Lululemon Run | ORD Retreat #Giveaway

Sometimes you’re hit with good fortune and you just have to enjoy the hell out of it! You may remember, in November I was invited by Lululemon Chicago to check out Lululemon’s winter run collection. I went to the store, chatted about my running with Beth, tried on all the clothes and walked away with awesome run tights and a cool new yoga top. That was awesome! [See some of my faves HERE.]

What I didn’t know was that it was also an “audition” for Lululemon’s inaugural Run | ORD Winter Running Retreat. Beth sent me a save the date for a 3 day retreat at the new Robey Hotel in Bucktown. It looked great, so I asked the logical question “how much is it?” The amazing answer was “free” in exchange for testing gear and giving feedback. Um, seriously?!? Yes, seriously! I pretty much live for testing new things and giving feedback, so I said “YES!” immediately.


Run | ORD Retreat – Robey Hotel Chicago

The retreat started on Thursday night with a shake out run on the 606 followed by “shopping”. Shopping is in quotes because the gear was all FREE! Before the shake out, I checked in and my room had a goodie box filled with snacks, gloves, hat, neck warmer, yoga strap plus a yoga mat and a sweet running back pack.

Pics via Lululemon @c.clinks (e/x bottom right – my gear for testing!)

Before we ran, we mingled and introduced ourselves. I knew Run Ambassador Sean and quickly realized I was connected to several other through various friends. We met the Lululemon Chicago folks, members of Lululemon’s innovation and events teams and Goldie who would be our yoga/meditation guru. The purpose of the retreat was revealed to us. Lululemon has upped it’s running game. They wanted to check in with some running “influencers” to test winter running gear and hear our opinions on running to inform their running direction.

We took a rainy shake out run and headed to the Bucktown Lululemon store. At the Bucktown store, we each got a bingo card with seven items on it. They pulled our sizes in advance and had us try everything on. I swapped the warmest pants and one long sleeve for capris and a short sleeve. We were wear testing on three runs and it was going to be unexpectedly warm for January in Chicago. After “shopping” we changed and mingled a bit more and headed to bed.

Day 1 Agenda: Breakfast. Run. Eat. Pamper. Eat. Sleep.

Pics via Lululemon @c.clinks (and me)

We started day 1 with coffee and a light breakfast. Goldie walked us through a meditation practice and gave us a few techniques to try. Then, we geared up for our track workout.

Sean led the workout which was 1.5 mile warm up, 1×800 at 5K pace,1 mile at marathon pace, 1×400 at mile race pace, 1 mile at marathon pace, 1×800 at 5K pace and 1.5 ish cool down. It was damp and a little messy on the path but very nice for January and the workout flew by.

After the workout, we headed over to Soho House for lunch and spa treatments. SERIOUSLY! I picked a speedy pedicure and a head massage. OMG. It. Was. Heaven. We cleaned up and answered questions about running habits, preferences, likes and dislikes. It was an amazing way to de-stress (and for me to ignore the inauguration.)

We headed to Parson’s Chicken and Fish for dinner and games by the fire pit. The food was delicious and it was great to relax and get to chat with everyone. We made it a pretty early night because Day 2 started at 6 AM.

Day 2 Agenda: Meet. Yoga. Breakfast. Meet. Travel. Adventure. Lunch. Travel. Down Time. Meet. Eat. Sleep.

(L) Pic via Lululemon @c.clinks (R) Pics by me

Day 2 started at 6:00 AM where we headed to a heated yoga class with Goldie at Zen Garage. Her class is very unique and intuitive. The 75 minutes flew by and I never felt awkward or out of place as I sometimes do in yoga. San Diego friends, you must check Goldie’s classes out! [She does lots of awesome run tights, too! Including two at Yogaview in Chicago on March 24 and 25.]

Then, we headed back to the hotel for breakfast and showers to gear up for our trail run at Starved Rock. I’d never been to Starved Rock so I was excited and nervous about the run. I was worried about mud and flooding, because it had been raining for days. We took a bus for the 2 hour trip. We had the option to watch Forrest Gump. I chatted with Kristy and we traded podcasts. She recommends Rich Roll with Daniel Goggins.

At Starved Rock, we dropped our gear and hit the trail. It was unbelievable weather and it felt amazing to be hitting the trails in a short sleeve shirt in January! The trails were pretty muddy and slick in some spots. The leaders stopped every 15 minutes or so for everyone to catch up. We got some great pics! After ~50 minutes, we got on the road for a hilly 3 mile road return to base. It was a fun challenge and pretty messy. Amazingly, no one fell or took a mud bath!

