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.

Mahalo!

71 comments:

Anna said...

The wind SUCKED here last week so even if you ran in gale force winds, at least you got to do it in Hawaii! :)

Katie A. said...

I am officially jealous of you! I keep wishing they will all of a sudden switch the Boston marathon to Hawaii!
Great job on the 20 miler chica! You are hardcore!
I would enter the contest, but I wear Rx sunglasses. I'll leave it to someone else :) Happy Monday!

Molly said...

Now that I'm done laughing....I'm always in awe of people who exercise during vacation, but you did a 20 miler?! In the wind? Major kudos girl.

Molly said...

and of course I follow....and I'll post your giveaway on my blog, the glasses look very cool.

: )

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

You look like a rockstar!

So I finally realized that now in Miami I HAVE to wear sunglasses for any run after like 7AM. This is new to me, so these would be super.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

YOu are linked in my post for tomorrow..today's would be too weird to link in

Meg said...

Hi Chica, welcome back!
Love your glasses but please give them to the lovely Amanda...she lives in Florida and needs them like crazy! I just got some new ones from NIKE with my prescription in them so I can finally read my Garmin while running...wo-hoo!
Shoot, I wanted a pix of the compression socks and bikini and you guzzling mai tai's. Rats.
Glad you had so much FUN!

Jill said...

Hey girlie, sorry the wind sucked the life outta ya...well, not really cuz you're not getting any sympathy from me cuz I got the gale-force winds while stuck here in CO! I don't get any cool gear either and I leave comments...I swear, I shower everyday! Well, I could never go a give-away, I'd go manic. Maybe the powers that be know this. Haha.

Of course I'm a follower and I want those glasses!!!!!!

HappyTrails said...

Welcome home, Tara!!! Like Anna said, at least you got to be in Hawaii in gale force winds instead of here in gale force winds - isn't it awful? I am glad I am a trail runnner - I can go find some protection from the wind on sheltered trails! :-) I think the bikini/compression sock pic would of been too fun!
Kathleen

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Looking very cool in your shades. :-)

Anne said...

I am a faithful follower :)

Anne said...

Those are crazy winds...but, sounds like a great place to spend a vacation nonetheless.

Anne said...

Will link your giveaway on my blog!

ajh said...

I'm a follower.

ajh said...

That is so exciting that someone contacted you! I have also been jealous of the free things people get! Glad you got some!!!
Wish your husband had let you post that picture. It must have been silly but good for you for doing what you needed to do and wearing the compression socks!

Julie said...

Hi Tara,
Welcome back girl, I missed you:)

Yes, I am a follower:)

Julie said...

You are still a bad ass runner from Colorado doing crazy stuff in Hawaii!! Woo hoo for 20 mile runs in the wind!! Thanks for sharing the pictures...it looks so beautiful and I am glad that you were able to go and have a good time:)

Awesome that you are finally getting some free shit to review!! Lucky you:)

Julie said...

Oh, and I am linking you in now!

Lisa said...

I'm already a follower :)

Lisa said...

I realy need these glasses. For one they are pink and pink is MY color. And two, I run wearing my everyday Ray Bans. Not good. I'm constantly readjusting them because I sweat like a pig lol. So pick me please :)

Lisa said...

Off to link on my blog right now.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Hi! I am now a follower!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Ok, so the sunglasses do look awesome and so do you. I look like death warmed over after a 20 miler!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are now linked on the sidebar of my blog!

misszippy said...

Became a follower (though I already was, so this is good!)

misszippy said...

Love the look of the glasses and I am excited that you got to pose with them in Hawaii!

misszippy said...

Posting this to my blog.

ShutUpandRun said...

Wow, so glad you scored the glasses. I LOVE the hot pink ones. I can't believe you did 20 miles in wind. You are a stud. What's your long run for the next couple of weekends? We could go up Poudre and check out the course.

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Wow, I didn't realize I was not a public fan of your blog. That is now fixed.

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Looks like a great trip to Hawaii, I am SO jealous. I wanna go there some day.

ultrarunnerbrianphilpot said...

Wow! Hawaii I'm all in on that next year for HURT 100! Such a awsome place. Hope you had a great time.

Erin said...

Okay, 1. I'm hella jealous you were just in Hawaii for the past week. Not fair. I want a vacation! 2. Congrats on the bangin' 20 miler in all that wind. I'm impressed. Wind sucks! 3. Those sunglasses are CUTE. I usually look dumb in sunglasses, so I've never bothered paying the big bucks for a nice pair, but those look awesome! Pick me? Pick me! :)

sissyruns said...

