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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Shoes For Me and You Too!!! Giveaway!

It's officially back to school season and that means it's a good time to update your wardrobe.  The changing seasons are always a good sign that it's time to update with a couple of new pieces.  As athletes we have to remember to update both our fitness and non-fitness wardrobes! Stay tuned to the bottom of this post for an exciting giveaway!

I got started on updating my wardrobe with some new shoes purchases...
Womens Saucony ProGrid Omni 11 Running Shoe
First up, I took advantage of the tax free holiday in August to pick up another pair of Saucony Grid Omni 11 running shoes and SuperFeet DMP insoles. These insoles ensure that I have great stability and support for my feet.  I've noticed less blisters from this pair of insoles so that's a big bonus on top of the tax free savings!

Next, I moved into specialty apparel.  I had an evening wedding to go to and wanted a new dressy sandal.  The shoes were pretty comfortable until the dancing portion of the evening.  My foot kept sliding forward and the peep toe was hurting from that.  I love fancy shoes even though I don't wear them that often.
New flats on the left, old on the right.
In my everyday shoe crusade, I was looking for a new black flat to replace a pair that have no structure or cushioning to them and found a cute pair on sale.  Unfortunately, I need to break them in...thankfully I had some extra shoes at work because just a few hours into the day and I had cut both heels.  I think I'll check out the Pinterest rage for breaking in your shoes and see if that works!

And lastly, the shoes that I have been most excited about.  Cowboy boots! Last month I told you all about attending the Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged conference.  One of the sponsors was Country Outfitter and part of their sponsor program provided paid registrants with the opportunity to participate in an outreach campaign.  I was so excited since I've never had boots before and I was even more excited to go on a fitting adventure and find out that cowboy boots would fit my legs!
Women's Cowboy Boots
I spent hours pouring over the Country Outfitter website reviewing the different brands and styles.  In the end I decided on a pair by Tony Lama the Women's Dusty Cherokee boot.  One of the big things that I was looking at was toe shape...and their site helps you search by brand, boot type, or toe box!  We got our boots at the conference just in time for a fun party where we learned some jig dancing from a local fiddler.  The boots were super comfy and felt great!  I wore them with a denim skirt and can't wait to include them in my Friday casual wardrobe this fall at work. 
Rocking out my Tony Lama's during the conference!

Chances are you are just like me and spend a lot of your time in running or other athletic shoes.  It's time to refresh your casual wardrobe and Country Outfitter is here to help.  One of you will win a $150 gift certificate that you can use to update your wardrobe with some new boots.  I just know that you'll love them too.  This contest is open to both men and women since Country Outfitter stocks boots for all, even kids!

Did you get that...$150 gift certificate can be yours!!! All you have to do it enter!


To enter:
MANDATORY - follow this link to submit your email address so that you too can receive occasional updates on new products and exciting announcements.  Leave a comment telling me you have completed this step!

Bonus Entries - Leave a comment for each that you complete. Please make sure your comment identifies you or your email so that I can contact you if you win.

1) Like Running with Whit on Facebook here
2) Like Country Outfitter on Facebook here (They run some great contests so you'll enjoy their page!)
3) Share this Giveaway via Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest by linking back to this contest post. 

Important Notes:
Disclosure: Country Outfitter provided me with boots to review free of charge. 
Eligibility: Contest is open to US Residents and must be 18 years or older to enter.  No purchase necessary to win. 
Timing: Contest entries will be accepted until September 30th.  Winner will be announced on October 1st!




104 comments:

  1. OMG...the boots are so cute! I have never been a big fan of cowboy boots. But for some reason I HAVE to have a pair! I think Colorado has rubbed off on this west coast gal! I submitted my email Country Outfitter!

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  2. I just posted on facebook (I tagged your FB page)

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  3. Yay!! I've never had boots before so I'd LOVE to win! I submitted my email address.

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  4. I "Liked" Country Outfitters on Facebook.

