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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday Thriller (psst... a giveaway)

I decided to go ahead and purchase Yaktrax Pro Snow & Ice Cleats (since we have like 4 feet of snow here) and I wanted to give one away, as well. The description says:
"The new and improved version of the award winning Yaktrax Pro Snow & Ice Shoe Traction Strap is even more durable, secure and effective. The revolutionary Yaktrax Pro is a safe, spike-less and cleat-less shoe traction device that is designed for the avid outdoors person. The Yaktrax Pro is relied upon by runners, recreational athletes, postal employees, the military and safety and rescue personnel worldwide.
Yaktrax's patented SkidLock coil system provides exceptional 360-degrees of traction on snow and ice. Plus, the Pro model is equipped with a safety performance strap designed for added stability."

And the features include:

    • Removable Velcro performance strap provides added stability
    • Fits on virtually any type of shoe or boot; easy on-and-off
    • Ten times the gripping points as any spike based traction device
    • Nothing new to learn; walk as you normally would
    • Durable natural rubber blend elastomer has memory
    • Spike-less and ultralight
    • Super strength 1.4mm horizontal coils provide forward-backward traction
    • Vertical coil pattern provides side-to-side stability
    • Can be worn in temperatures as low as -41 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Abrasion resistant steel coils will not damage most flooring

So one lucky winner will receive Yaktrax Pro Snow & Ice Cleats in small (Women size 6.5 - 10). And all you have to do is be a "follower" and leave a comment so I know you want the Yaktrax.

And for those non-runners (or you just want this instead), I am giving away a Core Ball with a DVD.
The product features are:

"These targeted and ultra effective core ball routines will help you achieve a sleeker and healthier body. With proven workouts that concentrate on your midsection, you will get the sexy,toned abs that you have always dreamed of. A wide range of beginning level routines teach the basics of working with a ball while progressively challenging routines allow you to power sculpt your abs. There is no better way to get fit and in shape than with these core ball routines! This incredible, results driven DVD includes over 10, easy to follow targeted routines that allow you to progress at your own pace. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, this DVD has something for getting into great shape."


So in order to be entered to receive the Core Ball and DVD, all you need to do is be a "follower" and leave a comment letting me know that you are interested in the Core Ball.

Please note: Each follower must let me know which giveaway they wish to be entered in: the YakTrak or the Core Ball & DVD by leaving a comment on this post. You may not enter both giveaways. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 17th.


AND: If you would like an extra entry, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, and leave a comment letting me know.

I leave you with a picture from yesterday in the middle of our Blizzard. Did I mention I live in Maryland not Antarctica?

93 comments:

Ewa said...

Can't mistake that for today's Antarctica since that one is melting. :) But this does not look like Maryland either.
Gosh, this looks like New England when I used to live there.
Heard good things about Yaktrax from people in snow and ice areas. Have fun running in them.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I just found your blog! Amazing transformation!
I'm a follower and I want the YakTrax!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

And I posted this on my blog's FB page ... here's the link if you want to check it out!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/racingwithbabes?ref=ts

momof3 said...

Laughing at your photo, only because I live in VA where we have received 400% our annual snow fall so far this year, and we're forecast for more next week. ON that note, I follow you, and I would like to be entered into the YakTrax Give away!

momof3 said...

Also, I linked your give away to my blog!

Jocelyn said...

Thanks for letting me know about your give away!! I would like the YakTrax so I can run in blizzards :) NYC is bad about clearing off sidewalks. I'm putting this blog as a link in my "Blog of the Moment" second on the side of my blog :)

Julie said...

I love my Yaktrax and would be a very unhappy camper without them:) They work like a charm when running on the white stuff!

Yes, I am already a follower:)

Syl said...

would love the yaktrax, we have so many months of winter!
Great give away I'm already a follower

MCM Mama said...

Ooh, I could totally use those yaktrax right now (I live in VA near DC). I'm following you!

J said...

I am a follower and I would like to be entered into the YakTrax giveaway!

Anne said...

Would love yaktrax out here :) I am now a follower!

