I can’t believe I’m reviewing fitness gear. HA!
The day before the Marathon when I went to pick up my racing pack, I perused about the fitness expo. Well, that’s not entirely true, they forced me to walk clear across it just to pick up my darn free t-shirt! Anyway, while being bombarded by workout gear, snacks and sneakers one stand caught my eye. Gracie’s Gear. There was a black and hot pink sports bar on the hanger with a zipper pocket right in front.
A pocket, I thought, How cool!
Why did I think it was cool? Well being fairly new to running and realizing when you decide to travel to a track there are no lockers. I soon discovered carrying a phone, keys and an iPod is pretty darn impossible.
So I ditched the phone, shoved my car key in my cleavage (yes, I realize since losing the weight I don’t really have much cleavage, but you know that space between your breasts in your sports bra, yeah, right there), jammed the iPod under my strap and away I went.
It was a little uncomfortable to say the least and I was constantly worried I would fry my automatic door lock for my car with my sweat or lose it without realizing. So I HAD to try this bra out.
I actually ended up wearing it for the Marathon relay. I was a little hesitant as I’ve been told NOT to try new workout clothes before an event but I really needed the pocket space!
Well let me tell you, it was AWESOME. At first I thought the high neck would bother me but it didn’t. The pocket was perfect size for my phone, keys and iPod Nano and I ran the whole 6 miles without worry that I’d lose anything. Honestly, I’m wearing it right now as I just got back from the gym.
Being that I liked the product so much I thought I’d do something I’ve rarely do. I contacted the the company (I’m doing this more and more now). I shot them an email and told them about my experience. I even asked if they’d be willing to donate a bra for one of my readers.
They said YES! Actually Gracie herself emailed me back. (At least I think it was Gracie, she "signed" the email).
So I thought I’d have a little contest for my blogger friends. :~) Simply copy and paste the code below and put it in a post as your entry. It can be it’s own post or just tacked on to one you already plan to write. Then simply leave a comment here with a link to the post so I can check it out. That’s it!
<p>I entered <a href="http://ronisweigh.com/2008/10/gracies-gear-sports-bragracies-gear-sports-bra.html">the Gracie Gear Giveaway</a>! <br />
Check out <a href="http://ronisweigh.com">Roni's Weight Loss Blog</a> for more information.</p>
This is what it looks like…
For all the non-bloggers who want to enter, don’t fret! I have away around this need to have a blog thing (although, again, it sounds like a pitch.) Simply sign up for BlogToLose and use your free blog space there to enter! It’s really easy and you’ll have a space to enter for future contests, even if you decide not to blog anything else. Actually you can use it to enter other blogger’s contests as well. :~P Just a thought.
And before you ask… YES we can ship outside the US! I asked becuase I know all my Canadian friends will be all over that the minute I post. ;~P
So enter before Sunday, the toddler and I will randomly pick a winner Sunday night at 7PM EST. Good Luck!