Tuesday, January 25, 2011

runner first ...

Over the past year, G and I have done some crazy things for the love of the run. We push through when others would stop. We sacrifice other things in our lives to make the run happen (usually sleep and free time). And on occasion, we have let our passion for running guide our decision making. Thus, we have come to coin the phrase, "Runner first. Logical thinker second."

It started as a joke, but more and more each day, I realize how accurately that phrase describes us. I'm not saying we make stupid decisions. We don't. We listen to our bodies and try our best to stay safe at all times. But, there are moments when I question our sanity.

So, when Megan at BuildASign.com offered to let me design an item of my choosing. I almost instantly knew that our catchphrase needed to be incorporated. And since I'm not above a little free advertisement, I also wanted to include my coaching business name as well.

Eventually, after much indecision on my part, I came up with this design ...


I love it. It's simple and sharp. And it looks really good on the back of my truck.

Now, thanks to Megan and BuildASign.com, I have a few extra stickers to share. So, if you consider yourself a RUNNER FIRST or if you just love me and want to advertise my coaching services, shoot me an email with your mailing address to racingwithbabes@yahoo.com. I will send the first 25 people a sticker. And who knows, you might even get a handwritten note, which, if we are being honest, is priceless ...

26 comments:

MCM Mama said...

Love it! Want to trade stickers? All the cool kids are doing it. ;o)

Silly Girl Running said...

Such a great idea! Plus, I still love that phrase! :)

SupermomE12 said...

Love it! The sticker is super cute (and my favorite color) and the saying is great. Good job!!! :)
http://seemomrunfar.blogspot.com/

parker_4 said...

Love it! It is such a great quote!

Marlene said...

Perfect!!!

fancy nancy said...

clean and simple but very powerful!!! Awesome job!

the dawn said...

so great! can't wait to make some!

Heather -Momma Running Amok said...

awesome! I will shoot you my address. I was actually going to contact you for some feedback with regards to training for my next race. I run this Sunday and then am signed up for another Marathon June 5th and I am not sure where to begin training as I believe I will be into the 18 weeks, but I already have a base and all...I'll email you! Great sticker~ AND a handwritten note? pen pal style? I want to move to VA more and more to run with you and G everyday! :)

giraffy said...

LOVE!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I love it! Great simple design. Send me one too.

Disney_Casey said...

I love it!

Laurie said...

That's a great sticker! Very cool phrase.

Rose said...

I love it!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Count me in Chick :)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I want one! I will send you one of mine in exchange!!!

Emailing you now!

momof3 said...

THE coolest sticker EVER.

Aimee said...

Awesome sticker! I sent you an email!
I also got to make something from Buildasign and it was so much fun! Megan rocks!

Kerrie T. said...

Love it! I'm trying to think of what my slogan would be...still thinking...hmmm...

Anyway. Love yours!

Stefanie D. said...

Oooh! Pick me! Love it. :)

Rachel said...

I made the cut, right? Number 20? Yahoo!!! LOVE this sticker. r

Terri said...

Love it! Runner first - yep, yep, yep!

Jen said...

I WANT one!!!! Pretty please!

Her Name Is Rio said...

Cute!

Stacie said...

I Love It!!!! I emailed you. Hopefully I was one of the lucky ones :)

wojoku said...

I would love a sticker, but I'm more of an "Triathlete" or "Physical Challenge First" person. Running certainly makes it into the top three, but it's not the sole discipline.

I certainly relate to the ideal though! I've done a lot of... we'll say "interesting" things in spite of better judgment in order to simply compete or train.

funderson said...

looks great!