Friday, September 17, 2010

Moisture Wicking Headband Giveaway!!!

{Quick note: Anyone else have problems publishing from Windows Live Writer today?}

Let me introduce you to Kat at goheadband. She makes moisture wicking headbands with inspirational sayings on them. There is a small plastic strip sewn into the front of the band so these babies never slip.

Currently, Kat’s getting ready for her 5th marathon and first ultra this fall. She started making these as a way to keep the sweat off her face, since her skin would break out after a long run. I love a woman who sees something lacking and works inventively and creatively to fill the void!

Kat was nice enough to make me my own personal Shut Up and Run headband. We love it around here:


It fits my mini-me perfectly (I think Kenny Chesney would like it too since he is bald now. The way I see it, it’s either this headband or a cowboy hat.):


It keeps the sweat and hair out of Lucky’s one eye:


Despite my best efforts, I believe the “right” way to wear it, according to Kat, is a bit higher on your head, off of the forehead.

There are some real bonuses about this headband:

  • As promised, it does not slip. I ran while wearing it today and it stayed in place nicely.
  • The headband might get soaked with sweat (that’s the point, right?), but you don’t have crap (well, sweat) running down your face and stinging your eyes or making you break out
  • It’s lightweight, personalized and stylish!
  • The band is machine washable for when that sweat really builds up and it starts to stink.
  • All you cyclists out there – wear it under your helmet while riding!
Would you like your own headband? To enter:

  1. Go to goheadband and leave a comment about which one you would get if you won - +1 entry
  2. Tell me why you NEED this headband. Or why you want it for your girlfriend, mom, lover, hooker, wife, mistress, sister, illegitimate child, boyfriend - + 1 entry
  3. Write about this giveaway on your blog, and let me know in a comment - +1 entry
  4. Follow and stalk me if you don’t already or let me know you do - +1 entry
I’ll pick a winner on September 23.

The fine print:


  • Goheadband provided this giveaway. I did not pay anything for it.
  • Contest only open to US
  • The winner will be chosen at random by Random.org
  • Check back September 23 to see if you won!
  • If I don’t hear back from the winner within 2 days after posting that they’ve won, I’ll Random.org another name
Good luck!!

168 comments:

  1. Just a reader said... 1
    I have a question for you, not giveway related. All your, huhm, dump issues, are they related to running or they got worse after you started running? I read the account of your daily routine a few posts backs and realized that you had to go to the bathroom like four times before lunch... and I'm kind of living something similar, so I just wanted to lear a little about it. Because the doctors, oh, they are great, but it is different when you are sitting behind that desk, right?

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  2. I would LOVE the TRI CHICK headband in red.

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  3. I NEED this because I only have one other wicking headband and it's rarely clean when I need it!

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  4. And, as entry #2, I already follow you!

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  5. I like the Shut up and Run headband best of all.
    Probably has something to do with feeling grouchy while getting over a sinus infection and training for my 2nd half marathon. I just keep telling myself to just shut up and run those training miles.

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  6. I love the Isaiah 40:31 band, as I LOVE this verse so much!

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  7. I need this headband, because as my bf so gently puts it, I sweat "WAY more than the average person."

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  8. V cute.
    I need it bc I sweat a lot (I do!)

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  9. I need it because I'm training for my last marathon in a while and need the extra UMPH!

    I am a follower as well :)

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  10. Anonymous above (about the dumping): email me at brisdon@comcast.net and we can discuss.

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  11. I NEED this because it's one step closer to being like you

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  12. You like me, you really like me! I'm a follower and now you followed back, bet you're sorry already.

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  13. Aww! I love the one she made you! I want that one! Or Runner Girl Red.

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  14. I would like a headband because my hair is always getting in my face and pissing me off :)

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  15. I posted the giveaway on my blog, http://missionhotbodafterbaby.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!

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  16. Another sleepy give-away, looks like a great product.

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  17. i need this headband because my hair goes everywhere when i run!

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  18. I would get a black "Shut up and Run" one....cause I wish some of the people in the group I run with would SHUT UP AND RUN!

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  19. I follow you...but not in a freaky stalker-like way....

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  20. I NEED this headband so I can have something to keep me from looking like I just took a dip in the pool after I run...

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  21. I'd get 'Distance Runners Do It Longer' ;-)

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  22. I'd choose the coral bamboo knit.

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  23. I NEED this headband so I can make my fellow runners jealous of my awesome gear.

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  24. I need it b/c otherwise one of these days I will accidentally poke my eye out with my keys while wiping away the sweat from my face. Ouch.

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  25. I'm also a sweaty beast with ongoing eye problems that seem to get worse when I sweat.

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  26. I think the "Just Finish" one is excellent.

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  27. I'm training for my first tri (which is in 9 days) and it's going to create a beast in me (I just know it), so this band would only seem appropriate for me: http://www.goheadband.com/?p=detail&pid=27&cat_id=

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  28. I re-posted this giveaway on my site. Go here to find it: http://christy-goingthedistance.blogspot.com/

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  29. Already a follower and blog stalker! You're welcome ;-)

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  30. I'm not a sweater, BUT i do have crazy frizzy hair and let's be real here, crazy hair ruins marathon photos far more than a sweaty forehead does, therefore i should win this head band. Also, i've yet to find a headband that fits my dome/doesn't make me look like a cancer patient.

