Every Mother Counts Charity Auction – BIDDING IS OPEN!


BID HERE: http://www.runningbun.com/contact-me-2/ When making a bid, please also include the NAME of item and corresponding NUMBER!

To recap, I am running the NYC Half on March 15 as a part of Team Every Mother Counts, a non-profit dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for EVERY MOTHER!

100% of the auction proceeds will benefit Every Mother Counts and every one of those dollars will help raise awareness and resources for the hundreds of thousands of girls and women who die each year due to (preventable) complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Please click HERE for more information!

Auction Items (ALL BIDS START AT $15, the TOP bid will be in RED next to the item):

1. BOB Revolution running stroller (retail value $459.99) TOP BID $200

BOB Revolution Stroller

2. Garmin Vivofit fitness tracker with heart-rate monitor (retail value $169.99) TOP BID $120

Garmin Vivofit with HR monitor

3. 1-Month Equinox all-access pass (nationwide) (retail value $445.00) TOP BID $100


4. Oiselle outfit – Every Mother Counts tee and Roga short (retail value $84.99) TOP BID $65

Oiselle outfit for auction

5. $50 gift card to JackRabbit Sports

Jackrabbit logo

6. $50 gift card to Erica Sara Designs TOP BID $45

ESD logo

7. 1-Year subscription to Women’s Running Magazine (retail value $49.99) TOP BID $25

Women's Running Logo

8. 1-Month New Client Unlimited pass to Refine Method (retail value $150.00) Note: this is for a NEW client or a client that has gone to less than 3 classes. TOP BID $70

Refine Method logo

9. Mizuno Wave Rider 18 (retail value $119.99) TOP BID $75

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

10. Bumble & Bumble gift set (retail value $141.00) Thickening Shampoo, Thickening Conditioner, Thickening Spray, Thickening Mousse and Thickening DrySpunFinish TOP BID $35

Bumble & Bumble Gift set

11. 12-week running coaching/training plan with Lindsey & Glenn Hein of Out for a Run Training! (retail value $250.00) TOP BID $100

Out for a Run training

12. Altra Running Intuition 3.0 (retail value $110.00) TOP BID $75

Altra Running Intuition 3.0

Reminder, the auction will remain open from 10:00 AM Friday, January 30, 2015 until 10:00 PM Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

At the end of the auction, I will email ALL high bidders and then each person will have to donate the winning amount to my fundraising page (below).  https://www.crowdrise.com/everymothercountsnychalf2015/fundraiser/ashleybyron


Every Mother Counts® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. 100% of funds raised through their efforts go directly to supporting their partners on the ground in Uganda, Haiti, Indonesia, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, India and the United States. The life saving programs help women around the world get the care they need!

Thursday Thoughts

Hi friends. Yes, 2 blog posts in 1 day. It’s the coffee. Thankfully it is Friday Eve again (even though it doesn’t feel like it because I worked from home 2 days this week for the “blizzard“). Since my brain is now counting down the minutes until I have way too many margaritas at El Vez on Saturday with my sisters and our significant others, let’s discuss some things that require minimal brain activity.

>>I’ve been having a hard time not ending certain sentences with a preposition.
i.e. Where are we running to? But when written “correctly” it sounds way too formal (see what I did there, 2 grammar errors in the same thought). I think Amelia was the one who told me it was not a good thing to do.

>>I’m still upset that I ripped my pants a couple of weeks ago. Granted, I hadn’t worn them in over 2 years and they were obviously a little stale, but still, they were good pants and my thigh busted through the leg like the KOOL-aid man.

ripped pants fatty

>>Jennie is genuinely upset that my yoga challenge has taken over my Instagram.

>> I have been getting annoyed at blogs in my reader that you have to click “read more” and open. I get that you want pageviews but it’s a bit annoying to the reader.

>>My wish list is growing but my birthday and Christmas are not close and that makes me sad. For the record I want wireless headphones, Sorel winter boots, new iPod nano, new running sneakers to replace my aging and discontinued Mizuno Elixirs.

>>Before I get a new iPod, I need to somehow get all of my music off the cloud (what is the cloud and how did my music get there?) but in order to do so, I have to update my software and back up my phone and I am afraid to do that because I don’t want to lose any of my 100,000 pictures of Jennie. Last time I backed up, ALL of my spin playlists disappeared and that really upset me.

>>NYC observation: you bump into someone (bound to happen, everywhere is crowded) and you are SO apologetic but the second someone bumps into you, you turn around ready to threaten the person’s life. I think it’s the same with sick people. When someone around you coughs, you get angry and think “WHY THE FUCK AREN’T YOU QUARANTINED AT HOME” but when you cough near someone you don’t think it’s a big deal.

>> I have spotty cell service when I am on the subway and train to/from work. I know it won’t load but I open some sort of social media app that needs data and when it doesn’t load I try another, then another, then another. None of them work (obviously) and that is the reason why I go over my data every month.

>>Jennie is almost 1. It went by fast. They always tell you it goes by fast. They are correct. It is equally awesome and sad. I need to plan a birthday party for her and get a ridiculous outfit for a cake smash photo shoot.

baby jennie fizz

Sitting on Harley’s head, b/c why not AND one-eyed Willy taking a ride.


She is so cute (insert cute-aggression fist emoji).

Anyway, that’s it from me today. Share some of your random thoughts in the comments and suggest something really cute for Jennie to wear at her photo shoot :)

PLEASE stop back tomorrow for my charity auction and bid on some awesome items for my Every Mother Counts fundraiser!

Every Mother Counts Charity Auction – Rules

OK! Let’s get right to it! The auction (click here for information) starts tomorrow morning!

emc charity auction running bun

Auction Rules:

1) The auction will begin at 10:00 am on Friday, January 30, 2015 and ends at 10:00 PM  Wednesday, February 4, 2015! I will post the list of items and their bid start price on Friday morning.

2) Each item will have a name and corresponding number. If you want to bid, you will EMAIL ME (ashleyrunningbun@gmail.com) with the NAME and NUMBER in the subject line. Please do not make a bid in the comment section.

3) At the top of the post, the auction items will be listed with the HIGHEST BID next to it. I will keep the top bids updated throughout the duration of the auction.

4) At the end of the auction, I will send a confirmation email to the winners. Each winner has 24 hours from the end of the auction to donate their winning amount to my fundraising page. If I do not receive the donation, I will contact the second highest bidder as the winner. Donation deadline for winners: 10:00 pm on Thursday, February 5, 2015. 

5) Serious bidders only, please! There will be no refunds (obviously) and I REALLY want to reach (and even go beyond) my fundraising goal!

Final list of auction items:


  • The BOB stroller, Garmin Vivofit, JackRabbit gift card will all be shipped from me. The Women’s Magazine subscription will be emailed from me as well. The rest will be sent directly from the company who donated the item. 
  • The winners of the Oiselle outfit and Mizuno sneakers will be able to choose the size they want.

I am so excited for this and I hope you are too! 100% of the auction proceeds go to my fundraising effort for Every mother Counts! All donations are tax-deductible! Please please please share!

Feel free to email me or comment with any questions. Thanks again for your help and support and good luck!