Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Blog Launch Giveaway!

Welcome to Confessions on Conquering 26.2! This blog will be a hands on, no holding back chronicle of Chloës journey to Marathon #2 and Christy's to Marathon #1! In honor of launching our blog, we're excited to host a giveaway featuring our newly discovered must-have items to have on a run!

Chloë's- My new favorite running item is definitely my Bondi Band!  What I love about them is not only how much hair they keep off your forehead, but how fun they are!  I'm a sucker for slogans, so you can imagine my trouble in deciding on getting only one!(...not including the one I bought for my husband!)  This is the one I have now...



(in purple!)

...which has resulted in some pretty funny comments!  My favorite one was "He's not a fair running coach!  He ran on water!" Haha...but other than being a great conversation starter, it really does keep the sweat out of your eyes, your hair out of your face and makes one a happy runner all around!  I can't wait to buy me some more!

Christy's - My new running must-have is the Nathan Handheld Quickdraw Plus! I just bought it and can't run without it! I didn't want to run with a hydration belt for my shorter runs, and I heard great reviews about this! After testing it out at the store, I had to buy it and now, I'm hooked! The idea of carrying a water bottle in your hand, was a little weird to me, but I love how it straps around your hand so you can still stretch your hand and it won't fall! And the shape of the bottle kind of molds to your hand so it's not awkward to carry at all! I also love the pocket for storing my Energy Blasts, keys, cash or anything else you need!
To win the Nathan Handheld Quickdraw Plus and any Bondi Band of your choosing from Chloë and Christy,
all you have to do is:

1) Become a follower of Confessions on Conquering 26.2 [mandatory]
2) Leave a comment telling us what your new favorite running item is!
3) Check out the Bondi Band website and tell us which one you would get if you won!
4) Check out Nathansports.com and tell us what Nathan Sports item you would want to start toting!
5) Spread the news!  Post on your blog, Twitter, and what-have-you and get the word out!

{Seperate comment for each, please!}

That's all! Winners will be drawn randomly and announced on 8/12!

Good luck!

165 comments:

  1. great prize - good luck everyone.

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  2. Ok, I am out of town and on a crappy computer, so if I left a bunch of comments, I am really sorry! But I am excited for this new blog and am happily following along!

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  3. My favorite running item these days is my new dry-fit hat!

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  4. Love the new blog!! :) My new fav running item is my black Nike running skirt. Just got it and its sooo comfortable and cute!

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  5. I really like the "Runner Girl" Bondi Band (pink ink, purple band).

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  6. And I am total liking the Handheld Quickdraw Plus that Christy picked. That looks so easy to carry and I like the little pouch.

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  7. Am a follower of your new blog and Christy's 25b425

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  8. I want the Nathan 4r belt...I need a new one bad....

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  9. I have a bunch of BondiBands are already...but another won't hurt so I would love the Princess Tiara hat for something different.

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  10. My fav running item is my Garmin. I (LOVE) him....

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  11. I'm a follower! (and congrats on the new venture!)

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  12. My newest fave running item is my bondi band - I picked it up at the expo for my first half and wore it during the race. LOVE.

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  13. I need more bondi bands!! Maybe a "shut up and run!" in black...

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  14. That Nathan handheld looks so cool! I don't think a fuelbelt would be comfortable (although I have yet to try one) but that handheld looks perfect....

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  15. just became a follower. excited because I am running my first marathon in November.

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  16. Following! I'm training too, so I love reading running blogs!

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  17. I would like to try the Nathan Catalyst sports drink. i just got the 4 piece waist pack.

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  18. I like the handheld quick draw. It looks handy.

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  19. i would like the flying pig bondi band. the pink with white pig.

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  20. My favorite new running thing is my ipod shuffle. i had an old one, but I like the way this clips on and is narrow.

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  21. My favorite running item is my Garmin

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  22. I'd like to get the Bondi Beach BondiBand

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  23. I'd like to try the Nathan Quickdraw Elite

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  24. Posted a link to this on my blog sidebar

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  25. my ipod is my favorite item, but I'm wishing I had a garmin and I think then that would be my favorite running thing.

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  26. the dotty dot band was super cute!

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  27. i like the quick draw plus too.

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  28. And my favorite running item is a dri-fit t-shirt. I know its boring but I don't really run with much besides the clothes I'm wearing and the dri-fit makes all the difference when its hot out!

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  29. Entry #1 - I just became a follower. :)

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  30. Entry #2 - I've added this giveaway to my blog!

