It’s no secret that I love Sparkly Soul Headbands – they are one of the ONLY companies who make headbands that actually do not slip off my head. What’s the secret? Unlike other headbands that use elastic at the bottom part of the band to make it fit around your head, these bands use the no-slip material all the way around. They fit perfect my larger than average head and don’t slip.

I have been obsessed with sparkling a little bit on each run since I ran Hood To Coast last year in a Team Sparkle Skirt.

Here is your chance to win one thin sparkle band and one thick sparkle band of your choice.


Tell me how you FIND YOUR STRONG and SPARKLE ON.


That’s all you have to do to enter.

If you like my blog and all things sparkly and strong then you can also do the following [not required]

You can tweet: I just entered @MilePosts giveaway for 2 @SPARKLYSOULINC headbands – you should too! #findyourstrongandsparkleon @saucony


*Winner will be chosen randomly on 4/18 and notified via blog post. Winner has 1 week to claim their prize before a back up winner is chosen. Giveaway ends 4/17/12 at midnight EST.


  1. I FIND MY STRONG and SPARKLE ON by setting goals and celebrating each step closer to them :)

  2. Of course, I follow @mileposts 😀

    I’m @krissymmurphy

  3. I also follow @sparklysoulinc – they have the best RTs and inspiration tweets!

  4. I am now following @irunthisbody :)

  5. I follow @saucony :)

  6. I find my strong by continuing to push through each day. In early 2010, I herniated a lumbar disc in my back. I ended up in horrible pain for months and months. Finally, after not running for over a year and a half, I returned to the sport in December of last year. Even during the times when my back caused me misery, I did my best to be strong and stay active. It’s important to me to be and stay strong and be fit because it makes me who I am.

  7. I tweeted! :)

  8. I follow @MilePosts on twitter already :)

  9. I find my strong by thinking about all the tough things I have faced in my life and use that as a confidence boost to keep digging deep and pushing my limits. I also find strength in reflecting on the blessings I have in my life – I feel I was given healthy lungs and legs for a reason, God has a big plan for me and so much good and love can be spread by lacing up my shoes, heading out the door and not taking a single run for granted! It’s the best way I know how to show gratitude for the healthy body I was given.

  10. I find my strong by reminding myself on runs that I can do anything I put my mind to!

  11. The timeliness of this giveaway is crazy! I was just thinking that I’d ask for one for Mother’s Day. After using slippery headbands for years I’d love one that actual stays put. I find my strong each day by just doing. No complaints no excuses. I get it done no matter what I’ve got going in my day. I wouldn’t want it any other way!

  12. I find my strong by trying new things. I’m dabbling in triathlon world right now and am taking a kettlebell class. I also took adult swim lessons this winter and finally learned flip turns!

  13. I follow @mileposts on Twitter :).

  14. I just followed @irunthisbody on twitter. LOVE that slogan by the way :)

  15. I follow @saucony!

  16. I now follow @sparklysoulinc. So fun!

  17. I am now following @irunthisbody!

  18. @ Jess:

    Oh, and I am going to sparkle on by wearing a Team Sparkle skirt in my half marathon May 5!

  19. I tweeted!

  20. I find my strong by being thankful for what I’ve achieved rather than envious of others.

  21. I follow you on twitter

  22. I follow @saucony

  23. I follow @irunthisbody

  24. I follow @sparklysoulinc

  25. Yvette Marie Fernandez says:

    I FIND MY STRONG AND SPARKLE ON by living my life to the fullest – to never give up on anything my heart desires and to keep myself pretty and healthy! :)

  26. Yvette Marie Fernandez says:

    @imyvettemarie on twitter

  27. I find my strong by finding races that challenge and inspire me – like trail races (although I seem to have coordination challenges, I will figure it out!). Never give up!

  28. I find my strong by remembering where I started and how far I’ve come since then. I also remember WHY I do what I do and how it’s going to help me go where I want to go.

  29. I tweeted

  30. I follow saucony!

  31. I tweeted (@JessLK721)

  32. I follow @mileposts on twitter

  33. I follow @saucony on twitter

  34. I am following I run this body

  35. I follow @sparklysoulinc on twitter

  36. I follow you!

  37. Amy Howard says:

    I find my strong by helping others find theirs!

