Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Ultimate 30th Birthday Blog Giveaway

Anne of Green Gables was pretty much one of my favorite series growing up, and when a friend posted this quotation on Instagram this morning, I was instantly taken back to remembering reading the first book on the plane to Hungary one year as a kid. Sigh. 

It's October, people!
How did that happen?

The cool thing about October is that it starts with my birthday - that's right, today's the day, folks! 

New month
New goals
New decade
New age group

Crazy talk. Since I started running nearly four years ago, I've been in the same age group, so while it was inevitable, it certainly hit me this morning that I've got a race on Sunday and my first time in a new age group! Excitement - we'll see how speedy some of these 30-year-olds are! 

But meanwhile, the best thing about this birthday is that for MY birthday, I'm giving out some sweet presents! I've got a ton of super awesome folks that wanted to help me celebrate my birthday by contributing to one of TWO sweet runner-friendly prize packs! I'm way excited about what I get to hand out and cannot WAIT to get these bad boys mailed off to two lucky winners!

Check it out:



- 2 3-pack headbands from Sparkly Soul
- 1 Spartan Race entry for any US location!
- A handful of my favorite Gu flavors
- ProCompression marathon socks
- High Visibility SPIbelt 
- KIND Snacks -- graola bars, swag, you name it!
- ViewSport Women's tank

These are all some of my favorite running-related things in the world and I cannot believe that they are giving me the chance to share the love with you two. The above list will be divided into TWO prize packs for two lucky folks to win! There are TONS of ways to enter (see below) and get yourself in!

While you're waiting though, you can still celebrate my birthday by getting yourself a sweet discount at Sparkly Soul -- because they're awesome like that and want to help me celebrate too! Use code MEGANSPARKLES for 15% off any individual headbands (not packs, sadly) through October 8. You're welcome. :)

Giveaway runs through 11:59 pm PST, October 8, 2015. Two prize packs will be created from the above list, with approximate value equal between the two. 


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What was the best birthday present you've ever received?



33 comments:

  1. I got a gift certificate for a massage a few years ago - it was an AMAZING post half marathon treat a few weeks later :)

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    1. Always a great birthday present! I think I'm treating myself to one next week. :)

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  2. My best birthday present was running the Dopey Challenge at WDW to celebrate my 60th birthday. Guess that was not really a present but it was a very happy trip/race weekend.

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    1. That's an AWESOME birthday weekend, Pam! How fun!

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  3. My best birthday present was the news that my sister and her family will be moving back to California at the end of this year!

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    1. Best news ever! I'm so excited for you. :)

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  4. My best birthday present was all my friends participating in my Barathon!

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    1. I wish I got to. :( Can we do a make-up one, one year?

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  5. One of the best gifts I ever received was my college graduation gift. I was gifted my handsome Doberman, Capone, from my mom and dad. Every day he brings me happiness and sometimes anger, but he has taught me so much and is a constant reminder that hard work does pay off.

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    1. I love this! What a great reminder - hard work DOES pay off!

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  6. Happy birthday to a wonderful friend!

    I've had a lot of wonderful gifts, but one that stands out to me is the year that my mom bought me an entry to the Chicago Marathon.

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    1. Thank youuuu! You're next!

      I love the race entry idea. It's so great, especially for those dream races.

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  7. The best birthday present's I have received are trips away from home from my Husband. One year he took me to Reno another year it was the Oregon coast, I would much rather have a trip than a gift.

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    1. Oooh that sounds so fun! And I agree, I think I'd rather have an experience of some kind rathern than more STUFF.

      ... thought I have to say, the new pots & pans and knives sets I got from my parents and boyfriend were MUCH needed and I am SO stupidly excited about them. :)

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  8. A trip to see my bestie in Portland! Happy birthday, girl!

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    1. Oh, super fun! I'm headed to PDX tomorrow... wheeeee!

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  9. The best bday present I ever received was a rack for my weights.

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    1. Awesome! Sounds like a great present. :)

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  10. I am fairly new in town but a sweet friend hosted a gathering for my recent birthday and I was able to make many new friends ;)

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    1. Aw, that's so fun! What a great friend!

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  11. Being able to go on a cruise with my big sister!

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    1. That sounds awesome! What a fun present!

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  12. My best birthday present was the job offer that enabled me to move to Chicago, my favorite city!

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    1. Ummm heck yes that's the best birthday present ever! Wow!

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  13. My daughter was born the week of my birthday---best present ever!

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  14. Hmmm...best birthday present ever? My birthday is the same as Disneyland's so every year my family and I celebrate in Disneyland with a few thousand of my closest friends ;) Best birthday party ever!

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    1. Oh, that's fun! Totally a worth birthday party!

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  15. Either my bike, or all the Lululemon Vince gives me every year. ;)

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  16. I received my baby on my 1/2 birthday!

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  17. An Open Heart Necklace with a paw in it from my husband!!

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