With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start discussing the love in the form of some of my favorite things. Running edition, of course.
I am a sucker for fun and colorful gear. Running is a great excuse to pick up new shoes, socks, sunnies, and so much more. I am in love with these Octo-Posse Paparazzi sunglasses from the Goodr X Georgia Aquarium collection, and these graffiti print Adrenaline GTS 22 from Brooks Running. Love.
Traveling is such a fun part of running. While I have a goal to run 50 races in 50 states, I am always up for running in a new city and location. It’s always cool to experience new people, courses, climates, and race organizations. No matter where we go, I always check for races happening at the same time of our trip, so I can maximize my travel experience.
There’s something just so neat about cool giveaways. I won’t run or race based on the swag, but I will always be partial to things that are different. In the past, I’ve received shirts, tanks, socks, arm sleeves, reusable bags, hats, and all kinds of glasses as part of the runner experience. However, my favorite, to date, has to be walking off the course of the Spud Run with a head of cabbage and sack of potatoes. Locally grown, of course.
Themes are among my favorite things, running or otherwise, and so I love getting to run in costume or in the spirit of the event. Running is usually fun, but having a motif as a guideline is even more fun. In the past, I’ve done cosplays, or tutus, or even a cute tank that keeps up with the spirit of the race or seasons. I love the “Raptor” theme of this local 3k, and will aways get my photo opp with my favorite inflatable raptor runner. (Psst – you can join me on this one if you sign up here. Don’t forget to use code RUNWITHPUGS to save 10%)
Sorry, not sorry, but bling is the thing that keeps me running. I love medals, and they make me so happy. Do I know why? Nope. I just go follow my heart, and collect my favorite things!
What motivates you?
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