When we got back, we had a nice lunch and a short facilitated session. In the session we talked about the what, where, when, why and how if our running. Then we wrote a note to our (short term) future selves and a thank you note to someone we were grateful for who shaped us as runners. It was a great way to learn more about each other and ourselves.

We headed back to the hotel to clean up. We had time to relax and then headed to dinner. At Antique Taco, we found that the team had invited our “biggest supporters” or people we share our running good news with. When I filled out the pre-retreat questionnaire, I said The Husband was my biggest supported because he’s been putting up with my running shenanigans since even before we were dating in 1997. It was such a nice gesture and it was amazing to meet everyone’s “people.”

After dinner, The Husband joined me at The Robey and we checked out the rooftop bar. He stayed over despite my early wake up. We enjoyed a mini staycation.

Day 3 Agenda – Run. Check Out. Brunch. Depart.

Pics via Lululemon @c.clinks

The final day was a long run. The group led by Cheyne ran between one and four 5 mile loops. I was planning to do two loops plus a little. I was having so much fun talking to folks that I got peer pressured into a third lap. I wound up running three loops (15 miles). It was my longest run since the NYC Marathon. I really felt great and the miles flew by. [Cheyne is running a four loop, supported 50 mile run on 2/4 to support iGrow Chicago. You can donate here or sign up to run 1 – 50 miles with Cheyne at Chicago Lululemon stores. More info on Facebook.]

I cleaned up, packed up and checked out. Before brunch, we provided some feedback on our health and wellness habits for the Lululemon innovation team. After brunch, we had a quick debrief and appreciation session. Each person said their favorite part of the weekend. It was very hard to pick just one “rose” for the weekend. I had so many highlights and very few “thorns.”

Summary

This weekend was amazing. Every detail was planned to perfection. We received so much attention, gear, food and pampering. It was pretty surreal to get the star treatment. The feeling of community that was created so quickly and with such good will was astonishing. I truly have no idea what I did to deserve this experience but I am so grateful to have had it. I have a new respect for Lululemon’s commitment to running and to community. I hope that this will be the start of many new friendships and connections.

Hat’s off to the Chicago Lululemon team and Running Ambassadors for a truly unforgettable weekend!

Giveaway!

And that’s not all! I’m sharing the love. I’m going to giveaway some of the runner goodies that I received. My cupboards are running over with running gear and snacks. I’m going to share most of the items from the box I received when I checked in. I wore the gloves and used the yoga mat strap. I will send one lucky winner everything else pictured above including the Top Knot Toque, Run Course Socks (S/M) and the Run Fast Neck Warmer (Est. Retail Value ~$100)

Want to enter to win? The Giveaway has ended! The winner is #108 Deb E.

To enter, please leave a comment on this post telling me what gear you must have for winter running and what are the most important features you look for in winter running gear.

Want additional entries?

  • Follow LululemonChi on Twitter and leave me a separate comment saying that you did.
  • Follow LululemonChi on Instagram and leave me a separate comment saying that you did.
  • Follow Lululemon Chicago on Facebook and leave me a separate comment saying that you did.
  • Leave a separate comment telling me which part of this weekend would have been the best part for you – meeting new runners, the gear, trail running, spa, etc.

The giveaway is open to US Residents, 18 years of age or older and is void where prohibited. The giveaway runs through 1/31. A winner will be selected using random.org in order of comment and notified on 2/1.

Have you ever had an amazing experience like this one?

Please note: This post was not sponsored by Lululemon and the giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by Lululemon. I am giving away items I received at no cost. All opinions are my own.

 

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222 Comments

  1. Jeffrey says:

    This winter has been quite easy, but I still need a good pair of gloves…Cold hands = warm heart (so they say)! When its bitter cold, I reach for lip balm and even petroleum jelly for my face.

  2. Coco says:

    Sounds AMAZING! My winter running essential is good gloves — right now my favorite pair is the Lululemon gloves with mitten cover I got for Christmas.

  3. Coco says:

    It’s hard to pick, but my favorite part of the weekend would be meeting new runners — and hopefully forging new connections that last after the weekend.

  4. Hannah says:

    The spa would’ve been the best part πŸ˜€

  5. Hannah says:

    Followed on Twitter!

