July 27, 2011

Giveaway: New Balance Workout Outfit with UV Protection

Wrap Skirt: just one of two thingies you could win.

Yep, in a continuing effort to bribe folks back to Cranky Fitness after a long blogging hiatus, I've got more giveaways coming. God forbid I should try to write informative blog posts about health and fitness--that's a lot more work! The winner of last week's set of 10 DVD's will also be announced below. But if it ain't you, don't give up, because there are quite a few more giveaways in the works before sponsors get wise to the fact that Cranky Fitness is not exactly a serious and influential health and fitness blog.

UPDATE: CONTEST IS OVER!  Winner's name can be found in the Aug 3 P90X giveaway post. 

This giveaway just requires a comment to enter, but it also includes a plea to help poor befuddled Cranky Fitness enter the 21st century and get a Facebook page going. If you're on Facebook and are up for helping out, you can have two chances to win. Or you can just help out because you're a really nice person, which I believe is a synonym for "Canadian."


Anyway so this week's giveaway features workout wear with UV protection from New Balance. And what's so awesome about that?

Well, if you're like me, you may have had occasion to notice a funny bump or a suspicious mole or two, and found yourself clad in a skimpy paper robe in a dermatologists office.

Even if your bump or mole turns out to be Nothing Bad, it's hard not to think about the What If's. (It also doesn't help if you, like me, are too cheap for premium cable and are just now starting to watch The Big C, in which the adorable Laura Linney is diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma.)

Now of course the nice dermatologist's advice on skin cancer prevention was essentially to hide myself in a deep dark hole my entire life and never expose myself to sunlight. And um, that's not happening. Failing that, the doc advised UV protective wear, hats, and barrels and barrels of sunscreen.

As it happens, I'm good about putting sunscreen on exposed areas of skin, but I've never bothered to slather it under my clothes and somehow doubt I'm going to start now. So workout gear with built-in UV protection? Seems like an excellent idea!

You've got the UV stuff? Good for you!

Here's all the high tech stuff that goes into the fabric:

"Icefil® fabrics are antimicrobial and wick moisture away, dry quickly and cool the body by using larger dimension yarns to physically absorb heat given off by the body. A NAC (Nano Aqua Chem) treatment of the fabric blocks the sun’s infrared rays, providing UV protection, while the application of Xylitol further enhances the process by producing a chemical reaction with moisture to maximize the cooling effect. Available in high visibility colors to ensure safety at any time of day, the Icefil® Short Sleeve and Sleeveless will keep an athlete cool and dry during a long run."


Hello? Hello? HEY WAKE UP!!!! Be honest: you got about as far as "antimicrobial" and then your head fell onto your desk, did it not?

Anyway, bottom line, the stuff keeps you cool and dry and protects against UV.

Hi there, skimpy little workout top!
You've got UV protection too? Sweet!

The only reason I didn't try to snag this outfit for myself, is that the bottom piece is a skirt. A skirt! I'm afraid I'm just too butch for a skirt. And yeah, it's a wrap skirt equipped with a new-fangled moisture wicking boy-short underneath, but dang it, it's still a skirt. However, if you're a skirty girl, or want the top and have a skirty-girl as a friend, then you're good to go.

Alas, this is U.S. only giveaway, so poor international folks can only enter if they can scrape together a U.S. mailing address. However, we do have some more giveaways coming in which Canadians can win, so if hail from up north, don't give up!

Oh, and I almost forgot: last week's winner of the 10 DVD Set is: the 10th Commenter, Jill! Please email me and claim your prize by the end of day Friday the 29th or I'll have to draw another winner. And I'll need a mailing address.

Now, on to this week's contest details:

To enter: leave a comment below. Winner will be picked by a random number generator. You can also leave your email address, but I have no idea about spambots that may troll the site. Do so at your own risk. The main reason you might want to do this is that if you win, I can email you and let you know you won and you'll have a better chance of meeting the tight deadline for claiming your prize before I pick another winner.

To enter again: "Like" the poor pathetic Cranky Fitness Facebook page I just set up, then come back and comment again to let me know that you did. You can type crankyfitness.com in the Facebook search box, or I think it's at this ugly url. (The page can't even have a name until I get 25 people to like it). So far, it just contains  recent Cranky Fitness blog posts, but eventually if folks actually sign on, I might add some random nonsensical rambling "bonus content." Plus I think you can also suggest links or say hi or whatever. But who knows? Facebook is still mysterious to me.


Giveaway winner will be announced next Wednesday August the 3rd. The winner will have until Friday the 5th to claim the prize or I'll pick another winner.

