National Running Day + BAMR bands giveaway! (closed)

Happy National Running Day!
I’ve decided to run a mile today – or two, even though I’m super routine and today is an “Off running” day – in support of this spectacular event!
Running has done wonders for me! I’m thankful for all of the friends I’ve made though the sport and how it’s helped me to push myself beyond what I thought I was capable of! It’s a pretty effective stress reliever to πŸ˜‰
Asthma, Schmasthma πŸ˜‰
We all know how new accessories or clothes can motivate us to want ro run or workout right? My lovely friend Katie, who blogs over at isn’t just a mom or a runner or a Registered Dietician, she’s also an awesome seamstress to boot!
When I heard she was making headbands that were not only made to stay-put and be cute for any occasion, but that also supported charity I was totally game to try them out!
BAMR Bands, Bad Ass Mother Runner Bands, are 7/8 inch non-slip fitness (and fashion) headbands for a cause! One dollar from every headband purchased goes to the charity, Every Mother Counts – a charity aiming to β€œend preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth around the world. Every Mother Counts informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women worldwide.”

I happen to love Katie’s BAMR bands and wear them a LOT!
Pink Chevron at the beach
Black with white polka dots to the gym
& doubling as a hat-holder-on-er!
My newest BAMR band that didn’t budge on a tempo run! It ended up drenched, but didn’t move πŸ˜‰
I’m hooked on these headbands! What do I love about them?
* They don’t move
* They do double-duty (see hat photo above)
* They come in a TON of cute patterns
* They aren’t too tight and stretch easily
* $1 from each sale goes to charity!
*I think every BAMR deserves to show off her BAMR-ness!
My hair tends to stay back okay with some product, but it’s always nice to know I won’t have any Alfalfa hairs sticking up while I’m wearing these headbands πŸ˜‰
I’d like to give away a BAMR band to one of my readers too!
Enter to win your own BAMR band:
& in other great news, the Perky Jerky winner is:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Why do you run? Do cute accessories boost your performance?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    June 5, 2013, 11:13 am

    Great use of the headband on the hat! Super cute πŸ˜‰

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    June 5, 2013, 11:30 am

    If I have an accessory while running, it may help me to not look quite as bad as I do without. Perhaps it will give peopel driving by a different focal point besides my face as I may look like I am about to pass out lol!

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    June 5, 2013, 11:37 am

    I love those bands….the chevron pattern is really cute! I always wear a bondiband when running but would love to try something new!

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    June 5, 2013, 11:48 am

    LOVE BAMR Bands!! I love great headbands since my hair is wicked curly and the frizz needs to be tamed so why not look cute!!

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    June 5, 2013, 11:49 am

    in running and in life πŸ™‚

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    June 5, 2013, 12:07 pm

    Absolutely! You Always feel better about yourself when you have cute accesories/outfits!!

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    June 5, 2013, 12:50 pm


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    June 5, 2013, 1:30 pm

    Of course they do – and cute workout clothes too πŸ˜‰ I run to feel alive AND to keep breathing as well. I too have asthma and never in a million years though I could actually run.

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    June 5, 2013, 1:32 pm

    Absolutely! I swear I run faster and longer with cute clothes and accessories!

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    June 5, 2013, 1:34 pm

    I am running just to see if I can. It is a great personal challenge, something I’ve never done before. As a beginner I don’t have the cure accessories yet…but I want! πŸ™‚

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    June 5, 2013, 1:40 pm

    Cute workouts make you feel better which makes your workout better!

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    June 5, 2013, 1:46 pm

    Cute accessories totally make workouts better! πŸ™‚ Sparkle every chance I get!

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    June 5, 2013, 1:48 pm

    Cute gear makes for fun workouts πŸ™‚

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    June 5, 2013, 1:56 pm

    I love cute accessories! They make me feel confident and in turn I exercise better.

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    June 5, 2013, 2:10 pm

    It’s hysterical because YES cute clothes, shoes, and accessories make me happy. And when I’m happy, running only makes me speedier and happier. πŸ˜€

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    June 5, 2013, 2:30 pm

    Cute clothes ALWAYS make me happy, and make me feel confident and usually more speedy too πŸ™‚

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    June 5, 2013, 2:35 pm

    yes they do. When I’m wearing my frumps, I just feel frumpy. But when I put on my skinnies, I work hard and feel better.

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    June 5, 2013, 2:41 pm

    OH Yes! Accessories brighten up my workout clothes. Non-slip headbands really help keeping my hair in place. I have really thick hair and it gets in the way sometimes when I’m running. Good non-slip headbands are a necessity for me! πŸ™‚

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    June 5, 2013, 2:50 pm

    Love BAMR Bands too and need to add to my collection!

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    June 5, 2013, 2:54 pm

    Yes! Accessories really do help! I love my headbands and sparkle running skirts! I say go with whatever makes you motivated! Leah F.

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    June 5, 2013, 3:17 pm

    Yes! Definitely. Brings that extra energy!

