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Suzlyfe Blogiversary Giveaway!

It is my blogiversary, and I am celebrating with a Suzlyfe Blogiversary Giveaway! I can’t believe that I started Suzlyfe 3 years ago. Today I am looking back, looking forward, and sharing the love.

I kind of love that my blogiversary occurs right around my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving (This is why I love Thanksgiving so much). I can’t describe how thankful I am for this blog, the relationships that I have formed through the blog–both in real life as well as virtually–and how much I have learned, grown, and evolved as a person, runner, and coach over the years thanks to the blog. 

Silly puppy. Chewing on her foot because that makes sense.

Silly puppy. Chewing on her foot because that makes sense.

The blog and you all have been there for me for my ups (Marathon PR’s! Adopting my dog! My first run after breaking my back!) as well as my downs (Depression and anxiety. Missing the Boston Marathon. Losing my job.). I have shared my goals, hopes, and dreams with you, as well as my fears. Recipes, life hacks, practical information, motivation, and inspiration have arrived on your monitor. I have loved this blog like I would a child, a garden, my house–nurturing and caring for it daily.

What 3 years of blogging means for Suz #blogging #bgbcommunity #sweatpink Click To Tweet

The role of the blog in my life has changed throughout the years. Sometimes, I come to my keyboard brimming with stories and ideas and information. Sometimes, I stare at a blank page and flashing cursor. There are days when I wonder why I continue to come back. But there are days when I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. 

This blog, and you, have become a member of my family. 

We had a blast in Denver! A gorgeous wedding, and beautiful views.

Finishing up with some of my and your favorite Suzlyfe Posts:

There are nearly 1000 posts here, so choosing is a bit difficult. But these are a smattering of my best from the past years (mostly from the past year, the other blogiversary posts will steer you towards the other years). 

I am such a hot mess.

Thanksgiving and family are incredibly important to me, and I want to celebrate my blog and my readers by also celebrating some of my favorite partnerships formed via the blog. That means that I have created a literal box of TONS of my favorite things to give away! 

Celebrating 3 years of blogging with the Suzlyfe Blogiversary Giveaway!

Win the Suzlyfe Blogiversary Giveaway Box!

The box includes products from and coupons for:

As well as a ton of samples, fun products, and some other fun odds and ends for you to play with.

HOLY COW Suzlyfe is Three! Let's help her celebrate! #giveaway #blog #fitfluential #sweatpink Click To Tweet

The value of the box is definitely over $100, and I am opening up the giveaway to Canada as well as the US! You guys are worth it! Please note that though the majority of the products are gluten free, many are not and the box is not vegan. That said, tis the season of regifting ;D Enter the Giveaway via the Rafflecopter below, and have a great weekend! Giveaway ends next Friday 12/2 at Midnight.
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208 Comments

  • Reply Kimberly G

    I can’t pick one favorite post, but i love all of your coaches corner posts!

    November 25, 2016 at 5:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Kim! I’ve loved writing them!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Divya @ Eat Teach Blog

    Happy Blogiversary! πŸ™‚ Having a blog is a special thing! So many memories housed under one roof!
    Divya @ Eat Teach Blog recently posted…Things I’m Loving Thursday #14My Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 5:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank goodness for that!–I love having it all here

      December 4, 2016 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Liz S.

    What I would like to see in the future is more of what you already post. Love your blog and I wish you many more years of blogging to come.

    November 25, 2016 at 6:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so so much, liz! And you got it πŸ˜€

      December 4, 2016 at 8:17 am
  • Reply suzie

    I love reading your marathon advice!

    November 25, 2016 at 6:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, you know that I am happy to oblige there!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Renata

    I love reading food and fitness blogs and getting new cooking tips and workout routines. I also like being introduced to new brands of things to try too!

