Enter Active Bands. I wish there was some kind of heavenly gate chimes or something to accompany this post. I feel that strongly. I know there are a few "running" bands specifically designed to keep your hair in place, and I can't speak for them all because I haven't tried them all, but of every one I have put to the test, Active Bands are the only ones that work.
I read about them so much on blogs that I bought my own to try out several months ago. I purchased two, and then basically alternated them day in and day out. You probably recognize them (black and turquoise) because they are in 90% of my running/workout photos:
I hate when I forget one for a run, and I would never dream of wearing anything else for a race. So I was pretty excited to win a giveaway that sent me two more bands! I picked out a bright pink one and a blue/black zebra print one that my younger sister immediately was interested in. She got to try it on (pictures below) but I'm keeping that baby for myself! She gets the pink one though, I promise I'm not a terrible big sister.
Those two pictures may or may not have taken 10 minutes. There were a lot of rejects. What can I say? Gotta look good for the blog. That's why you got a picture of the top of my head and not my face. You're welcome.
I swear there was a point here....oh! Active Bands! Obviously you are just waiting for me to tell you how to get your own, and I don't blame you. Active Bands have offered to give TWO readers each a gift certificate for $25. Then, you can pick which ones you like best and have them shipped to you. Here's how to win:
+1 Become a follower of my blog, or let me know if you are already (Mandatory)
+1 Like Active Bands on Facebook
+1 Like Gourmet Runner on Facebook
+1 Tell me which style Active Band you like most from their website
+1 Spread the word about this giveaway--blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Be sure to leave a comment for each entry to be counted!
Good luck kiddos! I'll end the contest on Sunday night at midnight and pick a winner then, so be sure to have your entries in before October 17th.