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Monday, May 3, 2010

Ryders Eyewear and Gu Chomps Product Review & Giveaway

On Sunday, I had a 10 mile run planned. Hubby did a 5K at Old World Wisconsin in the morning and we spent the next few hours walking around the grounds with the kids. Little Diva would've enjoyed it more if Little Dude didn't insist on walking and slowing us down and doing his own thing. I really would like to take her back.

We got home early-evening and after having a late lunch in Oconomowoc, I headed out after 5PM with the sun still high in the sky for my 10 miler. I was feeling great and decided I wanted to run 12 to boost my confidence. During the last mile, I decided to run a half marathon, just to say I did it, as the sun started to set and the breeze felt cooler. It was a beautiful evening for a long run. I really can't believe the marathon is at the end of the month. I still don't feel mentally prepared for some reason. It was great getting 3 extra miles in!!


During my run, I fueled with Gu Chomps in Orange. This was the third flavor I've tried an I love them. I'm usually a Sports Beans kind of girl, but these are a nice Change. I've tried Clif Shot Bloks. But, they always get stuck in my teeth and I always have an ooey-gooey smile when I'm done with my long runs (literally). The Gu chomps did not get stuck in my teeth and seemed a lot softer in texture and chewier. I downed 1-2 every 10-15 minutes after my first 30 minutes and I felt fueled during my entire 13 miles. They didn't get too sticky in the pocket of my shorts, though they did start sticking together by the end. But, they weren't messy at all. I love the Orange flavor the best but also like the Cranberry Apple.


LITTLE DUDE IN HIS SUNGLASSES
READY FOR A RUN!


This morning I had 3 miles planned and it was my day off. It was a GORGEOUS day today. I really hate the jogging stroller, but wanted to run outside with Little Dude. Last week I ran around our neighborhood with Little Dude in this car. It's light, easy to push and turn and I don't have to keep my arms up high, causing them to get tired. And, HE LOVES IT! So, I decided to see if I could do a 5K around the neighborhood with it.





PRE-RUN




OUR NEW VERSION OF THE "JOGGING STROLLER"

That car is loud when you push it (we turned quite a few heads this morning!). But it was so incredibly easy to maneuver -- I loved it!!! But, I felt so great that I ended up running 2 extra miles!!!! He just sat there "driving" until the last 1/2 mile, his head started bobbing, because he was falling asleep! Too precious.





MATCHING AFTER WORKOUT GLOW!
AND MATCHING SUNGLASSES!!


So, that's already 5 extra miles for the month!!!



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I don't usually wear sunglasses when I run because:

- I don't like to mess with any extra gear

- I don't like anything bouncing

- I fear that they'll mess with my depth perception

- I worry that they'll fog up



The folks at Ryders Eyewear sent me these cute sunglasses and I had the perfect matching Bondi Band and running outfit!!!

I wore them out on my run with Little Dude and they were great. I actually forgot I had them on! It was a beatiful sunny day here and the glasses were great at keeping the sun out of my eyes, since I don't usually have protection from the sun. They never ever bounced, which really, really surprised me. I thought I may be wearing them on top of my head before my workout was done. They never fogged up (and I'm a sweater!). The only minor thing I noticed was that when my nose got really sweaty by the end, I so some reflection on my lenses, I think. But, I didn't bother me. One thing that bothers me about sunglasses is that my depth perception gets all out of whack, and who wants to deal with that when they're running?! Not me! But, I never had a problem at all. It turned out to be an awesome run and I will think different about running with sunglasses now ... at least I know these will work for me ... and they're pretty cute!!


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TWO LUCK WINNERS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN!!!!

Drill Sunglasses in Black with Case - $39.99 + Blueberry Pomegranate Gu Chomps

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Hex Sunglasses in Black with Case - $39.99 + Cranberry Apple Gu Chomps


1 - Become a follower of my blog or already are?! LEAVE ME A COMMENT

2 - Shop Ryders Eyewear and tell me what you have to have! LEAVE ME A COMMENT

3 - Like Ryders Eyewear on Facebook. LEAVE ME A COMMENT

4 - Like Gu Energy Gel on Facebook. LEAVE ME A COMMENT.
5 - Post about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter account. LEAVE ME A COMMENT FOR EACH.


