Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My First barefoot running year celebration and a giveaway!!

This giveaway is now closed!! Thanks for entering and there will be more in the future :)

  I have much to celebrate during this lovely month of June.
The Dam to Dam 20k I recently ran barefoot, commemorates one year of barefoot running for me.
Last June I ran the Dam to Dam in shoes and was in pain and not at all happy with how I ran the race.  I was at a loss as to how to keep putting one foot in front of the other. I wanted to loose the baby weight and take advantage of the stress relieving charms of running as well.  Its my private time. My time to look inside myself and be still and just listen. Its my time to push myself and see the world and all of that was being threatened by shin splints and chronic lower back pain.

Now one barefoot running year later I have PRed in all the races I had previously ran shod, I have made new PRs to best later on down the road and I have now surpassed my entire last years mileage by 31 miles and its only the middle of the year!  Barefoot running has enhanced my life profoundly. It has allowed me to run ,as of right now, a seemingly unlimited amount of miles which in turn has helped me loose the baby weight and then some.  I have goals that I never thought I would make or believe I could meet.
I have something to blog about and from that blogging scored a sweet job and have also been able to try out so many great products out there to help me along the way.
When I first started blogging weekly, my original goal being to blog once a week, I found that the best way to network and make friends was to visit other peoples blogs and enter their giveaways.  This led to me winning a nuun giveaway.  I fell in love with the stuff and found it to be an awesome replacement for the dreaded Hatorade.  One thing led to another and now I work for nuun as a brand ambassador.  I just spent the weekend at the Hy-Vee Triathlon here in Des Moines, of which will get its own post soon, spreading the word about nuun.

Lets celebrate with some nuun and a SPIbelt.   There will be 3 winners.  Winner #1 will receive 3 tubes of nuun and a bottle and a SPIbelt of your choice. The other two winners, all chosen with random.org, will also receive 3 tubes of nuun of your choice in flavor and a nuun water bottle. (three flavors of nuun, not the U flavors.)
Heres how to enter and don't forget to leave a comment for each thing you do so you get all of your entries counted.

  • You must be a follower of this blog to enter so hop on board or let me know you already are.
  • head over to nuun and tell me which three flavors you would like me to send you.  
  • Go check out the SPIbelt page and let me know which belt you would like.
  • Become a fan on facebook, or "Like" whichever its called this week since it will be different next week!
  • Spread the word about this giveaway. Tweet, facebook, blog link, ect and leave a comment for each thing that you do.
Giveaway will run until Tuesday June 22nd  and I will announce the winners on Wednesday the 23rd.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with nuun, its an electrolyte replacement drink for all your adventures. You drop one tablet of nuun into 16 oz of water, wait 2 minutes and voila' optimal hydration.  Each tube contains 12 tablets.  Drink before, after and during a workout. Anytime you sweat, drink nuun! Its also great for hangovers or if you drink a wee bit too much coffee.

Good luck everyone and thank you Jaymon for pushing me to try new things and blogging in my absence!

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Tri Mommy said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Tri Mommy said...

I too love Nuun... I'd like the tri-berry, citrus fruit, and the mixed fruits.

TZel said...

I am your follower ;)

TZel said...

I would love to try the citrus fruit nuun.

TZel said...

I love the red Inner Pocket SPIbelt. Thanks so much!

Tri Mommy said...

I would like the dual pocket spibelt. It looks like it only comes in black... but that's okay with me. If I had an option though, I'd opt for turquoise.

Tri Mommy said...

I like you on Facebook now too. : )

Tri Mommy said...

And now your give away is posted on my blog too! Thanks!

LauraElaine said...

I am a follower!

LauraElaine said...

I would love to try nuun....I have been making my own form of sports drink as I too cannot stand the big-name brand stuff.
I would love to try citrus fruit, tri-berry, and tropical mix.

Molly said...

I follow!! : )

Molly said...

I love Nuun....would like to try triberry, mixed fruit, and the tropical mix.

Molly said...

I think the waterproof SPIBelt makes a lot of sense.

Molly said...

tweet tweet!

LauraElaine said...

The 13.1 Spibelt would be my #1 choice!

LauraElaine said...

Adding you to my sidebar list of giveaways right now.....

www.LauraElaineDesigns.blogspot.com

Whitney said...

I'm a follower and grew up in West Des Moines!

Whitney said...

I would like to try Mixed Fruits or Citrus Fruit. I've used Tri-Berry so far.

Whitney said...

I would like the Dual belt or one of the reflective belts for winter running when you don't really need a jacket but want something reflective.

MCM Mama said...

I'm a follower!

MCM Mama said...

