Friday, December 2, 2016

Day 2 of 12 Days of Carlee's Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by CarleeMcDot.com today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog TEN YEARS AGO or you stopped by for the first time today - WELCOME!

And no matter how long you've been visiting, you picked an AMAZING time to pop in because we're celebrating my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas {read my post announcing this series HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about}.


Today is Day 2 of my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas! And the prize today is pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! Although, to be honest, all of the prizes are AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series because they are just that AWESOMESAUCE.

Up for grabs today are: 2 Run With Perseverance Tanks.


For today, DAY TWO, two winners will be selected, each winning a Run With Perseverance tank top of their choice.

Source

If you follow me on social media, then you have definitely seen my love for these tanks! Quick back-story: I stumbled across Kathy's Etsy shop years ago when I first started running and put one of her tanks on my Christmas list (which I received from my sister-in-law and ended up wearing for the 2013 Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon).

Me and my sister-in-law before the race (we met in Florida to run together; she lives in Michigan and I live in California)

Shortly after that I contacted Kathy about possibly teaming up for a giveaway on my blog and the rest is history! Legit, the majority of the tanks in my closet are from Run With Perseverance. Not only are they super cute (with some awesome sayings), but they work great in the SoCal heat (that is when I'm not a member of the #SportsBraSquad ;)).

I was NOT exaggerating... This is just a small handful of the recent pictures in Run With Perseverance tanks I have on my phone

Entering this giveaway (along with the other #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas giveaways) is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget listed below on the giveaway blog post and cross your fingers. Some entries are available daily so I'd HIGHLY recommend entering early and often. (Shoot, I would even go as far as suggesting you set an alarm to remind you to come back to this page every 24 hours so you can take advantage of as many entries as possible!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now, the nitty gritty details... All entries are verified, so please make sure to do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I would hate for you to miss out on winning due to a technicality, so if you are going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

Also, this giveaway will last seven days, with the winners being picked (and notified) on the eighth day. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to the congratulations email from me to claim their prize. That means, for this giveaway, it will end on December 8th at 11:59pm PST and the TWO winners will be chosen on December 9th.


And, finally, the winners must have a US mailing address. International shipping seems to cost an arm and a leg these days, and customs is a major headache, so to make it easier (and cheaper) on the brands who have offered up their products, the winners must live in United States of America (or at least have an address we can ship to within the US).

With that said, BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! And don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what is up next in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas (I promise you do NOT want to miss out on any of these giveaways!)!

PS Just in case you aren't one of the TWO lucky winners, you can use code "CHRISTMAS10" for 10% off your order (because EVERYONE is a WINNER in my book)! So go get your shop on and save a few dollars in the process!

173 comments:

Rach_Runs_RVA said...

I've always loved the mantra "until theres nothing left!" Awesome reminder to give it all ya got!!!

Brandi Gilbert said...

I love the motto of "one mile at a time". You have to remind yourself to focus on the mile that you are in because it is a step to the next mile/goal.

Jenn13.1 said...

I love these tanks. I have a couple and definitely have my eye on a few others.

Yissel Mccardie said...

I have two and wear them on bracelets on my wrist-Live with Passion and Determined.

Leah said...

I've always loved seeing your posts about these tanks!

AdultingForBeginners said...

Love these tanks!!!!

Amy Scott said...

My mantra is run fast, take chances, and dream big.

Stephanie said...

I see you wearing these all the time and think I need to pick one up. They are cute and motivating.

Fritz said...

My Mantra depends what exactly I need during the specific run. It can be positive or tough love. Suck it up, Dig Deep, and You Got This are common ones!

caroline said...

I like "up and over" for hills, and "can't into cans, dreams into plans"

Kelly Wu said...

I usually start singing the "Put One foot in front if the other" song from Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. There's also the classic "suck it up, buttercup"

Storybook Erin said...

Those tanks are so cute! Love the mantras!

Michelle Mora said...

I love "relentless forward progress" seems like a good one for running and life.

Shiduna Townsend said...

I keep saying "I think I can, I think I can..." to myself.

Amanda Mangus said...

My favorite running mantra is "Relentless forward motion".

Kylee King said...

My mantra is just keep going, keep running, and keep pushing your limits.

JennyMas said...

My running (and life) mantra is BELIEVE. I believe in myself. I believe I can do hard things. I believe I will get stronger and faster. xo

Holly King said...

