I’m excited to post about the January New Year New Gear exchange. This was a fun way to connect with blog friends, (virtually) meet new bloggers, and even connect with a reader. The program details are available here.
At the bottom of this post I’ve included links from other bloggers’ posts about the exchange. I’ll be updating this throughout the day as posts go live.
I’m sharing two pairings–you’ll see why.
I was paired with Dan – a reader from the East Coast. He’s a personal trainer and when he asked me what one of my fitness goals was for 2013, I emailed him back that I really want to try TRX. Dan sent me an at-home TRX system. Holy smokes! It took a little time to figure out the set-up and I’m just getting started with the workouts. I’ll be writing more posts about it and hopefully share some workouts (and pictures of me trying to keep my balance). I really like at-home workouts at TRX is taking these workouts to a new level.
He also included another new-to-me product–this “handy” cooling system. He said he uses this when running outdoors in the heat. It helps keep you feeling cool and I can’t wait to try it when the snow melts!
After the pairings were sent out, I received an email from Lindsay–she wanted to participate so she and I exchanged gear. Check out Lindsay’s blog – she’s doing Whole 30, she’s a surfer, plays soccer, and lives out in sunny California!
She writes about all things “Fit and Awesome“.
Lindsay sent me a package of very thoughtful and practical running accessories in bright, fun colors. These toe socks are keeping my feet warm and comfortable. I really like the added arch support!
The running hat (with ponytail hole!) and running ear band are perfect! In fact, the day I received the package, I saw a runner wearing an ear band and thought to myself that I don’t have one and could really use one!
I’ve worn these on my way to the gym but it has been too cold to run outdoors. I know these will be perfect as temps get back into the 30s or so and I can run outdoors. Linsday included a really thoughtful note and said she picked out the hat and ear band thinking I could even wear these when out walking the dogs. She said she bought herself the combo, too!
Thanks Lindsay! When I come out to CA one of these days, I want to learn to surf.
If you are interested in participating in February, please either comment below or send me an email by Thursday, February 7th – if there’s enough interest in a second month, I’ll send out pairings on Friday, February 8th.
New Year New Gear January 2013
40 Fit in the Mitt
Masters 2 Marathons
Fit Running Mama
Barking Mad About Running
Crazy Running Girl
Fit Talker (and Eater)
Boobs, Barbells, and Broccoli
Fit and Awesome
Living the Sweet Life STL
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Thanks for hosting the gift exchange! It was fun to meet people and try new things 🙂
how awesome is this. what is the spending limit? I will have to check out those other blogs and find out more!
It’s a $15 limit!
Thanks for organizing!
I’m super jealous of your TRX, that’s awesome. They’re amazing!
I’ve gotta know, do the toe socks feel weird in between your toes? My biggest worry was thinking I’d be picking at them, do they take a while to get used to?
At first they did feel a bit strange – putting them on was funny because I had to put my toes into their individual space! Now that I’m used to them, I like them!
hm toe socks kind of freak me out…
That was so fun participating in the first NYNG program, so glad you put it together. Looking forward to February!
What a fun idea! You can add me to the list for February! 🙂
That’s so awesome. I definitely need a hat with a ponytail hole!!!!
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I would love to participate, looks like fun! Add me to the February list 🙂
TRX — so awesome!! Can’t wait to hear how you like it. Thanks again for hosting, this was so fun!
oooh TRX – I’m interested in that! It’s being offered at my gym pretty soon!
If anyone wants any information on TRX training, feel free to send me an email. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have or point you in the right direction for videos and training plans.
Can’t wait to hear about TRX! I just got a running hat with a ponytail holder and love it. 🙂
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i just sent you a tweet ; but thought id do it on here as well!
im in for february!