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Brooks Chose Me!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A few months ago I joined the Brooks "Run Happy University." When I started running I didn't know how important proper shoes were, but I eventually found my way to a wonderful running store where they put me on a treadmill, analyzed my stride, and helped me find the perfect shoes, which for me are Brooks Adrenaline.

So, I'm a Brooks fan. On the Brooks web site, I found out about Run Happy U, and signed up. They sent me a cool little packet of goodies, including a collapsible water bottle, a running log, and neon shoelaces. Then I saw a contest they were having for the Run Happy U "Student of the Quarter." I wrote a little about my running and weight loss journey, and about my dad. When I wrote the story, Dad was still living and I talked about how seeing his suffering with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) made me realize what a gift good health is.

This week I was notified that I was the Grand Prize winner Student of the Quarter!!! So I get to choose free Brooks gear as my prize, including shoes, pants, shirt and hat! I've been shopping and this is over $300 worth of great stuff! I've never spent much money at all on gear (other than shoes) so it's kind of exciting. Juliana says I might actually have to go run in town where people can see me now that I'll be wearing something besides ratty t-shirts and a $2.00 thrift-store windbreaker!

If you would like to see my story, here's the link:

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PCOH051610 1/15/2013 6:37PM

    Great to hear and I can think of nobody more deserving! emoticon

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ROSET491 1/14/2013 8:29PM

    'I'm a huge fan of Brooks adrenaline's!! So happy for you!!

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GRNDMOM43 1/14/2013 6:56PM

    Kansas Rose Blooms! emoticon emoticon

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GLMOM2 1/13/2013 7:40AM

    emoticon to you! That is emoticon !

I love Brooks shoes too. Great running (and walking) shoe! emoticon


emoticon checked out your story - that was wonderful! I'm so proud of you. You are an inspiration to us all - runners, walkers or those looking to get healthy! Congrats again emoticon

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TANYA602 1/12/2013 10:02AM

    What a truly wonderful gift! Congratulations on finding shoes that have taken you so far, and rewarded you for your efforts. WOW! What a fun shopping spree. And I love the dress in the pic on the Brooks page. You look wonderful!

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LORI-K 1/12/2013 12:58AM

    Wow, Leah!! This is just awesome!! How exciting!! Enjoy all of your great new gear! Well deserved! emoticon
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BYEFATNANNY 1/11/2013 3:40PM

    How cool is that. You must be so proud and you deserve it. Congrats! emoticon

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    Congratulations!! Enjoy your new gear!

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KELTIC-CARA 1/11/2013 2:44PM

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BASEBALLMOM410 1/11/2013 1:50PM

    How awesome!! Happy for you! emoticon

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MARTY728 1/11/2013 12:54PM

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RAINEMARIE214 1/11/2013 12:03PM

    Congratulations! That's awesome!

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NATPLUMMER 1/11/2013 11:49AM

    emoticon Congratulations!!! They couldn't have chosen a better person.

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PINKBEANBOO 1/11/2013 11:18AM

    Congratulations! That is awesome! You'll have to let us know what you pick out & maybe include some pictures of your new gear. How exciting!

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CARLA-216 1/11/2013 10:56AM

    Very cool! Congrats!

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SBW1027 1/11/2013 10:29AM

    Awesome!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Happy shopping! I need to get to the store and get some good running gear!!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/11/2013 9:18AM

    That is SOOOO cool!

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KARRENLYNN 1/11/2013 8:47AM


What a great story! Congratulations on your award and the efforts to made to receive it! I've had plantar fascitis in the past (very debilitating and life controlling), so I understand the importance of proper shoes. I didn't know running stores would do what yours did to find the best shoes for you, how cool is that?!

Enjoy your prize and keep moving towards better health!

Karen emoticon

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DOODIE59 1/11/2013 8:34AM

    Way to go! Support comes from all kinds of surprising (and not so surprising) places. What a lovely and serendipitous acknowledgement of your efforts. Keep on running:) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Deirdre

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TWEETIBEAR 1/11/2013 8:33AM

    Amazing, wonderful and motivating story! You Rock! Thanks for sharing this great blog!!!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/11/2013 8:10AM

    That is FANtastic! I wear Brooks Adrenalines too, also fitted by my knowledgeable local running store. I'm going to check out that website! Thank you for posting this. Enjoy your Goodies.

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PMRUNNER 1/11/2013 7:38AM

    That's pretty cool, congrats!

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GINCHIFER 1/11/2013 7:16AM

    Wow! Congrats. Enjoy your new gear!

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JLITT62 1/11/2013 5:42AM

    How exciting! You so deserve it!

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KRISZTA11 1/11/2013 5:39AM

    Congrats to the great article and the prize!
I imagine you enjoyed buying all that wonderful running gear a lot : )

I love buying running gear myself, and I have to tell myself "don't go to the store, you have everything you need!" - this is interesting because I hate all other kinds of shopping.

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YIWEN39 1/10/2013 11:31PM

    Waouh, that's brilliant! Way to go :-)

Enjoy your running!

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NUMD97 1/10/2013 11:03PM

    Wonderful news! Terrific article. What a nice way to dedicate your running to your father. That's real class, Leah.

Thanks for sharing.

All the best,


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