 / 12:48 pm

    I follow you on Twitter, tweeted the giveaway, and like you on Facebook! 🙂

    My question is: how do you deal with exercise burn-out? I just finished training (and running) my 3rd marathon and with a month left to go I didn’t want to run anymore, go to the gym, or do anything really! Training is a commitment – how you deal when it’s coming to the end and you’re just tired!?

  82. lauren October 24, 2011 / 12:49 pm

    Love this giveaway! I am also running my 2nd marathon the weekend after NYC. We’re running the Outer Banks Marathon and I am excited!

    Question: What southern staples do you miss while living in NYC? (I know I’d miss quite a few, being an NC girl :)).

  83. Monica October 24, 2011 / 12:53 pm

    I already follow up on Facebook and Twitter!

    Great Giveaway!

    I love your blog and how you show that it is possible to live a fun-filled life while being healthy! I travel a lot for business as well and you show that it is possible to avoid falling off the wagon!

  84. Elisabeth October 24, 2011 / 12:56 pm

    I retweeted, followed you on twitter, and liked your facebook page! I’d love to have you answer what you think the most important cross-training for marathon training is!

  85. Megan October 24, 2011 / 1:02 pm

    I followed you on Facebook

  86. Megan October 24, 2011 / 1:03 pm

    I also followed you on Twitter!

  87. Megan October 24, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    And last, I am starting to train for my first marathon Rock and Roll D.C. and I was wondering if you have any advice for the first time long run. How did you get motivated to do it? What do you recommend for recovery?


  88. Jill October 24, 2011 / 1:06 pm

    I know first hand how difficult it is to travel for work and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you are doing a great job!

    Question: No matter what distance I run: 5k, 5 miles, 1/2 marathon or a full marathon…the first 2 miles always seem to be a struggle. Do you have any advice for starting a race feeling strong?

  89. Kristen October 24, 2011 / 1:07 pm

    Great giveaway! I work for an adventure race company that puts on mud run/obstacle course races (like Warrior Dash). Would you ever consider doing one? I’d love to offer you a free entry! We’re coming to Brooklyn on November 19.

    And I liked you on FB as well 🙂

  90. Kirsten October 24, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    Love your marathon outfit, Ashley! I like you on Facebook 🙂

  91. Kirsten October 24, 2011 / 1:09 pm

    Also following you on twitter

  92. Tara October 24, 2011 / 1:10 pm

    I would love to see more about beginning running and getting back into running after injuries.

  93. Tara October 24, 2011 / 1:11 pm

    I follow you on twitter!!

  94. Kirsten October 24, 2011 / 1:11 pm

    And a question for you… I’m hoping to run my first marathon next year and was wondering what you thought of training with a team (Team in Training, for example) vs. training alone

  95. Tara October 24, 2011 / 1:11 pm

    I tweeted about it @laughsweatagain

  96. aleece October 24, 2011 / 1:12 pm

    I already follow you on twitter

  97. aleece October 24, 2011 / 1:13 pm

    I tweeted about your giveaway

  98. aleece October 24, 2011 / 1:13 pm

    balance work, family, and running – how to do

  99. Adrienna October 24, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    I like HHB on Facebook.

  100. Haley S October 24, 2011 / 1:27 pm

    I follow you on twitter.

  101. Haley S October 24, 2011 / 1:27 pm

    I ‘like’ you on facebook.

    thanks for the giveaway!

  102. Christine October 24, 2011 / 1:32 pm

    Awesome giveaway Ashley!

    I facebooked & re-tweeted.

    Would love to see a Q&A on adjusting to life in NYC.

  103. michelle October 24, 2011 / 1:48 pm

    Awesome Giveaway! I like you on FB!

  104. michelle October 24, 2011 / 1:48 pm

    I also follow you on twitter!

  105. michelle October 24, 2011 / 1:50 pm

    I’d love to see a post about “Marathon’s done, now what?” Something that talks about how to get back into a set schedule once the event you’ve devoted 4 months too is over! (In case you can’t tell I’ll be running my first marathon soon. :))

  106. NDH October 24, 2011 / 2:01 pm

    now following you on twitter!

  107. Christina October 24, 2011 / 2:04 pm

    I follow on Twitter!

    Great giveaway!

  108. Kate October 24, 2011 / 2:13 pm

    Q&A: How do you budget? I love your clothing posts and would like to know how you keep stylish in NYC without going broke!

    I also followed you on twitter…

  109. Denise October 24, 2011 / 2:32 pm

    I LIKE you on facebook!

  110. Denise October 24, 2011 / 2:33 pm

    I follow you on Twitter! @almasdays

  111. Denise October 24, 2011 / 2:34 pm

    A future question:

    I know you are extremely busy but somehow you seem to do it all. What time do you go to bed at night and get up in the am? What do you do in your downtime? TV? Read? How much downtime do you have?

