Aannddd the winner of the iFit Tracker giveaway is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats Kayla! :)

Thank you to all that entered!!

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Dec 2014
AUTHOR Dani
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Yay! There’s additional ways to enter my iFit giveaway…

Oh hey hey! Who doesn’t love additional ways to enter a sweet giveaway!

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If you missed the original post, you can get caught up here!

I’ll wait…

Are you good?

Sweet!

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Now time to get your extra entries on!!
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Giveaway ends Noon EST Monday, December 15!

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Momentum Jewelry Giveaway

And the winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats Bonnie! Thank you to all who participated!

If you are still looking to purchase a piece of Momentum Jewelry: we have a special code INSPIREFIT good for 20% off website orders, but it expires Nov 30th so act quickly!! :)

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Inspiration … motivation … accountability can come in all shapes and sizes. You can find it in a sunrise or looking in your kids’ eyes. Where we find our dedication for our healthy lifestyles will be different for everyone… but let me offer up a pretty fashion forward option! :)

 

Momentum offers hand-crafted, workout-friendly jewelry for fitness-focused individuals. Featuring our innovative MOTIVATE WRAP™ bracelet (patent pending).

 

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Momentum Jewelry is a small women-owned business which produces all of their products in the USA. Momentum offers foot notes, wrap bracelets, suede cuffs, necklaces, headbands and earrings. These ladies are blending the fitness and fashion worlds seamlessly. In exchange for this review/giveaway, I was given complimentary product. But as we know all thoughts are my own – ain’t nobody got time for lyin’! With endless possibilities of sayings for the wrap bracelets I felt overwhelmed, but knew I wanted to go with a custom saying. But what custom saying would push me though a workout or pick me up during a tough emotional moment.

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Soo what do we think I went with?

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Yeah I’m kind of obvious. :P But this blog – this little slice of the internet – has changed my life in more ways than you can imagine. Thinking about sharing my life, workouts and adventures with all of you gives me a huge pick-me-up when feeling own and out. So I knew it was the perfect choice. The above wrap is the oval motivational wrap with custom saying and teal wrap – value $25. A Motivational wrap without custom saying is $20. But with my newfound arm candy my feet were feeling pretty lonely. ;) Momentum Jewelry offers a single foot note ($10) or a pair ($17).

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I went with the Beast Mode pairing.

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Sweet, right? In addition to great products filled with passion and love, Momentum believes in the importance of instilling a healthy lifestyle at an early age. So “5% of our profits are donated to the national effort, Action for Healthy Kids. Founded in 2002, Action for Healthy Kids works with schools to fight the national epidemic of childhood obesity by teaching kids to live healthy, active lives. Learn more at www.actionforhealthykids.org” Pretty awesome!! Now I know you would love to hear me wax poetically about how awesome Momentum Jewelry is, but it’s time to get to the giveaway!! Here’s how to enter:

Giveaway will run from Monday November 10 (11:00am ET) to Monday November 17 (Noon ET)!

Winner will be announced on Monday!

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REMINDER: Momentum Jewelry Giveaway Ends Monday (11/17)

My Momentum Jewelry giveaway launched on Monday! You can see the original post here.

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But since I love you all so much :) I am adding additional entry options! So click below and increase YOUR chances to win!

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(If you DO plan to do the blog post entry, please leave it on the original post)

Here’s how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway will run from Monday November 10 (11:00am ET) to Monday November 17 (Noon ET)!

Winner will be announced on Monday!

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Get Outside & Explore Your City With LÄRABAR Plus Giveaway!!

And The Winner Is…

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Congrats Sharon!!!

Thanks for all that entered and as a thank you use this LÄRABAR Coupon for $0.50 off a bar!

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Trails aren’t the only way to get out and enjoy nature. Us City Slickers can get outside and explore just like our friends from more rural areas.

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I have the joy and pleasure of residing just outside Boston allowing me access to city, beauty, history and nature.

So how do I get outside and explore my city?

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Here are my top 3 tips to enjoying your city:

1) Take a walking or running tour of the city. I’ve done the Freedom Trail Run, a run along the Freedom Trail in Boston offered to tourists and residents alike each day (value $40 per person).

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The Freedom Trail Run is geared to all fitness levels and ages. It was such a cool and different way to explore the historical aspect of Boston and not be stuck on a trolley tour.

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2) Take advantage of the amazing nature trails just outside of the city. While New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine offer glorious views and countless hills/mountains to climb, we don’t always have the time to travel that far. One can go just 30 minutes outside of Boston to the Blue Hills Reservation.

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Pack up your friends, your pups and your LÄRABAR bars and get out there!

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Enjoy a breathtaking view or two.

Can you spot Boston out there in the distance?

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3) Lace up your running or walking sneakers and just do it! I know it is a deep and brilliant idea, but it is true. And Cheap!!

