6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Reader THANK YOU Giveaway

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!!
THANK YOU!!!

I am overwhelmed daily by the amazing Readers here. With supportive comments, advice and humor you all make each day fun in Tall Mom Land... I write from my heart, the good, the bad and the unflattering, and I am so touched to have people respond and join in my Tall Life :) I may not have time to get around to comment and thank you all, but please know that I read every comment and truly value each of you.

The wonderful Folks at Outside PR HERE love you too.. Devon put together a fun tasting of products from their Super Star clients. I am able to host Giveaways, review products because of Readers like you, THANK YOU!!!

WHAT WILL YOU WIN?Gu Brew Electrolyte Tabs HERE:
During extended training or racing, Electrolyte Tablets offer a convenient and fast way to enrich straight water (when Electrolyte Brew or an alternative may not be readily available). Ultimately the Brew Electrolyte Tablets are another offering from GU that help athlete’s keep variety in their sports nutrition regimes. Using them with other GU products such as GU Chomps is as simple as swapping them for Electrolyte Brew – an athlete should account for the lower calorie intake and possibly add an extra GU Energy Gel, Roctane or a Serving of Chomps (all roughly 100 calories).
Hydrapak Avila HERE:
The Avila (7 oz.), Hydrapak’s ultra-light race pack, is designed to provide racers and adventures alike the assurance of a secure fit from Speed Harness Ultimate Mobility Straps (SHUMS) and the reliability of the Reversible Reservoir
Ryders Eyewear Tweaker SL HERE:
The Tweaker SL is a semi-rimless design, so it enables a full field of vision with three different lenses to change out depending on your environment. The lenses are scratch-resistant, waterproof, optically correct and provide 100% UVA, UVB and UVC protection. the hydrophilic temple tips and nosepads ensure that as you get sweaty, the frames become more gripped to your face, preventing bouncing or slide. And hey, the colors are pretty sweet, too.

Pearl Izumi Men's HERE or Women's HERE In-R-Cool Top:
This is an ultimate hot weather running top with reflective elements, vented panels, moisture transfer technology and UPF 50+ tech. You get to pick size and gender.
RoadID Wrist ID Elite HERE:
The Wrist ID Elite just might be the sexiest ID in the Road ID lineup. With its rubberized band and watch-style buckle, this sleek ID has you covered on the bike, in the boardroom and everywhere in-between. It's perfect for all of your outdoor activities and knows how to play it cool at formal events. With the Elite, you get valuable peace of mind with a look that’s just right for everyday wear. Yes, we know, it's a bit more expensive. But, when you put it on, you'll know why you spent the extra money. Available in eight colors and both Original and Interactive versions. It's fully adjustable, so one size fits all


HOW DO YOU ENTER?

One comment per entry pretty please

EASY ENTRY- Leave a comment letting me know that you are a Follower/Reader, include how long you have been in the Tall Mom Bloggy Pack and how you found out about Tall Mom on the Run Blog.

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GIVEAWAY ENDS
Monday May 16th at 7AM (PST)

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Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Great giveaway Mel!

I would like to try the Gu Roctane featured on Gu's site.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I commented on FB!

Kendra said...

I love your blog and am a follower!! I think I found you by googling running and mom. I'm a fairly new runner and was looking for motivation. I found you! Lucky me :)

erindegroff said...

I've been a follower for almost a year now. Your blog is one of my favorites; I can't wait to visit each day :) I think I found your blog by clicking on a comment you left on another blog I follow :)

erindegroff said...

I'm always up for trying new Gu flavors; they have sustained me for many training runs and races.

erindegroff said...

I've been a fan of Gu on Facebook for quite some time.

erindegroff said...

Love the pink Drill glasses on the Ryders site.

erindegroff said...

I've been a fan of Ryders on Facebook for a while.

erindegroff said...

I love Pearl Izumi; I have a pair of their trail shoes, which are super-comfy. I'd love to try the Infiniti In-R-cool singlet in hot pink :)

erindegroff said...

I've been a fan of Pearl Izumi on FB for a while.

erindegroff said...

I've been a fan of OutsidePR on FB for a while.

The Happy Runner said...

I have been a Tall Mom follower for ages -- since pretty early on with your blog!