Love the messages on these tanks!

Duchess said...

My mantra has always been "run the mile you're in"

Erin Ellis said...

My mantra is "Get off your butt and run"

Ellen said...

Don't stop, just go! And you can do anything for 10 minutes (over and over, especally in a half!)

Nikki Fahey said...

just start! so hard in the winter

Chelsea B. said...

Running Mantra- when it gets tough, i just think of Finding Nemo and in that little voice start saying to myself "just keep running, just keep running" :)

Miranda D'Angelo said...

My running mantra... it doesn't get easier you just get stronger

Caitlin said...

Love the Kickin' Asphalt and Powered by Wine tanks! :)

laura pignataro said...

I always tell myself not to give up, and I can do this.

Ashley Montgomery said...

My running mantra is "Keep moving forward", which is from an old Walt Disney quote. "Around here, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

I am a Disney obsessive and use that quote for the majority of my life (I have it tattooed along with a Steamboat Willie!), but it really fits with running as I spent my entire life hating running until the last several years. Then once I kept moving forward, I realized that I really enjoyed it. Keeps me motivated!

livinglovingrunner said...

I love these tanks!

Jen said...

Those look fun!

Erica @ Erica Finds said...

"My kind of race. My kind of day."

Jolene Meyer said...

I have always wanted one of these tanks! "I can do hard things" is my mantra. I might have to try the Finding Nemo one though.

Mark Posey said...

The closest thing I have to a running mantra is; "Just do it."

Misti said...

Let the adventure begin

Kaylabee said...

Mine is "She believed she could, so she did."

latanya t said...

Push through to meet your goals

Jessica Spencer said...

My mantra is "run the mile you're in".

Jessica Bronkema said...

Never give up. ..

Michelle B said...

This is the best giveaway! I've been wanting the "kickin' asphalt" shirt since I first saw you wear it months and months ago. (Honestly there is a darn good chance I'm gonna end up buying it for myself pretty soon.)

Cara said...

I don't really have a running mantra; I usually do a form check when things get tough.

Rebecca P - beccastar@gmail.com said...

Most recently my mantra has been "when your legs get tired, run with your heart". I have had some races lately that I really wanted to PR, and knew I could, but had to quiet my mind that was focused on the discomfort in my legs! The mantra seemed to work to give me that extra push to hit my goals.

AngelWinner said...

Keep moving!

Alysha whitney said...

My matra is "you can do anything you put your mind to" my mom told me this when I was very young and it has always stuck with me

Stephanie Abdon said...

I signed up to run a half over a mountain...less than four months after moving to the southwest from flat, humid SC. I was so ill trained but had a great race. Every time I drive over that mountain now, I think "I can do hard stuff!"

Lisa johnson said...

One foot in front of the other.

Margaret said...

My running coach always said to me "Forward is a pace" - so, I adopted it!

Renee Barr said...

Keep Moving Forward

Sommer Johansen said...

Something like you can do this, just one foot in front of the other.

Mrs. D said...

It's very simple, but when I am struggling during a race, I tell myself to just keep swimming.

rachaelja@gmail.com said...

my mantra is find your strength!!

Kristin said...

My mantra is: I don't sweat I sparkle

Giant Sis said...

Just. Keep. Going!!

Tanya Kay said...

My running mantra during the hard runs is "you can do this!"

KV H said...

My mantra is remember my goal.

Miranda McBride said...

My running mantra is: "Life is better in running shoes."

myork said...

Mine changes depending on the race. During the Philly marathon a couple weeks ago, I saw a sign that said "forward is forward" and I found myself repeating it through the miles. So thanks to the woman holding that sign! :-)

Mari said...

These are always sooo cute!

Heather Gonzalez said...

I love the saying just breathe.. Literally play that in my head during every run

Daniell Vecchione said...

Run and be happy! Love these tanks!

Megan Johnston said...

I CAN DO HARD THINGS. <3

Jamie Theriault said...

"Find joy in the journey" and "fly brave":-)

Kaitlyn said...

"I can do hard things."

Sarah said...

"Even on my weakest days I get a little bit stronger!" And "be here now"

katy_dyer said...

I would love to have one of these tanks to keep me motivated!

Shannon E. said...

You always wear the cutest tanks, good to know where they come from!

Krysta Jensen said...

Coffee. Run. Repeat.

Tara Sharum said...

I love these tanks!!! I need 1 or 10 or 100!

