Monday, September 28, 2009

My Mile 22 Bags Marathon Giveaway!

I am under one week until the big day. Hopefully this time next week I will be celebrating. At the very least, a PR, but maybe even a BQ.

My taper is going really well. I ran 13 yesterday and my legs felt very strong and rested. And I get one more week to improve all that. All I have left are a couple of recovery runs and a 7 miler with 2 miles at marathon pace. I love the 7 w/ 2 at GMP, because you feel so confident after that run.

At this point, I now have to trust my training as I can not change anything. I have put in my time watching my marathon movies and will continue reading to keep my mind distracted. I have even cleaned my entire house, so I can come home to a hopefully clean home, as long as the girls can keep it clean this week. I am a weather stalker and will probably pack about 4 different outfits for Sunday. I don't want to freeze, but I may need some warm weather running clothes, because you never know.

Obviously, I am driving myself crazy, so I decided to distract myself by hosting my first giveaway....I am so excited for you all!

I first heard of Mile 22 Bags last year when I was training for the Princess 1/2 Marathon. On a message board, someone mentioned Mile 22 Bags and I immediately checked it out because who doesn't love bags. What you do is send in your race memorabilia and they make a bag with your memorabilia in it. You can send in t-shirts, space blankets, race numbers, goodie bags, whatever you saved from your race. Mile 22 Bags is owned by Stefanie Fisher who is a runner and triathlete. I love supporting women business owners, which makes this company even more appealing.

Here is information about the company from their website:

Mile 22 Bags started when Stef made a bag for herself out of her Boston Marathon memorabilia. After making her own bag she started getting a lot of interest in her bag and other people wanting one out of their own stuff. At that point Stef realized that there might be lots of people out there that would want one of her bags so she went to the Las Vegas Marathon in December of 2008 to test the idea. The idea tested great and Mile 22 Bags has started its journey.

After visiting the Mile 22 Bags website, I knew I had to have a bag. My mom's birthday was coming up, so I ordered one for her. My mom is a big supporter of my running and has been at most of my marathons. I ordered her a bag, sent my memorabilia in, and had my bag, all within 2 weeks! Now whenever I go to the gym with my mom, I get to see my race bibs and space blanket for one of my marathons. The bag has held up well for the past 6 months and she gets so many compliments on it. And now they have so many more bags to choose from than they initially had.

Here are pictures of my mom's bag:







So now onto my giveaway...Mile 22 Bags has agreed to give a Finish Line bag in size small to one of my readers!



I promise you, the winner of this bag will be so excited to work with Stefanie in making a bag that will be a reminder of something you worked so hard to accomplish. I am going to give you many ways to enter my contest...Leave a comment for each entry please!
1) Visit Mile 22 Bags and tell me what you would order if you could order anything and what memorabilia you would put into your bag.
2) Become a follower of Westford Mommy and let me know that you a are a follower. If you are already a follower, please let me know.
3) Add my blog to your blogroll or let me know if I am already on your blogroll.
4) Link back to my contest on your blog and leave a link to your blog.
5) Since this is my marathon giveaway, please give me good luck for the marathon on Sunday.

The contest ends on Sunday, October 4th, the day of my marathon. I need the good luck wishes to roll in up until the moment I leave for the race, trust me, I will read my email just before I leave. I will randomly select a winner and will post the winner on Monday, October 5th, along with my results from the race.

Have a good week everyone!

43 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Comment #1.. YIPPEE!!! SO I would LOVE LOVE to have a bag to commemorate my Family Fun run with my hubby and kiddos.. We both had a race number, I also would send a photo and possibly my race t-shirt. What a GREAT idea...wish I would have thought of it.

FYI I will be back lots...I like to spread my comments out..

kel said...

I would love to win and order any bag from 22 Mile, I would use it to commemorate my upcoming first marathon with my wonderful sister.
Rest up and get ready for those jumping jacks on Sunday.

aron said...

those are awesome bags!! what a fun idea :) i think i would want to put all my marathons on it.

GOOD LUCK this weekend!! i am SO pulling for you!!!!

K80K said...

What a fun way to count down to your marathon! I have one of their wallets and love using it for race expos.

Lisa said...

I've been wanting one of these since I saw them at an Expo last January. I would choose a race day bag because I've been traveling a lot and I think that bag would be perfect for carrying all my books, snacks, etc. on the plane. Deciding on memorabilia is the hard part. I think I might do it Rock 'n' Roll themed like the example on the website.

Lisa said...

I added you to the list of blogs I follow with Google Reader.

Andi said...

I would love one of these to commemorate completing my Goofy (did in 2009 and signed up again for 2010) OR my Coast-to-Coast Disney that I'm planning for 2010!

Terri said...

I'm now a follower!

I'd love a Mile 22 bag for my "stuff" from the Disneyland half....or the Goofy I've signed up for in January 2010...or the Seattle RnR I did this past June....hmmm, I can't decide!

Erica said...

Hi Robin! I remember you from the other site and was one of the one that recommended Mile 22 bags! So excited that you liked them, I LOVE my wallet which I had done using my Princess Bib (got it signed by Cinderella and crew at the 1900 Park Fair to make it even more special). I would love a bag to put my memorabilia in from Marine Corp Marathon, which I am running in less then a month, including items from the race I ran to qualify.

Sending lots of Pixie Dust your way for a great race!

kel said...

