Will Run for Wednesdays: A Glittery Race Bling Giveaway from Erica Sara Designs

For the first time in over a month, following Sunday’s 13.1-mile Rock ‘n’ Roll race through the streets of Philadelphia, I allowed myself to run back to back days — and boy did it feel spectacular.

I woke up on Monday morning at my parent’s house. It was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish holiday that marks my people’s New Year, and I had just opened my eyes after one of the best nights of sleep in I’d had in weeks. 13.1 miles…

…a train ride back from Philly and a big Jewish meal filled with challah, soup veggies and insanely cute babies will do that to a girl.

Something else that made Monday morning special was that, not only did I wake up with the extreme urge to run, but after avoiding concurrent mornings spent pounding pavement since I first got injured, I was actually able to fulfill my every fantasy.

What started as a short recovery run through the suburbs in which I grew up soon turned into a solid 5 miles — nearly a whole hour of simply soaking in the cool, pre-fall air while listening to some mind-numbing electronic music and ogling the religious folk on their ritual walks to temple. Some spend the high holy days praying; the way I see it though, there is nothing more divine than running.

While sore from the previous day’s race, I nevertheless felt stronger — and more at ease in my own body — than I had in quite some time now, the pressure to race uninjured no longer bearing weight on my shoulders.

Because I plan on spending the rest of the week now recovering after logging 18 miles in 2 days (more mileage than I’ve been covering over the course of a full week!), and because I’m in such a giddy, giving mood, I’m dedicating this week to all of you. This Wednesday, I’m going back to basics; I’m running for glitter. And I want to give one lucky reader some glitter of their own.

That’s why I’m signing off — physically and mentally — until next week, and instead using this precious space on the Web I call my own to hold a very special Erica Sara Designs Race Bling Giveaway. From experience, I can tell you that I get crazy amounts of compliments on my own ESD bling. (I happen to own her monogram necklace, and if you’re wondering what the ‘A’ stands for, it’s Aron, and yes, it’s a boy’s name.)

If you or someone you love is participating in an upcoming race, then you’ll absolutely adore Erica Sara’s latest collection of city-inspired Race Bling.

The winner will receive one personalized silver Race Bling necklace on a cable chain with up to 3 personalized lines of custom engraving. You can check out this talented (and speedy!) designer and fellow runner’s Facebook page for more photos of your potential bling-to-be.

Gotta have it?

There are 3 easy ways to enter, and each one grants you 1 entry.

1. Leave a comment below telling me your all-time favorite race or which race you’re most looking forward to in the future. Be sure to leave your email or Twitter handle in case you’re the lucky winner.

2. Tweet out this message (or something like it): Hot damn! I just entered to win this @ericasara Race Bling necklace from @runforglitterย http://ow.ly/dPbKw #giveaway #racebling

3. Follow all or any of the following Twitter handles if you aren’t already — @ericasara @runforglitter @uglyracepics — and leave a message below telling me you have.

A winner will be chosen at random on Monday morning, once my body is completely back in working order. Until then, stay sweaty, and the best of luck to all Race Bling giveaway entrants.

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67 thoughts on “Will Run for Wednesdays: A Glittery Race Bling Giveaway from Erica Sara Designs

  1. I’m most looking forward to the Newport Half Marathon in Newport, RI. Only 25 days away. I’ve never been to Newport and the entire race course is along the water. I can’t wait!!!

  2. Duh, of course I already follow all of you!!! I’m SURE I’ll have some to share with @uglyracepics after Newport ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I’m looking forward to the Ragnar Relay I am doing in about a week and a half! I finally have the confidence again that I will be able to complete it (plus it’s my first race since hell took over my left foot)! I am pumped!!

  4. I love waking up with the urge to run. Such a good feeling – especially when you can actually do it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m looking forward to my race this weekend. It’s just a 5k, but I’m still pumped to be getting back into running.

  5. I am looking forward to the Haunted Half here at home next month! It will be my first half and then I’m running the Disney Wine & Dine in November!!

  6. I have just begun using Twitter again (@dancingwaves) and have added all three of you!

    (I also added the tweet!)

    So far, the best race for me has been the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler this past April, where I was able to focus and train exactly how I wanted to. But, I’m also excited to see what the Baltimore Half Marathon (less than a month!) has to offer!

  7. Not sure what happened to my first comment, so I apologize if this ends up being a duplicate.

    I am looking forward to the Oakland Running Festival in March 2013. I will be running my first full marathon!

  8. I am looking forward to my first marathon…the infamous NYC Marathon. But so far my favorite race this year was the More/Fitness magazine half marathon. I set a PR and it felt great after putting in the hard work.

  9. I’m running the Philly Marathon on November 18th, which is my first. I’ll be flying in just for the race weekend, and staying with an Italian American family with my mum.

    As an English graduate in American Literature and Culture, I miss living in the US every day. I relish Americans’ congeniality, their relentless drive not only to be better but to be the best, and their zealous enthusiasm for the endeavours of others. I’ll be running earphones out, and will try to soak up as much as possible.:)

    I’ve followed and tweeted – I’m @LeighKneen. Great designs, Erica!

  10. I think my prior comment was deleted, sorry for the dup. I am looking forward to my first marathon, the infamous NYC Marathon. eek! But so far this year my favorite race was the More/Fitness magazine half marathon. I set a new PR and it felt great!

  11. My all-time favorite race was Marine Corps Marathon. it was my very first 26.2 and the experience was INCREDIBLE. Definitely a race I will never forget!

    on the Twitter via @melissalicia512

  12. I am running my third NYCM this year and it will be extra special because it will be on my birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ Hoping to add some nice bling from ESD to the race attire ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Every year, my daughters and I run the local diva day race. We dress in princess costumes and run to a chocolate-giving finish line. Then we get manicures and have a blast. I look forward to that together time throughout the year.

    I already follow. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I have been wanting to do the diva race SO badly! Unfortunately this year, the one near my house is on the same day as my boyfriend’s marathon in Chicago. Next year, this is on my list. That sounds like SO much fun.

  14. Have a great few recovery days Stacy!! I am SOOOO looking forward to the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February- although I have another half before then! My family is going with me to FL (from PA) and we will spend 5 days in Disney World in addition to me running the race! : )

  15. I am now following all that you suggested on Twitter! New follower to all three!! I found you by someone else’s retweet and so glad I did. Love your blog and love this giveaway!
    @amyebrown77

  16. The race I am most looking forward to is the Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte, NC on November 17. It will be my first time running this Full course and my second ever marathon–ran my first earlier this year in April! Looking forward to a challengin course in my current hometown and to setting a new PR!! Glittery bling always helps with that!

  17. I’m following you on Twitter now! ๐Ÿ™‚ The race I’m most looking forward to right now is the Color Me Rad 5k run in Billings, MT because I convinced my husband, his brother’s AND their wives to come run it with me – WOOO!!! #freshmeat Love the idea of giving some new people the running bug with a fun race.

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