Want to be funny while you’re running? Enter my very first giveaway! [Closed]

17 Jan


So right before Christmas I got the opportunity to order a customizable running shirt through MyRaceRagz.  I really had no idea what I wanted to put on the shirt so I spent two days just going through the website and looking at the possible designs.  There were a lot of options!

Since I am a big running fan and a big beer fan – I thought it would be fun to get one that incorporated the two.  Plus, I’m one of those people who bought every humorous/ironic t-shirt in college just because I thought they were good conversation starters.

So I decided on a white long sleeved tech shirt with a lopsided “I RUN FOR BEER” (you know, drunk people write lopsided, right?) on the front and my name in cursive on the back.

When I received it I was super happy with how it came out!  Unfortunately, I received it right before I went out to California for Christmas and I definitely couldn’t wear a long-sleeved shirt while running in 70 degree weather.

Obviously I was dying to wear it for a run as soon as I got back from California…but it was basically 0 degrees which required 45 layers and what’s the point in wearing a shirt with a cool saying if no one can see it?  Amiright?

Approximately 1 month after I received my awesome shirt – I finally got to wear it yesterday for some speed work at the track (AKA my favorite place in the world…or at least the five boroughs).

I made BLC take some pictures while I waited for my Garmin to find the freaking satellites!! and then I was off.

The shirt is made of tech material but is a bit thin so the white was a little see through – so if you wanted a more solid shirt, I would suggest choosing a different color.  For me, the fact that it was on the thinner side was great because I never felt like I was getting too hot during my run.  I think it is going to be absolutely perfect for Spring/Fall running and warmer Winter running!

At first I wasn’t really paying attention to other runners because I was really focusing on my intervals (which I will give you more details on in another post) but once I started noticing the subtle stares and chuckles, I realized that my beer shirt was a hit.  I think runners enjoy the “I run for (insert any alcohol)” joke quite a bit.

I’m also looking forward to wearing my shirt during a race so that people can see my name as I’m passing them ;)   Just kidding.  I don’t pass anyone.

So on that note – I have a special treat for one lucky winner!  Not only am I giving away a customizable shirt from MyRaceRagz - which you can choose whatever your little heart desires to put on it! – but I am also giving away some of my favorite running essentials!

In addition to a customized shirt from RaceRagz, the winner will receive a Nuun water bottle, two tubes of Nuun (Goji Berry Green Tea Natural and Tri-Berry), two packets of Jelly Belly Extreme Sports Beans, Sweat Pink shoelaces and a Shower Pill packet!

I figured since it was my first giveaway, I would go a little crazy!  I absolutely love Nuun and basically flavor all of my water (run or no run) with it.  As for the sports beans – they are my favorite mid-run fuel.  They are delicious, have caffeine and are easy for me to eat.  Plus, they are in a little packet that is re-sealable so if you want to eat half of them, you don’t have to worry about all of them falling out mid-run.  As for the Shower Pill – that was essential during the relay that BLC and I participated in about a year ago!  I have also used it after leaving the gym in the summer so that I am not getting on the subway and sitting next to someone all sweaty and smelly.

Overall, they are all things I love and couldn’t do without!  I hope you are as excited about them as I am about giving them to you!

So now to the details – the giveaway will stay open for one week – so you have until January 24th at 12AM to enter!  US Only! Lots of ways to enter below:

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Good Luck!

Disclaimer:  I was provided the opportunity to create my own RaceRagz shirt at no cost as well as the opportunity to give away a customized RaceRagz shirt through my affiliation with Sweat Pink/Fit Approach.  The rest of the items being given away were purchased personally by me (and BLC ’cause we share a bank account) because I love them!


74 Responses to “Want to be funny while you’re running? Enter my very first giveaway! [Closed]”

  1. Kas January 17, 2014 at 7:25 am #

    Ummm my favorite nuun are citrus and iced tea! They’re my go to on any long run! That and body glide. For obvious reasons!
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    • Alex January 17, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

      I L-O-V-E the Nuun lemon tea!! I tried it hot the other day and it was just as delicious!

  2. Nicole January 17, 2014 at 7:51 am #

    My favorite running essential are my Mizunos!
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    • Alex January 17, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

      Running shoes are super important lol! Thanks for entering :)

  3. Helly January 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    My favorite running gear is my Garmin. I love it!!

    p.s. I’m also a beer lover :) most of my friends drink wine and i’m there all like, “beer in a bottle please!”
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    • Alex January 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

      I also could not live without my Garmin! Although the occasional Garmin-less run is always nice! & give me a bottle of beer over wine any day :)

  4. Natalie Wester at Clean Eating Teen January 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

    Wow!! Congrats on your first giveaway. It is a good one! I recently did my first giveaway as well. It is so exciting :)

    • Alex January 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm #


  5. Jill January 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm #

    My essential would be my compression socks. They’ve seriously helped my recurring shin splints!
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    • Alex January 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

      Love my compression socks too!! Also, my husband has used KT Tape for his shin splints and swears by it!!

  6. Danielle @ It's A Harleyyy Life January 18, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    give me a banana and i’m good.

    • Alex January 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

      Had a banana before my run this morning :)

  7. Danielle @ It's A Harleyyy Life January 18, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    I follow you on instagram

  8. Meghan January 18, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    Wow jelly belly makes their version of sports beans!!! I have got to try these. Awesome!
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    • Alex January 18, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

      They are delicious!! My favorite run fuel by far!

  9. Julie January 18, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    My running essential is my ipod. If I don’t have something to listen to, it makes the work out super difficult. Julie smartsavvymama@gmail.com

    • Alex January 18, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

      I gotta have music too! Pumps me up!