Tri-berry, lemon-lime, and orange ginger for me please.

MCM Mama said...

I'm already a FB fan of nuun.

lish said...

Tri-berry, lemon-lime, and kona cola would be amazing!

lish said...

I am a fan of nuun on facebook and your fan on facebook!

lish said...

I would love the Energy Spibelt...so that I can carry my gels with me!

Karen said...

I follow you.

Karen said...

I'm a facebook fan.

Karen said...

I would try the lemon-lime, orange ginger, and berry.

Karen said...

I would get one of the spibelts with the bib clips.

Momma Twitch said...

I follow!! Congrats on your first year anniversary running barefoot!!

Momma Twitch said...

I'd LOVE the tri-berry, citrus fruit, and banananuun!

Momma Twitch said...

I think a Dual-Pocket Sport Belt would be cool!

Momma Twitch said...

I'm a fan on FB!!

Momma Twitch said...

Linked ya on my blog!

Momma Twitch said...

I tweeted!!

Tien-Tien said...

I'd like to try the lemon lime, kona cola, and citrus fruit.

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm a follower - and Jaymon did a fine job of being a SB (substitute blogger).

Tien-Tien said...

I'd get the water-resistant spibelt.

Tien-Tien said...

and finally, you're in my reader.

NJ said...

Already a follower.

NJ said...

Since I already use NUUN, flavors are easy...or should I say flavor - citrus fruit.

NJ said...

Spibelt...I already have one so if I win it, I would probably pay it forward to someone who could use it. I'll cross that bridge if I ever get there (I NEVER win anything).

NJ said...

Blogged it...http://itsagoodmorning.wordpress.com/gotta-have-giveaways/

Michele said...

I'm a follower!

Michele said...

I'm a fan on facebook.

Michele said...

I'd love to try... lemon+lime, banananuun, and tropical mix.

Michele said...

I'd love to try the reflective spibelt.

Ashley said...

I'm a follower!!

Christine Jensen said...

I am a follower :) (as Chris in GFC)

Christine Jensen said...

I would like to try Tri-berry, citrus fruit and lemon+lime

Christine Jensen said...

would like the SPI Energy Belt

Christine Jensen said...

I like you on facebook

EricaH said...

i am a follower, of course :)

EricaH said...

never tried nuun but interested in trying so i would say I wanna try the lemon+lime. :)

EricaH said...

since i just finished my first 1/2 marathon i'm kinda feelin the 13.1 spibelt

EricaH said...

i am a fb fan.

kat said...

Hey Angie, congratulations on you one year anniversary of barefoot running,your comments about the improvment in your running is inspiring and has encouraged me to keep experimenting with running barefoot.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am a loyal follower!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I would want tri-berry, citrus fruit and lemon lime

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I would probably want the solid black spi-belt ... it would match the majority of my running gear!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am a facebook fan, liker, whatever!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on my sidebar!

Julie said...

Hi Angie,
Yes, I am a follower!

Julie said...

I would like to try anything with berry for my nuun choice:)

Julie said...

I really like the double pocket spibelt:)

Julie said...

I will link you in now:)

Jes said...

Follower.... Check

Jes said...

3 flavors - tri-berry, mixed fruits, and.... tri-berry again. They look like they would be a good option vs the current sports drinks available

Jes said...

SPIbelt - I would have to say if i could choose any, it would probably be the waterproof one. If i had to choose a color in the basic/original i would pick the black with turquoise.

Kelly said...

Just found you and am now a follower! I am a NUUN lover too...citrus berry, lemon lime, and orange ginger are my faves. For the spibelt I would choose the energy belt.

Marlene said...

Wow, congratulations on one year of barefoot running! I'm a follower.

Marlene said...

My favourite flavours are: orange ginger, citrus and berry!

Marlene said...

I'd go for the regular SPIbelt in purple!

Berryfine said...

I'm a follower!

Berryfine said...

I would love the Dual Pocket sports belt ;)

Berryfine said...

I have never had nuun before! I would love to try anything berry flavored so it looks like citrus fruit, tri-berry, and tropical mix

Madison M. said...

Follower!

Madison M. said...

I really like that 26.2 SPIbelt you have shown!

Madison M. said...

I have never had nuun before.. I would like to try.. Orange ginger, banananuun, and tropical mix

Lynette said...

I'm a follower!

Lynette said...

I would like to try the lemon+lime, kona cola and tri berry flavors.

Lynette said...

I think the Energy Belt would be nice. I hate having to dig in a pocket for my gels/ blocks when I'm running.

Lynette said...

I'm a fan on facebook

Lynette said...

I posted a link on my facebook page

Lynette said...

