What I’m Lovin’ Right Now

Hello Friday!!! Okay so I had to take some time out to share with you what I’m loving right now!  Plus it’s Valentine’s Day Weekend so I thought I would go with the lovin’ theme as well!

Sia – Chandelier (57th GRAMMYs feat. Kristen Wiig & Maddie Ziegler)

But here’s what I’m really loving about it……..Kristen Wiig!! She did a phenemonal job. You know….. the chic from SNL and Bridemaids.

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Apple TV

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Yes I’m behind in times but oh my I do love it. Why? Because all the workout videos that are on my laptop I can stream to my TV now!!!

MealEnders

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I just got these in the mail to try and review but already I’m LOVING THEM!!!!  I’ll be doing a full on review later however here’s the jest…………….

mealenders lozenges

 

And keep and eye out………there will be a giveaway!!! Yes, you too can enjoy this awesomeness!!

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So that’s it. I’m loving Kriten Wiig, Apple Tv and MealEnders! What’s on your list?

Cheers!

Reebok Spartan Race Entry Winner

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The winner of the Reebok Spartan Race Entry Giveaway is………..

 

SethRich

Congrats and have fun!!

 

Here’s a code for 10% off of any Spartan race:  SPARTANBLOGGER

Reebok Spartan Race Entry Giveaway

So it’s no secret that obstacle racing is growing in leaps and bounds in the running community.  It’s also no secret that the Spartan Race is one of the leading and premier global obstacle race series out there.   Don’t believe me just ask Runners World and NBC who just partnered up with them. Runner’s World has embraced them into the running community by providing training, nutrition and race day plans and NBC is bringing it to your living room in hopes to get you off the couch and into the mud!

I recently read the best article in Outside Magazine about the owner, Joe De Sena and about his passion for what he’s doing (check it out here).   By the time I was done reading it, I was ready to drink the Kool Aid!!

Then…..this happened…….. The AH-Mazing folks at Rebook Spartan Race  contacted me with the opportunity to try out the Spartan Race AND (yes, there’s more) they’ve  given me the ability to give away one FREE entry to ANY race!!!

All you have to do is answer one question below in the comments section……….

Which race event would you sign up for?

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Winner will be announced Wednesday night, July 30, 2014. 

If your in and around the Ohio area you should check this out (p.s. I’m kind of jealous I don’t live closer to Ohio!!)

Ohio Spartan Sprint, Super & Beast
Reserve your spot in the mud today!

We’re extremely excited to bring the Spartan Sprint, Super, and Beast to Ohio for the first time ever on October 4!

  • The Spartan Sprint is comprised of 15+ obstacles over 3+ miles and is a great way to get off the couch and onto the course! 
  • The Spartan Super will test your physical strength and mental resolve. Tackle 20+ obstacles over 8+ miles, and show that you’re Spartan tough!
  • The Spartan Beast is a true test of will. Tackle 25+ obstacles over 12+ miles, and prove you’re the ultimate Spartan! 

Sign up today for a race before it fills up!! Don’t miss out on all the fun!!

Giveaway!!

colorado women's classic

Thanks to the fabulous folks at 3W Races,  I’m giving away one free entry in the their annual Colorado Women’s Classic VIRTUAL Run!

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Here’s the nitty gritty of the details of the actual race:

Welcome to Colorado Women’s Classic – VIRTUAL RACE! This is a virtual event – you may complete your choice of distance in your own town on a trail, street or treadmill of your choice!

PRICING:
$21.00 plus processing covers your shirt, race bib, shipping and entry into prize raffle for prizes from 3W Races, Allied Medal Displays, Sports Authority, Road ID and more! 

Additionally, 10 Mile runners may opt to add a 10 miler finisher medal to their order for $12.00.

