Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 4 of a Fit Christmas

Congratulations to all the racers in Day 3!  Practically 1/3 of you stayed fit yesterday by running in a race, many with PR's!  The random winner of the MetalART Wall Display from Gone for a Run is... KASSIE H., who ran a Jingle Bell 5K yesterday.  Kassie, please email me at runwithjess@comcast.net to claim your prize.

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There are several parts of a runner's body that get poorly mistreated.  Our feet is one of them.  I really need to give my hard-working feet more pedicures... and my hubby could certainly throw in extra foot massages too!  So when it comes time to dress my feet for a daily run, I treat them right.  It can be a tricky balance finding the right socks.  In the heat of summer, feet sweat more than you believe and blisters happen.  In the heart of winter, the little toes get darn right cold!

I recently had the opportunity to test out some Fitsok athletic socks.  These babies are heaven on my feet and I've quickly fallen in love.  The comfortable fabric was the first thing I noticed.  The Fitsok CF2 are made of Shadow Yarn (78% hydrotec polyester, 20% nylon and 2% spandex), which transports moisture and heat from areas of highest to lowest concentration for a comfortable, thermally balanced sock.  Microban®, an antimicrobial product, fights the growth of odor causing bacteria to keep socks cleaner and fresher.

Along the bottom of the sock are FLOWTEK channels that promotes airflow on all sides of the foot.  The heel of the Fitsok CF2 sock is engineered to reinforce the shape of your heel and reduce discomfort and stabilize ankle support (Yes please!).  The top arch of the foot has a supportive fit to help alleviate foot fatigue.  The toe has a contoured fit to eliminate bunching and irritation at the end of the foot.  The entire sock provides a light cushion to prevent blisters.

If you're looking for a good sock, I would definitely recommend the Fitsok CF2.  They feel light on my feet, no clunky thickness, yet warm in the cold weather.  Best of all, I really like how soft they feel.  Fitsok is engineered and produced in the good ole U.S.A.
The Fitsok CF2 comes in three different colors.

Keep your feet happy!  By staying ACTIVE during the 4th day of a Fit Christmas, you can win yourself a 3pk of these fine athletic socks!  But just in case you don't win, Fitsok is offering my readers a 15% off discount in the Fitsok Shop...




HERE'S HOW TO WIN TODAY'S PRIZE
from Fitsok 

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 did a Yoga DVD in the 12 Days of a #FitXmas to win #Fitsok athletic socks @RUNwJESS"  Of course, you should replace the underlined part with what you actually did.  Key is to include the hashtags #FitXmas, #Fitsok 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 4 closes for new entries at 12:00 midnight CST. Winner will be announced on Dec. 5


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?"  

53 comments:

  1. I'll tell you how i stayed fit yesterday (because I just got up and haven't done anything yet). Walked two miles with my dogs up the hill and back!

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  2. Yoga dvd doneskie!!!! This is fun!

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  3. After 2 really busy, long days I just did my quick workout that I do when I can't fit anything else in or am to tired - situps, pushups,planks and squats

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  4. crunches, 100 push up challenge, planks, PT exercises to strengthen my legs and core and not be injured anymore!!!

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  5. I stayed fit today by doing a 1.5 mile workout at the track and doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred!

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  6. I got 1 hr on the elliptical along with 30 min on the stationary bike.

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  7. I got up and ran 2.5 miles outside, then 20 mins of Taebo and 20 times stairway run fast!! Harder than it sounds!! I feel great and ready to go for the day now!! :)

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  8. I stayed fit by running 4.9 miles.

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  9. I stayed fit by running 10k in tornado-esq winds and rain....I also wore shorts b/c I'm hardcore like that :) I will also be doing at least 2 hrs of xmas shopping - which is a workout in itself :D YAY!!!! oh ya, finished the 10k in just over an hour!

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  10. I did cross training today. Biked 11 miles and worked out with weights. I have a pair of fitsox. They are really comfortable! I need some for winter running!

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  11. I did upper-body weights and abs this morning!

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  12. I ran 5 miles of trails in the freezing cold!

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  13. I ran 3 miles. As I stepped out the door, it started to rain slightly and by the time I finished I was soaked! Made me feel like a "proper" runner :)

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  14. But I'm in the UK, so don't send me any socks! (unless you really want to :) )

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  15. I did a Yoga DVD and some light stretching.

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  16. I walked 4 miles and did a BBL High and Tight workout.

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  17. I did 30mns of yoga practice at home. Great way to be chill before I go to work.

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  18. I did weight training today, both upper and lower body.

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  19. I ran 5.5 miles with my running buddy!

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  20. I ran 6 miles this morning...and just took one of the dogs for a walk (other two shortly)!

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  21. 12 minutes running this morning. Nursing an injury but trying to stay active the best I can!

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  22. I'm so excited to join in on the fun!!! I thought I would miss out on the fun. Although I am not 100 % just yet, I have been cleared to start light cardio tomorrow! (YAY!!!) I decided to kick off today by doing 60 minutes of Pilates. I must admit, it felt pretty amazing to get a small workout in!!!

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  23. 11 miles, 7 of them with my husband. We ran together, with our iPods in and didn't talk to each other until the last 3 minutes, then he split off.
    Go Ducks!

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  24. I ran 3.87, just couldn't make that 4 miles. Cold and windy and I hated every minute. :( I can't wait to get back to the treadmill, this Wisconsin winter running is the pits! Still glad I did it though :)

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  25. I did Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Fitness Challenge:
    100 jumping jacks
    2x 1 minute planks
    3 sets of lunges (10 each leg = 60 total)
    4 sets of 30 sec jump rope

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  26. Ran 4.6 miles today & 20 minutes of yoga!!!

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  27. I did 2 miles of intervals, 10 minutes on the stairmaster, 20 minutes of abs, and then another 2 miles of walking with the dogs. It was an eclectic morning :)

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  28. I did my core workout + 100 crunches... don't make me laugh tomorrow! :)

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  29. I did a bodyrock workout and ran 2 miles. I have some fitsoks and LOVE them. I really want to win!

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  30. Does hunting for our Christmas tree for an hour and walking up and down my basement stairs at least 50 times to decorate count as exercise? Oh, I also did abs this morning.

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  31. I did 1.75 miles today on the treadmill!

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  32. I ran a mile this morning...was hoping for more but that just didn't happen!

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  33. I ran 21 miles this morning and did my stretches and strength training for my hip. Now I am ready for bed!

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  34. I ran 10 miles today to start my training fo rthe Illinois Marathon. I also bike 8 and lifted weights.

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  35. I was hoping to get a long run in today, but was feeling pretty crummy. I settled for a short speedwork session on the treadmill instead!

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  36. I played football and ran on the beach with my son and fat dog! Fun fitness for all!

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  37. Today was my rest day but I still did my PT exercises.

    -@amber4miles

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  38. Ran around playing fetch and chase with my labs!

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  39. 1 mile swim followed by 3 miles run! I know--I rock! lol :)

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  40. Treadmill - 30 minutes!! I love my treadmill!

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  41. I ran sprints w/hills today, 1.75 miles in 20 minutes.

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  42. I ran two miles to the gym, did some strength training, then ran home.

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  43. one mile of run/walking on the treadmill

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  44. I know I'm posting late, but I finished an absolutely miserable 18.5 miler & forgot to tell you about it. Please count me in our of pity!

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