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Monday, September 12, 2011

Endorphin Warrior Training Bracelet: Review and Giveaway!

When I'm training and racing and pushing myself beyond my limits it helps me to think of motivating words or phrases that remind me to press on and stay focused.  Sometimes I repeat one word over and over in my head along with the rhythm of my footsteps.  I know that I am not alone in this - it is no secret that mantras are powerful resources for runners.  We pull from deep within ourselves to gather the strength to push through pain as we go farther and faster.

Before races I've been known to write on myself with a black permanent marker, a temporary tattoo of sorts, to remind myself of the strength that lies within me.  My favorite word to use is and always has been BELIEVE.  It is a really great word for me and I always love having it right on my wrist but every time I am running more than a few miles it rubs off before the race is over.  I sweat way too much for it to last.
my one word mantra
So, when I discovered the Endorphin Warrior Training Bracelets, I knew immediately that I had to have one.  There are many things that I loved about the bracelets and the company that makes them right off the bat, before I even had one of my own:

The design: They are simple and if you ask me, running jewelry just has to be simple if you are going to wear it at all.  They are neither masculine nor feminine and would work for anyone.

The materials: The band is made of natural leather - it is sweat proof, water proof and will not get smelly.  The metal tag is made of nickel so it will not rust or tarnish.  These bracelets are built to endure the sweatiest of lives.  They are made to last.

The message: Taken right from the Endorphin Warrior web site, this company is all about "celebrating the magnificence of running, endurance training, working out...and living strong."  I love that.  Could I possibly agree more with a company's mission?

I was so excited to order one as soon as possible.  Assuming right away that I would get a BELIEVE bracelet, I was surprised that when I saw all the other choices available I actually had a hard time deciding.  CONQUER really appeals to me.  So does PERSEVERE.  Oh and wait, what about FOCUS?!  That would be a great one for me, too.  I went with my original choice of BELIEVE, but I think it will be no time at all before I place an order for another.  And I am certain I will be getting these as gifts for friends, too...

My bracelet came just in time for my marathon yesterday.  If you read my story from this race (here), then you know it was a really challenging race for me but that I came out of it with a 25+ minute PR.  My bracelet played a role in getting me across that finish line yesterday and I am really excited to wear it for the tough work outs and races I have ahead of me.  I love it so much.  When the bracelet is on, I hardly feel it there.  It's lightweight and snaps on easily and securely.  I wore it for 4+ hours of majorly sweating and it never once bothered me or came off.  Then I showered in it.  And I slept in it.  It stayed put and looked as good as new through it all.
Awesome. Way better than marker. I love it.

Simple and secure snap closure
I am just thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for one of you to win a Warrior Training Bracelet of your own!  The entry rules are very simple and the winner will receive a bracelet with the word of their choosing in the size that fits them (sizing is really easy - I wrapped a string around my wrist and then measured it with a ruler. Nothing to it!).  If you think you would like one for yourself or for a friend, here is the scoop:
 

* You must be an official follower of my blog to win *

To enter, all you have to do is go to the Endorphin Warrior web site HERE and leave me a comment telling me which bracelet key word you would choose if you win.  It's as simple as that.

For EXTRA entries, you can do the following [please leave a separate comment for each entry]:


** Follow @EndorphnWarrior on twitter and tweet: I want to win the @EndorphnWarrior bracelet giveaway from @paceofme

** LIKE Endorphin Warrior on Facebook

** Follow Pace of Me on Twitter: @paceofme


The contest ends on 9/27!

50 comments:

I want to win the persrvere bracelet!!

funnicooki163@aol.com
@megginn163

Tweet!

https://twitter.com/#!/Megginn163/status/113460108297633792

@megginn163

I like endorphin warrior on facebook and left a comment! (megan bibbo)

@megginn163
funnicooki163@aol.com

Following @paceofme on twitter (@megginn163)

funnicooki163@aol.com

LOVE these! I love the unbreakable one.

I would get the "unbreakable" one

and you on twitter (I'm @triciarunning)

I follow your blog (and I SO want to win one of these!!!!)

I would pick the bracelet that says "Strength" because running has helped me find my strength in so many ways... physically, mentally, spiritually, etc. :)

I liked Endorphin Warrior on Facebook

I want "Transcend." If they'd had "Redeem," that would have been my choice...but "Transcend" is lovely too.

I already follow you on Twitter. :^)

I just tweeted the giveaway.

Love this! New follower :)
I would have to get FEARLESS although BELIEVE was my "word" for 2011

I follow them on twitter--tweeted :)

I'd definitely choose the persevere bracelet!

I would choose "UNBREAKABLE"

Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy b.
adennispac@yahoo.com

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/silverwoodkids/status/114133608947662848

Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.
adennispac@yahoo.com

I follow @endorphinwarrior on twitter and I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/silverwoodkids/status/114133608947662848
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.
adennispac@yahoo.com

I like Endorphin Warrior on Fb

Tara said: I follow your blog and l.o.v.e it!!! I want believe.

If I won I would get the BELIEVE bracelet for my mom :) She is running the Columbus Marathon on 10/16

It's always so hard to choose! I like Strength but also 26.2, since I'm training for my first full right now.

Following you on twitter-I'm Suz4AU0608

Following EW on twitter and I tweeted

I like the BELIEVE one! :)

http://diaryofasoontobeonetoughmomma.blogspot.com/

erinknoll@gmail.com

Thank you!

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