January 2, 2015

Brooks Running gave us a #runhappy surprise!

In early December, we received an email from Brooks Running asking us for our sizes and mailing address so they could treat us to a holiday surprise.   If you have been following our blog since it's inception, you will know that I absolutely love my Brooks Ravenna running shoes and lots of Brooks clothing too.  The shoes have served me well as I have run in them on three continents and for my four marathons!  Obviously I love the products but what I love most about the company is the enthusiasm they have for their runners and the happy atmosphere that pervades their headquarters.  Back in October, Tom and I enjoyed a fantastic tour of the brand new building in Seattle and had so much fun visiting their flagship store. After a few emails two of these boxes arrived at my house on December 15th!




Boy was I excited! The box was torn open only to be quickly put away before I spilled the beans to Christine by posting some online photos!  She was receiving the same gift and both boxes were mailed to my house!  As soon as Christine arrived on the 23rd of December, she received her box and I took a million photos of the grand opening, well maybe just 10!

The anticipation!

Several layers of boxes and she's finally getting to the surprise!

Excitement is building!


Pure Project Shelter Jacket


Pure Project Running Tights


Pure Project Beanie and cool water bottle!


Of course we were absolutely overcome by the generosity of Brooks Running.  The jacket is adorable and with reflective threading in the material, it will be great for our winter runs in the dark.  The tights are super comfy and the little beanie is oh so soft and the storm color is beautiful.  We feel so lucky to have been treated to such an awesome gift.  One of my friends actually saw my gift before Christine received hers and said I should wrap it up for Christine for Christmas.  It was a naughty idea and I did not follow her advice! Tempting though...

Pam head to toe in new gear, Christine in her new tights!

Thanks are not enough for our friends at Brooks Running, but yes we will be running very happy into the new year. #runhappy












28 comments:

  1. Fun surprise! You both look great in your new gear.

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    1. Thanks Jenny. I absolutely love the Pure Project gear, it is so functional and good looking too!

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  2. Love! I never realized how much Brooks I actually owned but my favorite running vest is Brooks. I just switches from Asics to a pair of Brooks Ghost I am I'm love with now! What a great post!

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    1. I still don't own a running vest, but I might need to add one to my collection and I have a Brooks gift card I can use too!

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  3. I love Christine's facial expressions while she opened the box. Priceless!

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    1. Yes, she definitely hammed it up for the camera!

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  4. Those look so cute and comfy! I might have to check those out!

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    1. This Pure Project line is fabulous, so softy and comfy. I plan to order a couple things with the gift card I have for Brooks!

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  5. Wow, how cool! What a great surprise!

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    1. It was a huge surprise and we are so grateful to Brooks for their generosity.

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  6. I continue to be overwhelmed by the generosity that running brands have for their customers. You two have been such loyal customers to the Brooks brand that it is nice to see that they have acknowledged that with a token of appreciation. You gals enjoy your new gear! Happy new year! -M

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    1. Thanks M. Yes, I have loved everything Brooks for a long time. My favorite 1/4 zip is Brooks and obviously the shoes....I have owned countless pair of Brooks Ravenna!

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  7. What an awesome running surprise!!!

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  8. I can see why that would make you happy!!

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    1. As huge supporters of Brooks, this was an amazing surprise with things we will use until we wear them out!

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    1. Thanks Heather. It's perfect gear for cold winter mornings!

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  10. What a great surprise. I've seen a couple people I follow getting these. A really great idea on their part and really nice of them.

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    1. I'm glad Christine missed those posts. It would have spoiled her surprise!

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  11. What a cool surprise- I hope you enjoy the new gear!

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    1. I'm in love with the new tights and have already worn them 4 times. I may just keep washing and wearing so I don't have to wear my old ones!

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  12. You ladies can enjoy that lovely attire in the cold weather - RUN HAPPY!

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    1. Thanks so much Kat. Yes, we don't live in balmy Florida and so we need cold weather gear!

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    1. Thanks Sue. I can't wait to wear my new gear next week when I train on heartbreak hill in Newton!

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  14. awesome - the gear looks great on you ladies :)

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    1. Thanks Courtney....we were thrilled with the package and all the goodies!

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