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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

{cross}fit to be tied

I just got home from my 5th on-ramp CrossFit workout.  (These are the newbie workouts where you learn how to do all the moves before you actually join the real class.  Just one more class before I'm ready to grad-jee-ate!)  Today we did shoulder presses in a couple different variations, each harder than the first.  At one point I asked the trainer if my lack of ability to get the bar up One.More.Time meant I was too weak mentally or too weak physically?  He said physically. Hmmm, I guess that's the better one...

Anywho, if you haven't guessed it already- I'm still not running.  Well, I am running 3-4 mile stretches at a time. I guess what I mean is I'm still not training.  No races in sight. I sold both of the marathon entries that I had bought for this spring.  Eh. Whatcha gonna do.  I've signed up for CrossFit while my heel heals. (Heel heals?)  Although, I've already pulled a muscle working out there so I'm not really sure it is the best way to get better.  It will keep my mind off of the races I'm missing, though. And that's worth the $100/mo, in my opinion.  Maybe I will even find some long lost muscles while I'm at it.

You could say that I've been avoiding my blog because it's too sad a reminder that I'm not running a marathon next weekend. And you'd be right. Mostly. I've also just stopped prioritizing my blog posts and a crazy thing happened- I started prioritizing other things right in it's place! For shame! I know, I know.  But enough about Facebook, on to why I'm posting today.

A GIVEAWAY!

Yep.  OnlineShoes.com contacted me a couple of months ago to host a Mommy and Me giveaway for KEEN shoes.  After I checked out the shoes online, I knew this was a giveaway I wanted to be involved with.  Cute stuff!  (And something for this stinker, too!)

So, after a tough, tough decision, I picked out the very cute KEEN Auckland mary janes for myself and the very durable Coronado Lace shoes for Little Red.  I got them a couple of days ago and right away, was really impressed with the style of the shoes. I'm a comfort-over-style kind of mom so I wear my running shoes all.the.time.  But guess what? These shoes are cute and comfortable. Bonus!  In fact, I'm wearing them now.  Let me just get the laptop to the floor to take a pic...

See??
Cute, right?  Little Red wore his shoes to school the other day and I asked him how they felt when he got home and he said (with all the enthusiasm over shoes that a 6 yr old can muster), "They felt fine."  haha Well, they looked cute and I *heart* the rubber toe, especially for him. They will surely take a beating and they def look like they can handle it.  Let me see if I can get him to try them on for you guys...

Sockless Joe
You can't see the shoes as well as I had hoped but I think that is about all the modeling I'm going to get out of him.  Trust me when I tell you they are just what you want in a pair of shoes for your little one. Sturdy and stylish.

On to how you can win these shoes for yourself-

1) Be a follower on this blog. Leave a comment telling me how much you miss me!  (Okay, okay. I won't make you do that. Just tell me you are a follower.) ;)

2) Check out KEEN on OnlineShoes.com and let me know in a 2nd comment what you think you'll like about KEEN shoes.

A lucky random winner will win their own pair of Women's KEEN Auckland Mary Janes and kids' KEEN Coronado Lace in whatever size or color you'd like. Nice!

(U.S. Residents only.)

Disclaimer: KEEN provided the shoes to me free of charge to review. The opinions are my own.

Good luck!!


35 comments:

  1. I follow you!! What treatments are you doing for your PF? I have PF and I think I"ve tried everything for help! 

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  2. What I like about the Keen shoes is the large amount of variety in sandals. A pretty big selection! 

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  3. I follow :) (as Chris in GFC)

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  4. I love how comfortable Keen shoes appear to be!

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  5. Oh how I do miss you!!  And I have been a follower for a couple of years now. :)

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  6. We just got home from a trip to Hawaii and everyone in the family had a pair of Keens for hiking on the lava rock - we love them!

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  7. Hi Alicia... just came across your blog.  I'm a new follower and would love, love, love to win a pair of Keen!

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  8. I have one pair of Keen shoes that I received second hand from a friend and I absolutely love them.  The Auckland maryjanes that you got look so, so comfortable yet super stylish at the same time.

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  9. I started following your blog! 

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  10. Everyone raves about the comfort of Keens. I'd love to try the Mary Janes :)   www.kris-lawrence.com

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  11. Hi there! I just stumbled across your blog, so I'm a new blog follower via GFC (April G). 

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  12. I LOVE that Keen shoes are made with recycled materials! Plus they are really cute. ;)

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  13. Following AliciaRuns.... hopefully I can keep up ;)

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  14. Would love me a pair of Keens!  I love Keens!  My husband owns about 6 pair... so I know how great these shoes are!  They are super cute, and they have purpose (other than making you look good).

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  15. I love new shoes!!!  Jackson and I would look GREAT!!!

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  16. Just looked at their website! Sooo cute!   You know how much we are outside during the summer, these would be wonderful to have!  I could be comfortable while up in the mountains and have cute shoes at the same time!!  

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  17. I am a follower jenw435@gmail.com

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  18. They are blue athletic shoes :)

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  19. I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

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  20. I think I'll like the supportive midsole of the Mary Janes.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

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  21. I'm a follower!
    Also, I'm in awe of people who do CrossFit. It looks so hard core. I would love to do it, but I don't think I'd make it through 10 minutes :( I also know what you mean about staying away from you blog while injured. I've been kind of hiding for about 6 months now. Starting to come out of my hiding place though... Hope your running keeps getting better! Just focus on how far you've come, rather than how far to go!

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  22. I like the toe protection of Keen shoes. And they've got great styles!

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  23. I am a follower and MISS your posts!  How are ya?

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  24. Keen are so COMFY!  love there shoes!

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  25. I'm a follower! And I love keen shoes!

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  26. I am following! I also adore KEENs!

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  27. I think I will like having a pair of Mary Jane's! Have never had any, and can be seen schlepping around in my trusty Keen Venice H2s most of the year, whether they compliment my outfit or not! My son could be accused of the same thing!

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  28. I like that they're designed for comfort, but are still cute!

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  29. I love that they are designed for the pedal.....just began biking again. :)

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