Thursday, May 13, 2010

Not so great day (& a GIVEAWAY!!)


So today was just one of those days. And why does it always seem like anytime you try to do something nice for someone it comes back to bite you in the end?? That was my day at work but anyway...
 I feel like I have forgotten that I need to be running and preparing for the 10k coming up on the 22nd...Hello that is only in 10 days and I haven't ran any kind of distance over 3mi. I am going to suck and it is only my fault!! Why did I do this to myself, who knows. The only good thing is it will be my 1st 10k so that means......PR!! I am really hoping for under an hour but we will see. There has been a couple of good things this week though    
    This wonderful thing that I ordered Finally arrived!! Yay now I can have computer time whenever I want!! (Sorry honey I Love ya but momma needs some computer time too!!)
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 10
And I purchased these beauties as well!! I wore them tonight to break them in before race day and they felt GREAT!! I actually wore them at home for a couple of hours before heading out and they were so light I didn't even feel like I had shoes on at all!! Dang it looks like I am on a shopping spree and I don't have any $$$!! Just means I won't be buying anytime soon on anything else:(





Any Whoo...enough of my ramblings and on the the giveaway!!! I know everyone is familiar with Bondi Bands. The great folks over there was kind enough to send me a couple to try out. I really like these bands!! The wide ones are wide enough to cover my ears on cool morning runs and they hold in place really nice! I never had to adjust mine and it was comfortable the entire time I wore it!! If you haven't tried one I recommend you should****OR****MAYBE You could WIN one right here!!!! Along with the two I was sent to try out I was also sent 2 yeah that's right TWO to giveaway!!


I also had some LARABARs to try out as well! Yummy, yes! Great snack for after runs/working out, yes!!!

How do ya enter:
*Be a Follower of my Blog
*Follow me on Twitter@bobbie087
* Go to Bondi Band site HERE and let me know if you was going to order one which one would ya pick?
* Give me some motivation!! I have really enjoyed "learning" to run but here lately I feel I have lost my mojo
:( so HELP ME OUT!! Or the best advice for a SLACKER that has a 10k coming up and hasn't put in any miles :((
* Link my giveaway on your Blog, Twitter or Facebook

The winner will receive the two bands and the two bars shown above. Sorry but only US residents. A winner will be picked via random.org on 5/23   

I was given the bondi bands and larabars. The info above is only my opinions!

89 comments:

Genesis said...

cool giveaway. my advice is to make someone run with you. i was starting to lose interest but my hubby just started running and asked me to go with him. we're also very competitive and so we create little challenges on the run and the winner has bragging rights until the next time. and if you running partner is faster than you, you get a speed work in too.

Genesis said...

im a follower

Genesis said...

wicking ponytail hats would be the way to go. they just look hilarious.

misszippy said...

I'm a follower

misszippy said...

Posting this on my blog

misszippy said...

Posting to my blog

misszippy said...

Here's some mojo: You'll be in a race, which will help carry you through the extra miles. Start easy to save something up for the end. Enjoy!!

Molly said...

I follow!! And thanks for posting my giveaway!!

Molly said...

I've been eyeing a camo print bondi band!

Molly said...

following you on twitter...

Emz said...

YAY! Love those.

I follow!!

Emz said...

the prints are excellent - I don't think there are any I DON'T like but the "dazed" one is fun!! [haa! and FITTING FOR ME! ;)]

Emz said...

my motivation : Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes. – Kenneth Hildebrand

Trish said...

I am a new follower!

Trish said...

I love the bright pink with white flying pink wicking band!! Super cute!

Trish said...

My best advice to stay motivated is to read some of these awesome blogs! I don't have time to post everyday, but I love to read a couple of running blogs to keep me motivated.

Trish said...

I've linked to you on my sidebar!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I am a follower! I have not tried Bondi Bands yet!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I follow you on twitter now too!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I like the blue and green one called Fresh.

Barefoot AngieB said...

I think finding a running buddy is good advice. Someone to keep you accountable!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I just tweeted about this giveaway!
@BarefootAngieB

Barefoot AngieB said...

I just linked this giveaway up to my sidebar!

Whitney said...

I'm a follower!

Whitney said...

My motivation tip (happens to be on one of my Bondi Bands too) Shut Up and Run! I tend to try to talk around the workout and I just have to shut up and do the workout!

Whitney said...

I like the new slogan band "It's Just a Hill, Get Over It!"

run4may said...

I am a new follower- follow me in return @ www.run4may.blogspot.com

run4may said...

I am following you on twitter.

run4may said...

i love the Strawberry Rhubarb

run4may said...

what helps motivate me is- just do it! (nike logo.) love it.

run4may said...

linked the giveaway on my blog www.run4may.blogspot.com right hand sidebar

run4may said...

Twittered about the giveaway - @run4may

Kelsey said...

i'm following your blog via google friend!!

Kelsey said...

following you on twitter! @carrothead

Kelsey said...

tweeted! @carrothead

Kelsey said...

loving jungle fever!!

Kelsey said...

my motivation to run is knowing how great i will feel afterward!!

Julie said...

Hi Bobbie,
Yes, I am a follower:)

Julie said...

Okay, motivation coming right now:) You did a 5k already and you did great. Go out there and just run it for fun. Do not put any pressure on yourself..just run on how you feel:) That is how I ran my first 10K last year and it turned out just fine. The weekend after my first 10 K I ran my first ten mile race! I did the same thing...just ran for fun and I totally surprised myself! You are going to do great! Just remember most of it is mental:) Stay positive!

Julie said...

I will link you in:)

Katye said...

i'm a follower =)

Katye said...

just posted this on Sunday FunDay! Thanks for the reminder!

