Monday, July 5, 2010

My vacation in Review & A GIVEAWAY

So today is the last day of my vacation:( I think I have come up with a pretty good plan that I think the federal government  should adapt and start enforcing. My idea goes like this….. I think at least once every 3 months everyone should get one week off from work, paid of course, and not count or take away from vacation time!! Any one else agree?? If any one has connections with the president or such and can help get this passed PLEASE FEEL FREE!!  Oh and THANKS LOL!!

Although the only place we went to was an overnight trip to a water park, I do have to say this has been a great vacation!! The main reason I say it was great is I REALLY put some miles in last week, thanks to my new-all the time-running buddy SHERI (and now Katrina will hopefully be joining us as well :) I had a couple of bloggers in the past comment to me about finding motivation and how much better it is to run with a partner, but until I did it this week I truly did NOT understand how different it is!! Let me just say I LOVE IT!! I feel like I have refreshed myself and am now ready to become a “better” runner. I hope we get to keep up this adventure together for years to come but i am pretty sure we will:) :)liberty10 17 miles is what I put out last week, i haven’t done that since half training at the beginning of the year!! I was a little nervous on race day that all the mileage would hurt my performance, however I really think that it helped! Although I was a little aggravated about my time, I was able to run the entire 5k and I was able to use the biggest hill in the course to help power up and over!! I felt GREAT when it was over and that is what is important!

Now for the REAL reason you are reading this…the GIVEAWAY!!!100_0141  I recently was given the chance to review SWEATY BANDS and all(well not really all) I can say about them is I LOVE THEM!!! These are by far the greatest headbands I have found so far. It NEVER slips on my head and holds all of the wispy hairs back. Another thing I have also noticed about them is while running it directs the sweat away from my eyes which is a big plus by me!!  I was also sent a handful of GU gels to try out from Scott @OutsidePR. I am not a huge fan of the gels, they are so thick I sometimes have a hard time stomaching it to get the entire thing in my mouth, just a mental game I am sure! The flavor is Orange and really is quite good. When I do get them down, the taste isn’t so bad but I only like the fruity flavors! And of course  there is the Running Chics, who doesn’t enjoy Running Chics stuff! SO the prize package shown above includes: 2pack of SWEATY BANDS, 2ORANGE GU gels and a Running Chics tote!! So how do ya win??

***FOLLOW THIS BLOG (umm HELLO why wouldn’t you want to follow LOL!!) This one is mandatory!!

***Go to Gu and tell me what’s your favorite flavor

***Go to Running Chics and tell me what you would like to have and why

***Go to Sweaty Bands and tell me what’s your favorite

***Link my giveaway on your blog, facebook or twitter (one entry for each one!!)

***Running buddy & I wanting to work on some speed work, Give me (us) some suggestions (one entry)

Sorry but only US residents. Entries accepted until 7/17 11:59 pm with a winner chosen on 7/18

162 comments:

Teamarcia said...

Already a follower!

Teamarcia said...

My fave GU depends on the day. Today I'd like something air-conditioned please. What no AC flavor? Then I'll go with blueberry pom Roctane.

Teamarcia said...

I love all RC stuff but if you twist my arm I'll go for a bamboo tee.

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

Teamarcia said...

Because I'm still feeling festive I'd go for the July 6-pack of SB's. Really anything that keeps the sweat out of my eyes will do nicely.
Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Teamarcia said...

For speedwork, my advice is do it once a week and mix it up: 400m one week, 800's the next, try a ladder: 1600, 800, 400. See what you like. Have fun with it!

Angie Bishop said...

I already follow your blog!

Angie Bishop said...

My favorite GU flavor is Vanilla Bean or Chocolate Mint :)

Angie Bishop said...

I am wanting to try one of the pairs of running pants on Running Chics. I am already thinking of winter coming.

Angie Bishop said...

I like anything in blue. I like the scroll down your playlist sweaty band in blue!

Angie Bishop said...

I posted a link to my blogs sidebar!

Angie Bishop said...

I like doing fartleks since I don't have a track near by.

Angie Bishop said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!
@BarefootAngieBee

run4may said...

I already follow your blog

run4may said...

I love chocolate outrage.

run4may said...

I would love to try the alo Mesh Back Tank because it looks super comfortable for this hot weather running.

run4may said...

I would love the greek key thin band because I'm greek. lol.

run4may said...

Linked it on my blog. Right hand side bar.

run4may said...

Speed work advice- try ladders. Start at 100- 800 then back down.

Lindsay said...

I need a running buddy! Friends make everything funner.

LauraElaine said...

I am a follower!

CCJade23 said...

I'm following your blog now.

LauraElaine said...

The strawberry gu chomps are my favs!! I would like to try the blueberry pomegranite, I bet they are good too!

CCJade23 said...

My favorite GU flavor is Lemon Sublime, but I'd really like to try Mint Chocolate...can't seem to find that one yet.

CCJade23 said...

I'd like to have a pair of Running Chics shorts in slate and leaf. Why? Because you can never have too many pairs of cute shorts.

LauraElaine said...

I like the mesh-back tank from running chics

CCJade23 said...

Flower Power - Lime is my favorite Sweaty Band!