    November 25, 2016 at 6:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, there are always new things out there!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:15 am
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I’ll be celebrating my blogversary in January–it’s 3 years for me too! I had no idea we started our journeys at almost the same time! So many blogs have come and go, haven’t they?
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Runfessions for NovemberMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 6:22 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know, right? I’m glad that we have stuck it out

      December 4, 2016 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Anna @ Piper's Run

    Happy Blogiversary! So many things to choose from…but I love how honest you are and knowledgeable. Sometimes I wonder if you read peoples minds because you publish a running related post and I’m like…ahh that’s me!
    My blogiversary is coming up in December πŸ™‚
    Anna @ Piper’s Run recently posted…Another Runch Bites The DustMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 6:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahahaha I’LL NEVER TELL MY SECRETS! I’ve loved getting to know you, Anna, and I’m so glad that you are blogging for another year!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:09 am
  • Reply lindsay Cotter

    Happy 3 years! you’re blog is a place of comfort and home for many of us. That’s something to be proud of! No matter what you type. <3
    lindsay Cotter recently posted…Quick Turkey Chow Fun Tamari ZoodlesMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 6:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Love you–love your sweetness, your honesty on your own blog. I hope that I will get to give you a real hug one day!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:09 am
  • Reply Christine

    I love how frank and open you are!

    November 25, 2016 at 6:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you Christine! i don’t know how else to be πŸ˜€

      December 4, 2016 at 8:07 am
  • Reply Jamie

    I love your race recaps…especially the few you’ve done with Alex!

    November 25, 2016 at 7:03 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m hoping there will be more of those to come!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:08 am
  • Reply Kimberly Hatting

    Congrats! I can’t pick a favorite post either…all are written with honesty and a great sense of humor. Thanks for all the “bonus” tidbits of wisdom you’ve sent my way…the past few months have been a great journey πŸ˜‰
    Kimberly Hatting recently posted…‘Fessing up and coming cleanMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 7:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Kim. I’ve loved having you as a reader and a client.

      December 4, 2016 at 8:07 am
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    Happy blogiversary! I can’t pick a favorite post, but yours is one of the first blogs I read each morning – I head here even before coffee!
    Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes recently posted…EnduraPouch Fuel Pouch Review & GiveawayMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 7:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      WHAT. Now THAT is an honor!!!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Maryann D.

    Happy Blogiversary! You have a terrific and interesting blog! I do enjoy visiting blogs each day.

    November 25, 2016 at 7:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Maryann!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    My favorite, very favorite? the one about the horses and your life before running.
    I love that one b/c it showed a side of you that most readers didn’t know about, and how and where you developed your spirit of sportsmanship, training, and love for following your passion!

    I loved my guest blog b/c of the incredible response we both received from your readers!

    Candles—Vanilla and/or holiday scents, just not the pinecony ones.

    …..and Ridley. She just makes me laugh out loud–she is so much like you!! All over the place, going 90 miles a minute, then coming back for a cuddle and then off again for another burst of energy….. and then pass out on the floor!

    November 25, 2016 at 7:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these. I loved when you guested too!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Cora

    You opened it up to Canada!! Bless your beautiful soul! Really though what is more exciting is just celebrating you and your space here. Obviously I’m a follower and have no plans of going anywhere. Happy blogiversary lady <3. Be proud.
    Cora recently posted…What I Ate Wednesday: Take It To The RhymeMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 8:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Of course I opened it up to Canada. I LOVE YOU PEOPLE (and you, specifically)

      December 4, 2016 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    I have so loved connecting with you the past 3 years! I love your sense of humor, your honesty and your outlook on life. Happy blogiversary
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Warm Up With Mizuno Breath Thermo Cold Weather Wear-ReviewMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 8:10 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Deborah, and I’ve loved getting to know you as well. Here’s to many more!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:04 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    Happy blogiversary! I think your biog is one of the ones i have been reading the longest.
    Lisa @ Mile by Mile recently posted…Thanksgiving Weekend RunfessionsMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 8:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yours too, for me! Love that we have known each other for so long!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:04 am
  • Reply Emily