  6. Hannah says:

    Followed on Facebook!

  7. Beth R says:

    Hands and feet are important in keeping warm especially in so MN email of the conditions you ran in. Meeting new friends with a like passion.

  8. Beth R says:

    Following lululemonchi on Twitter

  9. Beth R says:

    Following lululemonchi on Instagram

  10. Valerie says:

    What an incredible experience! So cool. For me, especially after the S-No-W Fun Race in Lake Geneva, I need a neck gaiter for winter running STAT!

  11. Valerie says:

    I also liked them on facebook!

  12. Valerie says:

    Also followed them on Insta!

  13. Valerie says:

    And followed on Twitter πŸ™‚

  14. Lauren says:

    Gloves are a necessity for winter running for me.

  15. Lauren says:

    I follow on Instagram. @limbylim

  16. Lauren says:

    I follow on Twitter. @dereklauren

  17. Kristen says:

    The spa would be the part that I would look forward to the most.

  18. Kristen says:

    I follow on twitter
    Runonoatmeal

  19. Kristen says:

    I follow on insta
    Kmservais

  20. Nicole says:

    must have an ear covering headband — my poor little ears can’t take the cold! I look for sturdy, well-made, well-lined gear, that keeps me warm but doesn’t make me feel like a bulky polar bear!

    • Erica A says:

      I hear you! I love the running tights that I tried – both the Cadence Crusher and the Fresh Tracks. The fit and feel is so nice and they are flattering!

  21. Kristen says:

    I follow on Facebook
    Kristen Marie

  22. Angela W says:

    Lululemon’s Kick the Cold Funnel Neck, pants, headband, dri-fit shirt, jacket and shoes. I look for results and quality.

  23. Amy Scott says:

    We don’t really have winter running here in Charleston, SC, but I would love to try one of the long-sleeved shirts from Lululemon (that’s really the only winter gear you need, besides gloves). Those gloves do look nice though and would be a good replacement for the cheap throwaway ones I always use!

  24. Amy Scott says:

    Also, the spa would have been the best part of the weekend for me! I really need a spa date or at least a nice facial. I haven’t had one in awhile.

  25. Winter in Chicagoland is chilly! Gotta have gloves and a hat!

  26. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! I would have been the most excited to experience all the new gear for outdoor and indoor fitness.

  27. Following on Twitter @arubana2000

  28. Following on Instagram as @luckybucky15

  29. suzie says:

    I need my ear warmer and I have to put hand warmers in my gloves if the temp is below 20!

  30. Mandi says:

    For those cold days I always have my gloves and either a hat or knit headband to cover my ears. Bundling up and topping it with a vest is also important to me.

  31. Mandi says:

    Following LuluLemonChi Instagram

  32. Amy Scott says:

    And I follow them on Facebook.

  33. Mandi says:

    Following the Facebook page πŸ™‚

  34. Mandi says:

    I always love trying out new gear so that would be a plus and who doesn’t love to be pampered?! Spa day sounds amazing πŸ™‚

  35. sarah n says:

    A good pair of gloves and something to cover my ears are a must in winter. I’m currently wearing Oiselle’s Power Stretch gloves and Lux Ear Band. Whatever I wear it must have reflective material of some kinds because almost all my runs in winter are done in the dark.

  36. Kyle Kranz says:

    I would love a new pair of warm gloves/mittens! My most important thing to remember about these is that they MUST be soft for me to wipe my nose on.

  37. Kyle Kranz says:

    Followed them on IG!

  38. Kyle Kranz says:

    Followed on Twitter!

  39. Kyle Kranz says:

    Liked on Facebook πŸ™‚

  40. Kyle Kranz says:

    I’d sure like a spa day πŸ™‚

  41. Amy Scott says:

    I follow on instagram as well (@ProudPatriot07)

  42. Michelle B says:

    With this crazy winter I really need fleece and warmth. I’ve ran many times in negative temps the past month. Ugh! Layering is key when you really have no other options.

  43. Kenya F says:

    I follow LululemonChi on Twitter @mskenyaf

  44. Kenya F says:

    I follow LululemonChi on Instagram @kfloveinme

  45. Kenya F says:

    I follow Lululemon Chicago on Facebook..Kenya Guich…

  46. steph says:

    followed on IG

  47. steph says:

    and facebook

  48. steph says:

    and twitter

  49. Susie says:

    That is amazing! Now following Lulu on FB, Twitter, and Instagram. Best part of the weekend for me would have — of course! — been the spa treatments. πŸ™‚

  50. Leah says:

    Followed on Twitter!

