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5.05.2010

ultimate runner - book giveaway x 3

Remember I did a review of the Ultimate Runner?  Amy from Runners Lounge has informed me that I won 3 copies to giveaway to my readers!  Yippee!  Do you want a copy of the book?  Answer one of the questions below by leaving a comment and I will pick 3 winners randomly on May 12th.  Thanks Amy!

Pick a question to answer:

1 - What is on your reading list for this summer (doesn't have to be running related)?

2  - Leave me a boy or girl name that might go well with "Nick" :)

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49 comments:

  1. I plan to read Advanced Marathoning by Pete Pfitzinger this summer and hope to start following one of his training plans!

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  2. I want to read...

    The rest of the twilight books, born to run, run less run faster, pfitz advanced marathoning and any romance smut novel.. cuz its fun! :) i'm a nerd! ha ha ha

    baby name= grace elizabeth! i love that name... gracie is cute for a nick name... but G is cute too!

    pick me pick me!!!

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  3. my news years resolution for 2010 is to read 1 book a month. so far i'm right on track! i am on my 6th book of the year! i'm currently reading Great Races Amazing Places, its a good book but very poorly written, i keep having to re-read sentences bc i have no idea what she is talking about. Next up is Believe It Be It, by Ali Vincent. I have SOO many running books that i am waiting to read. my book shelf is full! i will probably read Once a Runner after that.

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  4. what about Ryan for a boy's name and Bethany for a girl's name. I love my name, if it wasn't my name i would name my daughter that someday, if i ever have a daughter.

    ok, being serious now, what about Natalie for a girl. I think Joshua goes well with Nick. i just asked Ryan for a good boy's name and he said "Barry or Gary," LOL. and for a girl he said "Henrietta or Shawnda." oh boy, we should discuss baby names BEFORE we get married...

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  5. ps- when his mom was pregnant with his brother, ryan wanted them to name the baby Eggbert.

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  6. I'm a fan of Lucas for a boy and Abigail for a girl.

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  7. I am a Dresden Files fan and have several to catch up on. Its a SciFi wizard in Chicago series!
    I am also reading Run Like a Mother for a blog review as well as Barefoot Running by Michael Sandler.

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  8. As for my reading list ... I really want to finish the Outlander series. I devoured the first four books and got distracted halfway through the fifth, but I loved them so I know I'll end up going back to them as soon as I get the time.

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  9. I don't have any name ideas, especially for Nick combos, but PLEASE don't make it closely confusing to "Nick." I have a friend, Taylor, who's brother's name is Tyler. In 4th grade, I rode the bus with twins, Candince, and wait for it....Brandice!

    My sister and I both have R names and I think that's not too much. (I was about to suggest "Natalie" for a good N name for a girl, but then I remembered that's already taken!)

    I'm reading Born to Run and it's a great read just in itself as well as a good running read. I talked about it in a post earlier this week.

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  10. I like the name Amelia for a girl. Amelia Earhart had moxie! You could call her Lia and that would go well with Nick.

    I like the name Leo for a boy!

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  11. Not getting to read much lately, but my next is going to be French Women Don't Get Fat. I've heard great things about it and would love to see what kind of recipes she has.

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  12. I'd like to finish all the Harry Potter books. I'm a little behind the trend. lol

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  13. I think James is a cute boy name and for a girl I'd say Joy. I've always liked Joy. :)

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  14. The 3rd installment of the Hunger Games is on my August reading list!

    names:

    Brogan for a boy, Ellie for girl (no idea, I was horrible at coming up with names)

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  15. I can't wait to read Pillars of the Earth and the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest!

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  16. Just got my latest delivery from Amazon....Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald and Zojjed! by Jeff Salvage are the next 2 books I'll be diving into.

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  17. Since I won a copy of the Runners Rule Book, that's what on my list so far!

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  18. I subscribed to your running examiner articles

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  19. My reading list. It's short. Does Goodnight Moon count? Seriously, I have Running Strong and Injury Free sitting here. I really want to read it. Just need to get motivated.

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  20. I'm done having kids so I will let you have the names I would have used if I had a 4th ... Lorelei and Trevor. I think both sound great with Nick!

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  21. Man what isn't on my reading list. Blue Zones is one of the first I hope to get to

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  22. My reading list this summer is "How to raise twins and not f it up." I haven't actually found a book like this, but it has to be out there, right? *fingers crossed*

    Our girl names were Kate, Olivia, and Sarah. :o)

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  23. My reading list right now: "When a Crocodile Eats the Sun," and "Cutting for Stone".

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  24. i like the choice of amanda for a girl and daniel for a boy with nick thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  25. I'm always looking for new books by Randy Wayne White or Jim Harrison. I'm now reading Bowerman and The Men of Oregon, great history of running.

