Wednesday, April 06, 2011

"Taking Care of You" Giveaway

A big thanks to Rub-A535 for sponsoring this giveaway, which is all about taking care of you.

I reviewed Rub-A535 Natural Source Arnica back in October and they were kind enough to send me another tube.

Arnica is a natural source that provides effective relief for sore muscles, inflammation and bruising and has been used for medicinal purposes since the 1500s. According to the University of Maryland Medical Centre, it is often the first remedy used today to treat bruising and swelling. RUB A535 has incorporated the healing properties of this therapeutic plant into its new RUB A535 Arnica, a topical gel-cream used to help treat swelling, bruising and muscle aches and pains.

Natural Healing Benefits of RUB A535 Arnica:

· RUB A535 Arnica contains a natural source ingredient used to ease sore muscles, stiffness and bruising

· Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of Arnica, this topical cream is especially effective for treating bruises and swelling from falls or blows

· Once applied, the gel-cream provides fast and effective relief to affected areas, focusing directly where the pain is

· When applied, the gel-cream has a refreshing soothing feel without an intense heating or cooling effect

· The fragrance free gel-cream has added benefits of both a gel and a cream. The gel provides fast absorption while the cream creates a light, non-greasy feel on the skin



 
What You Can Win: 



A fantastic prize-pack including:
 
Epsom salts
Yoga mat
Neck pillow
Stretching bands
Water bottle
Hot/cold packs
Laundry basket
Rub A535 Arnica
Rub A535 Ultra Strength No Odour Cream

To enter: leave a comment letting me know why you need this prize pack!

Bonus entries:

•Follow this blog
•Share this giveaway on your blog and/or Twitter (include @marleneruns)
•Bonus entry if you donate(d) to my fundraiser!

Giveaway ends April 13th!

111 comments:

Suzanne said...

Great giveaway! I NEED it because I'm too broke to get a massage!!!!

Aneta said...

i need this bc i am hoping that the doctor fixes my knee and that i can REALLy start training hard for the mississauga half!

Chelsea said...

I'm a follower!

Nicole said...

I need this because my shins and calfs are uber mad @ me and I have too many races coming up to be hurt!!

Nicole said...

Obvi I'm a follower! ;-)

Chelsea said...

I tweeted!

~K~ said...

Entry 1) I NEED this because it comes with a cool laundry basket, a yoga mat, a water bottle, stretchy bands...all things i could definitely use!

~K~ said...

Entry 2) I follow your blog!

Beth said...

I am about to start serious trail running and am somewhat of a klutz. I will definitely be needing some soreness/bruise cream :)

Beth said...

I am a follower!

Anne said...

Oh dear, I guess I could really use this because my body is older than my mind and soul :) It needs a little more pampering since I started running!!

Anne said...

Faithful follower here!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Love it! I could definitely get use out of all those goodies!

Anne said...

Posting it on my blog right now...

dietitianontherun.com said...

Entry numero DOS: tweeted! :)

Teamarcia said...

I need this because I'm a broken down old hag with ornery hamstrings among other things.

Teamarcia said...

Follower of course

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

Still Running said...

I need this because I'm getting off my arse and running more days. My legs are complaining.

Still Running said...

I follow your blog!

Still Running said...

I donated!

Runners Fuel said...

Long time follower!!

Runners Fuel said...

I need this so I can keep training (especially with my 1st 1/2 just a few weeks away)!!

Runners Fuel said...

Posted on blog

Amy said...

I need a second yoga mat so that I can leave one in my car and one in my house - then I don't have to carry it back and forth to my car and house. I am the laziest runner EVER!

Amy said...

I follow!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Christmas in April...I AM IN!!!!

Every item can be put to great use as I continue to train for IMKY :)

have i told you how great you are? have I mentioned that you are a super fast runner? Your hair is always so cute! Love your positive atitude....

Does sucking up count for extra entries???

Julia said...

i am a follower ;)

lish said...

I posted on my blog!

RunningLaur said...

I've been dieing to try the epsom salt thing!

lish said...

