Need Running Inspiration? Read these comments….

Recently we ran a promotion on Facebook and to win a jewelry set we asked “why should Santa give this to you?” The responses are heartwarming, inspiring, saddening, and encouraging that we as women can overcome so many obstacles in life, not just in running.

  • Because running is a beautiful pain..and 13.1 was my first.
  • Hi Santa, I really really really love this jewelry set it’s the cutest thing I have seen yet for running jewelry! …and I used to be a big smoker for 24 yrs, I quit back in 2011 and started running in 2012, I never ever thought I would be able to run a 5k let alone a half marathon and I have ran 3 Halfs so far! And my next one is in NY in June and those earrings and necklace would look just darling on me
  • I ran my first half marathon in memory of my first daughter, just days before what would have been her 10th birthday. I then ran 5 more, for a total of 6 in one year. I am once again running in Carlsbad, which was my first, which is days before what would have been my daughter’s 11th birthday.
  • I’ve completed two half marathons and when the stress of being a new widow and working mom with two kids under 8 is overwhelming I remember that I completed TWO half marathons and I’m re-energized and ready to face the world again!   Receiving this gift would be a visible reminder of my accomplishments and personal power!
  • I was able to do a half even though I’ve had arthritis for over 25 years!
  • Because I have a half next month which will be my first in a year bc I’ve been sick a lot and I’ve had a hell of a year medical issue wise that something like that may motivate me to keep going..not give up.
  • I deserve this because three years ago I weighed 310 pounds and running a marathons was a wild and crazy (dream) now I’ve run 4 half marathons and have lost 135 pounds. This sitting I have 3 more planned in April too qualify for the half fanatics. Then next November I will run my first marathon in tulsa ok at the route 66.
  • I lost 300# and hot back into running and completed my first half in June ..at mile 6.5 blew out my left knee..finished the last half of it walking in a time of 3 hr 10 minutes…couldn’t be prouder of myself!! Would love this to commemorate this milestone!!
  • I ran my first half in Sept 2013 and then in Mar 2014, I broke my tibia, fibula and fractured my ankle….so much for trying to better my time this year! This will get me pumped up to start training again! Awesome set!!
  • I would like to give it to my mother after we run our next half in June. She will be 70 next year.   She is wonderful.
  • To remind me anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
  • dear santa my home was broken into 3 months ago and the thieves took all of my jewelry and other possessions! i have jewelry on my wishlist and i hope to restart my collection real soon. thanks!!!
  • please Santa! I think I deserve this set for losing 60 lbs over the last year and going from couch – potato to half marathoner in 10 months!!
  • Because I never thought I could run a half. Now I’ve run 2 and lost 100 pounds!
  • I ran my first half marathon last spring for my mom, who was battling cancer. I told her if I could achieve the impossible and finish the race, then she could beat cancer. I would ask Santa for the set in memory of our fights. 🙂
  • dear santa, i think bumper stickers or tattoos with 13.1 are cheesy.
  • Love your jewelry! I have run 4 half marathons. I run for those who can’t!
  • I dropped everything to take care of my father, he 85 yrs old, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s . My father lettered, back in the day, in 4 sports in High School but track was his favorite sport!! He held records in the mile 4.32 and in the half mile for many years. He held records in Cross Country also. Later, my dad would run everyday for fifty years around the local track and was well known for running there daily. My father, is a retired Military Officer who is now having trouble walking but i feel his running is what gave him a long life! I would wear the 13.1 on his behalf. Merry Christmas!
  • I am 62 years old and started running almost 3 years ago to lose the weight I gained when I quit smoking after 45 years…after a bunch of 5ks, some 10ks, I decided to push the envelope and try to do a half…I did the Nike DC Half in April, and just to make sure it wasn’t a one time wonder, I ran the Hamptons Half in September and knocked 17 minutes off my time
  • I would love to win this! Today is my 55th birthday and I ran my first half marathon 5 years ago when I turned 50….and I haven’t stopped. Setting that goal has changed my life!!
  • One year after undergoing treatment for breast cancer, I completed my 1ST half marathon.
  • When I ran my first half marathon, I had only been running for 6 months and I ran it less than a week after a Ragnar Relay. I was really sick when I ran and apparently also had a torn meniscus and ACL, which I wouldn’t find out until surgery a few weeks later, but I didn’t quit. To me, the jewelry would be a constant reminder that you can accomplish pretty much anything if you’re strong and set your mind to it….a reminder I can use today as I lost my mother in a horrible car accident a few weeks ago and must remember to not give up home and keep moving forward.
  • It’s the season of giving, so we are giving time and items to those less fortunate than us. Happy holidays!
  • Because I need to remember to run not only for myself but for all those who can’t -no excuses !
  • I have Multiple Sclerosis, but that is not stopping me from completing my first half marathon. I will do that in January at the Nee Orleans rock and roll half marathon and marathon.
  • I just ran my first half this last October in MB! It was the culmination of the last year of loosing 30lbs and training. I went from barely running one mile to running the half all while working 60-75 hours and taking care of my 3yr old son ( now 4). I am now planning the next set of races, this time with the aim of pushing my son in his stroller ahead of me! Can’t wait!
  • I run from my heart and for the help of others.
