Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Accessory Giveaway

The Chicago Runner Girl blog started about two years ago after I came to the sudden realization that I wasn't holding myself accountable in regards to my running. At the time I wasn't really doing any speed workouts, I didn't keep track of my mileage or how my body was responding to the exercise stimulus that I was putting it through, I wasn't setting goals for myself, and mentally my head was a mess (you can check out my first posting here).

Through this blog I've met some really great people that I've learned quite a bit from and have found the path that I want to venture down in life. After two years of building relationships with you all and having some out of this world experiences in my running life, I would just like to say thank you. You all inspire me to make the most out of this short life and to keep on keeping on with a smile on my face.

I enjoy reading each and every one of your blogs and comments and feel very blessed to have come into contact with all of you wonderful souls that I wouldn't have met otherwise. So thank for continuing to stop here at Chicago Runner Girl.

As a thanks to my readers, one lucky guy or gal will score some new running accessories.



Giveaway includes:

1 Lululemon hand held water bottle that has a secret pocket to stash your belongings
1 Lululemon Brisk Run Toque Hat in black
1 Lululemon headband in lavender
1 package of my favorite Clif Shot Gel, mocha flavor
1 package of my favorite Clif Shot Bloks, black cherry flavor

All you have to do is comment below:

(1 comment) Tell me your favorite running accessory and why
(1 bonus comment) Tweet about the giveaway @Chirunnergrl

Giveaway ends Sunday 2/5 at midnight and winner will be announced Monday 2/6

121 comments:

  1. Ooooo this is a good one! My favourite running accessory has got to be a headband (all of my headbands, actually). I have these silly pieces of hair that fly everywhere when I run! If I run without a headband I hate every second of it. I would have said my Garmin but that has a history of giving me anxiety!

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  2. I tweeted: @ChiRunnerGrl is having an awesome running accessory giveaway!! Don't enter because I want to win ha! :D

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  3. Hi, I love your blog and have been reading for a while now, it's definitely one of my favorites! My favorite running accessory is probably my garmin, though I purposely go without it sometimes to make sure I don't become too dependent!

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  4. My garmin is def my favorite accessory...it's kind of like an addiction really :)

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  5. My most used accessory is definitely my Garmin. But, my new favorite one is my pair of Ryders Sunglasses. Since I got them I noticed that my face is more relaxed on my runs, which in turn makes my whole body relaxed and the run easier!

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  6. Hi,
    I love your blog! My favorite running accessory is a hat... I learned the hard way about running outside, with no hat and getting skin cancer on my nose... not fun! I never leave the house for a run without a hat now.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your story Lara, I think that there is a good lesson in this for everyone. It's so easy to neglect our skin safety.

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  7. Hello!
    My favorite running accessory is my iPod. I cannot fathom running without my tunes!

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  8. My favorite running "accessory" is my Garmin Forerunner 305... I love it so much, I don't know how I ever ran without it!

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  9. I, like everyone else and their dog, love my garmin. But I also can't run with out chapstick. Thanks for your blog!

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  10. my favorite is my Garmin, and my ipod so I can listen to podcasts while running!

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  11. Amazing how blogging can really help us wrap our minds around things, isn't it?

    Speaking of heads, my favorite running accessory is actually my baseball-style running hat. I didn't want a hat for the longest time because I though they looked stupid on me but I finally found one that fits. It keeps the sweat out of my eyes, keeps my head cool, and, hopefully, keeps the sun off my face so I won't get sunburned!

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  12. I think my favorite running accessory is a good pair of shoes!! Without them I just can't deal with anything!

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  13. my favorite accessory is my sparkly soul headband which doesn't slip but is also very cute!

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  14. AWESOME giveaway!!!! I love the lulu headband and have been wanting their Torque! Hope I win! My favorite running accessory is my dog - does that count? He goes on almost every run with me and is really a huge part of why I started running.

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  15. my favorite running accessory is my garmin. hands down!

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  16. Well it was my Garmin....which I lost last week (heartbroken) so that and my Ipod!

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  17. Right now it's the treadmill, because it's winter and also because I have 5month old, so it's hard to get out!

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  18. Oooh! What a nice giveaway! I want to win!! :)
    My favorite (and most important) running accessory is my headband. Without it my hair is crazy and won't stay out of my face. Those nice, fat headbands are a lifesaver.

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  19. My favorite running accessory is my Garmin. I crave that data! My headbands are a close second - I usually wear bondi bands because I hate hate hate sweat dripping in my face.

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  20. I cannot run without my Garmin! I wish they would make it so I didn't have to wear the chest strap--but I love my Garmin + iPod! Oh and BIC Bands or Active Bands :) I used them religiously when I donated my hair to Locks of Love and got some bangs....but now that they've grown out--I still use them because they are so stinkin' cute =)

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  21. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/#!/oowidescrnoo/status/164395931872145408

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  22. my favorite accessory is the bic band! Love em!