Heather Mundwiler said...

My mantra is RUN THE MILE YOU'RE IN!

Elia Zanella said...

The body achieves what the mind believes!

Anne said...

Dream big!

Tracey K said...

"Just keep running"!

MVB said...

At one hilly race I chanted "you love hills, you love hills!" At my last big race it was "you planned, you trained, you're doing it."

Sarah Welch said...

Believe in your #selfie!

Fiona said...

These shirts are awesome! So many fun sayings

kindal said...

"How Bad Do you Want It"

selah said...

"just 10 more minutes, you can do anything for 10 minutes"

JESSI JOHNSON said...

I silently call myself speed racer, most of the time it's ironic but it makes me pay attention to my pace.

Tracie Groff said...

These look like they would be awesome in Florida running weather too

Kristen M. said...

I don't have one specific mantra, but I've always like the sentiment of this Henry Ford quote, "Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right."

Heather C said...
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Heather C said...

Love these thanks! I enjoy telling myself 'shut up legs'.

Mai Khuong said...

My friend suggested "Smooth and Sexy" so that's what I've been going with. haha

Lindsay Loves Running said...

I'v never heard of these tanks, but I'm loving them and am so going to have to check them out! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica M said...

These tanks are so cute!

Gabriella said...

Love the "Although she be but little, she is fierce" one! I (all 5 feet of me) would love to rock that one.

Mallory Ann said...

My running mantra is funny - "I might not be a skinny minny but I got a butt that don't quite"
Merry Christmas Carlee!

Diana B said...

Mine is "you got this!"

Shay WLBM said...

This one is simple! Whine less, breathe more. =)

Daisy said...

I don't really have one. I do a lot of counting. lol. I think "I can do this" a lot. *shrug*

AER-Runs said...

My running mantra is "just keep going." Whenever I feel like I want to quit or it's getting too hard, I try to just focus on a few more steps and it starts to go by faster!

Tami said...

My mantra is "find a way". Always remind myself when I start to lag.

Natalie said...

I love the mantra Enjoy the process as much as the results!

Sharon Wu of Style Lullaby said...

Those tanks look amazing and I love the different mantras and colors that go with them ;) hehe have a lovely weekend darling! xo, sharon

http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/feeling-festive-maison-jules/

Sarah Horka said...

I am obsessed with Kathy's tanks! They're pretty much all I run in! The Never, Never, Ever Give Up is my favorite!

Jenny Wimbley said...

Lately I have been telling myself before speed days that it is supposed to hurt. Definitely don't use it on easy days though. That is not supposed to hurt!

redaussie3 said...

My running mantra is comfortably hard

Alicia said...

For me, I like "Dig Deeper" cause it helps me keep going when I want to stop. I also like "She believed she could so she did," Which for me is a reminder that I am a woman who can run on her own power!

Jessica Mace said...

The quicker you run, the quicker you're done ��

Maureen Heurich said...

One step in front of the other!

Liz Mitchell said...

I have more than one mantra, but the one I just recently repeated was "you can do this!"

Kelley Hohl said...

My mantra is "keep moving forward"

Maggie D said...

"My mind is stronger than my legs." And also, "I can make it to that next tree" ha!

Kyle B. said...

My running mantra is "run happy." Life is short so why not smile.

Kayley said...

My running mantra is a mantra for most of my life: "She thought she could, so she did." :)

Jaz said...

I love the "Run hard and be kind to people" Something that we all need to do right now!

Anonymous said...

Keep going!!

I love the super wifey tank! I'm a soon to be wifey :)

-Katrina J

Scott Glass said...

I often think of the Monster & Sea words "Go because you can".

Angela Saver said...

My mantra is "I CAN do this!" Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

Samantha Hopkins said...

"Don't think, just go" gets me out the door for my early runs before work.

momof4boyz said...

my mantra is I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

Tara Sharum said...

Just one more mile!

Farrah said...

What what!??! I LOVE their tanks!!! *-* I want the "though she be but little..." + "I pick things up and put them down!" :P My mantra is "stay strong!"

runner_girl_runs said...

i've still got a lot of fight left in me

Sharon Hanks said...

"you got this".

Angela said...

just keep going!

Tiff M said...

I've got two that I rely on "you've got this" and "one foot in front of the other"

Helly B said...

my race, my pace :)

Juliana said...

my mantra is: You can Fly! Let it go!

