Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Just. Keep. Going. (review & giveaway!)

Let's be honest. Sometimes, in the middle of a run or a race, you want to quit. Admit it. You've been there. I sure have.

Like here:


That's me, STRUGGLING up a hill in the Adirondack half marathon 10 days ago. 

Mile 8? Mile 9? Yeah, they kicked my butt and I totally wanted to quit. Many times. I kept hearing the quitting part of my brain tell the running part of my brain to "just stop and walk. This racing thing is too hard. Walk. Rest. Sit down. Whatever. Just, you know, don't run anymore."

But -- ha ha! -- the joke was totally on the quitting part of my brain because I had a secret weapon:

Go Band from Dailyologie


Yup. Words of wisdom: JUST KEEP GOING.

Donna from dailyologie sent me a Go Band to review and I decided to give it a true test and I wore it for my half marathon. 

That's me during the race. You can see the white of the band on my left wrist .

Those words helped me to quiet that quitting part of my brain. There were several times when I looked down at my left wrist and read the words and did as I was told.

Just. Keep. Going.

So simple. So important. Especially at mile 9.

I love my Go Band! It's a simple little canvas band with an image of a road and the words on one side, a color on the other side. It closes with one snap. The band is light and I didn't feel it at all when I ran. Seriously, it's great. 

The Go Bands are $14 each on dailyologie (an etsy site). Right now, there are only Just Keep Going bands in blue and green. But, there are plans for new bands with other motivational sayings and I can't wait to see them!

The giveaway:

Want to win a little dose of motivation? Well, I'm super happy to have one Go Band to give away! To enter, leave me a comment and let me know that you'd like to win.

Additional entries:

As always, you can gain extra entries. Remember, though, you must complete the required entry first! (Leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
  • Follow this blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment) 
  • Become a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook, or let me know that you already are (leave a comment) 
  • Link to this giveaway from Facebook or Twitter (do as often as you'd like, just leave a comment each time) 
  • Pop over to dailyologie on etsy and click the facebook "like" link (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment) 
This giveaway will run through Tuesday, October 11 at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced on Wednesday.

Good luck!

~ Felice

74 comments:

Bridget said...

I follow the blog!

Bridget said...

I am a fan of the Happy Runner on Face book!

Heather @ The World Through My Eyes said...

I'd love to win! I could totally use some uplifting words on tough workout days :)

Heather @ The World Through My Eyes said...

And I'm a follower!

Sarah Turnbull said...

I love your giveaways! Am a follower, for sure :)

Kathy said...

i'm a follower!

Kathy said...

i'm a fan on FB too!

Angela Henrie said...

I'm already a follower. I am running my first 1/2 marathon next month! Would love one of these!

Melissa H said...

I am a follower of your blog and would love one these inspiration bracelets! :)

Melissa H said...

I'm also a follower on facebook!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I'd love a little extra motivation! Hope I win!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I follow your blog.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I already like The Happy Runner on FB.

Real life: Shelly Cable

JenniferLeah said...

would love to win this. awesome :)

JenniferLeah said...

already a fan of THR on FB :)
under my real name lol!!

JenniferLeah said...

linking on my blog

JenniferLeah said...

liked 'em on FB

Darlene said...

I stopped and walked & stopped & walked...Wish I had a GO BAND!!!!

Darlene said...

I follow your blog, of course.

Darlene said...

I like you on FB, too.

Darlene said...

I like dailyologie on Fb.

macnic said...

I follow this blog and quite like this band idea!

Darlene said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog.

Zaneta said...

I'd love to win! :)

Zaneta said...

I already follow your blog :)

Zaneta said...

I'm a fan on facebook already :)

Zaneta said...

Posted your giveaway on my blog :)
http://zanetaruns.blogspot.com

Liz said...

I'm a follower!

Liz said...

I would pick either the victory bag or the go band. I've never run with a bracelet - but the motivating words might make it worth a try!

~K~ said...

I'd like to win! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

i follow your blog. runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

i already like the happy runner on fb [username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

I'd like to be reminded to Just Keep Going!

Melissa said...

I follow your blog AND I read it!

Britton said...

How neat, I would love to win one of these!!

Britton said...

I am a follower!

Britton said...

I am a fan on FB!!!

lindsay said...

what a cute bracelet! i want to win! :)

lindsay said...

i am a follower too!

ajh said...

I'm a follower. Love that band!

trifitmom said...

i want to win and give to my friend running the nyc for first time

trifitmom said...

i am a follower

Stephanie Anne said...

Im a follower

Stephanie Anne said...

Im a fan of you on facebook

Stephanie Anne said...

linking to my blog

Stephanie Anne said...

I like the power pillowcases!

Suzy said...

I love the band! (You don't need to put me in the giveaway.)

SeaBreeze said...

I already follow your blog

SeaBreeze said...

I'd love to win the Go Band to give to my running partner who is doing her first Half in the near future.

Finallyfit2011 said...

I would love to win one of these awesome motivational bands!!!

Finallyfit2011 said...

I follow u! :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

I follow u on fb :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

Tweeted giveaway!

Finallyfit2011 said...

"liked the etsy link" :) :)

Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen said...

I follow your blog!

Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen said...

I liked you on FB!

proudpatriot07 said...

I'd love to win.

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

proudpatriot07 said...

Also, I follow your blog in google reader.

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

lovelylici1986 said...

I wanna win! I'm new to this running thing.
I liked your FB page too.
I also have you on my blogroll on my blog.
conchsaladesque.wordpress.com

HudkinsFamily said...

I would love to win the band!

HudkinsFamily said...

Sign me up for another entry - I'm a follower of your blog!

HudkinsFamily said...

One more entry - I 'like' happy Runner on FB!

Anonymous said...

Me, please :) since I dont know how to properly leavleave a comment ;) karyn murphy

Tami mommy of nine said...

I want to give up sometimes!!! Pick me!!:D

Nan said...

I would love to win! very inspiring!

Nan said...

I follow you on Facebook!

justangd said...

I'd like to win one. Just finished a 10k on Sunday, and I sure could have used one.

justangd said...

I'm a fan on facebook

justangd said...

I shared your post on facebook.

Mac said...

I'd love to win some motivating words for my runs!

Mac said...

Tweeted the giveaway! @wealths_health

Nikki said...

I would love this band , as I am training for my first 1/2 marathon and I have definately struggle with the brain side of running

Nikki said...

I am a follower

Julielnqc said...

I would love to win one of these awesome motivational bands!!!

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