If there’s one thing I cannot get enough of, it’s competition. If there’s another, it’s all the gear that goes along with it. If you know anything about Rise.Run.Retreat then you may have heard about the legendary swag bags. They are no joke and our fearless leaders Sarah and Jesica are dialed into specific runner needs, industry trends and fun new things to try.
Since no one would dare call me selfish (except those who know me best) I decided I couldn’t keep all this great swag to myself and so I’m sharing it with you fine people. There are several items up for grabs so you can enter to win one item or all of them.
One word of caution, the Dr. Cool sleeveless shirt is in Allie size, so only sign-up if you fit into a small.
First, let’s review starting with my favorite to least favorite. Or, if you sponsored this event, these items are in no particular order.
LL Bean Bag and T-Shirt
There is something about a perfectly fitting, gray cotton t-shirt and the one we were given from LL Bean was a favorite from the moment I tried it on. I know it has almost nothing to do with fitness and running but I do very much look forward to my post-race or workout shower and slipping into comfy clothes. So there’s that.
I also absolutely loved the signature LL Bean bag but in camouflage and with a zipper. So many uses. So many.
Dr. Cool Gear and Wrap
Second to a great t-shirt for me is an exceptional headband. I loved all the gear from the title sponsor, Dr. Cool, and already had some of their awesome ice wraps and sweat towels (which I highly recommend) but I have been eyeing the headband ever since I saw Sarah sporting it last year.
Sorry for the extreme close up…
Up for grabs today (only in size small!) is a gorgeous, breathable, v-neck, sleeveless women’s cooling tank!
You know I’m already a fan of InsideTracker but there are a lot of skeptics out there! I wish we recorded the roundtable discussion we had at the retreat where Johnathan Levitt answered all of our questions and concerns. Admittedly, InsideTracker is not for everyone but, if you are struggling in any way with your fitness potential, I urge you to get your blood tracked at least once, just to rule out any glaring issues that may remain undetected by your primary care doc.
As a little incentive, you can enter to win 50% off any test package!
Anyone who has done marathon training knows the importance of a proper fitting fuel belt. Unfortunately for me, I went though a few before I found this baby that I absolutely love. It stays put, has plenty of room for fuel and car keys, and of course, enough fluids to get you through even the hottest long miles.
Enter to win the H2O 2 Bottle Belt
And yes, it’s pink and purple so only enter if you’re cool with that…
Nope, not that. It stands for “wonderful things factory” and they gifted all of us with a SlimClip Case that holds your phone. And, when I say “your phone” I mean it because mine is freakishly large (iPhone 6Plus) and can only accompany me on a run if someone else is running beside me and holding it.
Obviously I was unable to try this one out but it received rave reviews from the other women who were all able to take amazing pictures like this, while on the run…
Enter to win your SLIMCLIP PHONE CASE from WTFACTORY
Those are all the prizes I have for you but, I want to give a huge shout out to KUHL for all their amazing clothes and jackets. They were a big hit with all the attendees and Angela, Christine and I just knowingly nodded our heads.
Another favorite was Wreck Bags and master trainer Crystal Seaver. I loved the bag (and will order one!) but really loved Crystal. Her training regimen, passion for running and overall exuberant personality just made me want to workout and run for miles with her and then have a cheeseburger and beer afterward. She’s that girl. And, I may or may not be saying too much.
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All winners will be announced one week from today on 10/19/2016.
Other Rise.Run.Retreat sponsors I have mentioned and also love:
What do you want most?
Have you tried any of these products? Thoughts?
I have to say I hear ya on the gray tshirt…between a great gray, white, and black tshirt I could be set for a whole week of outfits 🙂 they are so hard to find sometimes!!
most excited about the tank top 🙂 love the color and the style/cut!
So glad you can appreciate a great t-shirt too!
That Dr. Cool tank is amazing!!! Good luck 🙂
I think I really want to do this next year. It looks like such a beautiful and fun time. I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I would absolutely love it if you could be there next year!!
That L.L. Bean shirt – LOVE! I’ve been living in it. It’s the perfect lived in tee straight off the hanger. And I had to purchase the Kuhl Lea Pullover to squash my jealousy. You just made it look too cool or KUHL. 🙂 So many awesome sponsors this year. We were spoiled!
It’s THE BEST!…and I have three Lea Pullovers in rotation currently. My new favorite is the MOVA pant. #spoiled
I have a feeling that I won’t be needing any cooling clothes for a while, lol. But it seems like a good investment 😀
I have that same feeling but looking forward to some trips to warmer climates!!
Thanks Susie 🙂
I love all of the swag! The clothes especially were spoiling because they are all so cute and comfy. I appreciate how the Dr Cool shirts stay dry during some hard workouts!
Agreed! They really have some great stuff for runners. I have used their towels and ice packs for years.
As a woman of a certain age, ahem, cooling clothing seems like just the thing. Do they make cooling pajamas? Sheets? I could really use that…
LOL!!! For real!! That is an excellent marketing plan!!
Never say sorry for an extreme close up! You’re soooo cuuuuute! Ha ha I love what Wendy wrote in the comments. She’s hilar.
I’m not sure everyone agrees with you but THANKS 🙂 And yes, we love Wendy!!
So many things to love from Rise.Run.Retreat.! Can’t get enough of all the amazing gear from the sponsors! xo
You guys had awesome sponsors this year! I’m always amazed at what Jes and Sarah pull off. Love that you’re turning some into a giveaway too! The Inside tracker fascinates me… I can tell my numbers have improved and/or are at a pretty solid place compared to a year or two ago when I wasn’t careful about quality supplementing but I’d love to know exactly what those numbers are.
Now would be a great time to do it and then maybe again after NYC. Such interesting info and I would love your take on it.
So many great sponsors and therefore such great swag. Looks like so much fun!
I was not expecting to love that LL Bean t-shirt as much as I do! I was blown away by all the gear they managed to stuff in that bag.
i dunno why i didn’t get an email with this post, i had to actually find it on my own. i knew i missed a post from you and i was right. darn internet, but i can’t blame it on the internet since there is always a chance i clicked a button that made it vanish before my eyes. i’ve been known to delete stuff i wanted with my morning delete sweeps. oh well, here i am.
well i certainly wouldn’t turn down any of these awesome items. i have the fuel belt and love the pink and purple, and since i just discovered head wraps that certainly catches my eye. honestly i love trying new stuff and since i’m way behind on cool running gear any of this stuff would blow my socks off. maybe literally because i need new socks LOL.
Someone else told me that as well so I think something is up with my email system!! Sorry!!
LOL on the socks! I hope you end up with something that will completely blow them off…