Monday, April 5, 2010

Insane Contest and Giveaway

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Running tip: If you have always wanted to run naked, but didn’t know how to go about doing it without being arrested, check out the Naked Pumpkin Run website. Good old fashioned fun!

I’ve got something brewing. I’ve had it brewing for a couple of weeks now. And, I’m going to let it out.

Those who know me and know this blog are likely worried I’m about to have a colon blow. But, alas, it is nothing like that. Not even close. This is something you will like, something that won’t revolt you and doesn’t smell. I might go so far as to say this is something you will love. And, if this wasn’t my blog, I would be all over becoming a part of this thing.

You are not going to believe this giveaway/contest. There are two parts, so listen up. Or, if you don’t read my blog out loud, then read up:

Outside PR, a company that represents such faves as Ryder’s Eyewear, GoLite, Road I.D., Sugoi and GU, helped score the amazing products for this contest/giveaway. Devon of Outside PR (who is a she, not a he) did this up right. Thanks Devon and thanks to GoLite and Ryders!

Here we go.

For the giveaway, there will be two winners, a female and a male. Here are your prizes:

For the female winner:

GoLite Cottonwood Run Tank $50

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GoLite Tilly Jane Run Skirt $60

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Ryders Drill Sunglasses: $39.99

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For the male winner:

GoLite Wildwood Shirt $45

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GoLite Mesa Short $40

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Ryders Eyewear Drill Sunglasses $39.99

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Combined, this is $275 worth of stuff from GoLite and Ryders Eyewear! Nothing to sneeze at.

To enter:

There are several ways to enter to win, each that will give you points:

  1. Submit a picture of yourself to brisdon@comcast.net in your most ridiculous and idiotic running gear. Don’t be shy. Showing skin, fat, wedgies, camel toes, etc is fine if it’s not too profane. Let me see your style! Go for shock value! Show me why you need some new clothes!: +5 entries (I will enter your entries manually in the comments to be sure you get your credit).
  2. Leave a comment as to why you want to win the gear: +1 entry
  3. Become a follower of this blog and leave a comment telling me so: +1 entry
  4. Link back to this giveaway from your blog and leave comment telling me so: +1 entry
  5. Become a FB Fan or follower on Twitter of Ryders Eyewear and leave comment telling me so +1 entry
  6. Become a FB Fan or follower on Twitter of GoLite and leave comment telling me so +1 entry

Note: You do not have to submit a picture to enter the giveaway. Just do one of the above for an entry (or entries).

Please leave a comment for each of the above so you get your correct number of entries!

One female and one male winner will be selected randomly on April 12th.

Photo entries from the top contenders (at my discretion) for both male and females will be published on my blog on April 13th. Readers can then vote on these photos. On April 19th, the female and male winners with the most votes will each win:

GoLite: Rush Pack $70

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So, get busy. Find the grossest/ugliest/outdated/worst running gear. Undress yourself. Observe yourself in the mirror for a moment like you usually do when you’re naked. Put on your grossest/ugliest/outdated/worst running gear. Set the self timer, or find someone who won’t make fun of you to take your picture. Email it to me at brisdon@comcast.net. Sit back and wait for your victory!

As an example, here’s me in some a stupid ass running get-up. I know you can do better than this:

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In small writing:

  • Enter now through Monday, April 12, at noon (Mountain time).
  • Only residents of the US and Canada, please
  • Winners of the random drawing to be announced Tuesday, April 13.
  • You guys will vote on the top photo entries from Tuesday, April 13 to Sunday April 18.
  • Winners of the photo contest to be announced Monday, April 19.
  • All of this cool stuff for the giveaway was provided by Outside PR from GoLite and Ryder’s Eyewear. I didn’t pay for any of it.

Good luck!

Drinking: H2O

467 comments:

  1. I don't have any ridiculous running clothes (aside from a rainbow tie-dye shirt I got at a 5k last year -- but I don't wear that for running! Or ever...), but I can definitely use new clothes! Yay!

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  2. That is a SWEET giveaway! I want that skirt, I've been wanting a running skirt for awhile now, but I'm too cheap to buy one.

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  3. I'm a fan of Ryders eyewear on FB, I don't tweet.

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  4. I'm now a fan of GoLite on FB.

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  5. Wow, what an awesome giveaway!

    I definitely need some new running gear...I just signed up for another half-marathon and a probable 4th half-marathon for the year. Please don't make me run in the same outfit each time!

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  6. I'm already a fan of Ryders on FB and Twitter

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  7. I need to win gear because although running in a tube top and cougar skirt is awesome, after the wedding I'll have less of an excuse to do it.

