Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sharing Saturday - KT Tape

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As runners and folks with active lifestyles, we often put our bodies through the ringer! At times our muscles, ligaments, and tendons could use some pain relief and support. That is where KT Tape comes into play.

What is KT Tape?
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Who is it for?
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What does it do?
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I have to be 100% upfront with you, I have only used KT Tape a few times... (Honestly, I have been extremely blessed to have a pretty injury-free running "career" thus far. My IT Band has flared up a bit before I found cross and strength training, but other than that I haven't really had any major running related injuries. One time I "actually" used KT Tape was when I stubbed my toe on a pool chair and needed some relief from the foot pain it caused - CLUMSY ME! Another instance I had some random heel pain and figured it couldn't hurt. The other time I used it was to cover my shoes in it for the Dopey Challenge.) I do want to mention that although I do not personally use this on a regular basis (or at least haven't yet), I know there are LOTS of you out there that do. I am NOT a doctor or offering medical advice, but I know lots of folks in the running community swear by this tape!

KT Tape on my Foot
Please ignore the peeling toenail polish...

A little RICE {rest, ice, compression, elevation} never hurts!

Hey, it went with my costumes!

"If you don't use it, why do you have it?" GREAT QUESTION!

You see, they had a contest on Instagram a few months back. It was pretty simple to enter... Repost a picture, follow a couple accounts, and hashtag your post. Easy peasy, right?! The prize? A YEAR'S SUPPLY OF KT Tape! Well, you know I love me some giveaways, so I reposted the picture and sort of forgot about it.

Enter to win a 1 year supply of KT Tape
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That was until my Instagram feed started BLOWING UP with congratulations! GUESS WHAT... I WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY WINNERS!!

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Part of me thinks NO ONE ever wins these contests, yet another part of me thinks, if someone does, why can't it be me?! I mean Ryan and I DID win a free trip to Costa Rice from Dole through a contest we entered on Facebook (All we had to do to enter that one? Submit your first name, last name and email address!), so you'd think I would believe my own advice that SOMEONE has to win so you might as well throw your name in the ring!

Anyway, the wonderful folks at KT Tape contacted me and I got to select 20 rolls. They had 10 colors in stock, so I figured I would pick 2 of every color - NO BRAINER!

20 rolls of KT Tape
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As I mentioned, I haven't needed to use the KT Tape yet, so I still have rolls to share. I have given most of the rolls away to friends, but still have some left. I wanted to share the wealth and have a fun GIVEAWAY (I believe I am blessed to bless others, so my gain is now YOUR gain) - hence SHARING SATURDAY!


This giveaway is for two rolls of KT Tape PRO - one Rage Red and one Sonic Blue (both with 20 strips in each). There will be ONE winner selected and they will receive BOTH rolls of tape.



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Enter early and often (some of the entries are available DAILY). I did want to mention, this giveaway is NOT sponsored or affiliated with KT Tape in any way... I am just sharing my winnings with YOU! It will run through Friday, May 29th at 11:59pm PST. I will contact the winner via email (using the email address listed through Rafflecopter) who will have 24 hours to respond and claim their prize. Also, the entires ARE verified, so please make sure you complete the task or I'll have to pick a new random winner.

48 comments:

Jodi Stuber said...

oh boy have I!! I used it quite a bit last summer due to some random weird discomfort/pain on the insides of both legs. I swear by it

heathersmean.com said...

I have used it for my shoulder and my knees!

Jason Deyoung said...

I use it on my knee and IT band

Amanda Lee said...

It's awesome! I use it on my foot.

lizziliz said...

Never used it, but would love to try it

Kalli Kerby said...

I love kt I use it all the time but boy is it expensive and I only have 1 strip left!! This would make me so happy I use it for runners knee and lower back ache!

Nicole Krier said...

I've never used it, but have always wanted to try it. I've just started training for a 1/2 marathon and have a physically demanding jin. It'll be helpful in many aspects!

Jen F. said...

No, I haven't - but have heard good things!

Anonymous said...

I've never used KT Tape, but if I did I would tape up for my Achilles pain and bunion pain.

