5 Days of Taper Giveaway – Road Runner Sports

And just like that we’re at Taper Hump Day! Thank god. The Taperworm is eating me alive.

The winner of yesterday’s Pro Compression socks & sleeves giveaway is (ps I’ll be sending a formal req for all your awesome color/style suggestions)…

Free leg hugs for you, Amanda Mae! I’ll be emailing you. Don’t spam me.

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Road Runner Sports used to be the convenient on-the-way-home running store I’d pop into every time I was low on Gu or needed a fresh pair of sneaks on the fly.

And they still are. The in-person stores and omg-they-have-everything web store get regular swipes from my credit card. With the 10% VIP discount (and 20% specials), fully-stocked shelves, and fast&free shipping, it makes it an easy choice.

* ps – anybody can be a VIP. I’m not actually important at all. It’s only $1.99 for the year right now (normally $24.99) so be responsible and sign up *

But RRS has become more than just a goods-provider – They’re like the neighborhood running community social committee. Fostering the sport, bringing runners together, and serving beer and treats at all their events.

Pleading the 5th on how crucial that last point is when deciding what gets penned into my calendar…

Girls Night Out

Champagne, cupcakes, bra fittings, raffles, new & old girlfriends

Adventure Run

Running treasure hunt with prizes, raffles, and legit good beer at the finish

If there’s an RRS near you I strongly urge you to check out one of their events. Seriously they raffled off like 7 pairs of Asics and a Garmin at the Adventure Run. Not to mention everyone’s so nice and it’s a great way to meet new running/drinking friends.

And if you can’t make an event or are too socially nervous to go without a friend bossily dragging you along (thanks, Sheila) then at least pop into the store to check out the racks, get your gait analyzed by a Shoe Dog tech, or get YOUR rack fitted for a new sports bra.

Yup I went there. Let this VS-worthy photo distract you from my sad 11pm puns.

they’ll “fit” you better than this. I was politely asked to step away from the Moving Comfort shortly after…

Don’t have a store near you? NIGHTMARE. You should move. Just kidding. It’s fine because this giveaway is made for EVERYONE, even the unfortunate souls in RRS-deadzones…

(but really you should consider moving)

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For a $50 Roadrunner Sports gift card – usable in-store or online for anything your little heart desires, or to re-gift to a deserving run friend you don’t know what to buy for – answer this question :

  • You get one MAGIC RUNNER GENIE WISH – blister-free for life, never-dead electronics, picturesque race photos (in honor of Ms Painface), mandatory race day packet pick up, WHATEVER YOU WANT. What is it???

I choose an end to in-shower, surprise chafe marks. I can deal with a battle wound if I know it’s there, but that take-your-breath-away (not in a good way) pain of water hitting a hidden raw patch is a torture I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.

Sarah OUaL

* Comments close 11/28 at Midnight PST. Winner will be randomly chosen and another new giveaway posted tomorrow. *

Shopping + Cocktails + Running = OUaL’s Head Explodes with Excitement

I swear if anyone else talked about shopping today my credit card was going to burst into flames.

In my wallet. Locked in my desk drawer. Key thrown out the window.

I’m the queen of oggling pretty things online until WOOPS trigger happy how’d that end up in my shopping cart?? And well I wouldn’t want to waste all that time I spent looking around, might as well just type in these few numbers – since I’ve got them memorized and all – and…

Welp, guess I’ll have to try and explain that charge to Brian in a few days.

But then a few days pass, maybe you forget all about it, and WHOOO HI UPS MAN!  Presents at work!

(because obvs you have them delivered to work instead of home, just in case you need a sneak-in-the-back-door-when-husbands-in-the-shower-until-a-convenient-time-to-break-the-news closet delivery plan)

Don’t lie to me. YOU DO IT TOO!

But sometimes it’s nice to go into an actual store and touch stuff before you buy it. Try it on. Give a little shimmy in the 3-way dressing room mirror to see what your ass looks like in it.

(again, don’t lie!)

  • side note – OC Retailers, why no Oiselle or Picky Bars? ANYWHERE! Can I have a talk with your buyers, please?? I’m gonna set up an expo booth on my porch and start dealing if y’all won’t…

Anyway, RoadRunner Sports is my go-to store around here. They keep a solid shoe inventory (including my beloved Brooks Launch), have all the fuel options I need (ahem, except picky), and their VIP program puts their prices below everyone else in town.

So when I’m looking to test run a new shoe, pick up a sports bra when I realize I haven’t done laundry in three weeks, or grab an emergency tube of lemon lime nuun for the weekend’s long run, RRS is it.

Speaking of.


Those are empty. Nuun graveyard is out of control. Must restock.

Luckily next week I’ve got a pretty damn good reason to get into RoadRunner



Umm yeah, I’ll see you, your cocktails, and your prizes in your little runner heaven store next Tuesday.

RRS puts on a good party – the Adventure Run with Sheila was a blast – and actually Margot, Rebecca and I went to this Girls’ Night Out event a few months ago. There was champagne, chocolate strawberries, and I won a $60 sports bra.

Yup. My kinda party.

You should come with me. (RSVP HERE)  And if you’re not in SoCal, go to the Locations Page to see what events your store has coming up.

And fly me out to come with you.

Sarah OUaL