Friday, March 26, 2010

1st Half Marathon Giveaway!

I'm SO excited about this giveaway! There's no better way to celebrate my first half marathon than by giving away some awesome gear to the people who help encourage me and cheer me along.

So, lets get down to business...

The great people at Sugoi Gear (and Outside PR) are giving a Sugoi Verve 3/4 shirt to one lucky winner.

"The Sugoi Verve 3/4 is a great looking piece, but is also performance-oriented. The flat seam construction and neck tape make it super comfortable and it has great little details like mesh inserts in the shoulder and sides and a hidden zip pocket. The Finotech material is super-wicking and comfy, too."







But wait! Not only do they get the shirt, the great people at Ryders Eyewear (and Outside PR) are including a pair of Ryders Drill Sunglasses!
"The Drill have optically-correct, shatterproof, scratch-resistant polycarbonate lenses that will protect your eyes from 100% of UVA, UVB and UVC rays. They have ultralightweight TR90 frames with low profile , high-strength pinned hinges that will survive the harshest treatment. And to keep them on your face- where they should be- these sunnies also have non-slip, hydrophilic nose pads and temple tips that actually get tackier (in a GOOD way) as you get sweaty. These sunglasses are tough as nails but light as a feather -perfect for running in any type of weather. Ryders are super-premium, high performance eyewear with a pricetag that loves you back."

Pretty cool, huh?!

Oooh, I can't forget! Just because you guys are so great, one lucky runner up will also get a pair of Ryders Drill Sunglasses.

Ok, so how do you enter? Leave a comment for EACH thing you do.

  1. Go to Sugoi and check out their gear and tell me what other cool stuff you like on their site.

  2. Follow me or let me know you already do! The more followers the better!

  3. Check out Ryders Eyewear and tell me which sunglasses you like.

  4. Link this giveaway on your blog, twitter, or Facebook. (Comment for each one you do.)

  5. Tell me about your favorite race/run that you've ever run. I love hearing people's stories, it's very motivating!
The winner will be announced next Saturday!

Thanks for all the support!!!

157 comments:

Chris said...

I would love to try the Stamina Skirt! Cool products!

Good luck in your half this weekend :)

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Chris said...

I am now following you!

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Chris said...

I Like the Slim Glasses in the Adrenaline line!

kissyjensen at gmail dot ocm

Chris said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/stickyprints/status/11097706438


kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Chris said...

My all time fave race was the Wasatch Back Relay last year! It was to hard yet so amazing at the same time! I can't wait to run it again this June!!

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

daily mom said...

i am following you.

daily mom said...

my favorite race was my recent 5k...because it was my first.

Barefoot AngieB said...

I like the Duchess sunglasses from the Chill collection!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I would love to try some compression tights and love the tattoo sleeves shirts.

Barefoot AngieB said...

I already follow you!! Great giveaway!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I posted this giveaway to my blog!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I posted this to twitter too!

Barefoot AngieB said...

My most fun race was the Living History Farms 7 mile XC race. It was my first experience with off road racing since I was a kid running around the ranches and farms we lived on!
It kicked my but and I loved every minute of it! I can't wait to get out on the trails each time!
Going to run it again this year.

It was a race that I thought I could run in a little over an hour and it instead took me an hour and 25 minutes! I thought it would be a let down but I gave it my all and it just kicked my butt it was ok! I got super muddy and laughed and hooted and hollered with the other 7000 crazies that ran it too~!
This year I will run in costume. Thinking Steampunk!

streak said...

I already follow you, great giveaway.

streak said...

I like the shot sunglasses.

Judi said...

I follow you!

Judi said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog.

Roggia said...

do good tomorrow; just remember to relax and dress light (with longer races more clothes begin to suck sometimes)

EricaH said...

I am a follower

erica_haggins@hotmail.com

Erica said...

I like the sugoi tights, just in black..black slims you right?

Erica said...

I am a follower

Erica said...