I added you as a follower...I would love to win this bag!
Good Luck!

Margaret said...

Hope you get a big ole BQ this weekend!! Very exciting!

LOVE Mile 22 bags. I'll be running my very first marathon in January at WDW, and I would love to have a Race Day bag from Mile 22. I would send them my memorabilia, including mylar, scanned medals, and maybe even a photo with Mickey & Minnie, from the Disney marathon and carry it proudly to tell everyone I completed my first marathon. Inside: A wallet made from my bib! And Body Glide. Gotta have Body Glide.

Love your blog!

Alison said...

Ready for comment mania? Here we go.

I'm now following Westford Mommy! (Although you've been in my reader for ages now but I guess that's something different?)

Alison said...

You've been in my reader for ages now lady!

Alison said...

(OK that last post was supposed to say blogroll instead of reader.)

I would totally love the running back pack - I have a Nike one I take with me to races now but a Mile 22 bag with all my racing and running memorabilia would be too cool for school!

Alison said...

Goooood luck on Sunday! Oh man I feel like I'm so excited for this race I feel like I'm the one who's running it! Go mama GO I am so psyched for you I can't possibly express it in one comment! (Good thing this is #4!)

Croughwell said...

Good luck with your marathon on Sunday!

Croughwell said...

I'm a new follower!

Croughwell said...

I would like a bag commemorating my first marathon which will be December 13th.

Carlee said...

OH wow!!! BQ time! (tall mom sent me here). I'm dreaming of a BQ too; not sure if it's in the cards for my upcoming race: Hartford, but sub 4 definitely is and maybe (if my 1/2 time recently is any indicator...gah!)

Anyway, loved mile 22! Such a cool idea. Way better than shoving my number in a rubermaid never to be seen again...I would definitely put my Team in Training Jersey and number on the bag.

Carlee said...

I just started following

Carlee said...

added you to my blogroll

Carlee said...

AND of course am wishing you good luck. Can't wait to find out how it goes. Stay calm; the training's behind you...time to SOAR

Carlee said...

sAND of course am wishing you good luck. Can't wait to find out how it goes. Stay calm; the training's behind you...time to SOAR

Lisa said...

Just popping back around to wish you safe travels and GOOD LUCK in the marathon on Sunday!!!

Running, kind of. said...

Oh my goodness! I love this idea! this is one of those WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS!? ideas! How cute are these bags!!!?

I checked out the site and love the finish line bags! Big and roomie is what I like about it, not to mention I can see it now with all my SWAG! how awesome!!!!

Amanda

Running, kind of. said...

This is my good luck comment!

Good luck in your marathon!!! I have only checked out a few of your posts so far but I can see that you are prepared for this race!!!!! So go get em!!!

Run strong!

Amanda

Running, kind of. said...

Added you to my blogroll!!!

Running, kind of. said...

I am now a follower!!!

Amanda

Suzy said...

GL on Sunday! I hope you get your BQ time.

Suzy said...

I would get the finish line bag..it zips! I'm running my first half-marathon on 10/11 and would send my bib and shirt for the bag!

Suzy said...

I added your blog to my reader...can't wait to read about your race this weekend.

Mary Sailors said...

Hello!! I like the race day bag! It looks nice and roomy! I would put my #1 from Miracle Kids tri that I volunteered at and then a few numbers and maybe a tee (I Have so many!) Great giveaway!

Mary Sailors said...

I am a follower now!!

Mary Sailors said...

AND good luck this weekend!!! I live in Minneapolis and will be at the race!! Are you wearing anything special??

IF you get to spend any time in the cities, you will LOVE it. A few places to see: French Meadow Bakery(good organic food) on Lyndale Ave., Psycho Suzi's in Northeast(pizza, tots, drinks!) and well everyone says Mall of America, but shopping in Uptown is the best, Lake and Hennepin!!!

Good lUCK!

Running, kind of. said...

Posting a link to your giveaway right now!!

www.5mls2mt.blogspot.com

Amanda

Running, kind of. said...

I forgot to mention what I would use to make my Race Day bag! I am not exaclty sure but I may wait until I do my first full marathon in April OR I would send in all my half marathon bibs and shirts to have compiled into one AMAZING bag! Hard to say! I could also send in my Seattle half stuff after that half IF I PR. :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I posted about your Giveaway on High Five Friday

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am a card carrying memeber...well you know that...I emailed you to make sure you hadn't died when you went MIA :) WEll vacation and sickness..

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You are on my Blogroll, but I reduced it so you will show up if you have the most recent post.. I need to do some bloggy updating

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am WISHING YOU luck again and again. I HOPE that you go the little card I sent...and I hope that people stopped in to give you a HIGH FIVE.. I know you will be great. Stay focussed you have this!!

Tara said...

Awesome Blog! I have added you to my followers list. I am running the Nike Women's Full Marathon Oct 18 for Team in Training. My mom was diagnosed with Leukemia a few years ago, and I am running this marathon in honor of her recovery! I think this bag would be a great gift for my mom. Good Luck on your race tomorrow. BQ is an awesome goal!

kel said...

Good luck in the morning .....I hope to see you dancing through the finish line!!!!

6p00d8341d11c853ef said...

1. Hope you did well in your marathon this morning.
2. If I won, I'd get the Race Day bag and use it for carrying my gear to my training runs and my exercise classes.
3. I;ve subscribed to your website via google reader.