My First Giveaway! Pack it up and head to the gym!

January 31, 2011

I signed up for Boston Sports Club 30 days for $30.  I AM SO EXCITED!  I want to try to incorporate some swimming, strength, and spin.  Today, I did 3 miles on the treadmill (SO much better than Dave’s treadmill in the basement) and about 15 minutes of strength (baby steps…).  I have been borrowing Dave’s gym bag to lug all of my clothes and running gear lately.  I knew it was time for me to get my own bag now that I am going to try to get to the gym more.

We went to Sports Authority with Dave and we searched for the perfect sports bag.  I didn’t want something too big, or too small.  I wanted a couple of compartments so that I didn’t have to just throw everything in.  I found the perfect one! (Pardon my gymness-I just got back from BSC!)

It is made of “hexagon ripstop system” which is a nylon material that is water resistant.  It also has a wet/dry tunnel pocket which I am very happy about.  I think I’ll probably put my sneakers in that pocket or dirty clothes.

There are two other pockets besides the main compartment, one on the side opposite of the wet/dry tunnel pocket and one on the front of the bag.  In the side pocket mesh, I am going to keep my lock and inside the pocket, my planner with my running schedule, moleskin notebook, phone, and other personal things I don’t want lost inside the big pocket.

I will keep snacks, Gu, Gu Chomps, gum, random pieces of paper, etc. in the front pocket.

I also love the handles and the strap.  The handles are soft so if my bag is heavier it doesn’t dig into my hands.  Also, the strap has adjustments on both sides and a nice padded support for my shoulder!

Since I loved it so much, I figured I’d buy two and give one away!  (Spot is not included)


You have a couple of ways to enter my giveaway.  And I suggest you do all of them for a higher chance!  In order to enter, do one, two, or all of the following and post a comment per entry:

  1. Follow my blog (use the Follow button on the top right of my blog) (If you already do, comment on this)
  2. Post a blog entry about the giveaway
  3. Add me to your blogroll (If I already am – leave a comment that I am)
  4. Follow me on twitter (@jkhmiller) (If you already do, comment on this)
  5. Tweet about the giveaway
  6. Friend me on dailymile
  7. Write a note on about my giveaway so your other daily miler’s can see

LEAVE ONE COMMENT PER EACH WAY TO ENTER!  So if you do each of the 7 things you will have 7 comments!
I’ll announce the winner on February 7th!  Get going! :)

What’s in your gym bag?
What’s your favorite thing to do at the gym?

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94 Responses to My First Giveaway! Pack it up and head to the gym!


    Great contest Jess! Love this bag, and I am now following you on Twitterr @renh77


    I tweeted your contest.

  3. Jim ... 50after40

    It's funny what simple things excite us as runners … I love new bags, but I'm toooooo organized! That one looks great! I keep all of the stuff you said in mine, except I have some goggles and a nose clip. I enjoy not crashing into the senior walkers at my gym. Good luck with your new membership!


    And I now am subscribed via my google reader!

  5. That Runner Chick

    I always have an emergency Gel with me too!Sometimes (I cant believe Im saying this) I actually crave running on the treadmill. Its nice to be able to zone out and not worry about cars and other people!Have fun with the gym membership–swimming is an awesome recovery activity!

  6. That Runner Chick

    And you are on my blogroll already!

  7. That Runner Chick

    And I am following you on twitter!

  8. That Runner Chick

    Andddd I am following your blog (okay, I think I am done now! haha!)

  9. naomi

    i follow you on twitter AND i'm a daily mile friend! i hope i win! :)

  10. Rachel Marie

    I follow you on twitter (I'm MrsSharp315), blogger and daily mile (hmmm…sorta stalker creepy, but us bloggies understand!) My gym bag was stolen out of my jeep. I had the top off and someone helped themselves. I'm guessing they REALLY needed a bag in order to take sweaty gym clothes. Luckily I didn't lose too much, just some toiletries and clothes. I had my shoes and ipod on me, thankfully. Fave at the gym is the elliptical–it kicks my butt. I'm trying to learn to love the dreadmill, I just like walking outside better. And when I go to the gym in the mornings, I stuff my entire bathroom into my bag. Gotta look and smell good!

  11. Ali @ Ali Runs

    I'm following you on twitter, following your blog & just friended you on Daily Mile :)I need a new gym bag, my strap broke so I have it tied on. It's really sad! haha

  12. Jessica Miller

    (since I think my phrasing was confusing – I meant one comment per way of entry) I am posting for Naomi for her daily mile friendship

  13. Jessica Miller

    I am posting for Rachel Marie for following my blog

  14. Jessica Miller

    I am posting for Rachel Marie for being my daily mile friend

  15. Jessica Miller

    I am posting for Ali@Ali Runs for following my blog

  16. Jessica Miller

    I am posting for Ali@Ali Runs for being my daily mile friend

  17. antosdoeslife

    I am following you on twitter.

  18. antosdoeslife

    I will be putting you on my blogroll as soon as I get home from work.