Anne said...

This giveaway is now posted on my sidebar!

Michelle said...

Following for the YakTrax giveaway! Super giveaway!

ESH said...

Yak trax PLEASE!

ESH said...

Linked on my next post!

Erica said...

As a fellow Marylander I would LOVE the yaktrax! of course I am a follower! I hope we can begin digging out today!

Staci Dombroski said...

I do not want to enter the giveaway because I am from South Carolina so we do not have that kind of weather but I just wanted to say hi! I just found your blog :-) I can't believe how much snow you have there!!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I just hit Follow. Although we have had no snow this year I will be going to Colorado the end of this month... Hmmmm maybe I wont get them in time. Anyhow, would love to try the Yak Trax just to have in case :)

lilmeg said...

I love Yak Trax and balls!! I have both so I won't officially enter (other people can enjoy the bliss that comes from not falling!!). But GREAT giveaway!!!

Marlene said...

I would LOVE the Core ball! We used exercise balls for the ab portion of our workout at my Tuesday fitness class and I enjoyed it so much more than the typical floor may exercises.

P.S. I'm a follower!!

Sarah said...

I'm a follower and would love the YakTrax for my runs in Tahoe!

EricaH said...

Since there is very little chance of snow where I live I would love the core ball with DVD. thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know about your great giveaway

Anne Marie said...

I just saw your comment on Dare to Tri, and came on over. WOW! holy pre/post pics! those are awesome!

daily mom said...

i am a follower...i would love to win YakTrax! thanks!

newrunner said...

I am a follower and would love to have the core ball!! Not really in need of YakTrax since I live in California :). I'm already a follower.

WannabeRunner said...

That snow is just brutal!!! I don't need Yaktrax, seeing as ho wi livin in the desert,but the core ball would be great!

Stay warm. :)

Steff said...

I've just found your blog, too! And now I'm a follower.
I live in DC and I'm in desperate need of Yak Trax!

The Darling Dukes said...

I'm gonna need that core ball after this baby!

Jenn said...

Became a follower thanks to your sister, Janet. I have lost about 25 pounds since I had my son. He's now almost 2 so it's taken a while and I know how hard it is. Don't know what I'd use the Yaktrax for but could use a core ball. Stay safe. My family is in Montgomery County, MD!

SlowlyButSurely said...

I'd love to win the Yaktrax so I can send them to my mom in Maryland - she's about to go stir crazy!!! :)

Barefoot AngieB said...

Hello! I just found your blog! I would like an entry for the Yaktrax!

April said...

I am a follower! Had been searching for Faith/Fitness blogs and found you! You are a great inspiration!
I am a runner, however I live in Alabama where having ICE on the running path is very uncommon.
I would love the Core Ball with the DVD!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I added this giveaway to my blog! It has a link on the left side with the giveaway list!

April said...

I added the link to my blog!!

NCSecraw said...

I would love to win the YakTrak snow shoes! They sound awesome!

NCSecraw said...

I would love an extra entry! I added this giveaway to my blog. Under favorite sites on the right side. THANKS!

pattygales said...

I am a new follower because of your sister Janet. This is so funny!! I desperately need these shoes. Last week my husband and I were devising a plan to put short machine screws in the bottom of our running shoes just so we could feed our running addiction. I was going through withdrawals last week because of the snow and ice. I tried to run a couple of times, but ended up slipping and sliding out of control. I NEED these shoes so I can continue my therapy sessions in the snow and ice!!

Shelley said...

The core ball is going to be my next exercise purchase. I've lost plenty of weight, now I need to start focusing on getting the muscles in my stomach working again! I'd love to win one, but I'm in Australia!

lauren said...

Im a new follower :)

lauren said...

I would like to be entered in the YakTrax giveaway :)

Nat said...

I am a follower and would love the yaktrax!

Libby said...

Well, since I'm going to school in Florida I doubt I will need YakTrax- until I go home next winter to Wisconsin. So, I would love to try and win the Core Ball, I feel like I always need to work on my core.

I am a new follower too :)

Cynthia O'H said...

