Back in July, I ran the Esprit de She 5k, which was sponsored by Gildan. In addition to the usual pre and post race festivities (which were awesome, by the way - check out my race recap), Gildan had an Instagram contest, which you entered by tagging your event photos with their Every Thread Counts hashtag.
I never win anything...until now. Earlier this month, one of my Instagram photos from the race was selected as a winner in Gildan's weekly contest. They contacted me and asked for my shirt size and mailing address. Then, a few days later, I arrived home after work to find a fun surprise waiting for me at the door of my building:
|Hooray! I won a prize!|
|In addition to the apparel, there was also this journal and a reusable water bottle.|
Once I started exercising regulary and eating better, my weight slowly started decreasing, which is awesome. I'm still on my weight loss journey, so the size I am now will hopefully not be the size I am in a few months. I can't afford to constantly buy new clothes every time I drop a size, so I've been holding off until I get close to my goal. Also, I have been splurging a little too much in recent months with race entries and new gear and the occasional meal out (post long run brunch is a wonderful but expensive habit), so money is a little tighter than usual while I reign in my spending and start trying to save again.
Thanks to this box of goodies, I have at least a few items that actually fit properly for my current body size.
And I'm not the only one who is enjoying this prize:
|Hannah has turned the box into her new fort.|