Nov 21, 2011

You Should Take Me to Vegas with You!

I am never really lucky!  I mean, the most I have ever won is $2.00 on a lottery ticket but I think my luck may be turning around!  I have won so many blog giveaways lately for running stuff that I really need.  Let me tell you about all of the wonderful things that I have won and then do me favor and stop by all of these awesome blogs and give these ladies a follow if you haven't already!

1) The first item that put me on a lucky winning streak was these awesome Aspaeris Pivot Shorts.  This giveaway was hosted by Christina over at The Athletarian.  I tried them out for the first time on my 18 mile run over the weekend and I really like them.  They were created to prevent injury in females and enhance performance so you should look into getting a pair of these bad boys! Thank You Christina!

2) The second awesome item I won was a Handful Bra from Jennifer over at Running with the Girls.  I haven't tried it out yet but I love the way it looks on me.  It was designed to "flatter and not flatten" like most sports bras do. I am not very well endowed to begin with so it makes me look like I have a little something!  I chose the pink and it's super cute! I have heard lots of great things about it from other bloggers so this is another item that is worth trying out. Thank You Jennifer!

3) I was really feeling lucky today since I won two items!  The first item that I won was a knee compression sleeve from Tommie Copper.  This giveaway was hosted by Stephanie over at Run for Fun.  According to Tommie Copper's website, this knee sleeve relieves joint pain all day and combines comfortable compression and copper yarn for maximum relief. I haven't received this item yet because I just found out that I won it today but I will have to let you all know what I think of it once I give it a try.  Stop by Stephanie's blog and give her some love for rocking her first marathon!! She is still on a marathon high! Thank you Stephanie!

4) The last item I won and I hope it doesn't stop here was from Beth over at Running Around My Kitchen. Her giveaway offered 20 lucky winners a pair of Wrightsocks.  What got my attention about these socks is that they are guaranteed not to give you blisters due the double layer moisture protecting system! Beth swears by them and has never suffered from blisters while wearing them so I hope I am as lucky as her.  I always seem to get blisters during a marathon so this may be the solution! I can't wait to receive these and try them out. Thank You Beth!

Being the recipient of all these great giveaways makes me feel like I should be giving something back, right? I have never been approached to try out a product since I am just an average runner with just a few awesome followers. I am fairly new to the blogging world so maybe I can ask all you  seasoned bloggers this question: How do most you of receive the opportunities to host these great giveaways?  Do you approach the companies as a user of their products or do they approach you?


  1. Great some wins, woo-hoo! I always seem to win giveaways all at once and feel so lucky!
    My giveaways are about 50/50 between me emailing companies and them contacting me.

  2. I felt lucky winning the socks, but boy oh boy, you need to play the lottery, girl! Winner winner chicken dinner!

  3. dang, i think u have blown any lucky streak i've ever had out of the water!! way to go and enjoy ur newfound schwag. ;)

    i think the way giveaways go, is u can approach companies and ask; try ones for things u already use and like and let them kno u're a fan. but then over time as ur blog gets bigger co's will come to u. but i'm not a giveaway hoster myself, so this is just wat i've heard. :)

  4. You totally need to play that lottery - that is one hell of a winning streak my friend :)

  5. Wow, you've won some great giveaways!

  6. So I just saw that you won Skinny Runner's giveaway and had to come back - you are on a roll!!!