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  8. I'm a fan of Ryders Eyewear on Facebook.

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  9. I'm a fan of GoLite on Facebook.

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  10. Awesome giveaway.

    I need to win this gear not only because it's sweet but because I am a newish runner, I really need the help.

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  11. Oh...this is an awesome giveaway! I really need some new clothes and the tank and skirt look sooo cute! And, my sunglasses are finally towards the end of their life, so I really need a new pair!

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  12. Sweet giveaway!

    I need new gear because I once had a badonka donk read (huge ass) and now it is becoming an itty bitty tiny hiney and I can no longer keep my running shorts up! not that I am complaining just saying...

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  13. I am a Ryder sunglasses fb fan

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  14. and I am also a golite fb fan

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  15. Awesome giveaway. I'd love the gear because:
    (1) I love running in skirts
    (2) My youngest son would definitely say I look like a princess in the tank
    (3)I'm needing a new pair of sunglasses for the summer.

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  16. I would love this gear because I've been wanting to try out a running skirt!

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  17. Linked this great give-away to my blog.

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  18. I am now a fan of Ryders Eyewear on facebook

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  19. I'm a fan of Golite on facebook now too

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  20. You wacky CO folk and your naked pumpkin races.

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  21. I want to look hawt when I run and those clothes would distract from the mess that I end up looking when all sweaty and hot running!

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  22. I linked back to this giveaway on my blog!

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  23. great give away! would love to win a running skirt!

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  24. I want to win because they are free, and cute! Oh, and I have no sunglasses.

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  25. I really wanna try that running skirt/skort. Fantastic giveaway! wow. thanks!

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  26. I want to win the clothes since its so hot here now and my other clothes are stinky and sweaty!

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  27. I am now also a fan of Golite on FB

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  28. And I have a link to this contest on my blog!

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  29. I need gear! Really, I do. The running clothes I have (that I bought) are all from the Target clearance rack. Nothing matches and since loosing weight, most of it doesn't even fit right anymore. I really want the new gear.

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  30. I think this is an INSANE giveaway and I would love new clothes. I have lost over 50 lbs and I am still wearing clothes that are too big. I get wedgies, my pants literally fall down... and I chafe under my arms. They only thing that fits are my bras!!! HELP ME!!!!

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  31. Enter me - Although I am disappointed that I could not find a list of locations I could check out Go Lite gear on their web site.

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  32. Being a newbie, I definitely don't have enough running clothes yet...so me me me :)

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  33. I will post this giveaway on my blog...right now!

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  34. I want to win because I will look HOT running in that outfit. Much unlike how I currently look while running, which you shall be subject to viewing quite soon.

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  35. I definitely need new running gear! All my stretchy stuff is done stretched out!

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  36. I'm now a Ryders fan on the fb!

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  37. And now a fan of GoLite! Woooo.

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  38. I want to win the gear because I'm 5 months post-partum and would love some new clothes now that I am running without a bulging belly. PLUS, I put my running shorts away for the winter and I just spent an hour looking for them this morning and I seriously can't find them anywhere. BIG mystery!

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  39. oooh, enter me, please!!! i'll have to dig up a pic and send it to you.

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  40. I want to win the gear! I just purchased my first real running outfit and now know why people spend so much money on the stuff! Plus I have super sensitive eyes and need some running glasses asap!

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  41. I just became a fan of ryders on facebook!

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  42. AH! I would love to win! I have some of the jankiest clothes for running - most of it is too big (weightloss) and/or not really running material so I get horrible chafing!

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  43. Even though you did that AWESOME review on the champion gear a while back, I am NOT happy with the champion running skirt I bought at Target forever ago! And since I am a cheapo and don't want to fork out $50 for one of those other running skirts (even though I want one SO bad) I would really, really, really, really love to win that running skirt and cute shirt! I may even wear it at the Big Sur marathon if I get it in time! So put my name in the hat - I gotta win something!
    Thanks for the giveaway - I'm off this evening to find the BEST running outfit for ya!

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  44. Just became a fan of Ryders on FB!!!

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  45. Just became a fan of GoLite on FB!!!

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  46. I want the outfit so I could send you a picture of me with it ON!

