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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gone for a (long) Run giveaway

Saturday I ventured out for my last long run before the St. George Marathon. It went really well. I finished in just under 3 1/2 hours. And my race team was faithful as always. The Princess and her daddy brought me a Powerade refill (and my forgotten sunglasses) at 13 miles and then the whole crew (including my mom) brought me some ice cold water an hour later. My stomach cooperated, and I only needed one potty stop at the beginning (mostly because I didn't give myself time for it to happen before I headed out the door). And when I finished, my legs felt pretty good. The only soreness was my IT band, which bothered me off and on toward the end, and my Achilles on both feet, which have been a little tender after my longer runs ever since the uphills on the South Valley Half. But by the next day, any sign of the 22 miles I ran had pretty much subsided.

Before I headed out the door, I made sure to put on my ID bracelet. This has become part of my get-ready routine before my outside runs. But this time I was a little more excited about it because I was trying out my new IDmeBand Paracord Safety Bracelet from Gone for a Run.




Here are my thoughts, after wearing the bracelet for 22 miles:

  • It doesn't stink. Even after 3.5 hours of sweat. That is always a good thing.

  • It is pink. I love pink.

  • I didn't notice it. It fits a little looser than I like, but the smaller size was the exact measurement of my wrist and I was afraid it would be too tight. So I just pushed it up my arm until it didn't move and then I didn't even notice it was there.

  • It is really lightweight and didn't make my arm sweat like my silicone band does.

  • It was nice to know I had a life-saving device on my wrist, and not just because it contains my identification info. I think it is fascinating the paracord can be uncoiled and used as a tourniquet, a tow rope or a (running) shoe lace.

  • I am excited that one of you gets to have one too. And you get to choose a blue, black or pink paracord IDmeBAND. Yep, Gone for a Run wants to give one of you the band of your choice.


  • Here's how you can win (please leave a separate comment for each entry):


    1. Follow my blog. (1 entry - required)

    2. Visit Gone for a Runand tell me which bracelet you would choose and why you want it. (1 entry - required)

    3. LIKE Gone For a Run on Facebook. (1 entry - optional)

    4. Share this giveaway on your blog, Facebook and/or Twitter. (up to 3 entries - optional)


    If you don't win, you can still get your own Paracord IDmeBAND at Gone for a Run. Or check out the silicone IDmeBANDs with adjustable bands, which I think is AWESOME! The winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced on Tuesday, September 13.




    *Gone for a Run generously provided the bracelets for the review and to give away in exchange for my unbiased review.

    117 comments:

    Rena said...

    I liked the facebook page. And I would want the pink paracord IDmeBAND, because I never run with a phone or my wallet. So if I was lying in a ditch somewhere, a road ID would be super helpful.

    Running Ricig said...

    I follow you!

    Running Ricig said...

    I like the paracord bracelet like you have!

    Running Ricig said...

    tweeting

    Kara said...

    I already follow your blog!

    Kara said...

    I'd get a pink one like you have!

    Christi said...

    I follow your blog.

    Christi said...

    Oh yeah, congrats on your long run and good luck at St. George!

    Rachel said...

    I am a follower!

    Rachel said...

    I actually really like the pink one that you have. It looks like it would be more comfy than the silicone one. Plus, I LOVE PINK! :)

    Rachel said...

    I liked them on FB.

    Rachel said...

    I posted the giveawy on my blog.

    Laura said...

    I follow you!

    Laura said...

    I think I would get the plain black bracelet! These bracelets look awesome!

    ~K~ said...

    i'm a follower of your blog!
    runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ~K~ said...

    i'd pick the pink! I really need one of these since i always run alone...runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ~K~ said...

    i like gone for a run on fb [username karen r m]
    runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

    DEM said...

    Really cool giveaway - cool to know there are other ids out there besides RoadID - I follow you :)

    DEM said...

    I like the pink paracord one that you have!