Some of the proceeds will go to Athletes Serving Athletes!!  Our goal is $1,000.00 (We need 500 virtual racers to reach that goal) This is a fantastic organization located in Maryland, USAhttp://www.athletesservingathletes.org/

GROUPS!!! We have special pricing for groups of 5 or more who sign up at the same time.  Your GROUP’s package of T Shirts will be shipped in one package to the team captain.  This is a great thing to do together!!  Get your girlfriends, daughters and sisters together today!!

Charity Partner: Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA) is a non-profit organization that brings people together to experience the joy, excitement, and thrill of competition. ASA offers innovative athletic training, supportive mentor relationships, and high quality endurance events for athletes living with disabilities. ASA uses athletic activity as a catalyst for personal development—improving physical fitness, increasing self-esteem and empowering challenged youth to meet their highest potential. We inspire all people to give of themselves and live more active lifestyles, pursuing a high quality of life and achievement. 

RESULTS Complete your run anytime on Mother’s Day Weekend and return here to upload your results.  We’ll wait until the following weekend to post all the results and the random prizes, just to give you procrastinators a chance to report them!  Only those who post their results will be placed into the drawing for prizes.

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Sign up here!!  Good Luck!

 

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Faucet Face Water Bottles GIVEAWAY!!!

I love fun. I love quirky. And…….I love water bottles.  Peeps, check this out…………

Faucet Face

Aren’t they just THE BEST?!?! Okay so the fine folks at Faucet Face provided these for me to use and review AND GIVE ONE AWAY!!

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 How cool are they?!?!

So I know, you’re asking, “What’s so great about these?”

  1. They’re glass
  2. They’re BPA FREE  (WHOOP WHOOP)
  3. Each bottle you buy helps provide a minimum 100 liters of clean water for families in India

Another amazing thing about these is how thick they  are…………

Faucet Face

The fine folks at Faucet Face created these delightful water bottles to help promote drinking water and to help promote using LESS plastic bottles.  Then they decided to give back by giving a portion of the profits from each bottle go to making biosand filters. And if you buy 5 bottles directly from their site an entire filter will get made!  Here’s a more in depth explaination……….

On the outskirts of towns in the Thane district in Maharashtra, India, many residents drink and bathe in contaminated river water. Since they live in remote areas, it’s impractical for the government to install plumbing going to their homes.
Without a safe water source, many are forced to use nearby river and surface water which is contaminated with worms, parasites and bacteria. It causes dysentary, cholera, and diarrhea. In India diarrhea alone causes more than 1,600 deaths a day, many of which are children under 5.
So how do you create a long term sustainable water source for these residents when it’s impractical to install plumbing? We believe part of the solution involves BioSand filters.
BioSand Filters
A BioSand water filter is a simple concrete container. It houses several layers of sand which trap and eliminate sediments, pathogens and other impurities from the water. As the contaminated water travels through the layers of sand, it gets cleaned.
The filter is relatively inexpensive to construct, costs nothing to operate and is easy to maintain. Most importantly, they eliminate 90-95%† of impurities from the water.
Our non-profit partners at TMA, employ locals in India to create the filters and then distribute them to families in need.
Often when one family gets a filter, their neighbors see first hand how effective they are and they want one as well! As one villager put it “Filter is like round o’clock doctor who save us from waterborne disease.”
When you buy one, two, three, or four bottles, a portion of sales will be combined with those from other customers to make one filter. When you buy five bottles a complete filter will be manufactured and donated on your behalf to a family who needs it.

So why would you want to buy one?  You’re promoting a good cause (water filters for those that need them), you’re promoting using a more Earth friendly way of taking in nature’s liquid goodness!

 So without further ado……………..This water bottle is up for grabs!!!

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RACE ENTRY GIVEAWAY

The fabulous folks at 3W Races is giving us one (1) free entry to the Westminster Women’s Classic Virtual Run that will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2013.  The raffle will begin Wednesday, April 3, 2013 and will end Wednesday, April 10, 2013. 

A little about 3W Races and the Westminster Women’s Classic Virtual Run…………

3W Races believes in creating a better existence for themselves and their neighbors by offering local racing events in partnership with local businesses which benefit local charities.  The Westminster Women’s Classic is a race that partners with Growing Home of Westminster in a race for women to benefit children in their own backyard.

