What is Team Sparkle? A fun company that makes sparkle skirts for your athletic endeavours.
Why are they better than other running skirts from companies I won’t name? Because you wear them over your regular running clothes.
It is no big secret that I love Saucony and only wear Saucony to run in, so when I heard we had to wear some sparkly skirts as part of our outfits for Hood To Coast with nuun, I was less than excited.
I’m not bragging. I don’t usually compare myself to people in races, but something happens to me during a relay. I want to win. I want to pass people. I want to be fast. I want to DO IT FOR THE TEAM.
My 2nd run was in the middle of the night. It too was awesome for it’s own reasons. On this leg I did not get passed once. NOT ONCE. I kicked butt. It was the most pain I have ever been in during a race. My quads were screaming out from the massive downhill on my first leg. My abs were hurting from my breathing. My arms felt like bricks as the lactic acid built up in my body.
I DID NOT SLOW.
I played catch the blinking lights, and caught every runner I saw.
In the last 1/2 mile I had to push it hard to catch the 1 last light ahead of me. When I finished I immediately started dry heaving and thought I was going to throw up all the pizza I had eaten earlier. The man I passed came up to me and said *that was real mean passing me like that in the finish* I was still dry heaving and breathlessly responded – do you know how hard I just worked to pass you. To which he responded – *at least you ran past me so fast you made me look like I was standing still*
He had BEEN SKIRTED, which is wayyyyyy worse than getting chicked.
For my last and final leg I was excited that it was finally cool enough to wear my new ViziPro Pink arm warmers, and hat which I thought looked fantastic with my skirt. I do not typically look in the mirror and think hey you look good today, in fact I usually think quite the opposite.
The skirt gave me some sort of magical confidence. I walked around thinking that I was living in a dream world.
Who knew a skirt could have magical powers? Not me Do you think the moms in the carpool line would look at me weird if I just wore it around town? Maybe it could give me super powers when I’m not running!
Here’s your chance to win a sparkle skirt of your own!
* You must be a google friend connect follower of my blog to win
Here’s how to enter: [please leave a separate comment for each entry]
If you LIKE Team Sparkle but want more ways to win here is how:
**Winner will receive 1 sparkle skirt in a size and color of their choice. Contest ends on 9/18/11 – winner will be notified via blog post shortly thereafter and has 2 weeks to claim their prize before a back up winner is chosen. I will verify that you are a follower of my blog.