I just linked this to my Facebook page - and I'd love the Yaktrax.

Sarah Bowen Shea said...

Holy crow, that is one wicked blizzard! I love our precipitation in the Pacific NW: It doesn't require shoveling, and you can splash right through it without slipping and sliding.

Teamarcia said...

Count me in for the Yaktrax! As much as I don't wanna run in the snow anymore, alas I must!

Teamarcia said...

And I linked you on the blog!

I Run for Fun said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I would love to be entered in the YakTrax giveaway.

I Run for Fun said...

I just became a follower of your blog.

I Run for Fun said...

Just linked the giveaway on my blog. By the way, love your blog...you're on an incredible journey!

Ange said...

49 comments !! you go girl! people want your stuff huh!! wow.
I just wanted to say Hi and thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm in Maine. Your snow is what we Usually have but instead it's all stuck in the mid-Atlantic and we have none!! Wild.
I'd love a core ball but mostly just wanted to say Hi and tell you where I am.

A Toronto girl out West said...

Oh wow! Yaktracks please!!! Did I mention I live in the Rockies!?!? lol

Catey said...

New follower here! And now you are so close to 100! :)
I luck out here in that even when the snow is piled deep, my trails are pretty well cleared. I do not envy those of you getting dumped on right now, but kudos for getting out in it!
And since one of my kidlets recently introduced my ball to it's demise, I'd love to be entered for the core ball and dvd! Thanks!

Retsbar2Go said...

Would love the YakTrak
Thanks for the giveeaway!
This winter is not over yet!!

ajh said...

I would like the Yak Traks even though I have some. I go through them like crazy. I am a follower

ajh said...

There is a link on my blog.

Carly said...

Holy moly that is some weather you guys are having. You are putting MN to shame in the horrible winter category. I hope you dig out soon.

Great giveaway items. Throw my name in for the Yak Traks....although, it has become kind of a joke at how many time I wipeout during the winter. Every year, I seem to beat my prior year's record. ha!

lindsay said...

wow you are awesome! these are great giveaways. i hope the yaktrax go to a snowed in reader so they can get out for a run!

i don't think i'd use the yaktrax enough to steal them away from someone else (though it does snow here!) so i'll go for the abs dvd please!

momof3 said...

The Sweat Heart 8K that I'm "attempting" tomorrow is in the Richmond area of VA. Now, I realize that MD and VA are "close" to each other, and also realize that you may be a desperate runner looking for clean dry roads, but unless you're going to be down in the area already this is a just a local club race, probably not worth traveling for.... it's hard for me to imagine that my last race was a marathon, and now I'm nervous about an 8k. Silliness. Have a great (snow filled) day!

Heather Kandiko said...

My husband using Yaktrax for running or walking during the winter and since we get a lot of snow here every year in WI I would love a pair of Yaktrax myself but just haven't gottten around to it!

ShirleyPerly said...

I think I just made 100 on your Follower list. I'd love to have that Core Ball. Thanks for offering the great giveaway!!

God's daughter said...

I posted on my blog http://stclairs.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway.html

I am interested in the core ball.

God's daughter said...

I am a follower. :) Enjoy reading your stuff, it's very motivating.

I am interested in the core ball.

Melissa said...

I would love the Core ball--your picture is great, this weather has been unbelievable! Hope to see you soon!

The Happy Runner said...

THanks for the alert :-)

I would LOVE the yaktrax!!!! I have wanted them for ages!!!

The Happy Runner said...

Oops -- forgot to say I'm a follower.

Weddings With The Cricut said...

What an awesome giveaway! I am now a follower and I really enjoy your blog. I hope it thaws soon so you can go for a good run!!

Emily
2010in2010blog.com

PS I would like to enter the yaxtrax giveaway :)

Renee said...

I have been thinking lately that the yaxtrax would be nice, but since most of the time in Texas we are ice-free, I would like to enter for the core ball and dvd! I am a follower

Marlene said...

I linked your giveaway on today's post!

A Journey to a new me... said...

