I honestly thought I’d never break double digits in minimalist shoes. Of course, lately I can’t seem to run single digits in regular running shoes, so I was beginning to wonder if my days running anything longer than a 10K were over. I’m happy to say they are not. Today I’m a little sore (but who wouldn’t be after their first double digit run in almost a year?), my calf is a little tight and cranky, and the balls of my feet are a little roughed up. All in all, I would say it was a successful venture.
In other news, Sparkly Soul sent me two headbands to review (and offered two more for my readers!). I’ve now run in them a couple of times and worn one to yoga once. I even wore one running with my hair down (something I pretty much never do). I have to say they were awesome. I did have to make sure I didn’t push it too far back, but other than that they performed great when running and the sweatier I got, the better they clung. I wore the thin one to pilates and it came off, but I was doing something that had my head on the ground. This is where I should insert a picture of me wearing one LOL, but the self pictures I took made me look insane and no one is here to take a pic for me.
Want two of your own? Just check out the Sparkly Soul website and leave a comment as to which colors you want. Winner will receive one thin and one thick headband in the colors of their choice. Giveaway ends Tuesday, February 14th at midnight. One winner will be chosen at random from all entries.
Not willing to wait? Sparkly Soul is offering a 15% discount for the month of February. Just enter FITFLUENTIAL during check out.
Disclaimer: Sparkly Soul gave me two headbands to review and is providing two headbands for the winner. All opinions are my own.
44 thoughts on “10 miles in Vibrams and a Sparkly Soul Giveaway”
Congrats on the 10 miles. Kick butt! Tweeting about your giveaway now =)
I’d like either the sparkly black or silver headbands to go with pretty much all of my workout gear and wardrobe!
10 in vibs, that’s impressive! i’d wear ’em til the rubber got cracked or a hole personally. but i have no idea what the recommended life is. i’m sure shorter so that you go and buy a new pair to give them more business…
I LOVE those headbands! (I’m actually wearing one right now!) I would choose blue…or green…or… 🙂
OUCH! My calves started hurting just reading about ten miles in those. What colors should i choose?????????? HA
If I had been planning more in advance I would have picked up some of these in bright p ink for the race this weekend…..drats!
I was just eyeing their website last night! Black and blue (lol, no, really). Assuming you let your overseas peeps participate, that is. 🙂
Nice work on the run! I like the black and the green headbands. I’m still searching for a headband that will stay put on my head – maybe this is the one!
SWEET double digits! Certainly a great day for it.
Wow. I can’t imagine running that far in those shoes, but then again, I saw a guy run the VA 10 miler barefoot.
I would pick blue and ice pink. They don’t match my clothes, but they look fun.
Congrats on the run!
I would have to pick the skinny green and the wide black even though I really want one of each. 🙂
It’s not even early, so I must be tired… I missed a letter in my name.
I’d love to win a blue one and a silver one..or maybe a pink one..ha ha!! Love ’em! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com
I’m super impressed by your mileage in the toe shoes (my husband refuses to call them anything else). How long does a pair normally last?
Oh, and orange and silver would be the best colors for headbands!!!
Very nice run! You’ve progressed really nicely with the BF and nearly BF. You should be proud of that!
way to go! That’s awesome about the run!
I love the blinged out headbands. I would get hot pink or silver.
Great run!! I would LOVE a black headband or the hot pink 🙂
I would like a thick black one and a thin red one.
Congrats on a great run! I am a minimalist runner as well. My best advice to you is just make sure you are watching your form. When I started with the Vibrams my calfs and heels were killing me. I worked on running with more of a mid foot strike rather than heel striking and it really helped.
Congratulations on the long run! I hope your calf calms down soon.
Those sparkly headbands are fun. I’d love to try a thin hot pink and a thick blue headband.
Great job on the long Vibram run! I know the excited feeling as I can remember when I first hit then miles in my Vibrams – it’s like it opens up the long distance world in new feet again! The furthest I’ve gone to date in them I think is 14 miles; so often my feet WANT them when I’m in my other running shoes. Love that. 😀
GREAT giveaway! Always wanted to try these out…I would go for the wide silver and thin orange…although they’re all so incredible! Hard to choose. 😉 Thanks!
I like the orange and the blue. Great run in those vff’s keep it up girl. You are doing great.
Good job on the run. It’s been a long way back for you but you’re getting there.
I ran 9 miles (plus the extra 1/2 mile back to the house) in my Vibram’s. My longest run to date. My toes were cold, and that was my only complaint.
I can’t wear standard running shoes anymore. They’re heavy and they constrict my blood flow and I hate socks.
I’ve been running in Vibram’s exclusively since June and won’t turn back. It was buying the Vibram’s that kicked my running from casual and painful to serious and rockstar. I figure the Vibram’s will last longer than traditional running shoes since there’s no impact resistance cushioning built in. Just rubber.
I keep hearing about these headbands. I usually run with a bandana, but would love something different for my yoga days.
I’m loving the dark purple and dark pink.
Whoot for 10 miles!!
I’d love the black (thick) and deep purple (thin)!
WTG on the double digit run, and yay for it being in min shoes. Lovely!
I would love the blue and the white/silver ones. They look groovy!
Go you! 10 Miles!!! I don’t own a blue or orange Sparkly Soul yet!
I would love the orange and blue ones to match my favorite teams! Thanks for writing about the shoes. I want as many perspectives as I can get b4 investing!
Black and gold for me!!!
I’d love the silver and black!!!!
I love love LOVE the purple and silver!
Id give my left pinky finger for a red & pink 🙂
Great job on the 10 miles!!! I’d love to try the blue and silver Sparkly Soul headbands!
I would love the back and gold!
Love those headbands! They are really cute. Here’s hoping I win ones in chocolate and black (or maybe silver?) Susan
I love the pinks and silver!
Wow! Still too scared to try vibrams. I run in Saucony Kinvaras. LOVE the headbands…green and silver are my faves!
I would really love a brown one and a gold one! Love those!
I would love the silver or purple (lavender) ones!
I would pick the green and ice pink! I really need the green for the Shamrock marathon!
Great 10 miler in the vibrams! I have only ever gotten up to 7 miles in them. Haven’t worn them in a while, so I think my feet would scream at me if I tried even a mile!
Congrats on getting such high mileage in those vibrams! Must have felt amazing!
I like the blue and silver ones
Impressive run! I would love to get the black and blue ones!
I like the black or the green best.