  51. steph says:

    This pregnant lady could use a spa day!

  52. Leah says:

    Followed on Instagram!

  53. Leah says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  54. steph says:

    My any season running essential is my canine companion πŸ™‚

  55. Kenya F says:

    I actually enjoy running in the winter. I just layer up..alot. My favorite part is meeting new people.

  56. Marcia says:

    What an incredibly fun adventure! I vote for YOU to be the next Lulu RUNbassador! Now that’s a match made in heaven. <3

  57. erin says:

    Holy crap!!! I don’t need to enter your giveaway πŸ˜‰ but goodness! That sounds like an awesome weekend! So glad that you got to have such a neat opportunity.

  58. OMG that sounds like such an amazing time. I’m so glad you got to go!!

  59. Tahnee Lacey says:

    This winter has been fine as wine but a good pair of socks is important for me for winter and if it’s icy, Yack Trax!

  60. Allison says:

    So cool, Erica!! I always need good gloves/mittens…especially because they tend to double as tissues πŸ™‚

  61. Allison says:

    And followed on Instagram.

  62. Allison says:

    Aaaaand followed on Twitter πŸ™‚

  63. Abby says:

    followed on twitter

  64. Abby says:

    followed on facebook

  65. Abby says:

    followed on instagram

  66. Abby says:

    jealous of the head massage and trail run (isn’t starved rock beautiful?!)

    so glad you got to have this experience erica!

  67. Lisa S. says:

    I have to wear ear warmers. I have the headband type. My ears are super sensitive so any cool air blowing into them gives me an earache.

  68. Lisa S. says:

    following on twitter @carolinastover

  69. Lisa S. says:

    following on instagram @carolinastover

  70. Elizabeth W says:

    Definitely a hat – if my head is cold game over.

  71. Elizabeth W says:

    Following on Twitter @ewalkalot

  72. Elizabeth W says:

    Following on Instagram @bbgliz

  73. Judith says:

    amazing! i look for wind and waterproof gear

  74. My must have gear is a head wrap or BUFF type of hat!

  75. The entire weekend sounds like a blast! I always enjoy new gear and making new friends!

  76. Becca Z says:

    For winter running my must have is my head wrap that covers my ears and has a pony tail slit in it. I would have loved the spa part of this weekend.

  77. Becca Z says:

    oops, didn’t leave a sep comment….my fave part of the retreat weekend would have been the spa time, can’t get enough!

  78. Becca Z says:

    Followed lululemonchi on twitter

  79. Becca Z says:

    followed lululemonchi on instagram

  80. paige c says:

    running gloves are the most important to me in the winter!

  81. Kimberly G says:

    That retreat sounds amazing! I’m looking for something like that in my area because there’s just something about spending extended time with very like-minded people, especially when it comes to running!

    My winter must have are warm compression running tights. I also look for shirts with thumbholes or hats with pontail holes.

  82. Kimberly G says:

    I think meeting new runners would have been the best part of the retreat. I like making new runner friends from different places πŸ™‚

  83. Kimberly G says:

    I followed Lululemon Chi on Twitter

  84. Kimberly G says:

    I followed Lululemon Chi on IG

  85. Kimberly G says:

    I followed Lululemon Chi on Facebook

  86. Amanda C. says:

    Trail running, running with new friends, and free new gear to try?! What part of the weekend isn’t to love?

  87. Amanda C. says:

    Fav winter running necessities? Breathable gloves, handheld water bottle with nuun/gu brew to keep it from freezing, and lots of running friends

  88. Caroline says:

    I am someone who admittedly gets cold easily, so warmth is key, as is reflection, because winter generally means dark running. Hand warmers and layering gloves are both important to me!

  89. So. Jealous. Wish I could have been there!

  90. Meegan says:

    I always need a good pair of gloves and a headband that covers my ears. Those are the first things to get cold and make me want to turn around and head home πŸ™‚

  91. Meegan says:

    I follow LululemonChi on Twitter. @atboldbright

  92. Meegan says:

    I follow LululemonChi on Instagram. @mbnewto

  93. Meegan says:

    I liked Lululemon Chicago on Facebook! Meegan Newton

  94. Maggie Wolff says:

    My most important winter running gear has been gloves, hats/headbands, neck warmers and tall socks. Anything to keep my skin from being exposed! Important features include reflectiveness since the days are shorter and there is a greater chance I’ll be running in the dark.

