Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gone for a (long) Run giveaway

Saturday I ventured out for my last long run before the St. George Marathon. It went really well. I finished in just under 3 1/2 hours. And my race team was faithful as always. The Princess and her daddy brought me a Powerade refill (and my forgotten sunglasses) at 13 miles and then the whole crew (including my mom) brought me some ice cold water an hour later. My stomach cooperated, and I only needed one potty stop at the beginning (mostly because I didn't give myself time for it to happen before I headed out the door). And when I finished, my legs felt pretty good. The only soreness was my IT band, which bothered me off and on toward the end, and my Achilles on both feet, which have been a little tender after my longer runs ever since the uphills on the South Valley Half. But by the next day, any sign of the 22 miles I ran had pretty much subsided.

Before I headed out the door, I made sure to put on my ID bracelet. This has become part of my get-ready routine before my outside runs. But this time I was a little more excited about it because I was trying out my new IDmeBand Paracord Safety Bracelet from Gone for a Run.




Here are my thoughts, after wearing the bracelet for 22 miles:

  • It doesn't stink. Even after 3.5 hours of sweat. That is always a good thing.

  • It is pink. I love pink.

  • I didn't notice it. It fits a little looser than I like, but the smaller size was the exact measurement of my wrist and I was afraid it would be too tight. So I just pushed it up my arm until it didn't move and then I didn't even notice it was there.

  • It is really lightweight and didn't make my arm sweat like my silicone band does.

  • It was nice to know I had a life-saving device on my wrist, and not just because it contains my identification info. I think it is fascinating the paracord can be uncoiled and used as a tourniquet, a tow rope or a (running) shoe lace.

  • I am excited that one of you gets to have one too. And you get to choose a blue, black or pink paracord IDmeBAND. Yep, Gone for a Run wants to give one of you the band of your choice.


  • Here's how you can win (please leave a separate comment for each entry):


    1. Follow my blog. (1 entry - required)

    2. Visit Gone for a Runand tell me which bracelet you would choose and why you want it. (1 entry - required)

    3. LIKE Gone For a Run on Facebook. (1 entry - optional)

    4. Share this giveaway on your blog, Facebook and/or Twitter. (up to 3 entries - optional)


    If you don't win, you can still get your own Paracord IDmeBAND at Gone for a Run. Or check out the silicone IDmeBANDs with adjustable bands, which I think is AWESOME! The winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced on Tuesday, September 13.




    *Gone for a Run generously provided the bracelets for the review and to give away in exchange for my unbiased review.

    117 comments:

    1. I liked the facebook page. And I would want the pink paracord IDmeBAND, because I never run with a phone or my wallet. So if I was lying in a ditch somewhere, a road ID would be super helpful.

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    2. I like the paracord bracelet like you have!

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    3. I'd get a pink one like you have!

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    4. Oh yeah, congrats on your long run and good luck at St. George!

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    5. I actually really like the pink one that you have. It looks like it would be more comfy than the silicone one. Plus, I LOVE PINK! :)

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    6. I posted the giveawy on my blog.

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    7. I think I would get the plain black bracelet! These bracelets look awesome!

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    8. i'm a follower of your blog!
      runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    9. i'd pick the pink! I really need one of these since i always run alone...runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    10. i like gone for a run on fb [username karen r m]
      runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    11. Really cool giveaway - cool to know there are other ids out there besides RoadID - I follow you :)

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    12. I like the pink paracord one that you have!

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    13. I "like" gone for a run on FB!

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    14. I posted this on my FB too :)

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    15. I LOVE the Paracord! That is a fabulous idea. I like the pink or maybe even the black!

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    16. I like Gone for a RUN on FB too!

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    17. So glad to hear your LR went well. Nice job at tackling 22! That is just awesome.

      I am a follower of course!

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    18. I really really like the one that you have and I also love the shoe idea.

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    19. I would get a pink one you have because I love all things pink.