I've been considering getting a core ball for the office (to sit on rather than sitting in the chair) but funds have kept me from doing so at this moment. I'm a follower and would like to be entered into the Core Ball & DVD give away....and I'd like my snow back please!! :OP I live in the midwest (near St. Louis and we haven't gotten squat for snow this year....

Allie said...

Hey, I'm a follower, I'm interested in the core ball (I have GIANT feet so the yak trax won't fit me but I need to do core workouts anyway)!

Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway, I love how giveaways introduce me to a whole bunch of bloggers!

Allie said...

And I linked to you on my blog!

Badgergirl said...

Just found your blog and becae a follower. Great giveaway! Would love to get my hands on a pair of Yak Trax!

Dr. TriRunner said...

I just did a review of the YakTrax pros on my blog! This is the 3rd winter I've used them, and I definitely don't think I could make it through without!

And of COURSE I'm interested in the core ball! ;) I do most of my UB strength training with a stability ball as my bench.. might as well hit the core while you're at it!

Lisa said...

I am a new follower. Please enter me for the core ball. We don't get enough snow/ice for yaktrax where I live, but I could really use the ball.

Andra said...

Would love the core ball! I didn't know you had a blog, Jen, thanks for letting me know and thanks for your support.

Andra

love to eat, hate to exercise

Tricia said...

I'm a follower!

Tricia said...

Oh, and....I'm going for the yak trax. Yeah, I know I live in South Florida but I still want them :)

stephseef said...

I'm a follower! And yaktrax! Yippee!! :)

kakihara said...

Wow! that's a lot of snow!! I would love some yaktrax--I have an older version--but my brother in law stretched them out--now they constantly pop off--I could use a new pair!
kakihararocks@gmail.com

Kirsten said...

Wow! Love the picture of your blizzard! Still can't believe you're dealing with all of that! We've had our same 4 inches on the ground since January or December???? But our pavement is wonderfully clear! It's got to end soon in DC,right? Colin has yaktrax and lots of my friends here have them, you'll like them! They do help. I have something similar-stabilicers, but they are better for ice then snow, I think anyway.

Sara Cox Landolt said...

Wow! What a response!!! The YakTrax sound neat. :-) Sara

StephanieC said...

oh yes id love to get some. And i will certainly become a follower, was going to anyway! :)

Sunshine Mama said...

I would personally love to have that core ball.

This is my first time visiting your blog. Congratulations on getting to 100 followers!

Melissa said...

Thanks so much for the nice comments you left me! I am a new follower and I would love that core ball. :)

Sara's MoM said...

I am very over weight. It is great to see a success story and God getting all the glory. I have been trying to lose weight all my life. Diet here Diet there. It wasn't until I gave it to the Lord and now I have changed my life style. Thank you Jesus. I'm going to become a follower and see you do the tri. go girl. When I lose more weight I could use the core ball. Is there a weight limit? Maybe one day. I will keep you in my prayers.

T said...

Living in Wyoming those would be great. I hate running on the treadmill when there is snow of the ground

bobbie said...

I just found you and started following!! I would like to win the Core Ball & DVD !! You have a great story!!

sAm said...

I would love the Core Ball & DVD - I've been wanting one of these for awhile (even runners need to build their cores!). I'm a new follower - thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Pam F. said...

I would love me a pair of them Yaktrax!!! Never in a million years would I have thought I would even NEED a pair of those, but it seems that Tennessee has moved north for the winter. We've had more snow this year than in all my years combined! We're not equipped around here to keep roads and sidewalks cleaned off well, so a pair of Yaktrax would be AWESOME!

saundra said...

You are linked

saundra said...

I would love the Core Ball DVD

Frayed Laces said...

Hiya chicka,

Since I live in Hawaii I don't need the Yaktrax (please don't hate me!). I already have a core ball and workout too---these things are great!

Still, I wanted to drop a line and give you kudos for the giveaway! Way to go! And keep on running strong!

Linda said...

I just became a follower. I would love some Yaktrax. I have always thought about getting some. Since I live in WI - snow is the norm for winter running.