Wednesday, May 12, 2010

First Techie Run and a Giveaway


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

2. follow Bondi Band on Twitter or facebook

3. spread the word via your blog, Twitter, or facebook

Giveaway ends at midnight EST on May 26th.

147 comments:

Staci Dombroski said...

I went to the Bondi Band website. So many cute things!!!

Staci Dombroski said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Staci Dombroski said...

I just posted it on my blog :)

Pursuit of Healthfulness said...

I have stuck by the traditional "goodie" headbands for-ev-er... but I have heard a lot of good things about Bondi Bands, and I've been wanting to give them a try!

Pursuit of Healthfulness said...

P.S. I follow the blog!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

I am a follower...and I would love to try bondi bands!

Thomas said...

Nice 3 miler pace. Can or should guys wear Bondi Bands? :) What color would you recommend for men?

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

I visited the site, and I would love to have the "arrow" pattern bondi band! So cute!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

I posted a link on my blog. Thanks for so many chances to win!

Jennifer said...

The bondi bands are super cute. They have them for dogs too? Adorable.

Jennifer said...

I'm also a follower of your blog!

Holly - Run Like the Wind (or Shuffle Like an Old Lady) said...

I'm a new follower!

Holly - Run Like the Wind (or Shuffle Like an Old Lady) said...

I have been looking at Bondi Bands for a little bit now and I really really want 1 (or 5). I love all of the patterns and sayings!!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

Love everything about bondi band, especailly the cute sayings like will run for chocolate.

you are all linked up!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Enjoyed catching up with you this morning. I love their site and have bought these for my daughter before and she loves them too.
Glad you are doing good with your running.
I am a follower so please enter me in this great giveaway
Love
Maggie

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am surprised you didnt include the GPS map of where you ran, all 8000 graphs of different measures, elevation, pace, heart rate, grade, speed, calories burn, etc. I cant lie, I have no clue what those graphs are telling me, the are just fun to look at.

Theresa Gilmore said...

Love the Bondi bands esp the hats with the cutout of the pony tail i hate having to adjust my hair when running and that looks awesome. I too loved the article in runners world about the garmin. WHen I got my first one many years ago (the orginal 201) i never read the directions and ran about two weeks before someone told me I needed to capture the satelites before I ran. I just thought the satelites could keep up with all the trees in the way

Theresa Gilmore said...

I got the link to your blog from Staci's blog

Running Diva Mom said...

I'm a Bondi Band fanatic and follow you! Thanks for the chance to win somethign to add to my collection!!!!

Running Diva Mom said...

I'm OBSESSED and follow them on facebook! I could add some more colors to my collection!

Love the Decor! said...

Love the houndstooth castle headband!! There are so many cute ones to choose from!

Love the Decor! said...

I follow your blog and by the way good for you on your run!! Whoo hoo!

Jen said...

Yay... I follow your blog!

Jen said...

I'm a fan on FB!

Love the Decor! said...

Following them on twitter!

misszippy said...

So cute! I like the bunny hop pattern.

misszippy said...

Posting on my blog.

misszippy said...

I'm a follower

madeline said...

The Bondi Bands look cool, I'd love to try one. Having my hair our of my face is one of my biggest problems while running. And I'm a follower!

NY Wolve said...

One Garmin thing I want to pass along: check out Sport Tracks by Zone Five Software (it is free, though). I found it to be the the best repository for Garmin data and program to track workouts, create cool graphs, etc. And it cuts out the need to deal with the Garmin software. Or, if you want an online program, check out Buckeye Online.

Mark said...

This is SO unfair and sexist. How dare you target all these giveaways solely to women. I want to win something... anything: lint, lip balm, carbon fiber triathlon bike... anything!

Missed LOST last night... SSHHHH ... don't tell me what happens. Is it good though? Is it good? Is it?!

Norine said...

I follow you Molly

Norine said...

I now follow Bondi on Twitter and would love to win their great headbands :)

Melissa said...

Found you from Staci's blog (first commenter). As a fellow runner, I will start reading you now for sure!

Lisa said...

Tall Mom has written about these often and I stopped by their booth at the MORE/Fitness Half last month. They look great. I didn't know they have wicking neck gators. those are pretty cool. I also like the hats with holes for ponytails.

Lisa said...

