April 23, 2013

Introducing Free Sole Activewear and a Handful giveaway!

Remember when I revealed to the e-world that I often get mistaken for a twelve-year-old boy based on my profile in a smashy sports bra, or maybe in any bra? Well, today I second that revelation. In the past year, since that not-shocking-to-anyone-who-has-seen-me-in-a-tank-top revelation came out, pretty much zero has changed. In fact, I was insulted just today by a tank top that I purchased online that fit everywhere but in the chest region, where it bagged out like a parachute floating someone gently back to solid ground. To be fair, I would like to see the model for whom this tank was fitted because it seemed like it wouldn't work for anyone without surgical enhancement. Or just more bra-filling genetics. Neither of which I have.

To think that a year ago I was just discovering padded sports bras is like thinking back to the moment I first loved running. It wasn't so long ago that the memories have faded into cloudy brain soup, but at the same time, I don't really want to remember living without it. The now makes me happy.

In case you're not familiar with Handful, check out this video. I especially like the part where they pull a water bottle out of the bra pocket. I feel like I might try that one day.


So I'm bringing all of this to the forefront today because I recently found a site that is getting its start by selling running products that I happen to also love. The site is called Free Sole Activewear. I first took notice of this site because they sell Oiselle running duds, which I obviously adore, and they had some sale items that I was interested in checking out. They also sell Handful bras, which I love to wear every day with our without an impending workout.

Not surprisingly, the founder of Free Sole Activewear, Danielle, is also a runner. Her goal with Free Sole Activewear was to create an e-hub of her favorite runner gear so that she could share what works with fellow runners. On top of that, she wants to provide quality products that won't totally bust your budget. 

Free Sole Activewear

So to help her celebrate the entrance of Free Sole Activewear into the runner marketplace, she is letting me host a giveaway of an adjustable Handful bra (color and size of your choice) from her site. When I was originally reviewing Handful, I remember reading that the straps were too tight for some people, and they wished that Handful made adjustable straps. So guess what Handful did. They made a new bra with adjustable straps. You ask, they listen -- another reason I love their company. Plus I am totally into the fact that their company is created and led by women. You can see them dancing and kicking general butt in this video. 


Here is the original bra vs. the adjustable one. The straps on the original bra worked fine for me, but it's always nice to have that option in case you are built slightly different from the mold they use. 



And check those pockets for the bra pads on either side. That's a perfect spot for people, like me, who can't break the habit of storing things in their sports bra. Long runs require stuff (like eating stuff, drinking stuff, emergency communication stuff), and my sports bra is the most convenient place to load and unload said stuff. 

Here's proof I like to put a truckload of stuff in my sports bra. 

Remember this? Was that a small child in there?

Here is my review of the original Handful bra in case you wanted to read a lot of awkward comments about my baby feeders. 

Moving (quickly) on. Let's get this giveaway started!

To enter: Leave a comment here or on Facebook telling me that you want to win. And, dudes, you can totally enter for your wives. Or for your cross-dressing. Whatev. 

For bonus entries: These are completely optional! But if you do them, make sure to leave a separate comment for each so I can count them all.

* Like Free Sole Activewear on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Like (or already like) Yo Momma Runs on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Follow Free Sole Activewear on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Follow (or already follow) Yo Momma Runs on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Share this giveaway via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or your blog. Leave a separate comment for each share!

Enter up until Wednesday, May 1st, at midnight. I'll pick a lucky winner after that using random.org! Because lately I've gotten some feedback that people's comments aren't going through on the site, feel free to enter on my Facebook page. Good luck to all of you, and thank you again to Free Sole Activewear for sponsoring this giveaway!

312 comments:

  1. I liked Free Sole Activewear on Facebook!

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  2. I already like Yo Momma Runs on Facebook!

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  3. I Follow Free Sole Activewear on Twitter!

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  4. I already follow Yo Momma Runs on Twitter!