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  31. Entry #3 - I have to choose just one? I really like the hot pink "I run like a girl" or "Running with my girlfriend priceless." I just signed up for a half marathon with one of my besties - this would be perfect for it!

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  32. Entry #4 - I really like the pink "Speed 2" - i think it would be easy to just strap to my waist and run. Plus i could share one bottle with a running mate!

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  33. Entry #5 - My new favorite running item has got to be my Nike+. It has helped me track my runs and progress so much more easily. Thanks for the suggestion Chloe!

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  34. I'm a follower! Great new blog ladies :)

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  35. I linked to this giveaway on my blog

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  36. My new favorite running item are my new Brooks shoes :)

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  37. I am actually dying to have a Nathan handheld. I hate my fuel belt and want to try it.

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  38. I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog

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  39. My fav running item is my garmin watch. it's the best thing my husband ever gave me!

    <3
    crobbins223@gmail.com

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  40. 1) I'm a follower! I love running blogs, so good luck girls!

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  41. 2) My favorite new running accessory is my Nike dri fit hat, in fuschia. Which makes me think I'd love...

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  42. 3) The blue Bondi Band with white polka dots.

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  43. 4) I could use the Wrist Runner from nathansports.com. I'm always wishing I could bring money for a water along my run because I hate carrying bottles.

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  44. I posted about yall on my blog! Really excited to see what you girls blog about. :)

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  45. (2) My jogging stroller! Babysitters aren't available 24/7 so I have to tote the little one with me. She loves it :]

    (3/4) Surprise me? Lol Everything I've used to hold back my hair usually slides back and I have to keep readjusting so if this Bondi Band really works, I would want you to pick it out. And the water bottle looks pretty sweet for when I do get to steal a solo run.

    Can't wait to get back to running again! (Well...can't wait to get back after this 2nd child is born. Guess I'll need a double jogging stroller then lol.) :D

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  46. congrats on your new blog!! i am following you via bloglines, if that counts!

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  47. #2 - my new favorite would have to be my new Asics! Love them soooo much :)

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  48. i have a new fila top that im loving. (but id really love that water bottle ;)

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  49. # 3 - I got 2 Bondi Bands from Run, Courtney, Run and I LOVE them. They both have slogans, so I would probably pick one with a cool design and lots of colors :)

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  50. # 4 - Since I just got a fuel belt this week I would probably have to say the catalyst drink mixes :) Then I could have the best of both worlds, no?

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  51. # 5 - I am going to my running blog right now to post about this :)

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  52. Yay, a new running blog! I'm a follower!

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  53. My favorite new running item is my Injinji socks. They're awesome.

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  54. I just started running again and am so excited to read your blog!!! :) My new favorite running item are my new running shoes :) Nike Dual Fusion, LOVE them!

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  55. I would get the pink "I run like a girl" Bondi Band.

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  56. and The Nathan handheld looks just awesome! Would love to try that as well.

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  57. Gave you guys a shoutout on my blog (linked below)

    http://thekimcheechronicles.blogspot.com/

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  58. I sooooo just followed you guys! Can't wait to keep reading :)

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  59. I'm adding this to my google reader now! Love the name of your site!

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  60. My new favorite peice of running gear is my garmin! I don't know what I would do without it.

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  61. I think the nathan hydration belts are awesome especially for those longer distances. I am in need of one super bad.

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  62. It's not totally new anymore, but I'm still in love with my Garmin, Huey. He may or may not be the love of my life :P

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  63. I love the "I hate running" Bondi Band. Too funny!

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  64. I would love one of the Nathan handhelds. I hear great things about them.

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  65. My new favorite running item is my Fuel Belt- I don't know what I would do without it on long runs!

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  66. The Bondi Bands look so cool! I like the headband that says "I Run Like A Girl"

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  67. I like the Nathan Sports Stainless Steel Water bottle- the green one! If I didn't already have a fuel belt though, I would totally want one of theirs!

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  68. I'm relatively new to running longer distances and I'm currently training for a 10 mile race at the end of August. In doing some research about hyrdation and fuel on longer runs, I decided to try Gu (Lemon Sublime). I love it!! It gave me a ton of energy and when I took one in the middle of my run, it gave me a kick in the pants.

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  69. I posted the link to your giveaway on Twitter (runjessrun99)!

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  70. I checked out the Bondi Bands website! Since I live in northern Michigan, it gets pretty cold during the fall & winter! I really like the wicking hats in purple, since that's my favorite color;)

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  71. I just checked out the Nathan Sports website! I really like the Quickdraw water bottle in purple. Great my cell and Gu!!