  • I run to burn off the crazy! I need it for my sanity 🙂
  • A former student and I are running a half in June.. Her first; I’ve done 21 so far. Would love to give it to her to commerate her achievement!
  • I should win because in spite of my age, and my past health issues, I’m still motivated to hit the pavement and get in those extra miles. Not just to run but to stay healthy. 2015 is my year and my goal is to run 10 half marathons and 1, 26.2. The set would look awesome around my neck as I’m preserving my sexy!
  • Because I once was an addict and switched to fitness I have feet and knee issues but still completed 2 half marathon and I would differently wear this with pride
  • I fell and broke my elbow two weeks ago and haven’t been able to run since. But I have several 13.1’s in my sights for 2015 and I am determined to get back to running soon.
  • Because I found out that I was pregnant three days before my first half and still finished within 9 minutes of my original goal time!!!!!!
  • Brain surgery to marathon in less than 3 years
  • Because doctors told mr Id never be a runner & I proved them wrong by running not one, but two Half Marathons in 2014. And this would inspire me to try for a full Marathon!
  • I’m an asthmatic that couldn’t even run 1/4 mile and ran a half marathon. It was always my dream as a kid to be able to run.   🙂
  • I work in Special Education. June 2014, I was feeling burned out. I knew something had to change. I chose to train for a 1/2 marathon.. With a summer of training, I felt renewed. I completed my half, October 19, 2014. The bracelet and earring set, would remind me of my strength. The jewelry would show my students what can be accomplished with hard work and dedication.
  • To remind me that I can do anything I put my mind to. Just like mama told me when I was little! I ran my first 13.1 this year and I’m very proud if my self!! I’ll defiantly do it again!
  • Because I completed the Baltimore Half-Marathon this year; less than 8 weeks after life-saving surgery to remove multiple blood clots!!! Figured it was a great way to celebrate being alive!!!!
  • In each miles of 13.1 there is a story of power , endurance & surviving mentally & physically that will be celebrated after Crossing the finish line in which that I can carry everyday as a reminder of that any road can be conquered with a strong will
  • I love this distance! Helped me to lose over 50 pounds, overcome depression and inspire others to train & tackle the same distance! <3
  • Because I run faithfully every morning at 5 before taking my twins to school. Sometimes I run 2 times a day. I’ve ran 6 full marathons and 4 half marathons. I think I deserve it. I’m dedicated!!
  • Because through shoulder surgery, retina tear surgery and cataract removal and nose skin cancer I still workout and did right half marathons this year. So please pick me Santa !!
  • This year I ran my first half marathon in may, then another in September. I took over an hour off my time. I’ve lost over 80lbs, and feel great. The best thing is that I ran the first half with my best friend. We stayed together for the whole race. Neither of us had ever done anything like this before. The accomplishment we felt crossing that finish line, and the energy of seeing thousands of runners, of all shapes and sizes, ahead of us at the start are empowering moments that have shaped our strength and confidence going forward. I am so proud of us for doing it…. for for setting a seemingly impossible goal, and achieving it. Go Running!
  • It’s my favorite distance!
  • Because I’m a 15-yr cancer survivor and I run 13.1 because I’m only “half” crazy!
  • Because doctors told me to never run years ago due to injuries… I was naughty and didn’t listen. Now I will never stop moving and I love it! That should bump me up to the nice list!
  • I have a heart condition & neurological problems from a car accident years ago. My docs have “taken me as far as they can” medically, & given up. Running is when I feel normal & not broken. I have to be smart about it & all but it often wears me out for long runs but I am proud to say that this Nov I completed my first half marathon despite all of it.
  • Dear Santa, I’ve done 3 half marathons in a year along with a 10K and a bunch of 5 K’s. Please think of me.
  • I’ve lost 110 pounds since last December. I started running this last February and love it!! I’ve ran a couple 5K’s a 10K and two 15K’s. This spring I’ve signed up for my first half marathon. I’m so excited and looking forward to setting new goals and squashing them! I’d wear this set with pride!!!
  • I feel I deserve this set because …I am determined, motivated, &dedicated to what I do best run…At 41 I feel that I have accomplished more than I thought I could do…plus I encourage anyone out there to go out there and run a race because you will never know if you can do it ..unless you try 🙂
  • It would be a great tribute to my first 1/2 I ran in October. As a 54 year old woman it was the last thing I thought I would ever do. Then again losing 100 pounds was not on my bucket list either. Funny the things you can achieve even when they were never part of your plan
  • I’ve done 4 half marathons with my friends and the training that we did together was priceless and made memories that will last forever! Running is not only good for the heart, soul and body….. It makes friendships stronger as well as making new friends along the way:)
  • This set is beautiful! I have used running and kickboxing to lose 60 pounds so far and ran our local half marathon for the first time at age 42. I had to sit out last year’s race after having thyroid cancer surgery, but returned this year to run it again at age 44 with my daughter and I’m not done yet. I have aspiration of eventually running the full before I’m 50!
  • I think if I wear this beautiful jewelry, people ask me about it and I can help inspire people of all ages and sizes to get up and move. If this 235 pound 5foot 52 year old woman can complete a 13.1 after training for 19 weeks. Went couch to 13.1.   Then anyone can do it.
  • As a 60 year old runner I would love these to show you should never give up.   Just keep on going.