I found your blog through Molly at I'm a Sleeper Baker. Love your sense of humor and I'm not just saying that cause I want to win those HOT pink glasses either (wink, wink)!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

I am a follower!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Love the pink glasses (love anything pink)! Love the pictures, especially the 20 miler! Awesome job on 20!!

Heather Kandiko said...

You're looking great in those glasses and I would love to try a pair!

Stefanie said...

Awesome giveaway and great job on the 20 miler.

My name is stefanie and I agree you look fabulous in the eyeware. I follow your blog!

MCM Mama said...

I'm a new follower. Totally LOL at the idea of a bikini and compression socks!

Great job on the 20 miles!

Running for Me said...

Love your blog and I am now a follower. I live in Northwest Mo about 3 hours from Columbia.

Running for Me said...

I would link your giveaway to my blog but I haven't figure that one out yet. Maybe I should work on that. Thanks for sharing.

Jamie said...

The wind sucks but I may have been okay with it if I had been Hawaii. Very jealous! Awesome job on getting a 20 done in those conditions AND on vacation! And those glasses - super freaking cute!

D10 said...

The sunglasses are super cute and yes, you do look fabulous in them!!!

NY Wolve said...

I have never ever gotten anything to review or for free from my blog, so I am jealous.

Cool shades, and I am a follower now.

Sarah said...

I'm already a follower, do I get extra points for that?! ;)

Sarah said...

Love the pics! I'm so jealous you were just in Hawaii. I haven't been since before my daughter was born and tropical weather and tropical drinks sounds so good right about now! :)

Sarah said...

Posted your giveaway on my blog! So excited for you, I never get free stuff either.

lindsay said...

Follow in my google reader! Looks like a great vacation.

SeeGirlRun said...

I LOVE hot pink anything. They look terrific on you!

SeeGirlRun said...

And I linked back to you - you got your very own post. I wanna win!

saundra said...

Sweet giveaway, Tara! Count me in. And you do look great in the pics BTW.

saundra said...

I'm a follower

Laurie said...

I'm a new follower. glad I came across your blog!

Laurie said...

I would have to say I'm pretty jealous of your trip to Hawaii and those awesome glasses. Thanks for the chance to win some!

Laurie said...

You're linked on my sidebar.

Argonaut said...

Hello Ma'am, I once lived in Boulder, Colorado only for 3 months and I fell in love with the place. I didn't know running way back then. I'll add you in my blogroll so that I can follow you and always see the beauty of the place.

Regards,
The Argonaut
http://argonautquest.wordpress.com/

Christine Jensen said...

I am a new follower :)Great job running 20, my longest so far is 8..so I definitely admire 20!

Chris said...
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Christine Jensen said...

Lovin the pink glasses! Way to go running on vacation!

SGS said...

Fort Collins ... I am envious. :)

And yes, you do look wonderful in the glasses.

SGS said...

I am following on google friend connect. Thanks!

kristen said...

Ew, admitting that we are freinds publicly. I don't know....

J/K - I am a FAN. Big time stalker like fan.

You look great. The pink ones fit you perfectly. I love them. I don't know which ones I would get - the pink or purple. They both kick ass.

I am getting a post out there today - just for these babies.

p.s. glad you had a great time in Kuai (?). You can tell from the picture at the NC that it was pretty windy. Good for you getting out there!

Jill said...

Follower!

Jill said...

I so need a pair of running glasses. Would LOVE, LOVE to win these. I love the pink and you do look AMAZING in them. Great giveaway.

Looking forward to reading your blog.

Jill said...

Linked...Can I win now?

Knitting Magic Girl said...

Awe man, I'm really jealous of your run and trip! Love the glasses and love the blog. Linking it to my running blog now!

Jesse said...

I'm always jealous when I read about people's Hawaii trips. I spent three months on the Big Island, and would love to move back on a permanent basis.

I've never heard of Ryder Sunglasses, but my wife keeps telling me I need a new pair. The tint on my current pair (prescription) is starting to bubble, and they look a little outdated. I'm considering going back to contact lenses just so I can find a decent pair of sunglasses.

Jesse said...

Oh, and I'm already a follower.

Trish said...

Oh Wow! You look super cute in those glasses!! ;)

bobbie said...

I am a follower!

bobbie said...

Hawaii WOW!! Great job on the 20 miles! My blog is @
bobbie087.blogspot.com

bobbie said...

Posted your giveaway in my blog as well:) bobbie087.blogspot.com