When Sarah and I were at the Ogden Marathon Expo, we saw a vivacious woman walking around with the cutest shirt on. We've seen a lot of running fashions in our day, but we hadn't ever seen anything like she was wearing.
Eventually, we introduced ourselves to Jenn, an ultra runner and mother who started a company called Run Pretty Far.
I liked her tees, but after we got in touch, post-Ogden, I loved how she wrote about running. This little ditty on how women start to run is from her explanation how Run Pretty Far came about:
"It starts with the simple desire to lose a few pounds or scratch off a bucket list item. We begin nervously, but as the layers of doubt and fear and fat are shed, the magic of the run sets in. Over the miles, we stir our souls, open our hearts, sharpen our minds, and strengthen our bodies. As we break down what was, we allow our best self to shine through. This completely predictable, yet always powerful story begins again each day when another woman laces up, dusts off her heart, and says 'I’m going for a run.'"
She's truly another mother runner--um, hello: running ultras, being a mom, owning a business?—and we want to spread her love-the-run love. So today, she has offered to give away two gifts sets to two random winners: a performance tank (shown above) and a pair of arm warmers of your choice. (I promise: The arm warmers will come in handy sooner than you think.)
Despite her engaging, beautiful designs, Jenn's mission with Run Pretty Far is pretty simple: to give women of all sizes affordable apparel and accessorizes that optimize the joy in their run. (How could you not feel a slice of joy when you put on paisley arm warmers?)
So we're going to keep this question for the giveaway simple: How far have you run? You could answer miles, in minutes, in pounds, in experiences, in any creative way you think of on your run this morning.
Let us know how far you've run, and you could run (pretty far) away with sweet new duds for your upper body.
p.s. Started a new system of announcing winners of giveaways on Fridays. Still looking Lindsey, the nervous soccer coach, to claim her Merrell prize. Look for the Run Pretty Far winners this Friday.