3W Races offers virtual races so that people in different states have the option to run the distance at home and still get the great shirt. What great shirt you may ask? This one……………

Also, some of the proceeds will go to Athletes Serving Athletes!! Their goal is $1,000.00 (They need 500 virtual racers to reach that goal) This is a fantastic organization located in Maryland, USA  http://www.athletesservingathletes.org/

To enter, just click the Rafflecopter link below:

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If you don’t want to wait and would like to pay for an entry now, click the link below:

Westminster Women’s Classic-Virtual 


Good Luck! 

Giveaway For Runners!!!

Come one, Come all  to enter for a chance to win a free pack of Bib Stickers! No these are not for your child’s spit up bib, these are for your race bibs!!  I personally think it’s a GENIUS idea. A sticker to put on the back of your race bib so that you can remember all the important details of that great day.

The “No Fibber Bib Sticker” makes recording those important race day stats easy and fun! It is a quality-built, die-cut label where you will record  all of those pertinent race day memories that are too valuable to ever forget. The “No Fibber Bib Sticker” adheres directly to your bib after your race to permanently imprint that irreplaceable personal information, transforming each of your bibs into a collectible  piece of your racing history.”


The founder of Bib Stickers, Mary Marcia Brown, (and Contributing Editor of Running Journal) came up with the idea/product because “after all, the seemingly random numbers do become our identity if only for a day or 5k distance.”

You have until Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. to register for a chance to win a a pack of  No Fibber Bib Stickers. Consider it an early Christmas present to yourself (and they make great presents also!).  

All you have to do is……..

This one will be super easy to enter!

1. Become a fan of Pounds To Miles on Facebook and follow me on Twitter. (+3 entries for each) Leave your FB name & Twitter name in the comments, please.

2. Subscribe to my blog. (+3 entries for each). Leave a comment 

3. Become a fan of Bib Stickers  on Facebook . (+3 entries ) Leave your FB name  in the comments saying you followed Bib Stickers, please.

4. Post this giveaway on Facebook or tweet about it on Twitter. (+5 for each ) Leave your FB name & Twitter name in the comments, please.

BE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT LETTING ME KNOW WHAT ALL YOU DID SO YOU CAN GET ALL YOUR ENTRIES!!


Giveaway!!

Thanks to the wonderful peeps at 3W Races I am able to  give away 1 entry to the 3W Races Dash ‘n Splash  Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in Any Town, USA! Cut off time will 10:00 p.m. September 12, 2012 and winner will be announced on the 13th (lucky 13).


“3W Races was established with the idea that we can all make a difference in our community if we just use our gifts and resources in little ways.  We purposely hold local racing events that partner with local independent owned and operated businesses and support local humanitarian charities…and we do all this with cool swag at an affordable price! Our mantra is “Do what you can, when you can, with what you have”!  It’s for this reason that we have decided to do a virtual race and raise awareness and have set a fundraising goal of $1,000 and 1,000 racers.  For every racer we will donate $1 and are providing incentive for our racers by offering over $500 worth of raffle prizes just for registering or donating to our partner charity Athletes Serving Athletes.

We think the t-shirts are very cool and more unique than most race shirts out there. Remember, this is not a traditional 10 mile race!  You can run 1 mile a day for 10 days or 10 miles in 1 day!! It’s your choice.  But, you DO have to run through a water feature…YAY!  That is the really fun part!  Take pictures of you and your friends running and splashing through your favorite “watering hole”!  (local fountains, streams, rivers, ponds, sprinklers…)

Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA)is a non-profit organization that brings people together to experience the joy, excitement, and thrill of competition.  ASAoffers innovative athletic training, supportive mentor relationships, and high quality endurance events for athletes living with disabilities.  ASA uses athletic activity as a catalyst for personal development—improving physical fitness, increasing self-esteem and empowering challenged youth to meet their highest potential.  We inspire all people to give of themselves and live more active lifestyles, pursuing a high quality of life and achievement.

