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Monday, August 02, 2010

The "My Favorite Things" Giveaway: Bondi Band

**This contest is now closed**

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Well you know I couldn't have a list of favorites and not include my super-favorite, the Bondi Band.

I love the Bondi Band SO.MUCH. I think I am their biggest ambassador, I swear. Maybe they'll give me a job or hire me as their spokesperson.

What is a Bondi Band? These are very slim, snug-fitting headbands that wick your massive amounts of sweat from your gargantuan cranium whilst exercising in the heat.

I suffer from migraines and I have quite a few triggers, including red wine tight headbands and hairbands. So when I found Bondi Band last year at the Gasparilla Half-Marathon, I was hopeful but skeptical.

But it not only wicked away my sweat, it was snug but not too snug so as to cause a headache. I now am the proud owner of FIVE Bondi Bands, but one of the things I love most about them are their sayings. I have one with a shark on it that says "Om Nom Nom" which I find brilliant because of my fear of sharks and having to constantly do open water swims. It's almost like I could never get eaten because I am making fun of myself with this headband. It's like shark repellant.

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But my favorite is: SHUT UP AND RUN. Because I am a huge fan of mantras to help me get through my workouts and this one really helps me nix the complaining and the negative inner monologue and just allows me to go on my merry way. It is especially helpful during a triathlon when I am getting off the bike, do not yet have my running legs on and instead have concret stumps that were once my bike legs, and running feels like the very last thing they want to do.

So I just SHUT UP AND RUN.

And at this last triathlon that I did on Saturday, I discovered even a new use for Bondi Band!

When I take two waters, one to drink and one to pour over my head, the Bondi Band retains some of the cool water and keeps my head cooler for longer than it would if it were just my plain old head. It also helps shield the sun from me. If I haven't convinced you yet of its sheer awesomeness, I shall GIVE one to you to prove it. (Well, one of you, anyway.)

Plus look at how stinkin' cute our Team Shrinking Jeans looks wearing them! (That's us in San Diego, running with sisters from the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans for Team In Training in June.)
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So here are the rules:
  • Leave me a comment here about whether or not you've tried Bondi Band.
  • For another entry, follow me here at Average Moms Wear Capes!
  • For yet another entry, become a fan of Average Moms Wear Capes on Facebook right there on my sidebar on the left!
  • And finally, for another entry, tweet or blog about the giveaway and leave the link in the comments! Whichever one. I'm not picky.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry! Yep, four chances to win! But only 24 hours! This giveaway closes at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time TONIGHT! At 12 a.m. Tuesday, I will be announcing a NEW giveaway, so come back!

80 comments:

Christy - The Sisterhood said...

Um, I love Bondi Band (thanks to you!), and I'm wearing a brand new 13.1 Bondi Band that Lisa bought for me. Can I enter?!!!

Christy - The Sisterhood said...

I am a Liker :P

Kirsten said...

Dang, you know I've tried the Bondi Band. See proof in the picture above. I actually just ordered 3 more (one for T because they have an Air Force one and he wanted one too).

Christy - The Sisterhood said...

I also follow you on Twitter!

Kirsten said...

I'm a follower on FB!

Christy - The Sisterhood said...

Tweeted!!

http://twitter.com/reallifeadv/status/20113032181

Kirsten said...

I'm also a follower of the new site! First thing I did when I got here!

Kirsten said...

Totally stole my tweet from @reallifeadv but I tweeted it too! (can't tell I want one of those for free, huh?)

april said...

Never tried it, but I think I need to!

Beki said...

I love my bondi band! I have one that says Rockstar!

Beki said...

I follow you on twitter!

Beki said...

And I am a "liker" on your FB page! ;)

I love your new site! Awesome!

imadramamama said...

I have never tried one, but I really need to because my hair gets in my face on runs and it drives me NUTS!

imadramamama said...

I follow you on Facebook!

imadramamama said...

I tweeted...

http://twitter.com/imadramamama/status/20114221158

imadramamama said...

I'm trying to follow but it won't let me. But I love you. so that should *basically* be the same thing.

Bacardi Mama said...

I've never tried them, but I'd like to.

Bacardi Mama said...

I'm a Facebook fan.

Bacardi Mama said...

I'm trying to follow, but it won't let me. I'll try again in the morning.

Tiffany said...

Love my "Run like a Mother" Bondi Band! I usually use visors outside, but for my indoor workouts it has been fab! I get so many comments on it too...

Tiffany said...

I am officially a follower!

AnnG said...

I don't have one yet, but I keep seeing all ya'll wearing them so I know I need to get one especially since you guys have convinced me that I should start running too! I have incredibly thick hair so my head sweats even if I don't! So...pick me or I'll have to go buy one myself!! lol!!

AnnG said...

I became your fan on Facebook, too!

Karena said...

Love the new site, Christie!!!

I have never tried a Bondi Band. I'm intrigued, but don't know if with my super-short 'do and my super-high forehead, if I'd look super-cool or super-stupid. I've nearly ordered one half a dozen times!