  95. Maggie Wolff says:

    Followed LululemonCHI on Twitter

  96. Maggie Wolff says:

    followed lululemonchi on Instagram

  97. Maggie Wolff says:

    followed lululemonChicago on Instagram

  98. Maggie Wolff says:

    I think the Starved Rock trail run would have been a treat since that’s not something I would have done on my own. Or the spa pampering!

  99. Alyssa says:

    Can’t live without layers! For winter running clothes I look for clothes that have good insulation without having a lot of buik! I find that it is worth the investment for a few good pieces of clothing that I can wear often!

  100. Alyssa says:

    I followed lululemonchi on twitter.

  101. Alyssa says:

    I followed lululemonChi on instagram

  102. Alyssa says:

    I followed LululemonChi on Facebook.

  103. Deb E says:

    We don’t really have snow to contend with here in SoCal but contrary to the song, it sure does rain here. Yesterday was the worst of the three storm system happening here lately and my gloves just failed me miserably, so I need to get some waterproof gloves pronto! Besides being waterproof and breathable, I need my gear to last a season at least, so it needs to be durable. Your weekend sounded so fun and action-packed!

  104. Deb E says:

    I follow @lululemonCHI on Twitter.

  105. Deb E says:

    I would have loved the trail running on your retreat. I miss running trails in Denver when I lived there. I live in the city now and would have to drive there instead of just stepping out my door! Miss that fresh air too!

  106. Amber Ludwig says:

    Winter running is always so tough!! I always strive for motivation in the winter months lol!! I always need a good headband, layers (for sure a wind blocking one), two pairs of socks (one moisture wicking), Chapstick and wait for it,… this is the weird one…. warm water. Yup, Im strange πŸ˜‰

  107. Amber Ludwig says:

    Follow lululemonCHI on twitter as @berrael85

  108. Kathy Davis says:

    I follow LululemonChicago on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

  109. Amber Ludwig says:

    Follow lululemonchi on IG as berrael

  110. Deb E says:

    I don’t have Instagram but do follow Lululemon Chicago on Facebook, as Deb Dianne.

  111. Amber Ludwig says:

    Follow lululemon athletica Chicago on Facebook!!

  112. Kathy Davis says:

    I want my running clothes to be stretchy, and breathable. I get super hot, when I’m out, no matter how cold it is.

  113. Amber Ludwig says:

    Omgosh everything sounds so amazing!! I think my fav would’ve been the spa!! Im a sucker for pampering πŸ˜‰

  114. robin p says:

    your weekend sounds amazing. i would really love to run some trails! i’m mostly a road runner.

  115. robin p says:

    followed lululemonchi on twitter

  116. robin p says:

    followed lululemonchi on instagram

  117. robin p says:

    followed lululemon chicago on facebook

  118. robin p says:

    i layer up for winter running. i have to have a light jacket that’s easy to remove if i get too hot. and i cannot forget my sunglasses-even when it’s cloudy. πŸ™‚

  119. Colette says:

    I have 2 important winter necessities!! Wool socks (usually smartwool) and a buff. Gotta keep warm!

  120. Colette says:

    Followed on Twitter

  121. Colette says:

    Followed on Instagram

  122. Colette says:

    Followed on Facebook

  123. Steph says:

    ComfY pants are important

  124. Patty says:

    I follow Lululemon chi on Instagram.

  125. Patty says:

    I follow on twitter

  126. Patty says:

    I follow on Facebook

  127. Patty says:

    I’m a wimp when it comes to winter running. Must have for winter running – my wool socks. If my feet stay warm, it helps the rest of me stay warm. Need my fleece running tights (I don’t know the brand, but they keep my legs warm). Also, must have hat & gloves.
    I have a mild form of Raynauds. When I say I’m a wimp in the winter, I truly cannot tolerate super cold temperatures. Anything below about 40Β° and I run indoors.

  128. Patty says:

    Best part of the weekend, from your description, would have been the yoga!
    But, I also love to be pampered at the spa.
    Also, meeting new runners & the run workouts sound amazing as well.

  129. liz l says:

    Thermal tops with fleece- usually pearl izumi or under armor

  130. wen budro says:

    My must haves are shoes with traction for ice and/or ice cleats to put on the shoes. I also need lighter weight winter clothes because I warm up quickly.

