March #iheartOmron Running Challenge Ambassadors

It’s all in the wrist.

Omron just announced their new Strapless Heart Rate Monitor (HR-500U) in January.  And we’ve already seen it become part of a challenge where bloggers lost 287 Lbs & 223 inches. And today, we are starting a new challenge, but this time it’s all about running intervals.

Omron strapless heartrate monitor

25 bloggers will get to test out the new HR-500U  for three weeks and let us know what they think. Omron has eliminated the strap, so now when it comes to monitoring and staying in THE ZONE, it’s all in the wrist.  Then by connecting the monitor via USB cable and integrating it with, they can transfer data and track progress over time and share achievements via email, Facebook and Twitter with friends, family or healthcare professionals from their own personal dashboard. And finally, we are celebrating our campaign with a virtual 5K at the end. Everyone is welcome to join us on this day and run in their own community.

Campaign: March 11th-30th

Virtual 5K: March 30th

We received close to 400 applications for this campaign. It was tough to come up with a final count, but we had to. Congratulations to the #iheartOmron Running Challenge Ambassadors!

1. Greta Funk of Gfunkified as @gfunkified
2. Sarah Maseto of Adventures With My Boys as @Mamasarahjane
3. Rachel Lacy of Following in My Shoes as @Rachel_L
4. Rebecca Gavalda of Formerly Known as Rebecca as @Ruthemomof
5. Heather Montgomery of Running With Sass as @RunningwithSass
6. Lisa Luth of Run Fast Mama as @Runfastmama
7. Catherine Davis of Food Family & Finds as @FoodFamilyFinds
8. April Ockerman of Insights by April as @InsightsbyApril
9. Heather Gannoe of Run Faster, Mommy! as @Runfastermommy
10. Ashley Capps of Freckleberry Finds as @Freckleberrymom
11. Angela Bishop of Nine More Months as @AngMBishop
12. Sarah Spittle of In The Know Mom as @Intheknowmom
13. Erin Kreitz Shirley of Dig Deep Play HARD as @PowerFitness
14. Dagmar Bleasdale of Dagmar’s Home as @DagmarBleasdale
15. Jo-Lynne Shane of Musings of a Housewife as @JoLynnes
16. Jennifer Drummond of Peanut Butter and Peppers as @JenatPBandP
17. Lisa Johnson of Lisa Johnson Fitness as @LisaJohnson
18. Kristy Bernardo of The Wicked Noodle as @thewickednoodle
19. Desiree Peeples of Mommy Reporter as @MommyReporter
20. Sara Brunazzi of Endorphin Mom as @RunBanshee
21. Katherine Barlett of Our Whiskey Lullaby as @KbWhiskey
22. Felice Devine of The Happy Runner as @TheHappyRunner
23. Michele Gonzalez of NYC Running Mama as @NYCRunningMama
24. Monica Olivas of Run Eat Repeat as @RunEatRepeat
25. Kim Bouldin of Gluten-Free is Life as @Gfreeislife

Three #iheartOmron Alternates were selected as well and they will receive product and will be given the opportunity to participate in case any of the other bloggers are not able to fulfill the requirements.

1. Tiffany Washko of Nature Moms as @TiffanyWashko
2. Donna Hup of Donna’s Deals and More as @Donnahup
3. Dani Holmes-Kirk of Weight Off My Shoulders as @IrishEyes1982

So now what? Well, you can follow this amazing team by watching the #iheartOmron hashtag on Twitter and by looking out for their post later in the month. And if you would like to join us for a virtual 5K on March 30th with the #iheartOmron team, we welcome you. Participants will be entered to win cash. A post with more instructions is soon to come.

And for those of you who are looking for a good challenge, check out the Mamavation Two Week Challenge  3/11-24.Thanks again to everyone who applied.


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Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.

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  1. Sara Phillips March 7, 2013 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Congratulations ladies!! You will ROCK IT!

  2. RunFastMama March 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    SO excited to be part of this challenge and it is perfect timing as I have wanted to start heart rate training!
    Congrats to everyone!!!

  3. Dagmar ~ Dagmar's Home March 6, 2013 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Ah, I’m thrilled to be selected! It was a personal challenge to see if I’d get this campaign — now I have to work out more 🙂 I’m in Boston on business and will be stepping on the treadmill in the hotel in 5 minutes to get a head start 🙂

    This is going to be interesting, and I’m up to the challenge. Congrats to all of my team members!