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  5. I want to win! I can always use new running bras!

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  6. So happy they have an adjustable and listed to their customers!! The straps are too tight on mine. I would like to win one of the new ones!

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  7. I like Yo Momma Runs on Facebook

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  8. I like Free Sole Activewear on Facebook

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  9. I want to win! :)

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  10. I like Yo Momma Runs on Facebook.

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  11. I like Free Sole Activewear on Facebook.

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  12. & I guess I will share with my twitter followers...but I'm going to win! haha :)

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  13. I like Free Sole Activewear on facebook.
    I've asked my husband to make a comment here, too. ;-)

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  14. Cute! Would love to try one.

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  15. Already a Yo Momma Runs FB fan.

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  16. I totally want to win this. The original one is my kind of bra!

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  17. I liked Free Sole activewear on FB.

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  18. Already follow you on the tweet-tweet. :)

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  19. Oh, oh, Pick ME!! I want to win

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  20. Already like YMR on FB! =)

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  21. Oh, I'm constantly teased about my non-need to wear a bra, even when running. I'd love to have some shape and am in need of new sports bras! I'd love to win!

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  22. I am now a follower of Yo Momma on Twitter.

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  23. TWEETED
    https://twitter.com/PinkHatRunner

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  24. I already follow you on facebook.

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  25. I follow free sole activewear on fb

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  26. I follow free sole activewear on twitter

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  27. already follow you on twitter.

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  28. Shared on my FaceBook blog page

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  29. Handful is the best bra ever. I wear nothing else! So excited to see your giveaway today. Of course I do want to win!

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  30. I already follow you on Twitter
    @eatrunsail

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  31. oh and FB has been liked. Yeahhhh

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  32. And I follow Free Sole on Twitter too
    @eatrunsail

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  33. this would be really nice to win, I'd love a new handful bra, they're the best!

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  34. and I already like you on facebook.

    thanks for the giveaway friend!

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  35. I tweeted the giveaway today April 23rd
    @eatrunsail

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  36. Shared on my FB fan page for eat run sail by sharing your FB post.

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  37. Linked to your post on my blog sidebar for giveaways.

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  38. And I pinned to my Giveaway Board
    http://pinterest.com/pin/19281104627038455/

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  39. I like you on facebook (a mom runs this town)

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  40. I follow you on twitter @amomruns
    emma @ amomrunsthistown.com

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  41. I already follow you on twitter @juliamielish

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  42. I already follow you on Facebook.

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  43. I follow you on twitter @runbakerace

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  44. I now follow New Sole on Twitter

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  45. I follow free sole activewear on twitter @runbakerace

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  46. I would live to try one of these:) xoxo

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  47. I Aldo follow you on twitter

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  48. I am now following free sole on twitter

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  49. I just had a run gait analysis and when the video came back I was so shocked by how scrunched I was that I knew it was time to try out one of the Handful Bras. So I hope the automatic thing picks me out, so I can try one for free. :o)

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  50. I've always wanted to try a handful bra but their a little out of my budget...so my hope is to win one!

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  51. I already like you on Facebook

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  52. I already follow you via twitter (@amandanaro)

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  53. I now follow Free Sole Activewear on twitter too (@amandanaro)

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  54. I have "liked" you on FB for a while now! :)

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  55. I love handful - I want to win!

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  56. I follow you on Twitter (@paulettezf)

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  57. I want to win! I store stuff in my bra too but it usually gets sweaty and nasty...if this cuts down on it, then I'd love to try it!

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  58. I shared it on my blog's facebook page!

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  59. oh my gosh that might be the funniest picture i've seen in awhile! how do you run with all that?! no need to enter me, just that that was hilarious

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  60. I would love to win...I'm new to the padded running bra world but I love it!! I also remember and love the photo with your worldly goods stashed in your bra!!

