Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chica Bands Review and Giveaway!

Marathon Training Week 16 - Day 2

The past week has been bad for workouts.  Today we finally did a good three miles.  Lots of sweat.  Lots of chatting to catch up on.  We did two slower miles so we could hold a conversation and then pushed the last mile; ending with a good long sprint.

Randee was only half bitchy this morning.  I guess a week off helped improve her bad attitude!
Why yes, those are my love handles I'm holding on to.  Thanks for noticing.
I have a TON of stuff to catch all my closest blog friends up on.  A couple of teasers...

1.  My son fractured his femur.  Orthopedic appointment this afternoon.  Just so you know, the femur is supposedly the hardest bone in the body to break.  My little over achiever!

2.  I had a great time in Park City, Utah.  Don't you worry, I have plenty of pics to share in an upcoming post.

3.  We have a new member in our family.  A 17 year old Italian exchange student named Alessandra. 

Today I'm focusing my attention on something super exciting!  Another giveaway!  Whoot!

I first discovered Chica Bands at the Cowtown Marathon Expo, back in February.

They had tons of different styles, and I spent forever trying to decide which bands to purchase.
In the end I selected these three bands.
I was rocking the Turquoise Zebra Chica Band during the race.
I love these bands.  They stay in place.   They don't slip, and they help to keep my hair and the pouring sweat out of my eyes when running.

I even wore my Lime and Pink Zen Chica Band while doing plumbing.  I wonder which band goes best with plumber's crack?
Meg over at Chica Bands was wonderful enough to send Randee and me a few Chica Bands, in different widths to try out.

I had a hard time sharing with Randee when these four adorable bands arrived in the mail.
I did begrudgingly give Randee the Hot Pink Camo Chica Band.
Randee had worn a different brand of band in the past, but had never tried a Chica Band.  She said the Chica Bands were super comfortable and she loved the designs.  With her small frame she prefers the thinner bands, but loves the look of the thick bands.

I'm totally diggin' my Glittery Skinny Mermaid Chica Band.
I don't think I would have ever picked this glittery band on my own, but I wear it all the time!  The thick bands work great on days when you want hair no where near your face!

The Flower Child Grande Chica Band looks fabulous on Randee.
I may never brush my hair again!  I put on a little makeup and earrings and dressed up the Coral Tattoo Chica Band.
I'm pumped to tell you that Meg at Chica Bands has offered to give one lucky reader two (2) Chica Bands of their choice.  Entering the giveaway is easy.  Deciding which bands you want is the hard part!

To enter the contest you have two (2) mandatory things you must do.  You can also gain additional entries into the contest by spreading the word!  Make sure you leave one (1) comment for each!  The winner will be selected after 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, using Random.org.

How to enter:

1.  MANDATORY!  You must follow this blog.  (1 comment  = 1 entry)

2.  MANDATORY! You must go to the Chica Bands website and tell me which width and style of band you would select.  (1 comment = 1 entry)

3.  Like Chica Bands on Facebook.  Make sure you let them know The Bitchy Runners sent you!  (1 comment = 1 entry)

4.  Like The Bitchy Runners on Facebook.  Make sure you tell us how wonderful we are!  (1 comment = 1 entry)

5.  Follow The Bitchy Runners on Twitter.  (1 comment = 1 entry)

6.  Spread the word of this awesome giveaway on your blog!  Leave us a link to your blog in the comments!  ( 1 comment = 1 entry)

7.  Tweet about our giveaway.  Make sure you mention @BitchyRunners in your tweet! (1 comment = 1 entry)

8.  Facebook about our giveaway. ( 1 comment = 1 entry)

Good Luck!


  1. Oh Yeah!! I need some new headbands and I am a picky bander! I follow you guys and happy I do :)

  2. Tough choice for sure, I would pick the Glitter Skinny Pink one :)

  3. I follow you guys on Twitter @nello33

  4. I like The Bitchy Runners on FB!

  5. I linked this up on my blog! http://happyhealthystrong.blogspot.com/

  6. I follow you on twitter! I'm @ leecpceats! Figured out I can comment on my phone but not at work! (rude.) :)

  7. Liked chica bands on fb & let them know u sent me :)

  8. Liked u on fb - really enjoying your blog!

  9. Gunmetal Glitzy Glam in a thin band. I have a freakishly small head (i think) and the thicker bands don't fit me right. plus that'll match pretty much everything!!
    Though I did like the Lime & Pink Zen very much too.
    Oh and Nice Tat was cool
    pink leopard woould work too...
    hmmmm, guess that is more than ONE pick huh

  10. I like the silvery bling band or the red/white polka dot band(which would be perfect to wear to my disneyland 1/2 marathon in a few weeks:)

    I already follow your blog and follow you guys on facebook:)

  11. I am a follower of your blog.

    Rebecca G

  12. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH OH MY GOD... I feel like we were separated at birth!!! Uhm, all three of us. I love your sarcasm. We're going to be bitchy besties. I can feel it.
    Oh, and I followed you :)

  13. Liked your bitchiness on facebook! Yes.

  14. Tweeted about your giveaway... though I was tempted to say Twatted.

  15. And linked your giveaway to my blog :) Woooo!

  16. My favorite bands are the Girly Girl Swirl and the Hot Mamma Swirls. One in thin and one in thick.

  17. I liked Chica Bands on facebook and told them you sent me.

  18. I facebooked about the give away.

  19. I posted about your giveaway on my blog.


  20. Follow the bitchy runners on twitter

  21. followed them on fb and said you sent me

  22. I like thick bands, barbie pink, choco pink fandango, anything with pink really :)

  23. I like the thin bands Paint the Half Pink and That's Princess to You! bands.

  24. I liked Chica Bands on FB and let them know you sent me.

  25. I posted about the giveaway on my blog. http://missyvsms.blogspot.com

  26. I'm a loyal follower... love you guys!!!

  27. Liked chica bands on Facebook and commented!

  28. I love the thick width bands, especially the Cherry Blossom style! Love Chica Bands site

  29. i follow you on twitter (i'm kissing_frogs)

  30. i liked you on facebook :)

  31. and i'd love any of the glitter ones! preferably pink or purple!

  32. I like the Green Reflective band.

  33. I would choose the thick size band in Pretty in Pink. These are really cute!