2 year blogiversary and a Shoe Giveaway

Hey friends!

Happy Monday… and for my U.S. friends, the beginning of a very short week!

In addition to Thanksgiving this week, I’m also celebrating my blog’s two year blogiversary.Β  I started this blog as an alternative place to share my race recaps, since no one reading my personal family blog really cared.Β  πŸ™‚

But obviously it’s turned into much more than that…

I met amazing people (friends!) online and in meet ups.

I’ve shared recipes, health tips, and my experience studying at Integrative Nutrition.

I became a health coach and running coach and started my own business.

I don’t know if I would have gone after some of those career dreams of mine if I hadn’t started blogging and realizing these are the things I really love learning more about and helping others with.

So, to celebrate two years, I’m giving away a special pair of shoes…


Airia One’s construction is inspired by the wheel, to ensure runners achieve that perfect feeling of flow. The shoe has a unique design featuring an irregular and sharply angled sole and upward-pointing toe. It harnesses untapped power in the human body and doesn’t leak energy like other running shoes do.

Tests show that runners wearing Airia shave times by 1 percent on average, and some of them up to 7 percent. The shoe is light and features a biomechanically optimized geometry with an unstable and irregular, sharply angled sole to help you move forward as fast as possible. The angles and functions of the shoe have been analyzed and constructed to maximize responsiveness for every microsecond in every step.

Airia One has an asymmetric design which combines a zero drop with a 6 mm drop sole. This allows you to run with less ground contact time and helps to keep the power in the stride more in line with the running direction.

Airia One was developed strictly for running and should therefore not be used as a walking shoe. The sole is produced by Vibram, world leader in high performance rubber soles.

Airia will be available for pre-order in November 2013 atΒ www.airiarunning.comΒ and will be listed at US$ 190.00 OR you can support the crowd funding effort and get a pair for $129.

Would you like a pair?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I’m also linking up with Katie for MIMM!

What shoe are you currently running in? Blogging friends, how long have you been blogging?

188 thoughts on “2 year blogiversary and a Shoe Giveaway

  1. Laura, Congrats to you on your blogiversary! My husband and I have only been blogging about 6 months. Total Noobs but I have met some awesome people both virtually and through meet ups. It’s great to have a place to talk about the things you love with people who get it.

    I wear Saucony Ride 5’s but in need of new ones pronto!
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  2. I’m running in Asics…..and I’ve had them quite a while ;-). Do need to get a new pair. Not blogging but love reading your posts on Facebook!

  3. Congrats on 2 years! I am currently in Mizuno Wave Nirvanas, but need to get into some new shoes.

  4. Currently wearing Asics Gel-Nimbus 15’s. Congrats on 2 years Laura! So glad I had the opportunity for you to be my coach and help me obtain my latest goal.

  5. I’ve been running in Saucony Catalyst. I was in Merrells before that, but the thin soles were too much with the marathon training.

  6. Saucony Mirage – currently in my 3rd pair! But always open for something new and exciting!

  7. Happy Blogaversary Mommy Run Fast, from Run Faster Mommy! Haha πŸ˜‰ I’ve never heard of Airia before but my interest is piqued! I am currently loving my Altra Intuition 1.5’s for anything other than trail
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  8. Happy Bloganniversary to you!!! I’m currently running in Mizuno Wave Rider 16’s. I love running shoes and just can’t get enough of them! πŸ™‚

  9. I wear Nike Airs. Which are super comfortable and supportive but pretty heavy so I would love something lighter. I will be doing my first triathlon this summer. First race ever really!

  10. Happy anniversary! I’ve loved reading your blog for the past year or so since I discovered it. I’d live to win a pair of sneakers as I gat back to running post baby πŸ™‚

  11. I currently run in (and LOVE) Saucony Cortana 3’s….also just bought a pair of Hoka One One Stinson Tarmac (recommended b/c of knee problems), and getting a pair of Saucony Virrata’s for Christmas (I hope). A girl can never have enough running shoes πŸ™‚

  12. Currently running in Brooks but that was my first pair of offical running shoes usually I just bought what was on sale not realizing how imporant a good fit and stability was.
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  13. Not entering the giveaway but just had to say congrats on two years. I’m coming up on four in January (seriously?!?) and agree that it is such a rewarding thing. Time flies when you’re having fun. πŸ˜‰

  14. I am just beginning my running journey. I have Asics, but I know how important a good running shoe is!

  15. Happy Blogiversary!
    I’ve been addicted to my Brooks GTS for a few years now, but I’m always willing to try something new! #runhappy πŸ™‚

  16. I currently run in Brooks Ravenna and have for several years. Although I have Newtons to try out soon.

  17. Congratulations on 2 years!! I currently run in Mizuno’s but enjoy trying innovative new brands. I really enjoy reading your blog!

