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Win a Pair of New Balance 880s!

As I may have mentioned once or twice, I’m ridiculously excited for Reach the Beach this weekend as well as some awesome quality time with the New Balance folks.

As you may have seen a few months ago, New Balance totally hooked us up with some awesome runner goodies.

Well, today I have an extra pair of their 880s to share with one of you. (One of you with large feet–they are a 10.5.)

About the 880s:

The trail running edition of the New Balance 880 adds trail-specific materials and outsole to a road-friendly ride to help you maintain your running regimen during the colder, wetter months of the year. Its quick-drying mesh and water-resistant synthetic upper helps keep your feet dry and comfortable, and the aggressive outsole is enhanced with sticky rubber for safety on tricky trails, plus Ndurance rubber compound is targeted at the highest wear areas of the sole for maximum durability. Designed for runners with a neutral gait, the 880 is built on the ACTEVA LITE midsole with ABZORB strobel board to provide a lightweight, supportive, and well-cushioned ride. When added to this already magnificent running shoe, the extra features on the trail edition add up to truly great footwear that helps you take your run to the next level.

…or, in more simple words: lightweight, cushioned neutral shoes. They run a little bit narrow, FYI.

How to enter: just leave a comment telling me why you’d like to win these shoes! I’ll pick a winner tomorrow, May 15. And just a reminder–I only have a size 10.5.






Just Slightly Off Balance

I like the beach.

I like running.

I like blogger friends.

(I also like Rainbow sandals and cannot wait until summer returns. But I digress.)

So when Tina asked if I wanted to participate in the Reach the Beach relay in Massachusetts, I was obviously in.


It’s a 24-hour, 200-mile relay race that starts in Wachusett, Mass. and ends in Westport, Mass. (Two town names that mean nothing to me, but I’m sure are lovely places where people use the word “wicked” a lot.)

You know you’ve become a runner when you read other bloggers’ posts about running in the middle of the night and sleeping in vans and you’re jealous. I am so freaking excited for this, and I’ve read every single one of these ladies’ recaps from nuun’s Hood to Coast team last year…

For work purposes! New Balance, one of my clients at work, is a sponsor of the race–and our team–which means that I am in the very interesting (and awesome) position of both working on this account and running on this team.

How many bananas can one girl eat in 24 hours?

I’ll be running with the lovely:

  1. Anne of Fannetastic Food
  2. Sarah of SarahFit
  3. Patricia of Run Foodie Run
  4. Elizabeth of On Tap for Today
  5. Ashley of A Healthy, Happier Bear
  6. Bridget of Yogurt and Berries
  7. Tina of Carrots ‘n’ Cake
  8. Gretchen of Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen!
  9. Monica of Run Eat Repeat
  10. Ali of Food Fitness Fashion
  11. Melissa of Fitness NYC

Together, the 12 of us will be Team Off Balance. Which I think suits us very well.