Enter now through Thursday, May 6.
Winners will be announced on Friday.

179 comments:

  1. I'm a follower! Love your new jog stroller...sounds like Little Dude had a fun time.

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  2. I'm a fan of Ryders on Facebook.

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  4. I like the Slim design sunglasses but the pink and orange designs are fun too!

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  5. I am a fan of Ryders Eyewear on facebook.

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  6. I am a fan of Gu Energy Gel on facebook.

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  7. I would love to have the Sonnet sunglasses from the Chill collection in the Raisin color!

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  8. I really like the Dutchess glasses in the chill collection.

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  9. I am a fan of Ryders on facebook!

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  10. I am a fan of GU on facebook already!!

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  11. I'm now a fan of Gu on Facebook (I was already a fan of Gu though~ I love those Chomps!)

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  12. I'm digging those hot pink Flange sunglasses on the Ryder site.

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  13. I posted a link to my blog sidebar!

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  14. I just tweeted about this giveaway!
    @BarefootAngieB

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  15. I like the sonnett glasses in the chill collection

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  16. Your Little Dude looked too adorable! :)

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  17. I'm already a fan of GU on Facebook!!!!

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  18. I would love to try the Polorized Jolt sunglasses!

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  19. The best thing about those sunglasses are the cool colors - the pink ones you have match your Princess race shirt perfectly!

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  20. I linked back too, just to spread the love

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  21. Already 'like' Ryders on FB!

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  22. I'd love the Fray glasses in the adrenaline collection!

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  23. I want the pink drill sunglasses

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  24. Ooh.. Great Giveaway! I would love to have any of the glasses in the Adrenaline Collection!

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  25. i like the stealth, flange and hex ryder glasses

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  26. I also LOOOVEEE the GU Chomps! The orange are my favorite!

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  27. I really like the Rockslide sunglasses, Duchess, and LoLite! I can't choose just 1! haha

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  28. Im a follower . I bet your lil dude had a great time in his "new" ride :)

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  29. Love the Pink Hex. Thats what I would love to have from there site :)

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  30. Fan of Ryders Eyewear on FB!

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  31. Gotta have something from the Adrenaline collection

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  32. I'm loving the Adrenaline collection! The Endorphin glasses are sweet.

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  33. I'm a follower of your blog.

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  34. I never run without my sunglasses, so this is right up my alley. I'd love to try the stealth sunglasses.

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  35. I'm a fan of Ryders on FB.

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  36. I put your giveaway up on my blog.

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  37. I love the pink ones you have!!! Super cute!

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  38. I am a fan of Gu on facebook!

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  39. I love those pink ones... and I have been trying to win some for a long time. Others I like are:

    I like the Flange pink
    Drill in pink
    Stealth and
    Wipeout

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  40. Okay I so thought the pink glasses were the ones to get until I looked at the website. I love love love the RED ADRENALINE sunglasses!

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  41. I now like Gu on facebook too.

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  42. I linked you on my sidebar.

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  43. I really like the Duchess glasses from the Chill collection in the black with crystal frame.

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  44. Purple is my favorite, so I like the Hex glasses with the purple frame and with the brown lenses

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  45. I am a fan of Ryders Eyeware on FB!

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  46. I am a fan of GU Energy Gel on FB. BTW, I really need to try these Gu Chomps - I agree that the shot blocks get stuck in my teeth!

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  47. I posted a link on my blog :)

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  48. I really love the Adrenaline Slim sunglasses!

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  49. I posted a link on my blog!

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  50. I love the Flange and the Drill from the Adrenaline collection! Love the hot pink!

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  51. I am a Ryders Eyewear fan on FB!

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  52. I actually like the Hex or Drill glasses!

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  53. I would take either pair of glasses - Ryders are great!

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  54. I like them all! But I am up for anything pink!

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  55. I am a fan of Ryders on facebook.

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  56. I am a fan of GU Energy Gel on Facebook

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  57. I like the Drill, Flange, Fray, Airbone, Slim, and Swerve Pro all from Ryders.

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  58. I just shared it on my blog and facebook.
    http://newbie2running.blogspot.com/2010/05/giveaway.html

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  59. I am a follower!

    I'm hoping to take my kiddies to Old World Wisconsin this year too! You and little dude are toooo cute!

