How About A Giveaway Today?


It was beautiful out yesterday.


Everything about my run was terrific and the weather was just an added bonus.

I did my best to focus on running rather than allow my mind to wander and it worked out rather nicely for me. I was able to achieve negative splits as well as the quick paces I was looking for leaving me happy and high on endorphins for the rest of the day.

Since I was on an endorphin high into the afternoon and because it was still beautiful out, I offered to have a catch outside with my son.

He told me it isn’t cool to have a catch outside with your mother and turned me down.

I don’t understand. Aren’t I cool? I mean, he isn’t even aware of all of the haters I have in our community based upon my interactions lately on the running path so why would he be embarrassed by me?

It isn’t my fault that the dog walkers in my community choose to walk their dogs without a leash while I am running. In fact, it is against community policy and if they want to ignore the letters regarding said policy, it is my job to remind them bright and early while they are still in pajamas.

Anyway, since you know me so well by now, would you mind talking to my crazy side for a minute?

Adidas Energy Boost

I know these are the exact same sneakers. I realize I bought the new pair because I felt the old pair had seen their last run.

But. Lately I feel as though I like the old pair better. Originally I was alternating the two pairs to break the new pair in slowly.

Something with the new pair isn’t right. They are terrific, don’t get me wrong although I keep going back to the old pair instead.

Please don’t ask me what the exact problem is; I don’t know where I feel the issue I just know there is one. Maybe.

Luckily I won’t have to deal with the issue (that’s probably in my head) today since I will be wearing my sneakers-reserved-for-crosstraining-day.


Momentum Foot Notes

Ohhh, you like my Foot Notes, do you? Why thank you.

What do you think of my new bracelet?

Motivate Wrap

Kind of cool, yes?

Momentum Bracelet

Both the sneaker charms and the bracelet are made by Momentum, a company that offers hand-crafted, workout-friendly jewelry for fitness-focused individuals.

As part of my ambassadorship with Girls Gone Sporty, I jumped at the chance to see these adorable pieces and host a giveaway where one of will receive a Motivate Wrap bracelet!

momentum giveaway

I have been wearing the bracelet basically every single day since I received it and just love it. Like for real, love it.


It is so soft, doesn’t leave a mark on your arm and is so comfortable that you forget it is there.

The bracelets are available in a variety of colors along with a variety of cute and inspirational sayings to choose from. The Foot Notes are available as single charms or coordinating pairs.

Now, you may wonder why I put the foot charms on my nonrunnable shoes. The Saucony’s are in fact running shoes- I just don’t like running in them hence the term “nonrunnable”. Don’t ask me why, it’s another one of those things I can’t explain just know to be the case.

Truth: I was afraid to mess with the laces in my Adidas sneakers in order to properly place the charms.

It is super easy to thread on but I really didn’t need anything else in my mind as to why I may not be liking my sneakers. Just the thought of lacing my running shoes wrong and feeling another problem with my feet sends me back to the sneaker store for a new pair/counseling session with the sneaker store employee.

Motivate Wrap Giveaway:

One reader will be randomly chosen from the comments on today’s post to receive one Motivate Wrap in the color/saying of their choice.

To enter, check out Momentum’s site and let me know what color you would most want to wear on your wrist. Pink, always pink for me. 

I will announce the winner Friday morning!

In addition to the giveaway, use this code (GGS158) to receive 15% off your total Momentum website purchase valid through July 15, 2014.


Good luck!


*Momentum sent me the bracelet and sneaker charms. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Do your sneakers are bother you yet you can’t figure out why?

What is your favorite color?

Am I really not cool enough to have a catch with?









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  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 22, 2014, 7:51 am

    SO cute. Love wearing stuff like this, and I’d probably go with teal since a few of the other wraps I have are grey and I love the teal/grey combo. Also with silver 😉

    As for not wanting to undo your laces — I hear ya on that one. I can’t relate to running shoes so much, but I won’t touch the ones on my snowboarding boots… They have to be ‘just so’
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles April 22, 2014, 3:15 pm

      I am glad that I am not the only one afraid to mess with a good thing. I just can’t toy with my laces. Just can’t. I would never get it right again.