  112. Erin October 24, 2011 / 2:35 pm

    I love your blog and this giveaway is awesome! I enjoy reading about the different places you travel for work and how you fit in workouts while you are on the road.

  113. Amanda October 24, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway via @eatslovehappy

  114. Amanda October 24, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    I also like you on Facebook and follow you on Twitter.

  115. Amanda October 24, 2011 / 2:40 pm

    And a question that I would like to be answered would be how does your training transition once the cold months hit? NYC is not only cold in the winter, but pretty messy…do you run inside? Or layer up and get outside?

  116. Steph October 24, 2011 / 2:40 pm

    All of this great gear would be some good inspiration to get my butt back out there!

    I liked you on Facebook and I followed you on Twitter!

    Also, I was wondering if you are interested in ever doing a triathlon? Or, if there were other marathons you are considering signing up for?

  117. Brooke Larson October 24, 2011 / 2:43 pm

    I follow you on twitter @bnlarson and I also like you on Facebook!

    Question: How does your diet change when you shift from training for your marathon to recovery? I ran a half marathon a week ago and I know I don’t need to be eating as much as I was when I was in the middle of training. However, I’m not sure how to go about adjusting my diet.

    Awesome give away! Love your blog!

  118. Heather October 24, 2011 / 2:43 pm

    I just liked you on FB!

  119. Heather October 24, 2011 / 2:43 pm

    And I already follow you on twitter (@heatha262). 🙂

  120. Heather October 24, 2011 / 2:45 pm

    Here’s my question (not running related): Where do you shop most often? Do you have a favorite website or store? Love your clothes!

  121. Sana October 24, 2011 / 2:45 pm

    I follow you on twitter!

  122. Heather October 24, 2011 / 2:47 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway via @heatha262. Great, great, great giveaway, btw!!!

  123. Alison October 24, 2011 / 2:57 pm

    I would love for you to post about stress relievers and relaxtion techniques you may have. We have similar schedules and I would be interested to know how you seem to stay so calm and stress free all the time.

  124. Alison October 24, 2011 / 2:57 pm

    I “liked” you on facebook!

  125. Alison October 24, 2011 / 2:59 pm

    I’m following you on twitter

  126. Alison October 24, 2011 / 3:02 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway! So much fun stuff 🙂

  127. Madeline October 24, 2011 / 3:16 pm

    I really appreciate the information and experiences you share on your blog! My question isn’t running related, but I was hoping that since you work in the beauty industry you might be able to give some tips on fun or unique gifts we could consider – for others or ourselves! 🙂 – for the upcoming holiday season.

  128. Jul October 24, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    Amazing giveaway! I’d love to hear about your time management tips (large and small!)

  129. Jul October 24, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    Also, I follow you on Twitter!

  130. Caitlin October 24, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    Like you on FB, follow you on twitter, tweeted about the giveaway!
    My question: what are your 1 year goals – not necessarily running related? I’m working on writing out my goals right now (health, career and personal) and I love hearing about other people’s goals!

  131. Bonnie October 24, 2011 / 4:01 pm

    Wow! Are you kidding?! This giveaway is incredible! Thanks, Ashley! 😀 I “liked” your blog on FB.

  132. Bonnie October 24, 2011 / 4:03 pm

    Just tweeted about it – easy to spread the word on this one. Thanks for the opportunity again! (@bonnielang)

  133. Lindsey October 24, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    I now follow you on Twitter!

  134. jc October 24, 2011 / 4:17 pm

    how did you start marathon training?

  135. jc October 24, 2011 / 4:17 pm

    follow you on twitter~

  136. Cheryl October 24, 2011 / 4:23 pm

    Liked you on FB and twitter
    I’m new to your blog so I don’t know if you already addressed this but how did you know you were ready for some of the longer races (half/marathons)?

  137. Kristy October 24, 2011 / 4:29 pm

    Great Giveaway!!

    I would love to know how you found the personal training coupled with marathon training combo – did it help your running or take time away from it?

  138. Kimra October 24, 2011 / 4:46 pm

    This is awesome!
    – I like you on FB
    – I follow you on Twitter
    – I just tweeted
    – and here’s my question: You and Bo seem like a great, active couple. I know he’s been injured this year, but when he’s not, what are some of your favorite exercise activities to do together? And are there activities you both love but just have to do separately because of schedules or pace?

  139. melissa October 24, 2011 / 4:46 pm

    oooh – this giveaway sounds amazing! How do you manage to find time for you and Bo with all the travelling, running, and life events?

  140. Katherine October 24, 2011 / 4:51 pm

    I’ve “liked” your facebook page and am following you on twitter!

    Question: What have you found to be the ideal length of a marathon training plan? Have you ever trained for too long that you get worn down?

  141. Meghan October 24, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    What are your athletic plans for the future: more marathons, a tri, yoga?!

  142. Kelly Franks October 24, 2011 / 4:53 pm

    I liked Healthy Happier on FB. I think I would like to try a Body Pump class. I really need to incorporate strength training into my half marathon training!