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  31. I need this because I sweat a lot and I haven't found a headband yet that will stay in place with my very thick hair off!

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  32. I follow you, even knowing how dangerous it is behind you!

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  33. I NEED a headband because I'm a sweaty pig.

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  34. I would totally get the shut up and run one so I could be like you. (scared yet?)

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  35. I liiiinked you on my blog. Don't get too excited, I don't thing anyone actually reads it ;)

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  36. I NEED this headband because of my ridiculous amounts of sweat combined with nasty frizzy hair with serious flyways and post workout breakouts. I NEED HELP!!!

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  37. I would get runner girl in rose!

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  38. I need a headband to help control my crazy curly fro that seems to expand the longer I run!

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  39. I REALLY need it! I sweat through a hat on every run and I still end up wiping sweat from my eyes

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  40. I'd pick Endurance, Isaiah 40:31...one of my favorites.

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  41. ...yep, I already follow you...and all your wonderous GI stories to boot!

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  42. ...yep, I already follow you...and all your wonderous GI stories to boot!

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  43. I really NEED this headband because I am sick of sweat stinging in my eyes!

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  44. Mmmm, if had to pick one of the ones on the website . . . I guess I'd go with RUNNER GIRL however I would much prefer one that says TRAILMOMMA of course. :-)

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  45. aaaannnd because it really doesn't increase my chances to have 3 posts in row (doh) I would say I "have to" have this because I am getting old and apparently something in my stinky sweat is making breakout like a 15 year old again and it just about bites. This would be good to protect my wrinkly sun damaged forehead from future breakouts.

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  46. I need a headband because I sweat like a man....it's gross!

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  47. "In my mind I'm a Kenyan" Definitely! Because my fat ass ran a 13-minute-mile half marathon last weekend, and my short hair is just long enough to get in my eyes. Along with all that sweat, of course. Only wish it came in black...

    Oh, and I've been following you since I found you. 8-) Not long, I know, but still...

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  48. My wife and hooker would love my bald head in one of these. I want one for my wife with my hookers name on it and one for my hooker with my wifes name on it.

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  49. Why? I need it because I get the worst stingy eyes... ugh... I hate sweat in the eyes... HATE IT!

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  50. I want the one that says Distance Runners Do It Longer. HAHA I LOLd at that one.

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  51. I NEED this headband for a few reasons. 1) I have a LOT of hair to hold back & get tons of flyaways. 2) I have (awesome) adult acne that worsens when I get really sweaty. 3) I don't have any headbands for running yet :(

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  52. Royal blue solid, for sure. It would go with my eyes :)

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  53. The saga of why I desperately need a headband: A few months ago, tired of wrestling my hair into submission after showering (after running), I lopped off my hair and donated it to Locks of Love. I'm glad I did so, but now my hair is growing back... and it's forever in my eyes (which was not really the point of cutting it off!). It's at that awkward length where thinner headbands make it stick up crazily. Not flattering.

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  54. http://pickinguptherear.blogspot.com/2010/09/cross-training-and-atypical-friday.html

    Linked to your blog from mine. Good luck to me!

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  55. I should win this giveaway because it will help me to channel my Rock of Love Bret Michaels when I wear it at my next race. What is better than that?

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  56. Why do I need it? I live in Houston, TX. armpit of america... or sweatiest place on earth!! need I say more? :-)

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  57. That was supposed to say girl...sorry
    I need this headband because I live in Florida where I will sweat through the winter and I have yet to purchase any type of sweat band! I just let the eyes sting from the sweat and move on!

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  58. I LOVE the Dare To Become one - wow, how powerful! I'm new to longer distance running and training for my first half - that saying has sort of become my life motto for these new fitness goals.

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  59. Why I need this? Have you lived in the any state other than Alaska this summer? So stinky HOT! 'nuff said :)

    mystorychapter2.blogspot.com

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  60. I have put this info on my side bar under "win this".

    mystorychapter2.blogspot.com

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  61. I like their 'runner girl' which is available in expresso (do they mean espresso?).

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  62. Do I need a moisture wicking headband? Why yes, yes I do. I'm one of those people who ends up with sweat stinging my eyes no matter the temperature or time of year I run. Moisture wicking would help tons.

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  63. I would get the Navy "Just Finish" headband. I like to remind myself of that sometimes!

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  64. I NEED this band because I am one Sweaty Betty!

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  65. I would pick the Runner girl headband and I need this headband because I sweat like crazy and have super long hair so my hair is usually drenched by the time I'm done with any run! lol

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  66. I would want the purple endurance one because purple is my FAVORITE color and I want to win so I can try one of those babies out!! How great are those!!! I am now and always will be a follower! Is that 3 entries or just 2? Thanks!

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  67. I want a plain colored headband.... mostly because i'm the idiot that would wear it upside down and it would look dumb

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  68. Ironic that this blog is called Shut up and Run and yet all you do is yap incessantly about headbands and other trifles.