  38. I “Find My Strong” everyday by digging deep and practicing what I preach. As a Personal Trainer I give it my all in my training, but also to my clients. It’s important to share and educate my passion to those who need my help. I “Sparkle On” by smiling, laughing, and spreading my love for health and fitness. Positive energy is contagious, especially when you sparkle. :)

  39. I would LOVE to win the headband!! I find my strong by always trying to be better than I was yesterday. My body is my temple and I treat it lije a the best I can. Love staying strong, being a role model for others, and keeping fit!! :)

  40. kathryn says:

    I find my strong by not giving up and giving in to lies in my head that say, “you are not a runner” or “you will never be fast”. With 4 kids it is easy to find excuses that I am too busy, but I won’t give up!

  41. Laurie Cyr says:

    I follow; I tweet; I am looking for a quality headband that works with shorter hair and my teenny-tinny head.

    @lcyr on Twitter

  42. I find my strong by being active in every way I can. I love the feeling in my legs after a good run. I love to run, but I also love to play football, soccer, softball, and dodgeball. I’m on social teams for all of the above and it’s nice knowning I’m not the out of shape person on the team!

    Oh, and I find my strong so I can wear ridiculously tall heels for hours on end! You need muscles to pull off 4 inch heels :)

  43. I follow you on twitter. @jax_and_jewels

  44. I follow @Saucony on twitter. @jax_and_jewels

  45. I think about my kids saying things like: “look at everything you do. this is nothing. you’ve got this.” OR “When I was running up the hill I thought about the big hill you train on. I thought if you can do that one, I can do this.” I find my strong to be an example and to feel accomplished!!
    I follow all 4 of those

  46. I find my strong by staying focused and dedicated. Reminding myself of all that I’ve accomplished reminds me I can do anything! I’m a huge fan of sparkly soul and all things purple so those definitely help me to feel sparkly!

  47. I follow mile posts on twitter!

  48. I follow @sparklysoulinc on twitter!

  49. I follow @irunthisbody on twitter!

  50. I follow @saucony on twitter!

  51. I FIND MY STRONG and SPARKLE ON by digging deep and doing it even when the mind is weak of course wearing my sparkly headbands all the way :-)

  52. I follow @milespost on twitter (I am P_GoddessMommy)

  53. I now also follow @irunthisbody on twitter (I am @P_GoddessMommy)

  54. I now also follow @sparklysoulinc on twitter (I am P_GoddessMommy)

  55. I tweeted from @P_GoddessMommy about the giveaway

  56. I find my strong and sparkle on by thinking about all of the people who have supported me and challenged me to be the best me.

  57. I find my strong and sparkle,but challenging myself to do things I never thought I was capable of doing. Like running a marathon. Signing up for my first WARRIOR DASH. Getting involved with a group that does Crossfit.

  58. Laurel C says:

    I find my strong by pushing myself out of my comfort zone every day, and see what my mind and body can really do.

  59. Laurel C says:
  60. Laurel C says:

    I follow you on twitter! @pace_of_laurel

  61. Laurel C says:

    I follow @irunthisbody on twitter!

  62. Laurel C says:

    I follow @sparklysoulinc on twitter!

  63. Laurel C says:

    I follow @saucony on twitter!

  64. I FIND MY STRONG by focusing on the positive. Changing what I can and accepting what I can’t. In terms of fitness, there is nothing more motivating than RESULTS:)

  65. adria biasi says:

    I just recently found my strong. I am running the Boston Marathon but was injured last Sunday in a race, I just pushed myself to hard. The last thing I wanted to do was stop running completely. But through out all the ups and downs of taking a week of rest, I found that I am really a runner. Injury is a part of being a runner and during that time off I reflected and found that I truely missed running, and that just goes to show how passionate I am about it and that it is not just a form of exercise for me.

  66. I follow @mileposts on twitter!

  67. I follow @sparklysoulinc on twitter!

  68. I follow @irunthisbody on twitter!

  69. I follow @saucony on twitter!

  70. I find my strong by thinking of my son. He plays competitive baseball. So he practices 3 days a week and plays between 4-6 games a weekend. He’s only 8, he never complains, and he works hard. I tell myself if such he can push himself to be the best he can be, then I really have no excuse.

  71. I find my strong by remembering everyone I know who’d love to be able to run but can’t.

  72. I get my strong on every day by training for my upcoming race – I find that having a race on my calendar helps me stay dedicated and passionate. I get my sparkle on by rocking running outfits that make me feel confident and fun.

    Thanks for hosting!