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  26. I really like the name Katie :) Katie and Nick go well together ;) Go ahead, you can use it!

    Summer? When is summer? I have no time to think about it yet! But I want to read the Ultimate Runner, and Marathon Man...both look really good!

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  27. I plan on reading Eat, Pray, Love, The Help, The American Wife. I think those will take all summer since Memoirs of a Geisha just took me about 2 months to read :-).

    As far as names...I'm stuck, too. But my fave boy name is Joshua but can't use it. Fave girl name is Emily and can't use that one either. I also like Makenna and that's still a possibility.

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  28. I am reading "Plan B" by Pete Wilson right now. I suggest reading "Water for Elephants" (I just finished it - fab). And I plan on reading "Mockingjay" (the third installment of the Hunger Games trilogy) later this summer. :D

    Boy name: Evan. Girl name: Evie (pronounced EV) or Catherine.

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  29. I would like to read the Hunger Games just to see what all the buzz is about. As far as names: Alexander and Delaney.
    Karen -d8t8k at aol dot com

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  30. Ooooh I like the new look here! Oh and I plan to read Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, it won the fiction cateogory for 2009 Pulitzer. :-)
    Oh and I don't think I want to run the full Nike Marathon because the last half is such a crappy course. It's hard.......... But dang, I might one day. I can't say no to a marathon. Haha. Omg, I can't believe Nicholas is 15 months old?!?!?! ALREADY????

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  31. I'm a grad student, and I do a lot of reading for school, but this summer I'm so excited to read for ME! I picked up some books today from the library -- two were running related, and the other two were Jodi Picoult novels! :)

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  32. I don't have time to think about reading right now ;-)
    How about Madelyn (Nick & Maddy) or Andrew (Drew)?

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  33. I plan to catch up on my Jodi Picoult books...she has come out with 2 while I have been getting my degree and so I need to catch up...I just love her to death! Plus "Born to Run".

    Ellie is cute...or Sophia...

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  34. honestly i read tons but never with a plan...just go to the library and check out the new fiction section. i like the names kara and evan!

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  35. ohhh both are good questions :) let me try to get baby-name creative.

    Cayden (boy or girl), Lily (girl obviously)

    i also love Tess for a girl for some reason. gosh thinking of baby names is fun!! i wonder if i can get a job as a baby-namer, lol

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  36. I don't generally plan ahead what I will be reading. But I will probably be reading BioPlastics as part of my research for my plastics blog.

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  37. I love the name Nathan for a boy.

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  38. *Look again
    *Mennonite in a little black dress : a memoir of going home
    *Orange is the new black : my year in a woman's prison
    *My lobotomy : a memoir
    *Everything is wrong with me : a memoir of an American childhood gone, well, wrong
    *Once a runner : a novel

    If you can't tell I really enjoy memoirs

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  39. I like Nathaniel for a boy, Nate for short and Natasha or Natalya for a girl.

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  40. What is on your reading list for this summer (doesn't have to be running related)?
    I plan on getting through "The Help", but that's really all I have on my do-to list at the moment, although there will be books added to my library in the summer regardless!

    As for names, Alice popped into my head, but I don't know why. My boyfriend says he wants to name our first born Gus, or if it's a girl, Gussy-Ann... whew boy...

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  41. I'll be reading Diane Ravitch's The Death and Life of the Great American School System -- obviously, no trips planned to the beach for me this summer! :-)

    As for baby names, have you looked at the trends on The Baby Name Wizard?

    http://www.babynamewizard.com

    You can decide to buck the trends or go with them, but at least you'll have an idea of how unique his or her name will be.

    Yep, subscribed to the Philadelphia Running Examiner (maybe for the second time).

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  42. I will be reading all four of the Spellman series of books - funny mysteries set in San Francisco. Author is Lisa Lutz - love her!

    For a girl you can have my baby name as my sons are 23 and 20 and I'm liking the empty nest...Allison. Nick and Allie - how cute!

    For a boy, I like Jake.

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  43. Oh, and I'm a follower!

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  44. I'd like to get through Chris Brogan's Social Media 101 and The Ultimate Runner, even if I don't win it!

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  45. I am going to be reading Grapes of Wrath. I start it every few years, but never finish.

    I think you are having a boy, so if you are going for alliteration I think Noah would be good. I also think something like Clark or Zack would be cute with Nick.

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  46. I plan to read as much as possible this summer!! I love to read outside in the sun! I don't have a reading list per se. I simply go to the bookstore or library and grab whatever suits my mood at the time!

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  47. I'm sorry, but the first name that came to mind was Nora. Yikes. Too many movies for me :) I love the name Ellie for a little girl and Spencer for a boy.

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  48. I am a happy new subscriber to your articles. Yay!

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