HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ME! It has been exactly one year since I launched It seems like only yesterday…

I’ve learned so much from blogging here – about running and nutrition and life. And I’m thrilled to have met such amazing people. So in honour of this awesome blog and its even more awesome readers, I’m having giveaways on every post for the rest of this month. If you haven’t already subscribed to this blog, you might want to so you don’t miss any free stuff!

My first giveaway is for the services of holistic trainer Michael Andrew. He works online so you can enter from anywhere in the world. Michael has been a guest blogger here before and often helps me answer fitness-related questions. He got me to my first marathon in one solid piece and he’s actually the very first person who ever suggested I run barefoot! I took his advice and never looked back.

At MK Online Training, Michael sells personalized fitness plans. He assesses his clients online, then develops and designs personalized plans for them based on their goals, their skill level, and the resources they have at their disposal.

There is no need to join a gym or buy any equipment – Michael is a very strong believer in using your own surroundings and environment to achieve a sustainable fitness level that fits practically into your current life and schedule.

Whoever wins this giveaway will also receive a one-time nutritional assessment and free online consultation by yours truly. I’m quite excited about this giveaway; it’s a big one! Most people can’t afford their own trainer and nutritionist, so I’m thrilled to be able to offer it.

If you don’t need this giveaway for yourself but you know someone who can use it, you’re welcome to enter on their behalf as a gift.


1. Do one of more of the following things. Leave a separate comment below for each thing you do, as I will count up the comments and choose a winner randomly using

2. Every separate thing you do will count as an entry. The more you do, the higher your chances of winning.

3. The winner to this (and all the giveaways) will be announced on March 1st.

– Post about this giveaway on Facebook

– “Like” MK Online Training here

– Tweet about this giveaway

– Blog about this giveaway

– Email this giveaway link to five or more contacts that you think might be interested

– Leave a separate comment telling me why you want this fitness plan/nutritional assessment, and what goals you hope to achieve with it. If you are entering for someone else, tell me who you are entering for and why they need this.

Good luck to all and we look forward to working with one you!