  73. I follow you on Twitter :)

  74. I follow @Saucony on Twitter

  75. I follow @sparklysoulinc on twitter!

  76. Constantly reminding myself that I’ve done this before is one way that I find my strong. And I LOVE LOVE sparkly soul headbands! Wore one on a bike ride this weekend!

  77. I FIND YOUR STRONG and SPARKLE ON by continuing forward. Some runs (workouts) aren’t fun, but that doesn’t mean the next one won’t be!! Learn from it and continue on!

  78. I follow @mileposts on Twitter !!

  79. I find my strong every day I put my running shoes on a commit to just a mile….and I sparkle in pink!

  80. I follow you on twitter.

  81. I follow Sparkly Soul on twitter

  82. I tweeted your giveaway

  83. I follow Saucony

  84. I found my strong in the second half of a 15k this past Saturday, as I steadily passed all the people who’d blown past me in the first mile!

  85. I find my strong and sparkle on by setting goals, staying focused on my training plan to reach them and keep on keeping on when obstacles arise. Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. I also follow @mileposts on Twitter. :)

  87. I follow @irunthisbody on Twitter.

  88. I find my strong and sparkle on by helping my mom train for her first half-marathon!

  89. I focus on my running goals!

  90. Jo Anna says:

    I find my strong and sparkle on by staying healthy for my daughter!

  91. Tweeted!

  92. I find my strong by reminding myself everyday how lucky I am to be able to run. It is the one thing that I can do that is completely and totally for me. And me alone.

  93. I follow you on Twitter.

  94. I follow sparklysoulinc on twitter.

  95. I follow irunthisbody on twitter.

  96. I follow saucony on twitter.

  97. I find my strong by pushing myself harder and not wasting my training time. I sparkle by showing my smile after I run because of how great I feel!
    Thank you Dorothy!

  98. I FIND MY STRONG by running hill repeats. And could totally use more SPARKLE in my life…and a headband that does’t slip when I start to sweat!

  99. I follow @mileposts already!

  100. I also follow @irunthisbody!

  101. I just started following @sparklysoulinc on twitter!

  102. I find my strong and sparkle on by constantly setting new challenges for myself and not making excuses. It’s the only way to get stronger!

  103. I find my strong by thinking positive thoughts before and during long runs! I CAN run a marathon (in 6 weeks!).

  104. @chu_bacca says:

    I find my strong in prayer, the love from my family and friends, and learning to be consistent in all things. I sparkle on through remember to laugh and find the joy and goodness in all moments!

    I follow @saucony and @mileposts on twitter!

  105. Great giveaway! I find my strong every time I head out for a run when I have a million other things to do, or I’m feeling tired, or whatever. When I get out there, I run strong!

  106. I follow you on twitter.

  107. And I follow Irunthisbody!

  108. I find my strong by running! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  109. And I follow you on twitter now

  110. And I follow sparkly soul on twitter!

  111. And I now follow “i run this body” too! Great idea, love it.

  112. I follow you on twitter

  113. I follow runthisbody

  114. I find my strong and get my sparkle on before 5am. I drag my weary self out of bed before the crack of dawn to get my run in before my husband leaves for work so I can spend the rest of the day with my two little ladies. :)

  115. I find my strong by pushing myself to run a little farther…run a little faster…and staying true to myself (and if there’s a sparkly headband on my head–then im obviously that much stronger)

  116. I already follow you on twitter!

  117. I already follow sparkly soul on twitter

  118. I’m following saucony on twitter!

  119. I’m following irunthisbody on twitter!

  120. I tweeted!! @oowidescrnoo

  121. I tweeted

  122. I follow @milepost on twitter

  123. I find my strong simply through running. I’m stronger in life because I run, I crave it.

  124. I find my strong by writing down all of the positive aspects of my working out / training – I always try to find the silver lining, no matter how tough!

  125. I follow all four on Twitter – @CompilationTape

  126. @chu_bacca says:

    I also have followed @sparklysoulinc and @irunthisbody!

  127. I #findmystrong by putting one foot in front of the other until I’ve gone farther than I ever thought I could. I #sparkleon by encouraging other runners, no matter what stage they’re at, to keep at it and run for pure pleasure.

  128. I found my strong this past weekend with a few short distance runs that exceeded my expectations!

  129. I find my strong and sparkle on by dreaming big and making my impossible seem a bit more possible every day. The only one that sets our limits is us right?!

  130. I find my strong when I have nothing else left and I ask God to give me strength. That’s when I know it’s not of my own doing. I get my sparkle from the sweat dripping down my face!

