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Summer Lovin’: Oiselle {Giveaway}

June 20, 2011

I posted this to the Missed Connections section on Craigslist:

I saw you on the Oiselle website a few weeks ago. I couldn’t take my eyes off of you. You were stripey and soft and dreamy. I want you. Did you notice me? If yes, contact me at

Okay, I didn’t really post to missed connections, but I was this close. I mean, how dreamy is the Stripey Tank? The minute I saw it, I knew I had to have it. Think about it, it’s fashion forward in a world of plain olds.

It’s even better in real life. Inspired by asymmetrical stripes (think Diane Von Furstenburg), the Stripey tank can be worn on and off the track, trails, or road. It’s also light-weight, slightly stretchy and wicking. Don’t mind if I do…

So, in honor of my new summer lovin’ (summer officially starts tomorrow) and {My Favorite Things} I’m hosting an Oiselle/Stripey Tank giveaway.

Do you want one? Oiselle has generously offered the readers of {I RUN LIKE A GIRL} the opportunity to win their very own Stripey Tank! (Cue applause, excitement, and joy)

To enter you have to follow of my blog.

To win (please leave a comment for each):

  • “Like” Oiselle on Facebook – leave a comment
  • “Like” {I RUN LIKE A GIRL} on Facebook (my “fan page”) – leave a comment
  • Post this giveaway on your Facebook page – extra points if you link both {I RUN LIKE A GIRL} and Oiselle to the post – leave a comment
  • Follow Oiselle on Twitter: @Oiselle – leave a comment
  • Tweet this giveaway on Twitter – I just entered the @run4margaritas @Oiselle Stripey Tank giveaway – leave a comment
  • {My Favorite Things} Giveaway will run until noon EST on Friday, July 1, at which time I will close the post for comments, choose 1 winner via and announce the winner with a (new) blog post.

    And since everyone can’t win, Oiselle is offering my readers 10% off all product on the website: Use the code RUN4MARGS at checkout. The discount code is good until midnight June 24.

    P.S. I got a sneak peek of the Fall 2011 line. If you like what you see now, just wait for Fall. The new line totally rocks!

    Simple Summer Side {Tomato-Basil Lima Beans}

    June 8, 2011

    I love to cook – but in the summer, when it’s 100 degrees, that last thing I want to do is subject myself to a hot stove and even more heat.

    That’s why I’ve decided to share my favorite {Simple Summer Sides/Salads} over the next couple of months. These dishes require little-to-no cooking and are simple.

    {Tomato-Basil Lima Beans}

    What you need:

    • Garlic
    • Salt & Pepper
    • (splash of) EVOO
    • Frozen lima beans
    • Basil
    • Grape (or cherry) tomatoes
    • Red onion
    • Shaved parmesan cheese (optional)

    Directions: In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add lima beans and cook according to directions (about 12-15 minutes).  Meanwhile, halve grape tomatoes, chop red onion, julienne basil and press garlic. Drain lima beans and combine with tomatoes, red onion, basil and garlic.  Add salt, pepper (and any other seasoning you like) and a splash of EVOO.  Top with shaved parmesan cheese (optional)


    Fresh basil from my garden

    Eat Tomato-Basil Lima Beans with crisp white wine and an outdoor patio set

    Sport Science {Discount Code}

    June 6, 2011

    Ask and you shall receive.

    Since I can’t giveaway 100 (free) sport science shirts, a few readers asked about a sport science discount code to purchase product online. Well, you got it!

    sport science is offering my readers 20% off all product on the website:

    Use the code Run4Margs at checkout. The discount is good until July 1, 2011.

    While sport science is on your mind, don’t forget about my sport science giveaway {here} for 2 chances to win a sport science shirt

    Thanks again to sport science for hosting my giveaway and offering my readers a discount code.

    National Running Day & My Favorite Things {Giveaway}

    June 1, 2011

    Today is National Running Day. So, in honor of one of my favorite things {running}, I’m giving away one of my favorite running related things {sport science}. But, I’ll get to that in a minute.

    {About} National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Wherever we are and whomever we’re with, we run—fast or slow, alone or with others, all over town or just around the block. It is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity that’s simple, inexpensive, and fun. It’s the perfect way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and for beginners to kick off a lifetime and life-changing commitment.

    I mean, can you think of anything better than National Running Day – a day devoted just to runners? Personally, I love it {and I’m on cloud 9}

    I plan to celebrate National Running Day with BJ – one of my all-time favorite running partners – and an after-work run. (Wish us luck, things are getting toasty in DC).

    What are you doing to celebrate National Running Day? Find more information about NRD and local events {HERE}

    Now, on to My Favorite Things {Giveaway}

    4 years ago I met BJ, my now husband, at a fun-run at a local running store. Running has always been “our thing” – similar to a couple sharing “their song” – our song was running. So, when we got engaged and planned our engagement photo shoot, I knew I needed to incorporate running into the mix. Enter {Sport Science} and the extremely genius shirt/slogan: Virginia is for Runners (a clever take on the state of VA slogan: Virginia is for Lovers – thankfully, and in our case, BJ and I are lovers, too).

    I bought the shirt thinking that I would only wear it once: to take engagement pictures. 2 years later, I’m hooked on Sport Science.

    {About} sport science is a (semi)-local brand with roots in both VA and SC. The owner and founder is a VA resident (and an awesome human-being) – but employees and manufacturing are in SC. The science behind the Sport Science just makes sense. sport science™ products are engineered to keep you dry and regulate your core body temperature, which keeps you cooler when it’s hot and warmer when it’s cold. The dri-release® fabric rapidly wicks perspiration to keep you dry and comfortable.

    The shirts are extremely comfortable and totally stylish. I wear my shirts running – but I also wear them with jeans to run errands around the neighborhood. The best part is that I don’t get hot and uncomfortable – my shirts have gone with me to New Zealand, Sun Valley (in the summer & winter), USVI and around DC – and no matter the temperature, I’m always okay. I can’t say that about many products.

    Giveaway Time!! sport science is giving away 2 shirts to 2 lucky readers.

    To Enter:

    • Follow my blog, I RUN LIKE A GIRL
    • Follow I RUN LIKE A GIRL on Facebook {here} – worth 2 points
    • Follow Sport Science on Facebook {here}
    • In honor of National Running Day, leave a comment letting me know your favorite distance to race and why.
    • Bonus Entry: link this contest on your social platform of choice. Leave a separate comment letting me know you did and the link.
    “My Favorite Things” giveaway will be open until noon EST, Friday, June 10th, at which time I will close the post for comments, choose 2 winners via and announce the winners with a (new) blog post.

    Testing 1,2,3

    May 31, 2011

    Testing out my new site – and slowly making the switch from Blogger to WordPress.

    WordPress? Don’t let me down!