Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 2 of a Fit Christmas

Congrats to everyone who got busy in Day 1.  The random winner of the Endorphin Warrior Training Bracelet was... MARY, who hit the gym treadmill yesterday and worked on her mile splits.  Mary, please email me at runwithjess@comcast.net to claim your prize.

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And now for Day 2 of a Fit Christmas, where I have a real treat for you!  It's no secret I love to have fun while I run.  I dress in costume. I wear funky socks.  I wave like crazy and talk to spectators.  And I LOVE to wear skirts when I run, especially if they S*P*A*R*K*L*E!!

I recently had the opportunity to try a SparkleSkirt for the first time.  I tested out the SparkleTech skirt, which has built-in undershorts.  This is seriously the most comfortable running skirt I've ever worn.  First of all, it's gorgeous!  The fabric quality is simply stunning.  My SparkleSkirt was a beautiful royal blue with sparkles on it.  The A-line cut of the skirt is flattering for all body types and gives the perfect amount of flair as you run.  I felt like a sassy girly while I ran... and that is a FUN feeling!

This is important... SparkleSkirts are made in the USA.

All SparkleSkirts have a handy 12" zippered compartment by the waist to store keys, an ID, energy gels, etc.  (SparkleSkirts are also versatile enough that you can wear it backwards to put the compartment in the back.)

The SparkleLight style is just that... a skirt.  You can wear it overtop leggings, capris, or by itself.  I however still have thighs that touch, so I tried the SparkleTech with built-in shorts.  I have a variety of running skirts in my drawers with "built-in compression shorts"... most in which the shorts are pointless because they are either too short or they ride up once you get running.  The undershorts in the SparkleTech are the best I've ever worn!  First off, they are extremely well made with moisture-wicking material.  You actually feel like you're being "held in" if you know what I mean.  The undershorts have a 6" inseam so they are plenty long enough even for thick thighs like mine.  SparkleSkirts guarantee these undershorts not to ride up... and after a test run, I can tell you - they don't!
 
The SparkleTech has so much storage that makes it ideal on long runs.  In addition to the front compartment by the waist, there is also a large 4x4" pocket on the outside of both thighs, perfect spot to slip my iPhone.

SparkleSkirts are available up to size 4x.  I love this fact because I believe all shapes of women deserve to feel good on the run... and SparkleSkirts do just that.! The customer service from owner Leah is outstanding.  She's super nice and passionate about her beautiful creations.  If you're looking for something unique, inquire about SparkleCostumes. The SparkleSkirt team will create a look perfect for your race... Elvis, Ariel, Cinderella or even a wedding skirt.

Now you have a chance to win one of these glorious running skirts!  So get your sweat on and then come back to tell me about it!
Follow SparkleSkirts on Facebook HERE


HERE'S HOW TO WIN TODAY'S PRIZE


First you gotta work out!!  That's #1 priority here folks.  Don't tell me what you're GOING to do, tell me what you DID.  I know more than anyone what happens to the best laid plans during the holiday season... So go 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 in the 12 Days of a #FitXmas to win a SparkleSkirt @RUNwJESS"  Of course, you should replace the underlined part with what you actually did.  Key is to include the hashtags #FitXmas and @RUNwJESS.  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 2 closes for new entries at 12:00 midnight CST. Winner will be announced on Dec. 3


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?"  

73 comments:

  1. I ran 3.04 miles in 27 minutes this morning. Felt good! Any chafing in the skirts? I've never worn one.

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  2. I so wanted to run this morning, but I didn't think getting up at 5 and working 16 hrs today (until 2 am) would mix well, so I just did pushups, situps, planks and squats.

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  3. I stayed fit today by starting my day with a TRX/Yoga combo & planning to squeeze in a 2 miler later!

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  4. I ran 4 miles with Back on My Feet (an east coast non profit) bright and early at 5:30am this morning!

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  5. I pounded out 10 miles on the mill!!

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  6. I already did Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred this morning and I'm about to go knock out some miles on the tready! :)

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  7. I woke up at the crack of dawn and ran 8 miles on this beautiful day.

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  8. Thanks for making me get off my butt this morning Jess. I just did 5 sets of 10 pushups and 5 sets of 10 squats.

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  9. I did a 30 minute WATP DVD with weights. Thanks for getting me going...I am working late tonight, so normally I would have used a rest day today...instead I got up early and made it happen!

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  10. 40 minutes dynamic flow yoga. Thanks for the motivation!

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  11. I woke up and did 20 minutes of Wii Fit Yoga before work! Much better energizer than coffee, for me anyway! :)

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  12. Today I-
    walked then jogged for 25 minutes before teaching a killer BOOT CAMP class
    after that I went home, got my little girl and went back to the gym to get my own little workout in-45 mins on the TM (5.5 miles)

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  13. Did 2.5 miles on the treadmill this morning, watching the news and Good Morning America. I was going to be happy with just keeping the mill moving for 30 minutes but I ended up pushing through and busting out 2 intervals of PRE 6-7-8-9!

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  14. I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/corgipants/status/142652753649467392

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  15. I worked on my abs with Jillian Michaels this morning.

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  16. I jogged 2 miles, Then did free weights and crunches and medicine ball for an hour!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  17. Today is an off day for running for me, but I still managed to get a little sweat going with a Jillian Michaels - Six Week Six Pack session.

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  18. I went out for my 2.5 mile run this morning and felt so good when I got home that I ran the loop again!! :)

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  19. Cute skirt! I zumbed with my 3 kids and did TurboFire hiit 15!