Karena said...

Ummm, I haven't jumped on Facebook yet (not entirely sure if I want *everyone* I know to be able to find me!), but I am following you!

Karena said...

And I tweeted: http://twitter.com/karenaVNV/status/20129141832

I'm learning all kinds of new things thanks to this, too! Like how to link to a tweet, and that I can do Google Connect via my Twitter account. Thanks for the education, Christie!!

Deb said...

I have a Bondi Band and LOVE IT. I have about 6 on my wish list for Birthday/Anniversary/Christmas, too.

Karena you would look super cool!!!

Deb said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/debc65/status/20129642465

Deb said...

Following you also. I've added you to my NewsFox reader and blogroll at finallygettingfit.wordpress.com

Skinny Sushi said...

I've never tried Bondi Bands, but I really want to!

Skinny Sushi said...

I'm following your site, and I love it. The new look/theme is great!

Skinny Sushi said...

I'm a Facebook fan!

Skinny Sushi said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/SkinnySushi/status/20131268486

Cait CREATES said...

I follow your blog!

Cait CREATES said...

I have been on the fence about purchasing a bondi band for running--have tried so many others, and would love to try bondi!

Cait CREATES said...

I tweeted about your giveaway on twitter!

Mendie said...

I have never tried Bondi Band but it might be a good thing especially since my hair is shorter now!

~Mendie~ said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ladybugs714/status/20133823513

~Mendie~ said...

I follow your blog!

Bacardi Mama said...

Okay, this morning it is cooperating and I am now following your new blog.

Bari said...

I'm following your new blog-love it BTW!

Bari said...

I've "liked" you on facebook (but I've loved you for a lot longer, so the facebook thing is just a formality) MWAH!

Bari said...

I haven't really tried a bondi band yet. I'm a hat girl, but always willing to try something new.

Bari said...

Tweet-tweet http://twitter.com/barif0815/status/20139047341

The Doll said...

I haven't tried bondi band yet. I've been meaning to order one.

The Doll said...

I follow your new blog, which I LOVE by the way.

The Doll said...

I’m a fan of Average Moms Wear Capes on Facebook!

The Doll said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/shepdogg_ut/status/20144308478

girlturnedrunner said...

I was recently (as in about a week ago) introduced to Bondi Bands. Another runner on twitter was raving about them, so I thought I’d give them a try. As an avid visor-wearer, I was a little timid to stray from my usual running apparel, but I decided to buy one and see how I liked it. I wore it for the first time on my Saturday run and not only did it keep my hair out of my face, but it wicked away an impressive amount of sweat! I’d love to add another band to my collection. Thanks for doing this giveaway! - Mandy (@girltrndrunner)

jen said...

Right before I got my first BondiBand I learned just how much it hurts when sweat gets in your eyes.

jen said...

I subscribed in my reader...does that count?!?

jen said...

I liked ya

Audrey said...

Wow! 50 comments already? I don't have one YET but I want one. My only hesitation has been - will it slip and slide and will it give me a migraine? (which you answered!) :)

Audrey said...

Follower!

Audrey said...

Facebook fan

Audrey said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/seemamarun/status/20149384110

Saretta said...

Hi Christie, your site looks neat. Found you on MBC and am following now. Come visit me at my blog? http://amid-the-olive-trees.blogspot.com

Saretta said...

I have never tried or heard of a Bondi Band. Can't wait till you send me one! ;-)

Saretta said...

Following you on facebook, too!

Barb said...

Nope, I haven't tried them yet, but I've been wanting to try *something* under my bike helmet, cuz I just feel nasty on these really humid days.

Barb said...

"Liked" you on Facebook.

*Lissa* said...

I totally love Bondis!

*Lissa* said...

Follow you!

*Lissa* said...

LIKE you.

Jamee said...

I have never tried Bondis but as I'm getting back into running I would LOVE to try one out!

Jamee said...

I follow you!

Jamee said...

I LIKE you too!!! :)

Barb said...

I tweeted the giveaway (@airynothing), but have no idea how to get the URL on my phone :(

Kate said...

Never tried them.

Kate said...

I'm now following you here.

Kate said...

I sure do like you too! :)

Heather D said...

I triple heart my sparkly, purple, disco bondi band!

~Denise~ said...

Love the new title and digs! I did all of the above my dear and this is the first I'm hearing of this nifty item, so I have not tried it yet. Looks like it would come in handy as I begin the C25K here!
http://awomanwithhobbitfeet.blogspot.com/2010/08/someone-fun-to-read.html

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I never tried I bondi band but I really need one. I sweat like a pig!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I'm following you here.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I'm a fan on fb.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ReneeJRoss/status/20180062033

Heather! said...

I've never tried Bondi Band, but I love their selection, and I hear great things about them! Would love to try one for myself!
Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

I'm your newest follower via GFC! Whoo-hoo! :)
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

Hey, guess what? I LIKE you on Facebook! And probably in real life, too! ;)
(Heather S ChaffeR)
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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