Saturday, June 25, 2011

Running Mamma Giveaway

Here we go again! And this one’s pretty sweet.

Ever hear of BuildASign.com? Me neither. That is until I was contacted by them and asked if I was interested in doing a review. I honestly was not entirely sure what I’d do with a sign when asked, but at the mention of my logo. I was intrigued.

So I perused their extremely user friendly website to see what all exactly they had to offer and what I could perhaps do with my little running mamma that sits atop each of my posts (please tell me you all have noticed her. You have no idea how long it took me to draw what was in my head with a silly little mouse and cursor. Can I just say sooooooooooo frustrating?)

Now, Megan, my contact from the company, had sent me a few ideas to get me brainstorming, but pretty much gave me the pick of all BuildASign.com had to offer and man, they’ve got a lot to offer. Pretty much if you can print on it, they can make it. Everything from custom bumper stickers and window clings to banners and flags to signs, signs, everywhere are signs. You name the size, you name the material, they’ve got it. You can build it from scratch or you can start with one of their templates and adjust it to suit your liking.

But I have to admit, my brain’s been slightly fried for the last little bit here. It seems like I’ve been in this daily struggle of too much to do and too little time to do it in as of late. So, I asked for help and not only was Megan so patient with little ‘ole me throughout this whole process but she took the time to create something for me based off of what I piece mealed over to her that I wanted. Basically, that was something to stick on my car that had my logo on it and was simple.

Here’s what she came up with…DSCF8913 Now, she gave me full access to change it around however I liked and I did get on and play with it for a little while, so I can say with confidence it’s so very easy to customize on their site, like trying to get your two year old to eat a candy bar or something. No problems there.

But ultimately, I just kept coming back to Megan’s original design. Sweet and simple. I love it. I couldn’t wait to yank that boring old generic 26.2 car magnet off and stick this new sticker on, because I am not only a marathoner. I am a marathoning mamma! And THAT is an entirely different kind of runner all together. We could vehemently disagree on politics, religion, lifestyle, or the appropriate sort of bathing suit to wear to your child’s parent & tot swimming class (seriously, I’m in the middle of this now and in SHOCK. Some suits are kid friendly, some not so much, particularly when your two year old is clinging onto you for dear life if you catch my drift), but within 5 seconds of meeting you and learning you are both a runner and a mamma, we are bonded for LIFE. It’s like there’s almost an unspoken code that goes on there, an understanding that’s lost on nearly everyone else you meet. I know some of your sacrifices. I get why you run. You don’t have to explain a thing to me or even speak another word about it, but somehow, I just feel we’re connected. Anybody with me on that?

And I know what some of you are saying out there, “that’s just great Kelly, but I’ve got to run a whole frickin’ marathon to get one? You’ve got to be kidding me. I mean, seriously, I have no time as it is to train and for crying out loud, what about a half mary. That’s no easy feat either.” And since I KNEW some of you were going to say that (RunSis) and you are of course right in your thinking, I had these made too:
DSCF8916 Pretty sweet eh? That’d be a purple 13.1 if you can’t tell from the picture. Can’t say I’ve ever seen purple on any sort of 13.1 car decal before.

Megan was awesome enough to send me a TON of these to give out. They are actually bumper stickers, but I stuck mine up on the corner of my rear window instead. Wouldn’t want anybody to miss it now would I? I’m not going to give ALL of them away at once though, you’ll have to keep an eye on the blog and I’ll randomly surprise you by giving them out a batch at a time. Tonight, I’m going to start with 10 of each. And we’re going to do this a little differently than we normally do. This time, it’s going to be first come first serve. So if you’d like a 13.1 or 26.2 mamma runner for your very own car (or any other place you’d like to stick her I suppose), leave me a comment and let me know which one you’d like. No requirements necessary this time around (you can thank me later all you non-social media types). All I ask is that you drive her around proudly :-)

Many thanks to Megan and BuildASign.com!

'Til next time...

P.S. If you count all the comments and you see I’ve already got 10 of each, leave me a comment anyway. You never know. Sometimes, I can’t track down the winner.

24 comments:

Cynthia O'H said...

This marathoning jogger pushing (yes, still!) momma would love either one. Great design!

Angela said...

Super cute! I am not a momma but I still push a stroller and run with the twins!! :-D

I'd like a 13.1 (but save me a 26.2 in case you talk me into MCM!! :-D )

EricaH said...

I would really love a 13.1 one sticker to hang on my board :)

Mum on the Run said...

I'm beaming -'cause last week I earnt the right to a 26.2 Running Mama sticker.
Still on my first marathon high!
:-)

juanitagf said...

Well, neither will do me any good as I am not a mama... I have used buildasign.com for my business signs. It was so easy, reasonable and quick. Perfect!

Jessica Azar said...

I would LOVE a 13.1!!!!! I would post her proudly on my rear car window so that EVERYONE will know I am a Half Maryin' Mama!

Brandi said...

Wahoo! An upside to getting up in the middle of the night with my toddler!! :)

As a Mama currently in training for my fifth 26.2 (and beyond), I would LOVE one of these!!

And - it's perfect timing because the [plain, boring] 26.2 magnet that I'd had on my car was recently lost/stolen off my car!

What a GREAT idea!

Laurie said...

Awesome stickers!! I would love a 26.2 one. Thanks! :)

Kris said...

ooh, I would love a 26.2 one! They are so cute. I have already run a few marathons before the kids but I am training for my first post-baby marathon this fall. All this running with the srtoller should make the marathon seem easy this time around, right?

Running fool said...

Very cool! I would love the 26.2 :)

jenditty said...

I would love a 13.1 sticker! So awesome!

Holly said...

I'd love a 13.1!! Super cute!

mom to the 4th said...

Ooh ooh ooh, I NEED one of those!! 26.2 please! I never get tired of answering, "yes I did run it!"

Erin said...

This is awesome! I would love the 26.2 sticker!

Erika said...

Would love a 26.2 one! These are so simple, but speak so clearly what you are trying to convey!

Megan said...

How cute! I would love a 26.2 one.

Kadie said...

I love the 13.1 and purple is my favorite color! Definitely going on the car! :o)

Mom's Home Run said...

I love it. What a great way to personalize your car.

Darlena said...

Working on my first 13.1 with two kids in tow!!! Would love one of those!!! - Darlena

Katie said...

I would love the 26.2 one! These are so cute.

{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

The early bird catches the worm, huh? Perhaps sometimes a late bird will still get food! I would love one of either!

Tammy said...

I'm working on my first 13.1 as a momma of two. This would be a great reward!

Finallyfit2011 said...

Ooooh I'd love a 13.1 one to sport after I do the Women's half marathon in November!!!

TheAutoMomma said...

I would love a 13.1 if I'm not too late!