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  20. I'm going to do yoga this evening and some stretching on my foam roller.

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  21. Just finished the Hope Endures Virtual 5k. I love that Sparkle Skirt with shorties underneath. I didn't know about them...

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  22. I taught my Zumba class and trained with my trainer this morning.

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  23. I stayed fit today by running. For 3 miles this morning it felt great!!

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  24. 30 minutes of walking today! Resting up for a 10K tomorrow!

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  25. I just finished a killer Cardio Fusion class at the Y.

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  26. I ran and did abs! :)
    Thanks for the chance! I'm been wanting one of these skirts for a long time!

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  27. i did the elliptical for 30 mins and weights at the smell old folk gym ;)

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  28. I ran 12 miles today.

    Would love to try out that skirt!

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  29. i jogged today!

    i have been wanting to try out one of those skirts for the longest time!!

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  30. I walked 3.5 miles while jammin' to Christmas tunes~
    Marci G.

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  31. ~K~
    i LOVE that skirt! I got out at 6am in temps of 27* to run 6.25 miles in a time of 53:00 even. LOVE this prize! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  32. I completed 10 miles on the bike this morning at the gym! :) I want one, I want one.....

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  33. I lifted today focusing on back and chest, super sets for the win! Hopefully I can move tomorrow...

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  34. Today I biked for 45 minutes, and then did some upper body and core work!

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  35. Walked 2 miles & 60 minutes of yoga today!!!

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  36. Today is usually a rest day but I stayed fit just for you! I did 10 sets of 10 real pushups, 10 sets of 10 lying leg raises, and 10 sets of 10 lunges! :)

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  37. Hi! It's me, Kerrie T., from Mom vs. Marathon. IE will not let me sign into Blogger. Actually, I think it's Blogger that doesn't want people to use IE so it makes it not work.

    ANYWAY. I am working out RIGHT NOW as I type this. Hoping to get in two miles walking while Christmas shopping, blogging, etc.

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  38. ooh this one I REALLY want to win! I walked 3 miles at lunch with my walking buddy and to top it off I'm jumping on the treadmill as soon as I get home from work!

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  39. Fridays are REST days in my training plan and it was VERY DIFFICULT NOT TO RUN! However, I did do abs, pushups, and stretching as I'm trying to loosen up my hammys. I did make great food choices today when faced with temptations! That's FIT!!!!!!!!!

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  40. 3.5 miles today. I wanted to do 6, but my digestive system had other ideas.

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  41. I stayed fit today by running/walking 2 miles with my dog and doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred!

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  42. I went to boot camp this morning!

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  43. I stayed fit today by running 5 miles on the treadmill this morning before work.

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  44. I got 4 miles in outside along with 1 hr on the elliptical.

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  45. I'm not sure about distances but I did 25 minutes on the bike, 20 minutes on the treadmill and then an hour with a personal trainer doing HIIT.

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  46. I ran 3 miles today. (and I really want that skirt.)

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  47. I rode the bike 7.1 miles today in 33 minutes!

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  48. I ran three miles on the treadmill and did my #PlankADay workout :)

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  49. I ran 3 quick miles outside before it got dark. They were negative-split miles, with the last one being 7:22. It was wonderful.

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  50. Today's technically a rest day, but to stay fit today I went for a short walk with my mom before dinner and tortured myself with my foam roller.

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  51. I am running a half tmrw and normally would NOT do anything today, but because of the challenge I rode :45 on a stationary bike.

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  52. I have a race tomorrow morning so I had to taper today but still stayed fit by walking two miles to work and back! The sparkle skirt looks awesome, I love it!

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  53. I ran 5.5 miles to stay fit today. I included lots of F/Vs to make my plate bright and colorful to stay fit. I took a little time for just hubby and I to stay fit. I took time to pray to stay fit. I think today I've got all my bases covered! Hope tomorrow is just as successful!

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  54. Sinceill probably forget to post after the gym...I just walked a mile and ran a mile with my dog in 20 degree weather--and now off to the gym for an hour of heart rate training and some strength training!

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  55. I did 1 hour of of PT and then I ran 4 miles. So cute - I think if I don't win one I must buy one!

    -@amber4miles

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  56. I did 30 minutes of strength training this morning and Jillian's 30 Day shred tonight as well as 15 minutes FitDeck exercise cards.

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  57. I went to a hula hooping workshop at my sister-in-law's studio! Worked my core. Even got my mom to come out for it.

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  58. Love the skirt! I ran 2.25 miles today!

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  59. I ran two-ish miles in 18 minutes on the treadmill at the hotel!

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  60. We went snowboarding...then I napped on the couch. I woke up complaining that I wouldn't get a run in so The Husband walked me to the gym where I stomped through a mile on the TM!

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  61. We assembled our new treadmill and I had to try it out--even at 10pm! :) I only ran just over a mile but walked too for a quick 20 minute workout.

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  62. I posted on fb that i did some heavy housework, but then this afternoon my 3 year old, God love him, made me do strength training with him.....he says, "come on mommy let's exercise," he's so stinkin cute!

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  63. Thanks for a fun opportunity! I biked for 3 m and the elliptical for 3m.

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  64. I ran7.5 miles! And I really want a sparkle skirt!

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  65. i walked on the the treadmill today bc i have a 5k in the am.

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  66. I treated myself to a nice long stretching session today! I was sooo tight from my run yesterday! (stretching counts, right?)

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