Monday, April 5, 2010
Aloha from Hawaii - Ryder Eyewear Review and Giveaway
Aloha! OK, I lied, I'm not physically in Hawaii anymore, we got back to Denver last night. Mentally, I'm still on the beach guzzling Mai Tai's and slathering suntan oil on my white body. I had a blast despite having to do my 20 miler in 30-50 mph winds, being chased by Kauai chickens (I thought they were going to catch me at one point in my 20 miler while I was headed uphill and into the wind), and losing my bikini briefs in the Pacific Ocean while boogie boarding.
Anyway, onto the Ryder eyeglass review/giveaway. A few weeks ago, Beth from Shut Up and Run! reviewed a pair of Ryder Eyewear Running glasses and I left a comment about the glasses on her blog. The next day, I was contacted by Devon from Outside PR who wanted to know if I wanted to review a pair of my own. Now, I've always been jealous of other bloggers because they always receive free crap and I never get free crap, so I jumped at the opportunity. She sent me not one, but TWO pairs of glasses. I received both the Duchess and the Drill eyewear.
The Duchess is a stylish set of eyewear and I used them for lounging around on the beach. I loved them, not only are they scratch resistant and provided 100% UV protection, but they survived a whole week in the black hole that I call my purse and if they can survive in that sort of environment, they could survive in anything. Tornadoes, hurricanes, you get my drift; I highly recommend them. Plus they are just cute.
I'm wearing the Duchess glasses in above photo of me riding in a boat along the Napali coast. Beautiful place....I'm not trying to make you jealous.
Now onto the running glasses or The Drill. First of all, Devon sent me a pair that are hot pink, which is a ok in my book, I love hot pink, so had me hooked at the get go. Second, they are extremely lightweight and comfortable for running and have high performance features such as the anti-slip nose pads and temple tips that get more tachy as you sweat.
I ran in the Ryder Drills when I had to do my 20 miler in Hawaii. Now to some of you sick puppies out there, this may sound like a great time, but Kauai was under a wind/rain advisory the day that I had to do my run. That's right people, I did my 20miler in gale force winds of 30-50 mph. I know that you are out there strumming that tiny violin, so I'll move on. The Drills were great, they stayed in place in the rain and wind and were very comfortable.
Here I am after my 20 miler sporting my new eyewear.
Yes, I think that I am cool with my 2-0 hand signs.
Now, I'm just delirious and the flower that I put in my hair had bugs in it.
After my run, I put on my bikini and compression socks to go to the beach. My husband threatened divorce if I were to post a picture of me in a bikini and compression socks on the internet, so I didn't take a picture.
Anyway, now to the giveaway! This is my very first giveaway EVER, so I'm really excited! I'm giving away a pair of the Ryder Eyewear from the Adrenaline - Essentials collection at http://www.ryderseyewear.com/eyewear/adrenaline_sunglasses_/list.ashx
Here's what you have to do to enter, don't worry, it's very easy.
1.) Become a public fan of my blog. Duh.
2.) Leave me a comment telling me how great I look in my glasses. I'm just kidding, leave me a comment just to say hi, I love reading all of my comments.
3.) Link my giveaway on your blog and leave me a comment letting me know (this will give you extra entries).
The giveaway will end on Friday April 9th and I will pick a winner at random. Once, you know that you have won, I will have you go to the Ryder website and pick out a pair from the Adrenaline - Essentials collection. Good luck!
Now, I've been gone for a while, so I have a ton of posts to catch up on. See ya soon.