My running friend Tim calls me the Discount Queen. He’ll comment on a new running outfit and I’ll say, “I got this shirt with a gift certificate, the pants were 50% off, my shoes were free from Brooks…etc. etc.” He laughs because he knows I never pay full price for anything. When Groupon came along I was in heaven.
Last week I promoted my status to “Freebie Queen” because I scored not one but TWO free items! First of all my Sigvaris socks, which I won in a Facebook contest, arrived on Monday. I put them on right away and finally took them off Friday morning. Except for when I was swimming, biking, or showering, I wore them all the time. Yes that’s kinda gross but they were doing amazing things for my recovery and I didn’t want to take them off. 5 days after running a marathon and my legs were feeling great.
So then I got an e-mail from New Balance telling me I had won a pair of their new Minimus shoes in another Facebook contest! I had uploaded a picture of myself (see above) in which I’m wearing my Five Finger Bikilas. Even though only a teeny part of the heel of the Bikila was showing, I pointed out that my calf muscle looks amazing from wearing minimalist shoes, and they liked it!
So now I’m on a mission to see if I can get completely decked out for free this year. Hopefully this will work or I will be running naked. 😉