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  47. I really want to win this giveaway because I am NOT COOL! (And because my wife cannot complain about me buying more gear if it is free.) This gear would be a major step in the right direction, so perhaps I can be somewhat more acceptable in crowds. :)

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  48. Such a fun giveaway!!! I need new running clothes, because first of all, I am a fairly new runner, and don't have much, second, my husband gives me crap whenever I buy ANYTHING that isn't for my son, so I have to be sneaky when I buy my clothes (example: save up a bunch of cash and then go buy something and pay as much cash as I have and then debt $5 or so...then when he asks when I got whatever new I have on, I just tell him, remember that charge at Sports Authority...I got a REALLY GOOD DEAL!!!), and third, I LOVE NEW CLOTHES, AND WOULD REALLY, REALLY, REALLY LIKE A RUNNING SKIRT...SO CUTE!!!

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  49. I'm now a fan of Ryder on Twitter.

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  50. I like free stuff, so pick me!

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  51. This IS the most insane giveaway/contest EVER! I'm going to have to come up with something good for my photo submission.

    For now:

    I want to win the gear ebcause I need new summer stuff BAD! I've lost a lot of weight this year and my stuff is falling down. I don't want to be showing my white a$$ all over town.

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  52. Became a fan of Ryders on FB

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  53. Became a fan of GoLite on FB

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  54. Poor Texas girl supporting her unemployed husband for the past year and a half. Running is my only stress relief and my clothes are just embarrassing!

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  55. OMG I can't wait to see pics! My hubby is going to kill me if I take the one I want and send it! HA

    I would love, love love to win the gear. I have been wanting a running skirt and desperately need sunglasses, but due to paycuts to mine and my husbands jobs, I have to spend my money on things like food and my mortgage instead. :P

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  56. Became a Facebook fan of Ryder's sunglasses!

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  57. Became a Facebook fan of GoLite too! :)

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  58. Pick me Pick me!!

    I want that tank and skirt SOOOOOO BAD!

    xoxo

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  59. Put the contest on my blog. Still secretly hoping no one enters but me though! HA

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  60. I ALWAYS need new running clothes, then it prolongs how frequently I have to do my laundry (I'm lazy).

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  61. Holy crap this is awesome. I'm following Ryders on Twitter.

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  62. I want the gear b/c I love the tank and have never owned a running skirt! Pick my numero!!

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  63. Your contest is linked on my blog:)

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  64. Great. A contest I could actually win. And I could use the hydration pack. Guess it's a good thing I haven't thrown out any gear in 20 years!

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  65. I want this so badly that I'm now a fan of Ryders, too

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  66. I SO need this gear because, umm, I do. I've lost 53 pounds since I started running and nothing fits. Thank goodness I have a booty big enough (still) to keep my shorts up!

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  67. I tweeted to your contest. Does that count?

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  68. Just became a fan of GoLite on FB!

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  69. Just became a fan of Ryders on FB as well!

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  70. Woo Hoo! So I am really looking forward to winning some new gear! I just finished my 25th 5k in 12 months last weekend and have not updated my wardrobe at all since day one...except for free t-shirts! I am wimpy in the fact that I only do 5ks and not longer distances but I would still find inspiration in your blog! Who knows, maybe someday I will increase my mileage!

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  71. Entery #1 - I would really, really, really LOVE to win the give away. Why? Because I never win anything... or if I do it is completely dorky. Honest! Two - because I am feeling my marathon motivation severely lagging. I will get through my next one - but am seriously contemplating giving up marathons for half marathons - at least for awhile. Maybe winning will be a sign that I should keep on with marathons!

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  72. Entry #2 - I mentioned and linked to the give away in my blog!

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  73. Entry #3 - I became a fan of Ryders Eyewear on Facebook!

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  74. Entry #4 - I became a fan of GoLite on Facebook!

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  75. I am already a fan of Ryders.

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  76. I am now a fan of Go-liteon FB.

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  77. The outfit is great & I need the sunglasses! Hope I win.

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  78. I am posting this giveaway on my blog.

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  79. I'll try to find a pic & email it.

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  80. Just became of fan of Ryders on FB

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  81. I definitely need new gear! I moved to San Diego at the beginning of January. 3 weeks later, my laundry (all my running gear and a few extras) needed desparately to be done, so I bagged it all and put it in my trunk so I wouldn't forget it in the morning so I could do laundry straight after work. Along with my dirty clothes was my gym bag that had extra running socks, outfit, my almost brand new brooks running shoes (the only running shoes I had) and some energy replacement things in it. The next morning I got up to go to work, walked outside my apartment and lo and behold there was another car parked where I had parked mine!
    Some time during the late night/early morning while I was sleeping, someone stole my car. The police were able to locate my car 9 days later, but along with my stereo and ipod (now I listen to my feet hitting the pavement instead of my favorite tunes while running), they stole everything that was in my trunk - 95% of any running gear I own :( I'm left with 1 pair of actual running shorts, a pair of basketball shorts, cotton tshirts and my 5+ year old shoes to run in. Since I had just moved down here to start a new job, I can't afford new gear, so this would be an amazing prize to win!
    I am currently training with Team in Training to run my first half marathon (and my first race over a 5k) in San Diego (Rock n Roll 1/2 Marathon San Diego and Seattle)

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  82. I would love to win this b/c I never win anything. Okay I lied, I just won two tickets to an art festival at a lunch today. But I never win running gear!

