I want you to Run Naked.
Got your attention, didn't I?
OK, so I don't really want you to run without your clothes on. If for no other reason than it's getting really cold outside and I don't want you to get frostbite. (There are other reasons too, but I'm sure you can figure those out yourself.)
So, you probably want to know what I mean, right? Well, it's simple. I want you to be seen when you run. And a surefire way to do that is to Run Naked.
Run Naked Sports is an apparel company, attempting to make reflective gear more fashion forward and fun. Here's what they have to say ...
"Why Run Naked? Comfort. Freedom. Safety.
When you are running in low light conditions, bits of reflection on your shoes usually doesn’t cut it. Reflector vests can seem like a punishment of discomfort. Reflection will only protect us if we wear it. Run Naked Sports is making reflection fun.
Be seen. Be free. Be safe."
What more could a runner want?
Personally, I run at least half of my weekly miles in the dark. I already don a headlamp, but I'm not about to wear a reflective vest. It's just not my style. So, when I stumbled upon Run Naked Sports, I was pumped. Simple designs. Extreme visibility. A match made in heaven. I wanted to Run Naked.
So, I contacted Joan (the woman behind Run Naked Sports), who greeted me with fantastic customer service and was nice enough to let me test her product. She sent me the women's short sleeve tee (black) in a large (medium would have fit, but I sized up since I fell between sizes). Here I am before an early morning run, last weekend (I tried my best to keep the reflection to a minimum for the picture) ...
Super cute, right?
I can not speak highly enough of this shirt. It is ultra-comfortable (I've been wearing it when I'm not running, too). And it is MASSIVELY reflective. The slightest bit of light is all it takes for you to be seen. And that's something we all NEED as the days get shorter and shorter.
Now, for the fun stuff.
Thanks to Joan at Run Naked Sports, ONE lucky reader will win their own Run Naked tee (available in both Men's and Women's cut). Here's how to enter (separate comments please!):
1. Become a follower and leave me a comment to let me know.
2. "Like" Run Naked Sports on Facebook HERE and leave me a comment to let me know.
3. Visit Run Naked Sports website HERE and leave me a comment to let me know what color shirt you would choose if you won.
4. Leave me a comment to let me know what you currently wear when you run in low-light conditions.
5. Repost this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. and leave me a comment to let me know.
FIVE (5) BONUS ENTRIES: Email me at racingwithbabes (at) yahoo (dot) com with a picture of you in your current reflective gear. Be creative. I'll pick my favorite and send them a surprise.
Entries will be accepted until Saturday, November 20. Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Sunday, November 21.