  19. antosdoeslife

    I am now following your blog with the link at the top…

  20. Big Daddy Diesel

    The other day I was thinking I need a new gym bag, I am a follower

  21. Big Daddy Diesel

    I will tweet this later tonight

  22. Kim

    good work jess!! good luck I know you will do great with all the running and of course your new gym stuff!

  23. Nobel4Lit

    I followed you on Google connect!

  24. Rose

    I'm a follower!

  25. oual

    I am following bc I need a new gym bag, and bc you are too cute!

  26. oual

    Aaaaaaand I follow on Twitter

  27. Keelie Sheridan

    I'm following your blog- yay gymbags!

  28. Keelie Sheridan

    And I'm following you on Twitter!

  29. Colleen

    I'm a new follower! Glad I've found you! :)

  30. Emilie

    I'm a new follower!

  31. Emilie

    + new twitter follower :) (peasontoast)

  32. Kristin

    i now follow you on twitter! :)

  33. Kristin

    i just tweeted about your giveaway…thank you so much for your generosity

  34. Michelle

    I already follow you on twitter (@awholelotoflife)

  35. mommysgoingforarun.c

    I'm following you! (via reader)

  36. MelPeabody

    I am following your blog :)

  37. mommysgoingforarun.c

    you're my newest DailyMile friend! (mrs_stamps)

  38. MelPeabody

    also am following you on twitter! This is an awesome giveaway!!! Very generous!

  39. Jess @ Blonde Ponyta

    Thanks for checking out my blog! Now, I am following yours!!

  40. MelPeabody

    I also just added you to my blog list :)

  41. MelPeabody

    Oh yeah and I posted a blog entry about the awesome giveaway that you are doing :)

  42. MelPeabody

    Just tweeted to you about the giveaway

  43. MelPeabody

    just friended you on daily mile….I am starting to feel like a psycho ex girlfriend stalker….but I really like that bag :)

  44. MelPeabody

    and just left a comment sharing your giveaway at daily mile….ok I think I did all 7….

  45. melissadishes

    I put you in my googlereader :-)

  46. Michelle

    Coolest giveaway!! I'm going to do EVERYTHING :)To start, I just followed you on blogger

  47. Michelle

    Just retweeted your giveaway. (@awholelotoflife)Thanks again for pulling this together. :)

  48. Maia

    added you to my blogroll!! (glad I found you!)

  49. Maia

    put a link to your giveaway on my blog!

  50. anash

    I follow google connect "anash"email anashct [at] gmail [dot] comanashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  51. Jess @ Blonde Ponyta

    will follow on twitter @Blonde_Pony

  52. anash

    I blogged about your giveaway here <a href="<br />anashct at yahoo dot com

  53. anash

    I added your website to my blogroll here: <a href="<br />email: anashct[at]yahoo[dot]com

  54. anash

    I follow you on twitter @ anashctemail: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  55. anash

    friended on daily mile anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  56. Crystal

    I am a new follower :-)

  57. Crystal

    follow you on twitter

  58. Crystal

    i tweeted @cscriddle

  59. Crystal

    friended you on DM!

  60. Cassie

    Shoes, watch, iPod, socks, sports bra, water, lock, and sometimes my entire purse and my lunch bag! I could really use a bigger bag! Running outside along the shores of lake superior is my favorite, but in the gym I love using the indoor track and watching whatever class or activity is going on in the studio space in the middle of the track. I enjoy entertainment!

  61. Crystal

    posted giveaway on DM :-) ps: i grew up in NH (hour outside of Boston)and now I live in TX- rest of my fam is still in NH. I hope the snow isn't trapping you inside!! My family is getting hit hard!

  62. amanda

    I love this giveway. I really need a gym bag. The strap broke on my old one. Fingers crossed.

  63. amanda

    I'm a new daily mile buddy.

  64. amanda

    I posted a note about your giveaway on daily mile.

  65. amanda

    Will be sharing your giveaway in tomorrows blog.

  66. runaroundaroo

    I am a follower of the blog!

  67. Clarkie

    Added you as a friend on daily mile

  68. Clarkie

    Added you as a friend on twitter.

  69. Clarkie

    Added ya to my blogroll

  70. Clarkie

    Following you using the follow button.

  71. LoriV.

    I'm following your blog!

  72. theAlmostRunner

    Hey girl… I'm following you (and thanks for the comment on my last post. Encouragement is always a plus) :)

  73. Danielle

    friended on daily mile

  74. wesa121

    I am now following you : )

  75. Michelle

    I love spin class and sprint intervals on the treadmill.

  76. Jennica

    I'm now following your blog!

  77. Jennica

    and I added you to my blogroll!

  78. Jenna Z

    I follow your blog via GFC.

  79. Jenna Z

    I friended you on dailymile

  80. Jenna Z

    I follow you on twitter (corgipants)

  81. mountain_racer

    Follow this blog

  82. mountain_racer

    follow on twitter

  83. mountain_racer

    Friend (requested) on dailymile

  84. mountain_racer

    added to blog roll

  85. Run with Jess

    I'm a follower now!

  86. Run with Jess

    I friended you on dailymile.

  87. Run with Jess

    Adding you to my blog roll…

  88. Run with Jess

    I'll post a link to this page on my giveaways tab for you.BTW – cute blog name! Love it!

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