Sunday, March 14, 2010

Training Tag-Alongs Giveaway ...

Like most of you, I am faced with the task of balancing life as a mother (or father) and a runner. You know how it is. We squeeze in runs during preschool and after bedtime. We plan races around our everyone else's schedule. We sacrifice sleep (and sometimes sanity) to stick to the training plan.

But, we are not the only ones who are affected by our active lives. Our little ones tag along on endless runs, suffer through monster treadmill sessions and give up time on their vacations, so that we can do what we love. And it's about time that we thank them. That's where Training Tag-Alongs comes in.

Training Tag-Alongs is a Richmond-based apparel company that recognizes the dedication, support (and tolerance!) your little one has for your exercise addiction! Here's how the company was started,

"When the founder's pride and joy arrived in May of 2005, she didn’t let the trials of motherhood stand in the way of fitness. She picked up a jogging stroller and pounded the pavement. Through heat, rain and snow, her son was always along for the ride. Less than a year later, she qualified for the Boston Marathon with a blistering-fast 26.2 miles in Virginia Beach. It was in Beantown, after a fruitless search for a souvenir for her favorite training partner, that the Training Tag-Alongs concept was born! Now, with the help of the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing (a.k.a. “husband”) and Vice President of Product Testing (a.k.a. “son”), Training Tag-Alongs boasts a wonderfully unique and creative collection of T-shirts, stickers, and bibs."

Here are just a few of the adorable designs available.

Now, thanks to the great people at Training Tag-Alongs, three lucky readers will win their choice of one of these shirts for their training tag-along. (All of my girls have worn the "Marathoner In Training" shirt, which has been a big hit with my gang). PLUS, an additional 10 readers will win a 26.2 mile marker sticker (see picture above).

So, do you want to know how to enter? (One Comment Per Entry Please!!)

1. Check out the Training Tag-Alongs website HERE and come back and tell me what you would choose if you win.

2. Become a follower of my blog, or tell me that you already are.

3. Become a fan of my Facebook page HERE, or tell me that you already are.

4. Repost this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, your local library, wherever and come back and tell me that you did. (One entry per repost).

5. Tell me how you show your tag-along how you appreciate them for all of their support.

Giveaway closes at Midnight EST on Saturday, March 20. Winners will be chosen at random on Sunday, March 21.

97 comments:

Jen said...

I am a follower already. And apparently the FIRST to comment.

Jen said...

I gave up FB and Twitter for Lent.. so I will have to head to the local library today. LOL!

Jen said...

I like:

1. You just got passed by a girl.
2. Triathelete in training
3. Running is the new soccer.

Jen said...

I added it to my giveaway list... at #1... okay it is the only one listed for this week!

Jen said...

I think both of my tag-a-longs would appreciate these shirts. It would help them feel a part of what I was doing away from them... and when they job with me... we can be a united team.

Teamarcia said...

So cute! I'm gonna have to get 2 to headoff the fighting that would ensue with just one!
I love You just got passed by a girl

Teamarcia said...

I'm already a follower

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

Teamarcia said...

I show my appreciation for my tag alongs with a big hug and kiss on the racecourse as well as plenty of expo swag!

misszippy said...

Love this product..one of those "why didn't I think of that" things. Anyhow, I'd get the pink shirt for my daughter or the "mommy's training partner" for my son.

misszippy said...

I'm already a fan.

Nicole said...

Cute, cute, cute! But I'm too impatient (and never win anything anyway) so I went ahead and bought a couple of things! Thanks for bringing this company to my attention! :-)

misszippy said...

Became a fan on FB

Nicole Joy said...

Wow what a cute giveaway! I love the "wanna race? You just got passed by a girl shirt!" So adorable!

Nicole Joy said...

I'm a follower!

Nicole Joy said...

I'm a FB fan!

Nicole Joy said...

I advertised the giveaway on my FB status! :0)

Anne said...

My kids no longer need to tag along and I would guess they don't make t-shirts in their sizes :) ...but what a great idea!
I will link the giveaway to my blog, but I will not be entering the draw.