Corrina said...

I think my mantra changes depending on my season of running...right now it's "one mile at a time" as I'm currently doing a holiday run streak--which I don't usually do!

Alisha said...

You are strong, you can do this

Rebecca Y said...

I have a few that I like, but one is "run with perseverance" (from Hebrews 12:1) :)

Nicolasa said...

I love these tanks! My running Mantra is you are strong you got this!

Jamie said...

These tanks are adorable! My mantra is pain is temporary. Helped me through 2 ultras!

Kristina Xoxtinao said...

My mantra is you can handle this! I repeated it multiple times during my first marathon last weekend!!

Edye Nicole said...

Mine is "Never Give Up."

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Ken Christensen said...

Up and over is a great one as I like to run hills

MollyKingsley said...

My mantra is "I'm strong and I'm capable"

Sadie said...

I like the mantra - unbreakable!
Sadie B.

DisRunnerK said...

You got this!

Amber Ludwig said...

Just keep running, just keep running, just keep running running runnning!!

Unknown said...

Never give up!

Cassie said...

Almost! Almost!

I started saying it to my friend during Triathlon training, so now it's just a reminder that we are almost done with whatever we are doing!

Sarah said...

I have a few I love!
'I can do all things through Christ''
'Just keep swimming'
'I can do hard things!'

Jennifer Boudreau said...

Make IT Happen

Amanda Lee said...

I love these tanks! My mantra is just keep running.

Allison Dailey said...

My mantra for when I run hills is "HILL YEAH!"

fancy nancy said...

Finish strong!

Tara said...

Keep moving forward!

Sun said...

I use a new mantra every training cycle. Right now it's "Find strength in pain". It's all about rising above challenges and using those challenges to get stronger!

janelle said...

As a morning runner, I go with the early bird gets the worm!

dd said...

I always say You're almost done! and just keep repeating it! Love the inspirational mantras.

D Johnson said...

Just keep running.

Katie B said...

My mantra is You Got This.

Shannon O'Neill said...

Whatever it takes.

Jessica Johnson said...

"I can do hard things" "Press On" "I may not be bad at sports, I'm just not very good" have all been repeated over and over in my head during tough runs, strength workouts, yoga sessions and games

Rachel Hagan said...

"YES YOU CAN" is my favorite mantra to say to myself especially toward the end of a long run or race.

Katelyn Carless said...

I see these tanks a lot on runners but never knew what brand they were. So fun!

Cailyn said...

"I don't HAVE to run today, I GET to run today."

Cailyn said...

"I don't HAVE to run today, I GET to run today."

tweetyscute said...

JUst a few more minutes and its over

Liz Mitchell said...

Very inspirational tops. I frequently tell myself one mile at a time.

Ivie Hasegawa said...

I love these thanks! AJ bought me some when I first started running. I haven't reUPed my collection since!

Nichole Huapaya said...

I run for sweets!

Ramona S said...

I have two...never give up and believe in yourself.

Ashley Kammer said...

Greatness takes time. Keep going.

Erika T. said...

Run the mile you're in!

Julie said...

My running mantra is just keep breathing!

Stacey said...

My mantra is you can do this.

blew415 said...

"She thought she could, so she did."

Brian DePersis said...

Relentless Forward Progress

Emily White said...

These tanks look awesome :)

Katie said...

I've recently found "find joy in the journey"

Mary Thorson said...

I can and I will

Marty C. said...

"Take one step, do one thing"

Tracy Richardson said...

Find joy in the journey.

Vicki M said...

I often run to winners never quit, quitters never win.

Pittsburgh City Girl said...

Hardwork. Dedication. Never Give Up.

Miranda K said...

I've got this

Carolyn S said...

Running Matra = Dream. Believe. Achieve.

I love Running with Perseverance tanks! Have 2 on wish list! I have a white & a blue but am hoping for a pink & a yellow!

Kristin Tang said...

Being a SoCal native, you can never have too many tank tops in your workout wardrobe!!! ☀️🌴🌊

jessiewynne said...

Varsity Sports (a small running store in Louisiana) has shirts that say "run hard, live easy." Sarah Marie Design Studios reversed this to be "live easy, run hard" - either way, I love it!

Briana said...

I always love your tank tops... great to know where they're from!

millerb said...

Mine are simple: Determination and Never Give Up.

Jennifer Cramer said...

Just keep running!