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  83. Wow, this is amazing! I would love the new running gear becuase i live in Phoenix and it is about to get HOTT. A running tank & skirt is the next best alternative to running naked. :)

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  84. I want to win the gear because I need new spring/summer running clothes BAD! It's scary!

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  85. Became a FB fan of Ryders Eyewear

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  86. I linked to this post in my post today!

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  87. I want to win the gear because I would NEVER buy a running skirt for myself but would LOVE to try one!

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  88. I really want to win because as a newbie runner, I have no running clothes, I just run in my work out clothes, which I am finding in the heat are ridiculously hot! lol

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  89. I would love to win this! I have recently started building my "real" runners wardrobe (getting expensive) and don't have anything like this. Being in the sweltering south, these items will come in handy since we seemed to have skipped spring altogether and are already into the upper 80s!

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  90. Also just officially became a follower through Google Friend connect even though I've been reading via my Google Reader for a while now :)

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  91. Now for the pic. All my stuff is so darn stylish this will be tough.

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  92. Would love to win this gear b/c I need some new/updated stuff for summer!

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  93. I am now following GoLite on FB

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  94. I am also following ryder on facebook.

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  95. I don't have outdated clothes but I have smelly ones - do you accept scratch & sniff?

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  96. I want to win this gear because maybe that running skirt won't produce a compression thong like my other one.
    Plus they are super cute and I can get them in time for OKC!

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  97. I already follow you (everywhere you go - creepy)

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  98. I would LOVE this giveaway, I've always wanted to try a running skirt and this one looks super hardcore!

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  99. And I'm already a follower, woo!

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  100. Great giveaway. I already follow your blog - you're on my "roll".

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  101. I'm now a fan of Ryders and GoLite on Facebook. Yahoo!

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  102. I have not purchased a pair or running shorts or sports bra in 5 years. I've had 2 babies since then and would love to have an updated look!

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  103. I linked back on today's post. Also emailed my pic!

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  104. I don't even have a crazy outfit because I don't have that much in running attire. Hint, hint, I really need to win.

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  105. Following Ryder's on twitter.

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  106. posted on my blog side bar :)
    www.mj-girlrunning.blogspot.com

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  107. I am a fan of Ryders Eyewear on facebook

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  108. I am a fan of GoLite too :)

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  109. Already a follower of this blog

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  110. Linked the giveway on my blog

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  111. and lastly....I need running gear so badly! Want to win, want to win! :)

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  112. I became a fan of @RydersEyewear

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  113. I posted a link to this giveaway on my blog.

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  114. I need the sunglasses because I don't have any running ones and I've had 53 stitches across my head for skin cancer. The scar is getting worse for all the squinting.

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  115. I am just coming back from an annoying injury - left hamstring and ankle - and I would love the gear to run in!!! I had to take such a long break and mentally it was starting to get to me. I absolutely love the outfit and need the sunglasses!! Thank you!

    Megan
    meganpennington@mac.com

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  116. I also am now a follower of your site! :)

    meganpennington@mac.com

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  117. I am also a fan of Ryder's on FB too :) I actually gave a pair of their glasses to a running friend as a gift for completing her first 5k and I would LOVE my own pair

    meganpennington@mac.com

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  118. just became a fan of GoLite on FB too!! :) YAY!
    meganpennington@mac.com

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  119. What a crazy give away! That skirt looks awesome. That's what I'd like because I want to look cute when I run. ;)

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  120. I've only been running a few years so I haven't amassed too much in the way of hideous running outfits. On the other hand, I haven't amassed much in the way of running outfits at all! Which means I definitely need to win.

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  121. I'm also following via Google Reader but I don't know if I've updated my Blogger dashboard yet to reflect that.

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  122. And you've been linked. Or at least you will be once I hit the "POST" button.

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  123. I want to win that gear because 1a) it's pretty and 2b) I like clothes :)

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  124. I never win these things, but it is worth a shot!

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