I have been looking at the ryders sprint sunglasses and also at the ones you have listed above! I am torn

Erica said...

so far I have only gotten to run one race..but it was so exhilarating! t was fun you will be addicted!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I love the ready warm up jacket! It is so cute!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am a super loyal follower!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I really like the Slim from the Adrenaline line. I would look hot in those!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on my blog!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

My favorite race ever was definitely Disney Princess. It was so much fun and I rocked it! But the Bermuda Half Marathon was a close second. Very challenging course but super beautiful ... plus it was a great vacation!

Hope the half goes well!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on my FB page!

Sarah said...

I'm a new follower. :) AND I'm also running my first half marathon in two weeks. Can't wait to hear all about yours!

Darlene said...

I am a follower and a fan on FB.

Darlene said...

I linked this giveaway to my blog.

Darlene said...

I like the Freihofer's Run for Women - it's a 5k in Albany, NY - thousands of women - so motivating.

Darlene said...

I'd love the Stamina Skirt.

Darlene said...

I like the chill sunglasses

Meg said...

I love the color of that running shirt, beautiful!

Kerrie T. said...

I like the Esther and Sakura tank tops. Super cute!

Kerrie T. said...

I'm a follower. :)

Kerrie T. said...

The Duchess glasses from the Chill collection are fab!

Kerrie T. said...

Linked your giveaway on Mom vs. Marathon! :)

Kerrie T. said...

Just tweeted your giveaway!

Running Diva Mom said...

Congrats on your first half marathon!!!!! It is my absolute favorite distance. You really feel like you've accomplished something, but aren't completely dead tired afterwards!! I'm already a follower of your journey!! :-)

Running Diva Mom said...

Liking the Sugoi Stamina Skirt!!!!

Running Diva Mom said...

AMBER Chill-essential glasses are rockin'! So are the Duchess style -- sweet!

Teamarcia said...

I am a loyal follower!

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

Teamarcia said...

My fave race? I'm gonna have to go with the Grand Rapids Marathon.
The planets aligned, everything was perfect, it was my first BQ.

Teamarcia said...

I'd love to try the Sugoi Hydolite jacket. Mine is getting pretty long in the tooth.

Teamarcia said...

I'd go with the Ryder Adrenaline glasses.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I linked you in today. GREAT giveaway!

GOOD LUCK!!

Cynthia O'H said...

I love the 3/4 Verve shirt; it would be great on cooler mornings.

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm already a follower.

Cynthia O'H said...

I like the adrenalin sunglasses from the Airborne line.

Cynthia O'H said...

Just linked you in to my sidebar.

Cynthia O'H said...

Favorite Race - Toronto Women's 5K. What a rush it was to be in a women's only event and a leader! It was completely different than chasing the guys.

Talitha said...

Love the Esther tank!

Talitha said...

I am a NEW follower! :-)

Talitha said...

For the Ryders, I love the Hijack sunglasses in RED!

Talitha said...

Linked you on my blog sidebar.

Talitha said...

Tweeted about it!

Talitha said...

My favorite run so far has been the first time I ran 3.2 miles. I was training for my first (and so far, only) 5k with the Couch-to-5k plan and I really didn't think I could do it. I had never run that far before. I knew where my 2.9 mile turnaround mark was and I went past it to make sure I hit at least 3.1. Just past the turnaround, heading home, I started crying because I DID IT! Only then did I believe I could actually run a 5k. And I did... in 32:39. Just under my goal of 33:00!

Jen said...

I am a new follower

Jen said...

I like the adernaline drill in pink

Jen said...

I like the lucky fit shorts, piston 200 shorts,moxie wrap skirt, zap vest, and stamina skirt....

Jen said...

I gave up FB and twitter for Lent, does the thought count.

Jen said...

Fav Race: Run for Roses

All women's race where you receive a rose at the end. It is awesome and the comraderie around the women is unbeatable.

Rachel Wasserman said...

I would love to try some compression tights and I also love the tattoo sleeves shirts.

Rachel Wasserman said...

I just tweeted about this giveaway at twitter.com/manicdefense.

Rachel Wasserman said...

