Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentine's Day Giveaway too "Tough" to pass up

Happy Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day is about love and I want to share something that I love with YOU!! SO it is the perfect day to have a review and giveaway!!

Some time ago, I stumbled upon an advertisement for Tough Chik on Endurance Athlete Project, I was instantly drawn into the name and had to find out more.


Once I clicked the ad and read about Tough Chik I was impressed. I loved "the story" of how it all started and really like the philosophy behind the brand--I identified with it on my own Tough Chik level.


Tough Chick. This is what tough looks like. Casual performance clothes.

Tough Chik is not just a clothing line, it is an outlook on life.
All women have a personal story that makes them tough and our goal is to celebrate Tough Chik triumphs in a creative way. We want to revolutionize women's performance apparel by linking it to something more profound than just pretty designs.




After thinking about it for a couple days, I took a chance and emailed Shannon, the owner of Tough Chik and told her a bit about MY story and started begging and pleading as well as offering bribes asked if she would be interested in participating in a blog review and giveaway. To my delight, Shannon agreed!


I ordered a couple tee's from Tough Chik and the hardest part was picking which ones I wanted to get, there were so many I wanted! So I settled on my first two choices:

Triathamom and I RUN.




TRIATHAMOM
This is the Triathamom tee and I absolutely adore it! It is one of the newest designs for 2011 from Tough Chiks!
I am a Mom and a triathlete so this was a perfect blend of my two favorite things. When I tell you this tee is soft, I mean soft.
It is made from quality fibers and the fit is just perfect. Not too tight and not too baggy or loose. There is nothing I hate more than a tee shirt that gets all bound up around me while I am working out or playing with Lola.
I wore this tee to physical therapy, out shopping, to the gym and just hanging out. It was perfect for all those occasions.
The tee is a pale pearl grey with purple writing. I love the TOUGH CHIK logo on the back shoulder.

It's different!
And it let's all those behind me know I am a Tough Chik!


I RUN T-SHIRTThe other tee shirt I got was I RUN in navy blue. Again, super soft and a perfect fit. I am a stay at home Mom so I wear tee's and yoga pants a lot.
I really liked these tee's because the fit makes it a bit more refined than your typical tee shirt. Is it ok to call a tee shirt dressy?? You know what I mean, it's not that box cut tee that just hangs on ya. This fits well and looks great!
These tops also washed like a dream. They did not shrink, lose their shape or their softness.




I know you want to rush on over to Tough Chicks right now and get your own right? Well, you can AND Shannon has hooked the readers up with a super discount!

At the check out enter the code milesmusclesmom for 20% off your TOTAL purchase.




Are you into cycling? Running? They have a tee for that!
Are you a yoga fan? Yup, they got one for you too!
You just wanna look cute doing your thing? Tough Chik can help you.
Tough Chik even has an entire line of Bamboo fabrics-Tough Chik Embrace.
Not only do they carry a great variety of tees and tops for the active lady, they also have a line of performance apparel. I will be featuring this line in the future!!


We all know some Tough Chiks and many of us are Tough Chik's ourselves.
You don't have to win races to be tough. You don't have to be a professional athlete to be tough.
Tough is many, many things.

Tough is finding a way to balance everything in your life to achieve success.
Tough is overcoming challenges to make your dreams reality.
Tough is pushing through that workout knowing the benefits that will pay off.
Tough is not accepting NO for an answer.
Tough is asking for help when needed.
So I ask you, are YOU a Tough Chik?

This is Mainer tough (right Caratunk Girl??)
Who needs an ice bath when you have tons of snow??
An icebath-the Maine way
Tough Chiks is ready to hook you up with an awesome giveaway package!
Water bottle, sweat towel, catalog, wipes and Tee of YOUR CHOICE!
Wanna win?? Of course, YOU get to pick the TEE of YOUR CHOICE for this contest.

**Please leave a separate comment for each entry**

Here's how you can enter for a chance to win:
1) MANDATORY Be a follower of my blog!
2) MANDATORY Go to the TOUGH CHIK site and tell me which tee you would pick if you were to win this contest.

Bonus Entries:
3) Make a purchase from Tough Chik (don't forget the 20% off discount code!) and get 5 additional entries!
4) Sign up for the Tough Chik mailing list
5) Follow Tough Chik on Twitter
6) Like Tough Chik on Facebook - leave a comment or write on their wall.
7) Share the love! on Twitter, Facebook, your blog etc. Leave a comment for each.
8) Did you comment on THIS blog post? If so, you earned an additional entry! (I know who you are)


Entries to this giveaway will be accepted until 2/28/2011 at midnight. The winner will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries and announced on 03/01/2011.