    I definitely agree that it would be hard to pick a favorite, but I love how you are just ‘you.’ <3 HAPPY HAPPY Blogiversary sweet Susie!
    Emily recently posted…Friday Favorites: A Day of ThanksgivingMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 8:40 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Emily! I so appreciate you!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:03 am
  • Reply cass

    i always enjoy your weekend re-cap posts

    November 25, 2016 at 9:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Cass!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:03 am
  • Reply Annmarie

    Happiest of blogiversaries to you!!! You’re amazing, keep being Suz and doing you boo!
    Annmarie recently posted…Sweet Potato Waffle with Cinnamon Coconut SauceMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 10:33 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      LOVE YOU! Thank you dear!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:02 am
  • Reply Lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    Happy Blogiversary! We celebrated our three years earlier this year and it is hard to believe. Boy does time fly. There have been so many wonderful people we have met through blogging. A great community to share with each other our ups and downs. My favorite candle scent has to be the foodie ones like vanilla cupcake or apple pie, but then I feel like I always want to eat when I smell it…haha
    Lacey@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…Friday 5: The last week in NovemberMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 10:37 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hope that we FINALLY get to meet some time soon!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:01 am
  • Reply Jo @ Living MInt Green

    Happy Blogiversary beautiful!!! I’m so happy you and your blog exist. πŸ™‚
    Jo @ Living MInt Green recently posted…What I Ate WednesdayMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 10:54 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I would say the exact same thing back to you πŸ˜€

      December 4, 2016 at 8:01 am
  • Reply Nikki

    I just really like communicating with you. I am interested in your posts and appreciate your responses.. I hope for your health

    November 25, 2016 at 11:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hope for you health as well! Thank you so much for reading!

      December 4, 2016 at 8:00 am
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    Congrats! Blogging is life haha
    Erin @ Erin’s Inside Job recently posted…Five Things Friday #113My Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 11:15 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m pretty happy that I ‘m doing it!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:58 am
  • Reply Ange // Cowgirl Runs

    Happy blogiversary, dear friend!
    I’m so happy blogging brought us together! <3
    Ange // Cowgirl Runs recently posted…Gift Guide for the Blogger in Your LifeMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Hollie Sick

    I can’t believe it’s been 3 years. I do remember when you started your blog and I enjoy reading throughout your journey.

    November 25, 2016 at 11:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I read your blog for so long before I started my own, I can’t imagine how many years you’ve been blogging by now! Thank you so much for joining my journey!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:57 am
  • Reply San

    I am so glad I found your blog, Susie! It’s been fun getting to know you. Some of my favorite posts are the ones where you’re brutally honest with your readers. Yes, it makes you vulnerable, but also so relatable and approachable! <3
    San recently posted…24: Things { I am thankful for} ThursdaysMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 12:43 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, San. I really appreciate your words. I think that I owe to everyone (including myself) to be honest and vulnerable.

      December 4, 2016 at 7:56 am
  • Reply ann

    i would love to win this

    November 25, 2016 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Sandra Laflamme

    Happy blogiversary! Love your blog so hope you keep up the writing!!! Will have to check out some more of your top posts!
    Sandra Laflamme recently posted…Holiday Gift Guide–Gifts for Triathletes: The SwimMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 4:18 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Sandra! So glad that we have really connected this year.

      December 4, 2016 at 7:55 am
  • Reply Kate

    Congrats on the blogiversary and thanks for hosting the contest! As a fellow Chicagoan, I love hearing about new restaurants you visit!

    November 25, 2016 at 4:59 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We should go for lunch some day!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:54 am
  • Reply Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    Happy blogiversary! I’m so endlessly glad to have met you and I’m sooo proud of you. Blogging is the best πŸ˜€
    Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday recently posted…Happy Thanksgiving!My Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 5:04 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Me, too, lady. LOVE YOU

      December 4, 2016 at 7:54 am
  • Reply Caroline

    I love your truth and honesty as you talk running and life

    November 25, 2016 at 5:05 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Caroline. Gotta keep it real.

