Friday, February 11, 2011

Outside PR review & GIVEAWAY!

Outside PR is this awesome company that I have worked with on past reviews. They recently hooked me up with some sweet Ryders Hex sunglasses AND a giant sample pack of Gu products (including Gu, Roctane, Chomps, Brew) for my upcoming 10K (which is not a race but just a goal as I amp up my training for the Lincoln Half-marathon in May).

I'll be honest, I haven't had a chance to try out the sunglasses. I haven't ran outside since...October? November? I'm unsure at this point when the last time was...but I miss it! I could wear these sunglasses as every day ones but I don't want them to get scratched up like my other Ryders (that I won off of a giveaway - see? you could be like that!). And these look like running sunglasses, not fashion ones...but mostly I don't want them scratched. I've tried them on and modeled them for Big A - he likes them but these are a women's pair of glasses so too small for his face.


Ryders is celebrating their 25th anniversary!! Congratulations! Look at these sweet sunglasses made especially for this occasion 20FIVE.

disclaimer: these are NOT the sunglasses I'm giving away, just their awesome 25th anniversary shades.

I probably have not needed Gu on any recent runs, but I wanted to try it. I'd never tried anything Gu before...except maybe Chomps in my first half training. Anyway, I now have tried the (new) Cherry Limeade, Espresso, Vanilla Bean (my fav) Gus. I'm saving the Roctane for when I actually have a long run. I did try their electrolyte brew drink in Blueberry Pomegranate - I may possibly buy stock in this. It's fantastic! And it doesn't leave the yucky aftertaste like Gatorade or Powerade. Yum. I really like this Gu stuff and can't wait to use it for my longer runs but for now I'm enjoying the small jolt of energy it brings during my mid-afternoon workout sessions!


But I have even better news! I get to give one of you lucky readers the same thing! A pair of Ryders sunglasses and the sampler pack from Gu - all from our friends at Outside PR. How do you enter?

MANDATORY ENTRY (other entries do NOT count without this one): become my follower here at S Club 4 - leave a comment.

OTHER ENTRIES (each comment = one entry so leave separate comments; also be sure I have a way to contact you in case you win):
- Follow S Club 4 on Facebook and/or Twitter
- Follow Outside PR on Facebook and/or Twitter
- Follow Ryders on Facebook and/or Twitter
- Follow Gu on Facebook and/or Twitter.
- When was the last time you used Gu? Have you ever heard of Gu?
- In honor to Ryders' 25th anniversary, share with us what you did on your 25th birthday or give me ideas on how to celebrate MY 25th (which is coming up in March!).

Giveaway open to US participants only (unless Canadian friends have a US address where their package can be mailed). Giveaway ends February 20, 2011 at midnight CST (winner announced 21st).

Disclaimer: Outside PR provided me with the cool free stuff in return for an honest review. I didn't receive any money and my own opinions were used. Others may or may not have the same experience(s) with the product(s) and/or companies listed in this review.

75 comments:

Teamarcia said...

Follower!

Teamarcia said...

I follow Ryders on FB

Teamarcia said...

I follow GU on FB

Teamarcia said...

I used GU last Sunday during my run spin run marathon.

Rion said...

I unbecame and became a follower again! *Grin* That looks interesting. I wonder if that Gu will give an extra boost for me for karate cause sometimes on hard days it just kills me.

Rion said...

I follow you on Facebook! :)(I actually read about this giveaway first on Facebook cause thats my first website in the morning!)

Rion said...

I spent my 25th birthday at home, and then we went out to eat at Olive Garden. I think you should spend your 25th making a cake with your boys, I bet Moose would love to do that! And having fun with your family. :)

mamalj said...

Entry #1 Leaving a comment.

those shades look pretty nifty to me!

Mama LJ said...

Entry #2

I follow your blog on fb

mamalj said...

i follow Gu on fb

Mama LJ said...

Follow Ryders on FB

Mama LJ said...

Follow Outside PR on FB

Mama LJ said...

I have never used GU. Pretty sure my dad used it when he did the LIncoln Marathon

Mama LJ said...

My kids, bible study girls, hubby, and zaynah threw me a surprise birthday party for my 25th!

Chris said...