My favorite race so far was the Spirit of Pittsburgh because my husband and I ran it as a relay and we both blew away our goal times!

MJ said...

I've lurked forever, now a follower! :)

MJ said...

I like the Slim Ryders in 'Gloss Black' :)

MJ said...

the RSR singlet is super cute from Sugoi. I also really like the moxi capris!

MJ said...

this giveaway is posted on my blog sidebar :)
www.mj-girlrunning.blogspot.com

Amy said...

I'm glad you told me to enter because I was thinking I wouldn't qualify since I'm not a "real" runner. Here I go!

I really like the wrap around skirt on the Sugoi website...VERY cool.

Amy said...

I follow! :)

Amy said...

I like the sonnet sunglasses. :) I'm a fan.

misszippy said...

Became a follower

misszippy said...

Went to Sugoi's site....didn't know they made running clothes! Love the Esther tank.

misszippy said...

Will post on my blog:

www.misszippy1.blogspot.com

Robyn said...

Their stuff looks great, I like the ready warm-up jacket!

Robyn said...

I'm already a follower :)

Amy said...

You're on my blog. :)

Amy said...

Favorite race: Here's the thing I'm new at this so I have VERY few to choose from, but I happen to love the minimarathon in Elementary school. The whole thing was downhill and I had just finished telling everyone in my 4th grade class that I knew the secret to running (courtesy of my mommy). It doesn't matter how fast you go, it just matters that you keep going. I was confident with that secret that I could win any race (especially this one...). I didn't win, but that's probably the last time I remember feeling confident going into any running experience. :) So it's my favorite.

~ Jill said...

I follow your blog!

~ Jill said...

Favorite run: 30th Birthday 13 miler along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. My sister-in-law (and long distance training partner from Colorado) flew in to surprise me. Perfect weather, beautiful paths, and amazing company. Truly a rave run!

~ Jill said...

Sugoi has amazing compression tights.

~ Jill said...

The slim sunglasses from the adrenaline - essential collection would be perfect for long runs!

~ Jill said...

Awesome giveaways! Congratulations on your first half ~ hope you are still enjoying the runners high!

Melissa said...

I am a brand new follower!!

Melissa said...

I am a brand new follower!!

Melissa said...

My favorite race so far has been the 10K I ran a few weeks ago. Loved it! Great atmosphere, food, goody bags, and the kids had activities too!

Tara said...

I havent run a race yet but I am looking forward to my first 5k April 24th! I wanna get running and be cool like you :)

Tara said...

I follow you

Tara said...

I like Sugoi tank shirts and also there socks look nice

Tara said...

I like the Endorphince and Drill sunglasses

Sunflower Kisses said...

Stamina skirt and Moxie skirt look good. And I like the R&R knee high compression socks.

Sunflower Kisses said...

I am a follower.

Sunflower Kisses said...

I like the Drill sunglasses.

Sunflower Kisses said...

My favorite run was my first run in the rain. When I got started, the sky looked gloomy and I contemplated about turning back. But I was glad I didn't. I ran, it sprinkled, and I kept running. I thought about a lot of things and had my mind cleared of doubts and failures at the end of the run. I was proud of myself and I felt strong. It wasn't very far - 3 miles or so, but it was a good run.

Sunflower Kisses said...

I mentioned your giveaway on my blog.
http://laceitupandrun.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

I have heard great things about Sugoi's skirts. I also own two of their short sleeved running tops and they seem to fit my body the best without being too tight or too loose.

Kristin said...

I'm a follower now!

Kristin said...

Linked u on my blog!
http://sherunslikeagirl.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Ryder's site: I like the Sonnet glasses.

Kristin said...

Sugoi site;
I like a hydrolite jacket for winter running needs, and the blast tri short. I wanna do my first tri this year!

Kristin said...

Hey, PS: check out my giveaway:
http://sherunslikeagirl.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

posted it on Facebook

Kristin said...

tweeted it!

K said...

I like the Esther tank! Lots of fun colors!

K said...