  131. wen budro says:

    I followed on instagram as wendybudrow

  132. wen budro says:

    My favorite part of the event would be meeting fellow runners. Free samples are always good too.

  133. Mary says:

    My must haves are gloves, headband or hat to cover my ears and run course socks.

    The best part of your retreat for me would have been the camaraderie and hearing about feedback , tricks and suggestions.

    I have a rare neurological disorder. Last year I could not walk or run. Through hard work and a miracle drug, I’m back to walking and running.

    I do all of my training in Lululemon gear!

  134. Shiduna Townsend says:

    My must haves for winter running include a good pair of gloves, ear warmers, music, good lip balm, warm wicking running pants or leggings and a pair of non-blistering socks.

  135. Amy S says:

    I have never had an amazing experience like this one! It sounds heavenly!!!! The thing I look for in tights is fleece lining and fabric type and I also look for winter-rated jackets.

    • Erica A says:

      There were tights with fleece but those are too warm for me! I love the two tights I tried for 20 – 45 degrees! Definitely worth the money. I’m sooooo spoiled. I may have to quit running now as I will never be a VIP like this again πŸ˜‰

  136. Amy S says:

    Followed LululemonCHI on Twitter

  137. Amy S says:

    Followed lululemon chicago on facebook!

  138. Amy S says:

    I would have enjoyed the running workouts and yoga workouts with other runners the best on your weekend (ok…and all of the free stuff!)

  139. Amy S says:

    Followed lululemonChi on instagram!

  140. Wehaf says:

    I need something to keep my ears warm, really good socks (I seem to have more problems with chafing on my heels in the winter than in warmer weather), and shoes with good grip – we usually deal with a lot of ice and snow here, although this winter has been abnormal in that regard.

  141. Wehaf says:

    The best part of the weekend for me would have been running at Starved Rock. I’ve been there before and it is gorgeous!

  142. Stephanie G. says:

    Warm leggings for me are a must, along thick socks, gloves and a winter jacket specifically made for running.

  143. Stephanie G. says:

    All of the above!! Meeting new people, the spa, trail running all sounds like a lovely time! πŸ™‚

  144. Becca says:

    Hey Erica,

    I am so glad you had fun on the retreat! Your recap of it sounds amazing, makes me hope that there are future retreats πŸ™‚ I adore Rich Roll’s podcast as well (just finished listening to his recent one with Travis Barker).

    As for running gear, I need something that will keep me warm and dry in the winter. I look for a thicker fabric for base layer and a shell to protect from the wind. A vest is very versatile because it protects my core and blocks the wind without making me too hot. My two main must haves are thick gloves and a buff.

    Hope yo see you soon!

    • Erica A says:

      Thanks, Becca! You’d have loved it. Will throw your name in if I hear of another one coming up!! It was amazing – I had to pinch myself. See you soon!

  145. Becca says:

    I already follow Lululemon Chi on Instagram πŸ™‚

  146. Becca says:

    Followed Lululemon Chi on Twitter

  147. Becca says:

    FOllowed Lululemon Chi on Facebook too!

  148. Lisa says:

    Socks!!! Warm socks like smartwool is key!

  149. josephine says:

    gloves are my must

  150. Jennifer H. says:

    My must have are gloves! My fingers get so cold!

  151. Jennifer H. says:

    I am following LululemonChi on Twitter – @75Yeah

  152. Jennifer H. says:

    I would say the spa would have been the best!

  153. Sadie B. says:

    I always need a good thermal base layer for winter running.

  154. Sadie B. says:

    Follow LululemonChi on Twitter
    via @ohiocatfish

  155. Noreen says:

    Gloves, gloves for running in the cold are a must for me

  156. Noreen says:

    Follow on twitter
    @sillymommy

  157. Melissa Storms says:

    i don’t run , yet. I do a fast walk though and it has helped immensely along with spinal injections with back pain. The winters are very snowy here and though the roads are plowed, they can be slippery so I must have good sneakers with nice grip.

  158. Nik says:

    N Following lululemonchi on Instagram

  159. Nik says:

    I would say the spa would have been the best! Since I am injured

  160. Nik says:

    Followed LululemonCHI on Twitter

  161. Nik says:

    And it’s a Facebook like too!

  162. John H. says:

    I would say gloves are the most important.