LauraElaine said...

My favorite sweaty bands are 13.1 and skinny scroll down your playlist - pink and brown - LOVE the name! haha

CCJade23 said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway @CCJade23

LauraElaine said...

Going to link on my blog right now!

Karen said...

I follow you!

Karen said...

The only GU flavor I've tried is vanilla bean, so I guess it's my fave. But I really like it...reminds me of frosting.

Karen said...

I like the bella burnout T from Running Chics.

Karen said...

I ♥ the argyle sweaty band...I ♥ argyle anything!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am a follower!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

My favorite GU is Chocolate Explosion.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I would love to get the performance hoodie from Running Chics. It's super cute and it's eventually going to get cold here!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I want the pink sparkle sweaty band! Too cute!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on my sidebar!

Heather said...

I'm a follower.

Heather said...

I don't use GU, so I don't have a favorite flavor, but I'd like to try the blackberry!

Heather said...

I like the Bamboo Short Sleeve in Currant with white from Running Chics

Heather said...

I like the Exhale - Navy, Turquoise & Purple
from Sweaty Bands

Molly said...

I follow!

Molly said...

I like strawberry banana GU.

Molly said...

love the thick check me out sweaty band!

Molly said...

the running chics thermals are cute to lounge in!

Tracy said...

I'm a follower

Tracy said...

I linked this on my blog

Tracy said...

Gu = Orange or Lemon Lime

Tracy said...

Running Chics = their long running pants, but really, I'd take anything because it's all very fun

Tracy said...

Sweaty Bands = Wonderland Black, Periwinkle and Royal Blue, but again, anything would thrill my socks off because I love them all.

Tracy said...

I prefer to do speed work at a track.

400 warm up
100 sprint, 100 jog for a mile
200 sprint, 200 jog for a mile
400 sprint
800 cool down

misszippy said...

I'm a follower

misszippy said...

I'm a vanilla GU fan

misszippy said...

I have a R.C. navy mesh back tank but would love one in a new color!

misszippy said...

Linking to my blog

misszippy said...

Here's a great speed workout for the track:

Do three mile repeats. But here's the catch--start each mile on the inside lane and time it; with each lap, move out a lane. You must maintain your split on all four laps, even as you move out. It's a great way to practice negative splits. Let me know if you try it!

Running Nurse said...

Favorite GU is blackberry. I would love a black and white hoodie size small from running chicks for running in the rain and it's way cute! I would love, love to have the thin sweaty band that says 26.2 (black and white). This would remind me of my goal when I look in the mirror before my run! I just became a follower. I am pretty new at running. I suggest running laps at a track for speed workout. Sprint one then do a recovery lap. Repeat 4 times. I will link this to my facebook:) I love running!!!

Jamie said...

Already a follower!

Jamie said...

Favorite GU is the tri-berry in the summer and vanilla in the winter

Jamie said...

I like the Lean Back or polka dot sweaty bands.

Christine Jensen said...

I follow as Chris

Christine Jensen said...

My fave Gu flavor is Mint Chocolate, but unfortunately it does NOT contain caffiene, so I usually use the Chocolate Outrage flavor when I need a big pick me up!

Christine Jensen said...

I like the Super Star Blue and White thin band

Christine Jensen said...

Go to your local HS track (preferably a nice bouncy all weather one). You can easily tell teh distance of your intervals and it is just fun to run on a bouncy track. I like to do 400M intervals. Good luck :)

Pam said...

New follower!

Pam said...

I really like the Mint Chocolate flavored GU.

Pam said...

I like the Running Chics performance hoodies.

Pam said...

Your giveaway is linked on my sidebar.

Sheridan Lee said...

Following already running buddy!

Sheridan Lee said...

Posted to my Facebook!

Sheridan Lee said...

Posted to my blog!

Sheridan Lee said...

Favorite Flavor: Orange Burst or Tri-Berry.

Sheridan Lee said...

My advice...(you probably don't want mine :))...20-30 meters of full speed....20-30 meters jogging...alternate for 2-3 miles.

Sheridan Lee said...

I love the alo short at Running Chics.

Stephanie said...

I follow this lovely blog :)

Stephanie said...

I would love to try mint chocolate or strawberry banana!

Stephanie said...

I like the I Don't Give A Damask Skinny - Light Blue & Black Sweaty Band!

Stephanie said...

http://dcmegiveawayblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaways-for-day-7082010_08.html

blogged about you too!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

New follower

julie said...

Great blog! I just started following it.

julie said...

Tri Berry is my favorite GU flavor.

julie said...

Love the sweaty band! I like the thick bands in purple - breathe. I have to buy some of these now.

WannabeRunner said...

I'm a new follower :)

WannabeRunner said...

I love the vanilla bean gu flavor.

WannabeRunner said...

I love the "I don't give a damask" in green and brown from sweaty bands.

abbi said...

I'm a follower

abbi said...

GU: Haven't tried any yet, but have a Tri-Berry and CHocolate to try.

abbi said...

SweatyBands: I like their thin 'Mysterious'

abbi said...

Running Chics - I'd try the Stretch Flex - Sleeveless Tank

Michele said...