  18. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! I’ve run 201.5 miles in my Brooks Ghost running shoes so far.

  19. I wear my Saucony triumph 10s –been using saucony for awhile. Looking to try a different one soon!!

  20. Currently not running due to a stress fracture which may have been caused by my low drop Merrels. Need to find new shoes for when I’m race ready.

  21. WOOO! Happy Blogiversary!!! That’s awesome!! I’ve been blogging for… a year and 10 months! (had to go look LOL). And those shoes look awesome! I’ve been running in either Hoka Mafate 3’s (trail) or Saucony Hurricanes (road) or sometimes, Brooks Ghosts. Depends on the day and what my feet feel like! πŸ™‚
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  22. I have desperately been trying to find a pair of running shoes that actually works for me. Nothing has been a solid winner so far, so I am always looking to try new shoes!

    I’ve been blogging for over a year on my new blog now. Its been a lot of fun πŸ™‚
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  23. Woohoo, congrats!! I would have imagined you had been blogging for much longer than 2 years. Your blog is one of the first ones I fell in love with (about 6 months ago). I just started my own blog about a week ago, and I’m already loving it! I feel so much more motivated and excited to get out and run, and I’m already realizing how supportive the blogging community is. So glad I jumped in!
    I’ve been an Asics lady since my high school XC days, and I’ve never felt the need to make a switch. But those shoes in your giveaway are pretty snazzy!

    Congrats again! Here’s to many more years!
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  24. Congratulations on your 2 years of blogging! That takes dedication! I am currently in need of some new shoes i am running in Saucony’s and i love them but they have over 700 km on the πŸ˜€
    Thanks and have a great week!

  25. These shoes appear to harness the natural foot-fall/rebound of running. Definitely not made for walking. I would love to give a pair a test run. Or maybe 125 test runs.

  26. I currently run in the New Balance Minimus road 10, but am transitioning into the Minimus gortex road for the winter.

  27. i switch back and forth between saucony kinvara and altra intuition! i love them both…usually wear saucony for shorter/speed workouts and altra for longer runs/races

  28. I have been reading your blog for a year! Congratulations on your two year mark.

    I run in Asics 2170’s. Not a huge fan of the new GT2000-2 so I got some older ones from running warehouse.

    And I blog two times a year at best – so you’re killing me there.

    Hope to see a race recap soon! Can’t wait for you to be 110%.

  29. Since I am a million weeks pregnant I am not running right at this moment, but I usually run in Brooks Pure Cadence or Asics Kayano. Two totally different shoes, but they both get used.
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  30. I have some crappy off brand shoes that kind of hurt my feet lol πŸ™‚ If only I’d know before I bought them! πŸ™‚

  31. I’m currently running in New Balance. They’re okay, except that I ran in them for a half-marathon last April and they are ready to be replaced for my next half-marathon in January. I’m not 100% sold that they are the “perfect” shoe for me.

  32. yay for 2 years! I am sure glad you started blogging :). I am intrigued by these shoes. I currently run in Brooks PureConnects and Saucony Kinvara, but I am just tried on a pair of Altra Intuitions and really liked them.
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  33. Currently running in some old Nike Air shoes so I could use an upgrade. Thank you and Happy Blogiversary!

  34. Currently in a pair of Newton Energy, the intro shoe for Newtons. Love them, but I’m always looking for the next best thing!

    Happy Blogiversary!

  35. I’m currently alternating between a pair of Saucony that are almost done and a pretty new pair of New Balance.

  36. COngrats on 2 years! I run in Brooks Cascadia, because I mostly run on trails. But I’m doing more on roads lately, so I need something for the roads to keep me comfortable!

  37. I just discovered your blog looking for RunGirl race recaps and I’m enthralled. You are one fast momma! I run in Newtons and Adidas boost and would love to add these to the rotation. Thanks for sharing all your awesome experiences πŸ™‚

  38. Wow – 2 years! Happy Blogoversary πŸ™‚ I currently love mizuno wave inspires, but would love to try these out. Thanks especially for your 5 or 10 mile races this fall – I’ve really enjoyed them, and they’ve kept me inspired!

  39. Congrats, Laura, on two years. You have been inspiring to this much older runner with much more modest running goals. I’ve been wearing Brooks adrenaline for years.

  40. I’m currently running in New Balance. I’m ready to replace them though and open to recommendations since these last pair of NB have not stood up as well as previous pairs. I used to blog but it’s been about 5 years…oops.

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