C~~O~~U~~R~~T~~N~~E~~Y said...

Your giveaway is posted on my blog: http://superfoodsuperfood.wordpress.com/giveaways/

C~~O~~U~~R~~T~~N~~E~~Y said...

I follow your blog.

C~~O~~U~~R~~T~~N~~E~~Y said...

I would probably order "Fresh" =)

C~~O~~U~~R~~T~~N~~E~~Y said...

Motivation:
Your race will be awesome. The race environment will be motivation enough on its own.
When you don't feel like running, just remember "You almost always regret not going for a run, and you almost never regret going."
Also, think about the people who CAN'T run, remember that we're lucky enough to have the ability, and push yourself to do what you GET to do.
I don't think you're on Daily Mile, right? By logging your miles on a social training site, you get tons of motivation because you see your friends stacking up the miles on ya!
Happy running, my friend.

Tracy said...

I'm a new follower

Tracy said...

I linked this giveaway on my blog

Tracy said...

I like the supermom band, but really they're all cute so it's hard to choose just one

Tracy said...

Motivation to train....You don't want to have to post a really slow time on your blog next to your really good times.

If you were injured, you could put a little "sprained my ankle" next to a slow time, but "was a slacker and didn't train" won't look as cool.

Be a Nike postergirl and Just Do It!

Christine Jensen said...

I am a follower as Chris in GOogle

Christine Jensen said...

I follow on twitter as @stickyprints

Christine Jensen said...

I would pick the SUper MOm band in pink ink!

Christine Jensen said...

When you are struggling to finish a distance, just tell yourself to just keep putting one foot in front of the other. I know it sounds simple, but that is how I kept going this weekend on my first ever 12 mile run...after about mile 9 I really wanted to give up and just walk...but I kept telling myself to just keep going, keep putting one foot in front in of the other..and it kept me going and I finished! It felt great to accomplish what I had set out to do, even if it hurt and was a struggle.

DW said...

If I was going to order a BondiBand right now i would order the braveheart headband.

madeline said...

I'm a follower!

madeline said...

If I ordered, I'd pick the Solid Black CoolMax Wicking :)

madeline said...

Sometimes when I need motivation while I'm running, I sing silly songs in my head like "In the Jungle" or "YMCA." They're normally fun to sing anyways, so having their rhythm in my head while I mouth the words makes for a better run. And people also look at you and smile because you're having so much fun, this can be inspiring too!

Tara said...

Cool giveaway! I'm a follower, although, I don't tweet. :)

Tara said...

I love the hot pink wicking pigtail hat!!!

Ashley said...

I follow your blog now!!

Ashley said...

I follow you on twitter as @cygirl88

Ashley said...

My advice for motivation is to reward yourself for meeting a weekly milage goal :-). Also, it always helps me when I run with music because that really pumps me up!

Ashley said...

I like the Beautiful Dreamer style!!

Holly said...

Started following you on Google Friend!

Holly said...

Following you on Twitter!

Holly said...

Just tweeted your giveaway @rustbeltrunner

Holly said...

Motivation: Just try to run. Once you get your gear on and hydrate and eat, etc. you will feel like it's a total waste not to run. And once you get going and if you feel like the run is going poor -- keep going. Give the run a second shot and you will find your motivation!

Holly said...

Visited the site..... on the bands I could go for almost any design. I really like the Moisture Wicking hat with the ponytail holder! How cool!

Ali said...

I like the Bondi Beach pattern if I could pick my own design.

Ali said...

I follow your blog now!

Ali said...

My advice for motivation is to run outside, and have a destination! (such as Sonic for a nice refreshing drink!)

LauraElaine said...

I am a brand-new follower!

LauraElaine said...

Too many cute bands to choose from! I like bikini bottom, vaca, and zebra!

LauraElaine said...

I linked you on my sidebar!

LauraElaine said...

Here's some good motivation: It's ice cream season (or at least around here it is!). Get those runs in and you can enjoy some yummy dessert from your local soft-serve place - it helps me! :)

Simply Life said...

what a fun package to receive!

Lauren @ Team Giles said...

FUN giveaway :) I've been wanting to try Bondi Bands, and Larabars are fantastic!

*I follow your blog
*I follow you on twitter :)
* I think I'd pick the solid pink or green.
* I know it can feel like you've lost your motivation. Don't stress, you'll be fine. Something to do is not put pressure on yourself... first get your shoes on, walk around the house, do chores, whatever, just try not to keep thinking "I HAVE to run, I HAVE to run". Just go about your normal tasks, then step outside, walk around a bit, see if you "feel" like going for a run. Every time I've done this, I've learned that taking the pressure away of HAVING to run, puts the fun back into it and you want to run. :) Good luck my friend!
* I tweeted your giveaway! :)

jen said...

I am following blog

jen said...

I follow on twitter - I am @jeninRL

jen said...

I am also a new(ish) runner. I have had a bit of a set back - I have to wait for orthotics before I can run again.

The only advice I can offer is one I have not done very well myself - consistency!!

Darlene said...

I follow your blog

Darlene said...

I follow you in twitter

Darlene said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog

Darlene said...

I tweeted your giveaway

Darlene said...

Just do it - you'll never regret that you did but will regret that you didn't.

Darlene said...

I like so many of bondibands esp the one called Dotty.

Ashlei said...

I'd love a hot pink bondi band! Lol! Or after I run a half the one that says 13.1 :)

Ashlei said...

Set out your runnings clothes and gear the night before and mentally prepare yourself for a run (milage, time, etc). Plus you need an excuse to run in those awesome Brooks shoes. I wear the same ones and LOVE them!!