  143. Patty October 24, 2011 / 4:55 pm

    What a great giveaway!

    Question — How did you first decide to take the leap from shorter runs to the marathon distance?

  144. jen @ jen is green October 24, 2011 / 4:56 pm

    awesome giveaway! my question would be what motivated you to finally run a marathon? i’ve ran a number of halves but seem to be a bit nervous to actually tackle the 26.2.

  145. Sara October 24, 2011 / 5:00 pm

    Just liked you on Facebook!

  146. Sara October 24, 2011 / 5:00 pm

    And I just followed you on Twitter!

  147. Kelly Franks October 24, 2011 / 5:03 pm

    I tweeted about your giveaway @kellyfranks10. I just got my first pair of Lululemon Wunder Under Pants and I am officially obsessed. My wallet and husband are not thrilled! ha-ha!

  148. Kelly Franks October 24, 2011 / 5:03 pm

    What are your plans for your next race? Do you think you would do one longer than a marathon or even maybe a triathlon?

  149. Mac October 24, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    I follow you on Twitter

  150. Mac October 24, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    I tweeted the giveaway!

  151. Mac October 24, 2011 / 5:11 pm

    What are the hardest parts of running a marathon and how do you prepare for them?

  152. Danielle October 24, 2011 / 5:13 pm

    I like you on Facebook!

  153. Danielle October 24, 2011 / 5:14 pm

    I’m following you on Twitter!

  154. Danielle October 24, 2011 / 5:16 pm

    How do you stay motivated?! I know you say it has a lot to do with the support of your blog friends and your real friends/family, but do you have any mantras you live by to just lace up your shoes and get going? I am a graduate student who also works almost full-time and I struggle every. single. day. to find the motivation to just get out there and run. I’ve run a few half marathons so any advice you can give on how to get to 26.2 mentally would be amazing! 🙂

  155. Sarah October 24, 2011 / 5:17 pm

    I liked Healthy, Happier Bear on Facebook! I’ve been reading you for awhile and you are always inspirational. Thanks for the motivation in staying healthy! 🙂

  156. Stacy W. October 24, 2011 / 5:31 pm

    Love your blog! I “liked” you on Facebook and am following you on Twitter. Thanks!

  157. Natale @factualfoodie October 24, 2011 / 5:37 pm

    I liked, tweeted, followed and wonder as a new runner how I get thru mentally running longer? I run about a mile and a half my body says keep going but my head say stop…

  158. molly l. October 24, 2011 / 5:38 pm

    This isn’t directly related to running/fitness but I’d love to hear more about how you & Bo balance your marriage in the fact of 2 crazy NYC full time jobs, traveling, training, etc. You seem to do a great job of balancing everything and I would love to hear how you balance your relationship amidst everything as well.

    AWESOME giveway!!!

  159. molly l. October 24, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    i follow you on twitter!

  160. Rebecca October 24, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    I liked you on facebook 🙂

  161. Rebecca October 24, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    I followed you on twitter 🙂

  162. Rebecca October 24, 2011 / 5:45 pm

    Q&A: I love when you post about fashion. So, do you wear your fabulous shoes to the office, or do you carry your shoes and wear something more comfy for the commute?

    • Megan S October 25, 2011 / 12:04 am

      Great question! I’m curious too.

  163. molly l. October 24, 2011 / 5:46 pm

    just tweeted your giveaway – @mollylauf

  164. Meghan October 24, 2011 / 6:03 pm

    I already like/follow you but I retweeted…And my question for you is…

    What’s next on the fitness game plan? Another marathon? A speedy half? A triathlon? Something completely different??

  165. Cathy October 24, 2011 / 6:12 pm

    I would love to win this to wear for my first 5K coming up in December. A question I have is I am having a hard time with breathing while running, do you have any suggestions?

  166. Cathy October 24, 2011 / 6:13 pm

    I Liked you on Facebook!

  167. Jocelyn @ Enthusiastic Runner October 24, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Love, Love this giveaway!!

    Question for you: Do you love living in NYC? Or do you think about moving back home ever?

  168. Rachel M. October 24, 2011 / 6:29 pm

    absolutely love this giveaway! followed you on twitter and facebook!

  169. Blair October 24, 2011 / 6:52 pm

    what are your favorite arm-toning exercises? i feel like i know a ton of good leg moves, but want better definition in my arms.

    great giveaway! good luck in the marathon 🙂

  170. Bianca October 24, 2011 / 6:56 pm

    Great giveaway. It seems like you and Theodora are always attending such fun fitness events. I also live in the city, and was wondering how you find all of these events. Do all of the participants in these events have blogs?

  171. sofia October 24, 2011 / 7:06 pm

    nice yoga-ing with you yesterday! and i liked you on facebook 🙂 fun giveaway!

  172. Kaitlin H. October 24, 2011 / 7:27 pm

    I followed you on facebook. My question is, what would your best advice be for something training for their first marathon (Disney in January!)

