Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Roxy's Creations Running Necklace Giveaway

So, only FOUR MORE DAYS until my big trail 50K, and I am pleasantly surprised that I seem to be functioning in a non-race capacity at all.

While I feel like my day-to-day activities and responsibilities have somehow been compromised, (as I have mentally pulled down the shutters on the world and lay curled up in a fetal position, repeating over and over to myself 50K, 50K, 50K), the fact is that I seem to be managing to go through the motions of getting things done.

So, the kids have been fed and seen to, errands have been run, the dog has not been neglected, laundry is getting done, and house and yard chores are still being tackled.  Even as my mind obsesses about the weather, how my legs are doing, what to wear, and what to put in my drop bags, my body at least seems to be functioning just fine in the real world.

I even managed to go to a running club board meeting yesterday and talk about actual agenda items, rather than shout out to everyone - Look at me! I am doing a 50K this weekend.  Let's talk about me!  And, honestly, probably the only thing that kept me from doing just that was the fact that one of the other board members is doing the same race, but the 50-mile version thereof.  So, really, if anyone wanted to obsess and shout out, it should have been him.

Anyway, with my thoughts so wrapped up in the race, I thought today I would actually take a break from blogging about it (well, anymore than I already have), and instead, I thought I would do a giveaway. Yay! Giveaway!

So, as a bit of backstory, about a month or so ago, I was introduced to a local business called Roxy's Creations through a friend of mine.  Carrie Wondrash is the jewelry creator and owner of Roxy's Creations (named for one of her great danes) and she has set up this business out of her home.  She makes fun and funky jewelry for all occasions, but what really appealed to me of course was her running-related jewelry.

She donated two pieces to be given away at one of our local running club's fun runs, and they were a big hit.

In fact, they were so well received by the runners, that when a running friend recently had a birthday, I contacted Carrie to see if she could custom make a piece for her.  Needless to say, she is happy to work with folks to do custom orders, and the prices are very reasonable.  Here is the piece she made for my friend, A2:

Now, on to the giveaway.  Carrie was nice enough to offer me a piece to give away here on my blog, and I am very excited to be able to do so.  The necklace we have would make a cute piece for running-related functions or just to wear around.  In case the picture isn't that clear, it has Eat, Sleep, Run stamped on it, along with a running girl.  Guys, not your thing to wear a necklace with a picture of a running girl?  Enter anyway! It would make a great gift for that special running gal in your life.

So, how to win?  That's pretty easy.  You simply have to follow my blog by clicking Join this Site to the right and telling me you did so in the comments below, or tell me you already follow.  Entries will be taken from the comments! That's all!

Now, if you want additional chances to win, you can do any or all of the following, leaving a comment telling me you did so for each one you do:
  1. Like Tales from an Average Runner on Facebook
  2. Follow @Average_Runner on Twitter
  3. Like Roxy's Creations on Facebook - and tell them I sent you!
  4. Go to Roxy's Creations on Etsy and tell me what you like about them
That's it!  I'll select one winner Tuesday, May 14, using  


  1. I already follow you. :)
    I don't have a twitter account or I would follow you there too.
    I follow you on facebook now.
    I follow Roxy on facebook now too.
    I went to etsy and on Roxy's Creations I live "The Runner Girl" necklace! I am going to have to tell my hubby about her etsy page!

  2. I like you on Facebook, now via yo momma runs and my personal page.

  3. I like Roxy's creations on Facebook!

  4. And I love the copper bird necklace on their facebook page. I love copper and birds in general.:)

  5. I follow via GFC as Iliana R!

  6. I already follow your blog and love it!!

  7. I just followed your blog -- and SO glad that I did! I am a new runner, and am loving the blog so far! :) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity-- the necklace is stunning!

  8. I liked Tales from an Average Runner on Facebook :)

  9. I followed @Average_Runner on twitter (I'm @Brookie_lou)

  10. I liked Roxy's Creations on Facebook, and told them that your awesome blog sent me :)

    Here is the link to my post:

  11. I love the jewelry on Roxy's Creations etsy page, because it is so unique and personable! It tells of what is most important to each individual who wears one of her pieces! :)

  12. I follow your blog

  13. I liked you on facebook

  14. Liked Roxy's creations on facebook

  15. Checked out the etsy shop.. Love the Runner Girl necklace.

  16. Thanks for sharing this amazing blog about Roxy's Creations Running Necklace Giveaway. really awesome.
    Good work.

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