Runner Swag Swap!

22 Jul

There is almost not faster way to get me jumping up and down like a little kid again than to send me a surprise in the mail. I love getting “fun mail.” As an adult, getting bills in the mail is a regular thing, but every now and then, something fun arrives that makes me super excited!

Yesterday, FUN MAIL arrived! EEEEEEEK!

A while back, a fellow running blogger, Eat to run. Run to eat., hosted a runner swag swap. All you had to do was send Jerry an e-mail letting her know that you were interested and include your mailing address. She paired runners together to swap a gift box of runner goods! I thought it was such a fun idea, so I immediately signed up to participate.

Well, my swag from my partner arrived yesterday! SWEET!
Surprise Running Swag
I got:

I am so excited! I have never tried an official sport wash, but I have heard it really does the trick on getting the stank out of “long run clothes.” Also, the reflective bands come with PERFECT TIMING! With Hood to Coast coming up in only a few weeks, these will be ideal for wearing during night runs. I have a lot of running gear, but I was seriously lacking on reflective, safety gear, so these will definitely come in handy! And Gu products? You really can’t go wrong!

Also, my super awesome swag swap partner made me a great running mix! I can’t wait to check out these tunes and add them to my running playlist!
Runner Swag Swap

  1. “Intro” by the xx
  2. “Cracks” by Freestylers
  3. “Throwing Fire” by Ronald Jenkees
  4. “Young Blood” by The Naked and Famous
  5. “Life in Technicolor” by Coldplay
  6. “Move Away” by The Killers
  7. “Goodness Gracious” by Person L
  8. “19-2000 [Soulchild Remix]” by Gorillaz
  9. “We Owe This to Ourselves” by Anberlin
  10. “Watch the World” by Boxcar Racer

IF I can get my act together by Halloween, I mentioned to Jerry that I might be interested in hosting a swap on this blog. Things with the move and new house should be much calmer by then, so I don’t see why I couldn’t, but I’ll let you know as that time gets closer. 🙂

Speaking of new house…tomorrow is the BIG DAY! We were supposed to close this past Friday, but due to circumstances out of our control, the closing got pushed to tomorrow. I am so excited! I really don’t know what to do with myself! We are going to finally have a home! There are so may awesome things about our new house that I don’t even have the time to write it all out here, but suffice it to say…super amazing things lay ahead!

How is YOUR weekend going? Did you RACE this weekend? If so, how did you do?

13 Responses to “Runner Swag Swap!”

  1. runningviolinist July 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM #

    very cool! love the snap bands. I might need to look for those

    • katieRUNSthis July 23, 2012 at 8:34 AM #

      Remember slap bracelets from back in the day? Well, they kind of fit like that. Super easy and would fit comfortably around wrists or ankles! I love them!

  2. triing2survive July 22, 2012 at 6:10 PM #

    I didn’t race this weekend, but I’m racing next weekend. I’m getting a little nervous. That runner swag swap sounds fun. If you do it on your blog, I’d definitely be interested in participating.

    • katieRUNSthis July 23, 2012 at 8:35 AM #

      What race are you running next weekend? Have you been training? I’ll definitely let you know if I do a swap!

      • triing2survive July 23, 2012 at 11:37 PM #

        I’m doing the Spudman Olympic distance triathlon up in Burley, ID. It’s a pretty big race. There’s over 2000 competitors. Yeah, I’ve been training. I’ve done 2 other olympic tri’s & they haven’t been the best, so I’m really hoping this one will be.

  3. Tasha @ Healthy Diva July 22, 2012 at 9:47 PM #

    The runner swag swap sounds really cool AND fun! I would totally do it if you hosted one. 🙂

  4. haleymg12 July 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM #

    I love the idea of a runner swap!! How fun, I’d totally do it!

    • katieRUNSthis July 23, 2012 at 8:35 AM #

      Surprises ROCK! I’ll definitely give you a shout if I do one!

  5. oliverclan88 July 23, 2012 at 6:47 AM #

    I would LOVE to participate in the runner swag swap! 🙂

    • katieRUNSthis July 23, 2012 at 8:36 AM #

      Yay! There seems to be lots of interest, so I think I’m going to host one later this year!

  6. Amber B. (@amberstarr82) July 23, 2012 at 8:44 AM #

    I love this idea! I’ve been really curious about the sports wash too and was thinking about giving it a try. Let us know what you think. 🙂 There are some great songs on that playlist too!

    Good luck on the closing. Be ready for hand cramps for all the initialing, but so worth it. We just moved into our second home so I feel you on being super busy.


  1. BOO! It’s (Halloween) Runner Swag Swap time! « katieRUNSthis - September 22, 2012

    […] Several posts back, I mentioned how I had participated in @JerryMAllison’s Runner Swag Swap! (To see her original post about it, click here). Here is the skinny…everyone that participates will be given the name and address of their swap partner. Each person then has one month to prepare a box of goodies and send it off to their partner. And that is pretty much it! Simple, yes? Runner Swag Swap When I saw that she posted this earlier this year, I immediately jumped at the chance to participate. I love surprising other people and I was really excited to get a mystery package in return! You can see what I received from my Running Swag Swap partner, Mark, by clicking here. […]

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