Feeling Very (New) Balanced & Generous!

I’ll be the first to admit that we’ve been a tad partial to Nike when it comes to the big name apparel and shoe manufacturers (lucy takes a close second for our love). And this is because—in all honesty—we love their stuff. We would never fake the funk on something that wasn’t stellar. But I’m thinking that Nike may have a run for its money. Because I’m kinda/sorta in love with New Balance, too!

First New Balance agreed to MATCH OUR DONATION to Girls on the Run (Wowie! And we’re still taking comments so go there and comment, too!), and then they sent me some garb! But it’s not just your normal shirts and jackets—it’s their Lace Up for the Cure line that donates 15 percent of its wholesale price to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. So you look fly and give back. Oh, the feel-good sweetness.

The Jacket

I can’t for the life of me find this particular jacket on the site, but if it’s any indication of all jackets in the line, you’re golden. Besides having super cute little pink ribbons hidden in the hood, this jacket is thicker than most, making it the perfect solution to running in coldish weather. (Not Minnesota coldish though—ya’ll should run in snow suits, not jackets. And I’d know because I lived there!)


The Shirt

This lovely shirt has the same style and fit as my Girls on the Run shirt, which I received after signing up for SoleMates. I adore it. In fact, it’s my go-to shirt for long training runs, as it doesn’t chafe and wicks away sweat like it’s nuthin. It’s long enough that the belly stays covered, and it’s slightly fitted so that the look is always flattering. It’s really everything a girl could ask for in a performance T!

The Tank

This sleeveless one is made of the same material as the cap sleeve shirt previously mentioned, but I haven’t tested it out yet BECAUSE WE’RE GIVING IT AWAY! Surprise! (I couldn’t test it and get it all sweaty after all!) The one up for grabs is white, size medium and way cute. Tell us below how much you need it, and we’ll email a random commenter after the giveaway closes in a week that they’ve won!

What you still reading for? Get to commenting! —Jenn

Categories: Apparel, Footwear, Giveaways, Past Giveaways

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  1. I need this shirt because I have been working so hard on getting in shape (have lost 23lbs through diet and exercise) and will start to wear sleeveless shirts this spring. I have NEVER worn them before so it’s a big step for me….

  2. My husband is still umenployed after a year (gulp) and I am working out in cotton… Oh the Shame!! That tank would be awesome!

  3. New walking / rebounder workout shirts? Count me in! Right now, I mainly wear older, HUGE T-shirts from last summer! I’m ready for a “new” workout wardrobe!

  4. I love New Balance because I coach for Girls on the Run (GOTR) and they’re one of our national sponsors! I’m training for my first half marathon and am running as a Sole Mate, which is GOTR’s charity running group. I would love to represent New Balance, GOTR, and Sole Mates while wearing a hot pink tank!

  5. Woop! New workout wear! I’m a busy girl with school and work, but always find time for a workout…shopping, not so much. My workout wear is past its prime and would love an update. This tank would get me on my way!

  6. I need this! I have just recently lost weight, and am now back down to a MEDIUM!!! Only, I don’t own much in the way of medium sized clothes, and have been wearing tattered nursing tanks for 3 years now. It’s time to start the new year in style! And in clothes that FIT!!!

  7. I love this shirt, I need this shirt to stand out in the Country Music marathon in Nashville, TN this year!

  8. I need this shirt because since I’ve lost weight I barely have any sleeveless workout shirts, and I can’t STAND running in sleeves!

  9. Oh, Fit Bottomed Girls,

    I beg of you; give me this shirt so that I can be motivated that much more to tone and strenghten my arms. I’ve been working on them (as well as the rest of my body), and I want them (my arms) to be proud of their hard work and motivated to do more.


  10. I have very old workout clothing and cannot afford too many things and this would look beautiful and PINK in my wardrobe. I always think a girl needs new things to make her look fabulous and gorgeous and hot even when on certain days, she does not. This is also a nice addition to show off the arms I have yet to work on. It is my motivator for 2010 and the rest of my life.

  11. I have always been in envy of anyone who can run! I KNOW 2010 is going to life-changing and I want to start it off with my long time goal of learning how to run….properly! I think wearing something pink…New Balance nonetheless would make gettin’ my butt in gear MUCH easier!!! Cheers:)

  12. This’ll be my sixth year coaching Girls on the Run and oh! how the girls will love seeing their coach in this pretty shirt! 🙂 Gotta be a great role model, so I run with them and cheer us all as we go… !

  13. I so desparately need running clothes…I started a running program in September but had to stop due to a back injury…now I’m ready to go!!!

  14. I need this shirt!!! Why, you ask? Because I’ve worked hard at losing 30 lbs over the past 6 months and I’m delighted to say that I am consistently fitting into mediums!! This is the perfect shirt for me because 1. it’s a size medium (what a coincidence!), 2. it’s in pink (my fav color because I’m a girly-girl @ heart and embrace it), and 3. I like sleeveless shirts to work out in because the sleeves don’t get in the way of showing off my guns (girls can carry guns too, ya know!).

  15. hahaha… just realized that the giveaway shirt is white, not pink like the pic. But that’s okay, white matches pink perfectly. 🙂

  16. I would LOVE to have this shirt. Just started training for my first full marathon and comfy shirts will be most needed during those long runs!

  17. Over the course of the past two years my goal has been to lose weight in a sustainable and healthy manner. During this time, I’ve lost 30 lbs (175 to 145; 10 more to go!), gone from a size 14 to a solid 8, and thus have hardly ANY clothes left in my closet! I am in the process of re-building my wardrobe and I need the shirt!! Thanks! 🙂

  18. I’d love to win this because I’ve been living a fit and healthy lifestyle and dropped almost 40 lbs since July. I now wear a size medium, but most of my workout clothes are too big now.