      December 4, 2016 at 7:53 am
  • Reply Sara @ Oats & Rows

    Happy blogiversary!! So glad we connected through the blogging world!
    Sara @ Oats & Rows recently posted…Weekend: A Night in Raleigh and FriendsgivingMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 5:33 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! Me too, Sara!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:53 am
  • Reply Morgan

    Congrats! I love reading your race recaps and training advice. You have made me really want to run the Chicago Marathon in the near future!

    November 25, 2016 at 5:48 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much! I hope maybe I can train you for that!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:52 am
  • Reply Patricia @Sweet and Strong

    Happy Blogiversary! I love all the memories from looking back at previous blog posts!
    Patricia @Sweet and Strong recently posted…Thanksgiving, Popcorn, Cereal Bars, and Shopping DealsMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 5:50 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much! It was really fun for me as well.

      December 4, 2016 at 7:51 am
  • Reply Jenn

    Aw! Happy blogaversary to you! What a great milestone! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and looking forward to lots more great posts from you.
    Jenn recently posted…friday five 2.0: five hashtags every runner understandsMy Profile

    November 25, 2016 at 6:47 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Jenn!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:51 am
  • Reply Rachel

    Happy Blogiversary! πŸ™‚ xxoo

    November 25, 2016 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Randi Cook

    Congratulations on the milestone! Just happen to stumble upon your blog for the first time!

    November 25, 2016 at 7:56 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Randi! Thank you for coming, I hope I can convince you to stay!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:50 am
  • Reply Megan S

    Happy blog-versary to you! πŸ™‚

    November 25, 2016 at 8:31 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Megan!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:49 am
  • Reply KElly m.

    I would love to see more recipes!

    November 25, 2016 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Stephanie G

    Congrats!!!!! πŸŽ‰πŸΎ

    I love reading your product reviews and recipes. Keep the Good reads comin!

    November 25, 2016 at 9:14 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yes ma’am! thank you!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:48 am
  • Reply Angela Saver

    My favorite post of yours is “Protecting My Healthy Body Image During Time Off!” I am looking forward to healthy recipes & product reviews & giveaways!

    November 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Angela. I thought it was such a necessary post to write–we can all relate to it!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:47 am
  • Reply Rachel

    I’d like to see more recipes

    November 25, 2016 at 11:50 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’ve got some coming up!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:47 am
  • Reply Starla

    Happiest of Happy Blogiversary to you! What an awesome milestone.. it sure has been fun following along πŸ™‚ You seem to always motivate me to get up arse up and MOVE. LOL. I like that I can usually find humor in bad situations.. it seems to keep me positive most of the time πŸ™‚

    November 25, 2016 at 11:59 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am so happy to be able to do that for you, Starla, and CONGRATS YOU WON!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:42 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    That thanksgiving three years ago, you talked about starting a blog. You also asked me not read it for awhile so you find “your place and direction, so I didn’t look at all.
    Around Easter you asked me why i hadn’t made any comments—-well, I was waiting for you to tell I could read it!!
    So, I had 4 months to catch up on!
    Since that “day of permission, I start EVERY morning reading your post with a cup of coffee.
    It’s the best way to start the day!

    November 26, 2016 at 8:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Haha and you even email/text me if I’m late, and I love that!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:42 am
      • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

        and I can do that….because I’m your mother!

        December 4, 2016 at 7:56 am
  • Reply Alyssa

    happy 3 years susie πŸ™‚ your blog is one i truly resonate with. i feel like your my blogging big sis in a way. thank you for all the advice you give on here!
    fav candle scent is christmas tree or pumpkin spice πŸ™‚

    November 26, 2016 at 8:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Happy to have you as a little sis, in blogging or in real life. And yessss love those candles.