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  69. Anonymous - I'm sorry you have no friends and lots of time to spend on blogs like mine where I only talk about trifle things. Perhaps one day you will get a life and stop criticizing everyone around you. Oh, and I'm also sorry someone has a gun to your head forcing you to read my blog. Don't like it? Don't visit. There are plenty of other readers who seem enjoy my incessant yapping. You're not welcome here.

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  70. I need one for all the crazy flyaways I have....I would LOVE a 26.2 or 13.1 one!

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  71. I'm a follower. Your comment to anon is cracking my shit up.

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  72. I want a 26.2 one because I will finish one after I'm healed from this g-d surgery so help me!!!

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  73. I NEED this one because I also work from home. Therefore I am lazy about the showering and I need something to keep my nasty sweaty hair off my face so it doesn't drip in the soup. YUM.

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  74. and Imma post it on my blog. THAT IS ALL. :)

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  75. I LOVE your yapping =) Just sayin...

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  76. I follow you but I'm only entering so that it takes one less chance from "anonymous".

    see you soon!

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  77. I would love the black shut up and run headband :)

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  78. I NEED the black shut up and run headband because with the break in 112 degree weather I've finally started running outside -- and I'm finding even at 86 degrees I get quite nasty and no amount of wiping is getting that blasted stinging sweat out of my eyes!

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  79. I would LOVE the headband in Endurance Rose (the color is beautiful, but the name is even better: I want to believe I am one!).

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  80. I MUST HAVE this headband because my running partners talk incessantly!!

    No, just kidding: I just love your blog, and I'd love to have a reason to let other runners know about it when they ask me about where I got my lovely headband!

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  81. Ok, so, I did post about your blog and the giveaway on my blog (yikes! first time I have told anyone but my hubby that I have a blog!). That tells you how much I'd like to have the headband.

    Simona

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  82. I NEED one because I like to wear contacts when I run and cannot on my long runs because the sweat is my eyes is unbearable.

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  83. a 26.2 headband would make my day :) BUT I would only wear it after I run my first marathon in November.

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  84. I need one because I am training for my first half in Feb. I'd want the "dare to become" headband.
    I now follow your super funny "trifleing" blog
    and I linked the giveaway in my blog (like the person above said, dont get excited I dont think many ppl read it!)
    yay for 3 chances!

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  85. I love the 13.1 ones! I'm so proud that I was able to run a Half after tearing the meniscus in my right knee!

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  86. I sweat buckets when I run and that's why I need this headband.

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  87. I would get the 13.1 headband... have it in my pocket during my first half end of october and put it on as soon as I crossed the finish line!

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  88. I need this headband, because the girl at the spa plucked my eyebrows too much and now the sweat drips in my eyes even more than usual. But I will keep on wearing it after the eyebrows grow back! ;-)

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  89. Linked it on the sidebar of my blog.

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  90. AWESOME! I follow you now and was already following Kat's Tweets.

    1. Shutup and Run in black.
    2. I so needed this today! Blew dry my hair straight and it was falling out of my dern hair tie. Heh. For my hooker...LOL!
    3. Tweeted about this giveaway. See Cheapassmama tweets.
    4. Now following you. <3 your stalker.

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  91. shut up and run rust...of course!!

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  92. I NEED it because I have all these little broken bits of hair that drive me freaking bat-crap when they float around my face.

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  96. Apparently I really should learn to read the small print about US residence only. Still cool giveaway. Sorry for adding extra entries.

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  97. I need this headband because I am a new runner, and I have no more money for gear due to all of the new items I have purchased since beginning running.

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  98. I'd get the "Distance runners do it longer" headband. HAHA that would make runs so much fun with all of the comments.

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  99. I posted the giveaway on my blog.

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  100. I need this headband cause other ones I've tried give me headaches!

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  101. I'd LOVE to have one of these headbands because I literally drip with so much sweat when running I have to wipe my sunglasses dry every mile or so! (Gross huh? I'd like to think I'm just very efficient at cooling off my body?)

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  102. Awesome headbands! After checking them out, I decided I like the Shut up and Run one the best.

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  103. I need this headband because I like to wear headbands but they are always slipping off my head so I need to find one that doesn't slip off.

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  104. I am heading over to post this on my blog right now.

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  105. I'm a follower. Oh! and.... Never stop the yapping. We love it!

    I reject any moron who doesn't have the sack to put a name behind his (or her) comments.

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  106. I NEED this because I sweat like crazy and it's hard to run when I'm blinded by sweat...or blinded by the light for that matter but that's another matter entirely

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  107. I would love to win this awesome headband! i am currently training for my first half marathon and i sweat only out of my face, so this would be prefect for me! i hope i win! (ps i follow your blog and have posted about you!)

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  108. oh did i already mention that i currently blog stock you?

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  109. and that i made a comment about your blog on my blog and how it inspires me?

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  110. and that i would love the "runner girl" rose colored band, cuz it would match my pink running shoes?

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  111. I like Runner Girl in Burgundy.

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  112. I NEED this headband because I sweat like a pig. It's terrible. It would be great on my runs to keep the sweat and flyaways away.

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

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  114. I'm a stalker!!! I mean follower :)

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