Monday, November 7, 2011

Giving It All Away...Almost

Seriously, Phil Collins suggested you just throw it all away, but that isn’t very environmentally friendly now it is. Not that the Brits are all that eco-friendly as it is…thank you very much industrial revolution. Cuz you know I know baby, that it is much better to give it away.

As winter approaches, post-work runs become ‘night runs.’ And few things are more depressing than going to work when it is dark outside and leaving work at 6pm and it is still dark dark again.

Now who will light up the darkness? Who will hold your hand? Well, if you win my giveaway, then you can light up the night with this Nike reflective vest!* You will shine like a beacon of hope as you slice the long hours of darkness. Sadly, I'm unable to help with the whole hand holding problem you have.

And memories will remind you that running on ice and snow is difficult. So the giveaway winner will also get a pair of ICEtrekkers. Sure, Yak Trax get all the glory, but these are way cooler—based entirely on anecdotal evidence and no actual field testing. But they are free so what do you care if they last a week.

Not so sure you are sold on entering my giveaway. How about this? What if I throw in two new Chocolate Raspberry Roctane Gu packets. All you have to do is leave a comment. And if that is too much work then I sure hope you don’t find yourself running at dusk, thinking about how much you really wished you had a Gu to help you through the last few miles of your run when you slip on some ice and then a car tragically runs you over because they never saw you crumpled on the ground. All of that can be avoided by leaving a comment…but only for one of you.

* Disclaimer: First, if you are engaged to me, you can't win. Second, the vest is a L/XL. If you are small, like Racer, then it won’t fit you. But it is still free. The ICEtrekkers are also a size L (M: 9.5 to 12.5; W: 10.5 +). But if you have smaller feet and you win then let me know and I’ll exchange them for a size that fits you.


The Unexpected Runner said...

Well once I get on all my winter layers I'm inching towards a large so hey, count me in;)

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA!!!! So does Red like that flavor?.. Ok the vest won't fit and neither will the ice trekkers.. :/

B.o.B. said...

hm. neither of these will work for me. just send me the gu, kthanksbai.

Vaudiophile said...

Count me in, and I bet that all of it would actually fit or come close to fitting me. Darkness and snow are kind of my territory. That vest would come in handy when my new (as yet to be debuted and publicly released) glow-in-the-dark winter running uniform gets dirty.

Also nice stretch there to fit in a gratuitous Phil Collins drop. Whatever happened to "pop" music being good like that?

LAPT said...

I want to win, because I don't live in California and could use the Icetrekkers. But I'm a size 8 in women's running shoes. And I'm a size XS in women's shirts.... so yeah.

Spike, thanks for letting me eat all your M&Ms and for being such an awesome host while I visited this week!!!

Viper said...

Where's this mustache we were hearing about? It is Movember, after all. As for free stuff? Why not. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Look! Look at my comment! :)

Congrats on the engagement!!

One Crazy Penguin said...

This is all the stuff I need for winter/night running! Count my comment in :)

Ps - congrats to you and red!

Needlerunning said...

Always need reflective gear since I run in the early morning...count me in.

Congrats on the engagement.

Ironman By Thirty said...

A reflective vest would be nice, but will you come hold my hand instead? Seriously, I want to BQ and you are fast. If I start to slow down, you can just drag me.