Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 1 of a FIT Christmas

It's December 1st which is exciting for one main reason... the 12 Days of a Fit Christmas has begun!!  I hope you get your booty moving today so that you can earn yourself an entry into today's giveaway from Endorphin Warrior.

Shortly after I finished my first marathon in September, I knew I wanted something special, yet simple, to remind me of the journey.  It was an amazing accomplishment to cross that finish line and I knew it would never quite feel the same again.  I wanted to bottle that feeling and remind myself every day of why I push forward... and keep on running.

I found the perfect solution at Endorphin Warrior...

See, in many ways I feel like I'm married to my running. It's made me cry tears of joy... and tears of pain. Running can be a lot of hard work at times, but the rewards of the journey are incredible.

This Warrior Training Ring is sterling silver and handmade to order.  Endorphin Warrior offers this ring in 14 different empowering keywords to choose from for women and men.  It's the perfect gift for someone starting out on a journey or after they cross the finish line.  I like the simplicity of it.  And all it takes is one look down to remind myself, "I'm a Marathoner."

Like everyone, I have dips in the road... low times when I feel defeated.  Right now this darn injury has me hanging. I'm finding this new piece as a source of strength...

I am UNBREAKABLE.
There is nothing that can break me unless I allow it.

This is a Warrior Training Bracelet, also from Endorphin Warrior.  Made to wear during your workout, this bracelet features a powerful keyword to help you train with a strength of body and mind.  With 18 different words/sayings, you're sure to find one that triggers your inner athlete.  The bracelet attaches with a sturdy snap and is available in an abundance of sizes to fit both women and men.

By staying FIT today, you have the opportunity to win 
your choice of a Warrior Training Bracelet from Endorphin Warrior.




HERE'S HOW TO WIN TODAY'S PRIZE


First you gotta work out!!  That's #1 priority here folks.  Get your sweat on and then come back and tell me about it!!  Make stuff up and Karma will come knocking at your door...

1.  BLOG
Comment below on this blogpost:  Answer me this... "How did you stay FIT today?"  Simple answers such as "I ran 3 miles" will suffice, or you can brag it up and give me a detailed summary.  One entry per person per day.

2.  TWITTER
Tweet, tweet, tweet!  Tweet something like this... "I biked 40 min to a #FitXmas to win prizes from @RUNwJESS and @EndorphnWarrior."  Of course, you should replace the underlined part with what you actually did.  Key is to include the hashtags #FitXmas, @RUNwJESS and @EndorphnWarrior.  No need to come back and tell me about it... I'll see it on Twitter if you tag me appropriately.  One entry per person per day.

3.  FACEBOOK
Comment on today's Facebook post that asks, "How did you stay FIT today?"  Again, no need to come back and tell me about it... I'll see it on the Run with Jess FB page.  One entry per person per day.


No matter which social medium is your forte, 
you can play the 12 Days of a Fit Christmas!!
If you do all three, you'll earn 3 entries into today's drawing.
Day 1 closes for new entries at 12:00 midnight CST. Winner will be announced on Dec. 2


THE FINE PRINT
• You must follow Run with Jess via Google Friend Connect (click Join button in the right sidebar), on Facebook and/or on Twitter.  I don't mean to force you to like me, but I gotta be able to get in touch with you.
• Giveaway items were supplied to me by the named companies.  However, the opinions expressed here are all Jess.
• Open to U.S. residents only. Sorry my international buddies, but postage is getting expensive.
• Each person may only win once.  Gotta spread the holiday cheer around...
• No sign-up or registration required.  Just come back each day from Dec. 1st thru the 12th.
• Each person is allowed a maximum of 3 entries into each giveaway (1 for a blog comment, 1 for a tweet, and 1 for a FB post).  Each entry must answer the question, "What did you do to stay fit today?"  

67 comments:

  1. I ran three miles first thing this morning and will do an ab workout tonight! Thanks for the chance! :) I LOVE your ring!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I did situps, pushups, planks and squats today to keep fit. Thanks for keeping us accountable :D

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did 50 push-ups as soon as I got out of bed this morning! Also, I have a 30-Day Shred workout and a nice run planned for after school this afternoon. We've had some crazy flooding here in NW Ohio the past 2 days so I want to get out on the trails and see if the creeks have started to go back down yet. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I did 45 mins with Jillian,Elliptical for 30 min, ran 2 miles bf on the treadmill. Love being accountable

    ReplyDelete
  5. How I Stayed Fit Today ... "I ran 3 miles today!" www.dashingdiva.net

    ReplyDelete
  6. I worked out for one hour at my fitness Center, Running, elliptical, walking and circuit training. It all felt great.. Thanks also for the accountablity. It helps so much, and teh cool prizes.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a beautiful ring. I'm running 2 miles after work today... hopefully it'll help relieve some stress! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  8. ~K~
    You got me moving early today so i can get it done and report in! I biked 5.15 miles on the stationery bike and threw in 30 (girl-style) push ups in case that wasn't enough. ;-) Now I'm off to burn a few more calories vacuuming and cleaning my lil country church. runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Does running.... errands count? :P Okay, I will get my rear in gear. I love this Jess; you really motivate people to stay fit. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I did day 1 of 12 days of christmas and 30 min of my brazil butt lift cardio axe

