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Monday, December 1, 2008


WOW I never knew doing this Challenge would be so FUN and REWARDING! I really started the challenge to get my butt back out there pounding the pavement, and it did! I would never have ran 11 miles on Thanksgiving without all of you hold me accountable and cheering each me on! This Thanksgiving I can say I honestly piled on the MILES and not the POUNDS. Curiosity got the best of me and I stepped on the scale to see if I gained a pound, and I weighed a pound less!! WOOT WOOT! I piled on 45.3 miles which is nothing compared to most of you! But I'am happy with that total because now I am going to kick it up a notch!

I love this comment by Caroline bee I couldn't have said it better myself:

“Everyone ran an INSANE amount! Regardless of who won, every single person challenged themselves, broke personal records, and did what they probably thought they couldn't do before.”

Well with out going on and on here are all the contestants and their total mileage:

Amanda @ Shakin and Siftin : 100.3
Melissa @ Trying to Heal :59.5
Moran @ The Running Addict: 40
Lacey @ Common Objects and Everyday Events: 127
Catherine @ Stevia and Spice: 63.57
Heather @ Hangry Pants; 105.24
Meghann @ The Inner Workings of a College Graduate 94.7
Andrea @ Off her Cork; 39.6
Caitlin @ See Bride Run; 62.9
Amanda @ Run to Finish 88.29
Monica @ RunEatRepeat: 131.38
SAmmie @ runningwitharecipe : 135.78
HoneyNutLoe: 65.02 miles
Mica @ Micapie: 83.22
Katie @ findingmyinnerfoodie: 112.4
Sarah @ http://lostandallalone.blogspot.com/ : 92
Sarah @ http://dryerlynt.wordpress.com/ : 69.3
Jennie Kim (a wonderful reader): 96.9
Kelsey (reader): 118.2
Lora Swarts: 60.02
Amisha(reader): 91
Nhershoes(me): 45.3

Together we piled on: 1,763.52 miles!

The NIKE POTM winner ran 526.53 WHO HAS THAT MUCH TIME!!!!


In third place: Lacey @ Common Objects and Everyday Events: 127 total miles

In second place: Monica @ RunEatRepeat: 131.38 total miles

And finally I crown the winner of the Inaugural 2008 POTM Challenge: Sammie @ runningwitharecipe : with 135.78 total miles

way to go ladies, you inspire me to run hard!

Congratulations to everyone, you are all winners in my book!!! YOU WOMEN ROCK!

Ladies please send me your full name and mailing address so I can send you your goodies!

Thank you to all who participated, I have a great idea for another challenge starting the New Year off right but I would love some suggestions???? Remember to get your recipes in for the FREE CreateYourOwn Cookbook CERTIFICATE!!! Have a wonderful day back to work everyone, remember to be THANKFUL for that JOB!!!


Girl on Top said...

I forgot to send in my miles, but I only came in @ 100 miles. That is awesome for those ladies with all the miles!

Meghann said...

WOW!!! GREAT JOB EVERYONE! We really did Pile on the Miles!! Thanks Bobbi for hosting such a great contest. You should take photos of everything you're sending so we can oggle at the prizes

Kelsey said...

Congrats to all the winners! That's crazy to think that the total number of miles was over 1,700!! I love the POTM challenge... maybe next time you could do total minutes of cardio? Anyway - great job everyone!

RunToFinish said...

WOW!! Ladies that is amazing, i am so proud of all of us for pushing each other this month.

I was thinking about doing something during december since that's really when I see the treats roll in to my office.. Let me know if anyone is interested!

RunToFinish said...

Also...just cause I'm proud of myself for finally breaking the mark. I had 100.3 miles listed in the email I sent you for running and 80.5 walking thrown in for good measure.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is seriously incredible. You guys are running pros! I need to do my own personal challenge like that one of these days. So impressive.

Sammie said...

What a great grand total!!!! Everyone really busted their butts the past few weeks. I can't believe I won. Thank you Bobbi for hosting this awesome event - I had a blast.

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Congrats ladies!!! Next challenge is going to be awesome!

Anybody running xmas morning? *raises hand*

Catherine said...

Holy cow - 135 miles?? That's insanity! Way to go ladies!!

ashley (sweet and natural) said...

Whoa! You ladies are amazing.

I just wanted to say hello and thanks for your comment on my blog! I'll be back!

girlrunningaround said...

Wow! Great job girls! I didn't find this blog until after POTM started, but I wouldn't have compared to you guys anyway! Way to work it!

Anonymous said...


Runeatrepeat said...

Bobbi - thanks for organizing this contest! Great job everyone :P

Anonymous said...

congrats! You guys are awesome, and Bobbi, lost a pound over Turkey day weekend and it sounds like you had a total blast, bravo lady!! :D

HangryPants said...

WOW! Everyone did such a great job. Congratulations to all the winners and participants.

I want to thank you again for holding this little contest. It really made me apprecaiate running in a new, more excited way!

Mica said...

Wow, POTM was awesome. Thank you for hosting the challenge, Bobbi! Congratulations to all the winners!

Lance said...

Awesome job everyone! I feel like such a slacker next to you fantastic runners...

just me said...

yay to POTM winner!!! everyone did such a great job! thank you so much for hosting this for us! so inspiring

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a lot of miles! Everyone did a wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to everyone! Way to pile on those miles!! :)

Amisha said...

Congrats Bobbi! I lost 1.5 lbs too and broke through a plateau! Thank you so much for putting this together and keeping me motivated.