Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Yurbuds Celebration Giveaway

One year ago yesterday, I started Couch to 5K. This was a big deal for me, as I'm pretty sure I had failed and quit the program at least 3x before. I was more determined this time around and I had registered myself for my very first 5K in August 2012, having paid money to participate was a real motivator for me. Four weeks into the eight week program, I went with a friend to get fitted for a proper pair of running shoes. I learned all about my arch and stride and that I should wear a neutral running shoe. I don't recall now if it was week 4 or week 5 that I had to repeat, it was rough, but I know I repeated one of them. I finished Couch to 5K and "ran" my first 5K. Well, I ran most of it. I walked a couple uphill portions since I had not trained for hills. When I saw Mile Marker 3, I was determined to sprint to the finish. I had been holding my iPhone (in the Otterbox Defender) the entire race and dropped my phone just as I started sprinting, causing one of my headphone ear pieces to pop right out of my ear. I had been fighting the silicone ear pieces the whole race, just like I had been fighting them every training run. I finished the race, and I was finished with those headphones! There had to be a product that would stay put during sweaty runs.

It was around that same time I started hearing about Yurbuds on Twitter. A few of my Twitter friends seemed to swear by the product but I was skeptical. They were over double the cost of most headphones, I didn't want to waste money on another product that wouldn't satisfy. After going over their website numerous times, and continuing to hear positive reviews I bit the bullet and got myself a pair as I was about to run my first half marathon in November 2012. I kick myself now for not picking up a pair sooner! The pricetag is only $30 and they are worth every penny. 

Just as the packaging describes, these sport earphones were 'developed by athletes for athletes'. I love the twist lock technology, so the ear pieces never fall out. Even in the sweatiest conditions these bad boys stay in place. Why in the world did I ever wait so long to get a pair!?!

I decided to get the Inspire Yurbuds, which are the most basic. I purchased my pair at a sporting goods store with my 4yo in tow and completely forgot the is also a women's fit which is slightly smaller. I have since decided to put the Inspire Talk Yurbuds on my wishlist, because sometimes you just need to take a call during a run. Good luck entering this giveaway!

24 comments:

AuburnGirl said...

I love the women's style. I like that it actually fits in my ear unlike the other earphones I have tried in the past. I would want the pink.

Brandi Gilbert said...

Inspire Talk for Women in aqua :)

Krissy said...

Inspire talk for women :)

Paul (@azgoofydog) said...

I love this post.. I never heard of these before and will definitely look into them.. And I myself am working on my 1st couch to 5k...Thank you for your inspiration and courage!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I don't always listen to something when I run, but I do every once in awhile. I need some good earbuds that don't fall out! I'd pick the signature series.

Kristin @ A Mom on the Run said...

Inspire Talk for Women -- didn't even know that was an option!

Lena said...

I love my Inspire for women ones. They are the only earbuds that have ever stayed in my ears when I ran.

dixiedaisyann said...

I would love the Insprie for Women ones, with the Orange color to match my bright orange running shoes. I have Skull Candy ones and so far I have experience a lot of issues including the ear piece separating from itself. :( I would love a new set of these awesome yurbuds! :)

Anonymous said...

Inspire Talk for Women!

Katherine said...

Inspire Talk for Women!

Meg Pudzianowski said...

I like the inspire talk for women the ice blue color I have such a hard time finding good head phones.

Julie Franklin said...

I want to win these. the end.

Mike and Leslie said...

I'd love a pair of those black Inspire's :) Awesome giveaway!

Alyssa K said...

My 4-year old stepped on my good headphones. I would love some new ones!

Lori (Once Upon A Run) said...

Any of them--I don't have any, but they look SOOOO cool! I do like pink ;-)

FireRunner2379 said...

I like the Focus Limited Edition in Black/Red, they would be great for running!

MouseRN said...

I love my Ironman Inspires, but I need something a little less fancy for training runs. A pair of the womens yurbuds would be great!

Stephanie said...

Focus for women in blue!

Courtney said...

I like the Ironman series and red would so fun!

purplg8r said...

I would love a pair of the inspire talk in purple!

(Side note: I liked the facebook page from my running page, Once Upon a Run, not from my personal page which you have to use to log into rafflecopter)

Cassie said...

The focus for women in Pink!

Teresa Millstone said...

I like the inspire talk for women in purple.

Jennifer Marcum said...

Love the Inspire for Women Green or Pink.

Alice said...

I love the inspire talk purple