Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Here's to inspiration and a big welcome to new bloggies in my support crew. Let's CELEBRATE with a giveaway and some long awaited GREAT news! I got the green light today at P.T. to lightly begin my marathon training. I am sure that my "plan" will have to be modified and my overall GOAL will be to keep moving towards to the Portland Marathon. I have exactly 12 weeks to get ready for my first marathon, not ideal, BUT I am going for it. I don't want to and can't afford to be sidelined again so running smart will be key (or just getting lucky). It has been a long road these past two months but I am I starting to see a silver lining in the distance. I think I need to run less and somehow still be ready to run the full???

So let's PARTAY, with a giveaway! I have TWO sweaty bands to give away. I can't wait to wear mine while I am RUNNING!!! Thanks to the folks at Sweaty Bands! They are so cute and really stay put. This is what their website had to say...http://www.sweatybands.com I am having computer issues so you will just have to go their site to check them out! I will try to get a pic posted later. They are Super cute!



We’ve turned perspiration into a fashion sensation! Sweaty Bands are the ultimate sports and fitness headband, uniquely designed for women and girls who want to show their style, even when they sweat a while! Slip into one today and become a Sweaty Bands believer. Like potato chips, you can’t have just one, so check out our monthly six-pack. Go ahead; turn on the Sweaty Jukebox, take your time, and enjoy your visit!

To enter for your chance to win...

1. Become a follower or let me know if you already are.

2. Post this giveaway and let me know.

3. Share any ideas or tips on how to make it 12 weeks injury free??

Winners will be announced 7/14. Have a great SUNNY day!

77 comments:

Molly said...

I've been wanting to try these, especially now that it's so HOT out! I'm a follower : )

Molly said...

I'm trying to keep away from injury myself, I've been icing after long runs, and stretching and using my foam roller every day.

Shelle and Dan said...

Way to go!
I'm a follower.

Brenna said...

Sweet! I am so sweaty on my runs, and my headbands ALWAYS fall off. I'm a follower!

Angie Bishop said...

I am a follower!!
Trying to stay injury free here too!
Feeling great other than this tummy thing.

Angie Bishop said...

I posted a link to my blogs sidebar!

Navy Wife on a Diet said...

I'm a follower!

I think Sweatybands to runners are like assault charges to rappers. You're not legit without one.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am a follower!

LauraElaine said...

I am a new follower! I would love to try sweaty bands!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on my sidebar!

LauraElaine said...

I am on my way to post on my blog...

LauraElaine said...

My best stay-healthy advise: listen to your body! And as a PT myself, listen to your PT!! :)

Andrea Tilley said...

I am a follower :)

Andrea Tilley said...

I added you on my site for giveaways :)

Andrea Tilley said...

Not sure what to tell you about the injury thing. I have been blessed so far to keep injury free. Both my running partners are injured right now and I am on my own. I have just been praying to stay safe. I cannot even imagine what it was like for you to have to take all that time off. I would go crazy...er!

Genesis said...

yay for the green light on starting your training.

im a follower

Genesis said...

i like to attribute my injury free training to foam rolling and stretching. my shin splints were pretty bad for a while and got really expensive but foam rolling was the key for me.

bobbie said...

I am a follower!! Hey you won on my blog and still haven't heard from ya!!

bobbie said...

Linked it on my blog

bobbie said...

I am still a fairly new runner so probably not much on advice, but I would say make sure to take rest days in between.

Lynette said...

I've been wanting to try these =) I'm a follower!

Lynette said...

Since it's your first marathon, I would concentrate on your endurance. 3-4 runs a week with 1-2 being shorter recovery runs, 1 mid- milage run and then the long run on the weekend.

Berryfine said...

I'm a follower!

Berryfine said...

posted to my blog's contest page

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Berryfine said...

Listen to your body. That's the biggest thing. Mix up your training. I did LESS running overall and added a lot of biking, elliptical, walking and stairmaster to up my endurance and ran my entire 1/2. Ice is your friend. So is heat. Pick up some KT bands :)

Chris said...

I follow :)

Chris said...

Listen to your body, if something starts to hurt, don't push too hard. Keep ice on hand, keep hydrated, and start slow!

Angie said...

Those sweaty bands look cool! I'm a follower and posted the information on my blog! I would recommend what you are already doing, listening to your body and following what your pt says! So glad to hear you can run...

julie said...

Great blog! I am a new follower.

julie said...

Ice baths are the way to stay injury free. They are so painful but worth it in the end.

HaloJen said...

New follower and posting on my blog...

