Tuesday, January 3, 2017

#WeRunSocial Ornament Exchange

I know I am a few days late with this post, but as you read from yesterday's post, we were busy "being present" with our families back in Michigan for the last week and a half of December, so my blog was neglected and posts were delayed (#SorryNotSorry).

Anywho, I participated in the #WeRunSocial ornament exchange this year and it was a BLAST! I have to be honest, I have never participated in one of these before (maybe it's because for the last 8ish years my work environment has had a max of three individuals in the office, so doing an exchange of sorts with co-workers really isn't an option).

When I saw the post from Pavement Runner about the exchange I was STOKED! Who doesn't like spreading extra Christmas cheer?! Especially local cheer to fellow runners - PURE PERFECTION!


The hardest part was finding an ornament that I thought represented the Oceanside area but wasn't mass produced or a cheap piece of China crap (let's be real, a lot of the tourist shops have the trinkets that are sold everywhere, just with "Oceanside" printed on them). I went to a ton of different shops, antique malls, etc but couldn't find the perfect one.

But once I saw the final ornament I knew it was PERFECT! You see, the person I was randomly paired with was a guy, so I didn't want something too feminine. Also, as soon as I saw it I thought it reminded me of a race medal and thought that was spot on for a #WeRunSocial rockstar! The heart over Oceanside was just the icing on the cake!

I loved watching social media and seeing all of the amazing ornaments that people were receiving. A few of my favorite are below (but you can always search the #WeRunSocial hashtag to see more of them or Pavement Runner's blog post recap with about half of them included):

BIG PROPS to Pavement Runner for putting the exchange together and for all the runners who participated (I think I saw on the page that there were over 120 of us). Hopefully this tradition sticks around because it was super fun!

What is your favorite ornament you've ever received?


Chelsea B. said...

That is so freakin awesome!!!

San said...

LOVE the ornament.