      December 4, 2016 at 7:41 am
  • Reply Jeffrey

    I started running in 2010, my first race was a marathon and I was hooked! I also love to cook and bake, making pizza is my favorite!
    I like reading healthy recipes and training posts.

    November 26, 2016 at 10:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I was hooked after my first marathon as well–and do you want to make me a pizza!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Catherine @ A Cup of Catherine

    Happy 3 years, Susie!
    My favorites are your thinking out loud posts and reflective posts.
    Catherine @ A Cup of Catherine recently posted…Local Is Better: Why I Support Small Business SaturdayMy Profile

    November 26, 2016 at 11:14 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Catherine! You know I love my rambles.

      December 4, 2016 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Lindsey @ livinglovingrunner

    I enjoy everything about Suz πŸ™‚ I look forward to everything running and family to come for you πŸ™‚
    Lindsey @ livinglovingrunner recently posted…November RunfessionsMy Profile

    November 26, 2016 at 12:52 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are too sweet, Lindsey! Thank you!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Katie @ Talk Less, Say More

    Happy Blogiversary! TLSM turns 6 in January…I’m still trying to figure out how that’s possible. I have loved getting to connect with you and hanging out in person at the Vital Proteins event over the summer. You are so kind and definitely my kind of people! πŸ™‚
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted…Pumpkin Pie Chia PuddingMy Profile

    November 26, 2016 at 1:31 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I have loved getting to know and connect with you as well, Katie. And you know that you always have a couch/bed/air mattress here in the city!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:39 am
  • Reply Gretchen

    Happy blogiversary! I can’t pick a single favorite post, but my favorite moment was getting to meet you πŸ™‚ I wish you lived closer, but at least I can keep up with you here!
    Gretchen recently posted…Favorite Christmas SongsMy Profile

    November 26, 2016 at 2:06 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      HUGGGGGGS. Same here πŸ˜€

      December 4, 2016 at 7:39 am
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    Yayyy! Happy bloggiversary to you! <3
    Kristy from Southern In Law recently posted…Recent Things: New Finds, Duct Tape and DentistsMy Profile

    November 26, 2016 at 2:26 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Kristy! So glad that we have connected this year!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:38 am
  • Reply Jill

    Happy blogiversary Susie! It doesn’t seem like it has been 3 years but that’s the funny thing about time – it flies by when we’re not paying attention!
    I can’t wait to follow along on your journey to have a baby. I’m so excited for this next stage of life for you πŸ™‚

    November 26, 2016 at 3:33 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Jilly! Maybe you can come and nanny sometime/cuddle with me

      December 4, 2016 at 7:38 am
  • Reply Tracy

    I just bought a candle at our local farmers market that is a mix of coconut and beach. It’s amazing!

    November 26, 2016 at 4:04 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      WHAT. I need that.

      December 4, 2016 at 7:37 am
  • Reply Karen Meraw

    I love reading about you as a real person- life struggles and running career. Good luck with the next year πŸ™‚ Cannot wait to read #4

    November 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Karen! I hope to be in the same good place next year.

      December 4, 2016 at 7:37 am
  • Reply Maggie

    I love anything about injury prevention!

    November 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Ohhhhh injury prevention. Fickle beast.

      December 4, 2016 at 7:36 am
  • Reply Arlinda

    I loved your piece on unemployment. This year has been a struggle with employment as well. I’m hoping next year is better. I hope your year gets better as well. Love the pup!

    November 26, 2016 at 6:11 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Best of luck, Arlinda. I know how much unemployment can cause you to doubt yourself, but hang in there.

      December 4, 2016 at 7:36 am
      • Reply Arlinda

        Thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate it 😊

        December 4, 2016 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply paige c

    i like running tips and injury prevention posts

    November 26, 2016 at 6:55 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, you know i have those!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:35 am
  • Reply Helly on the Run

    Fave Suz memory is meeting you last year.

    xoxo
    Helly on the Run recently posted…Touring New York CityMy Profile

    November 26, 2016 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Aaron

    Happy Blogiversary! In the future I would like to see your continued success and happiness.