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  5. I shared the giveaway on Facebook!

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  6. I submitted my email to win! I haven't had boots since I was a lil girl

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  7. I shared on Facebook/Twitter
    @smalltownmojo

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  8. I submitted my email! Love the new styles.

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  9. I liked Country Outfitters and submitted my name for boot contest! So cool!

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  10. I entered the contest and hope to win the boots.

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  11. Pick me!
    I liked your fb page that I didn't know you even had, like CO on fb, tweeted and shared on pinterest!!!

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  12. Girl I need a pair that match the magic tutu, then it's ON for another trip at Loco Ropes!

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  13. I signed up for their email updates. I love that they have Ariat boots...love their footwear! Thanks!

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  14. Signed up for email from them. Kristidunnam@yahoo.com

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  15. Liked your page! Kristidunnam@yahoo.com

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  16. Liked their page. Kristidunnam@yahoo.com

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  17. I like Country Outfitters on FB!

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  18. Sent my email- funny timing, since my husband and I were talking about cowboy boots on Friday night, and how I need a real pair!

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  19. I entered my email and liked Country Outfitter on facebook!

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  20. I entered on country outfitters!
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  21. I Like Running with Whit on Facebook

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  22. I Like Country Outfitter on Facebook

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  23. I shared on fb https://www.facebook.com/meredith.montgomery.98/posts/501400186554749

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  24. I entered my email through the mandatory link :)

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  25. I liked Running With Whit on FB!

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  26. LIKED COUNTRY OUTFITTERS ON FB!

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  27. I SIGNED UP WITH COUNTRY OUTFITTERS.

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  28. I left my email address!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  29. I like you on FB (Alaine Elise)
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  30. I follow Country Outfitters on FB
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  31. Done! I would LOVE to win thanks :) Shauna
    tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

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  32. I like you on Facebook (an din real life)

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  33. I LIKE Country Outfitter on Facebook.

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  34. I entered on Country Outfitter

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  35. I like Country Outfitter on Facebook

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  36. I shared this contest on Facebook

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  37. liked CO on Facebook: caorlyn gonzalez

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  38. liked you on FB; carolyn gonzalez

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  39. I retweeted your post on Twitter!

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  40. I submitted my email on the form you linked to.

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  41. I am already following Country Outfitters facebook page.

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  42. I pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/225461525066336112/

    thank you! love the boots!

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  43. I've signed up to win! Thank you for the opportunity :)

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  44. I also have liked the Country Outfitter facebook page :)

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  45. Hey wHitney! I subscribed to email updates from Country Outfitters!

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  46. Hey wHit! I subscribed to email updates from Country Outfitters!

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  47. I liked Country Outfitters on FB!

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  48. I liked your Facebook page and country outfitters! Thanks for the giveaway. Oh and I repinned it!

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  49. I signed up! And, I liked Country Outfitters and shared it on FB! Thanks!

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  50. Submitted my email address!

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  51. Submitted my email!

    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  52. Like Running with Whit on Facebook-- Wild Orchid
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  53. Like Country Outfitter on Facebook-- Wild Orchid
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  54. shared on fb--http://www.facebook.com/wild.orchid.33821/posts/468418076524258

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  55. I submitted my email :)
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  56. I Like Running with Whit on Facebook
    Laura Jacobson
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  57. I Like Country Outfitter on Facebook
    Laura Jacobson
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  58. I tweeted
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  59. I entered my email at the link posted! lebl9077@bellsouth.net Also, I follow you on GFC and twitter! @leblancpatti

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  60. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/leblancpatti/status/249903281013403648

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  61. Whitney,
    I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog. Your readers can enter there as well. Nice post:)

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  62. I entered my email and am already a fan ;)

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  63. I'm a fan of Country Outfitter on Facebook.

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  66. I completed all 3 steps! :D

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  67. And I like Country Outfitter on facebook.

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