I want to run fast and set a record race pace but I also want to enjoy myself and have some heart left in me to play football after the race. So here is what I'm trying to accomplish:
A Goal: 52.49; 8:30 pace
B Goal: 55.24; 8:55 pace
C Goal: Have fun and look stylish.
Having fun is never much of a problem for me. Looking stylish, especially in cold weather running, can be more challenging. Luckily, I have a new sweat-friendly accessory that will help make any gear sparkle.
I have had my eye on Sparkly Soul, Inc headbands for months and finally got around to checking out their website. As soon as I did, I knew this was a company that I would love to support. It was created by a marathoner and triathlete, is based in "the city with lots of sparkle" (NYC), and, as stated on their site, the headbands are designed "for all the women who find their strength and soul while pushing themselves to their athletic limits." The only downside of my whole shopping experience was that I wanted every single color and could not narrow it down. I eventually decided on lavender and then I obsessively checked my mailbox every day for a week.
Yesterday, the pretty thing was waiting for me when I got home and I let only 12 hours pas before testing it out. My biggest challenge in finding a great running headband is that they all tend to be either too tight or too loose and slippery. I want it to fit on my head and stay in place without my being able to feel that it is there. And, let me tell you, the 6-packs of athletic bands at CVS don't really do the trick. So, with the rain still coming down this morning, I set out to see if my Sparkly Soul would be as magically non-slip as the company claimed it would.
During the run, I forgot that I was wearing the headband. It didn't press too hard against my head but I also didn't have to fiddle with it at all. After three miles in the rain, the thin little strip of sparkle had not moved an inch. My hair was wet and frizzy but it was held in place perfectly by the headband.
It didn't take long but I am sold on the magic of Sparkly Soul. Sweating in Style won't be hard if I make sure to keep Sweating in Sparkles. And, in the spirit of giving, I want to share the love and give everyone else a chance to sweat in sparkles of their own. Sparkly Soul, Inc. has so generously offered to give one of you your very own headband in the color of your choosing. Beware: There are many wonderful colors to choose from and it will be hard not to want them all!
There are several ways to enter the giveaway. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
1. Become a follower of Sweating in Style via Google Friend Connect or let me know that you already are (required)
2. Go to the Sparkly Soul website and let me know which color headband you want most (required)
3. Follow me on Twitter
4. Follow Sparkly Soul, Inc. on Twitter
5. Blog, tweet, or share the giveaway on Facebook and let me know that you did
The giveaway will end on Sunday, December 4. Good luck and thanks for entering!