The Happiness Project

I found my next book!



I’ve only read the introductory chapter so far, but it already has me super excited for this book.

Have any of you heard of it?  Read it?

I’ll be reading it over the Holiday season and you all can definitely expect a review/possible ‘nother giveaway :).

While we’re all in the gift giving spirit, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads of the past few year.  Inspirational, motivation, just-for-fun…it’s all fair game 🙂

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My Favorite Reads of 2013

  • Born to Run:  Christopher McDougall
  • Run Like a Girl:  Mina Samuels
  • Mile Markers: Kristin Armstrong
  • Divergence Trilogy: Vironica Roth
  • Hunger Games Trilogy: Suzanne Collins
  • Something Borrowed Series: Emily Griffith
  • The Art of Racing In The Rain: Garth Stein

What are some of YOUR favorite 2013 reads?

My First Giveaway Winner!

YAY!  Time to announce my first Giveaway winner!


I fell in love with Mile Markers and knew when I finished it that I wanted to share the love!

Well, without further adu, using Random Number Generator, The winner is:

So exciting (first giveaway)!! I have heard wonderful things about this book both from you and other runner-bloggers I follow. I would love this book because I have huge reading + running goals for 2014 to recommit and replenish my life with two of the things I love most in this world but too often cut out due to other “priorities.”

Congrats Caitlin! 🙂  Email me @ with where you want me to send it!!!

I see many more giveaways in my future 🙂  What are some other fun healthy living/running giveaways you all have seen or would like to see?

Giveaway — Mile Markers

I am SUPER excited to share with you all my first Giveaway on Chocolate Medals!



Per Amazon:

In Mile MarkersRunner’s World contributing editor Kristin Armstrong captures the ineffable and timeless beauty of running, the importance of nurturing relationships with those we love, and the significance of reflecting on our experiences. This collection considers the most important reasons women run, celebrating the inspiring passion runners have for their sport and illustrating how running fosters a vitally powerful community. With unique wit, refreshing candor, and disarming vulnerability, Armstrong shares her conviction that running is the perfect parallel for marking the milestones of life. From describing running a hardfought race with her tightly-knit group of sweat sisters, to watching her children participate in the sport for the very first time, Armstrong infuses her experiences with a perspective of hope that every moment is a chance to become a stronger, wiser, more peaceful woman. Running threads these touching stories together, and through each of them we are shown the universal undercurrents of inspiration, growth, grace, family, empowerment, and endurance.

I read this book over the holiday and was 100% drawn in from page 1.  Kristen writes with a passion and honesty that makes you feel like you are actually out there on a run with her, stride for stride.

She loves running and the relationships she has found THROUGH running with such fervor that I promise you, within the first few chapters, you will be calling up one of your friends to go for a quick run…even if you already hit the pavement once that day.

After the first few chapters, I knew this book was perfect for my first giveaway… so here it goes.

One lucky reader will receive Mile Markers!  I promise you it’s a book that you will want to pass along to someone when you finish as well.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here about why you want to win the book , or Follow Chocolate medals on twitter , facebook & pinterest for an extra entry!

Entries will be accepted until Thursday @ 7 PM and winner will be announced Friday morning! 🙂