I need this pack because training for Mississauga Marathon is kicking my butt...I think I need some self care!

RunningLaur said...

and of course i'm a follower :)

lish said...

I am a follower!

Jogging with Fiction said...

very cool! follower

lilmeg said...

I need Arnica for my shin! Me me me me

Think this will work again? I'd have a horseshoe tucked somewhere for sure.


mememememe

lilmeg said...

I follow because you are too darn fast.


(memememe)

lilmeg said...

I chirped this for you ;)

lilmeg said...

aaaaaaaaaaaand blogged it.

(memememe)

Melissa said...

I need this b/c apparently my legs are in a perpetual state of soreness that I have just gotten used to. Went in for a massage a couple weeks ago and was practically jumping off the table from the pain/tightness/knots!

Melissa said...

I'm a follower as well.

Denise said...

yo! we both know i need some "take care of me" stuff!! pick me! i'll tweet about it right now and i'm already a follower!

runningforapurpose said...

I need this because I have an eight week old baby, gained 55lbs with him and need to get back into shape and start running again :)

runningforapurpose said...

I follow

misszippy said...

Awesome giveaway! I follow

misszippy said...

Posting on my blog!

swyers said...

What a great giveaway for runners! I need this prize pack because I am training for my first marathon and am feeling the aches and pains of doing so (all good, of course). It would also be great to have in 25 days, as this will be the day after the marathon and I KNOW I will need to "Take Care of Me" ;)

swyers said...

I follow every day!

Carlee said...

Ahhhh need this! Something's got to fix my hip. I've got 2 marathons in the next two months. Help!

Carlee said...

follower :)

trifitmom said...

i just heard someone at my gym telling someone to get this product !!! my shins could use it

Nicki said...

I would love these products -- I have two big races coming up, and they would be great to have! :)

Nicki said...

I'm a follower! :)

cathylindsay said...

I need it because I am recovering from an injury and must be nicer to my body, continue to run, ride and stretch so I can play with my Grandkids!

kristen said...

I've heard really good things about arnica! I need this prize back because I am all over sore, all the time...I think it has something to do with working from home and not having a desk chair that fits properly :(

Abby said...

I hear we'll be meeting in Philly this November - can't wait!

HudkinsFamily said...

I need this prize pack for many reasons - but mostly b/c I'm in need of a new water bottle - my husband attempted making me a new one (yes, I said 'make' one - honest - here's the proof:
www.yayformom.blogspot.com


Pick me!

HudkinsFamily said...

Follower!

Darlene said...

I would LOVE this prize because I am currently PRE training before i train to run my FIRST marathon in CHICAGO this October!!!! :)
Needless to say, I am sore!

I would also love to gift the yoga mat to my mom so she can attend my Sunday morning yoga class to get more physically active! :)

(I'm also a follower and avid reader)

Joanna said...

I need to win this because I have a marathon to run in 5.5 weeks and I have a bruise on my right foot that will NOT go away because I don't stop running on it. Help!!

Joanna said...

And as a bonus entry, I follow your blog!

Sara said...

MmmmHmmmm. I need this because I'm a newbie runner. And I'm training for a TRIATHLON!! What?? I can barely run to the end of my driveway, but I'm training for it! If I don't die beforehand, I think I could use these products! Also, following you, I need all the motivation I can get. My blog is about my journey to the Triathlon in Sept. HELP!

Sara said...

also tweeted! from @sariah8

Laura said...

I need this cause I am older than all of you and need more stuff to keep me going.
....and the Arnica cream is awesome. I'd bathe in it if I could.

Laura said...

I follow....

Laura said...

I twitter-casted.

Scott1254 said...

I don't need it....but my wife (gottarun472) does so I put in my desire for gift for her. She is training for her first Ironman...all recovery for muscle fatigue and training is needed to prime her and for her to have the most efficient workouts leading up to the event. Thank you. Scott

lish said...

I posted on Twitter!

lindsay said...

You spelled odor wrong.

U R Unacceptable. I crack myself up.

