Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 3 of a Fit Christmas

Hooray for all the fabulous workouts on Day 2!  The random winner of a new SparkleSkirt is... BETHANY N., who ran 2 miles with her puppy followed by 20 minutes of crunches and stretching.  Bethany, please email me at runwithjess@comcast.net to claim your prize.

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One of the best online sources for a huge variety of runner-specific gifts is Gone for a Run.  They have everything from apparel to jewelry, safety products to office items. The list is literally endless.  I have a field day visiting their website.  With the holidays right around the corner, it's the perfect place to shop for the runner on your list.

Recently, I had the chance to review one of their MetalART Wall Displays.  After two years of racing, I've compiled quite a collection of medals.  I truly treasure each one of them.  They represent the finish lines and the work it took to get across each one.  Occasionally, I like to browse through the medals, hold them in my palm and reminisce the day.

Now I have the perfect presentation for them on the wall next to my treadmill (broken but the new one is on the way!).  Hand sculpted from black metal, the MetalART Wall Display measures 14x4" and will display up to 24 medals.  It hangs easily on the wall with two screws, plus an optional third if you choose to secure the bottom.  Medals are easily added and rearranged by sliding them along the bottom arm.

Now you have a chance to win one of these cool "Run Like A Girl" Wall Displays to showcase your race medals.  Simply get active today and stay FIT during the Christmas season!

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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 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 MedalART Wall Display @GoneforaRUNcom @RUNwJESS"  Of course, you should replace the underlined part with what you actually did.  Key is to include the hashtags #FitXmas, @GoneforaRUNcom 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 3 closes for new entries at 12:00 midnight CST. Winner will be announced on Dec. 4


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?"  

65 comments:

  1. NUTS! I knew I was forgetting to do something yesterday! I wanted that :) Congrats to the winner!

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  2. I did 60 minutes of yoga this morning!!!

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  3. I ran 10 minutes on the treadmill this morning!

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  4. 30 min of yoga, and this afternoon I'm going shopping for the 2 angels off the boys&girls club tree. Shopping counts, right? :)

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  5. Cross Country 5K race!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  6. Since yesterday was a big walking day for me (trip to the amusement park with the kiddos), I thought I'd do a lighter workout today of 20 minutes of Pilates. However, the 20 minutes wasn't as easy as I thought they would be. :D I'm glad I did it, though. Hoping to get a nice long walk in with the family today.

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  7. I walked 5 miles this morning!! What a beautiful winter day it was!

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  8. I did 30 minutes of kick boxing this morning!! Woot! :)

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  9. I hiked Pinnacle Mtn today, which is a total of about 4 miles! Cold but fun!

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  10. I am running a 5k tonight with Carson!!!

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  11. I stayed fit today by running 2 miles at a faster speed than normal with my husband and stretching for 20 minutes!

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  12. ran 11 miles this morning... planned 12, the route was wrong :) got 11... sitll fun

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  13. I did the eliptical this morning and then baked banana bread YUMMY REWARDS!!

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  14. Ran 3.3 miles on my local golf course due to freezing rain overnight. I also used it as a speed workout. Ran hard tee box to green, recovered green to next tee box. Finished hole 9 and ran the course in reverse to run the hills differently. The last 4 holes I sprinted the fareways and pushed hard. As I was finishing, round two of freezing rain started before our snow storm later today, so glad I got it in early!

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  15. I did a Jolly Jaunt 5K to benefit special Olympics! LOVE this contest idea!

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  16. I ran 3.1 this morning, for the Hope Endures 5K. Hope you're having a great day Jess!

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  17. I did 30 minutes of Turbofire, a 20 minute bodyrock tv workout and ran a mile on my treadmill.

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  18. I swam for 45 minutes this morning and then did an hour of yoga at my local yoga space. Cold and snowy outside, so I was glad to be able to work out indoors!

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  19. Ran the Candy Cane 5k this morning :)

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  20. Just completed 75 minutes of Yoga!!! Amazing start to a very active day!

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  21. Ran 50 minutes. Then did some crunches, and weights. thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. I ran a Jingle Bell 5k in the cold and rain this morning! I'm still not warm! LOL

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  23. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill!

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  24. ran 3 miles on the treadmill barefoot, 45 min with Jackie W DVD. 30 MIN ON THE ELLIPTICAL

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  25. Finally warmed up from the 5K Jingle Bell Run. It was wet and cold, but oh so fun to run with the girls!

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  26. I did a two hour cycling class! Got my butt handed to me!

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  27. Today I walked 4.5 miles in the house while tending to the kiddos

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  28. I biked 80 minutes today since it was raining her in the Chicagoland area.

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  29. I walked the dog and raked the leaves, those chores count!! :-)

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  30. I ran the Jingle Bell 5k and finished 2nd overall female and 1st of my age group :) (small race)

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  31. Ugh, shoveled snow for 45 minutes this morning, followed by 20 more minutes of abs and pushups. My arms are gonna hurt!

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  32. I alternated .25 miles running with .25 walking for 1.75 miles. Yay for rehab runs! :)

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  33. Took it pretty easy today, but did do ITB Rehab Routine and knee strengthening exercises.

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  34. Walked two miles while blogging! Multitasker!

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  35. I ran 11K then walked 3K this morning!!

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  36. I walked 1 mile (warm up and cool down) and ran 3.5 miles at the local metropark today! And, of course, I managed to find the ONE place on the multi-purpose trail that is still flooded and you CAN'T get around it. Yuck for wet and cold shoes and socks the last mile!

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  37. ~K~
    Ran 5 miles this morning and then walked a half mile beside the Girl Scout float during the Christmas parade. runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  38. I ran the Surf n Santa 10 mile race this morning oceanfront in Va Beach! Awesome run and met my goal!

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  39. Today I stayed fit by running 13.86 miles (missed a turn in my half-marathon)! P.s...you can have your sparkle skirts but I WANT THIS PRIZE ;)

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  40. I walked 3.75 miles with a Leslie Sansone dvd :)

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  41. I ran 6 miles this morning and it was the best post-surgery run I've had in 3 weeks!! It still makes me smile :)

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  42. 30 minutes alternating treadmill with crunches, pushups, planks, and squats. I'm going to hurt tomorrow.

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  43. I had a great 4 mile run outside in the snow. It was the greatest run of the week!! Then I did 20 mins of Taebo workout and some Abs!! I am just so glad I joinied on to do this, great motvation. Thank you!! Love the sparkly skirts, think I need to order one of those soon!!

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  44. I ran 5 miles with my running group in the rain this morning and followed it up with some foam rolling action.

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  45. Busy day for me but I managed to squeeze in a 2 mile run!

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  46. I played pickup Ultimate Frisbee for 90 minutes then went to Vinyasa Yoga class.

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  47. I walked about three miles in downtown Chicago today!

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  48. This morning I ran the Hot Chocolate 15k race in DC. It ended up being a little short, 9.15 miles, and I finished in 1:19:xx. It was freezing and the race started an hour late but it felt great while running and I pushed myself. I'd say it was a successful Fit Christmas Day 3!

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  49. I ran 10 miles this morning!

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  50. I ran a 5K race! I think the course was a little short, but I was on pace for a PR!

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  51. Lots of walking while shopping this morning than a 1.5 mile run on the TM tonight.

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  52. I ran in a jingle bell jog 5k this morning.

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  53. Sigh. I did nothing today. But I did run a marathon on my TM yesterday! Congrats to the winner!

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  54. I did 4.8 miles of hills on the treadmill while I watched the first half of the Hokie game...good thing I didn't watch the 2nd half and made a delicious butternut/acorn squash soup instead.

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