    ReplyDelete
  11. Jess I am going to do abs and arms right now!!! running is currently out :( I'm so sad. I will come back just wanted to tell you that I think this idea is GREAT :D you are awesome! xo

    ReplyDelete
  12. The gym!!! need to work on my mile splits and the treadmill forces me to keep pace!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I LOVE these!!! I did Day 4 of the Holiday Shred with Bobbi! Tonight I am running!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I ran 15 miles this morning at a 7:53 average pace. I am getting ready for the Goofy Challenge in January and am on target for 75 miles this week. I also tweeted and posted on FB. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I ran 3 miles this morning on my treadmill. Oh yeah! Your ring is awesome, that is such a great idea for a marathon reward!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I did a 30 min. walk/run on the treadmill, and then I did the Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I ran 3 miles on the TM and then finished up with some core work!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I ran 3 miles at the track this morning. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Well, I can't win cause I am in Canada, but wanted to say I think your event is wonderful! Such a neat idea.

    Your U.S. postage is so much less than ours and such a better service too. Arghhh.

    Have a great day, Jess, and yes, I am running today! :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I took a spin class this morning (5:15 am!) and am thinking about maybe a Bikram yoga class after work today...

    Love your blog, by the way! I ran my first marathon this fall as well, and reading about your experience was a huge inspiration to me in the weeks leading up to it!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hitting the gym for the 7th time in one week!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I biked 16 miles this morning!

    ReplyDelete
  23. This morning I ran four miles and hopefully squeeze in some sort of ab work this evening!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I ran 1.5 miles & walked 1. :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. I ran 3 miles this morning, and it's too cold to be doing this outside! lol My friends think I'm crazy! Thinking about running another mile this afternoon just because it's so darn nice outside...

    ReplyDelete
  26. Running 3 miles after work tonight - tempo runs for half marathon training!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I ran 2 miles! HELLO Vegas .. here I come!

    ReplyDelete
  28. "How did you stay FIT today?" I walked a 5 mile "muscle building" program on my treadmill today!

    ReplyDelete
  29. 6.1 chilly trail miles today!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I did Jillian's 30 day shred AND ate a yummy, homemade salad for lunch, packed with flax and chia seeds! YUM! Hope I win this one :) i'D LOVE SOME JEWELRY THAT MOTIVATES!!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. 2 running miles for me today!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I lifted, cycled, and ran my little heart out this morning :)
    amo72 at ymail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  33. I got my long run in today, 11.5 miles, my new longest. It really sucked, I bonked, but I made it. Have a great day Jess!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I ran 5 miles at lunchtime today. December 1st with 50 degrees in Western, NY is unheard of; I took advantage of the glorious weather!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I did a recovery workout of 10 minutes of stretching and 30 minutes of biking.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I ran 7 miles today and lifted weight for 30 minutes.

    ReplyDelete
  37. I ran 1.3 miles in 25 degree weather this morning! And, I will run a bit more this evening as well as doing some ab work!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I walked for 2 miles, and biked for an hour!

    ReplyDelete
  39. 6 miles on the machine for me today

    ReplyDelete
  40. love this :) good thing i just found you on twitter too! today i had a lovely 6.25 mile super easy run trying to take in the lovely weather we were having in the city. fingers crossed that this weather holds out!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical this morning!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I ran 8miles today!!!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I'm having issues commenting so hopefully you don't get this 18 times. But I did a Core Fusion yoga class this morning!

    - @amber4miles

    ReplyDelete
  44. I stayed fit today by doing a 50 minute indoor cycling class, running 1 mile on the treadmill for Tall Mom on the Run's December Challenge, doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred for 20 minutes and stretching for 20 minutes! Needless to say, I'm exhausted now!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I ran 2.8 miles pushing my four year old daughter in the stroller and then did 15 minutes of fitdeck cards. May squeeze in another mile or two on the treadmill tonight.

    ReplyDelete
  46. I managed 2.4 miles on the ARC trainer. Today was crosstraining day! Love the burn!

    ReplyDelete
  47. I rode 11 miles on the indoor trainer in 50 minutes. It was sweat-tastic!

    ReplyDelete
  48. 5+ miles outside with my best friend

    ReplyDelete
  49. I was tempted to skip my run, but I didn't. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill.

    ReplyDelete
  50. I walked for 20 minutes on my treadmill....

    ReplyDelete
  51. I ran a mile & got in 20 mins on the elliptical. Bonus tricep dips, push ups & squats.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I ran one mile sprint on the treadmill today.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Weights today. Sumo deads, front squats and dips. The fire alarm at the gym went off. Luckily it was right before my rest interval. When the issue was resolved I went on to the next exercise.

    ReplyDelete
  54. I ran a sweaty 2 miles on the treadmill - the roads are far too icy for an outside run!

    ReplyDelete
  55. I did a 4 mile Biggest Loser dvd :)

    ReplyDelete
  56. I ran 3.08 miles in 27 minutes. :)

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate your feedback and comments!