  173. heidi October 24, 2011 / 7:33 pm

    1. i liked you on FB 🙂
    2. i already follow you on the twitters 🙂
    3. what’s your favorite speed workout to do on the treadmill (something I constantly struggle with!)

  174. Emily October 24, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    OMG I love the running skirt! Too cute! Anyhow, here is my comment/question: I always thought the whole barefoot running craze was a little kooky…but after reading Born to Run I felt like I should give Vibram’s a shot. I now LOVE them and do the majority of my runs in them! What are your thoughts on Vibrams and other minimalist running shoes? Have you ever thought about giving them a try?

  175. Jackie October 24, 2011 / 7:46 pm

    My favorite class in NYC is Terrior Cycling at Equinox. So hard, but I feel so good after.

  176. Dori October 24, 2011 / 7:55 pm

    I follow you on twitter! A Q&A question I have… Does having already run the NYC Marathon make you any less nervous/more confident about the race this time around?

  177. Katie October 24, 2011 / 8:01 pm

    I can’t believe I didn’t before, but I follow you on twitter now!

  178. Katie October 24, 2011 / 8:06 pm

    Tweeted about it. And I would love to see a post about how you got to where you are in your amazing career!

  179. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair October 24, 2011 / 8:13 pm

    I love your blog!

    Question for future Q&A: How many times a week do you strength train? Has it helped your running? Do you ever strength train and run on the same day?

  180. beth October 24, 2011 / 8:17 pm

    I’d love to know more about stretching after runs

  181. Elana October 24, 2011 / 8:27 pm

    Oh my gosh I so desperately want to try some Lululemon goods but can’t afford them right now, would LOVE to win this! I liked you on facebook, set up to follow you on twitter, and am commenting with a question I’d like you to answer! If only I could do the 4th try as well.. 🙂

    Question: How did you get yourself into your cross-training activities? I know I desperately need to do cross-training but all I do is run! I have such trouble convincing myself…

  182. Shann October 24, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! I like your blog on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

    Here’s a question: I know firsthand how different it is to live in NYC and Georgia, so what’s your favorite thing about NYC that you don’t get in Georgia?

  183. Adara October 24, 2011 / 8:37 pm

    I like you on facebook!

  184. Adara October 24, 2011 / 8:38 pm

    I follow you on twitter!

  185. Adara October 24, 2011 / 8:39 pm

    I would love to know your pre-workout routine and your post-workout routine as far as stretching or warming up! I need help in that department!

  186. Amber October 24, 2011 / 8:43 pm

    What a great giveaway idea! I liked you on FB, Twitter and Tweeted about it. My question for you is: What are your fitness plans after the marathon? Will you keep racing in the future?

  187. Ellen October 24, 2011 / 8:54 pm

    I follow you on twitter!

  188. Ellen October 24, 2011 / 8:55 pm

    I’d like to know what you think is the biggest benefit you’ve received from working with a trainer.

  189. Ellen October 24, 2011 / 8:57 pm

    I tweeted the giveaway!

  190. Chrissy October 24, 2011 / 8:59 pm

    I followed you on twitter!

  191. Chrissy October 24, 2011 / 9:00 pm

    I liked you on FB!

  192. Jane H. October 24, 2011 / 9:25 pm

    This giveaway is great! I’d love to hear more about how you motivate to get up and work out every morning – I really admire your dedication and I would like it to rub off on me!

  193. Jane H. October 24, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    I also already follow you on twitter 🙂 (I’m @janieliz19)

  194. Dan Aronoff October 24, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    Hi, thanks for this excellent contest which I would like to be entered into!

  195. Dan Aronoff October 24, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    I’m following you on twitter too, thanks.

  196. Dan Aronoff October 24, 2011 / 9:46 pm

    I am now officially liking you on facebook.

  197. Dan Aronoff October 24, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Hi, I tweeted about this give away as well. In terms of a question, what’s the best way to lose weight after hitting a plateau?

  198. Sara October 24, 2011 / 10:16 pm

    Okay, my question for you is, are there any foods you eat while running distances to help you fuel? For instance, instead of “Gu” do you ever eat fruit? Looking for options… Thanks!

  199. Melissa October 24, 2011 / 10:43 pm

    Are you planning on any other marathons in any other cities? I would love to win this giveaway!

  200. annabelle October 24, 2011 / 10:48 pm

    Fun giveaway! I’m following you on Twitter 🙂

    In the spirit of not finishing a race without having the next one planned, what will be your next race after NYC?

  201. Annemarie October 24, 2011 / 10:51 pm

    I would love to hear how you feel about your training plan and what you might do differently for your next marathon.

  202. Annemarie October 24, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    I’m a fan on facebook!

  203. Angela October 24, 2011 / 10:57 pm

    I liked you on facebook!

  204. Angela October 24, 2011 / 10:58 pm

    I’d like to know, how often do you fuel during long runs and what fuel do you use?