The Prize: The UV wrap skirt plus one of the two UV tops shown above. (Go to New Balance for more info on these and other New Balance products).

Thanks for stopping by, and Good Luck!

80 comments:

  1. I am your 6th "liker", not to be confused with "liquor" although that wouldn't be all bad either, on facebook.

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  2. I liked your page. I'm okay with not being eligible to win as I am not now nor have I ever been a "skirty girl."

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  3. I can't resist posting for the chance to win cute workout clothes. Thanks Crabby!

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  4. That's okay; I'd rather win new workout gear than the DVD set anyway ;)

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  5. Aaaaaand I also went and liked your FB page. Win!

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  6. Awesome, all my workout clothes are from ten years ago! I was liker number 11.

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  7. dangit I can't even work this commenty box right and lost my previous pithy comment.
    Anyway, the clothes look cool and people would be impressed if I showed up at the gym with clothes that aren't tshirts from college a million years ago.

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  8. I liked your facebook page. Haha

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  9. I would like to win the stuff. Nothing wrong with free stuff.

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  10. Cute outfit! Maybe I'll get lucky this time :)

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  11. And FYI...even us brown-skinned Chicas need sunscreen. I carried 2 - count them - 2 different tubes with 2 different SPFs (30 and 50) with me on my hike to Enchanted Pools (Sierra Nevada) on Sunday...Why the heck did I NOT put it on I will never understand. Now, I'm paying for it with the rock lobster burn on my chest and the right side of my face and arm.

    How I only burned on the right side of my body, I will never understand. Maybe I spent more of Sunday hunched over the left like Quasimodo protecting that side.

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  12. I'm #15 to like your page...fan base is growing

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  13. I wear sun blocking clothing and hats when I'm playing in the sunlight now. Who knew??

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  14. Holy cats on a cracker!! I won the DVD set!! Woohoo!! You know, I still use the Schick Quattro razor I won from you a few years ago, because I'm loyal like that. Is it weird that every time I shave my legs I think of you???

    Emailing you pronto. :)

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  15. I could try a skirt, errr skort. It would work in dance class for sure I'm not sure about the gym thougg, but I'd try it out for sure.

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  16. I was also number 17 on FB.

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  17. Oddly, I love skirts! This seems like a great idea!

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  18. Horray for cute workout clothes! And skirts with shorts underneath are one of the best kinds. I want.

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  19. Also, me likey Cranky Fitness on the Facebook.

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  20. Cute stuff and a very good idea. I will be heading to your FB page soon, but of course, that doesn't matter for the contest as I have no US address from which it can be forwarded.

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  21. I really really need this! I do! I was just saying this morning that I might have to buy new workout gear.

    Also, I am liking your facebook page RIGHT NOW.

    And, I'm back. I was liker #19, I think.

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  22. I love their workout clothes.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  23. I like you on fb.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  24. @Reb, we can give you an address in the US that you can use for the contest, then you can forward your winnings to your country (great for shopping online, too!). :)

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  25. This is so wonderful! I hope I win!!!

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  26. Tee hee! I never lost faith in Cranky Fitness, even on all the days it stayed sad and gray on my Google reader page. Welcome back!

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  27. Giveaways rock! Bring it on!!

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  28. Nice giveaway! Crossing my fingers.

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  29. Is it wrong I secretly hope no one reads this to up my chances? No? Please pick me, random generator. My workout clothes are circa 2005 and all from TJ Maxx. I continue to wear the stainy-est of ones to the gym and am embarrassed.

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  30. AND I liked you on Facebook!!! So here's my second entry! Wheeee!

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  31. I stumbled upon your blog through women's health I believe, I've read quite a few of your posts. I love your style and your personality really shows through. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  32. Liked your page!

    ttaylor1@nwacc.edu

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  33. You don't need to bribe us, we'll read your posts anyway! But since a bribe is offered ...

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  34. I love workout gear, and it's so expensive. And I love bribes too. :)

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  35. And I liked your page. I'm so glad you have enough fans to have a name for your page now. Lol

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  36. And boom! Liked your facebook page!

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  37. Cranky with the Giveaways I love it!
    Do they make this outfit in Fat ass size? Because I'm pretty sure that's what my tag currently resides at.

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  38. Glad to have found your FB and your blog. Even more glad to have found it AFTER the break and during the giveaway. I could definitely use some new workout shirts, lost too much weight and none fit me and those emm effers are expensive!
    Heather
    hhoe@tampabay.rr.com

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  39. I like you...I really like you!