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    June 5, 2013, 3:23 pm

    I have one BAMR Band and it’s my absolute favorite headband. I keep telling myself I need to order more. πŸ™‚

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    June 5, 2013, 3:23 pm

    I run to have energy and to eat chicken nachos ;)… I should start thinking if cute accessories for my workouts because have the time I don’t even match lol…

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    June 5, 2013, 3:26 pm

    I run to have energy and to eat chicken nachos ;)… I should start thinking if cute accessories for my workouts because have the time I don’t even match lol…

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    June 5, 2013, 3:41 pm

    I miss running!! Love the bamr bands… def come in handy to keep my hair from fallin in my face! And theyre stylin too πŸ˜‰

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    June 5, 2013, 4:16 pm

    Definitely have to look cute while running! Makes me feel better:-)

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    June 5, 2013, 4:20 pm

    I always work harder when I have cute accessories, lol.

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    June 5, 2013, 4:29 pm

    Cute gear, accessories, shoes, bra MAKE the workout!! I like to feel good, sweat and look fab!

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    June 5, 2013, 4:31 pm

    A cute headband that actually functions? amazing!

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    June 5, 2013, 4:54 pm

    I use Bondi Bands usually because I have a big head πŸ™‚

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    June 5, 2013, 5:14 pm

    I think they do, they make me feel better.

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    June 5, 2013, 5:23 pm

    Of course! Cute accessories help keep my spirits up while I’m working hard at running!

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    June 5, 2013, 5:26 pm

    Totally! I love wearing cute accessories and outfits when I run.

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    June 5, 2013, 6:12 pm

    I love them! They stay on soooo well!

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    June 5, 2013, 6:52 pm

    I run to keep my heart healthy and my muscles loose. I don’t like it, but like you said, having cool gear always helps..keep rockin! πŸ™‚

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    June 5, 2013, 9:01 pm

    Yes!!! If I look and feel cute I definitely perform and workout better! πŸ˜‰

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    June 5, 2013, 9:22 pm

    I absolutely love wearing cute accessories and clothes when I run. Since I’ve started running, I actually enjoy buying running gear more than shopping for anything else! πŸ™‚

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    June 5, 2013, 10:34 pm

    These are definitely cute and I love wearing fun clothes when I run. I’d love to find a headband like this that actually stays on. Everything else I’ve tried falls off mid run!

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    June 5, 2013, 10:59 pm

    I’m definitely more inclined to work out if I get to wear cute accessories like that headband!

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    June 5, 2013, 11:46 pm

    I’m far more inclined to work out (at least in public) when I look like a semi-put together slob πŸ™‚

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    June 6, 2013, 12:42 am

    I really like headbands when I work out – especially when they are cute

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    June 6, 2013, 12:50 am

    Cute accessories ABSOLUTELY make a workout better for me! I feel like the cuter I look, the more I actually want to be seen working out, so I’ll do it! Weird how that works πŸ™‚

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    June 6, 2013, 1:27 am

    I just jumped on the Sparkly Soul bandwagon, and I’m now obsessed with cute hair accessories for running. πŸ™‚

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    June 6, 2013, 1:41 am

    I have 5 of them. LOVE!

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    June 6, 2013, 2:16 am

    I run because it freaking rocks!

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    June 6, 2013, 2:57 am

    Honestly, I don’t usually run with accessories. But today I was really wanting a headband!

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    June 6, 2013, 3:22 am

    Absolutely cute accessories are key!

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    June 6, 2013, 3:36 am

    Dressing cute definitely helps me feel better about myself when I’m working out. The more I “look” like a runner, the more I enjoy running!

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    June 6, 2013, 4:31 am

    Cute headbands! I love all the ways you use them!

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    June 6, 2013, 12:01 pm

    I have one and I love it!!

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    June 6, 2013, 5:44 pm

    Heck yeah! Cute accessories (and clothes) make working out much more fun! πŸ™‚

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    June 6, 2013, 6:03 pm

    Cute running accessories (and colorful clothes) always make me run faster and make me want to work out!

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    June 6, 2013, 6:14 pm

    I hate to admit it, because it’s such a stereotype, but I love all the girly running accessories.

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    June 6, 2013, 6:19 pm

    Of course cute gear makes the workout feel better πŸ™‚

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    June 6, 2013, 6:48 pm

    I love cute headbands and socks when I work out!

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    June 6, 2013, 6:53 pm

    I love finding cute gear and new running clothes to match πŸ™‚

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    June 6, 2013, 7:36 pm

    These headbands are super cute!

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    June 6, 2013, 7:41 pm

    Cute accessories totally make it better!

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    June 7, 2013, 2:42 am

    Something new for a race always helps!!

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    June 7, 2013, 3:35 am

    I’m growing out my hair right now so I had to let go of my beloved baseball caps in the gym…but I received some Under Armour headbands & love wearing them!!


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    June 7, 2013, 10:03 pm

    yes I can at least have cute accessories to make me feel better when I’m sweaty & wearing no makeup at the gym!

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    June 8, 2013, 12:35 am

    I don’t have any cute accessories for working out but I would love to keep the fly-aways out of my eyes while running.

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