Am I giving away the era I grew up in when I admit that reading, "Cover Me," immediately makes me croon the Bruce Springsteen song of that name? The first rock concert I ever went to was The Boss at Madison Square Garden--at the start of the holiday season, now that I think back on it. So let's have this virtual song-fest morph into Bruce's classic version of, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," to kick off Day 3 of the AMR 5K of the Holidays running giveaways. All of today's prize package are wearable items.
One of our original partners, Sof Sole has made socks for quite a while, and now they've stepped them up with even more technical running socks, the Running Select Performance Sock ($9.99). Made of moisture-wicking COOLMAX with mesh venting on top of the foot, these socks are designed to keep your feet surrounded in comfort no matter how many miles you cover. In addition, Sof Sole is offering a pair of Fit Series insoles ($39.99), which support and cushion under the feet of both Dimity and me. They're available in three arch heights (Low, Neutral, and High) so you can find the ideal fit.
We've got your other extremities covered as well with the Handana ($16.45), a nifty neoprene and Lycra hand wrap invented by a woman marathon runner in Texas. Use a Handana to wipe away sweat (there's a lot of that in Texas, even at this time of year) or nasal drip (those of us in cold climes know from this phenom, right?). Available in five sizes and a rainbow-array of colors.
Less visible but very necessary for some gals: Dear Kate "I am strong." running bikini underwear (set of two, $58). These genius workout undies feature a a built-in breathable liner: One pair has a mini-liner for mild leakage, while the other has a full lining. In addition to being hard working, they are super-cute, too.
Heading higher are an accessory that serves a purpose while looking mighty cute: Sweaty Bands. These velvet-backed beauties hold back flyaways when you're sporting a ponytail or keep all your hair out of your face when your hair is down. We love their creative designs, and we're gifting one special-edition seasonal Sweaty Bands ($15) to each winner.
Saucony will be keeping winners' heads and hands toasty with the Space Dye Reversible Beanie ($24) and Space Dye Run Gloves ($28). Both are warm, soft, and lightweight, with enough stretch to hug you in style. And thanks to the beanie being reversible, you can choose whether to be totally matchy-matchy or not.
Finally, adding a dash of wit with a dose of historical allusion, is the Another Mother Runner limited-edition, "Still waiting for my uterus to fall out." shirt ($35). This long-sleeve technical running tee is 100% polyester, yet soft to the touch. It's guaranteed to get laughs (along with a few gasps!) wherever the winners wear it.
Three randomly chosen women will each win all of these coverage-providing items.
To enter this 5K of the Holidays: Cover Me blowout, you need to answer this question in the Comments section below this blog post on our website: What running route or trail do you daydream about covering? Could be someplace you've already run and want to return to, or maybe it's someplace you've only read or heard about, but crave to experience for yourself, on foot. Tell us!
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of the United States and Canada. It starts 12/10/13 and runs through 12/16/13; three winners will be announced on 12/17/13. One entry per person. The value of each prize package is $226.43. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.