Monday, September 27, 2010

I'm A Convert

54 Days To Go
Six miles...check! Sunday I was not feeling well. I fought the good old internal struggle debating on if I should postpone my run until today or toughen up and get out there and take care of business. I chose B and I can honestly say, running made me feel better. What an incentive! In addition, I also am no longer a "skirt virgin." Here's more on that.
A highlight of my week was that Athleta was kind of enough to offer me a running outfit for being part of the Athleta Chi "Share Your Chi" article. I chose the Reflective Chase Skort (you know how I have been tempted by those running skirts) and the Long Sleeve Twist Top. Truth is, I have been drooling over this combo for a while now - here's what it looks like on the model:


And now, the real life version (aka: me).


Cute, huh? I love it. To be quite honest, just slipping the skirt on gave me some added fuel to get out and run even when I was not feeling up to par. It's still a bit too warm to sport the Twist Top, but it so comfortable and I know in late fall/early winter it's going to be a staple running top. As for my first skirt running experience, I couldn't have been any more pleasantly surprised. First of all, this skirt is made of a moisture-wicking, breathable material and is lined with a jersey-type short (adios, chaff gremlin). There is a convenient zipper side pocket that was a great stash for my 1/3 Performance Power Bar I have been chowing down on to re-energize after mile 4. I mentioned my skirt skepticism earlier. I was so worried I might not feel athletic or strong running in skirt. I was wrong. I LOVED running in this skirt. I even got a honk or two on my run (okay, I'm pretty sure it was a friend of mine, but I chose to believe it was someone admiring my skirt stride). So, I'm officially a convert. Thanks, Athleta.

I have a few great things blog-wise on the horizon, so stay tuned! I have been able to team up with a few of my favorite brands for some exciting giveaways that I can't wait to share with you.
Highlight of Last Week: Um, hello. A snazzy new running outfit, of course.
Lesson of Last Week: Another pre-judgement proven wrong. Kudos to you skirt-thusiasts that caught on to this functionally fabulous trend long before I did.
Power Song of Last Week: I've been rockin' out to an old favorite, The Indigo Girls, lately. "Shame On You" has kept me light on my feet this past week.

10 comments:

Meredith said...

Love the outfit!! Spotted that on their website last week and thought it was super cute!

Ann Marie C said...

Congrats on the skirt - you look AWESOME! I think you inspired me to place an order!! I can't live without my skirts. I'm a junkie! And kudos for choosing running as your medicine - I'm battling a bad sinus headache as I type but you just inspired me to get up, pull on the skirt, and get moving!! Cheers!

Your race is almost here! OMB - you must be getting sooooooooo excited!!

Andrea Leigh said...

I highly reccomend the Athleta skirt, ladies! I have a feeling running skirts are going to quickly become my new weakness. Ann Marie, I hope you are feeling better!!

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