I posted a link on my blog

www.aHodgePodgeOfRandomness.blogspot.com

S Club Mama said...

I'm a follower - love the new design

S Club Mama said...

tri-berry, banananuun, and orange+ginger sound good

S Club Mama said...

the orginal SPIbelt in red would be my choice

S Club Mama said...

I'm your fan/friend on Facebook (Randi S)

amocurrare said...

Fan on Facebook!

amocurrare said...

Lemon-Lime, Orange-Ginger, Citrus Fruit

amocurrare said...

I LOVE these! I would totally sport the 26.2 belt:)

amocurrare said...

And i'm following your blog:)

Laura said...

I follow!

Courtney said...

Congrats on your first year of barefoot running. It's pretty amazing what a difference it has made for you!

Following =)

Laura said...

I am just re-starting my marathon training and need some new nutrition strategies. I'd love:
kona cola
citrus fruit
tri-berry
yum.

Courtney said...

Mixed fruits seems like a good place to start since I've never tried nuun

Laura said...

I have a spibelt but would love the energy one.

Courtney said...

I think I like the Susan G Komen belt. I always like to buy things when some of the money goes to a good cause.

Courtney said...

I linked to your giveaway in my blog!

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower. Congratulations on a great year of running, here's to your next one.

Anonymous said...

Choice of three flavours: I think I'd have to go Mixed Fruit as if I've understood it right that pack has a mix of the three flavours that sound most appealing to me. (lemon+lime\tri-berry/citrus). Although, nice thing about getting to try something for free is that it can push you to try things you wouldn't normally spend your money on, so if I did actually win maybe I would be brave and try something a little more different like orange ginger.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hmm Tough decisions on the Spibelt website. I'm torn between the dual pocket for all my junk, the reflective one because I like anything that helps me to be seen while running at night which is often when I manage to get out once the kids are in bed, and the waterproof one. I think the reflective one has the edge, as I think maybe the dual pocket would be too enticing for toting even more crap I don't really need and the waterproof one limited function, though might be perfect when I go to England ;).

Anonymous said...

I'm also a FB fan.

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Finally, I just posted the link to the giveaway post on my FaceBook page.

Thanks

OrangeBlossom said...

Follower of your blog. Happy one year barefoot anniversary!

OrangeBlossom said...

Mmmm there are so many yummy flavors to try.

Lemon+Lime
Tri-berry
Mixed fruits

OrangeBlossom said...

I think I'd like the 13.1 SPIbelt. Because I'm running my first half marathon in 9 days. Yahoo!

OrangeBlossom said...

Fan of yours on facebook

funderson said...

mmm....mixed fruits, tropical mix and kona cola...I'm intrigued...

funderson said...

I have coveted the Energy Belt from spibelt for a loooong time :)

funderson said...

facebook! sweet!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I am a faithfull follower!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

FB fan!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I like the Limited Edition Susan G. Komen Ribbon Belt...but of course I like the kids belt with polka dots, too!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I loved to try lemon-lime, triberry and banananuun.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

A great shout out coming on my post!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Follower!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Orange Ginger
tri-berry
banananuun

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Dual Pocket Sport Belt

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Already Like on FB

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Added link to blog

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Tweeted!

C-Dog said...

I am following your blog

C-Dog said...

For Nuun:

Citrus Fruit
tri-berry
Banananuun

C-Dog said...

SPIBelt:

Standard one in Lime w/Black Zip :)

C-Dog said...

And I already like you on Facebook

C-Dog said...

Tweeted it!!

I am such a giveaway whore :)

Abby said...

I'm a brand-new blog follower. (I just ran my first barefoot mile yesterday! And my 2nd of many more to come today.)

Abby said...

Mmm...tropical mix, mixed fruits, and orange ginger!

Abby said...

The water-resistant Spibelt would be lovely.

obxbchgrl said...

I follow your blog! Love it and have been inspired to pick up some barefoot running myself!

obxbchgrl said...

Flavors to try. Since I too am not a fan of Hatorade or the other one, this might be some goodness that I can get behind. I'd try the Kona Cola, Banananuun and Tri-berry.

obxbchgrl said...

SpiBelt? Well that is just too cool. Never seen one before, but then I am new to all this running gear. I think I'd go for the Reflective or the Susan G. Komen. Though, perhaps it would be best to go with the Water-Proof one since I run on the beach and through the water quite a bit.

obxbchgrl said...

Linked up the giveaway in blogland. View the post here:
http://singlechristianrunning.blogspot.com/2010/06/barefoot-angie-bee-sweet-refreshment.html

obxbchgrl said...

