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Athletes came. Rain fell. Rain fell hard. Runners splashed through puddles that sent water up over their heads.  Records were broken. Athletes cried. Fans cheered from beneath their plastic yellow ponchos. The sun came out. And Tracktown12 roared with the sound that only Hayward Field is known for at the 2012 Olympic Trials for Track & Field.

And Run Momma Run ran the show from a 10 x 10 booth from the Fan Fest area just feet from the action! That’s right, our booth was HOPPIN’ If you don’t believe us, check out the groovy Run Momma Run news clip from KMTR.

Our work schedule was crazy, but we managed to get in our workouts and smoke breaks just the same. (Michelle is such a multitasker!)

We met heaps of runner mommas, runner daddies, kids, walkers, athletes, athletes’ parents (our personal favorites – oh, the PRIDE in their eyes). For 8 days we set up camp, sold our goodies – our kick butt Marathon Medal Display Racks and Run Momma Run Logo tech shirts with our favorite phrase: “Ask your doctor if getting off your ass is right for you” Want one? Get one here!

We also talked to gals about our Thursday morning Eugene Women’s Running Group, our sweet Track & Trail Women’s Running retreat coming up in October and well, running! Throw in a couple a crazy best friends and you’ve got yourself a recipe for an amazing, fun-filled business bonanza!

Start with an empty tent and dance it for several minutes

Fill with hip banner, signs and one hot momma

Sprinkle lightly with sweet volunteers

Simmer for 8 days with customers

Stir in heaps of giveaways like our grand prize bundle from Mizuno

Throw in a pinch of snarky tech shirts, some spicy

…and some mild

Top it off with more catching phrases and cool products

Sit back and enjoy the hard work and fabulous time with a couple cold ones.

Shout outs and Thank Yous!

Our time at the trials was truly a delicious mixture of hard work and fun. Getting there was a dream I had since I first started the business. And we could not have done it without the help of many. Michelle, my biz partner, is worth her weight in gold. That woman Makes. Things. Happen.

A big thanks to THE man behind the scenes, her sweetie Wayne. From 48 trips to Jerrys to helping us pack up every night, he kept things moving’ and shakin’.

And our RMR Gals! You not only volunteered (repeatedly), but created the fantastic energy and spirit that got so many gals interested in us. Your love of women who run is the heart of what we do and you’re it!

Of course, a big thanks to all of our great business partners who provided us with fantastic giveaways and cross marketing. (See the list below)

And last, but not least, thanks Ron Wayne of Mizuno who believed in our little business enough to offer us a footwear partnership so that we can share the amazing shoes, apparel and spirit of the Mezamashii Project with our runner mommas.

Our Awesome Biz Partners & Their Giveaways

Mizuno Grand Prize Running Gear Package
Eugene Running Company Apparel and Motorola MOTOACTV
Sporthill Outfits
Eugene Women’s Half Race Entries & Tech Tees
Eclectic Edge Racing Shirts and Race Packages
Dirty Dash Race Entries
Eugene Running Club Personal Coaching
Silvan Ridge Wines & Winery Tours
Run Pretty Far Apparel
Lululemon Totes
Swiftwick Aspire & Vibe Socks
Picky Bars Pro Pack
Hot Bird Running Custom Online Coaching
See Jane Run Apparel
Cooperative Performance & Rehabilitation Body Evaluation
Another Mother Runner Books
Eyes of the World Smith Sun Sport Glasses
CrossFit Lane 5 Free Month
Running Books by Joe Henderson
Barre 3 Classes
Sand Master Park Sandboard Lessons
Kings Guide Service Fishing Trip
MapClicks Business Gift Cards
SPIBelt

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I’m feeling the need to play bloggy catch up. No big paragraphs for you to read, so throw down a cup a joe and let’s do a “wordless Wednesday” with a couple words thrown in.

My new favorite breakfast or snack: nonfat yogurt with soy nut mix from Costco (soy nuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries) I threw in some sunflower seeds and a tsp of peanut butter because breakfast isn't finished without peanut butter.

 

Just in case you were wondering, my kids are still EXTREMELY cute, especially when they are in "best friends" mode. They love each other so much and I'm so lucky to be a play at home mom!

 

I'm a proud business member of the Oregon Track Club and enjoyed their annual meeting last night. To be in a room with coaches, leaders, elite athletes, volunteers, friends and the most passionate of Tracktown fans is humbling. Learning more about the 2012 Trials really got me excited to have our RMR booth there - wahooo!

(Photo from 2011 Eugene Marathon Expo) Lauren Fleshman was the speaker last night at the OTC meeting. She talked about following dreams...like when you were a kid and thought everything was possible. What a dreamer and inspiration she is.

My new swim paddles! My leg workouts are taken care of with running and biking, now it's time to beef up the arms a bit more with this addition to my swimming routine.

 

When we're not running, we're playing cards! Tanya hosted an impromptu poker party. Did you know you can play poker in a Run Momma Run shirt? Of course you can!

The peanut butter Gu experiment went well. I'm a plain-only gal and it wasn't too sweet. I wouldn't make a sandwich with it, but I'll run with it. Oh, and the new headlamp is doing what it's supposed to; keeping me out of the potholes, dog poop and major puddles in the wee hours.

Kale Chips! Chop, shoot with organic cooking spray or drizzle with Tbsp of oil, lightly salt & seed & bake at 200 for 1 hour or till crispy. Guilt-free heaven.

I love Andrea - an amazing woman I am having a blast getting to know. We look like we just woke up, cuz we did...and about to jump in a lake for my 1st open water swim this summer. And now she is my swimming mentor! (See paddle photo above) Oh look, you can wear your Run Momma Run shirt to a lake too

Sarah Bowen Shea, another inspiring woman - in running and in business. She has taught me so much and is so generous with her knowledge. I can't wait for you to enjoy her reading and chat at our Winery Run & Brunch coming up!

What’s up with you all? Running, gadgets, inspiring faces, places or races?

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