    Looking forward to some Great White North giveaways...just a hint, we don't need ice, sled dogs or parkas. I slay me!

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  40. I like you, would like to win, and liked you on Facebook. Glad you're back!

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  41. I LIKED you & am $37.. as I said on your FB page - claiming that for my age too! ;-)

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  42. Cute clothes! The tops are adorable. Not sure how I would look in the skort but willing to try! ;-)

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  43. I liked your FB page which I am so happy you have now! I think I was number 40! Yay!

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  44. I would like to be cool and dry, since I am usually hot and sweaty during my workouts!

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  45. I love the idea of UV protection as I (and my skin) hate sunscreen! And I'm a skirty girl!

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  46. I'm a skirty girl! Never yet in exercise gear though, but game to try! And the lavender top is lovely

    Thanks for hosting!

    buzibu at gmail dot com

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  47. Also liked your FB page! Keep the posts coming!

    Thanks!

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  48. I've always wanted to try a skirt, but never wanted to spend the $$ in case I didn't like it! -- Speaking of like, I found the FB page, too!

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  49. Since I'm rather cranky about fitness, maybe some new clothes will help me? Would love to win because then I'd feel obligated to wear the clothes and maybe work out!

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  50. Oh, and I liked your Facebook page - #46. Woo hoo!

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  51. Gotta love new workout clothes!
    Kara F

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  52. Hey Cranky,
    Nice workout outfit! My older sister is not a skirty girl either, but I sure am...

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  53. I'll have to "like" you tonight when I get home...FB is blocked up here @ work. (boo!)

    But I love this! And yeah...I have a love hate relationship with my dermatologist. So far they've taken off 5 moles (all came back as nothing) but they want to take 10 (!>#$#@*) more. I'd probably be more enthusiastic if they didn't leave me looking like I have some wierd skin condition. I get that they have to go deep to get it all, but can't they come up with a way to heal them better? Chicken pox scar my @$$.

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  54. My daughter would look cute in this outfit! vdavey at google dot com

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  55. PICK ME PLEASE You stranged number generator...

    byrdexpress@yahoo.com

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  56. I "liked" your Facebook page, think I'm number 50! vdavey at google dot com

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  57. Another great giveaway, crossing my fingers!

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  58. I just found Cranky Fitness and I'm in love already. I liked your page. And I really need some new workout gear!

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  59. I am skirty! Please let me win!

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  60. Very cool, I'm so glad you're back!! No reason to risk spam, my email is in my profile!

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  61. I liked you on facebook. You have a name now, congrats!!

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  62. Great give away! I am off to like the facebook page.

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  63. I just found you through Fit Bottom Girls, nice to meet you! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. In the process of Liking you, as FB sloooowwwly loads the page. I spend maybe five minutes a day there (unless someone posts pictures, hint hint) but I definitely like you!

    "Wicks away moisture" is code for "not made of cotton" which means it will not touch my skin, so Mr. Random may ignore me.

    Mary Anne in Kentucky

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  65. welcome back! and I liked your page.. believe I was 62 cute gear & with uv protection love it

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  66. I just found Cranky Fitness and I'm loving it! Thanks for the givaway chance!

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  67. I'm number 77 of your facebook likers!

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  68. Woooohooooo ッ
    I liked you on fb ッ I want to win the cuteee work out skirt to work out in and get fit for my sons wedding ッI need to look good in mog dress and for the mother & son dance. The mob is already fit so I need to get busy!!!!

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  69. 83 likers on fb ッ & of course I want to win, so I had to make my regular post for my two chances to win, I'm obviously not a Canadian lol. Although I would help out even if there wasn't a giveaway because I really like cranky fitness. There is a giveaway thought and you can have two chances to win, I never win anything so I need both my chances lol.
    Btw thank you for the review on the TRX. I had been contiplaiting whether to get it or not and couldn't decide if I should or not. After your review I've decided to get it......thanks again ッ

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  70. I'm number 86 on FB, and I'm trying really hard to get to a cuter workout wardrobe. Of course, a cuter heine underneath would also help, but I'm working on that too.

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  71. Oooh, I love running skirts (and your blog--glad you're back!)

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  72. This cute giveaway might just give me that extra incentive to want to work out like I should!

    Thanks for letting me enter. I'm now following you as tonasun.....Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. I liked you on facebook too.

    Have a great day...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  74. Thanks for great and amusing tweets!

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  75. Pick me! Coincidentally I have my annual skin cancer check appointment this Friday.

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  76. I liked the facebook page too!

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