  19. I don’t remember the last time I bought a new technical tee running shirt.They can get to be sooo expensive though. I have two I’ve been using during the winter (short sleeved shirts) and one already has mad pit stains so I should chunk soon. Guess I should I have put running gear on the Christmas list.

    – Needs Mo’ Running Gear

  20. I love how you are being so generous right before the New Year in helping benefit finding the cure for breast cancer. I run in CO, where it is quite cold… This workout gear would be a great addition – everyone knows that new workout gear definitely helps motivate you to hit the pavement!!

  21. That all look GORGEOUS! Medium isn’t my size though so I’ll let others enter. But if you come by a size small, you let me know and I will be all over that 😉

  22. I would love a New Balance shirt. Like others, I have really been working hard on my fitness, getting in shape at age 53 after too many years of just letting my health take a detour. I could use this shirt as part of my work out clothes. Thanks!

  23. Why do I need this… cause my workout clothes are so old that I am still wearing leotards to the gym!!!!! I rarely buy anything new due to $$ constraints unless I get a gift card. I could so use this!

  24. Why do I need this?! I have lost 44 pounds since August through getting active through kickboxing three days a week and strength training two days. This would just be a great present for myself winning a program called W.O.W. I was in at our gym. I won the competition by losing 3.8% body fat, 17.5 inches on my body, and 30 pounds!! (you can read about it on my blog if anyone is interested) But most of all I am declaring 2010 the year I am going to reach my fitness goals and wouldn’t a new workout gear getting everyone pumped up!

  25. Me! Me! Me! I like to be modest when I run but I love short sleeve or sleeveless too. I love that it would be both. And white, medium is perfect! I could use it in my 5k Run in March!

  26. I would love this shirt as my best friend is fighting breast cancer, and I would love to show my support for her when I run.

  27. Oh how I would LOVE that jacket! It’s chilly here in Michigan, and even though it’s too cold to really run outside (we have literally 18 inches of snow at my house…), it’s chilly going in and out of the car to the indoor track!!

  28. Pleaseee!!! I need this one. My work out shirts are my retired night shirts!!! This would be an awesome gift!

  29. I would love this shirt! I use basic t-shirts for working out, which isn’t bad, but I’d like to look cute while I run, if possible.

  30. I am in desperate need of some new workout clothes. Right now I just use some cotton shorts, which are getting holes, and a sports bra that has holes and the elastic is starting to get bad. I woould like some new stuff to be outside in. These would be perfect.

  31. I really need a cute top to run in. All I have are tank tops and they start to chafe under my arms after a couple of miles. This looks so sleek and soft! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.

  32. I’m running a Race for the Cure. Probably the only time I will feel ok wearing pink! I’d love the white one for training though 🙂

  33. I’d need the shirt because it’s so freaking cold here and I need something to remind me of when I can run outside in the warm weather! 🙂

  34. I need this shirt because I am just getting into my journey of losing weight and I need new work out clothes. Seriously, yesterday I was embarrassed by my t-shirt that was to small and my not so black anymore yoga pants. Help!

  35. I need this cute tank because I only own ONE good gym shirt. I spend the rest of my days sweating it out in whatever random ugly tank top I find in my drawer.

    Besides anything that supports breast cancer research is a must-have!

  36. I need this shirt because i finally have arms that are worth showing! (but I do still need the un-clingly-ness of the stomach area that this shirt provides!) Plus, who doesn’t look FAB in hot pink?? : )

  37. I’m dependent on old racing t-shirts to work out in, so this tank would be a great addition to my workout wardrobe!

  38. I’m in Tucson Arizona and it has been 70degrees all week! I’m not trying to rub it in…but I could use it NOW! 🙂

  39. I LOVE NB! LOVE. Truly.

    I need that tank because I started running after I lost 30 pounds. And then I lost another 70. The tees I run in are tattered, old, and simply do not fit anymore (proudly!).
    I still have 40 pounds that I would like to lose. Yes, I said FOURTY.
    My journey to a fit bottom started at 270 pounds. I’ve run a few 5ks. Some slightly longer distances. I was getting ready for a half marathon (which I was going to do Jeff Galloway style) when I injured my achilles. That sidelined me for nearly a year with tendonitis.
    I’m back running, and have a half planned for June 27, 2010 in Boston.
    I’d love nothing more than to wear something pretty and cool (and FREE) on that day.
    Happy New Year!

  40. I need that tank because we heat with wood so our living area many times is over 80+ degrees so I strip down to a tank and shorts with my sweats close by for when i go downstairs where it’s 50 – 60 degrees. After dropping sizes, I really need a size M tank.

  41. I need the tank because I am training for my first 1/2 marathon. I haver been training for about a month and all I have are my Large T-shirts that are all from the school I coach at. It would be really nice to have something semi form fitting to run my race in in May. We also havcev a Breast cancer awareness game during our volleyball season and I could add a pink ribbon to the shirt and wear it at the game this year.

  42. I need this awesome sleeveless tank because I’m training like a mad woman this year!!! I teach BodyPump and BodyAttack… I’m also training for a half marathon and an Olympic triathlon later this year. This tank would get A LOT of use!!! Pretty please… with steamed broccoli and grilled chicken on top? 🙂

  43. It would look great on me while on my mission to lose weight and prep for a figure competition in June 🙂 Oh yeah, this would be TOTAL MOTIVATION! Can i get a what what!! 😉

  44. It looks like a well-made tank and I have such trouble finding a white tank that is not see-through. I don’t know why, but I can’t workout with sleeves–they bother me, so love sleeveless tanks! “Tanks!”