  131. I find my STRONG and SPARKLE ON, every day when I hit the road … sometimes 3 milers are harder than a 10 mile run … I am proud that I run … it has only been running 2 years since I started running, but I am happy I can do it!!!

  132. I Facebook!

  133. I tweeted!

  134. I find my strong and sparkle on when I surprise myself of what I can achieve if I put my mind to it. I never thought I would be able to run more than a mile but now I have ran a half marathon.

  135. I find my sparkle by WEARING sparkle! That’s why I need more!

  136. I follow mileposts on twitter!

  137. I follow sparklysoul!

  138. I just wanted to let you know that every day when I log on to daily mile to record my runs, I see your beautiful strong face in the saucony ad. :) I thought you would like to know that.

    Thanks for being inspiring to me.

  139. Also – I follow @MilePosts on Twitter – @redemily1

  140. I find my strong by thinking about how bad I want it, and if MilePosts can do it, so CAN I!!!!

    (You are very inspiring!)

  141. I find my strong by pushing myself to ignore the pace and go for the conditioning. I don’t have my sparkle on which is why I need to win these headbands. PLUS I have yet to find ANY headband that will stay put on my weird shaped head!

  142. I follow @ mileposts on twitter

  143. I follow @sparklysoul on twitter

  144. I follow @irunthisbody on twitter

  145. I follow @saucony on twitter

  146. I am known to always choose the item with sparkles if given the chance. I have been dying to get some sparkly soul headbands to hold my crazy thick hair back. I also want to rock sparkle during the NYC Marathon this year- my first marathon!

  147. I find my strong by starting each day by watching the sunrise on my run.

  148. I find my strong and sparkle by always smiling during a run! IF you’re lucky enough to run, you’re lucky enough

  149. I follow @mileposts on twitter

  150. I follow @irunthisbody on twitter

  151. I follow @sparklysoul on twitter

  152. I follow @saucony on twitter

  153. I tweeted your giveaway!

  154. I find my strong by tackling the big hills, even when I’m tired and want to give up.

  155. I follow @mileposts on twitter (@daphycee31)

  156. I follow @SparklySoulInc on twitter

  157. I follow @Saucony on twitter

  158. Another way I find my strong is by getting out there and trying. I have NO ACL in my left knee and stage 3 cartilage damage in both knees- but I’ve learned to overcome and adapt- instead of using it as an excuse to do nothing. I’m learning to love running my body.
    I would LOVE to try these headbands- they’re on my birthday wish list in a couple of weeks!

  159. Absolutely cannot work out without a good, non slip head band! Keeps me strong, motivated, and ready for a long workout.

  160. I find my strong by not letting anyone take away the little bit of time I carve out for myself to run!

  161. Laurel C says:

    I tweeted!

  162. danielle says:

    I find my strong and sparkle on by challenging myself and not letting my runs or workouts get too easy!

  163. I find my strong and sparkle on by pushing to do things I’m a little scared of – like running my second marathon. The first one didn’t go so well and I’m going for it again!

  164. I tweeted the giveaway (@paulettezf)

  165. I have been following you, Saucony, and Sparkly Soul on Twitter too. By the way – I love that you are in the campaign. It’s so amazing!

  166. I don’t have any sparkly running gear! Perhaps I need one to help get my strong on!

  167. I find my strong by pushing myself even when it hurts so bad I want to quit. I think about that burning in my lungs and legs later and know that it makes me a stronger runner.

  168. Stephanie says:

    I find my strong by training to run a 5K for the first time in my life. The sparkles make it a fun run!

  169. Nicole B. says:

    I find MY strong from within. I dig deep down to pull the strength to finish runs, set PR’s, etc.

  170. Nicole B. says:

    I follow you on Twitter! :)

  171. Billiejean says:

    I FIND MY STRONG and SPARKLE ON by going that extra mile! If I’ve done 9, I can most certainly do 10!

  172. Billiejean says:

    Liked MilePosts!

  173. Billiejean says:

    Like Sparkly Soul.

  174. Billiejean says:

    Liked I run this Body!

  175. Billiejean says:

    Liked Saucony!

  176. Billiejean says:

    Annnnd, I tweeted!

  177. Amanda Abbott says:

    I find my strong through Him that gives me strength and has allowed me to be in remission for 4 years from my Rheumatoid Arthritis so that I CAN RUN!! I may not be fast, but I sure am having fun being a runner!!!

