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Category: Giveaway

MudLOVE Bracelets Giveway

Disclaimer:  This giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated with MudLOVE.  I am simply sharing some of the extra bracelets I have purchased to support a cause I believe in.

A few weeks ago Carlee wrote a review and did a giveaway for MudLOVE.  I had never heard of the company and became very interested in it.  MudLOVE is a company based in Indiana that sells bands and mugs.  They have partnered up with Water for Good and for every product that is purchased, it provides one week of clean water to someone in need.  What’s not to like?

Of course I wanted to win and I made sure to enter numerous times via Twitter and Instagram.  I did not win but I took advantage of a discount code provided by Carlee to purchase several items for me, some of my friends, and to do a giveaway.

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I love my bands.  They’re cute and comfortable.  You can adjust the elastic to fit your wrist.  They’re made from clay that is 100% non-hazardous and the glazes they use are lead-free and non-toxic.  Did I mention that for each one that is purchased, it provides one week of clean water to someone in need?

I am giving four readers the option to win one of the bands pictured below.  To enter, click on the image below where you will be directed to Rafflecopter and enter via leaving a blog post comment, following me on Instagram, commenting on any of my Instagram posts, or tweeting about the giveaway. I am loving this fall weather so I’ve included an extra entry for you.  Good luck!

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In case you aren’t one of the four winners, you are still in luck!!  Use code “community” to save 10% off your order!

This giveaway runs through Sunday, November 1st at 11:59pm CT.  Four winners will be selected and notified using the email address listed with their Rafflecopter account.  Entries ARE verified, so please make sure to complete the task or a new winner will need to be selected.  U.S. residents only.

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CARA Membership and Hammer Nutrition Giveaway Winner

It will be ten years since I began running.  I remember I signed up for “Beginning Running” class offered through CARA.  I don’t remember exactly what happened because I signed up for the class again.  Clearly I had NO idea what I was doing.  The goal of the class was to run 30 minutes nonstop.  I think I made it to 27 or 28 minutes and that was definitely an achievement for a non-runner like me.

I signed up for the Chicago Marathon in May 2006.  I also signed up to run for a charity that is no longer in existence.  Anyway, because I was running on behalf of a charity, they offered to pay for my marathon training with CARA and gave me a one year “free” membership.  My training was clearly an amazing experience and I learned so much from my group leaders and the others in my group.

I ran the Chicago Marathon a few more times on behalf of a charity and again I trained with CARA and got a membership.  Over time I decided to not renew my membership.  Don’t ask me why because I sure don’t remember.  🙂

Well, thanks to a Twitter post from Bethany at Accidental Intentions I found out (late to the party here) that I can secure a guaranteed entry to the 2016 Chicago Marathon.  Yep, all I need to do is volunteer for two shifts at the 2015 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K or Chicago Marathon and run either 5 or 10 races (two different options depending on the race distance).  The other option is to earn a top five placement in my age group category in the year end standings.  <<That my friends will NOT happen.

You bet I signed up to be a member.  It is $44 for an individual 1-year membership.  I found a discount code which then brought it down to $38.  I have the option to get a $20 refund on a Runner’s World subscription included in the membership.  That means my final cost is only $18.  Pretty good right?  I am excited to be again a part of this running group.

Why the 2016 Chicago Marathon?  Why not run it this year?  Well, next year will be ten years that I ran my first marathon.  I guess it is more of a sentimental meaning to me.  Plus, it is a great race with a beautiful course!

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My first Chicago Marathon. This was before mile 20 and I was in so much pain.

Thanks to all that entered my giveaway.  The winner is Marcia K. at Marcia’s Healthy Slice.  Don’t worry if you did not win because I’m planning to have more Hammer Nutrition products giveaways.

Finally it feels like Spring here in Chicago!

Hammer Nutrition Gift Pack Giveaway

Disclosure:  I am an ambassador for Hammer Nutrition and I purchased all of the products in the giveaway on my own.

In late December 2014 I was notified that I had been selected as an ambassador for Hammer Nutrition.  I first began using their products last year and since then have truly enjoyed many of their products.  Below is a list of the things I use:

  • HEED Sports Drink-I love the Melon and Mandarin Orange flavors.
  • Hammer Gel-My favorite flavor is Nocciola (Hazelnut-Chocolate).
  • Hammer Bars-The Oatmeal Apple is yummy.
  • Recoverite-Love the Chocolate and the Vanilla Flavors.

I am giving away a gift pack with the following items:

  • One Purist Water Bottle
  • Two Hammer Bars in Oatmeal Apple
  • Three Hammer Gels (Nocciola, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate)

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Enter now!  Rafflecopter will select a random winner in one week.  Good luck!

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Injinji Socks Giveaway

Disclaimer:  I am not an Injinji ambassador nor was I compensated for this post.  I simply like these socks and want to share them with you.

Happy Hump Day!  It is finally July but where did the past six months go?  I’m on summer break and have been taking it easy.  I finally watched “House of Cards”.  Wow, what a show.  Can’t wait for the next season.  I’ve also read a few books and have been watching most of the World Cup games.  The game yesterday between USA and Belgium was intense.

To start off the new month (even if I am a day late) I have a giveaway for you.  As you know I am a big fan of Injinji socks and I am giving away three pairs of socks (S, M, and L).  Pretty cool huh?

Enter this giveaway to win a pair of S, M, or L pair of Injinji Toesocks.  Giveaway ends on Tuesday, July 8th at midnight.  Good luck!

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