Kerrie T. said...

Great giveaway, TMB! I like the "Marathoner in Training" design! Too cute!

Kerrie T. said...

I'm a follower. :)

Kerrie T. said...

I'm a FB fan!

Kerrie T. said...

All linked up on MvM!

Kerrie T. said...

When the weather is nice, I usually end a run at the park so T Junior can run around and play. :) Or, I try to balance the day. If we run in the morning, then after his nap we'll go do something for him, like the library or an indoor play area (if it's raining).

Jill said...

I like the running is the new soccer.

Jill said...

I follow your blog.

Jill said...

FB fan

Jill said...

Tweet, http://twitter.com/ohmmommy/status/10472839763

Jill said...

After my Tag-along spends the time so patiently in the stroller, I spend extra time with him running around in the yard. It is my cool down time, but he doesn't know that. It's mommy play time.

ajh said...

I am a follower.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I love the Mom's Official training partner or the Marathoner in training shirts. Too cool!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am a happy Follower :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am a fan of your Facebook page..

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

We take our tag-alongs to the park after we run or to get a smoothie snack. Win win!!

Barefoot AngieB said...

This is a great giveaway!! I am already a follower of your awesome blog!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I just linked this to my blog! I so want to win a t-shirt for one of my boys!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I went to the website and really like the "Mom's favorite training partner" shirt! My second favorite was the "are we there yet" shirt!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I am already a facebook fan of yours!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I show them I appreciate them by being enthusiastic about them wanting to be involved and curious. I want to set a good example and that really is the best thing I can do for them.

Especially over the winter I have enjoyed them coming down to the basement to hang with me while I run on the treadmill. They love to come chat and show me things.
I try and spend more time with them after a run when I have been away and they love to ask questions about it.

This summer I will get to use the jogger again and my 2 year old loves to go for rides!

Momma Twitch said...

OOOH! I think the Marathoner in training would be PERFECT for my little girl! :)

Momma Twitch said...

I follow you!

Momma Twitch said...

I'm a fan on FB!

Momma Twitch said...

I linked ya on my blog. :)

Momma Twitch said...

I show my kiddos I aprreciate them with LOTS of trips to the park and 1 on 1 reading time. :)

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm already a follower

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm a facebook follower.

Cynthia O'H said...

My favorite shirt is Mom's Training Partner. Some days, i just couldn't do it without my #1.

EricaH said...

i really like the Moms official training partner shirt so appriopriate for my youngest who has to accompany me on many morning runs after her sisters go to school

erica_haggins@hotmail.com

EricaH said...

im a follower

erica_haggins@hotmail.com

Cynthia O'H said...

My tag-along races with me whenever I can. There are some races that he will ask to do because there is a kids' run. It's hard to say no to a child who wants to be active and wants me to run at the same time.

And, my tag-alongs usually get most of my swag. Big tees are great for sleeping in.

Shelby said...

I love the "You just got passed by a girl"! and Mommy's favorite tag-alongs.
I am already a fan of your blog and Facebook page!

Kim said...

Not in it for the prize, since I don't have a little one, but those sure are cute!!

Jess said...

Already following you!

Jess said...

Already a FB fan!

Jess said...

I like the "Wanna race?" one.

MCM Mama said...

Love the "Are we there yet?" Back when I used to run while pushing a running stroller, I heard that a lot. That and "faster mommy faster". LOL

MCM Mama said...

I'm already a follower.

Christine Jensen said...

I like the eat my dust shirt!

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Christine Jensen said...

Following you in Google as Chris

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Judi said...

I'm a follower!

Judi said...

What a fun idea! I liked the "wanna race? catch me if you can" - we are out of the stroller phase here! :)

Judi said...

I try to make special muffins before a race for my husband and our four kids. They all love muffins and it is something I can do for them. They come to every race! I have great supporters!

momof3 said...

I'm a stalker, uh, follower.

Dallas B. said...

I would buy the "Mom's Official Training Partner".

