Hard to believe now, but us selling T-shirts started out simply as a way to get people to visit our booth at race expos. Dimity wisely realized that no one would approach a table staffed by two Amazons decked out in running skirts with a lonely stack of bright yellow books in front of them. I half-joke our tees are catnip to lure mother runners to our table so they'll buy our book. (Tee-hee: It works!) Just as our yellow book spawned an orange tome, a few tees have blossomed into an entire collection, all with witty, clever phrases on them. (My, aren't I modest?!) As we often spout at expos: The words on the shirts reflect the attitude and sentiment in our books.
Our two most recent additions to our line--"I run things." and "It's all good. I ran today."--have been super-popular. But already we're looking for the next big thing: We hope to debut a new shirt (or two) in time for the Disney Princess half-marathon in February. That's where you come into this picture: We want T-shirt slogan suggestions from you ladies. One of our perennial favorites that reads, "Are my kids still chasing me?" was dreamed up by Amanda, a mother runner of two in Denver.
So put on your clever-creative hat, and come up with a pithy, witty, sassy words or phrase that gets the tribe-vibe across, that speaks to the sanity-saving side of running, that fires you up to head out the door, that makes people cheer for you in races, that gives a good laugh. (For example, our signature phrase is, "badass mother runner.") Then write your suggestion(s) in the comments section (click on orange ribbon below post on our site). The three women who come up with the best, most original slogans will each win a T-shirt of their choice from our online store. If we end up making tees or tanks with one (or two) of those phrases on it, the slogan-writer will get two of the tops once they are produced. (One for the wordsmith, and one for her running buddy.)
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And we hope to be inundated with sassy slogans. Feel free to submit as many original, clever phrases as you come up with. We'll announce the top three on Saturday, December 8. Get crackin'!