5 Things Friday XXIV

I actually only have three things for you today because two of them are kind of long (and one is a giveaway!!!) Have a great weekend everyone.

1.) First of all, a huge thank you for all the congrats on the news of our big move. I haven’t had time yet to go back and respond to all the comments but I have read them all! I can’t wait to start a new adventure!

2.) Women’s Health magazine reached out to let me know about their RUN 10 FEED10 program which I thought was really great. Basically, you run a 10K, and feed 10 people in your neighborhood. Ginger Zee, Good Morning America’s Chief Meteorologist, hosted the New York City event over the weekend and spoke to Women’s Health Magazine about how she sees running as part of her fitness routine. Check it out below:

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“Running is a weekly, maybe bi-weekly part of my fitness routine. I think everybody is different. Every body reacts differently. But that’s the beauty of this. It’s something you can train for and make a goal of. That’s what so cool about this event. You’re benefiting yourself, but you’re also greatly benefiting your community.”

On the hunger problem in America:

“I’ve done plenty of stories – a lot of environmental stories, a lot of food stories. We know that there’s a problem with hunger right here in the United States, right here in our back yards. It’s easy to forget about when you’re going to the grocery store and you can pick up whatever you need. That’s not the case for everyone. And that’s not the case for people directly in your community. This is one of the only events where I can say the money or the funds and the activity raised goes straight to people that live right next door to you. That’s the most special part of this to me. There are so few charities where you get to say that. You don’t know necessarily where the money goes. This one you know where it goes – it goes right next door.

On running the RUN 10 FEED 10 race:

“I’ve been with RUN 10 FEED 10 now for four years. I can’t believe it. The number of meals served keeps adding up. It’s the most fun event of the whole year, really, as far as fitness goes. That whole time I’m running, every step I’m thinking about the people I’m serving. It’s a great, almost meditative, moment.”

Prior to race day, Women’s Health, along with Macy’s President Jeff Gennette, Ginger Zee, and FEED founder Lauren Bush Lauren, lit the iconic Empire State Building red to raise awareness for the fight against domestic hunger. <—How cool is that?!?

If you would like to participate, I have a discount code for you! Enter this at checkout: WHPR50OFF. Register now through November 29, 2016 at RUN10FEED10.com.

3.) I am hosting a GIVEAWAY here and on Instagram sponsored by RunningSkirts.com. There will be three winners. I will pull ONE winner from the blog giveaway and TWO from Instagram, so feel free to enter to both! One person will win a Keep it chill tank, one  the arm sleeves, and one the gaitor.

Keep it Chill™ cooling technology racer back sport tank has Xylitol infused Hearts that activate when they get wet (think: hot sweaty run) to provide a long lasting cooling effect. When you sweat it starts cooling or you can dunk it in water to get an immediate cooling effect. This really works yall! Running in the southern summer heat is brutal, and having a tank that makes me feel cooler is awesome. The gaitor around my neck in particular really cooled me off. I dunked it in water before I ran and it helped cool me off and keep the sun off my neck.

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The Keep it Chill cooling sleeves have with thumbholes, hand garage and exterior pockets. The sleeves are great for sun protection and cooling. The pocket is large enough to fit something like chap stick, a Gel, or car key.

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The  Xylitol infused hearts Keep it Chill cooling neck gaitor is designed to be versatile and can be worn in many ways…around the neck, on the head, or as a tube top etc. I have worn mine on my head and on my neck and it’s also great for wiping sweat out of my eyes mid run.

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All three pieces come in Azure blue or white. I am wearing a size medium tank in the photos. To check out the full line, click here and go to “new” and “keep it chill collection”.

To win one of the three items, follow the instructions below. I will be posting the Instagram giveaway something this morning so stay tuned. The giveaway will run until September 27th.

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  1. I love runningskirts.com’s skirts but haven’t used any of their other products (except their gloves..lol)

    Have a happy weekend!

  2. Lisa Schneider says:

    I’ve always wanted to try this line! Would love to win the tank… which would match my Runningskirts skirt perfectly in the blue!

  3. Bridie Rist says:

    It would be tough to choose between the gaitor and the tank…I’d probably choose the gaitior. I like the how versatile it is…lots of ways to stay cool.

  4. Jenna Privett says:

    I think I would like the tank. It seems perfect for those hot summers in the south!!!

  5. Stacey Niedzwiecki says:

    I love my Running Skirts and I’ve been wanting to try these. I’d probably choose the tank or neck gaitor. They’d both help with the summer heat.

  6. The tank looks awesome!!! I’d be so excited to win that!

  7. I would love to try out that tank top, it’s SO hot and humid here!!

  8. I would love to win the tank. I too run and play tennis in a hot humid climate (Texas). First day of fall was over 90 degrees!!

  9. I would love to win the tank! It is so cute!

  10. I could really use those wonderful cooling garments! Running in Florida is tough most of the year!

  11. I would love to try the keep it chill tank, but any of the items seem perfect for running in Atlanta heat and humidity!

  12. I’ve seen the Keep it Chill line and always wanted to try it. I’d love to be able to try the gator. Thanks for the opportunity!

  13. This tank is super cute! I’ve also wanted to try out sleeves for awhile now.

  14. I would most love to try the Keep it Chill tank as I think I would get the most use out of it (we have hot sweaty runs almost the full year!). But the gaitor would be fun to try out also.