Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fitness Magazine and RoadID

I’ve been on a pretty good hot streak with blog contests. By that I mean that out of the 400 or so I’ve entered in the last few months, I’ve been able score loot in 2 or 3 of them. I feel so lucky that I’m actually going to have a contest of my own next week!

One of the contests I was fortunate enough to win was a subscription to Fitness Magazine from “Berryfine” over at From Fat to Fab. First, go check out her blog. She is funny, direct, and sincere all wrapped into one. Second, go ahead and take a gander at Fitness Magazine. It seems like (from a guys point of view) it is a cross between a health magazine, Cosmo, and Maxim magazine. I’m not sure how you can go wrong with that. If there are pictures of explosions or a “jokes section too funny for work” I may never let my subscription expire.

I wanted to let her know that I truly would appreciate the subscription, so I decided to take a cover from a while ago and perform some analysis on the “articles”. Because that is what I will be reading**:

And, if for some reason I don’t end up liking what it has to offer***, I’ll let my wife read it (which is why I entered in the first place – free presents…happy birthday hon!).

The other contest that I’ve won recently was a RoadID gift cert from EMZ over at If I can't convince you - at least I'll confuse you. Go check her blog out too, she is going on a wicked awesome vacation to NZ where her hubs is from. ("Wicked awesome" being my best attempt at a NZ saying) While nothing is funny about the gift, I HAD to take a picture of the envelope.

Home Simpson stamps exist!!?? Why have I been using crappy snowflakes on mine then?

Tape on the back – the funny part of which wasn’t the tape so much (because I do that on half of the envelopes I send too) it was the apology FOR the tape!! Haha

So, thank you ladies for the kick ass prizes! Come back for some giveaway love next week

**Wait, there are pictures in this magazine? Bikinis you say? Strange, didn’t notice.
***I dunno, green hair or something? I mean, blond, brunette, red, gray or pink, I’m pretty equal opportunity.


gene said...

ah....just the post i needed to read before i went home after an overnight shift in the ICU. thank you, and have a great weekend!

Jill said...

I wish someone would airbrush my abs to look like that! Congrats on your awesome subscription, the fact that you're giving it to your wife for your wife's bday is just so touching! I see why she married ya, Mr. Generous and all :). And I'm still using Madonna Christmas stamps, since I never sent out cards this year but bought 200 of the stamps just in case I got my act together and did...which I obviously didn't.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

LOL. Amazing post!

Since I work at a gym we get a lot of magazines, sometimes I'll sneak reading the men's magazines with celeb crushes on the cover...when no one's looking of course ;)

Oh and I shamelessly BOUGHT the Men's Journal with Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte on the cover before the 2008 Olympics. Factual enough I needed to add it to my library.

RunningLaur said...

Very funny. I love the tape.

My friends were all astonished that a marathon doesn't burn enough calories for a pound. Take that, ultra marathon = that pound is killed! (um, aside from everything I ate...)

Julie said...

Hi Adam,
Congrats on winning those two very cool giveaways:)

Damn, I am pretty jealous of the bikini model on that magazine cover you won! One can dream:) Happy weekend!

Running Through Phoenix said...

Hmmmm, a post about a contest that you won? And a tease about an upcoming contest? Boring. Back to 'reading' my latest Fitness magazine.

Barefoot AngieB said...

Congrats on the winnings!
Can't wait to see whats in store for your giveaway!

X-Country2 said...

I'd go buy a lotto ticket if I were you.

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm like you. I usually share the wealth in my house; one of the boys is always wanting something that I win or end with from a race kit.

Looking forward to your giveaway.

Colin Hayes said...

EASY ways to burn 3000 calories? Marathons? Obviously our marathon experiences are quite different!

I was subscribed to a men's fitness-related magazine that went bankrupt, so they started sending me GQ instead. The wife isn't always thrilled with the content (or the covers...see most recent). said...

The Purple Road ID is the fastest. I'm just sayin,,,

Berryfine said...

YAY! I'm featured on a blog. Despite my super scientific way of determining the winner of my contest, I was biased. I totally wanted you to win it!

And any time I'm in a bachelor pad, I totally check out Playboy (the jokes rock...seriously). I have subscriptions to Men's Health, GQ and Maxim ;)

destinationathlete said...

That is hilarious!

Enjoy your winnings!! :)