  10. Kristen M January 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    I recently discovered Skratch Labs hydration mixes. I like that they are all natural and mild tasting. I’ve never tried Nuun but want to.

    • Alex January 18, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

      Hmm I’ll have to try it out!

  11. Kim @OKrunnermom January 18, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    Ohh..I’ve been wanting to try out Nuun!
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    • Alex January 18, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

      It’s great!!

  12. Lea January 19, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    my running essential is my music, then maybe my compression sleeves as a runner up. pun intended. lol
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    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:20 am #

      Music is so important! I love my compression socks, too!

  13. Tami January 19, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    I love the lemonade Nuun. So good when blended with ice to make a slushy.

    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:03 am #

      That sounds delicious! Will have to try it!

  14. Cori @ olivetorun January 20, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    Race essential- good pair of running shoes.
    I actually fuel with Bearded brothers bars and/or dried fruit but I do want to try the grape NUUN!
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    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:04 am #

      Shoes are very important! I’ve never tried Bearded Brothers bars but I have been wanting to try them!

  15. Sara. Vieira January 20, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    Shirts like this rock!

    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:21 am #


  16. Amy Lauren January 20, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    I just found your blog and I love the name of it :) . Thanks for hosting this giveaway. My favorite flavor of Nuun is Tri-Berry, it’s really good for staying hydrated on the hot days we have here in SC.
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    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:22 am #

      Thanks! Thank you for entering :)

  17. Kat @Running Kat January 20, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    My running essential would have to be powerbar performance fuel blends!! It reminds me of baby food but they taste amazing and they get me through long runs and marathons feeling great!

    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:05 am #

      Hmmm sounds interesting! Will definitely have to look into them!

  18. Stephanie @Cat Lady Runs January 20, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    A running essential for me is probably bodyglide- chaffing is crazy uncomfortable!
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    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:05 am #

      Hahaha – truth. So necessary.

  19. Emmeline@RunForThePizza January 20, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    I’m dying to try lemon tea nuun :) running essential is my garmin! I moved to a new town and have all new routes and am still exploring so knowing how far I go and where the heck I am is essential!
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    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:06 am #

      Lemon tea is probably my favorite! & my garmin is definitely an essential for me as well!

  20. Paige Callahan January 21, 2014 at 8:02 am #

    On a run I always need my watch! I love the nuun pink lemonade flavor

    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:07 am #

      I used to use my garmin on every run but have tried to do a watch-less run one day a week! It’s liberating lol.

  21. Jen January 21, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

    I love Graph NUUN!
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    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:08 am #

      Grape was the first flavor I ever tried! Hooked me from the start!

  22. Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom January 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    I love the green Nuun, think it’s limeade.
    PB will always be my favorite fuel.

    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:08 am #

      I always have a banana with PB before a long run. Such a great combination!

  23. Jennifer @ Teacher in Training January 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm #

    I love grape flavored Nuun, Apples & Ciinamon Huma gel, Braaap Nutrition bars, and my RynoPower supplements.
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    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:09 am #

      I have heard amazing things about the Apples & Cinnamon Huma gel – I think it is about that time that I try it out!

  24. Julie G January 22, 2014 at 6:19 am #

    My favorite Nuun is Tropical and Pink Lemonade… Apple Cinnamon Hammer Gels and Blueberry Pomegranate GU shots. I use Honey Stinger gel packs…

    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:11 am #

      I also like the Honey Stinger gel packs and I love the taste of the waffles but those are a little bit messy.

  25. Amy O. January 22, 2014 at 6:50 am #

    Favorite running item is definitely my Forerunner 10!

    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:12 am #

      Love running watches :)

  26. Carrie H January 22, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    I’m an apple cinnamon Hammer girl.
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    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:12 am #

      Heard so much about these suckers – MUST.TRY!

  27. Cecil @ Dreadmill Drummer January 22, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    I’ve been using Energybits as my race fuel lately.

    My favorite flavor of Nuun is tied between Tropical Punch and Strawberry Lemonade.
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    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:13 am #

      Energybits are another thing I need to try out! One of these days!

  28. Desi @ A Northern Girl January 22, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    I have to have music. It’s my essential for everything!
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    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:13 am #

      Love music while I’m running! The right song can always pump me up!

  29. kristie shelton January 22, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    I have never tried Nuun, but I love Sport beans! Got me through my first full!

    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:14 am #

      Yay for sports beans! Love them!

  30. Rachel T January 22, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    My favorite Nuun flavor is Watermelon. Unfortunately, I think it was a special flavor for 2013, so after my stash is gone I’m out of luck.

    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:14 am #

      I’ve heard it is seasonal for the summer – so maybe it will be back in a couple of months? Here’s hoping :)

  31. Desiree January 22, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

    Favorite Running item is my Garmin!

    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:15 am #

      Love my Garmin too – I am definitely numbers obsessed!

  32. Kris January 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm #

    running essential is 2Toms Sportshield

    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:16 am #

      Never tried it – will have to keep it in mind!

  33. Lindsay M. January 22, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

    I haven’t had a NUUN that I didn’t like.
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    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:16 am #

      Great answer – me either!

  34. Natalie DiBlasio January 23, 2014 at 2:31 am #

    I love Clif Shot Bloks
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    • Alex January 23, 2014 at 10:17 am #

      Me too! I used them during my first half marathon!

  35. Patricia Trubl January 23, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    I would love to try Nunn!

  36. Sherry Rini January 23, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    My running essential? My iPhone so that I can listen to music, podcasts or books on tapes….it helps get me through that first awful mile and then it helps me to get my run done :-)

  37. Darlena January 23, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    Nuun Tri-Berry!

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