  • Angie Jerde April 22, 2014, 8:43 am

    I would choose “find joy in the journey” in either the purple/wine color or teal or pink!

  • Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures April 22, 2014, 9:47 am

    YAY for such a glorious run like that!!! And OMG I am on my 3rd pair of Boosts and I feel like this 3rd pair isn’t as sweet as the 1st or 2nd… What is wrong with us? Super cute bracelet – I’m all about the pink or that really pretty purple! 🙂

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles April 22, 2014, 3:14 pm

      Haha you make my insane side feel normal.Right though? Something seems off sometimes with the sneakers? Did you get the new boosts? I didn’t get the new model yet but I know it just came out. It has better heel cushioning so maybe that’s what you ended up with?

  • Donyel April 22, 2014, 10:32 am

    Ooooh. That cardinal red is gorgeous!

    I’m glad you had an awesome run! …And I’m with you. I have 3 pairs of the exact same Asic shoes. I love ’em. It can’t be helped.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles April 22, 2014, 3:13 pm

      I used to swear by Asics until I tried the Adidas. Which Asics do you wear? I was in the Gel Nimbus 15 for a while.

  • Ashley@ KickAshMom.Com April 22, 2014, 10:42 am

    Those are so cute! I can not wait to start running again. I miss it so much! I love the live fearlessly one. I would probably pick black because I would be wearing it all the time!
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  • Amy C April 22, 2014, 11:29 am

    Totally understand the need to maintain the laces. Screwing that up is a huge pain in the behind!

    The bracelet with the teal band would be so pretty!

  • april April 22, 2014, 12:03 pm

    i would love a purple bracelet – my fave color! 🙂

  • Frank April 22, 2014, 12:08 pm

    Have been lucky with my shoe fit over the past few years, even with the year to year model changes.

    I like Orange’s and Purple’s depending

    Hmm, cool enough? Do you throw like a girl?

    Anyway, I was in the Boston area to run the BAA 5K and watch friends run the marathon. One of them cramped up around mile 20 and jog/walked, quite a bit slower than she expected, to the finish. I’d send the purple “Run Happy” bracelet to her.

  • Sebastian April 22, 2014, 12:39 pm

    You have to understand that kids from 10-22 think any mom is uncool no matter what she does. It will all get better when the little bunny grows to be a big rabbit and will want to hang out with you all the time. The irony will be that by then, you will think he is uncool. Happened to me. I am now almost 40 and my mother has more friends than I do and it takes awhile before she wants to hang with me. We haven’t spoke for awhile. At least I still have my belle.

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. April 22, 2014, 2:26 pm

    Those are ADORBS. I love anything and everything PINK!
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  • Shannon April 22, 2014, 3:38 pm

    I love the black. Im boring I guess…but it matches everything!

  • Rachel DeVaughn April 22, 2014, 4:00 pm

    i would like to try the new teal they posted about on their facebook page-it looks so pretty!! I love my Asics-never have problems with them! 🙂

  • Hilary April 22, 2014, 6:19 pm

    I always hate new shoes! I just fall in love with how the old ones make me run and feel that I get so upset when it is time for a new pair!
    I love the teal color for the bracelets 🙂
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  • Nikki Fahey April 22, 2014, 10:05 pm

    purple!! I always wear purple:)

  • Sarah April 22, 2014, 11:05 pm

    My shoes start to bother me when I have too many miles and my feet and knees start to hurt. Favorite color red! I think you would be cool to play catch with…my kids say the same thing to me!

  • EZTWINS April 23, 2014, 12:24 am

    You crack me up with your sneaker sagas. Lol. When I saw mrs baker in bagel boss I almost crawled under the table!
    That bracelet is so cute. Loving it. I love the black bc I feel like I would never take it off. Pink is cute too! “Everyday is a GIFT”. Absolutely.

  • Amy April 23, 2014, 3:11 pm

    Oooh! These Momentum wrist bracelets are AWESOME…especially the inspiring sayings! For this **GIVEAWAY** I would LOVE to have the charcoal grey with the saying “Strong is the new Beautiful!”
    I hope I win! I’d love to have this inspiration on my wrist to see each day!
    ~Amy 🙂
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  • Nikki April 24, 2014, 8:46 am

    Purple bracelet