I'm a follower!

Michele said...

I've never tried GU but maybe I would like Espresso Love.

Michele said...

I'd like the running chicks mesh back tank!

Michele said...

I'd like the viva diva super skinny black sweaty band!

Kadie said...

I am a follower!

Kadie said...

I have linked the Giveaway to my blog.

Mrs. D said...

I am a NEW follower!

Mrs. D said...

I really like the chocolate GU! It is so yummy its too good to be right! ;-)

Mrs. D said...

I would get the Running Chics sleeveless tee, sports bra, OR a vest for the fall/winter.

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm a follower.

Cynthia O'H said...

I'd pick a solid thick sweaty band (too many to decide from) and a tank from Running Chics.

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm linking you into my blog.

Cynthia O'H said...

I haven't tried any GU but would probably like something citrusy (lemon, orange).

Cynthia O'H said...

Speedwork - try 800's at the track.

Allie said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I'm a new follower!

Allie said...

My favorite Gu is vanilla or tri berry, yum!

Allie said...

I linked on my blog to this giveaway.

Allie said...

I love the Running Chics crop pant, especially the zipper key pocket.

Allie said...

I love the Get It Poppin headband from Sweaty Bands.

Holly said...

I follow thru GFC

Holly said...

Favorite GU: Tri-berry all the way!

Holly said...

I would like one of those Running Chics tanks! I need more summertime gear :)

Holly said...

I like the thin Sweaty bands. I would go for a black/pink combo. Maybe the argyle :)

Holly said...

Tweeted it out!

Holly said...

Speedwork: I have heard going to a track is the way to go. Challenge yourself to run different distances on the track at full bore!

Trish said...

I am a follower!

Trish said...

I have yet to need GU, but the orange blast sounds good to me!!

Trish said...

I love the alo hoodies! I want one because they look sooo comfy and I love the colors!!

Trish said...

I love the thin "Inhale", black and pink Sweaty Band! I have to confess however, that my head is too big for sweaty bands. So, if I am the lucky winner, my daughter who is doing her first tri (she's 12) in 2 weeks gets the bands!!

Trish said...

I've linked to you on my sidebar!!

btw, I'd love a week of vacation every three months! And, if YOU would like to run for president, I think you'd win on that platform!! I know I'd vote for you! :)

Momma On The Run said...

Already a follower!!

Momma On The Run said...

I'm a Vanilla GU fan!

Momma On The Run said...

I love the Damask Black and light blue Sweaty band.

Momma On The Run said...

Id like to try out the mesh back tank!

Tara Kieninger said...

I follow you in Google Reader

Tara Kieninger said...

I'm a new runner so I haven't tried GU yet, but I'd love to taste Chocolate Outrage!

Tara Kieninger said...

I'd like a Stretch Flex Short Sleeve shirt as I don't own any moisture-wicking clothing yet.

Tara Kieninger said...

I like the Dare Thin Bands

Tara Kieninger said...

I posted a link to your give-away on my blog:
http://soskinnyontheinside.blogspot.com

Darlene said...

I am a follower

Darlene said...

I've never tried gu but I would say espresso or chocolate

Darlene said...

I like the alo Mesh Back Tank

Darlene said...

I like the Get It Poppin'wide band

Darlene said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog

dclugston said...

I already follow your blog

dclugston said...

sweaty bands...anything in blue

dclugston said...

gu.....love the vanilla

The Jogger Blogger said...

I'm a new follower!

The Jogger Blogger said...

Posting your giveaway on my blog.

The Jogger Blogger said...

I want to try the vanilla bean:)

LindseyB Knits said...

following:)

LindseyB Knits said...

tri-berry is my favorite gu!

LindseyB Knits said...

I like the "slow and steady wins the race" sweaty band.
So appropriate for me;)

mommaof3ontherun said...

new follower - i'm giving away clif shot bloks on my blog if you haven't tried them http://mommaof3ontherun.blogspot.com/

mommaof3ontherun said...

I like tri-berry

mommaof3ontherun said...

I like the sweaty band 4th of July set...

mommaof3ontherun said...

I'd have to choose something moisture wicking...not sure which one...would have to seriously think about it, LOL.

Stacie said...

I'm a follower!!!

Stacie said...

I like the Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Outrage flavors.

Stacie said...

I love all their(Running Chics) performance wear. The bamboo short sleeve is nice.

Stacie said...

I would love to try Sweaty Bands. I love green and there are so many options. The soccer one would be cute for my girls.

Stacie said...

I linked the giveaway on my sidebar.

Stacie said...

I linked giveaway on Facebook.

Stacie said...

I tweeted!!! windyrunner

Sarah said...

I already follow your blog.

Sarah said...

I have the orange pack of Gu Sheri gave me but I have not had the courage to try it yet.

Sarah said...

I would love to have anything from Running Chics. I really like the zip jackets.

Sarah said...

I like all of the sweaty bands. I love polka dots so I would really like any dot pattern.

kegarnay said...

I follow!

kegarnay said...

I am a Tri berry type of girl

kegarnay said...

I would love to try the Stretch Flex Crop Pant because I dont have a single pair of running pants =(