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Chocolate outrage is my favorite gu. It tastes like Hershey's syrup.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I love teh Ryders Grindhouse glasses. They totally remind me of the 80s.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

The Big Sur hydrapak is pretty awesome. But, I was born in Big Sur, so I'm a little biased.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Pearl Isumi's pearl therman hoodie, in pink? HOLY CRAP I WANT THAT!

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I have a Road ID wrist band, but I don't like to wear things on my wrist, so I'd like to test out the ankle band. In blue.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Every time a blogger mentioned Outside PR I think "I want to get in on that!" Bringing awesome products to a larger, yet still personal audiance is pretty sweet.

Darlene said...

I love the regular vanila or Chocolate Outrage GU.

Photina said...

I am a reader/follower. I have been following for about a month when I made my running blog. I found you from another running blog when I saw your 1000+++ miles club icon on their blog.

Darlene said...

I like GU on FB.

Darlene said...

I love the Ryder glasses that you have posted here! I had a black pair that I loved (but lost them.)

Photina said...

Like Gu on facebook and posted on their page.

Darlene said...

I like Ryders on FB

Photina said...

Like Ryder on facebook and posted on their page.

Photina said...

Like Hydrapack on facebook and posted on their page.

Photina said...

Like Pearl Izumi on facebook and posted on their page.

Photina said...

Have liked RoadID on facebook for a while but still posted on their page.

Photina said...

Like OutsidePR on facebook and posted on their page.

Darlene said...

I have followed your blog since you first started (2-3 yrs). LOVE LOVE IT!!

Darlene said...

I like HydroPak on Fb & I commented.

Photina said...

My friend Tyler does the Relay for Life each year in memory of his grandmother. This year I donated to him to help him get over his halfway mark to his goal of $2000.

Photina said...

I commented on your Boston Marathon Race post.

Suzy said...

I'm a follower. I've been following since…your 100th or so post. I have no idea how long ago that was.

Suzy said...

I've only ever tried GU chomps and basic gels, so I'd love love to try their recovery packet. I love recovery drinks.

Suzy said...

Ryders site is awesome. I'd love to try out the hex sunglasses..in pink.

Suzy said...

I like Ryders on FB.

Photina said...

I love the wrist elite and shoe ID's on roadid. The wrist elite is really comfortable and can be worn all the time which helps me since I am diabetic.

Darlene said...

I think the HydraPak vest would beuseful for hiking or the gel bottle for the treadmill.

Suzy said...

I like the Pearl iZumi products I have. Their site is great. I would love to try the W Fly Sport Tank.

Suzy said...

Road ID has a new Wrist ID slim I'd love to try out.

Suzy said...

I am part of the Tall Mom 1,000+++ Club.

Suzy said...

I have not raised money, but I try to donate as needed. The last runner I donated to was Stephanie at http://runtohealth.blogspot.com/.

Suzy said...

I commented on your Boston Marathon Race Report.

Darlene said...

I like Pearl Izumi on FB

Photina said...

The strawberry banana Gu is my favorite.

Sam's Minions (aka parents- Angie and Brian) said...

I have been reading your blog for about 12 months now.

I can't remember exactly how I found you, but it was probably through another blog that had you on their blogroll.

KG ProdDev said...

Following you (facebook) for about a month now, since you contacted me about OneGoodEarbud.

Claudia said...

I am a follower.
I found you last year in October (while googeling "tall running tights") and was so touched by what you went through. I went through the same in October 2009, when I lost my dad.

Darlene said...

I've heard great things about their running shoes - SYNCROGUIDE III - would love to try them!!

Darlene said...

I am already a fan of Road ID on FB.

CharieT said...

I like GU on Facebook'!

Tiffany said...

This is the giveaway for me! I have a 15.5 mile trail run at the end of May that is cupless and I don't have a good running pack and I have broken my last pair of sunglasses so I am now forced to use my back up pair!

I went to Gu's website and it also reminded me I need to go to the store to get some. I love the GU coffee and vanilla flavored gus. I would love to try the Brew stuff.

Sam's Minions (aka parents- Angie and Brian) said...

Like Hydrapak on Facebook
Angela wilson

Photina said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

@PhotinaH and @MyRunningTales

Sam's Minions (aka parents- Angie and Brian) said...

commented on Boston Marathon Race Report

Darlene said...

I'd like the slim wrist Road ID.

Tiffany said...

I - Liked Gu on Facebook and posted on their page "TallMomontherun.com sent me".

