Category Archives: headbands

Sorry about your bad luck…

Bad luck indeed.

I sadly just had to drop from this season’s Team in Training.  You might remember that I was signed up to do the Nike Women’s Marathon this October with Team in Training.  But because my fundraising has totally stalled out, I am unable to re-commit to the team.  Bummer.  But I do have a plan in place, and I will be back in the future seasons.  I was really looking forward to running in Cali, and with the team too.

However on a brighter note…don’t forget about the ‘Trophy Bands giveaway!  Because really who doesn’t like free stuff!?

‘Trophy Bands Giveaway!!

My very first giveaway!

I recently worked with another blogger to do a ‘Trophy Bands giveaway and it was a great success.  I held a “pop-up shop” at a Team in Training training a few weeks back and sold tons…so now I am offering a giveaway on my blog!

‘Trophy Bands are headbands that don’t slip!  They stay put all day so you don’t have to!   I started K@tastrophy Designs and ‘Trophy Bands last year as a way to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as a participant in Team in Training.  I had been searching for years for a headband that would stay put all day, and especially during exercise.  Every one I tried just slipped right off, and often times went flying across the room!  But now, I don’t have to worry about that any more!

I will be honest, I purchased a rather expensive similar headband and it worked great.  But it was really expensive and I wanted more!  So I got crafty and got to work at the sewing machine!  It didn’t take long before my friends were snatching them up!  And the bonus is that they are a bit more affordable than some of the other competitors.

Right now the K@tastrophy Designs site has tons of designs for headbands, and I am so amazed at how this has grown over the last year!  There are new designs added every season, and I am busy designing new Special Occasion ‘Trophy Bands hopefully to be out by the Holiday Season this year.  And I have started taking custom orders as well!  Own your own business?  These headbands are a great way to advertise your business and get your name out there!  Or if you are looking for a specific color, or pattern I am more than happy to oblige.

I also added a fundraising option this spring because after all that is why I started this in the first place; and I love giving back to my community.

Want to give K@tastrophy Designs headbands a try?  Now is your chance to win one of your very own!

giveaway rules, regs and how to enter:

  • This contest is open to U.S. residents age 18 or over only.
  • Three people will win 1 K@tastrophy Designs 3/8″ ‘Trophy Band
  • To enter: leave a comment here telling me which of the headbands from K@tastrophy Designs you would choose if you won.
  •  “Like” Little-Runner-Girl and K@tastrophy Designs on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know.
  • An additional bonus entry can be received by Tweeting “I want to win a Trophy band from @krystyt!  Visit for a chance to win your own” and comment with a link to your tweet.
  • An additional bonus entries can be earned by following Little-Runner-Girls’s blog, sharing a link to this post, on your Facebook wall, leave a comment here letting me know!
  • Entries close on Wednesday August 15th, 2012 at Midnight CST.

official rules and legalese:

To enter you must be 18 or older and a valid U.S. Resident. Winner will be chosen by random drawing from the pool of comments on this post. To be considered for the prize, you must provide a valid email address. Once a winner is notified and verified, K@tastrophy Designs will be provided with the contact information of the winner, and they will be responsible for  prize fulfillment. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. To enter, leave a comment on this post stating which headband you would choose if you won. No purchase necessary to win. Entries will close on August 15th at Midnight (CST). The winner will be contacted by email on or before August 17th, 2012. If the winner does not claim the prize within seven days, the original winner forfeits the prize and a second random entry will be chosen from the pool. This contest is sponsored by Little-Runner-Girl and K@tastrophy Designs and is void where prohibited by law.


Foodie Pen Pal reveal!

*Sorry for the delay in posting this…it was scheduled for Saturday June 30th…silly wordpress…. :)

I kid you not when I say this day is starting to be my favorite day of the month…also the day I receive the package is pretty awesome too!

