Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 7 of a Fit Christmas

We're halfway through the 12 Days of a Fit Christmas!  How's your streak going?  I kicked my own booty in Day 6 and certainly wasn't the only one!  Lots of entries in Monday's Fit Christmas giveaway, but only one can win!  The random winner of a BondiBand running hat is... trailrunningchick, who ran 8.5 miles on trails yesterday.  Please email me at runwithjess@comcast.net to claim your prize.

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When I started running, there were so many things I needed to figure out.  What clothes to wear for comfort yet performance, what style of shoe my foot likes, a headband that stays put, and then there's the music.  Oh - the debates are rampant about running with music!  I have learned over the years that some days, I like the silence of a run or a chat with a running partner... and other days, especially those when I'm not "feeling it", music helps me get into the groove and rock my run.

The frustrating problem I've had for years was the HEADPHONES.  I must have weird ears or lots of bounce in my step, because every pair of ear buds would fall out of my ears.  Yeah, even the kind that promise not to. I eventually went to the headphone style that wrapped around your ear, but even those didn't fit perfect. They tend to be a universal size (men), so the plastic mold was bigger than my female ear.  

Alas! I found H20 Audio Trax Custom Fit Sport Headphones.  These are so cool!!  And I swear they cure every headphone problem you may have.

BEST FEATURE:  A moldable memory wire that forms around your ear for a custom fit.  This not only keeps the headphone in place, but the wire is super thin for maximum comfort.  This means you can still wear sunglasses without them sitting awkward on your face.  Even it you don't have the need for an ear wrap, the memory wire will help to guide the cord away from your face. Nothing like a cord sticking to your sweaty neck, right?!

Of course the most important part is the sound, right?!  The angled shape of the buds work with your ear to maximize sound performance without the feel of having something jammed in your ear.  The comfortable fit, combined with quality sound, reduces the fatigue/headache that comes with listening to music too long or too loud.

Another element I really liked about the Trax Custom Fit Sport Headphones is the clip that came on the cord.  When I run, I tuck the cord down into the layers of my clothing (sports bra in the summer).  As the miles tick off, the cord tends to pull down and eventually tug the bud from my ear.  My redneck fix for that was a little duck tape and a safety pin (Ingenious, right?!).  Well now I can look stylish with H2O Audio's sweet little clip to hold the cord in place. 

The Trax Custom Fit Sport Headphones come in either green or blue.  They are waterproof up to a 3' depth for 30 minutes.  Each package (retails for $39.99) contains the headphones with clip, 5 sets of earplugs, and a nylon carrying case (big enough to store your ipod too!)



For a full demonstration of the Trax Custom Fit Sport Headphones , check out this video...




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 win @h2oaudio headphones #FitXmas @RUNwJESS"  Of course, you should replace the underlined part with what you actually did.  Key is to include the hashtags #FitXmas@RUNwJESS and @h2oaudio.  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 7 closes for new entries at 12:00 midnight CST. Winner will be announced on Dec. 8.


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?"  

59 comments:

  1. I did pushups, tricep dips, bicycle crunches, regular planks, and side planks this morning! And I'll fit in a run today after work! :)

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  2. I ran 6 miles in 28 degree temps this morning! Brr!

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  3. I ran 2 miles, walked 1 mile & and did 20 mins on the Elliptical with no hands!! Going to 1 hour boot camp this afternoon!! Thanks again for the Motivation :)

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  4. I already did 3 miles with all the dogs, through the snow and suffering in the frigid temps! Of course, that was "their" workout :) I still have spin tonight!

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  5. three miles and a leg workout!

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  6. 35 minutes on the elliptical, 1 mile barefoot on the treadmill, and 10 minutes of squats, pushups, planks, and crunches. I swear the planks nearly killed me!

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  7. I ran a 5 mile tempo run this morning.

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  8. I did 45 minutes on the bike trainer!

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  9. I ran 15 miles this morning, ugh, ready for a nap.

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  10. I did 7 miles on the arc trainer this morning. My legs are tired. :)

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  11. I did 3 miles this morning on the treadmill
    amandamdaley@yahoo.com

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  12. I did Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred. : )Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  13. i took an hour and a half power yoga class to stay fit today...... so far!

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  14. Great Giveaway! I did week 5, day 2 of the couch25k running program.

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  15. Another day of weight training....Upper and Lower body!! Can't wait to see results

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  16. Body Bar class and the elliptical

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  17. Today was my rest day so to get my heart rate up, I turned on some christmas music. My girls and I danced around the house for 30 minutes!

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  18. I did my PT exercises and then I ran 4 miles, with annoying headphones. Would love to win this one!

    -@amber4miles

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  19. Heading out for a mile run + 2 mile walk NOW. (I did 2 runs yesterday, so I'd normally just walk, but I have a run-every-day streak to keep alive!)

    As for the safety pin trick. Genius!
    When I run with music, I thread the cord through the strap of my sports-bra.

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  20. 45 minute spin class this morning, THEN a 3 mile run on the road. Don't call it a comeback! Woot!

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  21. I ran a mile and a half this morning and then did a 30 minute BodyRock.tv workout.

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  22. Three miles in the rain. At least it hadn't started snowing yet!

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  23. Made use of the hotel gym for some strength training today.

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  24. elliptical 1 hour, 45 min turbo jam

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  25. 6 miles, core, and push ups... woooohooo

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  26. i ran on the treadmill for two miles

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  27. I stayed fit today by walking 1 mile and doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD!

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  28. today i attended my first ever spin class! whoohoo was it exciting. it was a 30 minute express class, but still got those legs moving and that heart rate up.

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  29. power hour followed by core and more for me! :)

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  30. I ran 3 miles and walked 1 mile

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  31. I taught my Active Older Adult class at the Y this morning! Used heavier weights. ;)

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  32. I did 30 minutes of strength training and 15 min on the bike.

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  33. Ran three miles this morning. First 2 were solo, but picked up the pup for the last one. He's still afraid of the dark, but it's nice to have company. :)

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  34. Just a short 2.5 mile run today followed by a short cool down walk and some foam rolling.

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  35. Jessica McKone PowellDecember 7, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    Abs, pushups, stretching

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  36. I did an insanity dvd workout today.

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  37. I need these headphones! The other ones never stay in my ears either!

    I ran 3 miles on the treadmill after almost not doing any workout today. Now I am ready for bed!

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  38. Three miles on my lunch hour with Tall Mom and Zoe!

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  39. I did a 30 minute treadmill workout!

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  40. I did my 6 miles on the treadmill, trained with my trainer and taught my Zumba class.

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  41. I ran 5 miles on tready, ab work and some leg strengthening. I really need new headphones because my cat ate mine...yes he ate them...lol. if I don't win I will be purchasing some of these, thanks for the review and post! :)

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  42. I lifted weights today, arms, shoulders, and abs! Good thing i don't have to reach anything off the top shelf right now

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