Dallas B. said...

I'm a follower.

Dallas B. said...

I'm a Fan of your FB page.

Dallas B. said...

Snacks and LOTS of playground time afterwards!

Darlene said...

I already follow your blog

Darlene said...

I already follow your blog

Darlene said...

I am already a fan on FB

Darlene said...

I am already a fan on FB

Darlene said...

I linked this giveaway to my blog

Earth Momma Mer said...

I show S & D how much I appreciate them by allowing them days that I focus on their exercise. As many times as they have "tagged along" on my runs, SS classes, etc. I do the same by watching their every moves at CORE and every chance we get to play outside. I want them to know how important exercise is to me and hopefully showing them support while they do exercise will help it become a natural part of their lives.

Stephanie said...

I am a follower!

Stephanie said...

I like the marathoner in training shirt and the My mommy race a marathon (and the name of the marathon) I am running my 1st marathon in October and me and 2 of my friends have been trying to decide what to have our little ones wear when we race. I will have to share this website with them.

thanks!

Stephanie said...

I became a fan on facebook

Stephanie said...

My little boy is 17mos and is everything to me!!! I actually began running after I had him as a way to get myself healthy and to raise my son knowing that he has a healthy mommy, and hopefully he will in turn live a healthy lifestyle. He is my motivation every day to get out there and make healthy choices, and to finish that run, no matter how much is hurts! He is always there for me to cheer me on when I cross the finish line. He will be there for my first 1/2 in April and in Chicago for mommy's first marathon. I can't wait!!!

Running Diva Mom said...

already a follower -- thanks for the opportunity!!

Running Diva Mom said...

I show my little supporters how much I appreciate them by incorporating them into my training and my runs. They "train" with me and my daughter competes in the kids races. I'm showing them how to live a healthy and active lifestyle. I reward them with healthy treats.

Running Diva Mom said...

I like "Mommys Official Training Partner" TOO CUTE!!

Courtney said...

I'm a follower of your blog already but I don't really need an entry. Just wanted to comment how cute these shirts are!! Too bad I don't have any kids to put them on ;)

RunMom said...

I'm a newer follower & just became a fan. I'll link to your giveaway on my next post tomorrow. The shirts are so cute. I'd be thrilled with any of them but I think my daughter would love the you got passed by a girl.

Oh & how I reward them. For my 4 yr old I turned my workout room into a workout/play room where she gets to play with special toys when I run on the treadmill. She loves it! AND I love it because it keeps her busy :-)

Allie said...

Those shirts are so cute, I would go with the "Mom's official training partner" one.

Allie said...

I'm a follower.

Allie said...

And a FB fan.

Allie said...

I linked on my blog.

Michelle said...

These are Sooooo adorable!

I love the:

Mommy wears a Bib2
&
Marathoner in Training

Great giveaway!

Michelle said...

I'm a follower!

Michelle said...

My tag along thinks it is hilarious that I run in the first place. We actually entered a race as a family and he rode in the BOB - he loved this so much!

I make sure that he has special trips to the park on days that he has to ride in the stroller during training days to help him know how much I appreciate his patience.

1NYgirl said...

I'm a new follower. I think your blog is really cute. Glad njoy linked to it :)
I don't have a little one, but one of my best friends has a baby boy who would look adorable in the green "are we there yet" shirt.
I'll put a post on my blog, KBrunsDisney

RunMom said...

Just linked you on my blog too http://www.runfastmommy.com/2010/03/free-stuff-fun-things.html

Nicole said...

I have 9 mnth twins who go on every run with me. I love the Triathlete in training tee!

Nicole said...

And I am now a follower of your blog! :)

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

OH my goodness, those are ADORABLE! My 3 year old would totally rock the "running is the new soccer" shirt!

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

I am a follower of your blog

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

I am a fan of your facebook page!

deannahensley said...

I am a FB fan!

deannahensley said...

My favorite shirt is the "Are we there yet" and second would be "Marathoner in training" for my 10 month old since he has technically ran his first one already (in utero!).