An early Christmas Present

I get a little over-excited at Christmas; the anticipation of eating until I collapse, and then topping it all off with eggnog, before passing out beneath a sweet-smelling pine tree covered in fairy lights, is one of my most vivid and recurring dreams. And I get to live it out unashamedly for that one special day of the year. Tomorrow. Christmas. I love that guy.

But this year, something beyond-awesome happened right before Christmas, making it feel like Santa picked me as his favourite kid in the whole world. Actually, THREE things happened, pretty much all at the same time. I will list them as follows:

1) Swim squad was free – I gave the nice lady my card when I went to pay the $13.50, and she said “would you like to pay wave?” and I said “why, yes please” and then she tried to tap my card but the battery of the machine was flat, so she said I could pay on the way out. On the way out, I went to pay, and a different nice lady said I didn’t have to. Christmas Eve Swim Squad was FREE!! Happy Christmas!!

2) Bicycles Inc took a surprise 50% off at the counter – I went to buy a Christmas present today, and they were feeling extra generous, so only charged me half!! Happy Christmas!!

and finally (my favourite of all the early Christmas pressies):

3) Coeur Sports added me to their team of 2014 ambassadors – this is the most ridiculously brilliant news I’ve had in a long time. I’ve been a long-time follower of a blog by a girl named Katie Morse (, and a few months ago, she posted pictures of her new Coeur Sprots tri kit. I thought it looked pretty damn hot, so I headed over their website to take a look, and perhaps browse for a sleek little tri kit for myself. When I got to the website ( there was a callout for brand ambassadors. I was on their website to buy myself a kit anyway, so I thought I might as well have a stab at an application. I ended up spending a great deal of time on it, as it was the first time I had ever really assessed what sport means to me, and how far I’ve come in the past 18 months, and where I want to go and how I want to help other people in a similar position. When I was finished, I hit send without really thinking I stood a chance. And then this happened:

Lucy Piper_Coeur sports

I am so astonished and grateful to have been chosen. And am so overly excited about being a part of the Coeur Ambassador team, I’m running around like a little kid on Christmas morning. So come tomorrow, I will actually BE a (big) kid on Christmas morning, running around like a little kid on Christmas morning.

Anyway folks, I’ve got so much more to report, but will do a bit of a 2013 wrap-up in a few days. But this was just so exciting that I wanted to share. So please, help me convince them they’ve made a good choice by heading to and finding yourself some rad sportswear. It’s what all the cool kids will be wearing in 2014…

And of course, HAPPY CHRISTMAS. xxx.

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25 thoughts on “An early Christmas Present

  1. jruff81 says:

    Congrats, again – I’m still pinching myself about the news & I can’t wait to follow along with your 2014 training/racing. Cheers!

  2. How awesome that you’re a brand ambassador – sounds neat!

  3. erin says:

    Well deserved! Pumped for you! And, pumped to be teammates this next year! It’s gonna be a great 2014 🙂

  4. MichelleK says:

    Congrats, Lucy! I think they made a great choice 🙂

  5. pen says:

    Congrats and I am so excited for this year with Coeur and getting to meet all of you ladies! It’s going to be a great 2014!

  6. Kecia says:

    Congratulations on being a new ambassador!! Have an amazing Holiday season and may 2014 be FANTABULOUS!!

  7. Nicky & kevin Rowley says:

    Wow Lucy…..well done. you guys have a happy Christmas….which we know is jus’ gonna happen ! ! And a healthy and happy new year. Loadsa love x x

  8. ookgirl says:

    They were very smart indeed to pick you. Congrats & happy Christmas!

  9. Dad. says:

    Merry Christmas Boo!

  10. Alice says:

    Oh, wow! That’s fantastic! How very rock star of you! Congratulations!

  11. Sam Sparrow says:

    Lucy, super enjoying reading your blog – as a newbie I’m finding it pretty inspiring. Can’t wait for your round up post, and then into 2014!

    • Thanks Sam! I love reading yours too and am so stoked you were able to head out running again recently – take it easy, slow and steady wins the race, and come April you will absolutely smash the distance!! You’re doing a great job, LOVE your blog and high tea cast site. Have a wonderful new year lovely, all the best xxxxxx

  12. allancallaby says:

    A nice Christmas present::-)) Have a fantastic christmas and wishing you all the best for the new year :-)) XX

  13. A nice Christmas present. Take good care and have a fantastic Christmas. all the very best for the new year :-)) X

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