    DEM said...

    I "like" gone for a run on FB!

    DEM said...

    I put this up on my blog!

    DEM said...

    I tweeted this! (@nello33)

    DEM said...

    I posted this on my FB too :)

    Sara said...

    I'm a follower!!!

    Sara said...

    I LOVE the Paracord! That is a fabulous idea. I like the pink or maybe even the black!

    Sara said...

    Shared on my blog!

    Sara said...

    Shared on my FB!

    Sara said...

    Shared on my Twitter!

    Sara said...

    I like Gone for a RUN on FB too!

    Rachelle Wardle said...

    So glad to hear your LR went well. Nice job at tackling 22! That is just awesome.

    I am a follower of course!

    Rachelle Wardle said...

    I liked gone for a run on fb.

    Rachelle Wardle said...

    I really really like the one that you have and I also love the shoe idea.

    Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

    I follow you

    Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

    I liked them on FB

    Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

    I tweeted

    Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

    I posted on my FB page

    Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

    posting on my blog in the sidebar

    Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

    I like the dogtags, those are neat

    Natalie said...

    I liked the FB page

    Natalie said...

    I would get a pink one you have because I love all things pink.

    Natalie said...

    I am also following your blog

    Oliver's said...

    I would get the pink one!

    Oliver's said...

    I'm a follower!

    Oliver's said...

    I like gone for a run!

    Mandy said...

    I liked you on FB and I would chose the LE-IDmeBAND pink like yours! I have always thought this was something I needed to get, but haven't wanted to fork out even more money. Also I think I should win because I'm doing St George too! :)

    Barb K. said...

    I would chose the LE-IDmeBAND because it looks totally cool!

    c1d1v3a4 said...

    Hi!

    I'm following your blog (love the onetri.com link!) and have shared this giveaway on FB.
    I've liked Gone for a run on FB for a long time lol, and have been wanting one of these in pink for a while.

    Good luck to all who entered! :)
    Debbie

    Barb K. said...

    Running with ID can really save your life!

    Ren said...

    I'm following, and like the page. I love pink, too, so I would choose the pink one. I'm not sure I'm entered, though, because I went to the website and can't find how to enter....unless this is it. haha

    TuesdaiGirl said...

    I am torn between the pink and black.. everything I own is black, its so hard to stray away... I guess I choose...pink!

    Mandy said...

    I'm following your blog and I would chose the LE-IDmeBAND pink like yours! I have always thought this was something I needed to get, but haven't wanted to fork out even more money. Also I think I should win because I'm doing St George too! :)

    Mandy said...

    And I just Tweeted it!
    I would pick the pink one just like yours!

    Jeff Rinker said...

    I would pick blue , because i have nothing to go with pink

    Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

    I'm a new follower! Saw a link to your blog on FB. Glad I'm here!!!

    Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

    I would get the engraved Paracord safety bracelet in black. I like it so much, I'd probably wear it sometimes even when not running! :)

    Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

    I like Gone For a Run on FB!

    Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

    I shared this giveaway on Twitter!

    Bonnie said...

    I am following your blog :)

    Bonnie said...

    I like Gone for a run on facebook!

    Bonnie said...

    I shared your giveaway on my facebook!

    paiNn3ck said...

    - following you
    - like the paracord for sure!
    - Like GFAR on facebook
    - going to post on my blog now

    Julia said...

    i follow you!

    Julia said...

    ohhh i love the pink paracord or the purple silicone!

    Julia said...

    liked them on fb!

    SupermomE12 said...

    I am a follower of your blog :)

    SupermomE12 said...

    i LOVE THE black paracord bracelet. :)

    SupermomE12 said...

    I like Gone for a Run on facebook

    SupermomE12 said...

    I posted on my blog

    Laurie said...

    I am following your blog.

    Laurie said...

    I like Gone For a Run on FB

    Laurie said...

    I tweeted your giveaway!