One preventative measure you could try that my PT insists upon is having a really strong core...ie: planks. I worked up to 3-90 sec repetitions of front plank on my elbows and 2-60 sec repetitions of full side plank (both sides). I do this 2-3 times/week. Then you can start moving while you are in plank pose (marching, rocking, etc). It seems to help quite a bit.

WannabeRunner said...

I'm a follower :)

WannabeRunner said...

The key to staying injury free is listening to your body and CROSS TRAINING!

abbi said...

I'm a new follower!

abbi said...

I've been lucky to be injury free so far. I think stretching after runs and foam roller helps.

Karen said...

I'm a new follower.

Karen said...

I've been lucky so far to avoid injuries, but I also haven't trained for anything longer than a 10K. I think it's important to take it slow and listen to your body. I'm also obsessed with stretching.

Sheridan Lee said...

Following your blog...

Sheridan Lee said...

Posted to my blog...

www.sherirunningthroughlife.blogspot.com

Sheridan Lee said...

Posted to my Facebook!

Sheridan Lee said...

Listen to the PT's...take it easy and slow. Be safe!

Heather said...

I'm a follower!

Heather said...

I linked to this on my blog (sidebar)

Heather said...

I'm trying to stay injury free too. My stragey is not to do too much too soon, stretch before runs and take rest days before and after my long run.

Running Nurse said...

I am a new follower:) I posted this on facebook. I try to ice my knees after everytime I run. Don't increase your miles too fast. If you do have an injury, take the time to recover so you can enjoy a painfree run:) I have had to learn this the hard way. I am also having knee pain. I love your rock n roll pics. I did the Seattle Rock n roll Half! I loved it. It was my first one. My time was 1 hr 56 mins. Happy Running! Oh and I have one sweaty band. I love love it!

Kadie said...

I am a follower! :o)

Kadie said...

I posted this giveaway to my blog! :o)

Amanda said...

Im a follower :o)

Amanda said...

On my way to share the giveaway on my blog right now!

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm a follower.

Cynthia O'H said...

Advice on staying injury-free:
1. Stretch
2. Ice if sore - listen to your body
3. If you feel tired and don't feel like running, you probably need a day off.

Cynthia O'H said...

Posting this giveaway. Thanks!

Allie said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm a follower!

Allie said...

I posted this giveaway to my blog.

Allie said...

I'd say a tip for staying injury free would be to stretch, stretch, stretch and listen to your body, take a break when you need to.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Oh please pic me Harm, I really really want a Sweaty Band but the price $$$ cant do it!!

I follow you buddy! and I will be there for your FIRST Marathon, cheering from the side line. HUGS!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

My tip is to pay attention to your body and REST and ICE and REST!! I only ran 4 days a week in prep for Eugene and I still had a gerat base and a STRONG Marathon. It is not the quantity of the runs it is the Quality. Focus on your form, make sure your shoes and working for you and RUN comfortable. Hmmm maybe running with buddies keeps you injury free too? Just an idea, no proof to that one

longlegsontheloose.com said...

i'm already a follower!

longlegsontheloose.com said...

linked back!

longlegsontheloose.com said...

my injury secret (having just dealt with months of painful IT issues)

FOAM ROLLER! hurts so good!

Momma On The Run said...

I am a follower!

Momma On The Run said...

To stay injury free: Rest, Ice after your runs, a light massage, use a roller, make sure you have great shoes. Stretch!!

Navy Wife on a Diet said...

you're linked on my sidebar!

Navy Wife on a Diet said...

Was it you, or perhaps someone else who said:

"my body throws pebbles at me before it hits me with a brick."

I think its important to listen to the pebbles! Thats my only advice. I'm such a new runner - but I've enjoyed reading what everyone else has to say on the subject!

Stella said...

I am a follower

Stella said...

Stretching and rest days are what helped me in the 1st half marathon

Darlene said...

I am a follower

Darlene said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog

Darlene said...

Don't push & STRETCH!!

Good luck!

julie said...

I posted a link on my blog.

Stacie said...

I'm a follower!!!!

Stacie said...

I'm in the same boat. I'm going to focus on stretching beforehand and to build my miles slowly but as quickly as possible without causing pain or injury. I'll have to take it day by day. I'm also going to try ice baths and see how that goes :)

Stacie said...

Posting link on my sidebar :)

Courtney said...

Following!

Courtney said...

I linked to your giveaway on my blog.

mommaof3ontherun said...

new follower so want to try a sweaty band

mommaof3ontherun said...

I think making sure you are listening to your body will help prevent injury. Ensuring proper hydration and fueling too.

I'm a new follower...I've got a giveaway for clif shot bloks if you want to come visit http://mommaof3ontherun.blogspot.com/