Last fall, I had the opportunity to run in the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Fransisco. It was amazing and, of all the races I’ve run, it’s one that I look back on as extra special because not only was the scenery beautiful and I shaved two minutes off my previous half-marathon time, but I got also some kick-ass swag! At the end of that race, handsome men in tuxedos were waiting to hand finishers Tiffany & Co. necklaces that were delicately wrapped in that signature blue box.
It. Was. Awesome.
And now, whenever I see or wear that necklace, I remember fighting up those San Fran hills and overlooking the Pacific Ocean as I “ran like a girl.” It’s a subtle necklace, and not like one of those technical Ts that you usually get that scream “I ran this race!”
So when we stumbled up The Silver Maple, I immediately was drawn to its fitness-inspired jewelry. With sayings such as “One more mile,” “Run like a mother,” and even customized bragging rights (they’ll engrave the name of your race on a necklace pendent), they’re not only cute—but they’re also a memory of all of your accomplishments.
We women work so darn hard sometimes. From raising healthy families to working to pay the bills to taking care of our bodies and pushing ourselves to be the best we can be, sometimes we forget to take a step back and reflect on all the amazing things we do each and every day. Sure, it’s just a necklace, but sometimes it’s the daily reminder that says, yes, I am awesome. I am strong. I am fit—inside and out. —Jenn
Want to express your FBG attitude with some bling? The Silver Maple has agreed to give away its Running Makes Me Happy necklace to one lucky U.S. reader. Leave a comment with why running makes you happy, and we’ll randomly select one comment to win. The winner will be notified directly by email.