Sunday, October 2, 2011

Why am I smiling? and a Sweaty Bands Review and Giveaway

I went for a run yesterday, an easy four miles.  I had some pain in my right shin that lasted about a mile or so.  I felt slow and sluggish the whole run and it left me feeling a little bummed. A 9:30 pace felt hard to maintain and I took walk breaks.   Today I ran 6.27 miles with an average pace of 8:21 and it felt GREAT!  YAY, so I am smiling.  The pain in my right shin was minimal and was gone after half a mile.  I ran my first mile in 8:50 and ran each of the following miles faster.  I skipped the race today and am a little bummed about it, but okay with it too.  I wore the Go Girl Sports running skirt today and it was great to run in.  YAY.  Check out my giveaway HERE, if you haven't already.


 Hopefully the shin is on the mend!
 Now here comes some yummy things!

 I picked these apples earlier this week and will be turning them into apple butter and canning some for apple crisp and apple pies.  YUM


 I have a box of peaches I am working on turning these peaches into some jam.  I will probably make some peach cobbler for tonight.  YUM
 Yesterday I made a batch of crabapple jelly.  It never set though so what I have is syrup.  I may dump it back in to the pot and try again.  I love crab apple jelly.  YUM
 The kids and I carved pumpkins Friday.  My daughter took this picture.  I must have really been concentrating.

 The finished scary faces!

 Sweaty Bands also sent me a couple of headbands to try out.  I love the designs they sent so pretty.  Although the top band I already had from Razzy Roo  (I am wearing mine in the pumpkin carving picture above I promise I have not worn the one I am going to give away :) so I am going to give that one away to one of you lucky people because I am so happy for all the votes you have been sending me at Team Refuel.

 The Sweaty Band stays in great.  I wore it to work one day and have also ran in it.  I had no problems with it falling out or making my head hurt.  I am very happy with them!
 I love the soft velvet on the underside of the Sweaty Band that helps it stay in place



 If  you want to win the Sweaty Band all you have to do is be a follower and vote for me at Team Refuel HERE.  Leave me a message telling me  you did.  Tell me your favorite headband brand.  I love the Sweaty Bands although I really don't see any difference between them and Razzy Roos.   So I guess I love them both!  I will pick a winner one week from today on October 9th.

Sweaty Bands sent me these bands free of charge but the opinions expressed are my own.

60 comments:

  1. yea first one! I am a follower

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  2. I follow you, and am constantly impressed by your speed. So glad your leg is feeling better! Carving pumpkins sounds like so much fun. It does take some concentration though.

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  3. Just voted! You are on the first page now, not the second anymore! Does that mean you are closer to winning?

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  4. Sweatbands are my favorite headbands, which is why I really need to win.

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  5. I am a follower and I voted!!!
    *fingers crossed that you pick me!*
    Susan

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  6. My favorite are Bondi Band but I would love to try Sweaty Band!!!

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  7. I voted for you too!!! Hope you win!

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  8. Canned apples--yum! Geez, how long are they going to keep you hanging on Team Refuel? I voted again! And I'm a follower. I love those headbands too. :^)

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  9. I'm a follower and i just voted for you!

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  10. I'm still on the search for a favorite headband brand. I know I do NOT like the skinny ones because I can't get them to stay in place.

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  11. You are one busy lady with all that canning and preserving. I'll bet it all tastes good during the long winter months. I voted for you again, so I hope you win!

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  12. i'm a follower! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  13. i voted today (but if i can only have credit for it on one giveaway, i want it to be on the skirt one! ha! i told you there already too...) runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  14. Not sure of my fav headband yet...but i think sweatybands look so cute and everyone says they stay put good..so i'm going with them! Thanks for the giveaway! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  15. Peach jam??!! WHAT??!! I want peach jam! I eat PB & jam on toast every morning....

    xo
    Sarah
    Get Up & Go

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  16. Wow! Love all the apples and peaches you have there. Those crab apple jelly are such a pretty color. You got a lot done and will be busy for a while!

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  17. I have Bondi Band, RazzyRoo and Hippie Runner. I love them all. I get obsessed with everything has to match even my headbands when I run. I cant help it.

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  18. You bet I voted for you today.

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  19. I haven't tried any headbands, yet. Maybe I will win so I can try these...

    Hey, you are a leftie. So now I know why you are so creative.!

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  20. I'm so glad to hear that you're back running and it feels good! Great 6 miles!!

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  21. Those are my favorite headbands. I'm a follower and I vote as often as you remind us.

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  22. Good to hear your knee / shin were happy on your later run...and how nice and speedy, to boot! :)

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  23. i follow! and you're awesome! i wish i knew how to can things, my grandmother always canned veggies for us to have all year. loved that.

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  24. I follow you! Yay for your calf doing better!

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  25. I already follow AND I vote for you all the time...and will right now :D

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  26. Oh I am not trying to enter again....but I forgot to tell you how happy I was to hear, well read, that your run went ok and that your shin is on the mend! YAY! :D

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  27. I am a follower and I voted for you again! Yay! Good luck!

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  28. follow you. Big fan of chica bands- stay in place and a little cheaper than sweaty bands :)

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  29. I voted! I love sweaty bands, but I lost my one and only one. Boo hoo!

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  30. I can't see the difference between sweaty bands and active bands...but I own and love an active band...they really stay put which is key out there on a run or bike ride!

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  31. I voted! My favorite headbands are Sparkly Soul -they are super sparkly and don't slip

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  32. Voted for you today Oct 3rd.

    I had to redo crabapple jelly once too. Hope yours turned out. I love the color, don't you?

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  33. I've only tried Active Bands so I don't have anything to comparet them to, but I like them.

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  34. Voted for you again!
    I love me some Sweaty Bands--especially how they stay in place!

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  35. Just found your blog and am a follower. PS I am so impressed with your jam-making skills! I'm going to try to learn how to do that in the next week or so!

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  36. I voted for you today Oct 4th.

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  37. My favorite headbands are BiC bands. I tried an erstwhile version of the bondi bands and they fell off before I even got out the door. The sweaty bands look like they have the same design concept as BiC bands. Would love to try these out!

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  38. my favorite headbands are sweaty bands.

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