  205. Angela October 24, 2011 / 10:59 pm

    I follow you on Twitter!

  206. Lesley October 24, 2011 / 11:03 pm

    Amazing giveaway! Thanks Ashley!
    If you could live anywhere EXCEPT New York, where would you want to move?

  207. Victoria October 24, 2011 / 11:40 pm

    What an amazing giveaway!!!

    Question: With all of the travelling you do, and your busy lifestyle, how do you find the energy to complete all of your runs, especially the long ones?

  208. Sarah G October 24, 2011 / 11:43 pm

    How do you handle boredom on your long runs?

  209. Victoria October 24, 2011 / 11:43 pm

    I liked you on Facebook 🙂

  210. Jess October 24, 2011 / 11:56 pm

    Wasn’t sure if you wanted a separate comment for everything or not so I’m doing them all in one. I like you on FB and I follow you on Twitter.

    And I’d like to know how you handle healthy breakfasts and lunches at work. I struggle with finding something that’s easy to pack and transport and so when I find something that works I stick with it until I get bored…and then I struggle to find something new.

  211. Megan S October 25, 2011 / 12:01 am

    I already posted, but it was very early this morning and I later realized I had a genuine question for you: You seem to be quite a charming balance between an old fashioned, Southern girl and a modern career oriented woman. What are some of the ways you balance that?
    Thanks! Sorry if that’s a weird question, it’s just always something I’ve noticed reading your posts:)

  212. Lindsey October 25, 2011 / 12:04 am

    What is your favorite food? cuisine? nyc restaurant? Im a fellow ny’er and would love to hear your opinion.

  213. Michelle October 25, 2011 / 12:11 am

    Hi Ashley – great giveaway! I’d like to know how you stay motivated with such a busy schedule? Good luck in NY in a few weeks! I’m running my first marathon this Sunday..

  214. andi October 25, 2011 / 12:46 am

    you’re going to rock the full..

    my question is about the ice bath? is it really worth it?

  215. Lindsey Guerrero October 25, 2011 / 12:59 am

    I liked you on facebook!

  216. Lindsey Guerrero October 25, 2011 / 1:00 am

    ANd I follow you on twitter!

  217. Meaghan October 25, 2011 / 1:00 am

    Awesome giveaway!

    I would love to know your top tips for running while traveling. I just started a new job with a LOT of travel, and would love to hear how you have balanced work travel and training!

    P.S. I also followed you on twitter!

  218. NC October 25, 2011 / 1:10 am

    Such a cool giveaway . I would love to know more about tempo runs/speedwork that you do . In addition how do you like the personal trainer , do you see benefits in running from that.

  219. Jackie W. October 25, 2011 / 1:33 am

    I’d love to hear more about your job!

  220. Laura October 25, 2011 / 1:37 am

    I followed you on Twitter!

  221. Laura October 25, 2011 / 1:37 am

    And I liked you on facebook!

  222. Laura October 25, 2011 / 1:39 am

    How do you maintain motivation to work out in the winter/colder months?

  223. Clare @ Fitting It All In October 25, 2011 / 1:40 am

    I’d like to know how marathon training has affected your social life and if you ever think its been damaging to relationships.

  224. Lauren October 25, 2011 / 1:41 am

    I followed you on Twitter and liked you on FB. 🙂 I found your blog through Jen (JenisGreen) tweeting about the giveaway, and I’m excited to read more!

    Question I’d like answered (though as a new reader, I can’t be sure you haven’t answered this already) — What do you do to keep the negative thoughts at bay while you are having a not-so-good run? I struggle with this even on good runs, so I am always looking for advice or strategies!

  225. Niki October 25, 2011 / 2:05 am

    I like you on facebook!

  226. Niki October 25, 2011 / 2:05 am

    i follow you on twitter!

  227. Niki October 25, 2011 / 2:06 am

    i re-tweeted 🙂

  228. Niki October 25, 2011 / 2:07 am

    my question is, how do you get Bo to run with you? or how often does he run with you? My boyfriend wont run with me or workout with me much anymore.

  229. Alex October 25, 2011 / 2:07 am

    Now following you on Twitter!

    My question would be would techniques ( or tools) do you use to stay organized with your busy schedule? I love hearing how people balance work/life/training! 🙂

  230. Emily October 25, 2011 / 2:14 am

    How do you fit everything in, like friends and family, when you are working long hours and training for a marathon? I also work long hours in the corporate world, and I always feel like I’m scrambling to fit everything and everyone in!

  231. Jennifer October 25, 2011 / 2:44 am

    This is an amazing giveaway! What are your tips on landing a great job and being successful in the workplace?

  232. Kalli October 25, 2011 / 3:33 am

    I tweeted!

  233. Kalli October 25, 2011 / 3:33 am

    I’m following you!

  234. Erica Sara October 25, 2011 / 3:33 am

    Following you on fb!

