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If you watched the Hood To Coast video yesterday (if not, go do it NOW) to the very end you saw that we had a lot of support from other companies.  It’s amazing how many connections some of the other ladies have!  I totally benefited and got awesome goodies – loot, really – so it’s only fair that I thank them, especially since I’ve thanked Nuun more than enough (well, probably not, but you get what I mean).

Team Sparkle:

Not only were Kelly and Carrie amazing teammates – unfortunately not in my van – they also gave us each a wicked skirt.  

I chose “gunmetal” since I could wear it with most of my tops.  Two reasons these skirts are awesome: 1) easily identifiable – we could pick out our runners in crowds and from far away and 2) you can wear them over your own bottoms as they aren’t lined.  This is excellent when travelling in a van and not wanting to wear the same bottoms each leg.

Check back next month: you could win your own Team Sparkle skirt.

BuildASign.com:

We were fortunate enough to have BuildASign.com on board with us (literally).  They made us fantastic car magnets that held on for more than the 200 miles.  We didn’t lose a single one during the entire trip.  They were well made (strong) and went so well with our van.

Endorphin Warrior:

I LOVE my bracelet.  I’ve known about them for awhile, but never had the chance to order one for myself.  So when Kelly asked what saying we wanted on ours I knew right away: FOCUS.  I chose it because that’s what I fight with the most in my running.  I think it’s come off a grand total of 3 times since August.

Made of metal and leather… pretty hard to ruin it running.

Barney Butter:

Almond butter in handy single serve packs.  I know I got a packet – I had to claim one before they were all gone, but don’t remember eating it.  Now, this isn’t because it’s forgettable.  I was told it was excellent.  But either I ate it when I was too tired to notice or I brought it home and have promptly lost it.

  
GU:

It amazes me that we had a box of Raspberry Chocolate Roctane in the van the entire time and we forgot about it.  The bonus to that, of course, is that there were lots of leftovers when we got back to Nuun HQ.  Even better (for me), most of the people who were around either didn’t like it or couldn’t eat it.  I now have a dozen of them to use once training starts back up again.  Hooray! 


I received a great towel from Inperspire.  I’ve read about them on other blogs, but they are way better (larger and better made) than I expected.  Unfortunately I didn’t get my first choice, but I like the one I got.  Now if I ever get the guts to try a spin class I’ll have something to soak up all my sweat.

Having these stopped me from stinking like a polecat.  ‘Nuff said.


Not only did I receive another water bottle – to add to my miniscule collection of about 10 – I also got a pink drawstring bag.  I personally love Saucony’s slogan “Find Your Strong” that is printed on both.  



Psychedelic headbands to go with our rainbow themed costumes and van.  I used mine while I was recovering from my runs.  After my first leg I’m not sure if the ponytail ever came down, so it was nice to have something to hold my hair back.



I have to admit that this is another brand I didn’t get much of a chance to use during the relay.  I got lip balm, sunscreen and a face stick.  Of those I only really used the lip balm at HTC.  I chose the cherry over the vanilla.  I like it because it smells like cherry, but doesn’t really taste like it.  

I ended up using these when I went to my in-laws a couple of weeks ago.  I love the face stick.  It’s a little thick, so I had to rub it in, but it barely smells (a little like cinnamon, maybe).  The sunscreen worked well on Spud.  If it can keep an 4 year old from getting burned then the it’s good for adults too.


This is traditionally a men’s skin care line, but I really like their stuff.  The Industrial Strength Hand Healer is great, the lemon and chamomile lip balm smells like candy and I can’t wait to try this one:


Bring it marathon training – you’ve got nothing on a product containing Dragon’s Blood.
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6 responses

  1. Those headbands are awesome! And would go great with the NB890 rainbow shoes.

    September 22, 2011 at 1:07 am

  2. I loved the Jack Black Facial Moisturizer w/ SPF 20. Totally not greasy but felt so good.

    I loved the shots of you in your flashy gunmetal in the video 🙂

    September 22, 2011 at 1:25 am

  3. Love the bracelet and the towels, great ideas especially with Christmas coming up! Thanks for sharing your adventures for HTC, I may have to add a relay to my 2012 plan. Have you done any relays in BC?

    September 22, 2011 at 4:55 am

  4. No relays in BC yet. I would have loved to do Haney to Harrison, but it's been moved to Whistler and I don't think people are expecting it to be as good. There's a Ragnar relay in NW Washington too so maybe that'll be an option one day.

    September 22, 2011 at 5:43 am

  5. I am so jealous of your guy's tie dye headbands!!!

    September 23, 2011 at 2:35 pm

  6. Wow you guys got a lot of cool stuff!

    September 24, 2011 at 9:03 pm

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