Mel said...

Well, I'm a beginner runner, therefore am sore quite a lot! I'm trying to get used to this sport and not quit but it's a bit tough when you're hurting most the time. :)

Payam said...

I would love to have this prize back because...

An epsom salt bath, so they say
Will make me less sore the next day,
A yoga mat to strike a pose
So I can finally touch my toes,
A neck pillow ill take when I fly
And use on the plane when I’m up so high,
Stretching bands, I really need
I never stretch, bad habit indeed,
A water bottle, is that metal I see?
Woohoo! That means its BPA free,
Hot Compress for when muscles ache
Cold packs make icing a piece of cake,
Dirty running clothes never seems to end
A new laundry basket would surely be my friend,
Every now and then when I get muscle pain
Arnica would help me get on the road again,
No “Odour” cream, spelled with a U
I’d really love to have this pack, thank you!

Stephanie Anne said...

I need this giveaway to relax & rejuvenate during a busy training season!

Stephanie Anne said...

Im a follower

Stephanie Anne said...

posting to my blog!

Steel Springs said...

I would love to win this prize pack! I could definitely use the help relaxing. The yoga mat and stretching bands will be particularly handy since I need to do a better job stretching. I've been meaning to try epsom salts, too. Thanks for hosting the great giveaway!

Steel Springs said...

I'm a follower.

Steel Springs said...

I tweeted.

Zoë said...

Oh man! LOVE! I follow you! My fave Canadian!

Zoë said...

I need this because it has a laundry basket! Oh wait, naw, I'm more about the epsom salts! I use them a LOT.

Zoë said...

Added link to my blog:
http://www.runzoerun.com/p/giveaways.html

and to the new Running Giveaway listing site:
http://runnerswag.blogspot.com

runningonwords said...

I need this because I fell down cement stairs and injured my PCL. My first half marathon is supposed to be in just under a month and I'm terrified I won't make it.

runningonwords said...

I'm now a follower

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

I need this because my schedule doesn't allow for my yoga class anymore and my body hates me!!!!

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

I follow you

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Tweeted giveaway
@climbrunliftmom

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Linked to my blog sidebar

Finallyfit2011 said...

I am following :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

I REALLY need this prize pack because I'm just getting back (after a 3 yr. long back injury) into fitness again & do not have any gear! I especially love the hot/cold packs & the YOGA MAT!!! Love it!

Finallyfit2011 said...

Shared this giveaway on my blog!!!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I need this because I'm recovering from an injury and have spent all my money on dr visits and new shoes!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I'm a follower!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I linked this on my blog

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I tweeted! (tracyrunning)

Lisa said...

This giveaway is incredible! I definitely need it because my yoga mat is about 2 years past it's prime and my leg muscles have been freaking out for the past few weeks and I need them to call down so I can run!

Lisa said...

I follow your blog!

Mel said...

I'm following! :)

Kim said...

I need this pack because I am a new runner who is just getting started and I need some of this stuff!!

Kim said...

I follow you!

Kim said...

I linked this giveaway on my blog!

Kim said...

I tweeted about this giveaway @kimsullivan1219 !

TiffanyClark said...

I'm a new follower and a fellow runner. I'm getting ready to do my 3rd half marathon in one year.

Anash said...

I follow google connect "anash"
Thank you kindly.
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

I blogged your giveaway: http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2011/04/taking-care-of-you-giveaway.html
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com
Thanks!!

Anash said...

I follow you on twitter @anashct
email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/58016258817409024
email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

Mandatory Entry: i could use this prize on those really tough and sore days!
Thanks for the opportunity!
Anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Stacie said...

I need to win this giveaway because my bathtub is too small so I need anything I can to make a hot bath better :) Also, we have tile flooring and a yoga mat would be a huge help.

Stacie said...

I'm a follower!!!

Stacie said...

I tweeted ~ windyrunner

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog.

Kate said...

Because running basically crippled me this week. SOS!

Kate said...

Also, I'm Canadian representing our great country in Los Angeles :)