  178. Sarah Syed says:

    I find my strong by not taking for granted my strength and abilities, and giving thanks for all that my body can do.

    I follow mileposts and irunthisbody on twitter!

  179. I find my strong by running hills and challenging courses. I feel a greater sense of accomplishment when I run a tough hill or add miles to my run.

  180. I find my strong by pushing myself mentally and physically! I love getting my sparkle on, because well, what girl doesn’t? 😉

  181. When my runs get tough, I find my strong by thinking of all of the things and people in my life that help me support my highest, best, and strongest self. My family, friends, and environment all do this for me. They keep me going strong even if I’m not necessarily feeling strong.

    I sparkle on by trying to have semi-girly and cute running outfits. I’d love to have a few sparkly headbands to keep fly-aways and my French braid (my running hairstyle of choice) in place and to add a little pizz-azz to my running look!! :) :)

  182. I FIND MY STRONG AND SPARKLE ON by being grateful for every run, walk with my dog and all the love in my life every day!

  183. I find my strong by thinking about how good I’ll feel when I meet my goal!

  184. I find my strong from within myself! To realize every day that I am accomplishing things I never thought I would or could is a huge motivator and I think my excitement shines (or sparkles!) through :) I’ll be sparkling quite literally in my glittery homemade tutu in my first 5K tomorrow!

  185. I follow @mileposts on twitter

  186. I follow @saucony on twitter (@runbangrun)

  187. aaand I am now following @irunthisbody on twitter (great name & idea, too!)

  188. Bernadette Chan says:

    I find my strong when I am outside! I love seeing the sky and feeling the air on my face when I run!

  189. Bernadette Chan says:

    following @mileposts on twitter as @bchan5720

  190. Bernadette Chan says:

    following @sparklysoulinc on twitter as @bchan5720

  191. Bernadette Chan says:

    following @irunthisbody on twitter as @bchan5720

  192. Bernadette Chan says:

    following @saucony on twitter as @bchan5720

  193. I find my strong every time complete one of my 5 am runs. While most of my neighbors are asleep, I’m pounding the pavement to be ready for my kids to wake up and start their day. I get my sparkle on when I finally have time to shower (at least twice a week! ;)) and put on “normal clothes”.

  194. I find my strong and sparkle on by going to the gym even when I don’t have the motivation. Just going GIVES me the motivation!

  195. I find my strong by knowing that I’m able to get up every morning and be strong! :)

  196. i follow @mileposts on twitter :)

  197. I find my strong and sparkle on by committing to a challenge and then excelling in it.

  198. i follow Mile Posts on Twitter @NattieRuns

  199. I follow Sparkly Soul Inc on Twitter


  200. I follow IRunThisBody on Twitter


  201. I follow Saucony on Twitter


  202. I find my strong by doing something my doctors told me I would likely never be able to do – RUN!

  203. I already follow @SparklySoulInc on Twitter…

  204. Just followed @mileposts on Twitter too! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  205. And, I just tweeted too!

  206. Thanks for the great giveaway! And so exciting to follow all that’s happening in your life lately! I find my strong through staying connected to the Vine – staying connected to Christ. Without him I am less focused, grounded, content, and ready for life. Running is a physical thing that helps in so many other ways too, and ultimately my strong comes in balance – hard to achieve but moving more in that direction is always a good thing!

  207. I tweeted!

  208. I follow you, @sparklysoul, and just followed @irunthisbody and @saucony on twitter! (I’m @bonnielang) …thanks for the great giveaway!

  209. I find my strong and sparkle on by running on trails and feeding my running with the joy and beauty of nature.

  210. I find my strong by pushing myself mentally. I just tweeted about the contest!!/DanielleFGD

  211. I find my strong by keeping my real goal in focus – being a great example of healthy living for my wife and son. As much as I want to focus on just one specific race even at the risk of injury, I know that in the long run it’s best to keep my overall goal in mind because being out for, say, 6 months with a torn achilles won’t allow me to be a good example. Also, I hope that focusing on being an example for the family will allow me to push in a race to really show them how hard work pays off.


  212. I find my sparkle wherever I can! And I’m trying to find my strong by setting and committing to some goals – feels good to succeed!!!!

  213. Interview with Annie Duke, Pro Poker Player and Yoga Enthusiast.Annie Duke is known as the world’s most successful female poker player. She spends 16-20 hours at a poker table making a living, all while being a full time mom of four and a yoga and health fanatic.

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