Claudia said...

Chocolate Outrage Gu is awesome!
I like that best, even though the other flavors made me curious. I need to try the Lemon.

kimert said...

I've been following your blog for about a year now. I can't keep up! But I love being a Bloggy Pack Member! I think I found your blog through another blog....

Marie said...

Awesome packed giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

Marlene said...

Wow this really *IS* epic! Thanks for the heads up! I haven't made it around bloggy land yet today.

Of course I am a follower... have been for about 2 years now, since just after your first marathon. :) I think I found you by following a comment you left somewhere else.

Darlene said...

I already like Outside PR on FB.

LauraElaine said...

Hi Mel! I have been following you for almost a year, I found you through Jamie and Running Diva Mom. Great blog!

LauraElaine said...

I am HUGE fan of Gu Chomps!

Marlene said...

I like Gu and told them you sent me!

Tiffany said...

I liked Ryders on Facebook and posted on their page "TallMomontherun.com sent me".

LauraElaine said...

I like Gu on FB

Marie said...

I've raised money for the Massey Cancer Center in Richmond when I ran the Monument Av. 10K race there. Currently raising money for Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure and for LUNGevity Foundation. Thank you!

Marlene said...

I like Ryder and told them you sent me too. :)

Marlene said...

Same for Hydrapak!

Marlene said...

And Pearl Izumi.

Marlene said...

And RoadID

Marlene said...

and finally, Outside PR. ;)

Marie said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog!

http://whysheruns.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Marlene said...

I'm a 1000+++ Club member!

Marlene said...

I have donated AND fundraised!

Darlene said...

I am part of the 1000 miles club

Marlene said...

Of course I commented on your race report. :D

Darlene said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog.

Marlene said...

Oh boy, I can't wait to see how many entries you accumulate. :)

Tweeted!!! (you need to join the twitter fun!)

Claudia said...

I like the HydraPak Avila - it would be awesome for some distances I am planning to run.

theAlmostRunner said...

I've never tried GU, but I'd definitely like to try the chocolate!

Claudia said...

I am a 1000+++ Club member :-)

theAlmostRunner said...

All the Ryder products are amazing! The Tweaker is super hardcore looking, but who cares.. I'd try em!

theAlmostRunner said...

I like Ryders on FB!

theAlmostRunner said...

Of all the Hydrapaks, I like the Avila the best.

theAlmostRunner said...

With the Road ID stuff, I think I'd try an ankle band!

theAlmostRunner said...

I like Hydrapak on FB!

theAlmostRunner said...

I like Hydrapak on FB!

theAlmostRunner said...

Pearl Izumi stuff is so amazing, but a little expensive! I would LOVE a pair of their shoes.

Darlene said...

I raised $500 for the Susan Komen when I ran the Race for the Cure in 2009.

theAlmostRunner said...

I like Road ID on FB!

theAlmostRunner said...

I like Road ID on FB!

theAlmostRunner said...

I like Road ID on FB!

Darlene said...

also posted your giveaway on FB.

theAlmostRunner said...

I'm definitely a follower, but it's been so long I can't remember who sent me here! : )

Becka said...

I like GU on FB

Becka said...

I am a member of 1,000 miles

Becka said...

I love Pearl Izumi! They were my running shoes until I discovered newtons. Never tried their apparel though.

Cynthia Michener said...

yes, i have been following your blog, your dailymile and Facebook. You are an inspiration!!!

Karen said...

NICE! I have been following for almost a year I guess. You definitely inspire :)

Karen said...

Would love to try the GU brew tablets!

Karen said...

I did the Relay for Life a few years ago - managed to raise a little over $2000 so was pretty proud of that considering I hate asking people for anything! :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I am a follower. I found your site because my own blogging starting taking a new focus; running, family, fitness. I was looking for others who blogged about the same thing. Thanks to bloggers keywords, I found you. One of the very first blogs I offically started to follow. So glad I did! (actual date that I clicked follow, I don't know. It's been quite a while.)
Thanks for the journey so far and a great giveaway.

Karen said...