Shiduna Townsend said...

I haven't tried KT Tape yet, but I would use it for my ankle pain.

Rhett said...

Started having some slight, intermittent knee pain, so wondering if KT Tape would help for that.

Tami said...

I've never used it but would be great on my knee.

Dani Holmes-Kirk said...

I wear it everyday on my knees!!!

Hoover 4C Spelling said...

I used KT Tape when I had IT band pain. It is magic tape!

John Niedzwiecki said...

I've only used it a handful of times and it felt good but my wife uses it often for her knee to great results

John Niedzwiecki said...

I've only used it a handful of times and it felt good but my wife uses it often for her knee to great results

Stacey said...

I have used KT tape for my chronic Achilles tendonitis. It provides the support I need and helps the pain stay away while running.

Ken C said...

Not yet,For my knee

Benton said...

I've used it for my knee many times, and for my posterior tibial tendon. Not sure if it really works or if it's just placebo effect but I'll take whatever relief I can get!

Rachel Hagan said...

What a great giveaway. I would love to try it and see if it helps with my knee pain.

blew415 said...

Yes, frequently on my knees

jillieb2 said...

Addicted

Jenny W. said...

I have occasional knee pain and would use it for that!

Tayna said...

I have only had to use KT tape a few times as well. Once I sprained my ankle two weeks before a marathon. Ugh! But after some rest and some awesome taping my ankle held up great for the race. I even PR'd! It's definitely great to have on hand in case of an emergency!

Kristen M. said...

I haven't used K tape. I had a sprain issue earlier this year with my foot that I would use it for if needed. I'm also now dealing with IT Band/hip stuff. Yuck.

Julie Burleson said...

I rolled my ankle and I used it to support it while it healed. That stuff rocks! Even though I don't have a current injury, I am ultra marathon training, so it's always nice to have some around, just in case!

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Jennifer Boudreau said...

I've used it before for my PF.

Mark Posey said...

I have not used KT tape before. If I had a roll I would probably use it on whatever body part was hurting at that time.

GB said...

I haven't used it before but I'd love to try it on my ankle.

Ashley O said...

LOVE KT Tape! It's a life saver for my IT Band!

Juliana said...

I used KT tape for the first time during Dopey challenge as I had been having shin issues and have been using it ever since as it really does work! I love it!

Tracy said...

I use it on my knees and sometimes my feet! I love it!

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

I use it currently on my right ankle.

Jody Thompson said...

I love KT tape. I use it on some shin and knee problems I have, especially when it's too hot to wear compression sleeves.

Tara said...

I injured my foot/ankle during the Avengers half. I use KT tape for some extra support when I need it.

Amanda Nyx said...

HA! I remember seeing you win this!

I've never used KT Tape but there are plenty of times I wish I had some to try, especially for my shoulders...

Veronica Stetter said...

I've never used it myself but have always wanted to try it on my bad knee!

Meridith said...

I've used KT Tape for my stupid plantar fasciitis in the past and it's DEFINITELY helped with the pain. I was actually all healed up and feeling great but sadly, it's back again. This would definitely be a big help in recovery.

Sadie said...

I have not used KT tape yet. I would like to use it on my knees.
Sadie B.

Ruth C said...

My shoulder and in Pink

Jazmin D said...

I've used it for my knee and IT Band! It helped!

Sam @ The Running Graduate said...

I love KT Tape! I have used it/use it for my IT band, calves, and most recently my heel. I could feel my old Plantar Fasciits

Jessica said...

I use this for pain and injuries from a genetic joint condition (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome) and it is truly miraculous

Jessica Whitehouse said...

I have not used KT tape before. I interested in trying it when I have knee pain or sore/stiff ankles.

J.Rowland said...

I have used it for my knee and it is really effective.

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Dr.Farber @ Ankel Braces said...

This stuff works great! The color of the tape closely matches my normal skin color so I can wear the tape exposed and it isn't that noticeable. The tape stays on for a long time and flexes even when wet. The tape provides enough support to help with muscle recovery and prevent injury and strain.