  4. Cat Davis | Food Family & Finds March 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    I’m so excited to be part of this and have a support system at my fingertips.

  5. jackie March 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Congrats to all the winners!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  6. Susie B. Homemaker March 6, 2013 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Looking forward to following along with all the participants. Hopefully it’ll inspire me to be ready for my own 5k run at the beginning of May!

  7. Get it ladies!!!

  8. Eileen March 6, 2013 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Congratulations, good luck challengers!

  9. Angela Bishop March 6, 2013 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh! So exciting!!!

  10. Erin Kreitz Shirey March 6, 2013 at 7:07 am - Reply

    This is going to be an incredible Challenge to be part of. So excited for all the runners, of all abilities, to learn heart rate training and do a 5K “together”! What a dynamic and fun community to be part of. Thank you! Cheers!

  11. Dani March 6, 2013 at 6:56 am - Reply

    I am honored to be an alternate!! Thank you for selecting me. Congrats to everyone! 🙂

  12. Michele @ Nycrunningmama March 6, 2013 at 6:47 am - Reply

    YAY! Thank you so much for this awesome opportunity! The HRM is EXACTLY what I need for my Ironman training =) =)

  13. Kim March 6, 2013 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Thank you so much! I can’t wait! 🙂


    Congrats to all of the winners!

  14. Stacie B. March 6, 2013 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Congrats winners!

  15. JulieK March 6, 2013 at 6:03 am - Reply

    Oh congrats! I will be interested to see what you all are doing and hopefully copy a few strategies along the way to help me out in my routine! 🙂

  16. Heather March 6, 2013 at 6:01 am - Reply

    yay so excited!

  17. Samantha March 6, 2013 at 5:52 am - Reply

    ConGrats ladies!! Rock it 🙂

  18. Jennifer Crum March 6, 2013 at 5:40 am - Reply

    Congratulations ladies

  19. Lydia March 6, 2013 at 5:14 am - Reply

    Wonderful news! Have fun!

  20. Linda B March 6, 2013 at 4:50 am - Reply

    congrats ladies!! this is so exciting!

  21. SusieQTpies March 6, 2013 at 4:49 am - Reply

    Congrats! I would LOVE to learn how to run a 5K in 3 weeks! I hope you all share this because I’m going to follow that hashtag! Good luck.

  22. Dusty B March 6, 2013 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Congrats, ladies!

  23. greta March 6, 2013 at 4:21 am - Reply

    EEP!!!! Thank you SO much for the opportunity!!

  24. Ashley March 6, 2013 at 4:18 am - Reply

    Congrats everyone!

  25. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf March 6, 2013 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Congrats everyone! Can’t wait to follow you all!!

  26. Jenn @comebackmomma March 6, 2013 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Congrats to all the winners.

  27. Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!! I can’t wait to start! This is the kick in the butt that I need!! Thank you sooooooooo much!!

  28. Sarah @mamasarahjane March 6, 2013 at 3:40 am - Reply

    OMG! I am so excited! Congrats everyone!

  29. Joanna @way2gomom March 6, 2013 at 3:32 am - Reply

    Congratulations to all of the winners! With so many applications, it had to be hard to pick!

  30. Megan @nccarterfamily March 6, 2013 at 1:19 am - Reply

    Congrats winners 🙂

  31. Dee March 6, 2013 at 1:02 am - Reply

    Congratulations everyone! Run like the wind!

  32. Rita O'Neal March 6, 2013 at 12:34 am - Reply

    Congratulations ladies!

  33. Trish March 5, 2013 at 11:27 pm - Reply


  34. Melanie March 5, 2013 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    gotta admit that I am more than just a little disappointed to not be selected for this, especially since I have been running and seemed a perfect fit for what you were looking for. I know I do not have a huge following for my blog but I have 1600 FB friends. It seems as if it is a clique and the certain people always win.

    • Mamavation March 6, 2013 at 10:14 am - Reply

      You do understand there were about 375 additional bloggers not selected. I wouldn’t take it personally dear. These opportunities are popular. We do our best to sort, but we are never able to please everyone.

  35. Candy Olivares March 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Congrats ladies!

  36. Rebecca @RUtheMOMof March 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    So excited can’t wait to start

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