Checked out the Outside PR website - had no idea they were connected to so many bloggers. cool... :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

On the GU site I already have my fav. They have carried me through my ultras. Roctane GUs! Pineapple is my new fav from the 50 miler. I don't really like cherry/lime.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I am a fan of Gu on FB and said hello from you.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I liked Ryders on FB and said hi there too.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I like Hydrapak on FB and said you sent me.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

On Hydrapak's site I love the Reyes Hydrapak. I love the color displayed but can't figure out which of the colors listed it is. It looks orange but in the write up only red would be close to the display photo and in the order box only blue and brown are listed. Odd.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I liked Pearl Izumi on FB and told them you sent me by.

Julie said...

I'm a follower but I'm not sure for how long. I used to just have you bookmarked and then finally made our relationship "official" with a follow :D

I don't remember whose blog I found you through...but I do remember it was from another PNW blog.

Julie said...

I've raised money through TNT for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through 4 seasons. It's a blast! and for such a great cause that is so close to my heart.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I like Pearl Izumi's thermal tights. I know I don't need them now but my tights finally gave out (aka ripped in the middle) and I live in them when it get cold. I'll have to save up!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I like Road ID on Fb and said hi from you!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Like most Road Id lovers, I am wanting a mew slim wrist Id. I'm thinking maybe orange.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I tole Outside PR that you sent me by!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

FYI: Your Outside PR and Ryder links (to sites) are not working.

On Outside PR, I like their About us section and blog.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

1,000+++ Club member. Yipee.

Did we get a spreadsheet link yet? What happend to the DM challenge? Are the totals worked out?

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I have given to a few bloggers but I usually give locally. I donate to the charity events we have in my (very) small town. Unfortunately, it is usually an event for an ill child that ganders the most help. There is something about a child in need that will make me dig beyond our family's usually charity efforts.

Kara said...

This is a great giveaway! I liked Gu on FB!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Shared your giveaway link on FB.

I'll start praying for you now since you will have an unbelieveable number of entries to deal with on this one and I can only imagine the effort of a giveaway this big! Thanks.

Julie Y. said...

I'm a member of Tall Mom 1,000+ club

Rene' said...

i am a follower. i have followed you for over a year now. I think that I found you on T's blog, maybe you commented or something. glad that I found you. i love your blog.

Julie Y. said...

I posted this on my blog:)

Julie Y. said...

I posted this give-away on FB

Julie Y. said...

I raised $500 for Relay For Life this Friday!!

Julie Y. said...

I've been a follower for about a year now. Found you by blog hoppin' :) I love reading all your race re-caps and your running quotes/thoughts/inspiring messages! Thanks Mel :)

Jia said...

I follow your blog via GFC as Jia. I started reading your blog a few months back. I'm training for my first full marathon this year (Portland Marathon) and I was looking for running blogs to get some tips. I'm really happy to find your blog because not only I get great tips on running I also live in the Seattle area.

Thanks!

Jia said...

I would like to try GU Recovery Brew

Jia said...

Ryder Ollie in HOT pink looks super cute!

Jia said...

Hydrapak in Reyes is a nice orange color.

Jia said...

Pearl Izumi W FLY JKT in white is super cute.

Jia said...

the Wrist ID Slim pink is nice! I'm small so it would fit me just right!

Kiley said...

I'm a follower & found tall mom from someones side bar linking the 1000 club. Had to check it out!!

Kiley said...

I blogged it - http://dailyvitaminf.blogspot.com/2011/04/total-giveaway-tuesday-11.html

Running, Loving, Living said...

I am a follower via GFC, I've found you about a month ago on Run with Jess's Blogroll!! Great giveaway!!

Running, Loving, Living said...

I like Outside PR on facebook.

Tiffany said...

I love their small Hydrapak running camelbaks and $45 is a good deal.

Tiffany said...

I liked Hydrapak on Facebook and posted on their page "TallMomontherun.com sent me".

Tiffany said...

I am 1000 mile club runner =)

Tiffany said...

I posted about the giveaway:

http://colorado-mama.blogspot.com/2011/04/awesome-giveaway.html

Catey said...

Faithful follower! Honestly I don't even remember how I found your blog or when, but it was quite a while ago, I remember being excited for you when you hit 200 followers, then being super excited when you hit 333! :)

Amanda said...

I'm a follower.

Penny said...

I follow, I found you from another bloggers sidebar. Not sure when I started reading your blog. I started blogging in Jan of this year.

Penny said...

I would like to try GU ROCTANE. On their website.

Amanda said...

posted on my blog sidebar

Amanda said...

