Don’t get me wrong, free swag is always a good thing. I love getting packages in the mail. I like the thrill of seeing a package addressed to ME, opening it, looking through it, etc… I’ve won two items previously – neither of which were things I necessarily wanted but I still enjoyed the process. Even packet pickup goodies – many of which I don’t use – is exciting. Silly, I know.
A couple days ago I got a package in the mail… I had applied to be on a relay team this August in Oregon with NUUN – an electrolyte replacement company. I use their product and really have enjoyed watching the company. I wanted this race. Badly. Really badly. I knew my chances of getting on the team were slim to none but still I held out hope. When the team was announced, I was not on it. Although I knew this was the probability, I was still bummed. Really bummed. Sigh…. Maybe next year.
At any rate, the good people at NUUN decided to send me a “we know you didn’t get chosen but we’re going to send you a box of stuff to take the sting out” package. Nothing can replace the race and how badly I wanted to be on that team, but it sure was a nice thing for the folks at NUUN to do. It c ame!! I was excited!! It’s great to finally get something that I use, I want and I support!!! Thanks, NUUN, for keeping my hydrated and replenishing my electrolytes for all the training I’ll do to get on the team next year!!!!