This weekend was the 1 year anniversary of Mom Running On Empty. It’s been a whole year since I started sharing my journey with all of you!!! When I started, I really wasn’t sure anyone was going to read, interact, or even humor me. I am both humbled and amazed by how welcomed I have been by the blogging community, the running world and all of you as well! It blows my mid every day that you read what I write, invest in my training and believe in me and all of my crazy dreams. I love that you all follow our lives, encourage me to challenge the impossible and embrace all of my faults along with my brand of crazy chaos.
All of that said, I am in the mood to celebrate!!! So…… for the rest of this month, I am going to celebrate all of you with some GIVEAWAYS!!!! The first one will start today and I will be adding new ones for the next few weeks!
I’m going to start with an amazing new company that is just getting of the ground. Some of you may have already heard of Malya Rosa, an exciting women’s apparel brand launching that benefits several amazing charities. In the past year I have had the opportunity to make connections with so many people that I would likely never have met without blogging and Stephanie, the founder of Malya Rosa, is one of them. Steph was one of my Reach the Beach teammates and is simply an amazing person. She is also hilarious and was responsible for making me laugh at just about everything for most of the trip!!
Of course you all know that I rarely run without a headband to keep my hair out of my face and her headbands have been terrific! They never slip and the patterns are fun and different from so many of the other brands out there. She sent me the cutest pattern with little birdies and I wear it all the time. I’ve been asked a zillion times at the gym where I got it and I LOVE telling people about the charities, Dress for Success and The Girl Effect, that this purchase helps to fund. I don’t just like the way it looks or how it works , I like that buying it means helping someone else. I am also crediting this fabulous headband with my 5k PR this past Sunday. Obviously the Birds made me run faster and helped me to finally reach my goal of a Sub- 30 minute race!!! I feel like I have been chasing it forever and I’m super excited that I was able to get there. (Let’s be real folks… the headband did not actually make me faster but I will now be rockin’ it at every goal race because I’m nuts). All joking aside, working on my speed was a huge goal for me this year and one of my Under Armour What’s Beautiful goals and I am so excited to finally have that monkey off of my back! Now on to faster things!! Can I get below 29 minutes????
Because these headbands are awesome, like all of you, I’m giving one lucky reader a chance to win a Malya Rosa headband too!!
Do you wear headbands? Are you superstitious? Do have something lucky you run with?? Have you ever had a goal that haunted and taunted you before you reached it?