March 13, 2012

Bondi Band - Read about why the Bondi Band rocks and enter to win one!

Let me preface by saying...I'm not a runner.  I'm not athletic.  I'm barely above a couch potato.

Now let me say...that's not true anymore!  

In January, I'd finally had it with my weight-gaining slow-moving ways.  I started doing a little program called C25K (Couch to 5K), which is a beginner's running program.  Along the way, I discovered a very cool product: BondiBands.

Before you quit reading, know this: BondiBands are for everyone.  You, your kids, your husband, your dog.  You who exercise and you who don't.  You who sweat, and  you who have hair. And probably even you who don't have hair!

Bondi Bands are made to wick sweat away from  your forehead (or your whole head, or your neck, or possibly even your arms) while exercising.  But they're so cool that they're fabulous just for holding your hair back off your face.  Their Fashion line has some seriously fun designs.  I think I want one for every outfit!

From Bondi Band:
Our products are unisex, 100% American Made and perfect to be worn on their own or under other hats, helmets and visors.  Using stretchy, breathable material, allows Bondi Bands to fit virtually every head size and shape. Our fashion lycra fabric is fun and great for every day. In warm weather, our “No Slip, No Drip” moisture wicking headbands are great to wick away sweat, keep hair back and ear buds in ears and in colder weather they are also great to keep your ears warm.  Bondi Band donates 10% of pretax profits to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. We also offer customized products.

The kind folks at BondiBand sent me a headband to try, along with another to give away to a lucky reader!

Until recently, I've been using a knit headband that I made for myself.  Knit, as in, made out of yarn.  It was great for winter to keep my ears warm, but it didn't wash very well and it didn't wick sweat well either.  I happened to get my sample BondiBand in the mail right before my first 5K race, which was Saturday.  Perfect timing!

The weather was a nice 45 degrees, but I still sweat a few buckets along the 3.1 mile route.  At one point, I touched my Bondi Band to see how it was doing.  It was soaked!  But sweat wasn't dripping into my eyes, so it was doing its job.  Once I finished the race, I left the headband in place.  It was literally dry within minutes.  Plus, it kept my hair out of my face for the whole run and it was really comfortable.  I forgot I was wearing it, as least until one of the gals at Mile 2 said "Great job!  I LOVE your headband!"  I wanted to shout "It's a BondiBand!"  but I was too busy breathing.  :)

I also have kind of a big head, so a lot of headbands slip off or hurt to wear.  Not BondiBand!  I wore it for probably 3-4 hours on Saturday and it didn't hurt at all and it never slipped out of place.  They're very stretchy so they'll fit anyone.

Me, pre-race, sporting my BondiBand!  And me near the end of the race, cool and smooth in my BondiBand!
In the end, I beat both of my personal running goals and I actually placed 2nd in my age class, earning me a cool green ribbon.  My next race is April 28 and I'm ordering BondiBands to match the race's theme!

I mentioned that BondiBands are also for kids, right?  BondiBand also sent a sample for my 6 year old daughter!  Here's her guest review:

I like the BondiBand because it's pretty and I love to wear it under my bangs.  When I played soccer it worked really good.  It fits good.  At first it rolled my hair up, but then when I started wearing it under my bangs, it soaked up a lot of sweat. And it fit a lot better under my bangs.  It's really good!  (Mommy's note: she not only wore it for soccer, but all night long and all the next day!)
Before soccer practice * During soccer

And now for the giveaways!  BondiBand has graciously provided us with two bands for giving away.  One is adult sized and one is child sized. 

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BondiBand products:
*ponytail hats
*pigtail hats
*neck gators
*kids' headbands
*dog kerchiefs
*swim caps
*Custom BondiBands
*and more!

Enter the giveaway by clicking "read more" below and then submit your entries via Rafflceopter!

Winner of our Baltic Amber Trophy Tuesday Giveaway is...

Congrats to Nicole B!  She's the lucky winner of last week's Trophy Tuesday Giveaway! 

Nicole will receive a Knickernappies Baltic Amber Teething Bracelet or Necklace in the color of her choice!  Thank you all for entering, we hope you all will give amber a try for your little ones teething pain relief.

Nicole, please check your email for instructions on how to claim your prize.