Anybody else feel there aren't enough days in the week, let alone hours in the day, to do all the fitness pursuits you want to do? I haven't ridden my new Trek bike nearly as often as I've wanted. I dropped my gym membership because I was only swimming twice a month. I'd love to squeeze in another morning of boot camp. A Groupon for 10 yoga classes expired, unused because I could never fit a class into my training plan (or family dinnertime). I long to get out on the river with my former rowing team. Sigh.
But there are worse things than having too many sports to do. And, for that, we are eternally grateful for the passage of Title IX. To celebrate the 40-year anniversary of that landmark legislation's passage, Oiselle and Title Nine teamed up to make a series of cuter-than-all-get-out tees, starting with this Heart Sports one. Four lucky ladies, chosen by random.org, each won one of these beauts. It was tough sitting still, reading through all the enthusiastic, witty, and heartfelt responses to the question of what's your favorite sport besides running. Here are the responses from the four winners:
BigDogMom: I live any outdoor sports but especially horseback riding. I am also a great cheerleader. I love to watch my four girls play volleyball and basketball.
Pilar Montalvo: Soccer. It is an incredibly diverse, international sport that transends racial/ethnic/gender stereotypes.
CarynW: Just one!? Torn between soccer with my 7-year old, or mountain biking on my 20-year old Giant Butte (the actual make and model of my bike…serendipity?). Shoot, swimming’s pretty good, too… might be easier to list the ones I don’t like!
Kylie: 1972 baby here too!! I wish I had another sport to speak of. But the truth is I have never been an athlete and I’m not sure I qualify as one even now. Running is the only sport I’ve ever been involved in but I love it beyond words. Does chasing around 2-year-old and a 5-year-old count as a sport? [Editor's note: a full contact sport!]
Winners, please email us your first and last name, mailing address, and T-shirt size (XS-XL) to runmother at gmail dot com. Also, let us know whether you prefer gray or pink version. Now get out there and get active!