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    20. I liked you on FB and I would chose the LE-IDmeBAND pink like yours! I have always thought this was something I needed to get, but haven't wanted to fork out even more money. Also I think I should win because I'm doing St George too! :)

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    21. I would chose the LE-IDmeBAND because it looks totally cool!

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    22. Hi!

      I'm following your blog (love the onetri.com link!) and have shared this giveaway on FB.
      I've liked Gone for a run on FB for a long time lol, and have been wanting one of these in pink for a while.

      Good luck to all who entered! :)
      Debbie

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    23. Running with ID can really save your life!

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    24. I'm following, and like the page. I love pink, too, so I would choose the pink one. I'm not sure I'm entered, though, because I went to the website and can't find how to enter....unless this is it. haha

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    25. I am torn between the pink and black.. everything I own is black, its so hard to stray away... I guess I choose...pink!

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    26. I'm following your blog and I would chose the LE-IDmeBAND pink like yours! I have always thought this was something I needed to get, but haven't wanted to fork out even more money. Also I think I should win because I'm doing St George too! :)

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    27. And I just Tweeted it!
      I would pick the pink one just like yours!

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    28. I would pick blue , because i have nothing to go with pink

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    29. I'm a new follower! Saw a link to your blog on FB. Glad I'm here!!!

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    30. I would get the engraved Paracord safety bracelet in black. I like it so much, I'd probably wear it sometimes even when not running! :)

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    31. I like Gone for a run on facebook!

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    32. I shared your giveaway on my facebook!

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    33. - following you
      - like the paracord for sure!
      - Like GFAR on facebook
      - going to post on my blog now

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    34. ohhh i love the pink paracord or the purple silicone!

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    35. i LOVE THE black paracord bracelet. :)

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    36. Gone for a Run has a ton of cool stuff! If I had to pick one thing, I do like the idea of that paracord bracelet. Black is cool!

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    37. Following you, Liking Gone for a Run on FB, shared on my private FB page and on Moms Run this Town (national) FB page and the Moms Run this Town PA page...get an entry for each right;)...like the black but Love the pink since the bicolor shows design detail better plus I like the silver plate vs the colored plate

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    38. I really like the blue paracord bracelet!

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    40. I like the LE- IDmeBAND Engraved Paracord Safety Bracelet - Black one from the website. I'd use it to have protection should something happen to me on a run.

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    41. I liked Gone for a Run on Facebook as well.

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    42. I'd get the black paracord one because it matches everything. I always run with ID when outside - always!

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    43. I "liked" Gone for a run on Facebook(Jeff W)

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    44. I'm following you! I'm doing 5 Days of Giveaways on my blog this week if you want to stop by!

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    45. I like them on fb and told them you sent me!

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    46. I really like the shoe ID but the pink bracelet just like yours is my favorite!

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    47. I visited their site and would like the pink paracord ID. It's cute and just seems like a good idea. I love that it has emergency contact info and that the cord can be so useful in other ways, too.

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    48. I get the IDmeBand pink paracord too. Why? Because in my crazy imaginary world, I might be lost in the wildness (during an ultra) and forced to use all those survival skills I have amassed while watching years of discovery channel shows. That paracord would come in handy! I might use it to build a shelter or snare some food.

      Oh, the insane world inside my head! ;-)

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    49. I think I could use the pink one, especially if I fall again...I also liked on facebook :)

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    50. I would get the blue for my 9 y/o son who runs cross country and wants his own 'runner stuff'

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    51. I'd get the black "wrist band" because I'm a guy and we don't use the word bracelet :).

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    52. I like the paracord pink one. It would be great to be wearing a bracelet that had all your info on it. Better safe than sorry.

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    53. linked on my sidebar of my blog

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    54. I follow you and enjoy reading your blog! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity :) I'd happily wear any color/style because i'd be soooo appreciative to win one. Thanks for letting me enjoy your great blog and inspirations :) Keep on bloggin'!
      Cheers!

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    55. I would wear the black one.. Black IS the new pink afterall.. (and it goes with anything)

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    56. I would wear the pink one. I would love it, because I never have anywhere to keep identification when running.

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    57. I posted your giveaway on my blog

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