Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 5 of a Fit Christmas

Great Job on Day 4!  The random winner of the 3pk of Fitsok athletic socks is... JODI N., who followed 7 miles with cooking and baking!  Jodi, please email me at runwithjess@comcast.net to claim your prize.

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Several months ago I added a motivational gym towel to my treadmill.  It was a experiment in "beating the dreadmill".  When I run on the treadmill, I tend to stare at those little red digits that seem to tick away so slowly.  I once read a tip online that suggested drapping your sweat towel over top the treadmill dash to remove the temptation of constantly staring at the dash.  "Really? It's only been a 1/2 mile?" 


The trick worked for me.  I was able to concentrate on my run and fall into a groove. Plus this cool gym towel from Inperspire had a motivational message staring at me... hardcore Jillian style.  And when the sweat began to drip, I had a nice clean towel to wipe my face.

These 16x25" white cotton fitness towels from Inperspire come in 21 different colorful slogan and designs.  They are much larger than your average gym towel... and SOFTER on the face! That's a huge bonus in Spinning class when I seem to whip my forehead raw.  Plus all the ladies thought I was pretty cool with my "Sweat is Sexy" towel hanging on my Spin bike.

Since I started bringing my own sweat towel to the gym, the thought of using the gym-supplied ones kinda creep me out now.  Sure they get washed, but it's like wearing someone else's underwear.  Eww, right?! The other day I saw a guy blow his nose into his towel before dropping it into the bin at the gym.  Yeah, I'm glad I won't be wiping my face with that tomorrow.

So get ACTIVE today and report back for your chance to try out one of Inperspire's great motivational fitness towels.  Even if you don't win, Inperspire is offering my readers a great discount to shop on your own...




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 did TurboKick in the 12 Days of a #FitXmas to win an @Inperspire towel @RUNwJESS"  Of course, you should replace the underlined part with what you actually did.  Key is to include the hashtags #FitXmas, @Inperspire 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 5 closes for new entries at 12:00 midnight CST. Winner will be announced on Dec. 6


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?"  

51 comments:

  1. I did 25 mins of crunch abs and @sses, and pushups. Need to get a run in soon!!!!

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  2. body bar class & elliptical

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  3. I finally got up early and got my workout in! I did 1.5 miles on the treadmill in 15 minutes and then did my first bodyrock.tv workout, wow that was killer!! Happy Monday!

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  4. I worked out an hour, ran 2 miles, walked 1 mile. Elliptical for 13 mins high level no hands & some abs!! Felt great! :)

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  5. I stayed fit today by running 4.1 miles and stretching for 10 minutes!

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  6. 6am hot yoga class! Definitely a workout :).

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  7. Mondays are my go big day. I just did a Core Fusion class. Over lunch I'll run 3 miles. And then this evening I have an hour of PT!

    -@amber4miles

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  8. This morning I did JM - No More Trouble Zones workout.

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  9. Rode my bike trainer for 30 minutes!

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  10. First day of Cardio was AMAZING!!! Followed by 30 minutes of The Firm's AB Sculpt! =)

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  11. 4.30 miles outside with R, along with 45 min turbo jam. 1 MILE bf on treadmill

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  12. Let's see, today I:
    warmed up on the elliptical
    taught a booty bustin' boot camp class
    then swam 3000 yards
    BOOOM!

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  13. I ran 6.8 miles in the rain today with my running buddy. And today is my birthday!!!!

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  14. I may be sick, but I still got in lower-body weights and abs this morning!

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  15. I hit the gym @530am! The place was packed! Weird. It's usually just me & the grunter at that time. 30 min weights & 3 miles on the treadmill!

    Happy birthday Erin!

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  16. I biked 16 miles this morning, and I have a yoga class tonight!

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  17. I ran 3.5 miles this morning! YEe-haw!

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  18. I did 3 miles on the elliptical and abs!

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  19. I ran/walked 1.75 miles on the 'mill.

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  20. Spent about 40 mins shoveling snow! Heavy, wet snow.

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  21. I did 15 miles on my bike trainer and 3 hours of cleaning and still going!

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  22. I crossed trained today, with weights and cardio in the 12 Days of a #FitXmas

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  23. I did circuit training this morning. Pull-ups, push presses, kettlebell swings, and burpees. Again, and again, and again and . . .

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  24. 30 minutes on the spin bike and 1 hour of cardio tennis on my lunch break! woot!

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  25. 4.5 miles in the hills of Springdale!

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  26. I did a 5 mile run through the city streets of DC!

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  27. 3.5 mile walk~
    Marci G. :)

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  28. 20 min elliptical and then free weights! :-)

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  29. I took a 45 minute spin class today.

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  30. I ran 2 miles in 16:08 and followed that up with 1000 yds in the pool in 20 minutes!

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  31. I did stretching and strength training for 45 minutes and ran 1 mile.

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  32. I did a 1.5 mile warmup run on the tm followed by an hour yoga class and a 2 mile walk with my dog in the snow!

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  33. rode stationary bike and did arm exercises with dumbbells.

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  34. tony little gazelle for 30 minutes yo!!! You can't make that up!

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  35. Walked 1.10 miles, and danced around the house while cleaning..lol

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  36. I went to an hour long TRX Intermediate class! Aweome!

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  37. I ran 1.5 miles on the treadmill and walked 3 miles at lunch. Those towels are pretty cool!

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  38. Today I did 30 minutes of resistance training (arms, legs, and abs) and 15 min (3.4 miles) on the bike.

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  39. I did a Crossfit workout today and got a PR in backsquat - 125 lbs!

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  40. Three miles on the treadmill for me tonight! And of course some quality time with the foam roller.

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  41. Another lonely mile on the TM. I seriously need to get my miles up but the TM is sooooo boring!

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  42. I'm dealing with a sore back, BUT I made myself do 20 min. on the treadmill!

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  43. today i did 30 minutes on the bike and then 20 minutes of lifting and abs!

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