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  72. I'm a new follower! Can't wait to read more...

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  73. I love my one and only running skirt...can't wait to buy some more.

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  74. I love the Big Dot bondiband in black and white!

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  75. I love that quickdraw plus in purple.

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  76. Just posted a link on Twitter! (sgcwarren)

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  77. My new favorite running item is Gu chomps!!

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  78. I want the Will Run for Beer Bondi!

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  79. I JUST got my Nathan Quickdraw in the mail like 4 hours ago. LOL!! So, I guess that's what I'd choose...lol

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  80. My new fav running must have is chocolate gu for long runs. I love, love, love it.

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  81. I visited bondi and love the Bondi "I run like a girl."

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  82. I visited Nathan and love the speed 4r hydration belt. I'm training for a marathon and have been putting off buying one. I'll probably have to break down and buy one soon.

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  83. My favorite running gear is my ipod and nike + I love running with my music!

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  84. I want the Nathan quickdraw plus! :)

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  85. I like the dotty dot bondi band

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  86. posting the giveaway on my sidebar

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  87. You crack me up. If you only knew how much YOU inspire me.

    Move to AZ STAT!!! :)

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  88. My new favorite running equipment is my "Sweat is Sexy" towel from Inperspire. I sweat a LOT so this is a nice addition to my stash of stuff

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  89. Nathan = the muse
    This must be new. Looks very nice!

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  90. I like the supermom bondi band.

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  91. I'm SOOOO excited for the new running blog! I of course am now following!

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  92. My favorite workout gear is my HRM!!! I like knowing when I'm pushing myself and when I can push harder!

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  93. I <3 the Thermal Quickdraw. My sister in law had one on our run this past Monday.

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  94. I linked to you on blogger... http://christalespelage.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-running-blog.html

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  95. I linked to you on Twitter... http://twitter.com/Christal_Kidd

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  96. I linked to you on my FB page =o)

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  97. I linked to you on my wordpress blog http://2corinthians517.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/new-running-blog/

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  98. favorite running item is my garmin!

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  99. LOVE the Jesus is my running coach!

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  100. any of the nathan handhelds would be great!

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  101. I wanna Saints Bondi! I love Bondi! We own like *!

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  102. I follow...and lots of luck girls!

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  103. My fave running item is my new pair of Sauconys. I had a gait analysis to determine which pair was best for my foot :)

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  104. I love the band that says "curvalicious". Priceless!

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  105. It's really kind of 80s of me...but I kind of like the fannypacks...

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  106. And linked to this contest on my blog.

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  107. My running skirts are my favorite running gear. I hate winter when I have to put them away and bring out the tights again.

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  108. I like the hopscotch. The gators look great - especially for us northern gals. Has anyone tried one?

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  109. Nathan - I'm a stainless steel gal and love those bottles. As far as handhelds, though, I like the elite plus - probably in pink or some other feminine colour to keep my guys' hands off it!

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  110. My favorite thing is my garmin and some new tanks from Under Armour

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  111. I like the " I run like a girl" and the "13.1" bands. The pony tail hats also look good for the winter.

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  112. I would like a Nathan hand held for shorter runs.

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  113. My favorite running item is my Nike+. I wasn't ready to pay the big bucks for a GPS type watch since I was new to long distance training. For my first half marathon, it did the trick. (I'm already a huge fan of bondi bands... can't run without my tiara printed band!) :)

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  114. This time around, I think I would go for a plain wicking band in pink. I love feeling girly while I run and get all gross and sweaty.

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  115. I would totally get the Muse waist belt.

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  116. I posted your contest on my blog. :)

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  117. I like the "i run so i can eat" bondiband

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  118. the nathan stainless steel bottles are amazing!

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  119. My new favorite running item is my Ipod Shuffle.

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  120. I like the Super Mom Bondi Band.

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  121. I would like to try the Nathan Handheld Quickdraw Plus.

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  122. I would pick the runner chick bondi!

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  123. I would like to try the Shadow pack!

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  124. I like the Air Force bondiband and ponytail cap. :)

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  125. I would get the thermal Quickdraw!

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  126. My favorite running item is the Nike Plus wristband that calculates my milage!

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  127. My favorite Quick Draw Plus is the pink ribbon one!

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  128. I like the "Girls Kick Butt" Bondi Band!

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  129. My new favorite running item is my Garmin!

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  130. I like so many! But I like Run with the heart after it in black with pink writing...or Runner Girl...or 5K...or 10K....:)

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  131. I like the quickdraw plus in pink!

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  132. I linked your giveaway on my blog side bar!

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