Win a run4change T-shirt. Why I felt amazing here, contest!!!

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So many of you mentioned that you loved one of the most popular posts here at run4change.  Some of you thought that the post theme would make a great T-shirt.  Then, one of you mentioned that the cool T-shirt should be the prize for the winner of a contest held here at the blog.  So I did a contest to see who could come up with a great contest idea and you all voted on the one that you thought I should use for this contest.  Here is the idea that you voted for me to use for this T-shirt contest:

How about submitting a pic with a short description: “Why I felt amazing here.” It could be a way to focus on times when we FELT great regardless of size/appearance.

You loved the idea and so did I.  So now it is time for the contest.  Read on to find out how you can participate and win a run4change T-shirt (I will be getting the shirt made after the contest is over so I know what sizes to get).

Here are the contest details:

What is the contest about:  This contest will focus on the positive side of life.  The purpose of it will be to renew our commitment to total life improvement and happiness.  We are all on the journey to lose weight but we want to have a well rounded good life.  Your picture will show you in a time of your life when you felt that life was grand regardless of size or appearance.

How does a blogger participate:  Each blogger who participates will do their own post on their own blogs about this contest.  You will leave a comment on this contest post with a link back to your post about the contest.   In the post you will put up your picture and explain why you felt great about yourself and your life.  A link to this contest post  from your blog would be appreciated. 

How does a non-blogger participate:  If you don’t have a blog, you can participate by leaving a comment telling me that you want to participate but that you don’t have a blog (Make sure you input your email when you post the comment so I can email you back when it goes to moderation).  Then, we can hook up and I will do one big post with all of your pics in it with the captions that you give me.

How is the winner determined:  I will determine the winner by using a random numbers generator.  Your number will be the chronological number of your comment.

What does the winner get:  The winner will get a run4change T-shirt that says, “I can see it in your eyes, do you see it in mine”  This quote is based on the popular post with the same title.  After the winner is decided, I will get their address and size, get the shirt made, and send it to them.

How long will the contest last for:  The contest will last from 2/11/2009 to 2/27/2009.  That is a little over one week from the time this post goes up.  During this time you will need to read this post, build your own post with pic or email me your pic if you don’t have a blog, and comment on this post to leave a link back to your post.  Then I will figure out who the winner is and do a post on the winner by 3/2 or 3. I will need any non-blogger submission by 2/25 so that I can try and post them all by the 2/27. 


  1. You read this post.
  2. You build your own post following the idea for this contest
  3. You come back and comment on this post leaving a link to your post.
  4. If you don’t have a blog, you leave a comment on this post telling me so and make sure you in-put your email when commenting.
  5. You visit and check out everybody’s links in the comment section
  6. I generate a winner
  7. The winner gets a cool shirt.

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All of the enteries can be seen here

55 Responses to “Win a run4change T-shirt. Why I felt amazing here, contest!!!”

  1. 1 robfitness
    February 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I have one question for you my friend. Is there a certain length in words that the post has to be?
    looking forward to getting the T-shirt 🙂 Nothing like a positive attitude, right? 🙂

  2. February 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I think this is a fabulous idea. So many times when we are trying to lose weight or improve ourselves we (I’m guessing we, but should probably say I here) focus only on the things we see as wrong with ourselves. When I look at pictures of myself, so often I see only the things that are wrong. I’m looking forward to going through my photos and looking at them with a focus on the positive. I bet that I will find that I’ve felt amazing a lot more often than I would have thought!

  3. 5 robfitness
    February 11, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    My friend , here is my contest submission and I hope I did this right. The link is: http://robfitness.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/why-i-felt-great-here/

    If i need to do something different please let me know OK.
    Have an awesome day and continue with all the great things your doing.

  4. February 11, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Oh, I am so excited about this contest. I can’t wait to see everyone else’s entry and I just know your t-shirt is going to take off big time. Make sure you copyright or patent or whatever you need to do to keep it yours.

    Here’s a link to my entry:

    Best of luck, everyone and thanks Jason for being so creative and keeping us on our toes.

    • 8 run4change
      February 11, 2009 at 6:21 pm

      Thank you so much for participating. I am just so humbled and overjoyed at the response that this blog has received. What an enriching thing for my life.

  5. 9 ladlam
    February 11, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Jason LTer4Ever’s link is broken!

  6. 11 Sarah
    February 11, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I’ve already read a few of the posts, this is such a wonderful idea! Thank you soo much for doing this Jason.

    Here is my entry:

    Can’t wait to read more 🙂

  7. 13 athleticme
    February 11, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Even though I’m on a blogging break for a while, I couldn’t help but join in this reindeer game 🙂

    Here’s my post. http://athleticme.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/why-i-felt-amazing-here/

    • 14 run4change
      February 12, 2009 at 5:14 am

      Sorry it took me so long to approve your comment. I went to bed really early last night. THanks for participating

  8. February 12, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Here’s the link to my entry. I need to learn how to do links in my blog. I havne’t been blogging that long and haven’t learned all the functionality.


  9. February 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    This is a great contest! I will get right on this after the marathon!

    Thanks for doing this!

  10. 19 Shannon
    February 14, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Jason I would like to participate in the contest but do not have a blog! Let me know how to send you my picture and reason why I felt great!! Great job on not eating the donuts!!

  11. February 15, 2009 at 6:16 am

    J – I wanted to leave a comment at Smiles by Sam’s blog, but it would only allow comments by WordPress followers. Would you relay to hear how much I enjoyed her entry and that she has a beautiful family? Thanks!

  12. February 16, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Lter4ever ~ Thanks for your comment here. Jason, thanks for posting it…
    I am still pretty new to the world of “blog” ~ so am not sure if I have a setting that only allows WordPress peeps to make a comment, I will check into that. Have a great day. Smile, SAM

    • 28 run4change
      February 16, 2009 at 8:58 am

      Hey there Sam. All you have to do if you want to change the setting is this. Go to the settings tab inside your dashboard, then click on the discussion, the mark the comment must put email and name instead of must be logged in.

  13. 31 Rebecca
    February 18, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I posted with my contest entry!

    The link is:

    Also, I’m not sure if you keep up with our blog or not, but my husband just completed his first marathon in Austin, TX this past weekend (he’s the one that got the shout-out for having lost 50-lbs not too long ago)!


  14. February 21, 2009 at 5:43 am

    What a great competition! I enjoyed doing a post about a photo. Here’s my link… http://www.fertilehealthy.com/blog/2009/02/21/why-i-felt-amazing-here/

    Ps. I have an address in the USA.

  15. February 22, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I have a website, but not a blog. I can easily build a page with my submission and link to it here, or I can do the email thing, your choice. 🙂

    • 37 run4change
      February 23, 2009 at 4:54 am

      Just do a page and link it here. That would be perfect. Thanks a lot for wanting to be a part of the contest

    • 41 run4change
      February 27, 2009 at 8:11 am

      Thank you so much. I love your post. I just checked it out as well as posted it on my blog already. Thanks again. You rock

  16. 44 run4change
    February 20, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks for the link my friend. Good running to ya 🙂

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