Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pre-Vegas Ramblings & Everstride Sweepstakes!

Note I started writing this post before I went to Las Vegas, you will certainly notice this...but then we had some airplane incidents so this got pushed back.  If you want to find out how it all went check out my race recap here.  Back to the important stuff, the Sweepstakes..

Hello from Logan Airport!!!  It is 7:30 a.m., I have been up ellipticaling since 4:30 this morning with my awfully pained ankle and now we are here waiting to board and what better way to pass the time but to blog and especially when it involves a Sweepstakes!  But first I have to gripe.  Why is it that my ankle knows when there is a race just around the corner? With MCM the week before my ankle, which had been silent for months, starting screaming at me big time.  And just on schedule, last night, my ankle, which has not hurt in weeks, began to talk again.  It was pretty painful on the elliptical this morning and I am not going to lie, I am nervous about this.  Aaron must have felt bad for me because he tripped on the stairs this morning and is worried he sprained his ankle.  We are doing well, hopefully we don't end up with more of this....

I am going to try really hard not to worry about either and pray that Vegas magic will take care of it.  You know, as soon as we get to Vegas nothing hurts anymore and we are in a Winter Wonderland of sorts...hopefully...

So on with it, enough complaining.  Lets talk important stuff, Sweepstakes Stuff.  Up today we have Everstride.  Do you all know what Everstride is? It is a Skin Care Product but it is geared towards athletes.    I learned of it because of their anti-chafe cream.  I know many people use Body Glide, but honestly Body Glide just does not do it for me.  It is sticky and just is not for me (no offense Body Glide, sorrryyy).  So somehow I found Everstride and have never looked back!  Since finding the anti-chafe stick I have also been introduced to their Foot Cream, Muscle Cooling Balm, and Facial Defense Cream and I have nothing but good things to say about each of these products.  Further, the company is pretty awesome not only did they send me awesome samples to try but they offering you guys a chance to win some great stuff!  Plus, they generously sent me Anti-Chafe sticks for my Wellness Event goodie bags....pretty amazing check it out:

Oh gosh, there are about 100 of these sticks sitting and waiting for my Wellness Event.  I want them all for myself, don't worry Everstride, I promise not to take them...Shameless Plug for my Wellness Event, this is just one of the many awesome goodies you will receive at the event!

So what do I think of this product?  I can't say enough good things about it! It has saved me numerous times....first up....

The Anti-Chafe Stick
I use this thing religiously and it works!  I love that once I put it on, I don't even notice it.  It is not sticky and does not make my shorts stick to my thighs like other Body Glide products.  Instead, I put it on everywhere and it does the trick.  Simple and easy.  Not much more to say.  People may consider it pricey at $16 but it is at least twice as large as other Body Glide sticks making it actually cheaper than other products and better.  I use this each time I workout, which is a lot, and I would say a stick lasts me 2 months, pretty good deal.  Plus they have awesome sales and are even now are having a great one with the Pro Therapy Foot Treatment (you want to check this out!).  

The Pro Therapy Foot Treatment
This cream is meant to help prevent blisters and chafing as well as help restore dried and cracked skin as well as reduce callouses.  I have only used this after workouts and I love it for that.  I don't use it every day but when I have blisters (which pretty much is everyday) I load up and it has helped my feet a ton.  When I went for a pedicure, the technician was like oo you must be using our foot cream, your feet are much better.  I just chuckled because I was using the Everstride Foot Cream.

The Muscle Balm
Think Icy Hot but just the icy and in a balm that you just roll on.  It is no secret that I have problems with my shoulders so I was happy to try this out.  It does not solve all your problems and it did not totally work for me (I have pretty bad shoulders) but it does give instant relief.  It works to loosen joints and reduce swelling and stiffness after a hard workout.  Honestly, I would die for some right now.  Damn me, it is at home, what was I thinking?!?!  Oh Everstride, I miss you already!

Facial Defense
I only just started using this cream.  I thought it was sun screen honestly, but it is actually face moisturizer, and I was excited to find this out.  Here is a little secret, I don't use anything on my face.  I hardly even wear make up.  I am not going to lie.  I was nervous about trying this face cream since i don't use much.  But I have been trying it out for the past few days and no complaints.  My face gets crazy dry in the winter and this cream seems to moisturizing very nicely.

Who needs makeup she you have a medal and a Team Sparkle Skirt!

Ultimately, Everstride is pretty amazing. Check them out here! Also you can find them on Twitter here! And Facebook here! They love followers and want people to post pictures on their Facebook wall of chafing/blister crazy situations (note you do not need to do this to be part of the Sweepstakes).

Alright, here comes the important stuff…you know the part you all scrolled down to see what you may win by entering this Sweepstakes.  And the best part about the winner for this one is that there are two of them.  Everstride is great that way!  The first winner will win an Anti-Chafe Stick and the Foot Therapy Foot Treatment.  The second will win an Anti-Chafe stick! You all want to be one of these winners! Believe me.

Here come the rules!

Check out the full Terms and Conditions here

Basics:  To enter the sweepstakes for an Everstride Anti-Chafe Stick and Pro Therapy Foot Treatment or an Everstride Anti-Chafe Stick, please just leave a comment on this post, meaning the post that announced the sweepstake.  The comment does not have to be anything in particular.  It will be used so that your name can be entered into the sweepstakes as facilitated by Random.Org.   There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY or any other type of consideration that must be given to enter this sweepstakes.     By entering a comment, you are entering in the sweepstakes and are thus agreeing to the full terms and conditions outlined here.

Eligibility Requirements:  To enter this sweepstake you must be over 18 years of age and a United States citizen.  Other restrictions apply.  You can enter by simply leaving a comment on this blog, NO PURCHASE or other consideration is neceessary.   You cannot enter by any other means.

Contact information:  When entering the sweepstakes, please provide a means for the writer of this blog to contact you when the sweepstakes has ended.  You may choose to leave your blog address, twitter handle, email address, or any other means that you are comfortable with and provides a reasonable way for the writer of this blog to contact you.  If you do not want, your contact information put in the comment field, you may e-mail the writer of this blog at 26.2runforfun@gmail.com.  Your contact information will be used so that the writer of this blog may contact you if you win or if the retailer sponsoring the sweepstakes needs to contact you if you win.

Eligibility Requirements:  To enter this sweepstake you must be over 18 years of age and a United States citizen.  Other restrictions apply.  You can enter by simply leaving a comment on this blog, NO PURCHASE or other consideration is neceessary.   You cannot enter by any other means. 

Duration and deadlines:  This sweepstakes starts on Tuesday December 6, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. and will go to Tuesday December 13, 2011 at 9 a.m.  Winner will be announced by Wednesday December 14, 2011 8 p.m. and will be announced through this blog - Runforfun-stephanie.blogspot.com.  A winner has one week from the announcement of the winner to claim the prize or else a new winner will be chosen (Wednesday December 21, 2011 after 8 p.m.) .  All prizes will be awarded.  Thus if the winner does not come forward, a new winner will be chosen.

Prize Description: There will be two winners of this contest.  Winner One will win an Anti-Chafe Stick and Pro Therapy Foot Treatment.  Winner Two will win an Anti Chafe stick.  The value of the prize for winner one is a total of $39.98 (Anti-Chafe Cream is 15.99 and Pro Therapy Foot Cream $18.99).   The value of the prize for Winner Two is $15.99.

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