Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Favorites: Things You Find at a Race

Every once in a while I stumble upon something new or I'm reminded why I already love a product.

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Cincinnati to run the Flying Pig Half Marathon. One of the big race sponsors was Proctor & Gamble. At the expo, P&G handed out A LOT of sample products. One that was new to me was Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. I've been using it at night on my 40+ year old face, and I've noticed that my skin feels very soft and dewy again.


One of my favorite snacks (or desserts depending on the time of day) is Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt. I actually tried this yogurt for the first time when it was handed out to finishers after the Half at the Hamptons a couple of years ago. I love chocolate on the bottom!


A favorite staple that has been coming in very handy as the weather heats up is my Simple Hydration Water Bottle. It always takes me awhile as a runner to acclimate to the heat and my bottle makes it so easy to carry water or performance drinks on my runs. I had the pleasure of hanging out at the Simple Hydration booth at the Flying Pig Expo and talking to people about the bottle. It's really fun now to read the positive comments on the Facebook page from runners who bought and used the bottle at the race.


Have you ever tried a sample from a race day expo, goodie bag, or finisher's treat and fallen in love with it?   


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16 comments:

  1. Those are some pretty FAB race day goodies!!

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  2. yeah those are some good goodies ;) i feel like i always throw most of it away! glad to see you were at the big two weeks ago...it's a fabulous race... first one i ever did... the community support is amazing!

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  3. I bought an iFitness hydration/fuel belt at the last expo I went to. Love it! =)

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  4. Those are definitely some good goodies! Best one I ever got was an Arctic Ease wrap from the Philly Half Marathon a couple of years ago!

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  5. Goodies are always fun, they always make me giggle. My last race I got 3M wall hangers, post-it notes, a scrub pad, and a wrapping paper cutter! My children got a good laugh at this as well! :)

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  6. Hi Amy, I love your new blog's look. I contacted the guy that did it... Running Bloggers may be getting a make over I am so excited...we will see.

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  7. The Flying Pig has the best expo. The mecca of samples and freebies. I can't think of anything off the top of my head but I'm sure there are a few things I've sampled at expos and ended up loving.

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  8. Great expo AND awesome spectators ;) Love the miles of smiles!!

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  9. So true...some strange things make their way into goodie bags!

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  10. Thank you! He was really easy to work with.

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  11. Does beer count as a finisher's treat that is given at the finish line :) ... Rarely, will I try anything from a race expo or post marathon that is a new product. I know what my body can and cannot take or what it needs so I typically stick to those same items. I will mostly try something new away from the race day or expo environments.

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