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  23. Coolest giveaway ever.... I want that headband:) My favorite accessory would have to be my garmin:)

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  24. Favorite accessory: my shitty Target watch. I cut the strap to fit my bony wrist exactly.

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  25. I am excited about this one! I love lululemon! My favorite accessory is my Garmin because I just have to know my time!

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  26. My favorite accessory is my BondiBand headband. Perfect in summer to hold the sweat from dripping down my face and in my eyes. They're super wide headbands, so in mild winters like this year, it's also perfect for a short run to pull over my ears too without overheating.

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  27. I'm totally stealing Christina's tweet!! Hilarious!
    tweeted at RUNwJESS

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  28. Just one favorite? I can't narrow it down to a single one. But since a lot of folks have already said their Garmins and their MP3 players, I'll go with another favorite:

    GU!!!!!

    I used to do long runs without any kind of fueling. I would be completely, completely spent towards the end and for the rest of the day. I discovered GU and now my training has improved a thousand-fold!

    Honorable mention goes to Saltstick capsules - I love these! I used to get headaches after my long runs, but after taking these I no longer get headaches!

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  29. my fav running accessory is my ipod..keeps track of my miles/pace and keeps me motivated with some good jams!

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  30. I love reading your blog - it's one of the most inspirational blogs that I follow. I won't take part in you give away because it's a pain mailing to the UK :) My current favourite running accessory is probably my thermal top! Am definitely going to need it tonight!

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  31. Most necessary running accessory: bobby pins or a headband. (Bangs.)

    Favorite: toss-up between trusty Garmin 305 and Nathan handheld water bottle

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  32. Britt, thanks for such an amazing giveaway, you are so sweet. Love reading your blog, you are such an inspiration of mine!

    My fav running accessory is my garmin. Or during the winter it's my head/ear warmer!

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  33. Your blog was actually one of the first blogs I started reading last year. Lets see... my favorite running accessory is my garmin. :)

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  34. I have to agree, my garmin is the best accessory! I thought it died the other day, thankfully false alarm. Second place is my spibelt.

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  35. Like so many others, I'll have to go with the Garmin. I'll also tweet your contest!

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  36. My favorite running accessory is my wool headband. It keeps my head so warm!

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  37. Sweet post! My fav running accessory is my handheld. It holds my water, fuel, and keys! I am naked without it

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  38. Favorite running accessory - Garmin, no doubt about it. I much rather race with no clothes on than without a Garmin. I have no concept of what pace I run when not looking at it.

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    1. AM that would be too funny! I've tried it before and it's not as comfortable as it sounds, things don't seem to want to stay in play in the nude.

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  39. My favorite accessory would be my ipod shuffle. Nothing like some great tunes to get you through a treadmill run! :)

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  40. Thank you for writing your blog! My favorite accessory is my socks!

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  41. Favorite accessory is my Garmin, hands down :) Followed closely by injinji socks...

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  42. My favorite running accessory is my Garmin... but now that it is winter and I am FREEZING, I love a good pair of running gloves/mittens!

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  43. G to the Armin. Like most people. :) I also feel naked without a hat.

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  44. My favorite is my Garmin. I just got it and don't know how I lived without it!

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  45. Is that a LAVENDER headband? be still my heart!
    My favorite, oh gosh this is hard, I'm going with my Balega socks. COuld not do it without them.

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    1. It is, so cute! Wish I would have bought one for myself. Not familiar with the Balega socks, I'll have to check them out. Are they compression socks?

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  46. I ENJOY reading your blog, Britt! Glad you started it! My favorite will have to be my Garmin.

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  47. I LOVE reading your blog! My favorite accessory(ies) are my shoes (Asics GT 2160)... Not really an accessory as much as a necessity, but I have never had real designated running shoes. Love them!

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  48. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to show some blog luv! def enjoyed this post! my fav accessory is a headband i got as a gift. i can put my key in a small pocket which is gr8!


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    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  49. I love reading your blog. Favorite running accessory is easy, for outside it's my Garmin, for inside it's my Yurbud headphones.

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  50. I forgot to mention with my comment above that I tweeted, too. =)

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  51. My Garmin is my favorite accessory. Just can't run without it anymore - tried it once, and I felt totally naked!

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  52. Great giveaway Britt! My favorite accessory is the Garmin too - sometimes I wonder how I used to run without it!

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  53. My favorite running accessory would have to be my MP3 player. It's amazing what a difference music can make on a run. I don't always run with it, but there are times when it really helps keep me motivated, especially during speed workouts.

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  54. I like my cold-weather gear but cold or warm I could not run without my ipod sleeve! It keeps my ipod touch nice and dry and out of the way. :)

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  55. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/corgipants/status/164489028702437376

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  56. My favorite running accessory is my garmin, I love being able to look down and see how fast I am running.
    Great giveaway!

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  57. My favorite accessory is my armband that holds my cell phone and keys.

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

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  58. My favorite running accessory is my watch!

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  59. My favorite running accessory(ies) are my neon pink arm warmers!

