Updated Post: 3/20/11
As promised, here are the Sony W Series giveaway winners:
-- both have been contacted and prizes sent --
Please e-mail me at (Gmail) Nobel4Lit2 with your addresses, and I'll ship out the units soon!
Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for another giveaway soon (maybe later this week)!
(Note: I ended up putting everyone's retweets starting after the comments when it came to numbering the entries.)
Original Post: 3/10/11
Sunday, March 20 2011, the day I will run LA Marathon for the 4th time (and embark on my 8th 26.2 journey overall), will also be very special because it will mark the 5th year since I did my FIRST training run with the intention of running a marathon. (Check out that life-changing post HERE).
Yep, on March 20, 2006, I went to the track and ran my first 3.25 miles with the dreams of marathon glory (or even half-marathon glory).
I think it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I was a sprint/track runner in middle and high school and never fathomed that I would take the challenge of doing what I considered an impossible feat at the time. (Okay, so sometimes I still think it's impossible, oh, when I'm mile 22 deep in a marathon.) My races back then were closer to .2 than adding another 26 miles to that. But the challenge has taught me discipline, delayed gratification, understanding my abilities, and given me confidence. It's no surprise that I'm still at it, no matter how many times I have asked myself, "Why?!"
Anyway........... to celebrate this milestone, I'm doing a giveaway!!
In THIS post back in December, I reviewed the Sony W Series MP3 player. I've done a lot of training runs since then, and my review still stands.
In short, I think this so-called "walkman" has changed my running! I recommend you read my full review for more details, but in short, this is one of those products I would recommend to anyone.
I barely even touch my iPod anymore, nor do I have to keep replacing the in-ear buds that always keep breaking on me. The battery holds up beautifully, and I have yet to have sweat interfere with the functioning of this player. The controls are easy once you get the hang out it.
Instead of continually bragging, I get the opportunity to share the wealth (as you've probably seen on some other blogs lately). I was contacted about the possibility of giving a couple of these away. :D Below is a photo of the TWO units, each worth approximately $60.
This giveaway will close on March 20 (once I get settled from my race!). I will use a random number generator to select the two winners and announce them shortly thereafter. I think the odds are decently in your favor, so go ahead and give it a shot!
|I don't think I remember my face being that dark! |
Not a makeup issue, either!
1) Follow this blog by clicking the "Follow" button on the right-hand side, OR add me to your blog roll. Leave me a comment letting me know you have done so (or if you already did).
2) Follow me on Twitter (@nobel4lit). Leave me a comment with your user name.
3) Tweet "I entered the Sony W Series Walkman giveaway! http://bit.ly/fshFte @nobel4lit"
(I will know you've tweeted, so no need to leave a comment)
4) Link the giveaway on your blog and comment with the URL.
Good luck!!!! :P
FTC Disclaimer: I was given these units to give away and was not compensated for this review. I didn't even get a unit for myself, since I had already purchased one. I really just like this product.