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  60. I'd love the drill in pink!

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  61. I linked to you on my sidebar!!

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  62. We have that car too - Sophie loves it! I've never tried running with it, but my mom uses it to push Sophie at all the races they come to.

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  63. If I had to choose between the two, I'd go for the Hex versus the Drill. I really like the Ollie, though.

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  64. I just became a follower! Love your blog!

    Beth

    www.averygray.blogspot.com

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  65. Just found your blog, looking forward to reading more!

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  66. The red eyebolt sunglasses look sweet! I would love them and my husband would, too.

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  67. I shared on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=169900090&v=wall&story_fbid=119422011419346

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  68. I also shared on twitter
    http://twitter.com/sclubmama/status/13440206220

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  69. Under the Chill collection I like the Sonentt

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  70. Love the Sonnet in the Chill collection, and the Jolt in the Adrenaline collection

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  71. Hi Diva Mom! I am a fan of Gu and Ryders on Facebook and I found the percect pair. The Flange style in the Adrenaline collection...with gloss white frames! Love them! I am also a follower of your blog!
    I wanted you to know that I just finished my first half marathon and it was the most exhilirating experience of my life!!! You are an inspiration to all!

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  72. Also posted your giveaway on my Facebook page...

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  73. You are linked on my sidebar at running42km.blogspot.com

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  74. I already own the Shot, but would love the Flange in pink.

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  75. For some reason, I liked the Stealth Sunglasses

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  76. I love the little car to run with!
    I already follow your blog. Great giveaway, I've been looking for glasses I can run in!

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  77. Shopped the eyewear site, I like the style: Flange

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  78. I am now a follower. Would you follow me at http://www.run4may.blogspot.com

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  79. I must have the Hex sunglasses. They look so sleek. Love them!

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  80. Already a fan of there's on FB

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  81. Linked the giveaway on my blog at www.run4may.blogspot.com

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  82. twittered about the giveaway http://twitter.com/run4may

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  83. Posted your giveaway on my blog
    http://ajoggerblogger.blogspot.com/

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  84. I really like the hex in the pink color! My sunglasses are white and I was thinking they need more pop!

    Thanks for your comment, too! I would highly recommend the Wisconsin Marathon if you are local. For the price it is a well-run race who seems to really care about the runners.

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  85. I like the adrenaline eyebolt (deep red in color)...they look sturdy, trendy, and like they won't slip!!

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  86. I'm already a gu energy facebook follower...I've used the gels..they're pretty ok.

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  87. I absolutely LOVE the cranberry-apple flavor chomps! I do the same routine. Chew 2-3 about 10 minutes before a run and then 1-2 every 30 minutes or so and I have the best runs ever!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog-appreciate the feedback!
    Sun Prairie area is not that far from Slinger!
    Maybe some day we'll be in the same race-just look over your shoulder, I'm the slow mover in the back row!! lol
    I used to be on FB, but got too hooked on that social crap, so I'm deactivated for now. I want to spend my time doing "constructive" training instead of brainless social stalking!
    I'm now a follower, so add me to the mix!
    Would love some chomps!!!!
    Thanks again for stopping by the blog...

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  88. The SONNET sunglass at the Ryders store is great!

    thanks again for the giveaway

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  89. I now Like Ryders Sunglasses on Facebook

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  90. I now like Gu....tooo on facebook!

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  91. And last but not least I blogged it...

    http://onerunaway.blogspot.com/2010/05/web-wednesday.html

    Can you tell I would love to win these sunglasses..

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  92. I like GU Energy on Facebook.

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  93. Like Ryders Eyewear on Facebook.

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  94. Really like the Slim shades from their Adrenaline collection.

    Great giveaway! Thanks for hosting.

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  95. I like the Fray and the Garbanzo ones!!!

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  96. I'm a follower on GFC. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  97. From their site, I really like the Zephyr glasses.

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  98. I'll have to give the Gu Chomps a try...I keep trying to find the right combination of fuel for long runs and so far haven't found the magic combo. I would love for something to not be sticky and stick in my teeth or require a lot of chewing.

    The glasses look great. I never run with glasses for the same reasons you listed, but I might reconsider now that you've tried these.

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  99. Checked out the site...have to say i am a vtx fan!

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  100. LOVE Gu...but just "like"d on FB!

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