Friday, August 17, 2012

Random Asides

For all you hungry readers, I'll be back with the food porn soon, not to worry! In the meantime, this has nothing to do with food. But I feel compelled to write anyway because it was totally awesome and a couple of big 'thank yous' are in order.

It was like Christmas around here!

A little while back, I was reading one of my fave blogs - The Great Fitness Experiment - when I took note of a contest, sponsored by Under Armour and BlogHer. Simply by commenting on her post about which UA gear you liked best, you were entered into a contest to win a $500 gift card for Under Armour. Well hell, sign me up! I quickly left a comment on the post...

Fast forward in time. I'm Crossfitting 4-5 times a week and I have just barely enough workout clothes to make it through the week, nor the expenses to buy any. [Random but humorous side story: I was heading to Crossfit but hadn't yet done laundry so my clothing choices were pretty limited: yoga pants or leggings. Because it 90+ degrees out,  the pants weren't an option. Soo, leggings it was. The only problem was they got a bit sheer when you squatted down...and, of course that day we had to do front squats during the wod. Sorry for flashing you all my booty, guys!]

Not so see-through, thankfully.

Anyway, as I was pondering about buying a few more workout pieces so my gym would be a bit less X-rated, I got an email saying that I had won the UA gift card. At first, I thought it must've been spam because I'd sort of forgotten about entering and almost deleted it! But it quickly came rushing back to me and I was totally excited! I love Under Armour gear - its comfy, super cute, and lasts forever - but I'm typically too cheap to buy it. Here was my chance and what a fantastic haul:

Yes, I like black. And, apparently, pink - which is a new one.

A warm-up jacket, 2 Cold Gear turtlenecks, 3 tanks, 1 tee, 3 bras, 2 pairs of shorts, 2 pairs of capris, Cold Gear compression pants, and a pair of socks...I'm gonna venture to say that I'm set for awhile. 

Thank you times a million to both BlogHer and Under Armour for this fantastic prize, as well as TGFE for posting about the contest. You made my week month year! :) 


And, for no other reason than that I'm OBSESSED with them, these are my new Crossfit sneakers that I got the same day as all my UA stuff - the inov8 f-lite 230s. Love em! <3


Be sure to check out The Great Fitness Experiment blog (and book of the same name). Charlotte is hilarious & witty, personable, and very knowledgeable. Happy reading :)

6 comments:

  1. Congrats, that is amazing! I am obsessed with UA, seriously.

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    1. Thanks - I was pretty excited! Lol and I can't blame you...after trying on numerous things, I can certainly understand why everyone loves them :)

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  2. Congrats on getting all those nice clothes. UA has always been my choice of workout clothes.

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    1. Thank you! I think that they're already mine - so comfy and awesome colors!

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  3. Woooohooooo! I am SO HAPPY you won this! And I think you spent the $$$ very well - I love everything you picked! And I know you will rock all of it! Congrats again and thanks for posting on it, it's fun to see what people do with the stuff after they win!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to check it out, Charlotte - it means a lot to me! Especially since you totally rock all of your workouts and gear like woahh! :)

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