Register today for $19.99!  This includes a t-shirt (gender specific), postage, CC processing fees, race bib, entry to our raffle drawing of over $500 worth of stuff!  We will also post the times on our website:) “

Register here

Athletes Serving Athletes 

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This one will be super easy to enter!

1. Become a fan of Pounds To Miles on Facebook and follow me on Twitter. (+3 entries for each) Leave your FB name & Twitter name in the comments, please.

2. Subscribe to my blog. (+3 entries for each). Leave a comment

3. Become a fan of 3W Races on Facebook . (+3 entries ) Leave your FB name  in the comments saying you followed 3W Races, please.

4. Become a fan of Athletes Serving Athletes on Facebook. (+3 entries) Leave your FB name in the comments saying you followed Athletes Serving Athletes, please.

5.. Post this giveaway on Facebook or tweet about it on Twitter. (+5 for each )

BE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT LETTING ME KNOW WHAT ALL YOU DID SO YOU CAN GET ALL YOUR ENTRIES!!

That’s it!  This giveaway ends on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. 

Winner of the Spi Belt Giveaway!

SPIbelt - Polka Dot with Black Zipper

The winner of the EXTREMELY cute Spi Belt……………………

 

TOO TALL FRITZ!!!!!!

email me with your address please at brandywindham@gmail.com, unless you don’t want it and I can keep it!!

 

GIVEAWAY!! Coleman Nichols Memorial 5K Run / Walk – Sumrall Football Field

I’m giving away 1 entry to the Coleman Nichols Memorial 5K Run / Walk – Sumrall Football Field Friday, March 23rd. Cut off time will 5:00 p.m. and drawing will be at 6:00 p.m.

 

Caleb Morris is hosting a 5k to raise money for the family of Coleman Nichols who tragically passed away due to cardiac arrest leaving behind 3 children and a wife. All proceeds are going directly to the family.

This one will be super easy to enter!

1. Become a fan of Pounds To Miles on Facebook and follow me on Twitter. (+3 entries) Leave your FB name & Twitter name in the comments, please.

The rest is optional, just be sure to leave a comment below so I can enter your name. If you’d like additional entries, you can:

1. Post this giveaway on Facebook or tweet about it on Twitter. (+3)

2. Follow my blog. (+3)

That’s it!  This giveaway ends on Friday, March 23rd. 

SPI BELT GIVEAWAY!!

The very nice people at Spi Belt has given me a lovely belt to giveaway!!  Yay!!!  

It’s this one………

SPIbelt - Polka Dot with Black Zipper

This one will be super easy to enter!

1. Go to the Spi Belt  Facebook page and “like” them, then come back and leave a comment here with your FB name. (+2entries) Let them know I sent you, if you don’t mind.

2. Go to their Twitter page and follow them, come back and comment here with your Twitter name. (+2 entries) Let them know I sent you if you want! If you don’t have Twitter, no worries! 

3. Become a fan of Pounds To Miles on Facebook and follow me on Twitter. (+3 entries) Leave your FB name & Twitter name in the comments, please.

The rest is optional. If you’d like additional entries, you can:

1. Post this giveaway on Facebook or tweet about it on Twitter. (+3)

2. Follow my blog. (+3)

3. Tell me what you would use your Spi Belt for. (+3)

4. Post this giveaway on your blog. (+3)

That’s it!  This giveaway ends on Sunday, March 25th .

GIVEAWAY!!

I’m very excited about this!!  So the 22nd of January is my one year blogiversary!  I’ve made it one whole year!!!

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So………………….

Go Sport ID has passed on not one but TWO $25.00 gift cards to be given away!  I love my bracelet. I have “The Glide” with the multiple bands.  I must say the whole order was very quick arriving to me. Which I love because I’m so impatient!