NOTE: This giveaway is dedicated to Chris K at The Manly Runner!! Because sometimes being manly is all about embracing your inner TOUGH CHIK!!

ETA: If you are a dude and you want to enter, that's cool. You can enter for yourself or on behalf of your lady. Who said a man can't wear a Tough Chik tee? It's all good. I don't judge. Do your thing-

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Jason said...

Love the note at the end. I gotta enter later for Karen. Great giveaway.

Molly said...

I'm a follower : )

Molly said...

I'd choose the Running is Zen tee.

Molly said...

oh yes, I commented on that post : )

Molly said...

follow tough chik on twitter..

Molly said...

tweet tweet!

Sandra said...

I like the 'I Run' shirt above! --also liked on FB and signed up for the Tough Chik mailing list.

Caratunk Girl said...

Darn tootin that is Maine tough. We should get our own shirts just for training year round here! :) And Chris K is a tough chik. I think that is what he should have put for a blog title.

Oh. I follow you. That sounds kind of creepy. I mean it in the non-creepy way.

Caratunk Girl said...

I like the running is zen shirt.

Caratunk Girl said...

I follow them on twitter

Tiphanie said...

Yes, I'm a follower and if I was to win I would choose the "run like you are being chased" T-shirt! :)

keyalus said...

Following you on GFC. I love the "Trail Blazer" shirt. Timely because I am just getting into trail running this year!

Tiphanie said...

I just registered for the tough chik mailing list and liked them on FB!

keyalus said...

I subscribed to the Tough Chik mailing list.

keyalus said...

Following Tough Chik on Twitter.

Julie said...

I'm a follower :-)

Julie said...

I love the Triathamom shirt!

Julie said...

I liked on FB :-)

keyalus said...

Liked on FB and left a comment on wall.

Chris K said...

The Manly Runner officially endorces Tough Chick :-)

KristynG said...

I follow your blog :)

KristynG said...

I would pick the Navy "I Run" tee. Super cute!

KristynG said...

I now follow Tough Chick on Twitter (kristynkg)

KristynG said...

I commented on the "other" post :)

KristynG said...

i tweeted about the giveaway

Jen said...

i would get the navy "i run" shirt!

Kim Smith said...

Love following you on DM and now will look forward to your blog. Your personal story inspires me and I too feel I am a tough chick in the making. I am a triathamom and a 3 time half marathoner and I cannot wait to grow my races!
Thanks bunches,

Kim Smith

Amber said...

I bought the "irun" t'shirt - so I would choose the "Triathamom" tee!

Shelley said...

I saw your comment on MizFit's post and came over here - how have I never heard of you before??? And you've lost 100 lbs and became a runner? Awesome - I can't wait to read more!

Oh, I just became a follower, lol!

Shelley said...

Love these shirts - I'd probably get the "run like you are being chased" shirt!

Amber said...

I now follow on Twitter :)

Kovas said...

Follower

Kim Smith said...

And, if I were to win I think I would love to own the I run or the Triathamom!

Amber said...

and, I "like" on Facebook!

Kovas said...

I'd get the mesh back cranberry for my wife

Kovas said...

I commented on the earlier post

Melissa Cunningham said...

follower!

Melissa Cunningham said...

commented on that post

Melissa Cunningham said...

love the "i run" shirtAND the triathamom one!
:)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Sitting in that snow just looks soooo painful

One Crazy Penguin said...

I follow!

Katie said...

i'm a follower!

Katie said...

signed up for the mailing list!

Katie said...

i just want a plain old "i run" shirt. love it.

Katie said...

follow you on twitter!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

I'm a follower =)

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

I like...no I NEED the tough chic cycling shorts. Just got my bike. and my bum really hurts. =(( ouch!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

will post this on my blog's sidebar =)

Laura said...

Already follow you. :) Must have the tiathamom shirt!

Laura said...

triathamom!

Laura said...

follow tough chick on twitter

BigHappyFamily said...

I like the navy I run shirt ... but ... I like the race back options available on the other products. Wish you could combine!

BigHappyFamily said...

I follow

BigHappyFamily said...

I like Tough Chik on fb

Rae said...

I follow you!

Rae said...

I love the I Run t-shirt!

Barbie said...