    November 26, 2016 at 9:37 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      THANK YOU. Aaron, thank you so much! I hope the same for you!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:29 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Three years?! I can hardly believe it… What a ride it’s been! My favorite candle scent is pine/Christmas tree 😁😁😁

    November 27, 2016 at 7:44 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I have a Nordic Spruce one that has been waiting for December. SO EXCITED

      December 4, 2016 at 7:28 am
  • Reply jennifer

    Happy 3 years, it was lovely meeting you in person this year! Favorite candle scent … anything that reminds me of dessert (cake, apple pie, etc) πŸ˜‰

    November 27, 2016 at 7:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It has been so great to get to know you, Jen, and to meet you was an even greater treat! (better than dessert candles, dare I say!)

      December 4, 2016 at 7:26 am
  • Reply Jill @ RunEatSnap

    Happy blogiversary! I am so happy to be a part of this crazy blogging world!
    Jill @ RunEatSnap recently posted…Holiday Gift Guide for Runners + GiveawayMy Profile

    November 27, 2016 at 8:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Crazy is right! I am so happy as well.

      December 4, 2016 at 7:26 am
  • Reply Erica @ Erica Finds

    I love my Suz! I am so happy that blogging brought us together as friends. My fave Suz memory is being with you when you CRUSHED your BQ in Phoenix and training for said crushing together πŸ™‚

    November 27, 2016 at 8:40 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Me too. You know that I consider you my running fairy godmother πŸ˜€

      December 4, 2016 at 7:24 am
  • Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy

    Happy 3 year blogiversary! I’ve only been blogging for 1/3 of the time, but can relate to many of the ups and downs. Happy Thanksgiving also!
    Sarah @ BucketListTummy recently posted…Stop the Food GuiltMy Profile

    November 27, 2016 at 9:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Happy happy thanksgiving! You’ve created a great blog in just a year!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:24 am
  • Reply Angela @ happy fit mama

    Happy 3 year Bloviversary! It’s funny how time flies in the bloggy world. I’m coming up on 5 years. What the what?!?!? Here’s to many many more.
    Angela @ happy fit mama recently posted…Meal Planning {Week of November 26}My Profile

    November 27, 2016 at 11:11 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Cheers to that! I’m really glad that we connected this year!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:23 am
  • Reply melissa williams

    Happy Blogiversary! great post and a great give away! You’ve really accomplished a lot in only 3 years with your blog! Consider me inspired!

    November 27, 2016 at 12:08 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Melissa! I hope you’ll come back for more!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:23 am
  • Reply Amy Lauren

    I really liked reading about your injury recovery. I realize those posts are hard to write and it’s a hard time to get through, but they really do help others in that position.

    November 27, 2016 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Amy. I really hope that they help others going through it! It was a great way for me to work through my feelings.

      December 4, 2016 at 7:22 am
  • Reply Alli O

    As a fellow IBDer I’d love to hear more health updates and what works for you!

    November 27, 2016 at 1:09 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Definitely. Great idea! Have you looked at my Living with Chronic Illness series?

      December 4, 2016 at 7:18 am
  • Reply Tessa

    From one blue heeler owner to another…happy blogaversary!!

    November 27, 2016 at 1:35 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Haha Thank you! Love to the heelers!!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:17 am
  • Reply Jill @ Champagne For Everyday

    Happy Happy Happy Blogiversary to you!! Congratulations on being such an inspiration and virtual friend to so many people. Blogging is a huge undertaking (mine gets ignored sometimes thanks to the full time job…hehe) and it takes so much dedication! Hip hip hooray for you! xo

    November 27, 2016 at 4:26 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I don’t have the full time job to interfere any more πŸ˜€ Thank you, Jill!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You too! (Even though you are Canadian, lol)