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  60. Thanks for the giveaway Britt! I am so happy I found your blog. You really inspire me.

    My fave running accessory is arm warmers. I don't always get to use them, but I feel bad ass when I have them on. :)

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  61. My favorite running accessory is my arm band which allows me to stash cash, keys, ID, and lip balm!

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  62. I love running with my Garmin - I love getting an immediate read on how the run is going.

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  63. Tweeted as @bchan5720 https://twitter.com/#!/BChan5720/status/164519473406148608

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  64. I tweeted!https://twitter.com/#!/RunningWTG/status/164518176045023232

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  65. My favorite running accessory is my Nathan belt - it's turquoise and perfect for holding my items! :)

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  66. Nice! Right now I really like Bondi Bands. Cute, keeps my hair out of my face, and wicks sweat. I especially love them underneath fleece headbands, keeps the fleece one from getting all sweaty and gross.

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  67. My favorite running accessory is my RoadID. Makes me feel safe!

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  68. Just found your blog today... LOVE IT! You are amazing and such an inspiration. My favorite running accessory is (are) my compression socks. Every Monday, they are worn under my work pants :)

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  69. my fave running accessory is really boring: my knee straps. because without them, i would not able to call myself a runner. :)

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  70. Like many others, I'm going to have to say my Garmin. I have a bad (or good?) habit of just going out for a run with no real plan of where I'm going to go, especially for long runs so I like to have that to know how far I've gone!

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  71. My favorite running accessory is my Garmin/heart rate monitor! It totally keeps me in line & accountable for my run. It also looks pretty tough on :)

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  72. my favorite running accessory is my Spibelt it allows me to carry my chapstick, gels, money, id and a few other things without feeling big and bulky

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  73. My favorite running accessory is tinted sunscreen. It helps cover the freckles, and prevent future freckles from forming!

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  74. My handheld water bottle is the one thing I won't leave for a run without (unless I'm wearing a fuel belt). I feel like I've read so much about your blog before and I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to find it.

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  75. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/Suz4AU0608/status/164864526574043136

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  76. my all time gotta have accessory is my yurbuds earbuds. I can't run without em. :-)

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  77. I hope I don't have to pick just one, because I am convinced I can't run without my Bondi Band, my Ipod and my Garmin ;)

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  78. My sparkly silver Sweaty Band!

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  79. My favorite accessory is my Garmin...I like to know how far and fast I'm running!

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  80. My lucky shoelaces...they've never let me down. :)

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  81. Definitely my Garmin Forerunner 405.

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  82. Gum is a favorite. It's all I used to take running with me before I discovered Garmin/Ipod/Sunglasses

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  83. Awesome giveaway! My favorite accessory is my new Nike+ GPS watch but I've had my eye on the Lulu handheld for quite some time.

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    1. It is a pretty nifty handheld, kind of wish I would have gotten one for myself! I actually scored it at the Lululemon warehouse sale last week where it was $4! Full retail price for this cute little bottle was $40, which I think is a bit expensive.

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  84. I guess my Garmin is my favorite accessory these days, though I'm trying to learn to rely on it a little less.

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    1. Me too. The Garmin is probably one of the coolest accessories to have, yet it becomes too much of a game for me. I now only use mine for long runs and speed work, and in turn have found that I am enjoying myself 10x as much on all of my runs.

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  85. My favorite running accessory is my new garmin!

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  86. Not sure if it counts as an accessory, but I love my Yankz laces. Makes shoe entry and removal FAST! Wish I could say Garmin, but I haven't invested yet.

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  87. Having had melanoma I agree with Lara but hands down my fave accessory is my Road ID
    Freaks me out to run long and not wear it.

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  88. My favorite running accessory is a tie between my Garmin and Ipod. They both keep me motivated and focused on a run!

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  89. Awesome giveaway!! My favourite running accessory is my Garmin for sure. I can't remember how I survived without it now! :P

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  90. My favorite is either my iPod, my Garmin, or my Kindle (for when I run on a treadmill).

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  91. My favorite running accessory is my i-pod! I run a lot of races in rural WI and the music helps me stay focused and not get distracted looking at the vast farmland!

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  92. My favorite running accessory is my Garmin.

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  93. my favorite running accessory right now is my Garmin! It's shiny and new so nothing compares to it right now! :)

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  94. My Garmin- and my slipless headbands!!

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  95. My favorite running accessory is my Garmin 605 because it keeps me accountable for my mileage and pacing. It is also interesting to be able to analyze your runs on their Garmin Connect website!

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  96. my favorite running accessory has got to be my ipod, nothing like a great playlist to get me through a long run! awesome giveaway :)

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  97. My favorite running accessory is absolutely my iPod! Any running I do without it feels slow and boring, but run-dancing makes every iPod run feel awesome!

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  98. My favorite running accessory is my nano and garmin

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  99. My favorite running accessory is probably my Garmin. But if I get a second choice, then my water bottle it is! And clif shots!:)

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