As we near the close of my semester (we finish didactic mid-April–don’t be jealous, we also started 3 weeks before you in January), I find myself all over the place with things. Per usual, I’m doing about 7,274 things at once but they all take a big ‘ol back seat to a nap or a workout when I reeeeeaaaaallllly need one. Or both.
So, yeah. You could say the randomness of this blog reflects the randomness of my life right now. I don’t mind it one bit, actually. Especially if it means that I have another giveaway to share with YOU!
The folks over at Apera Bags contacted me to see if I was interested in getting to know their fancy-schmancy gym bags. Ummm, let me think about that for just one second–DUH! I selected the Yoga Tote in pink (double DUH!) for my trial bag.
First of all, as a student and a gym rat in NYC, I carry my life with me all day every day. No car to throw my stuff in for later, it’s all gotta fit into one bag. And, let’s be real, it’s gotta be cute. This IS New York City, after all.
But how do I mix my running shoes and sweaty clothes with my computer and endless power point handouts? Normally, I tie my shoes to the outside of my bag and let them hang. They whack me in the butt while I trek to the bus, but there’s no room for my New Balances in any of my current bags.
And with room to spare. It’s a Christmas (in March) miracle!
What I really love about this bag is that it’s vented. I mean, my running shoes stink and when I open a bag that they’ve been sitting in, my whole bag stinks. And if I pack them away in a plastic bag, they never dry.
Vented bag = problem solved. Oh, and no big deal, but the fabric is anti-microbial, too. Smelly gym clothes BE GONE!
But like I said, it’s gotta look good when I’m going from school to the gym to a date with my gorgeous husband.
Currently, it’s my “go” bag, packed with all my random essentials with room to spare–that will promptly get stuffed with things I’ve forgotten last minute. It’s seriously packed but I keep finding new pockets to use!
Another really cool thing about Apera is that for every 3 bags they sell, they donate one custom bag to a Special Olympic Athlete. Yes, yes, yes to this!
These Sprint Packs are the PERFECT race day bag.
And Apera Bags wants to give one to YOU! One lucky reader will get an awesome Sprint Pack and one will get a 25% off coupon for Apera Bags. TWO WINNERS!
To enter, leave a comment here on what your must-have items are for your gym/race day bag. For an additional entry, share this post on Twitter (tag me!) or blog about it (ping me!) and don’t forget to let me know you did!
The two winners will be chosen at random next Wednesday at noon so make sure you get your comments in before then!
Now go out and run.
Full disclosure: Yes, Apera Bags sent me a bag to try for free. But you know my policy: if I don’t like it, I don’t share it. Obviously I love it, so I shared it. But my opinions, as the Obi-wans will happily tell you, are always my own.