Friday, May 24, 2013

LISTEN UP: YURBUDS GIVEAWAY

RUNNING... (as always, scroll right on down to the bottom to skip my story & simply enter the giveaway)

I have been a runner in some way, shape or form since I was about 10 years old.  Even way back then I listened to music when I ran.  I spent a ridiculous and painstaking amount of time making mix tapes on my stereo's double cassette player.  When I ran, I carried the classic Sony walkman which likely weighed about 4 pounds and had the sound quality of a fuzzy tin can.
Original Sony Walkman (wow)
I used that puppy all the way through college, toting it to all of my cross country and track meets and continuing to make tapes for running even when CDs were starting their takeover (man, I'm old).  In all of those years, I could NEVER find a pair of headphones that worked.  The biggest issue for me has always been fit, as my ears are the size of a toddler's.  The standard headphones that came with my walkman (see above) wouldn't sit in my ear.  I would have to buy the bigger ones that sat on top of my ears and then I would have to replace them every year because the foam covers would get ruined by sweat, rain and basic overuse.  My head is also relatively small, so I'm sure I looked super cool running down the street in those bad boys.  My quest for the perfect pair of headphones has gone on for what feels like FOREVER.  Sure, all the new styles and shapes have gotten notably better, but they still don't work as well for me as I'd like them to.  The earbuds fall out, the behind the ear hooks aren't tight enough, the huge rock star ones are so big I wouldn't hear a mac truck if drove up behind me.  Seriously, I have tried them all (no really, all of them).

The land of misfit headphones
Enter YURBUDS.  Imagine my excitement when I found a pair of headphones that fit well, were sweatproof, had fantastic sound and looked cool.  No joke.  ALL of those things.  They are specifically designed for athletes by athletes.  The Yurbuds'  twistLock technology guarantees that they won't fall out.  And they don't.  Once they are sitting snuggly in the ear, they are so comfortable that I barely notice they are in there.  Personally, I like to wear the Inspire for women series because they are specifically designed for those of us with smaller ears.  But they have a ton of other choices in terms of size and fit, so there is no way you won't find a pair that works for you.  I LOVE these headphones and I think you will, too.  Want to try them?


The good folks over at Yurbuds have donated a pair of their new Signature Series-Lamichael James earphones to giveaway to one lucky RWM reader.  These earphones are just...awesome.  They are sleek-looking, with premium sound, and have reflective and tangle-resistant chords among so many other things.  To win these headphones along with a Yurbuds tech t-shirt (mens or womens) just comment below.  Give us anything from "YES, I WANT THOSE" to your favorite running song to why you do or don't love running with music.  

Bonus entries are the same as always:
~ Like YURBUDS on Facebook
~ Follow YURBUDS on Twitter
~ Like RWM on Facebook
~ Follow RWM on Twitter
* If you already do any or all of the above just let me know which ones so I can give you the extra entries.  

** Please note: contest is for US residents only.  Winner will be chosen by random.org on Friday, May 31st. Retail value of the Yurbuds earphones in this contest is $59.99.  Good luck.

...AND MUSIC

Listen to this:
Spark - Fitz & the Tantrums  Spark - More Than Just a Dream (Deluxe Version)

20 comments:

  1. Music is and has always been a large part of my everyday routine - from waking up to it, listening at work or while running. Would love to win these :-)

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  2. I do all of these:
    Like YURBUDS on Facebook
    Follow YURBUDS on Twitter
    Like RWM on Facebook
    Follow RWM on Twitter

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  3. Would love to try these! I love running to music for the motivation it provides....but my current earbuds are counterproductive as I get repeatedly frustrated as they are perpetually slipping out the ears! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  4. I already like Yurbuds on Facebook!

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  5. I already follow Yurbuds on twitter!

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  6. I already like you on Facebook!

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  7. ...and I follow you on twitter!

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  8. YES I WANT THOSE! ha! I, too, ran with that hunking yellow walkman :)

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  9. I love running with music. It helps set my mood and pace!

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  10. I follow you on Twitter!

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  11. I follow Yurbuds on Twitter!

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  12. Nice! I will mention them to the boys for their runs.

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  13. Always looking for ways to improve sound quality when running!

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  14. My favorite song to run to right now is Galactic's Hey Na Na with David Shaw but I already told you about that one! I also like All American Reject's Gives you Hell! I already like RWM on FB. :-)

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  15. Love to run with music and I am loving Matt Hires "Restless Heart" right now. I run in the Yurbuds Inspire for Women too as they are the first buds to stay in my ears.

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  16. Ive actually been dying to try YurBuds. A lot of my friends have them and love them!

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  17. GOT TO HAVE MY TUNES!! Favorite pick me up song during a long run is currently Hot Legs by Rod. Brings back memories of being young and cruising which is so much needed for a pick me up at about mile 15! (training for a 50K and 2 fall marathons...gulp)

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  18. I also like Yurbuds on FB

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  19. I also like RWM on FB!!!

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