Sports ID glide

 

Here’s the plus of it, they provide me with an extra layer of comfort knowing that if something happens to me and I’m alone, someone will know how to reach my hubby.  I run alone a lot and there’s always that “what if” of something happening to me.

It also has just enough room to put in a motivational word or two (maybe even three). For me, mine was simply “RUN.”   It’s that little reminder to push when I get tired and to keep moving forward.    I’ve even been known to write motivational words on my forearm.  This keeps my temporary inking at bay!

 

So how do you enter for a chance to get one?

One vote per task

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Become a member of my blog

 

 

  • Facebook “I just entered Pounds to Miles giveaway for a chance to win a Go Sport ID bracelet” Be sure to tag Pounds To Miles and Go Sport ID

 

 

  • Twitter “I just entered @poundstomiles giveaway for a chance to win a @GoSportID bracelet”

 

 

And of course leave a comment below  for every entry you make. One entry per task per person!  That’s a LOT of chances!!

The drawing will be on Sunday, January 22, 2012. I will stop taking entries at midnight on the 23rd.   I will mail out the gift cards the next day.

Thanks for making for this a successful year!  I look forward to the next one!

Friday Jitters and giveaways

Thank God it’s Friday!!  This weekend plans to be low key. I know I should be outside soaking up the rays and taking in the hot, humid air  but I think this weekend I’ll be belly up catching up on my reading.  But who cares about that part, right?  This weekend I start double digit long runs. No turning back after tomorrow. I was going to wait and post after our 10 mile run tomorrow but I’m just so jittery about it. I’m trying hard not to think about it but I really want to have a good solid run. I know it’s not going to feel great. I know it’s going to be uncomfortable. So what makes for a solid run when your body’s aching, it’s hot, humid and the miles steadily continue to build? It’s just a feeling.  I guess it’s knowing I didn’t walk the last 2-3 miles back to my starting point but rather I somehow willed myself to finish running the last 2-3 miles.  I always tell myself, “sure you can walk back if that’s just what you really need to do but where’s the honor in that?” Double Digit mileage for some reason stresses me out but I get giddy about it too.  I really want to be one of those people who can just run and run for hours on end.  A friend of mine (in another town from me) has a neighbor who runs  a ridiculous amount of miles on a daily basis. Just because she can. That’s what I want to do!!  I feel like on those long weekends when I’m just bored out of mine I wish I could just run and do it for hours.  It almost seems poetic in some way.  Anyways, back to reality.

So this week we did our “long” run on Monday 8 miles (I was out of town this past weekend). Tuesday I gave my legs a break. Wednesday I did repeats. Something I haven’t done in years!  It was a little bit of trial and error but  I think from now on, on Tuesdays (not Wednesdays) will be Repeat Tuesdays for me. I started off with a nice little 10 minute jog.  Next I toed up at my starting point then I set off with a goal of  two minutes to finish 400 meters/quarter mile.  Well for some reason I stopped at what I thought was a quarter mile but I was short by just a bit.  I don’t know what I was thinking. I did it twice before I realized I was screwing up my distance.  I wasn’t short by much but it wasn’t a quarter mile either. Anyways so I did 4 more repeats for a total of 6 followed by a cool down.  I was spent after that, but in a good way. Now I know exactly what I need to do so the next couple of weeks that I have planned for repeats should go smoother. I intended to run Thursday but I think with the 8 on Monday and the repeats on Wednesday I was exhausted, like couldn’t hold my eyes open exhausted. I didn’t run this morning either. I always hate to run the day before a long run.  To me that’s the equivalent of trying a new hair style the day before your wedding!

Either way I’m excited to report back tomorrow the good, the bad and the ugly.  Also to anyone who might be kind of enough to grace my page, over at Slow Is The New Fast she’s giving away a Spibelt.

They are absolutely fabulous and I shamelessly begged for one since I’m constantly stuffing phone, gu packs in all areas that can hold something while I’m out running.  Beyond that I love her blog and you should visit even if you don’t need a Spibelt.

I hope everyone has a great Friday.

Ciao!