I found it funny that in this month's Runner's World there is an article about running with a Garmin for the first time. Which is what I did on Monday. Mike made it home early enough for me to go for a three mile run in the chilly, yet sunny afternoon. I'll take it though after the weather we had on Mother's Day.....it snowed, and I spent time in front of the fireplace reading, it felt more like March than May.
For the first mile of the run, I kept looking at G-Unit, in between watching where I was running and avoiding dog walkers. My pace kept going up and down, which makes sense because it takes me almost a mile to settle into my ten minute pace. I felt good after my self imposed week off, and the run went by quickly. Once I was home I was happy to see that what I thought is a 3 mile loop around the hood really is 3 miles. And now, I can officially report that I ran it in 28:54, with a 9:39 pace. Success!!
And now, Giveaway time!! I'm sure you have heard of Bondi Bands, headbands to hold your hair back while you work out, or go about your daily business. I wear mine when I do the pre-school drop off and I haven't showered. They came in handy when I was growing out my bangs, I would put one on after I pulled the rest of my hair in a ponytail for a run. I wore my brown and green polka dot Band the day of my Shamrock Run.
I think the Bands are cool, but I also think it is very cool that the company donates 10% of their profits to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
So the lovely folks at Bondi Band are offering two things......first, a discount code to use on their website, buy five bands for $25, and use code FIVE at checkout.
And second, you have a chance to win a package of three bands, one wicking band in "Solid Chocolate," one lycra band in "Fresh" a pretty blue flower pattern, and one lycra band in "Summer" a green/blue pastel colored striped band.
To enter.....please go to Bondi Band's website here, and look around, then leave me a comment.
For additional entries (please leave a comment for each extra entry):
1. be a follower of my blog or become one
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3. spread the word via your blog, Twitter, or facebook
Giveaway ends at midnight EST on May 26th.