I'm a loyal follower of your blog!

Lisa said...

I posted a link on twitter @earlymorningrun

Mom said...

Ooohh! Love these! I just got bangs and am already growing them out...need this band :)!

Mom said...

I am following your blog!

Karen said...

I follow you.

Karen said...

I fanned Bondi Band.

S Club Mama said...

I love Bondi Bands - I have 2 (so far). I wouldn't mind trying out one of their hats during the winter/fall though.

S Club Mama said...

I'm a (new) follower

S Club Mama said...

I follow Bondi Band on Twitter & FB

Tortuga_Runner said...

I Went to the website, so many patterns to choose from and super cute!

Tortuga_Runner said...

I am now a follower of your blog!

Tortuga_Runner said...

I found bondi band on FB and "like" them:)

Tortuga_Runner said...

I posted this giveaway to my blog.

Trish said...

I am a follower!

Trish said...

I love the wicking Bondi Bands!! They are the only things that actually stay on my head :)

ajh said...

I looked around the website. I like the headbands best.

ajh said...

I am a follower.

ajh said...

I am posting on my blog.

Teamarcia said...

Already a follower!

Teamarcia said...

Love the bondi's! Can never have enough!

Teamarcia said...

Linked you on my blog!

Teamarcia said...

I'm a Bondi FB fan!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I am a Bondi Band FB Fan!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I follow your blog :)

Barefoot AngieB said...

I went to their website again..I don't have one yet so am always shopping! I love anything blue and green is my second favorite!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I just added a link to my blogs sidebar!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I just tweeted about this giveaway!
@BarefootAngieB

Julie said...

Hi Molly,
Yes, I am a follower:)

I love those Bondi bands! I really liked the China flower, cocoa beach and the flower one that the model has on! I also really like the one that you are wearing:)

Julie said...

I will link your giveaway to my blog now!

akjenniekt said...

They have sooooo many cute bands...it's hard to chose a fave :)

akjenniekt said...

I am a follower

akjenniekt said...

I posted your giveaway on my sidebar

Suzy said...

Great giveaway. I love my BondiBands!! They are so much fun and there are so many options - it is hard to pick just one.

Suzy said...

I'm a follower.

Suzy said...

I'm a follower of Bondi Band on FB.

Suzy said...

I put your giveaway up on my blog.

CCJade23 said...

I love Bondi Band - they have so many cute things!

CCJade23 said...

I follow Bondi Band on Twitter @CCJade23

CCJade23 said...

I just tweeted about your giveaway @CCJade23

Debbie said...

They have a great site! I think my daughter would love these.

kristen said...

Damn. Look at all these comments. I'm never gonna win :(

I'm already a follower - as you know:) and I'll let you know if I post on my blog.

I don't know if the 305 (that's the one you got right) has a setting on it for the AVEERAGE pace. When I first got mine the pace was all over the place until I figure out that I needed to put it on "average pace". Hope that help.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Every time I read one of your posts, I want to grab my shoes and start running. I probably wouldn't make it ten feet out the door, but you make me WANT TO. :)

Those headbands are awesome!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

And i would like to add that is a beautiful picture of you! :)

Tricia said...

I'm a follower!

Tricia said...

I've been wanting the "I run so I can eat" bondi band

Nicki said...

I am so behind on reading blogs as life has gotten in the way. I am getting a Garmin I swear! Just have to decide how much money I am willing to spend.

Nicki said...

I am a follower of your blog.

La Mere Joie said...

Hi! Stopping by from SITS. I love the Bondi bands. Very helpful for those early morning outings when you havent even woken up yet! (I always run into people!) Noticed you are a foodie too. Just started a food blog I am having my first contest-you can win $25 to Cooking.com- hope you'll stop by and enter. http://kitchenconundrum.com

run4may said...

I went to the website and loved them all but I really liked the Strawberry one

run4may said...

I am a new follower can you follow me @ www.run4may.blogspot.com

run4may said...

I am now following bondiband on twitter

run4may said...

I am a fan of bondiband on FB

run4may said...

Linked the giveaway on my blog - www.run4may.blogspot.com right hand sidebar

run4may said...

Twittered about it @run4may

Stacie said...

I'm a follower!!!

Stacie said...

Fan of Bondi Band on Facebook.