Facebook fan or liked or whatever. I hate FB.

run4may said...

already a follower. love your blog.

run4may said...

tri-berry

run4may said...

black w/ purple zip spibelt

run4may said...

I am already a fan on facebook

run4may said...

linked the giveaway on my blog.

run4may said...

I tweeted about it at run4may

Sarah AJ said...

I'm following your blog.

Sarah AJ said...

I'd love to try lemon+lime, citrus fruit, and tri-berry.

Sarah AJ said...

I'd love a black w/ black zip SPIbelt (yeah, I'm exciting). I've been eying them up for a while.

Sarah AJ said...

I "like" you on FB.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

suuhweet new job perks.

i am a follower

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i have not yet tried nuun I htink I would be a big fan of lemon-lime

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ohh I didn't know they had a water-proof spi belt, that's for me the sweater

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i am now a liker

CCJade23 said...

I'm a follower.

CCJade23 said...

I'd like to try tri-berry, bananauun, and lemon+lime.

CCJade23 said...

I really like the SPIbelt Energy Belt. On really long runs I usually just carry a gel in my hand which actually is getting really annoying. This would be perfect!

CCJade23 said...

I'm a fan on Facebook.

Rad Runner said...

totally a follower

Rad Runner said...

I am all about the lemon/lime gotta keep it simple!

Rad Runner said...

Hot pink spi belt all the way!

Rad Runner said...

posted on my blog :)

Twila and Scott said...

Liked you on facebook : )

Twila and Scott said...

Following your blog on my blog

I have a running blog too

www.tkrunning2010miles.blogspot.com

TiffersRunsTX said...

Orange Ginger, Tri-Berry, and Citrus Fruit for the Nuun!

TiffersRunsTX said...

I follow you on Facebook.

Twila and Kris said...

Followed you on my other blog

Twila and Kris said...

shared on facebook

Twila and Kris said...

Visited Nuun
orange
lemon lime
tri-berry

TiffersRunsTX said...

The Dual-Pocket Sport Belt SpiBelt would be awesome! Coincidentally, the picture they show has a CapTexTri race-bib; CapTexTri was my first triathlon! <3

Twila and Kris said...

Visited spibelt

I like the basic spibelt for $19.95 black/black

Mary said...

I am a follower! LOVE your blog!

Mary said...

I would for sure try the trI berry flavor! I am sucker for a berry flavor of anything!

Mary said...

I am really digging the 26.2, since my first marathon is in December!

TiffersRunsTX said...

Mentioned your giveaway in my blog!

http://tiffsspartanettetraining.blogspot.com/2010/06/focus-and-spin.html

TiffersRunsTX said...

And, of course...I follow you. :)

michelle george said...

I really want to try the citrus fruit flavour....options are limited here in Aus!

michelle george said...

i likethe 26.2 SPIbelt

Alanna said...

I'm a follower.

Alanna said...

I'd try tri-berry, orange ginger, and kona cola.

Alanna said...

I like the reflective spibelt best.

Alanna said...

You're linked to my sidebar.

Karen said...

Tropical mix, lemon lime and berry, please! I love nuun!!

Karen said...

I am a follower!

momof3 said...

I follow you. Of course, I've been reading your blog for way too long, I don't know why I wasn't just 'following' before!

momof3 said...

I'm a fan of the Tri Berry, but I also like the orange ginger... and for the 3rd flavor, well I just don't KNOW! Lemon-lime?

momof3 said...

A Dual-Pocket Sport Belt would be cool, but, I also like the very simple "Race Belt". Nothing to it, but sometimes you're just racing a short race and don't want to weigh yourself down... and don't want to stick holes in your skirt!

momof3 said...

and you're linked on my side bar.

Tracy said...

I'm a follower

Tracy said...

This is linked on my blog

Tracy said...

I'm a FB fan

Tracy said...

Tropical Mix, Lemon-lime, and Citrus for me

Tracy said...

I'm torn between the water bottle holder and the reflective belt.

busyrunningmama said...

I'm a follower

busyrunningmama said...

Would love to try Nuun
Citrus
Tri-berry
Orange-ginger

busyrunningmama said...

I would love the Inner Pocket Spi belt

Jamie said...

I am a follower

Jamie said...

I would like to try the tri-berry, citrus fruit, and tropical mix flavors of nuun.

Jamie said...

I like the SPIbelt in turquoise!

Jamie said...

follower on FB too!

Stephanie said...

follow, follow, follow!

Stephanie said...

I would want to try tri-berry, lemon+lime and mixed fruits.

Stephanie said...

I would want the SPIbelt in pink!

Stephanie said...

I "like" you on FB now too!

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