The signs are all around us: Darkness greets us when the 5:31 alarm goes off, instead of sunlight streaming through the window. Here and there, green leaves are fading and showing glints of orange, red, and yellow. School buses are stopped at intersections, boarding kids toting new backpacks.
Yes, mother runners: Autumn is coming. (Sounds like a promo for new season of "Game of Thrones"!) And as you start debating whether you need an extra or longer layer for your run, we want to hook one of you up with some new running threads from our favorite, Saucony.
In case you've missed our online (or in-person) ravings, let us tell you we are Saucony wearers from head to toe. Me, for example: I swear by the Saucony Guide series of shoes, which provide enough guidance to keep my feet aligned comfortably, yet they are supple underfoot, allowing me to push off strongly with my toes, which is my running M.O. Further up the chain, I, like all of us on Team AMR, believe the Saucony Bullet Capri is the most perfect running bottom ever created. (For realz!) From the belly-smoothing, wide waistband to two generous hip pockets (perfect for stashing iPhone, GU packets, moola, you name it), these babies are da bomb!
Dimity, who loves to layer a lightweight long-sleeve over a tank top to start even some summer runs, has been sporting the Dash Seamless Long Sleeve on recent mornings. This long, lean, seamless beauty doesn't ride up, and thumbholes mean the sleeves can be held down on cooler runs. When temps drop a bit here in Portland, I'll wear pair a Dash over a Curve Crusader: Its light padding hides chill-induced "headlights," and the rear clasp allows easy on/easy off access, important as I speed toward a quick shower before packing school lunches. The Curve Crusader is just one of several attractive, well-constructed sports bras Saucony makes. (Insert joke about us being firm believers in the support the bras provide!)
Courtesy of Saucony, one lucky lady will win a pair of Bullet Capri, a Dash Seamless Long Sleeve, plus her choice of Saucony sports bra and running shoes. (Color and style subject to availability.) To enter this sweet fall-is-coming giveaway, tell us one running-related thing you're looking forward to this autumn. It could be the half-marathon you've been logging miles for all summer; it might be being able to run during school hours because your youngest is (finally!) starting kindergarten; maybe it's cooler temperatures. Whatever you are going to dig about fall running, tell us in the Comments section below this blog post on our website, and you'll be entered for a chance to win a Saucony fall outfit.
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of the United States and Canada. Part of a series of weekly running giveaways, it begins on 8/26/15 and ends on 9/1/15. We will announce the random winner on our Facebook page on 9/3/15, as well as notifying the winner by email. One entry per person. The value the prizes ranges from $263-$323 (!!!). The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.