Stacie said...

I tweeted!!!

Stacie said...

Posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.

Stacie said...

My girls and I love all the bands to choose from. We really like the "watermelon" one.

Tracy said...

Love Bondi Bands... Already own one that I received for Valentine's Day. They are so comfortable and the colors/designs are so vibrant!

Stephanie said...

I am a follower!

Stephanie said...

Linked you on my blog!

Stephanie said...

I love Bondi-Bands. I had one but lost it about two weeks ago. :( So glad that you had the discount code for us so I can order some for me and my daughters!

NGS said...

I love Bondi Bands. They are nice enough looking that no one needs to know you are wearing it because you're having a bad hair day!

runeatdatesleep said...

I'm a new follower.

runeatdatesleep said...

I follow Bondi Bands on Twitter.

runeatdatesleep said...

Posting on my blog. www.runeatdatesleep.wordpress.com

Darlene said...

I've been to the website and there so many cute ones.

Darlene said...

I follow your blog

Darlene said...

I am a fan of Bondi Bands on FB

Darlene said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog

runninginpinkproject.com said...

I am now a bondi band fan on facebook. I just got a shorter haircut and NEED one of these! :) I might have to do the 5 for 25!

chunky girl said...

I love love love bondi bands! Already a fan on fb AND I've blogged about them. :)

DW said...

I love the look of the BondiBands. I have a hard time keeping all of my hair back when I run and the other headbands I have worn all slide off of my head! I'm dying to try a bondiband!!

DW said...

I'm also a follower of your blog!

Sarah said...

Ive heard about the BondiBands from several blogs. They look awesome! I went to the website and LOVE so many of the patterns and just the basic colors. I think they would really help me keep my crazy bangs out of my face at the gym...if only i could win one to try it ;)

Sarah said...

I became a follower of your blog! :)
I look forward to reading along with you!

Sarah said...

I "liked" bondiband on facebook :)

Heather said...

Just looked around and ordered some headbands for my running partner & me. Love the sayings!!

Julie said...

I love bondi bands! they are really great for running and working out, especially if you have crazy bangs like I do.

Ali said...

I posted a link on facebook!

Ali said...

I am a facebook fan of bondi bands.

Ali said...

I visited their website - I like the beach bum bondi band.

Ali said...

I'm a follower!

Alinda said...

I went to the website and go so excited that I blew my last monthly "funny money" on the cutest set of 5. Thank you for the coupon!!!! But now I want more...

Alinda said...

so I became a follower (but I would have done that without the giveaway)...

Alinda said...

... and I am their fan on FB...

Alinda said...

... and now you are featured on my sidebar:
http://try-a-thlete.blogspot.com/

Cynthia O'H said...

I love the bondibands. I tried my first one last week and they are true to their word; they stay in place. There is so much on the website that I can't decide which one I want next.

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm a follower.

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm adding you to my giveaways.

bobbie said...

I am trying to obtain all items necessary for running and do not have a winter hat yet, so I like the runner chick wicking hat!!

bobbie said...

I am a follower

bobbie said...

I follow bondi on facebook

bobbie said...

I follow bondi on twitter

bobbie said...

Linked it on my blog

bobbie said...

Tweeted it

bobbie said...

Posted on facebook also

jen said...

I have been doing everything to keep my stupid bangs out of my face while I take boxing and kickboxing classes. Bondi bands are PERFECT! cool company!

jen said...

I am subscribed to blog

jen said...

following Bondi bands on twitter

runningwithsass.com said...

checked out the site, always wanted one of these!

Alanna said...

I would love the reflective one as well as the one that says "I love running/I hate running".

Alanna said...

I'm a new follower.

Alanna said...

I like Bondi Bands on FB.

Alanna said...

Your contest is posted on my sidebar @ running42km.blogspot.com

Ashlei said...

I would love a pink one to tame my hair when I run!

D10 said...

Bondi bands are super cute! I think it is cool that they have so many styles.

Steel Springs said...

Bondi Band has so many cute products. They even have fun swim caps!

Steel Springs said...

I'm a new follower.

Rad Runner said...

I see them every where! I love them! My friend gave me one, I need to up the number in my collection, to be honest though, I think your polka dotty one is the cutest one I have seen!

Rad Runner said...

I am a follower now!