      December 4, 2016 at 7:16 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    Happy Blogiversary! Looking forward to many more great posts!
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    November 27, 2016 at 6:49 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Jennifer!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:15 am
  • Reply Mary Beth Jackson

    Congrats! I have been blogging 3 years too! It’s a great year! πŸ™‚
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    November 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Congrats to us both!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:15 am
  • Reply Marcia

    Cheers to 3 years! I loved meeting you IRL twice this year! Yay!
    Marcia recently posted…Thanksgiving Stress Before the StormMy Profile

    November 27, 2016 at 7:29 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know! Good things DID happen in 2016!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:15 am
  • Reply Kaila @ Healthy Helper Blog

    Congrats on the Blogiversary, lovely!!! So happy for you and can’t wait to see what you have in store next! Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed.

    November 27, 2016 at 7:50 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Kaila!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:14 am
  • Reply Kelly

    Congrats on 3 years! πŸ™‚ My favorite candle scent would either be ocean/aquatic scent or else a dessert/food scent. πŸ™‚

    November 27, 2016 at 7:50 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So either super crisp and refreshing or super sweet and warm. I like it.

      December 4, 2016 at 7:14 am
  • Reply Farrah

    Happy blogiversary!! <3 I'm not sure I can pick a single favorite post from you–that's why I've been following along for all these years! ;P I hope we can have IRL food adventures someday if I can ever make my way over to Chicago! :]
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    November 27, 2016 at 9:32 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      SERIOUSLY. You are way overdue!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:13 am
  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I am SO happy to have met you through blogging! I have met some of my best friends via my blog, and I’ll forever be grateful. Happy Blogiversary!!! XOXO
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    November 27, 2016 at 11:54 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      XOXOOXOXOXOXOOXX MWAH

      December 4, 2016 at 7:13 am
  • Reply Jen @ Chase the Red Grape

    I celebrated 3 years of blogging too this year – I cannot believe how much life has changed in 3 years yet it seems like yesterday I plucked up the courage to write my first post! Enjoy celebrating all you effort and achievement – it takes so much hard work to do this, a celebration is very much deserved! πŸ™‚
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    November 28, 2016 at 1:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Congrats to both of us! Isn’t it crazy how much we and the world have changed over the years??

      December 4, 2016 at 7:12 am
  • Reply Kyle B.

    Wow! Congrats! 3 years of blogging is awesome! I personally like race reviews because it gives me ideas of places I may want to travel to in the future. I like when bloggers tell a little about what to do before and after the race- like where to go grab the best burger or pizza after the race, what sites I should definitely go see, any tours worth the time. Ya know, that type of stuff.

    November 28, 2016 at 11:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Good idea! I try to do a weekend recap post and then the race post, maybe I should do little guides?

      December 4, 2016 at 7:12 am
  • Reply Judith

    congrats! I love your weekend recaps – so down to earth and fun!

    November 28, 2016 at 2:44 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Judith! Weekends are meant to be enjoyed, right?

      December 4, 2016 at 7:11 am
  • Reply Edye

    Happy Blogiversary!!! I would love to see more posts about you and more recipes too :]
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    November 28, 2016 at 11:58 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I can definitely do that!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:10 am
  • Reply Jesse @ Scones & Patron

    I’d love to see more workouts! Happy blogiversary!!

    November 29, 2016 at 8:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’ll see what I can do! Wahoowah!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:10 am
  • Reply Hannah

    Happy blogiversary! So, I am not really into candles, but my favorite candle scent is Old Books. It is a thing, it actually smells like old books, it is basically the only reason I use candles.
    Hannah recently posted…Trail running with your dogMy Profile

    November 29, 2016 at 10:36 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I can totally smell that (in my head). So comforting!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:09 am
  • Reply Christina G.

    I love all your healthy recipes!

    November 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Christina! I have some new ones coming up!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:08 am
  • Reply Nikki

    Newish blog reader but loyal!