I like Gu on Facebook

Amanda said...

I like the pearl Izumi sun sleeves

Amanda said...

I like Road ID on facebook

Amanda said...

Tall Mom 1000+++ club member. Woot!

Amanda said...

Walking and raising funds this weekend for the March of Dimes-March for Babies walk. I'm supporting my friend who has struggled with pre-term births, hoping to help prevent more.

tink said...

I have been a follower ever since our first run together, which was a long run with the fleet feet crew out in orting.
Tall Mom even inspired to start my own blog. :)
http://beboldrunwild.blogspot.com/

Carla said...

I'm a follower, since maybe January?

happybzymama said...

I am a member of 1000+ in 2011. Love the shirts!

Megan said...

I want some Gu Electrolyte tablets! I tried the ZYM ones, and I love them!

Megan said...

liked "Gu" on FB and told them you sent me!

Megan said...

I have been a follower for a few months. I found you through one of your Tall Mom blog links on someone else's page.

Megan said...

I want the ROADID original wristband!

Megan said...

I like the Hydrapack "Reyes" model. Bright and cheery!

Megan said...

"liked" Pearlizumi on FB and told them you sent me

Megan said...

I went to Pearlizumi.com and I love their running tops (singlets)

Megan said...

When given a choice of who to donate to, my husband and I choose St. Jude's hospital.

Megan said...

Tweeted the giveaway! This one's a bad mamma jamma!

Shelby said...

I follow you!!

Penny said...

Already like GU on fb. Left comment that TMOTR sent me.

Penny said...

Visited Ryders website love the Hex in pink.

Penny said...

Already like Ryders on fb. Left comment you sent me.

Penny said...

Visted Hydrapak and love the Soquel pak.

Penny said...

Liked Hydrapak on fb and left comment that you sent me

Penny said...

Visted Pearl Izumi and love their w's fly compression short.

Penny said...

Already like RoadId on fb and left comment that you sent me.

ajh said...

I'm a follower.

ajh said...

Recently donated to Relay for life.

ajh said...

1000 club member.

DaphneB said...

I have been a follower for probably around a year now. I love reading your opinions and your training tips and motivation are wonderful!

DaphneB said...

I have donated and am participating in the March of Dimes March for Babies this weekend. I am also running in the Susan G Komen 5k next month.

ajh said...

Commented on your Boston Marathon post.

DaphneB said...

I really really want a RoadID. It was on my Christmas wish list last year and Santa didn't come through so it looks like I'm on my own! =-P

Richelle said...

I've been a member of the pack since late 2010. I found your blog through Marlene's.

Richelle said...

I'd like to try the Gu Roctane.

Richelle said...

I like the Road ID Elite in blue.

Richelle said...

I like Gu on FB.

Richelle said...

I like Road ID on FB.

Richelle said...

I'm pretty sure I left a comment on your race report.

Richelle said...

I regularly give to Compassion International and Compasio. I also recently donated $100 to my friend Laurie who is raising money for the humane society's Walk For Animals.

nan said...

I follow your blog! I think I've been reading since January, but I just signed up to follow. :)

nan said...

I like the pink vinyl-ish Road ID the best!

nan said...

Liked Gu on Facebook. (tee hee). I do love pineapple gu, though.

Kristi said...

I'm a follower. I've been reading your blog for a month or so. I find most blogs by clicking on links from other running blogs, so I'm sure that's how I found you!

Kristi said...

I'd like to try any (and all) of the Gu Brew products.

Kristi said...

I "liked" Gu on Facebook.

Kristi said...

I'd like to try the Ryder "Drill" sunglasses. Love the purple color. I'm a junkie for sunglasses- I have 2 pairs for running because 1 is almost always missing. I don't have a purple pair, though!

Kristi said...

I "liked" Ryders Eyewear on Facebook.

Kristi said...

The Gel-Bot from Hydrapak looks pretty neat!

Kristi said...

I "liked" Hydrapak on Facebook.

Kristi said...

The Infinity Run Skirt from Pearl Izumi looks cool- interesting how you can detach the skirt and have just the shorts underneath.

track coach and adorable wife said...

Well, I will do the easy entry right now! I am a bloggy pack member, and am coming up on my one year anniversary. I first found out about you from Stacie and have been totally glad I began stalking you ever since!

Kristi said...

I "liked" Pearl Izumi on FB.

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