Meeting up with friends? Take a walk around the Charles River!

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Looking for a new date idea? Lace up your sneakers while your partner rides their bike.

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Want to take your racing off the road and onto the trails? Check out the VERT Race Series – a great trail series for beginners!

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Phew! Now I am working up one serious appetite thinking about all of these sweet activities. Thankfully LÄRABAR sent me this sweet LÄRAbag with bars and RENOLA. RENOLA is a grain-free, gluten-free mix of non-GMO fruits, nuts and seeds.

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LÄRABAR the Original Fruit and Nut Bar™ features a delicious, gluten-free blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices, with some flavors including coconut oil, chocolate chips or other simple ingredients. The bars are made from whole foods and each indulgent flavor contains no more than nine ingredients and at least ¼ cup of fruit or more.

For my Weight Watchers snackers, the 1.6oz LÄRABAR bars are 5-6 PPV each, while the single-serving RENOLA granola are 5 PPV. Definitely a manageable PPV for a snack, while being active on-the-go!

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My favorite flavors for LÄRABAR are: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Chip Brownie. Are we seeing a theme? ;)

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Now in honor of National Take A Hike Day on November 17, LÄRABAR has been kind enough to offer me 16 LÄRABARs and RENOLA to give away to you amazing folks!!

So here’s how to enter the giveaway (open to US Residents 18+):

Comment below with an answer to one of the following two questions!

1. Which flavor of LÄRABAR they are most excited to try and why? 

2. Share your #getoutside story and why they would love to receive the LÄRABAR to compliment their outdoor adventures.

Winner will be chosen Monday November 3 at 10am EST.

Can’t wait to know if you are chosen? Use this LÄRABAR Coupon for $0.50 off a bar!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by LÄRABAR, but all thoughts are my own – ain’t nobody got time for lyin’!
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Terrific Tuesday: Contest Win, Got Chocolate Milk Delivery & A LÄRABAR Announcement


Whenever I come off a major race weekend – like I just did with the Runner’s World Half & Festival – there is always a sad period. It can last a day, a few or even more than a week. So you can guess that yesterday was a blue Monday.

But it all changed today.

Today became one TERRIFIC TUESDAY!

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Not one … not two … but three amazing things happened today.

Without further ado I need to share it!

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1) I won…

I will wait here until you watch the video!

Did you watch it?

Don’t lie to me.

I will not write anything else until you do.

 

 

 

 

 

See!

Hearing the excitement in my voice was worth the watch, right?

I am freakin’ psyched. I cannot wait to pick out the treadmill and change the lives of my entire family.

Thanks again iFit and Runner’s World!!!

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2) My new Got Chocolate Milk gear and $500 sponsorship money arrived!

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I am in love with the new gear! I chose the Triathlon option of the three I was offered. I guess that is really hooking me in to triathlons for the 2015 year, huh? :P

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I really did love the sprint triathlons I have done so far and would love to test out some Olympic distances, but I am not sure another Half Ironman will be on my radar. For now at least.

I think I let you all know that the $500 sponsorship money will be used to fund my first Ragnar Relay experience in 2015 – Cape Cod in May with Team Running Down A Dream. Our team is made up of 12 weight loss success stories, who have combined to lose 1300 pounds.

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3) I am excited to be working on a new sponsored campaign with LÄRABAR!

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But I am not the only one that is going to benefit. Be sure to tune back to the blog on Friday when my post goes live about my experience with LÄRABAR and the giveaway opens.

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Did you catch that? I will be GIVING AWAY a bag complete with assorted LÄRABARs and RENOLA.

Are you getting excited? Well see if you can contain that excitement until Friday! ;)

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Isn’t this one sweet sweet way to turn around my post-race blues?

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I’m hosting my first Instagram Giveaway with Sparkly Soul

I’m psyched to be hosting my first Instagram #giveaway and it’s for not 1 but 3 3-packs of Sparkly Soul headbands!!

Here’s how to enter:

1⃣ Follow @irisheyes1982 & @sparklysoulinc on Instagram

2⃣ Post a photo on Instagram showing how you Sparkle

3⃣ Tag your photo #HowISparkle

4⃣ Tag @irisheyes1982 & @sparklysoulinc in the photo!!

Bonus entry: repost this photo on Instagram (make sure to include #HowISparkle)!!

 

Winners chosen Friday, October 10. You can enter daily with different photos!

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Oct 2014
AUTHOR Dani
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Help Me Celebrate Turning 32 By Fighting Stroke

TOMORROW I will be turning the big 3-2! I am actually pretty excited for it since my 30s have kicked serious booty.

Now I cannot wait to see what happens next…

So how can you help me celebrate turning 32?

Donate to Tedy’s Team and help me #FightStroke in honor of my #1 Stroke Hero – my gramma.

