The Hotlegs Runner PRODUCT REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: KT Tape | The Hotlegs Runner

Monday, October 4, 2010


My very first giveaway!  Woohoo!  But first, let me start with the review...

What is KT Tape?

KT TAPE is an abbreviation for Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape. It is a strong, elastic athletic tape that reduces muscle pain, increases mobility, and enhances athletic performance. KT TAPE is pre-cut so that it is fast and easy to apply. Just tear off a strip and apply it to the injured area. KT TAPE provides relief and support for muscles and joints and can be used to prevent or treat hundreds of sports injuries.

How Does it Work?

By applying KT Tape over affected tissue, athletes experience an external support which helps to prevent further injury and allows the body’s damaged tissue to rest and heal naturally despite continued activity. KT Tape also reduces inflammation and increases circulation which prevents muscle cramping and lactic acid buildup.

Most of my runner friends know that I've always had a problem with my ankles.  I always feel a pinching pain in my Achilles tendon and posterior tibial tendon area.  I was able to somehow alleviate this by getting the right running shoes for my gait.  I over-pronate you see. And lately, I've been feeling pain in the heel and arch of my feet.

When I run long distances, I always, ALWAYS feel that familiar pain which I somehow learned to pay no attention to.  Short of saying --- I got used to it.

Not good.

So I chanced upon this sport tape while I was surfing the web and immediately went to the sports store to see if it will work for me.

Here's how it went down...

I was scheduled to do my long run (19 Kilometers) today, so last night, I asked Mike to tape my right foot.  Yes ---JUST the right one.  Just an experiment.  I wanted to see if there will be any difference between the one that was taped and the one that wasn't.

 Of course it's PINK! :p

And there was!  At 13K my left ankle (no KT Tape) started "acting up."  The  KT Taped right ankle -- still okay.  I was completely PAINLESS on my right ankle until I finished my 21K run.  Yeah you read correctly.  I was just supposed to do 19K but ended up doing 21K!  I still had some energy and my right ankle took me all the way up to a half marathon distance -- pain-free!

I am pleased to announce...Yes, IT WORKED for me!

Here's a video of how to put it on.

Additional Review


Comes in cool colors: black, blue, pink, beige, red and green.

Includes step by step instructions on how to apply the tape
Pre-cut strips (no cutting required!)

So, if you suffer from ITBS, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee pain or you just need the extra support, may I suggest you give this a try.  See if it works for you as it did for me and these awesome athletes!  Uh-huh...this tape is not only designed for runners but can be used for every sport that you can think of (Swimming, Volleyball, Golf, Soccer, Water Polo, etc.).  I think it will even be good for dancers!


And now for the giveaway!  First, thank you KT Tape for sponsoring this giveaway.  Second, I will choose two lucky readers who will win this giveaway from on October 11, Monday, 11:59 PM (PST)  You will each get one box of KT Tape. Yey!

This is open to all residents of the U.S. and Philippines only.  For Philippine residents, please read this before joining.

*remember to leave separate comments on this post for EACH of the things below.  The more entries, the more chances of winning!

1.  Must be a FOLLOWER of my blog. I'm doing this because it's my way of thanking you for being one! =) Click the Follow button located at my right sidebar. And let me know that you are following already by posting on my comments.  I am always happy to see new people following.

 2.  Let me know which color you would like. Post it on my comments again.

Extra Credit
1.  Follow me on Twitter (hanagirl28) and leave a comment here saying you already do.
2.  Follow KT Tape on Twitter (kttape) and leave a comment here saying you already do.
3.  Like the Hotlegs Runner on FACEBOOK and leave a comment here saying you already do.
4.  Like KT Tape on FACEBOOK and leave a comment here saying you already do.
5.  Subscribe to KT Tape here and leave a comment here saying you already do.
6.  Share this giveaway on your blog, Twitter, Facebook.  Let me know here when you've spread the word.

Disclaimer:  I did not pay for these Stuffits.  They were sent to me and in exchange, I will post an honest review of it.  I was not compensated nor was I encouraged by the manufacturer to post a positive review.  This review is based solely on my experience with this product.  All opinions are my own and other people's experiences may vary.

Disclosure Policy:
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That's it!  Should be fun!  I will post the winners here on Oct. 12. =)  Hope everyone is having a fantastic Monday!

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  1. Hi Julie.

    This is nice. I may not have experienced those running injuries (yet!) and I hoped I won't... But I think this will help even those muscle sores and shin splints.

