A few days ago on Twitter, I mentioned that I had an exciting announcement to post after the Candy Cane 5k. I appreciate everyone’s restraint in not immediately leaping to the conclusion that I’m pregnant (I am not). Now that I’m mothering an almost two-year-old, the natural question everyone seems to ask (or want to ask) is when we will be re-procreating.
So, to recap — not pregnant, thank you.
Has anyone noticed that I’ve been running quite a few races this year? Twelve of them, to be precise. This means that I have acquired an impressive array of swag, not all of it particularly useful or desirable to me. As I watched it accumulate, it hit me — I bet a newbie runner would LOVE this!
I think that, when you start running, getting a “free” t-shirt or sport bag with your entry fee seems like an amazing perk. “Wow! You mean, this is mine? Just for showing up? That’s awesome!” The more races you do, the more jaded you become. It’s easy to start criticizing the t-shirt design, make, or fit…or simply stop to consider the number of race shirts in your closet compared to the number of shirts you actually wear.
Just for fun, I thought I’d offer up my extra racing gear to someone who might actually use it. That is, I’m offering a giveaway to ANYONE. All you need to do is comment on this post, and you will be entered in a random drawing that will take place on January 1.
Here’s a look at the loot:
Are you getting excited yet? Yes, the giveaway is “things I didn’t want,” but that doesn’t mean it’s “a bunch of ugly junk.” Some of these things are pretty neat! There are many races from the year represented as well.
Topeka to Auburn Half Marathon:
Trolley Run 4-miler:
Mother’s Day 5k:
Tri Yoga 5k:
Turkey Trot 5k:
Turkey Day 8k:
Exciting stuff, huh? So, if you OR ANYONE YOU KNOW would like all of these wonderful things, leave a comment on this post between now and December 31. I am quite serious about shipping the whole lot (including the yoga mat) to one lucky winner. Yeeeeeeeeehaw!