I want to take a moment to introduce you to a few amazing companies, share some specials and discounts, plus let you know about some upcoming events. Oh and remind you of a couple giveaways that I have going on here myself. Most of these are companies with which I am affiliated, either as an ambassador or an advertiser, but, since I only associate with products and services that I love and believe in, I feel comfortable in sharing them with you.
Swirlgear is an all-women owned and operated company founded by Lacie Whyte a few years ago because she wanted to make functional yet pretty athletic wear. The result is a line of beautiful active wear that can function on the run, but can also be worn to stop for a cup of coffee or to pick the kids up from school. Use the code 1014 for free shipping on your order!
The Running Buddy
The Running Buddy will replace your fuel belt and your armband with one, small yet roomy and lightweight running pouch with a water resistant inner pocket. It is large enough to fit your phone, keys, and gels, attaches securely to your shorts (and won’t pull them down!), and is made with a soft, dri-fit material.
The Hybrid Athlete offers something totally unique. You can pick the price you want to pay for their Hybrid Fitness System, which contains more than 52 weeks of workouts. They also offer the Trainer Toolbox, courses for trainers and coaches in Kettlebell Instruction, Fitness Business, and Obstacle Course Training. I took the Kettlebell Instructor course, and it was very thorough, discussing technique, safety, and used both a written and video format.
Bestowed is a subscription service that each month delivers 5+ amazing nutrition and lifestyle products directly to your door. Each item is handpicked by Bestowed’s founder, nutritionist and author Heather Bauer. I reviewed Bestowed back in April. I was also the lucky winner of a Bestowed Box in a giveaway! I was recently asked to be an Ambassador and I happily accepted. If you order between now and August 7, your first box will be only $10 (regular price $19). Just use the code HELLOYUM.
I have written frequently about Kindrunner.com. I have been an Ambassador since before their opening, and I proudly donated back my old shoes after my recent purchase, thereby becoming a #KindRunner myself. Promising to be the first full-service running shoe store on the internet, Kindrunner also offer a free custom fit service, free three-way shipping, confident runner pricing, expert shoe reviews, and you earn Kindness Cash Rewards when you donate back your old shoes.
Kindrunner.com and I, as their Ambassador, are asking you to join Soles4Souls and thousands of people across the globe in the Barefoot4Them Awareness Event. On October 10 we will elect to go 24 hours without footwear to show our awareness and support for underprivileged people worldwide. Barefoot-goers are encouraged to submit a photo of their unshod feet to social media with the hashtag #barefoot4them. In addition to that, Kindrunner.com will donate $1 for every picture submitted with that hashtag. Read more about the initiative here and join us on October 10.
Color Me Rad
I recently became an affiliate for the upcoming Blog School offered by Blog Genie. I did that because, as a student in the amazing Rita Barry’s current class I know exactly how helpful Blog School is for a blogger. Crucial even. Registration opens on August 13 and the class starts on September … Each month will bring a new topic, lessons, and yes, homework. You will have 24/7 access to your course so that you can study at your own pace.
The free mini-course, Build a Remarkable Blog, is still going on (last class is August 6). You can still sign up and will have access to the lessons through August 12. You can check out my original post for a little more detail about Blog School and the free mini-course.
I also want to remind you of the two giveaways that are still going on here on the blog.
You can win two jars of Nasoya vegan Nayonaise, plus you’ll find a review of the product and two recipes here.
If you suffer from Exercise Induced Asthma, you will find some information and tips, plus a review and giveaway for the Health-Ox Pulse Oximeter here.
Good luck! You still have a few more days to enter (and can earn additional entries for both giveaways too!).
Enjoy your weekend! I have to work on Saturday, but plan a long run and yoga on Sunday and Monday. Do you have any plans?
Disclosure: I am an Ambassador and affiliate for Swirlgear, and will earn a commission if you purchase using the code I provided. I am an Ambassador for the Running Buddy, and receive discounts on my purchases. I am an affiliate for Hybrid Athlete. I received the Kettlebell course at no cost, and receive a commission if you purchase using the link above. I am an Ambassador and affiliate for Bestowed, and will earn a commission if you purchase using the link above. I am an Ambassador for Kindrunner.com and will from time to time receive products to review at to cost to me. I received a free entry into the Color Me Rad 5k in exchange for writing about it on my blog. I am an affiliate for Blog Genie’s Blog School, and will receive a commission if you purchase using the link I provided. I am proud to represent all of the above companies, and every opinion offered here is my own.