  235. Kalli October 25, 2011 / 3:33 am

    What do you like best about living in ny?

  236. Erica Sara October 25, 2011 / 3:34 am

    And on twitter… although I thought I already was. Strange.

  237. Erika October 25, 2011 / 4:42 am

    great giveaway! What do I do to increase my speed during marathon training? please help! thanks

  238. Katie Jo October 25, 2011 / 4:45 am

    Great giveaway!

    I’d love to know how you mentally get through a tough run. Sometimes I’ll have a long run on my agenda and it just starts bad and I have a hard time not stopping.

  239. Jennie October 25, 2011 / 5:15 am

    What an awesome giveaway! In a future post, can you share your favorite running route in NYC? As a fellow NYC runner, I’m always up for fun new routes. Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway, Ashley 🙂

  240. Marika October 25, 2011 / 8:55 am

    Wow, that’s an awesome giveaway package. My question is kind of random: It seems that you (often) wear fabulous and quite high heels to work. How much walking do you do to get to work? Do you wear the heels on your commute, or change shoes when you get there? 😀

  241. Liz October 25, 2011 / 11:24 am

    I follow you on Twitter! (@ElizabethBevanH))

  242. Maggie October 25, 2011 / 11:59 am

    Couldn’t resist this, ash!! Always click on your blog and love reading it. Hope all is well in NYC!

  243. Alison October 25, 2011 / 12:20 pm

    What are our mantra’s that keep you going on your long run? I find this the most challenging part. Your have inspired me to get off my butt and stick to my training plan.

  244. Nina October 25, 2011 / 12:47 pm

    I would love to run my first marathon next april, but first I will have to survive the first winter were i keep on running. So my question is:

    What do you wear in the winter/fall time when it gets colder?

  245. Meg October 25, 2011 / 12:55 pm

    I just think these would be fun posts – What is your most embarrassing running story? Or funny runner/race story in general? Love ya!

  246. Carolina @ Peas in a Blog October 25, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    What a great giveaway. The NYC will be my first marathon & I’m already starting to freak out, can’t believe it’s next weekend!

    I’d like to see more marathon posts out of selfish reasons haha

  247. Rachel October 25, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    I’m a facebook and twitter follower!
    I’d love to hear more about your personal training experience and what you work on in your sessions. I really admire you fitting in your workouts and training on such a busy schedule.

  248. Jeanette H. October 25, 2011 / 2:40 pm

    Following you on twitter @jhooker517

  249. Jeanette H. October 25, 2011 / 2:41 pm

    Liked you on facebook

  250. Andrea October 25, 2011 / 2:42 pm

    I would love to see your thoughts on indoor (treadmill) runs vs. outdoor running!

  251. Chris October 25, 2011 / 3:26 pm

    I am a follower!

  252. Chris October 25, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    tweeter the giveaway – my wife would love all of this stuff – great opportunity!

  253. Caitlin October 25, 2011 / 3:33 pm

    I follow you on Twitter, and like you on Facebook. What a great giveaway!! 🙂 I’d love to see a post about what’s typically packed in your gym bag, since I’ve read you commute to work after the gym. I do too, and love those kinds of posts! I also tweeted the giveaway @cmc4388. 4 entries, please 🙂

  254. Amanda C October 25, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    I follow you on Facebook.

  255. Amanda C October 25, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    I stalk you on Twitter, too!

  256. Tory October 25, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    I liked, followed, and Tweeted. And I’d love a Q&A about how to build up to running mileage consecutive days in a row without pain!

  257. Amanda C October 25, 2011 / 3:43 pm


  258. Kristine October 25, 2011 / 3:44 pm


    What an amazing giveaway! These are all amazing things. I liked you on facebook and I follow you on both of my twitter accounts and retweeted on both! I also shared the post on facebook. As you know I have many questions about running but I was wondering when do you take an ice bath and how long do you stay in the bath?

    Thanks again for this giveaway! I can’t wait to cheer you on, I will let you know where I will be! Talk soon.


  259. Amanda C October 25, 2011 / 3:44 pm

    This giveaway is sweet! I live in my pace setter skirt from Lulu, just ran Chicago marathon in it a couple weeks ago. My question- what is the best thing you have changed in training for your second marathon compared to your first? Speedwork, nutrition, strength training?

  260. Amanda October 25, 2011 / 3:48 pm

    just followed you on twitter and re-tweeted your blog contest link! also, a question: what is your favorite running pattern during the week? do you prefer long runs on the weekends and short runs during the week? or do you alternate long and short runs more frequently? thanks!

  261. Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run October 25, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    Awesome giveaway –
    1. I liked you on Facebook.
    2. I’m following you on Twitter.
    3. I tweeted a link to the giveaway.
    4. Question – How much time do you think is required between marathon and starting to train for your next marathon?

  262. Carina October 25, 2011 / 4:21 pm

    Just liked you on Facebook!

