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!

286 comments:

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Sarah said...

i follow your blog :) *google reader*

Sarah said...

i like you on facebook

Sarah said...

i'd like the tri-berry, tropical mix, and banananuun

Sarah said...

waterproof SPIBelt would be great! thanks for the chance :)

Sarah said...

on twitter: http://twitter.com/sekeil5/status/16424715114

Kayla said...

new follower!

Kayla said...

I would love to try the lemon+lime, tri-berry, and mixed fruits

Kayla said...

i like the black spibelt with the turquoise zipper!

Kayla said...

linked on my blog

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I am a follower!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I am a fan on facebook!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I think the flavors I would like to try would be tri berry, banananuun and tropical mixed.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I posted it on my blog: http://babyweightmyfatass.blogspot.com/

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I think the spibelt I would like would be the black with black zipper.

Unknown said...

Twweeted the contest! @fitthisgirl

Unknown said...

I blogged the contest here: http://www.fitthisgirl.com/2010/06/lucy-winners-weekend.html

shel said...

i follow, you know. i love the nuun citrus fruits. it is my go to when i can't take the hammer products anymore.

Maggs said...

I'm following your blog now.

Maggs said...

I'm following your blog now.

Maggs said...

I'm following your blog now.

Maggs said...

I like th pink belt.

Maggs said...

I'm a fan (or I like) on facebook. I can't remember what is was.

Maggs said...

I retweeted your tweet.

Maggs said...

and finally, I LOVE orange ginger nuun. And since I can't drink the powerbar stuff on IM Kona course, can you hook me up with someone from nuun? ;-)

Catching up with Jessica said...

I follow and I'm a fan! Mixed berry Nuun and energy SPIbelt. I love both products...yay! You're hardcore btw. I use Vibrams...I'm a wimp!

Jennifer Newman said...

I am a follower! Great blog !

Drew and Joey said...

I just became a follower thru my Google Reader :)

Drew and Joey said...

I would like to try mixed fruits, tropical mix, & kona cola.

Drew and Joey said...

I like the reflective spibelt. :)

Tawny said...

I am a follower! All of my friends SWEAR by their SPIbelt!

Tricia said...

I'm a follower!

Tricia said...

the banananuun,tropical and lemon lime sounds great

Tricia said...

I like the dual pocket sport belt

Creative Art and Soul said...

Yay! I found your barefootin' blog and now I'm a follower!

Creative Art and Soul said...

I think the kona cola, the orange ginger and the banananuun sound like intriguing flavors! Out of the norm...I like that!

Creative Art and Soul said...

The water resistant spibelt seems to be very useful...especially when running along the river with a wet dog!

Creative Art and Soul said...

I like your Facebook page and am looking forward to your updates!

Creative Art and Soul said...

I sent out a last minute tweet about your blog and the giveaway!
http://twitter.com/CreativeArtSoul

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

I'm a follower of your blog and on FB.

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

My 3 fave Nuun flavors are Orange ginger, Tropical mix and Citrus fruit.

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

I like the black Inner pocket SPIbelt the most.

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Your giveaway is posted on my blog sidebar.

julie said...

I am a follower!

julie said...

tri-berry
banananuun
Kola cola

They sound delicious.

Unknown said...

I LOVE NUUN! I discovered it as a replacement for gatorade too, and now won't run without it! Gotta have my NUUN!

HaloJen said...

Follower. Check!

HaloJen said...

I have been DYING to try the Kona Cola, but would also like to try the lemon chai and cucumber mint. I'm a huge NUUN fan and have never had a flavor I didn't like!

HaloJen said...

Spibelt pref = blue camo!!

HaloJen said...

Been a facebook fan for awhile now!

HaloJen said...

Spread the word by announcing the giveaway as my status update on facebook.

HaloJen said...

Also, posted the giveaway on the Marine Corps Marathon community page :-) Lots of friends there!

Stacie said...

I'm a follower!!!

Stacie said...

I'm a fan on Facebook!!!

Stacie said...

Tri-berry, citrus fruit, and lemon+lime.

Stacie said...

I'm having a hard time deciding on a SPIbelt. Either black or possibly one of the green ones. Waterproof would be cool too.

Stacie said...

I tweeted!!!!

Stacie said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog.

Stacie said...

I posted a link on Facebook!!!

misszippy said...

I'm a follower (and sorry so late to find this!)

misszippy said...

lemon lime
orange ginger
citrus fruit

misszippy said...

Already like you on FB!

misszippy said...

Posting on my blog

Unknown said...

I follow your blog.

Unknown said...

I liked you on FB.

Unknown said...

I would like to try mixed fruits, orange ginger, and the kona cola.

Anonymous said...

I follow!

Anonymous said...

Posted your giveaway on Twitter!
@rustbeltrunner

Anonymous said...

I'm not very picky at all. So a black regular Spibelt would be awesome. It would match any outfit :)

Anonymous said...

Nuun preferred flavors:
orange ginger
tri-berry
mixed fruits

bobbie said...

I am a follower!
If you haven't already check out my giveaway also!!

bobbie said...

Nuun flavors I would pick:
lemon + lime
citrus fruit
tropical mix

bobbie said...

The spibelt I like is the basic with the purple zipper

bobbie said...

I fan/like you on facebook

bobbie said...

tweeted it @bobbie087

bobbie said...

posted it on facebook

Melissa said...

I am a fan on facebook now!

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

I follow your blog.

Melissa said...

I would like to try tri-berry, mixed fruit, and the citrus kind.

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

Pink spibelt for me!!

wendy said...

I follow!

wendy said...

I Like you on FB

wendy said...

I would like the SpiBelt in grey with a purple zipper

wendy said...

I Love NUUN! I would like the Kona cola, Lemon + Lime and Orange ginger

Anonymous said...

I have a spibelt & nuun, so don't enter me in the giveaway, but I linked you on my sidebar. LOVE the new look of your blog!

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