    Is this already available here in Pinas? If wala pa, then please send me one. haha.

    color? BLACK.

    salamat po!

  2. i will follow you. follow you wherever you may go. there isn't an ocean too deep. a mountain too high it can keep... keep me away...


  3. Two things:

    1. Wherever you may be, I follow you through your blog , running to none running concerns. :)

    2. I have been an avid follower and fan of KT tape. Been asking my Aunt to send me a tape or two abroad, its pretty hard frugally use it especially when training for half-marathons / marathons.

    KT Tapes saved me especially during my first marathon from my Plantar Fasciitiis.

    Love me, send me some! hahahhaha <3

  4. hi julie :)


    I have seen those KT Tape used by my friends and I would love to try it because after running my 2nd marathon and suppose to do my recovery run i felt pain on my left hamstring *sadness*.

    hope i win :D

    thank you,

  5. oh i forgot.... i like color Red and I am a follower :D *love* *love* *love*

  6. Julie,

    Ugh- Lost the post. Let's try again. I'm new here. So glad I found you though! YOur site is really cool. Love all the extra motivational stuff on the right side. I have ran and done triathlons (sprints mostly) for almost 10 years now. But over the last year or two have really fallen off the bandwagon. Gaining back weight I lost. Not running. Etc. I'm hoping following you might help me get motivated again.

    I have/get shin splints. Need KT tape! I like them on FB. Will find your FB page next. If you choose me, I'd love to win a roll and really get moving again.

    Color? Purple? Do they have purple? If not, that reddish color please.


  7. "I am a follower on FB"

    "I want the Black one."

    "I Follow you on twitter"

    Heheh. Just kidding. We miss you here Julie! I'll try to drop by your place if I go there on vacation. Oh, and KT tape should be cool, but that's not why I'm sending this message. You're just part of our running family!
    Regards to the 2 Mikes =)

    Doc Art

  8. Love the new look Julieee! :) And of course, I am a follower running princess buddy ;p Need to read you previous posts to keep updated. Missing you much!

    In my previous life, I used to use athletic tape on most of my athlete patients. But during that time, color was limited to white (eeek!). Now there's KT Tape which is easier to use since it's pre-cut and waaaay cooler! Purple is my color! :)

  9. I love it! Red please! Yes, I need it. First Full Mary, baby! (kabog! kabog!)

  10. follower of FB Julie yes and those tape really works been using while I play basketball especially on affected area,

  11. first of all, your manager is proud of you! :) before, wala mashadong ganito, ngayon ang dami dami na! :) oopps wait, do i have to comment in english? :) anyways, i do follow your blog (duh? hehehe) and am eager for your return :)

    i do have one question though, if we, from your hometown, gets to win the KT tape, are we the ones to shoulder the shipping? hehehehe ;)

    your manager prefers blue :)

    hope to see you soon hotlegs! we miss you na! :(

  12. Following you and KT Tape on twitter

  13. Giveaway posted on my blog sidebar.

  14. Gonna add this to my blog sidebar in just a second!

  15. I'm a follower here and also at FB :)

    Color Black please


  16. I like the RED KT Tape! :) Miss you na Julie! Wala nang spontaneous dancer dito! :D

  17. I feel so happy na your favorite profile pic sa hotlegs runners at FB is the one I took when you joined the ateneo aquathlon! :D

  18. I'm a follower and a fan of hotlegs! :)

  19. I like the pink one. So cute! :)

  20. I want the pink :) i am a pink girl for life

  21. I am a follower of Hotlegs Runner.

  22. I followed you in FB :)

  23. I like the pink or blue KT tape.

  24. I use KT tape in my Full Marathons and ultramarathons.

  25. and i am proud to my prodigy, Hotlegs Runner.

  26. Goodluck Juls in Rock 'n Roll Mratahon!!! Miss you!! mwah!

  27. this is great! can i have the pink one please? hihihi

  28. I am a follower! Thanks for following me and the great comments!

  29. Pink pretty please!! I have recently become a girly girl when it comes to running gear.

  30. Thanks for visiting my blog! Great giveaway - my runners club coaches swear by this stuff. I'd choose pink!

  31. Hey,Thanks for inviting me,Yay!!
    I follow you now and If I won I would choose blue so I could share with my hubby!Hey, wish I could do more running but my heart burn is preventing me from running far every day.I need to find something to fix that.
    Have a great week.

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