Charmed Running

I’ve worn quite a few hats in my lifetime. Many of them in the last 16 years since I’ve gotten married. I jumped in life from a television meteorologist, presenting the weather for news affiliates from Chicago to Tampa and points in between, to becoming a wife and instant mother to three, not to mention the two I immediately became pregnant with just two weeks after the ceremony.

Since then, there is no doubt I have been trying to “find” myself. I like to keep busy when I can find spare time. The trouble is usually finding the spare time because there is so much I want to learn and do.

I’ve tried knitting, crocheting, sewing, painting, drawing, cooking, web design, graphic art, paper scrapbooking, and digital scrapbooking. It is the latter that I was probably the most profitable at. And although I enjoyed it immensely, I quickly grew bored of it.

Me and V.

Me and V.

I had a dear friend who urged me to continue, and I did so because of her, and because ultimately we had started a business of our own, along with a few other very talented designers. But the store closed after a year, and then my friend passed away suddenly, and I never went back to it. A part of me died with her. I couldn’t, as hard as I tried, resurrect my digital scrapbooking hobby.

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A few years later and I’m scouring the internet, looking for shoe lace charms. I know…sounds odd. But I love the bling! I love looking down at my feet before a run or a race and seeing instant inspiration. It shines at me in the morning sunlight and says “Look what YOU did!”

My shoe lace charms always make me smile.

Twin Cities Marathon Charm by Charmed Running

Twin Cities Marathon Charm by Charmed Running

But, there were races and styles and sayings I wanted but just couldn’t find. I had this crazy thought to try to make my own. After doing some research and making a few small purchases, I was able to come up with a template that fit a particular charm. Then using my background in graphic art and Photoshop, was able to design a few personal charms.

Chicago Marathon Charm by Charmed Running

Chicago Marathon Charm by Charmed Running

Then I had a thought. Who else is looking for this? There must be other runners who love their #bling as much as I do. Would they want their own? Wouldn’t they like some personalized #bling?

There are literally thousands of races across the United States…heck, the entire globe! Not all races have medals or tee-shirts. It would be nice to walk away from an event you are proud of with a memento of that run, right?

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Now it is possible. Enter Charmed Running.

I Run 4 Charms by Charmed Running

I Run 4 Charms by Charmed Running

For a few bucks, I’ll design a charm just for your event. Or perhaps, you can find one already made in the store! They are so beautiful and look so great on your shoes. I’m always asked questions when I have them on like, “You ran BOSTON?” or “26.2…how many marathons have you run?” Or “What did you think of Chicago…and where did you find that charm?”

Boston Charm from Charmed Running

Boston Charm from Charmed Running

I’d love for you to take a look at my Etsy store and see what Charmed Running has for you. Yes, you need an Etsy account to purchase them…it is free to register, but you can also find my charms at my Ebay store. And if neither of those options work for you, heck, just e-mail me. We can work out a paypal payment easy as pie.

Custom team charms by Charmed Running

Custom team charms by Charmed Running

These charms will make amazing stocking stuffers for the runner on your Christmas list. And just imagine what your running group would think if you all had matching shoe lace charms to run with! The possibilities are endless!

$1 from every charm purchased goes directly to St. Jude this month!

$1 from every charm purchased goes directly to St. Jude this month!

But I’m not in this just for the cash. Sure, it is nice…but I want to give back, too. That is why each month, I’ll choose a charity to share my profits with. This month, it is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This one is near and dear to my heart, as my daughters lost a childhood friend to cancer. So every charm you purchase will help a child and their family in a direct way.

Please feel free to browse and shop. And I’ll take custom orders, so please don’t be afraid to ASK! I’d love to personalize one just for you!

Redefine your impossible with #CharmedRunning.

Now, get out there and run!

3 Responses to Charmed Running

  1. David Hardt says:

    I love this! Great article champ!

  2. Kim Hatting says:

    I had no idea you made these!!! I am a bling junkie, and very sentimental…I LOVE cute little keepsakes such as these. I’m headed to your shop to browse 😉

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