  163. John H. says:

    I am following LululemonChi on Twitter @74What.

  164. John H. says:

    I am saying the brunch – I am a fan of brunch!

  165. Carol says:

    I would say that socks are the most important.

  166. Carol says:

    I would love the spa day!

  167. Megan says:

    Gloves are the most important winter gear for me because my hands are always cold!!

  168. Susan P. says:

    Running in the winter in South Florida means not having to worry about cold weather gear, except for a couple of days when it may be in the 50s or 60s. Good running shoes + socks, and a tank top + shorts is all we need.

  169. Susan P. says:

    This 3 day experience sounds amazing! The hotel stay, the gear and the spa would be my favorite parts.

  170. Fiona N says:

    Definitely, gloves are my must have items for winter running. The most important features I look for in winter running gear is anything that makes me feel comfortable and warm!

  171. Fiona N says:

    I am following LululemonChi on Twitter @carabao62

  172. Fiona N says:

    I am following LululemonChi on Instagram @greenavocado

  173. Fiona N says:

    I am following Lululemon Chicago on Facebook as name: fiona nuyen

  174. Fiona N says:

    Celebrating Lunar New Year with my family and friends is the best part of my weekend πŸ˜‰
    Thank You for the chance!

  175. Heather says:

    my must-have cold weather gear is definitely gloves/mittens. i have raynauds so in the winter i often wear them even if im dressed in shorts and short sleeve running shirt i have a variety of glove weights based on how cold it actually is

  176. Heather says:

    following on insta!

  177. Heather says:

    and following on facebook πŸ™‚

  178. Heather says:

    i can’t even say what my favorite part would be….literally all of it! spa treatments, running trails, AND meeting new friends??

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  180. Tessa says:

    I have to wear something covering my ears, whether it’s a hat or headband. If my ears get cold, I can’t run!

  181. Tessa says:

    I would’ve loved to have seen all the gear. I’m a gear junkie!

  182. Tessa says:

    I follow on twitter
    Tessabridger1

  183. Tessa says:

    I follow them on Facebook
    Tessa bridger

  184. Tessa says:

    I follow them on instagram
    8run6

  185. Vicky says:

    Ooooo nice swag!

  186. Madhuri says:

    Being a newbie runner, that too in winter, if I were to pick, it would be gloves… I can somehow manage with frozen legs and frozen face too, but need warm hands!

  187. Madhuri says:

    Ahhhh…. so hard to pick…. the weekend sounds so good! But, I am a sucker for pampering…so it would have to be the spa!

  188. Madhuri says:

    Just followed them on twitter @pondernwonder

  189. Madhuri says:

    And also on instagram @pondernwonder

  190. Madhuri says:

    And of course, on facebook too! Covered all social media grounds πŸ˜›

  191. Cary Mele says:

    This sounds like an amazing weekend! Sad fact: I don’t own a single item of Lululemon. Not because I don’t want to; just been trying to keep my running clothes budget under control.

    My winter must-have is my stretchy base-layer with thumb-holes. No matter how cold or cool it is, I wear it under other layers for all my winter runs!

    • Erica A says:

      I understand. I love the gear I got and always troll the sales. I typically don’t buy it for myself but sometimes get gift cards for the holidays so I can treat myself. The running pants should last for years and are definitely worth the investment! πŸ™‚

  192. Cary Mele says:

    Followed on Instagram

  193. Cary Mele says:

    Followed on Twitter.

  194. Cary Mele says:

    (Carybear21 for both twitter and insta. Not on FB at the moment so can’t follow there).

  195. Judith says:

    i would love to meet other runners

  196. Jenna says:

    Must have – gloves and mittens! I can’t run with cold hands!

  197. Judith says:

    follow in twitter (rontaljudith)

  198. Judith says:

    follow on instagram (jlrontal)

  199. Judith says:

    and i like on facebook!

  200. Jenna says:

    Followed LululemonChi on Twitter!

  201. Jenna says:

    Followed LululemonChi on Instagram!

  202. Jenna says:

    followed on twitter!

  203. Chely frantzen says:

    The most important cold weather item for me are the gloves. I look for warmth without the bulk.

  204. Chely frantzen says:

    Following on Instagram

  205. Chely frantzen says:

    Following on twitter

  206. Chely frantzen says:

    Like on FB

  207. Chely frantzen says:

    My favorite would be the spa because I love feeling relaxed and pampered

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