    November 30, 2016 at 6:37 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Nikki! Really happy to have you!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:08 am
  • Reply Ken C

    Happy Blogaversary! Just finished my first Marathon a couple of weeks ago

    November 30, 2016 at 7:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Congrats, Ken! How did it go!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:07 am
  • Reply Katie

    Congrats! Would love to see more posts about the mental side of running…I’m hoping to do my first marathon next year and know that the mental side of those long runs will be tough!

    November 30, 2016 at 10:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is so exciting! I definitely will. Check out my archives as well!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:07 am
  • Reply Linda @ The Fitty

    Happy Blogiversary!

    Most people like smoothies and juices and cokes but I’m actually not too crazy about them. πŸ™‚
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    November 30, 2016 at 12:54 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I like my version of smoothies, which I guess are more like shakes

      December 4, 2016 at 7:06 am
  • Reply Mandy Morgan

    I’m new to Suzlyfe and to Coach Susie, but I’m already obsessed! It’s so awesome to see your personal stories and the motivation you give one-on-one is amazing. It’s pretty great to be on the receiving end of it and thank you so much for what you do.

    November 30, 2016 at 1:24 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I love having you here Mandy! Both in virtual reality and IRL πŸ˜€

      December 4, 2016 at 7:06 am
  • Reply Michelle B

    Happy happy blogiversary! My favorite posts usually involve food. I love quick and easy healthy recipes that I can make on the fly. (I also love any posts that have to do with dogs…… I’m kind of a dog running fanatic….) And Ridley is just SOOOOOO cute! (If you can work in more pictures of her, that would just be great!)

    November 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahaha I love how many fans she has (she is WAY more popular than me, lol)

      December 4, 2016 at 7:04 am
  • Reply megan

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! I still consider myself a newbie blogger (I’ve been at it for a couple of years).

    November 30, 2016 at 3:40 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am amazed at how long I’ve been at it. But we are always students and newbies compared to someone!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:04 am
  • Reply josephine

    happy blogiversary!!! my favorite candle scent is anything cake scented πŸ™‚
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    November 30, 2016 at 4:05 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! and yummm

      December 4, 2016 at 7:03 am
  • Reply DJ

    Happy Blogiversary!I always enjoy your blog. I love all the yummy gluten free recipes.

    November 30, 2016 at 4:14 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, DJ–I love seeing you coming back each time!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:03 am
  • Reply Amanda C.

    Happy blog-birthday!! I am a huge fan of your honesty and find it incredibly refreshing. Also, keep the puppy pictures coming.

    November 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Amanda! You know that you are always welcome to come play with her πŸ˜€

      December 4, 2016 at 7:02 am
  • Reply Steph

    I just started exercising this is helpful

    November 30, 2016 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply meredith

    Im new to running and love to see running tips for newbies or things for injury prevention – you have a great blog – thanks!

    November 30, 2016 at 8:14 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you for reading! I’ll be sure to do some tips for newbies soon!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:01 am
  • Reply angela

    I love your giveaways!

    November 30, 2016 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Nawara

    I would like to see more healthy cooking recipes

    December 1, 2016 at 8:27 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, there will some coming up soon!

      December 4, 2016 at 7:00 am
  • Reply kayley

    Happy Blogiversary! I love seeing your records of your achievements. It’s inspiring!

    December 2, 2016 at 11:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Kayley!

      December 4, 2016 at 6:59 am
  • Reply Jessica Whitehouse

    Feeling somewhat blase’ about Christmas so far. I’m done shopping, just need to wrap the stuff as it gets shipped in… did most of the list online this year.

    December 2, 2016 at 9:09 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Me too! Sometimes, it is just easier that way

      December 4, 2016 at 6:59 am
  • Reply Laurie Nykaza

    We have 2 grown children and 3 dogs and 4 cats they all keep us buys. I do enjoy reading your blog always interesting to see what life brings you! Your pups so cute too.

    December 2, 2016 at 10:29 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Aw, thank you so much!

      December 4, 2016 at 6:58 am

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