I am a follower :)

Studied to be a Mommy said...

I follow your blog! :)

Studied to be a Mommy said...

Follow you on FB.

Studied to be a Mommy said...

Now following Outside PR on FB.

Studied to be a Mommy said...

Now following Ryders on FB.

Studied to be a Mommy said...

Now following Gu on FB.

Studied to be a Mommy said...

I have never heard of Gu before, but now that I'm not pregnant anymore I'm really excited to get back into running (and becoming a little more serious about it). So I have been loving looking into all the the crazy running gear I never knew existed.

Studied to be a Mommy said...

I don't turn 25 until after you do! :) But you (and I) should definitely get a babysitter and have some quality husband time.

Becky D said...

I follow you

The Jogger Blogger said...

I'm a follower!

Kiley said...

I used GU last weekend...because I ran out of Clif shot bloks!

Kiley said...

My 25th b-day was not that exciting. I was finishing my last year of college (yeah, it took me a while!!) and I basically studied all day. Sorry, nothing good!

Disney_Casey said...

I am a follower!

Disney_Casey said...

I am following you on facebook

Disney_Casey said...

I am following you on twitter

Disney_Casey said...

I am following outside pr

Disney_Casey said...

I am following ryders

Disney_Casey said...

I am following GU

Rae said...

I follow!

Rae said...

I like you on FB!

Rae said...

I like Outside PR on FB!

Rae said...

I like Ryders on FB!

Rae said...

I like GU on FB!

Rae said...

I haven't had the chance to try GU yet, but I can't wait to!

Rae said...

I think to celebrate my 25th I went out and partied and danced with my family and friends!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Follower here!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I follow you on Twitter!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I follow Outside PR on Twitter.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I like Outside PR on Facebook!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I follow GU on Twitter!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I like GU on FB!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I follow Ryder on Twitter.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I like Ryder on FB!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I last GU'd on my 20 a week ago. I love me some Chocolate GU.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

On my 25th birthday I was about 35 weeks pregnant with Doodle. I'm pretty sure that my day was spent playing with Dizzle and eating cupcakes. Exciting life I lead ...

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I follow you.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I follow you on FaceBook too.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I follow Outside PR on FB.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I follow Ryders on FB.

I saw their anniversary shades and can remember people wearing ones like that. Talk about flashbacks!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I follow Gu on FB.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I had my last Gu during my last Ultra on Halloween. Sad that was my last race. I just realized that. I already got 4 boxes of gingerbread Gu for my upcoming races. I love that flavor...and everyone can smell it and they are jealous! heehee

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

On my 25th birthday? Sadly that was quite a while ago and with my memory it's a stretch. I would have spent my 25th birthday with my oldest son. He would have been 5. That was a much simplier time. Just he and I. I miss simple.

amandamdaley said...

fan on facebook

amandamdaley said...

follow on twitter

amandamdaley said...

following you on your blog

amandamdaley said...

i follow GU on facebook

amandamdaley said...

i follow GU on twitter

amandamdaley said...

I just used the watermelon chomps this morning before my run. so yummy!

JenniferLeah said...

New Follower :) saw it on Twitter (Ryders posted it)

JenniferLeah said...

I follow Outside PR on Twitter

JenniferLeah said...

I follow Ryders on Twitter

JenniferLeah said...

and now I'll follow YOU on Twitter

JenniferLeah said...

The last time I GU'd was my last long run in December (12 miles). I have since been rehabbing a knee injury so no long runs but now that I am running again, I see lots of GU in my future.
Oh and I just picked up some Chomps to try for a long bike ride!

JenniferLeah said...

My 25th Bday was awesome. I was living in Boston at the time and they got me all kinds of funny gifts and then we went out dancing and finished the night at our fav late night eatery!!

JenniferLeah said...

oh, I follow GU on Twitter too

Katie said...

I'm a new follower :)

Katie said...

I like outside PR on FB

Katie said...

I like GU on FB

Katie said...

I recently turned 26 and can't even remember what I did for my 25th, obviously it was not that memorable. I did get awesome knee high boots though :D

Katie said...

I follow ryders on FB

Katie said...

I've used GU for some of my recent half-mary training long runs.

happy followers