I am a follower :)

Barbie said...

I love the I Swim shirt :)

Barbie said...

Liked Tough chik on FB and have left a comment :)

Barbie said...

Have signed up for their mailing list as well :)
Can you tell how badly I want to win this one ;)

Carly said...

Follower.

Carly said...

Linking on my sidebar.

Carly said...

I commented on that post.

Carly said...

I like the retro cruiser v-neck or the i tri tee.

Mary said...

I'm a follower

Mary said...

I want an "I Run" shirt, but in the Maroon

Yochi said...

I am totally already a follower! :) Love it!

Yochi said...

I love the "I <3 Mud" tee! It definitely describes what I'm covered in after most of my runs. (At least I hope that's what I'm covered in...)

Yochi said...

"Liked" Tough Chik on Facebook :)

Yochi said...

Posted a comment on "Are you a tough chik!"

Yochi said...

Confirmed subscription to the Tough Chik mailing list!

Yochi said...

Posted a bit about Tough Chik on my facebook wall!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am a follower!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I love the "Run like you are being chased." Shirt!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I follow them on Twitter!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

And I like them on FB!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on my sidebar!

ltlindian said...

I'm a follower! and fellow Mainer. :)
Michelle

ltlindian said...

Did the mailing list too!

ltlindian said...

I want the triathamom shirt! I promise I won't wear it until I complete my first triathlon. :) (This spring!)

mathgeek00 said...

Following you through Yahoo now (about time ;)) I have to say I LOVE the "Run like you're being chased" shirt!!

I also "liked" Tough Chik on FB and commented on their wall post about you!

You go, Jen!!!

ltlindian said...

I liked on FB too.

EricaH said...

i am a follower

EricaH said...

I would love the IRun tee.

EricaH said...

i like Tough Chik on Fb

EricaH said...

i linked back

http://www.ericarunning30.com/2011/02/weekend-round-up-214.html

sarah said...

Triathamom?! I love it!

Beth said...

I'm a follower!

Beth said...

I love the retro cruiser t-shirt!

KC Krane said...

i follow this blog

KC Krane said...

i signed up for the mailing list

KC Krane said...

following them on fb

KC Krane said...

i would get run like you are being chased

Barbie said...

I mentioned you in my blog too :)
http://barbie-tryingatri.blogspot.com/2011/02/physio-update.htm

amandainbalance said...

I am a follower

amandainbalance said...

I would get the Running is Zen shirt.

My Life and Running said...

I'm a follower of your blog...

My Life and Running said...

Love the Bamboo Racer tanks. Need one for hot yoga!

My Life and Running said...

I now follow them on Twitter.

My Life and Running said...

Tweeted!

Teamarcia said...

Follower!

Teamarcia said...

I'd have to go for the iRun shirt but heck on wheels is cute too.

Teamarcia said...

I follow TC on FB and twitter

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

Teamarcia said...

and I tweeted!

Jennifer said...

1. following this blog

Jennifer said...

2. I like the grass stained t-shirt and the sweet peacock

Jennifer said...

4. mailing list = check!

Jennifer said...

5. Facebook.....check!

Jennifer said...

8. commenting on the blog....check...I really enjoy reading it so keep writing!

Aimee said...

I'm a follower!

Aimee said...

Ohhh..I like the triathmom one!!

Aimee said...

I "like" them on FB

Stacey said...

I follow

Stacey said...

I love the "I Run" and "Spiral" tees.

Stacey said...

I follow Tough Chik on FB

Stacey said...

I follow Tough Chik on Twitter

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I follow you of course!!!!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I am all over the "I run" t-shirt!!!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I follow tough chik on twitter!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I liked them on FB too!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I commented on your Jan. 25th post :)

Anne said...

I'm a follower!

Anne said...

I donlove the "I run" shirt. But the "Running is zen" is pretty cool too!

Anne said...

I follow Tough Chik on Twitter!

Anne said...

And I did comment on that post ;)

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I'm a new follwer

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I like the "i run" shirt

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I linked this on my blog

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I follow Tough Chik on Twitter

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I tweeted

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I like Tough Chik on FB and wrote on their wall

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I subscribed to their mailing list

April said...

Hi! I am a new follower! Found you through the studly runner!

April said...

I posted a link on my blog sidebar.
mommysfitfortheking.blogspot.com

April said...

I liked Tough Chik on FB.

April said...

I would pick the "I Run" tee shirt in marroon.

Sarah AJ said...