    Laurie said...

    Gone for a Run has a ton of cool stuff! If I had to pick one thing, I do like the idea of that paracord bracelet. Black is cool!

    nicole said...

    Following you, Liking Gone for a Run on FB, shared on my private FB page and on Moms Run this Town (national) FB page and the Moms Run this Town PA page...get an entry for each right;)...like the black but Love the pink since the bicolor shows design detail better plus I like the silver plate vs the colored plate

    runningonwordsblog.com said...

    I follow your blog.

    runningonwordsblog.com said...

    I really like the blue paracord bracelet!

    runningonwordsblog.com said...

    Tweeted

    Amanda said...

    I follow you already!

    Amanda said...
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    Amanda said...

    I like the LE- IDmeBAND Engraved Paracord Safety Bracelet - Black one from the website. I'd use it to have protection should something happen to me on a run.

    Amanda said...

    I liked Gone for a Run on Facebook as well.

    Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

    I'm a new follower!

    Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

    I'd get the black paracord one because it matches everything. I always run with ID when outside - always!

    Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

    I "liked" Gone for a run on Facebook(Jeff W)

    Suz and Allan said...

    I'm following you! I'm doing 5 Days of Giveaways on my blog this week if you want to stop by!

    Suz and Allan said...

    I like them on fb and told them you sent me!

    Suz and Allan said...

    I really like the shoe ID but the pink bracelet just like yours is my favorite!

    Clarinda said...

    I'm a new follower!

    Clarinda said...

    I visited their site and would like the pink paracord ID. It's cute and just seems like a good idea. I love that it has emergency contact info and that the cord can be so useful in other ways, too.

    Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

    I follow your blog.

    Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

    I get the IDmeBand pink paracord too. Why? Because in my crazy imaginary world, I might be lost in the wildness (during an ultra) and forced to use all those survival skills I have amassed while watching years of discovery channel shows. That paracord would come in handy! I might use it to build a shelter or snare some food.

    Oh, the insane world inside my head! ;-)

    Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

    I like Gone for a Run on FB.

    Lisa said...

    I think I could use the pink one, especially if I fall again...I also liked on facebook :)

    *~*~* Tracy said...

    I"m a new follower

    *~*~* Tracy said...

    I would get the blue for my 9 y/o son who runs cross country and wants his own 'runner stuff'

    *~*~* Tracy said...

    I like them on FB

    *~*~* Tracy said...

    I linked this on my blog

    Blaine said...

    I'm a follower...

    Blaine said...

    I'd get the black "wrist band" because I'm a guy and we don't use the word bracelet :).

    Blaine said...

    I liked them also on FB

    Penny said...

    I follow you

    Penny said...

    I like Gone for a RUN ON FB

    Penny said...

    I like the paracord pink one. It would be great to be wearing a bracelet that had all your info on it. Better safe than sorry.

    Penny said...

    shared on my fb page

    Penny said...

    linked on my sidebar of my blog

    Melanie said...

    I follow you and enjoy reading your blog! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity :) I'd happily wear any color/style because i'd be soooo appreciative to win one. Thanks for letting me enjoy your great blog and inspirations :) Keep on bloggin'!
    Cheers!

    Sarah said...

    I'm a follower!

    Once and Future Runner said...

    I follow you!

    Once and Future Runner said...

    I liked you on facebook!

    Once and Future Runner said...

    I would wear the black one.. Black IS the new pink afterall.. (and it goes with anything)

    Nikki Allen said...

    I would wear the pink one. I would love it, because I never have anywhere to keep identification when running.

    Erika said...

    I am a follower!

    Erika said...

    I like the black bracelet!

    Erika said...

    I liked Gone for a RUN on FB

    Darlene said...

    I already follow

    Darlene said...

    I liked GFAR on FB.

    Darlene said...

    I like the black bracelet

    Darlene said...

    I posted your giveaway on my blog