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  61. I follow you on FB

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  62. I follow you on Twitter

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  63. I just liked FSA on FB

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  64. I follow Free Sole on Twitter - NattieRuns

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  65. I follow you on Twitter - NattieRuns

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  66. I'd like to win this cool giveaway because I have a hard time getting a bra that is both supportive and comfortable. The Handful seems like it does both, and is flattering, to boot!

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  67. I follow Free Sole Activewear (@freesoleactive) on Twitter.

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  68. I follow @YoMommaRuns on Twitter.

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  69. I tweeted about this cool giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/326814424298053633

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  70. I pinned this cool giveaway:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/85005511689053378/

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  71. I liked Free Sole Activewear on Facebook.

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  72. I follow Free Sole Activewear on Twitter (@jovansjourney).

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  73. I follow you on twitter (@jovansjourney).

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  74. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/jovansjourney/status/326820182561550337

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  75. Gabrielle (mareavivama)April 23, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    I totally seriously want to win!
    You're pretty stinking inspiring: thank you!!!

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  76. Gabrielle (mareavivama)April 23, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    I like Free Sole Activewear on Facebook!

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  77. Gabrielle (mareavivama)April 23, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    I like you on Facebook too!!!

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  78. I like Free Sole on FB

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  79. Gabrielle (mareavivama)April 23, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    I follow Free Sole Activewear on twitter!

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  80. Gabrielle (mareavivama)April 23, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    I follow you on twitter too!

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  81. Gabrielle (mareavivama)April 23, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    I just tweeted too!

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  82. I have succumb to the full extent of social media 'liking' and 'following' and now that I am an official stalker, I'd love to also get a bra out of this!

    I've oft referred to myself as a 12 yr-old boy, too. Funny how an ineffective sports bra can turn a rather boob-less lady into a pre-pubescent boy. Thank goodness for giveaways!


    creatureandcreation.blogspot.com

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  83. I totally want to win - thanks for hosting this great giveaway! I love the shot of you with the stuff in your bra, I totally do that too! No boobs in there so I may as well stash my junk in there instead!

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  84. I have to wrangle my D cups into a contraption that is a big commitment! Don't want the girls to get out of control on a run...

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  85. My Handful bra is my favorite!

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  86. I'd love to win, I'm always in the market for a better sports bra!

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  87. Would love to win (likes you on Facebook).

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  88. I've been wanting a Handful Bra for a while now. I would totally love to win one so I don't look like a dude when I run or go to the gym. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. Liked Free Sole Activewear on Facebook

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  90. Already like you on Facebook!

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  91. Now following them on Twitter

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  92. Totally follow you on Twitter

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  93. Tweeted your giveaway here: https://twitter.com/mmhemsley/status/327086368322879488

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  94. I just followed Free Sole Activewear on twitter!

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  95. I like you on Facebook!!!!

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  96. Like Free Sole on Facebook too!!!!

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  97. Liked Free Sole Activewear on FB!

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  98. Following Free Sole Activewear on twitter!

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  99. Me and my girls would love to win!

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  100. I liked Free Sole Activewear on FB.

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  101. Following Free Sole Activewear on FB.

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  102. I feel it - this is the contest I am finally going to win!!!! I LOVE Handful! As a proud member of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee I have to say these bras are the best!!!!

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  103. I would love to win one of these bras! I have heard how awesome Handful is! Pick me!

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  104. I follow Free Sole Activewear on Facebook

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  105. I follow you on facebook! leah ballard frazier

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  106. I follow free active sole on twitter. @leahbfrazier

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  107. I follow you on twitter. @leahbfrazier

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  108. I want to win because I love Handful bras! I have the purple adjustable one and it's fantastic.

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  109. I follow Free Sole Activewear on Facebook.

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  110. I follow Free Sole Activewear on Twitter.

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  111. I'd LOVE to win, what a great giveaway!!

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  112. I like Free Sole Activewear on Facebook!

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  113. I follow you on Twitter too!

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  114. I follow you on Facebook!

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