Fit and Fashionable: March Fabulous Fit Gear Swap


Happy almost Friday, ya’ll! Yeah, I said ya’ll because I’m feeling feisty…or maybe I’m just losing my mind. Either way, the weekend is almost here and I’ve got another busy one planned.  

Not only do I have the Syracuse Half Marathon on Sunday but I will also be going to see Billy Joel in concert with the lovely Nicole from Fitful Focus.  We are also going to be running the half together but kicking off the weekend with a little serenade from THE Piano Man himself!

Billy Joel

 It seemed like a pretty good way to get ourselves pumped up to run 13.1 miles in the freezing, snowy metropolis of Syracuse.  We also have plans to cook and eat…I will be sure to share any creations we come up with :) 

Speaking of Nicole, I am linking up with her for Fit’n’Fashionable Friday a day early to share what I received for my March Fabulous Fit Gear Swap hosted by Renee from Bendiful Blog who I will also be running the the Syracuse Half with!!! Yay for having real friends to run with :) 

Fabulous Fit Gear Swap

So how does it work? 

  • Each month you can sign up for the gear swap. You will be matched with another swapper. You will purchase $20 worth of gear that you think your swapper would like. (if they are into YOGA DO NOT buy them Crossfit gear, please)  It’s a great way to share your favorite items with people who are also interested in great gear.
  • You MUST sign up through the form by the 5th of the month, and agree to ship your gear out by the 15th of the month.
  • You will email your match and get an idea of their workout gear likes and dislikes, ask for sizing if you plan to look for apparel, no one wants gear that doesn’t fit.
  • The Best part YOU will also receive a package each month from your match!
  • Get great gear and meet some new friends throughout the month.
  • CURRENTLY ONLY open to people in the United States.
  • On the last day of the month, you can share (Blog, tweet, facebook, instagram) your new fit gear with the hashtag #fabulousfitgear
  • I will host a blog link up here at Bendifulblog.com for all the blog posts!

This month I was paired with a girl named Ashley from North Carolina.  After emailing each other, I found out that she loves Crossfit and Zumba, loves the colors green and teal and eats Paleo!

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Since I knew I was going to be out of town and wouldn’t have time to shop and mail, I hopped over to Etsy to see what I could find and have shipped to her! Here is what I ended up sending her way: 

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 Workout themed hair ties and a “I Don’t Sweat, I Sparkle” tank

In return, Ashley sent me this “Breast Cancer” ring from Qalo.  They make silicone rings to replace wedding bands and other meaningful jewelry that you can wear in place when you workout!  

Ironically, I lost my wedding band for a few days (it was neatly tucked away aka hidden by my 2 year old….still have no idea how she got it in the first place), so this ring came in quite handy <—haha, see what I did there? 😛 

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 She also sent along some other goodies! I am already a fan of BioFreeze (my hubby has vats of it in his office) and have heard awesome things about the doTerra Deep Blue Rub!

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 The last two months I have really been enjoying the swap and have gotten to branch out and get to know other fitness enthusiasts which is a lot of fun! I will definitely be signing up for April too! :) 

Have you participated in the #FabulousFitGear Swap?

Have you ever lost your wedding ring for an extended period of time? 

What’s on the agenda this weekend, race or other fun plans? 


 Thanks to the gracious hostesses for allowing me to link up! 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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33 Comments

Amber
Reply March 19, 2015

Oh i LOVE goodies, this is such a cute idea, love the hair ties, too pretty to actually use. HAVE SO MUCH FUN WITH NICOLE, YOU LADIES ARE GONNA KICK BUTT!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 19, 2015

    Thank you!!!! It will be a fun weekend :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply March 19, 2015

Love biofreeze--that is some good stuff right there! And those ponytailers are so freaking cute! Also totally dig that shirt. Damn right we sparkle!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 19, 2015

    Heck yeah we do!!! :P

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply March 19, 2015

Fun! I need to get in on this next month for sure :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 19, 2015

    Definitely, it is a fun way to meet new people :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply March 19, 2015

Love those hair ties- so cute!
I am so excited for you to see Billy Joel... and a little jealous :-)
Good luck this weekend!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 19, 2015

    Thank you so much! Billy Joel should be a lot of fun, I have never seen him before but have always been a big fan! (obviously :P)

Alyssa @ RenaissanceRunnerGirl
Reply March 19, 2015

Good luck with the Syracuse Half marathon! I just ran my third half and it was a bit chilly and windy but wonderful.
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 19, 2015

    Thank you! Thinking this will be a bit windy too but theres not much I can do! :P

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply March 19, 2015

What a fab idea!

    aelicatese
    Reply March 19, 2015

    It is a lot of fun!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply March 19, 2015

You gave and received some cool stuff, girl! Loving that band...my ring is getting scratched up from holding weights and that would be nice to have while working out. Going to VA Beach this weekend to support my best friend as she runs the Shamrock half! BEST OF LUCK this weekend :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 19, 2015

    Yay, have fun in VA Beach, that sounds like a blast!!!

Ivanna
Reply March 19, 2015

This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing! I love that little ring.
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 19, 2015

    It is such a cute gift!

Sarah
Reply March 19, 2015

What a fun idea!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 19, 2015

    It has been a lot of fun the last two months!

Betsy
Reply March 19, 2015

What cool swap idea! I hadn't heard of it yet but how fun! I may have to do it when I have more disposable income. Love what you guys got each other!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 19, 2015

    Yeah definitely join in when you can- it is a lot of fun! :)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply March 19, 2015

I participated this month too! So fun! I can't live without my DoTerra Deep Blue Rub!! Let me know if you have any questions about it, I'm a distributor!
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Jill
Reply March 19, 2015

Oh this is so neat! I think I'm going to sign up next month!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 20, 2015

    Yay, definitely do it! :)

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply March 20, 2015

So fun!

Smitha @Runningwithsdmom
Reply March 20, 2015

I saw that you posted about this before and I always mean to sign up! UGH! What a fun idea! I will have to sign up for May after the Epilepsy run is over and my life returns to its regular state of crazy!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 20, 2015

    Oh man I can imagine you are quite busy! It is definitely a fun way to get to know other people and of course get a surprise in the mail :)

Jessica Joy @The Fit Switch
Reply March 20, 2015

So awesome you get to hang out with Nicole. How fun is that going to be, with the both of you!!! WOOT. Good luck with the race! And, I love those hairbands, and swear by them over the traditional hair rubberband, because they are more gentle on hair. I have had some serious hair breakage from too many ponytails with tight rubberbands. THe ribbon-like bands are great!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 20, 2015

    Thank you so much, it will be a lot of fun!!! I love the hairbands too plus they are way cuter when you wear them on your wrist :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply March 20, 2015

deep blue and quest bars! My kinda box!! See you in T-30 minutes!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 23, 2015

    Woot Woot!

Jamaica King | rarax3.com
Reply March 20, 2015

This is awesome! I signed up; I'm so excited ^^

Keep in touch,
Jamaica
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 23, 2015

    Aw, yay!!! It will be a lot of fun! I will definitely keep in touch, thanks for stopping by <3

Tony
Reply July 13, 2016

Cool! Does the swapping exist still? I'd like to participate in the next swapping activity!

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