Runalicious T-Shirt Reveal !!!

I’m excited to share this post. Not too long ago, Runalicious and I partnered up to create the next slogan. Runalicious selected Tera’s slogan “Because I Can” and this is how it turned out.

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Screen Printing

Runalicious Screen Print

Back of Shirt

Runalicious Back

And….drum roll……….Front of Shirt

Runalicious Front

First Shirt in Medium for Tera – hot off the press!

Runalicious Shirt

Cute, eh!!!

Have you ever received the FIRST shirt, hot off the press? Well, Tera is going to receive the first “Because I Can” shirt!  A big Thanks to Ian at Runalicious! To check out more of their items – you can visit their website here

Happy Running!

Runalicious Winner & Physiotherapy

First off, it feels so good to have my runner’s confessions off my chest and hearing some of yours Thanks for sharing.

Second, a BIG thanks to everyone who entered the Runalicious T-Shirt Contest, I loved all the slogans 🙂 The fine folks at Runalicious have chosen a WINNER!!!

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“Because I Can”

and the winner is

Congrats Tera M!

Keep an eye out on the blog for the upcoming print pictures soon 🙂

Third – I may have made my physiotherapist laugh out loud at 8 am yesterday morning.

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Yes, I’m back in Physiotherapy. Last winter I was having SI joint problems and was in PT for about 3 months and it got better. I started running ALL THE TIME and my back got a lot better. I had no problems until a few weeks before my HALF Marathon, I took one little step in my kitchen (flat surface) and BAM! That dam shooting pain in my back can back. I may have cried like a baby…..this happened just before my half marathon and I was worried I couldn’t run.

The good news: it doesn’t hurt when I run.

The pain has been there for almost 2 months now, s-l-o-w-l-y getting better. Since I have an awesome Doctor, she sent me for x-rays, massage therapy and physiotherapy to get it all worked out.

The bad news: turns out, I have degenerative osteoarthritis in both my right and left  SI joints. Your left is worse but mild she said. Umm, I’m 34 years old and I have what? Also, apparently it can be common after multiple pregnancies. Well, that’s just great.

Remember this……(if you are new you might not know I wore these fancy braces while pregnant)

Don't be jealous

Rocking KT Tape and a Maternity Brace!

Treatment – nothing. Keep being active, keep running, keep working out and if it flairs up take some meds if you feel you need to. Oh, and back to Physiotherapy.

So, yesterday morning was my first visit back and I had my purple PRO Compression socks under my pants. My legs were a little tired from two days of running (10k, 5k) so wearing my compression socks was just part of my normal running routine to aid in recovery. And, I really just love wearing my compression socks.

Anyway……..She wanted to see my feet/legs and how I walked etc. As I pulled up my pant leg to my knee she burst out laughing! “I wasn’t expecting that” she said with a few more giggles. Mind you, it was 8 AM when we met. “Are those compression socks?”… Yes I replied. “Those are sweet, I love the colour”. Me too, I  said, me too 🙂 Then we talked about compression socks for a while and I left with a happy SI joint.

Now I must go be a good patient and do my special exercises 🙂 Maybe next week I’ll wear my fancy compression socks, HA!

Do you go to Physiotherapy?

SI joint suggestions? 

Do you wear your compression socks to work?

 

Runalicious T-Shirt Contest and Giveaway (CAN)

Runalicious. Doesn’t that just sound great!?!?! Makes me want to put on my running gear and lace up my sneakers and hit the road! Wouldn’t it be awesome to run in something “runalicious?” Ummm, yes!

Well, for those lucky Canadians this is an opportunity to not only WIN a t-shirt from Runacilious but to create the next slogan.

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What you need to do: complete all three steps

  1. Like Runalicious on Facebook here.
  2. Come up with an original slogan and leave it in the comments below (with your shirt size)
  3. Like Piper’s Run on Facebook here.

your pace or mine

Contest Rules:

  • ALL slogans/sayings need to be original. If we can find it on Google, it doesn’t count.
  • Open to Canadians Only (Sorry everyone else….you can check out their website here though)
  • Contest will run from Monday October 20th until Monday October 27th at midnight – get those ideas in!
  • Contest winners will be chosen by Runalicious on Tuesday October 28th and announced on Piper’s Run Blog.

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Winner:

  • Will receive the first printed shirt with their slogan/saying in their shirt size. HOT.OFF.THE.PRESS!!!

What I love about this company:

  • They are based in Nova Scotia (Gotta love local and Canadian).
  • They actually make the shirts – not someone else.
  • Their saying’s are pretty awesome! *your pace or mine*
  • The shirts look super comfortable for running and every day wear.
  • They attend Marathons all over the Province!

So, get your thinking caps on and share your BEST runner’s saying ever! You can also find Runalicious on Twitter.

Please note: I was contacted by Runalicious to host this contest. I was not paid, thoughts and comments are my own.

Canadians – follow the three steps to enter the contest above.