Several times this spring, my looking-for-validation daughter, 7, has queried me: “Mom, which do you love more: flowers or me?” I assure her—Daphne, named after a heavenly fragrant blooming bush in our backyard—that I love her and her siblings far, far, far more than any blossom. But that, sure enough, I do adore fleurs. Daffodils, hyacinths, lilacs, irises, jasmine, peonies, tulips, and azaleas. The blooms restore vitality and color to the dreary-for-too-long landscape.
The same can be said for a new running outfit. After months of long black tights and tops obscured under fleece and utilitarian jackets, it’s time to peel back some layers—and burst into bloom with some vibrant new running clothes. Consider us your workout wardrobe landscape architect, as we're here to bestow a brilliantly colored outfit from Saucony on one lucky lady, starting with the Transcendence Jacket. This lightweight, breathable beauty is ideal for warming up or slipping on post-run--or offering protection from spring showers. (Dimity has one to showcase at our party this evening in Connecticut, and she says it's gorgeous.) Slip it over a Run Lux Short Sleeve tee, offered in a bevy of bud-colored options and made from a sweat-siphoning fabric for comfort from start to finish, no matter how far you go. Anchoring these two toppers is a pair of Ignite Tight Capri. Yes, they are black (the fail-safe option for hiding fluids of all sorts!), but they have bright racing stripes down the side. With a drawstring waist and 16.5" inseam, I'm thinking these will be my bottoms when I run the Vancouver Marathon on May 5.
To be entered to win this fresh-as-a-daisy Saucony outfit, tell us: Which, if any, flower stops you in your tracks on a run? Click on the "Make a Comment" link below this post on our website (in other words, don't hit reply if you're reading this on a mobile device), and tell us what flower most catches your eye. (Or maybe you don't stop to smell the roses--or any other buds; that's a fine answer, too.)
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of the United States. It begins on 4/10/13 and ends on 4/16/13; the winner will be chosen through random.org and announced on 4/20/13. The value of the prize package is $150. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.]