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There are two ways you can participate:

1) The Dani Ryan Holmes-Kirk 3rd Annual 30th Birthday 5k Run-Walk Ramble

A $25 to Tedy’s Team gains you entry to the virtual race, a printable bib, a Finisher’s Medal and 7 entries into the raffle.

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Sign up here!

2) Make a $20 donation to Tedy’s Team and gain 5 entries into the raffle.

Donate here!

I have an anonymous donor who will match up to $1,200 raised by the Birthday 5k/raffle! Say whaa?? Heck yeah!

What does the raffle feature????

^A #Runner Shirt from the AMAZINGLY AWESOME Pavement Runner (value $25)

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^ A 1BandID – great Boston-based company, which is an ID that attaches right to your GPS watch or shoe (value $19.99)

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ENERGYBITS Sample Pack

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^ 3-Pack of Perform Pain Reliever products (Roll-On, Spray and On-The-Go Singles)

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WYCWYC Keychain thanks to Carla and Roni (value $16)

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^ One pair of ZENSAH Compression Leg Sleeves (value $39.99)

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^A New Balance 3Axis Pedometer (value $29.99)

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^ Runfellow “I Like Your Pace” T-Shirt (value $30)

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^ A pair of Feetures Running socks (value $10.99)

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*Remember list is still growing!*

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Are you going to help me celebrate AND #FightStroke?

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#Giveaway: Join Me at Cambridge 5k Oktoberfest 5k!

Annddddd the winners ARE:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

CONGRATS!!!!

If you didn’t win, you can still register for the race and join the Slumbrew Happy Soles!!

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I have a confession to make.

I, Dani Holmes-Kirk, am a Cambridge 5k race series addict.

That’s right. I feel safe to admit that here to all of you.

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The race director, Eddie O, is one of the nicest and most-dedicated folks I have met. When he asks for race feedback, he actually wants to know and you know what implements change. I tip my hat to him for that.

Eddie is persuasive. He is the man who got me to participate in the Freedom Run 5k less than an hour after finishing the Boston’s Run To Remember Half Marathon last May.

So far in 2014 I am two for three in the Cambridge 5k series races: inaugural Craicfest 5k (3/17) and Freedom Run 5k (6/1). I missed Sasquatch the trail race in July due to a conflict. My first time missing a Cambridge 5k race since 2012. :(

There is still time to register for the Big Bad Wolf, a 5-mile trail race in Ipswich, MA on September 13.

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Which brings us to race #5 of 6 in the 2014 Cambridge 5k series … the Oktoberfest 5k on October 5 at 9:30am!

Now the weather has not cooperated with this race in the past – usually raining on the day of – but that doesn’t dampen the party whatsoever.

There is a new location for the Oktoberfest 5k this year – offering more space for racers to meet with friends and celebrate afterwards.

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2013 Oktoberfest 5k

Join in for a “wunderbar” German-themed road race through Kendall Square, Cambridge to benefit Cambridge Family & Children’s Service (CFCS).

The course is fast & flat and goes through the heart of Cambridge! Runners line up on Technology Square. When the race starts, runners turn left on Main St., left on Ames St., left on Broadway, left on Ware St., left on Harvard St., right on Portland St., then turn left and proceed to the finish on Technology Square.

The Oktoberfest crowd is a great mix of all fitness levels and paces. This group really gets in the spirit too.

Run the race in your Lederhosen or Dirndl and you could win a great prize in our German costume contest! Unleash your inner Bavarian!

Registration ($38) includes a race shirt + food & beverages at the post-race Oktoberfest party sponsored by Cambridge Brewing Co, Swiss Bakers & Jacob Wirth. 

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I am wicked excited for this year’s run as Eddie O took runners’ comments on tight post-race quarters last year and has relocated the race this year. The crew needs room to rock the post-race dance off. Ya know? :)

So how can you get in on this awesome 5k action and run with me and some pretty sweet Slumbrew Happy Soles?

Well Eddie has been generous enough to give me not 1, not 2, but 5 race entries to give away to you lovely people!

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Here’s how to enter:

Giveaway will run from Friday September 5 (7am ET) to Friday September 12 (10 am ET)!

Winner will be announced on Friday!

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*GIVEAWAY* Celebrating 5k Twitter Followers

Annddddd the winner IS:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

CONGRATS!!!!

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I can’t thank you all enough for helping me hit the amazing milestone of 5k Twitter followers!

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I never imagined my little haven would ever grow to be what it is today. It is an honor to share my journey 140 characters at a time with all of you.

As promised I am ready to give away a Weight Watchers Success Kit to one lucky follower.

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So let’s get right to it!!

Here’s how to enter:

The giveaway will run from Wednesday August 27 (2pm ET) to Wednesday September 3 (2pm ET)!

Winner will be chosen and announced on Wednesday!

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