I follow you!

K said...

I like the endorphin sunglasses and for non running I like the duchess style!

K said...

Linked the giveaway on FB!

K said...

Favorite race had to be the one I did about 2 weeks ago. It was the first in about 13 years!

Good luck on your race!

Sarah said...

I like the stamina skirt.

Sarah said...

I would like any sunglasses at this point. I can't decide!

Sarah said...

I think my favorite race is the one I jut did yesterday. The Antelope Island Buffalo Run 25k. It was so pretty and fun!

Annika said...

I am a follower!

Annika said...

I have posted a link to this contest on my sidebar!

Annika said...

My favorite was the fun Esther Tank

Annika said...

My favorite race is the race I run for charity and well being of others!

Annika said...

I just love the MUSE sunglasses!!!

Stephanie said...

I am a new follower! congrats on your first 1/2. I will be running my first 1/2 in April!!!

Stephanie said...

I really like the Hydrolite Jacket from Sugoi! It looks awsome for the snow and rain runs!

Great website and company...thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie said...

With the Ryder Sunglasses, I really like the adrenaline-essential Hex sunglasses...of course in pink! Super cute!

Stephanie said...

One of my favorite runs was just last week...it was a short run day, and my neighbor who is "ultimate" running girl decided she would run with me. I had never run with her before. My plan was to only run 3 miles. I normally run between a 9:30 and 10min mile, but she said we would start at her pace (9miles) and could ease up if I go tired. The run was awesome and we chatted the whole time, and I kept up with her, which I was very proud of. My normal time for this run is 28-29min. We ended up running it in 26.03 (9:08, 9:03, 7:48) I felt great and sooo proud of myself! We are doing it again this week!

Leanne said...

i love the sakura tank

Leanne said...

I am a follower

Leanne said...

I love the endorphin in tortoise

Leanne said...

Linked on my blog

April said...

I am a new follower!

April said...

I posted a link on my blog!

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

new follower!

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

i want some of sugois compression socks

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

favorite race? well out of the whopping 2 ive done, cooper river bridge run was the best, but i think it will always be my favorite. just the energy of running with 40,00 other crazy people is unbelievable!!!!

Taylor said...

I'm a new follower! Congrats on your first half marathon!

Taylor said...

I love that Sugoi Bridget Bra in pink...great color!

Taylor said...

My favorites are the flange and socket glasses...love those! And I am in desperate need of sunglasses! i just may have to buy them!

Taylor said...

My favorite race was the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon although I have only done the 1/2 and relay. It is a blast and being from OKC and remembering the bombing, it has important meaning for me!

Courtney said...

I'm a new follower.

Courtney said...

I added a link to your giveaway on my blog.

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

i forgot that i linked you on my blog www.myreasontorun.blogspot.com

Jenna Z said...

I need some new running bottoms and the Jackie Knicker looks perfect! Perfect length and supportive!

Jenna Z said...

I follow your blog!

Jenna Z said...

I was hooked on running after my very first race, a neighborhood 5K around a park that benefited the library. I knew I could make it and the vibe of the crowd and the rush of the challenge really got my blood pumping!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I like to do things out of order so here is my link back: http://runtothefinish.blogspot.com/2010/04/opinions-wanted-friday-children-in-hot.html

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

from their site I love everything but the hydrolite jacket is pretty sweet

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

My favorite race was my very first marathon...I was just giddy the whole way because I couldn't believe I was doing it

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I like the stealth glasses!

Stephanie said...

I posted your contest on my blog!

run said...

I would like to try the SUGOI compression tights or leg sleeves just to see if they really make a difference.

run said...

and i really like the "sprint" sunglasses.

Anne said...

I'm a faithful follower

Anne said...

I will post this giveaway on my blog

Anne said...

I am a race virgin, but I will say that I can't wait to run my first ever race, a 10K in less than 3 weeks :) ...does that count?

Trish said...

I'd like to try the Bridget Bra.

Trish said...

I'm a new follower!

Trish said...

I love the Drill glasses in pink!!