I'm a new follower.

Sarah AJ said...

I'd probably pick the i run tee. I also love the retro cruiser v-neck.

Sarah AJ said...

I signed up for their mailing list.

Sarah AJ said...

I'm also following Tough Chik on Twitter.

Sarah AJ said...

And I like them on FB.

Haley said...

I follow your blog :)

Haley said...

If I won I'd be torn between the "I <3 Mud" Tee or the long sleeve "this is what tough looks like" Tee!

Haley said...

I already liked them on Facebook (way back when you posted the other post I had to find out more, lol!). Left a comment :)

Haley said...

Commented on your earlier post too :)

Haley said...

shared on my Facebook page

Haley said...

shared giveaway on my blog (though not followers, lol.... sorry)

Haley said...

joined mailing list

Haley said...

i also started following their blog, lol. not sure if that counts but I'm really stoked for this giveaway lol!!!!!!

Desert Rose said...

OMG! I SOOOOOOOOOO want that irun T! LOVE IT!!!!
jen,you keep inspiring me.

bobbie said...

I am a NEW follower:)

bobbie said...

I like the new running is zen shirt

bobbie said...

Following tough chic on twitter

bobbie said...

Liked tough chic on facebook

bobbie said...

tweeted it

bobbie said...

posted on facebook

bobbie said...

Linked it on my blog

Anne said...

I tweeted (okay, retweeted...)

scissorbill said...

Love the I Run shirt.

Elizabeth said...

Hello, My name is Beth and I found your post on Slowtwitch. Interestingly enough, we both are followers of Tall Mom.

I love Tough Chik, thanks for sharing. I am a new follower.

Elizabeth said...

I now follow them on twitter

Elizabeth said...

And FB

Elizabeth said...

If I could get anything, it would be the triathamom or heck on wheels shirts.

Elizabeth said...

I tried to order using the code but it states it is expired. :(

Dr. TriRunner said...

I am now following!

Dr. TriRunner said...

Hmm... I'm torn between the I Tri and the Trail Blazer t-shirts. I LOVE the cycling shorts though!!!

Pinkhatrunner said...

I am a follower

Pinkhatrunner said...

I love the RUNNING IN ZEN T Shirt.

Pinkhatrunner said...

I like Tough Chik on fb

Pinkhatrunner said...

I posted giveaway on my fb page

Pinkhatrunner said...

I posted giveaway on my blog

Pinkhatrunner said...

On mailing list for Tough Chik

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I'm a follower.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I would pick the "I run" tee.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I signed up for Tough Chik's mailing list.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I like Tough Chik on Facebook and I left a message on their page.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog.

Kiley said...

I'm a follower

Kiley said...

I would get the I RUN shirt

Kiley said...

posted on my blog: http://dailyvitaminf.blogspot.com/2011/02/total-giveaway-tuesday-week-of-feb-22.html

Brandi said...

I follow your blog on my Google Reader feeds! Love the motivation!

Brandi said...

The shirt I like the best (since there isn't a SWIM option (why not?!) is the Grass Stain design!

Brandi said...

Just signed up for the Tough Chik mailing list!

Brandi said...

I follow Tough Chick on Twitter. Nice to read their cute tweets and retweets.

Brandi said...

Hope they see the comment I left on their Facebook page - they need a swim tee design! (Unless I overlooked it...)

Brandi said...

I retweet Tough Chik on Twitter!

Brandi said...

I commented on your previous blog post that I love this blog for motivation. Reading this and following you on dailymile makes me excited to get home from work and hit the gym. Thank you!

Kabekona Tri Girl said...

Very awesome stuff. I signed up to follow you, this is the first I found your blog, woo hoo!! as well as the mailing list, next I like them on facebook. Triathamom??? LOVE IT!

Running Mama x5 said...

I am a follower of your blog

Running Mama x5 said...

I liked them on FB

Running Mama x5 said...

I would get the I love Mud shirt for an upcoming mud run I'm doing. Soooo cute

Running Mama x5 said...

Shared this gfiveaway on FB.

runyogarepeat said...

Their bamboo racer back tank is so cute & would be perfect for yoga.

Sarah said...

I follow your blog!

Sarah said...

I follow Tough Chik on Twitter!

Sarah said...

I tweeted this giveaway!

Sarah said...

I liked Tough Chik on FB!

Sarah said...

I shared this giveaway on my blog!

Sarah said...

I would get the I Run shirt in maroon! I love it!

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