  263. Laura O. October 25, 2011 / 8:09 pm

    I’m curious to know whether or not you think it’s a good idea for someone to train for a marathon while trying to lose weight. Thanks!

  264. Emily October 25, 2011 / 8:10 pm

    What do you love most about living in NYC?

  265. Melissa Z October 25, 2011 / 9:25 pm

    I’m new to running, but these items seem to be MUSTS as I add distance! Awesome giveaway! I’d like to know you’re #1 item to have for running in our cold NE winters. Thnx

  266. Melissa Z October 25, 2011 / 9:27 pm

    Just liked you on FB too! 🙂

  267. Kristina October 25, 2011 / 9:38 pm

    Great giveaway. My questions: Your race goals for after the NYCM? How much sleep do you average per night? Your favorite running routes in New York?

  268. Margaret October 25, 2011 / 9:46 pm

    Yay! Here I come NYCM! I’ve done all the training and I’m ready to kick butt, and make my dinner reservations. 🙂 I think on question and answer I’d like to hear about alternatives to running, because after marathon training I always get so burnt out on running, that I have to get creative to find something to keep me sweating and healthy, until I fall in love with running again… it is a love/hate. I hope you have a wonderful run through NY next week, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for good weather.

  269. Rachel October 25, 2011 / 10:33 pm

    Would you ever run an international marathon? Great giveaway

  270. Lisa Fine October 25, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    Sweet! I would love for you to talk about what it’s like to live and dine in NYC, and how to balance eating out with saving money and cooking at home.

  271. Ashley October 25, 2011 / 11:10 pm

    LOVE this giveaway!
    1. I liked you on FB
    2. I follow you on Twitter – @ashleyrunning
    3. My question is- what is your favorite pre-race or pre-long run food that fuels you best? Do you think it’s more beneficial to eat this food the night before or first thing before the run?

  272. Tracey Leffler October 25, 2011 / 11:13 pm

    This is a great giveaway! Whats up for you following NYCM? I also follow you on twitter and tweeted this. 🙂

  273. Suzanne October 26, 2011 / 12:20 am

    Like your fb page!

  274. Suzanne October 26, 2011 / 12:22 am

    Tweeted about your giveaway-I’m Suz4AU0608

  275. Suzanne October 26, 2011 / 12:23 am

    Following you on twitter-I’m Suz4AU0608

  276. Suzanne October 26, 2011 / 12:25 am

    What’s on your race calendar for 2012?

  277. Lauren K October 26, 2011 / 12:52 am

    I liked you on facebook!

  278. Gina @ Will Run for Cupcakes October 26, 2011 / 12:52 am

    Awesome Giveaway!!!!
    I am running NYC too and it’s my first marathon EVER!!!! I’ve been stalking you and Theodora to get the inside scoop on the race! If I could only catch your ear for about thirty minutes…
    Do you know your race number and corral? Again, I’m a secret blog stalker 🙂
    I’m also secretly jealous of your blog meet ups! Definitely not as many “healthy/running” bloggers in Fairfield County and I’m too afraid to reach out and invade others “circles”.
    I’m crossing my fingers and my toes that I win this one…if only for the compression sleeves!!!
    Happy Almost Wednesday!!!

  279. Lauren K October 26, 2011 / 12:54 am

    Q&A: I know you mentioned before that you were going to cut back on some the strength training and focus more on agility exercises. In general, do you think the weight training has helped or hurt your training?

    Good luck with the marathon–I have enjoyed reading for awhile!

  280. Robin October 26, 2011 / 12:54 am

    I am a follower on Twitter.

  281. Gina @ Will Run for Cupcakes October 26, 2011 / 12:54 am

    P.S. I’m totally tweeting this, liking you on facebook (even though I’m fb inept) and posting it on my blog! I just realized my your giving away headbands! My hair can use all the help it can get, and winning headbands is way more fun than buying them 🙂

  282. Robin October 26, 2011 / 12:55 am

    I am a follower on Facebook.

  283. Sarah @i_will_overcome October 26, 2011 / 12:55 am

    I would love for you to answer how you overcome plateaus. Whats your secret to busting through and coming out positivly on the other end??

  284. ellen October 26, 2011 / 12:57 am

    already follow on twitter!

  285. ellen October 26, 2011 / 12:57 am

    q: what would your dream race be? any destination spots??

  286. Ashley @ Freckles & Spice October 26, 2011 / 12:59 am

    Really great giveaway. So now that I am increasing my mileage, I’m finding that it is a physical wall I am hitting not mental. Around 3-4 miles my mind has come to terms with the fact that I’m running and I’m not stopping. But my legs feel like bricks and my hips start to get really tight. My question is have you ever experienced this? And how do I decide if it is right for me to train for further races in the future?

  287. Maria October 26, 2011 / 1:14 am

    My question is about your routine and fitting it all in and maybe some
    More detailed workouts with your trainer not the whole thing obviously but weather or not it was total body or upper body stuff like that. Also what do you think has been the most effective in weight loss this time around with the marathon and PT!