The Lean Green Bean
What is the foodie pen pal you ask?  Only the coolest thing ever!
Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean puts this sweet deal together every month.  You send a package, and you get a package!
This month my package was from Nicole over at Exercise ADD
In my package I got…
Laurel Hill Pretzles…and omg sea salt, well anything salty is my FAV!
Coffee from Perto Rico Coffee (uh, in NYC…booya!)
Justin’s peanut butter…seriously the best PB on the planet!
Naturello Strawberry Jam…nummy!!
And the coolest thing I’ve ever seen…
Are these not the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen?!  Chia seeds…in individual packets!  These will be perfect for our trip next week!
Also included was Brooklyn Salsa…but it got a wee bit damaged in the shipping process :(  But since the USPS rules…note that “rules” is dripping with sarcasm, it got a bit messy and I was not able to enjoy it.  Sad but true.  It happens.  But now I need to go to NYC and get some!!
Wanna get on the gravy train of Foodie Pen Pals too?!  get yer bum over to The Lean Green Bean and sign up today for July!!
Since I started being a Foodie Pal, I have sent my pals a ‘Trophy Band, as a little treat from my studio.  And this month Stina over at Running in Chucks liked hers so much that she contacted me about doing a featured post all about the ‘Trophy Band!  AND she is super gracious and is doing a GIVEAWAY!  That’s right!  You read that correctly, 3 lucky readers will win a 3/8″ size ‘Trophy Band of your choice!  head over to Running in Chucks to find out how to get in on this!!

Running Update!

I realized the other day that I have not posted an update on my running lately!  Well I have good news!

I have been running like crazy lately!  After the Be The One Run I have been able to run, and run, and run.  I even had a little Forrest Gump moment a few weeks ago and ran 7 miles!  This past Saturday I ran 8.5 miles, for the 2nd weekend in a row.  I am super proud of my running skills now.  I have pushed myself over the last few months and I am super pumped to run the Nike Women’s marathon in October!  I know that in just a few short months I will be crossing that finish line with pride.

Buuuuut…I can’t get there without reaching my fundraising goal for Team in Training!  So that means I need your help!  You may know that I started my own design company a few years ago and K@tastrophy Designs is going to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of ‘Trophy Bands to my Team in Training fundraising!  AND  donate the entire proceeds from the sale of the TNT ‘Trophy Bands to my fundraising!  So head on over to K@tastrophy Designs and get your ‘Trophy Bands today!



April Foodie Pen Pals!

The Lean Green Bean
This was really fun!  I had an opportunity to meet several new bloggers and share my blog with many readers and blogger!  So if you have found this blog through the Foodie Pen Pals…WELCOME!
My Pen Pal for this month was Tianna over at teabagginit , you gotta check out her Ritz stuffed peanut butter cups…omg.
I got tons, and tons (yay!!) of yummy new treats!
My box was loaded with bars, and new snacks!  Which will come in very handy on my roadtrip this week to Texas!  Loved it!  Thank you Tianna!!
Speaking of Texas…it makes me think of how hot it’s going to be there…and that makes me think of BBQ…my other pen pal is a reader and she was kind enough to write this guest post for me!
Take it away Megan…

Just want to send you a quick recap of what you sent and how much I appreciate everything you put in the box, so thoughtful and useful! So the best part wasn’t even food: your running headbands are awesome! I’ve just started running myself, and sometimes just getting new running gear is a good motivator to go lol  The Justin’s almond butter was so good, I’ve had that before but forgot all about it. Perfect for a snack at my desk and easy to put in my purse! Chips and salsa are always a great snack and the spice in the chips was a change from my usual chips (hint of jalapeno had been my go-to for a while!) . I was surprised at the That’s All bars, I’d never seen those before and were so good…I’m a sweets person and they were really good and satisfied my need for something sweet at 3pm without hittin the candy jar! Lol

I have tasted the BBQ sauce but that is the one recipe that I haven’t had a chance to try yet. Busy month of April, but soon enough im excited to try some bbq made with rootbeer! Sounds super easy and delicious.

Thanks so much for sharing your favs with me, they’ll be added to my shopping list now too!

I am so glad that Megan liked her package!  Megan received: Chips and salsa, “Bone-suckin BBQ” sauce, my recipe for “The best darn pulled pork”, some “That’s it!” bars and some Justin’s butter along with 2 of my ‘Trophy Bands as a surprize!  I am so excited to do this again next month!  Who ever gets my package this month will be getting a little taste of Ft. Hood, Texas!

If you are interested in the headbands Megan mentioned please go to K@tastrophy Designs and get yours today!

And many, many thanks to Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean for putting this together month after month!