Thursday, April 24, 2014

(3 Things) Egg Hunts, Spartan UP and Nike Women's excitement!




B and I bought our first piece of art this week. Isn't she beautiful? After obsessively talking about the Fabrege Egg Hunt, we saw that our favorite egg was also being sold in smaller form as a painted Ostrich Egg. Seeing as we didn't have thousands of dollars to bid on the original (pictured above), this one works out perfectly! It was a bit of a literal "egg hunt" to find it, though. After Easter, all of the pop up stores all over the city closed. Luckily, we discovered the hidden pop-up headquarters underneath Rockafeller Center (past the Men's Room, incase you too need to find it!) and got to bring our new piece home (shout out to the awesome folks who let us buy even though they had just closed!). I even braved the tourists last Friday to go see all 260 eggs together. Not gonna lie, it was really awesome! Can't wait to see where it goes next year.


 

Congrats to Seth, who won the Spartan Race giveaway earlier this week! I had so much fun spectating, that I'm seriously considering running it next year. When I was doing a little research about the races, I came across Spartan Up, the book written by the founder of Spartan races, Joe De Sena. It debuts in May but they're excepting pre-orders now. Since I expressed interest in reading it, my Spartan friend sent over a 20 page excerpt and I can't wait to read the whole thing! I think it's a perfect motivational kick in the pants to Spartan Up. The promotional video alone makes me want to run out and CONQUER! What exactly? I don't know. . . but that's how awesome it is!


I'm pretty sure I've been driving everyone around me nuts all week, but I can't help it! I'm really excited about my first Nike Women's and that the branding is awesome. But the number one reason why I'm kind of already in love with this race weekend is because I have already bought all the race merch I want and I haven't even stepped foot in an expo. Granted, I'm sure there might be something I will have to have once I get there, but as of right now, I'm content with my purchases and I don't have to be upset when they are sold out in my size because I didn't get to the expo SUPER early or because I'm a slower runner. Other races please take note, this is how you do it! 

Dear Nike Women's, thanks for offering your race merchandise online beforehand (even some finisher's items!) you've made me very happy even if my bank account doesn't agree.

9 comments:

  1. I would love to be in the city at easter and see those eggs! You are not kidding the Nike stuff is too cute! I'm glad that larger races are now previewing their race merchandise online and allowing folks to purchase it before hand. My sister and I actually bought the wdw marathon jacket online the other day when we registered for the race. We have no idea what it looks like but we figured it would probably be sold out in our sizes by the time we got to the expo! Good luck this weekend!

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    1. You're braver than me. I'd need to see it first, but if you know you're going to want one no matter what, I'm glad they're offering that!

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  2. I wanna see your mini egg!! I can't wait to hear all about Nike DC!

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    1. It looks just like that. Just smaller. haha!

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  3. I sooooooo wish Disney would have that option for the race merchandise! Do they not realize how much more money they would make by doing it?!?! Sigh.

    Good luck with the race this weekend! I'm sure you'll do awesome! :)

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    1. I fully agree! They did offer it once but stopped for some reason.

      Thank you!

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  4. Thanks again for the Spartan giveaway, Abby!

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    1. My pleasure, Seth! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  5. Yay for your first piece of art!! I'll bet that was something else to see all the eggs together.

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