  288. Samme October 26, 2011 / 1:14 am

    Hi Ashley – I would be interested to hear more about your job / career aspirations / work/life balance! You put in some LONG hours!

  289. Maria October 26, 2011 / 1:15 am

    I follow you on twitter too!

  290. Katie N October 26, 2011 / 1:16 am

    I already follow you on twitter…Good luck with your race, what is your next fitness goal?

  291. carolyn~ October 26, 2011 / 1:25 am

    I follow you on twitter!

  292. carolyn~ October 26, 2011 / 1:26 am

    What will be the next marathon you do?

  293. Jaima October 26, 2011 / 1:28 am

    I liked you on facebook and already follow you on twitter. My question is what is the worst/best part of living in NYC?

  294. Nicole October 26, 2011 / 1:29 am

    I really want to win some zensah socks! I liked you on facebook.

  295. Nicole October 26, 2011 / 1:29 am

    I follow you on twitter.

  296. Nicole October 26, 2011 / 1:29 am

    Question for upcoming Q&A: What are your best tips to prevent injuries?

  297. Nicole October 26, 2011 / 1:31 am

    I tweeted about your giveaway @nicoler33

  298. Brianna October 26, 2011 / 1:51 am

    Question: I’m weird about water bottle mold/bacteria and was wondering how/how often you clean your camelbak? I just got one and I have no idea how to clean the tube part!

  299. Jennifer Sghia-Hughes October 26, 2011 / 1:55 am

    Question: Any tips for what to wear based on the temperature? It’s getting colder and colder around here. Also, do you run outside in the winter or stick to the treadmill?

    I “liked” you on Facebook.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  300. Jocelyn October 26, 2011 / 1:55 am

    I would like to know how you and Bo stay in touch when you travel for work with such a busy schedule? My husband hates talking on the phone so we bbm but it’s not the same. I would also like to know how Bo supports you in your efforts to live a healthy lifestyle.

  301. Amanda October 26, 2011 / 2:16 am

    I would love to win! Can you answer the following question….

    If you could have another profession, what would it be?

  302. April October 26, 2011 / 2:19 am

    My question is what marathon would you like to run next?

  303. Amanda October 26, 2011 / 2:19 am

    I would love to win! Can you answer the following question….

    If you could pick another job, what would it be?

  304. April October 26, 2011 / 2:21 am

    I follow you on twitter @AprilBRuns. Great giveaway!!

  305. Meg's October 26, 2011 / 2:53 am

    Hey Ashley. I re tweeted

  306. Meg's October 26, 2011 / 2:55 am

    And liked you on fb

  307. Meg's October 26, 2011 / 2:55 am

    Follow your tweets

  308. Jennie October 26, 2011 / 2:56 am

    I liked you on Facebook and already follow you on Twitter. Great giveaway and I can’t wait to hear how you do at NYC marathon!

  309. Megan @ life as megan knows it October 26, 2011 / 2:58 am

    My question for you is do you eat the extra treats in the office? My biggest challenge in trying to loose weight is office treats!

  310. Meg's October 26, 2011 / 2:58 am

    How have you manages not to carb load or eat more because u just ran 20 miles? You seemed to have slimmed down training. Mainly long distance athletes gain weight either from diet or I creased cortisol or blth

  311. maggie October 26, 2011 / 3:15 am

    Liked you on Facebook! Love your blog!

  312. Marie October 26, 2011 / 3:15 am

    I liked your facebook page! 😉

  313. Ashley October 26, 2011 / 3:17 am

    FAQ topic: How do you involve loved ones in your daily routine even when they live far away?

  314. Marie October 26, 2011 / 3:17 am

    I was wondering what the compression sleeves or socks are for?

  315. Marie October 26, 2011 / 3:25 am

    Just followed you on twitter! Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway!!!

  316. Raak October 26, 2011 / 3:31 am

    Congratulations on your dedication for training for your second marathon! My question for you is how you balance your hectic work day, time with Bo, running/gym and social time? Do you plan out your workouts and meals to be cooked at home at the beginning of the week day-by-day or do you have set goals each week that you hope to accomplish, in no particular order? You mention that you work VERY long hours so your dedication to training is truly motivational and inspiring!

  317. Alison October 26, 2011 / 3:39 am

    What an awesome giveaway. I would love I learn more about your wedding/wedding planning. I recently got engaged and now it’s always on my mind!!

  318. Sarah G October 26, 2011 / 5:07 pm

    Following you on Twitter!

  319. Caroline October 26, 2011 / 10:58 pm

    i follow you on twitter!

  320. Caroline October 26, 2011 / 10:59 pm

    i’m wondering how you balance a full time job w/ a relationship and social life…

  321. Jamie @FoodinRealLife October 28, 2011 / 1:42 am

    I’d like to hear about how you would handle an injury that would derail your running. I’m dealing with one and it’s been rough!

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