Monday, December 3, 2012

First Blog Giveaway: Winter Running Hat

Hi Guys!

The other day I was having trouble getting out the door to run in the cold, so I tweeted asking for words of motivation.  My classroom was freezing all day, so the last thing that I wanted to do was be outside. 

The original tweet said this:

And here’s how some of my friends on Twitter responded…

As you can see, different people have certainly different ideas!!  I did end up running about 5 miles that day, and when I was done...I sure was glad I went.  

You see, I'm a year-round runner.  Despite Steve’s idea of the treadmill, I almost always brave the elements.  In my opinion, proper clothing and mental preparation play key roles in making it through the seasons, particularly winter.  Earlier in the year, I did two posts that revolved around winter, the latter being about surviving cold weather running.  

So in honor of "brrrr-cold" running, I thought I would do my first-ever mini blog giveaway.  I have a hat that will go home to one lucky winner.  This Champion running hat is made of high performance, venture warm fabric which provides warmth without the weight.  It is moisture-wicking and stretches for a perfect fit. 

My favorite part?  The hole in the back allows a ponytail to peak out.  No more uncomfortable, bunched up hair under a hat.  Here's mine... 

Willsey had to get in the picture too....

To enter:

There are a few ways to be the new owner of this cutie.  The more ways you enter, the better chance you have at winning.  Make sure you comment once for each of the following things you do...

1.  Follow me on Twitter: @runnerspalate
2.  Tweet about this giveaway: Tell all of your followers that you want to win @runnerspalate's winter running giveaway at http://therunnerspalate.blogspot.com/2012/12/first-blog-giveaway-winter-running-hat.html 
3.  Follow me on my newly developed boards at Pinterest.
4. Leave a comment:  Tell me your favorite winter running tip{s}. 

One entry per follow or tweet!

Contest ends at 8PM tomorrow night.  The lucky winner will be announced on Wednesday's blog post!  

In addition, as part of the #elf4health campaign, let’s motivate each other to run outside!  Tweet your motivating winter running tips at #elf4health.  {These tweets are not a part of the contest}

Good luck and stay warm on the roads!!


  1. And I like having a bandana around my wrist for winter nose leaks. Gross, I know.

  2. For me, it is layering my core and protecting my hands, ears and toes. I find the cold invigorating and easier to tolerate than heat.

  3. I'm from Australia and just about to start US winter runs in Utah, so I could use a warm hat. When I've run in the colder parts of Australia it was all about layering for me, especially a layer that has those awesome little thumb holes.