Every so often, a garment enters our lives, and Dimity and I can't figure out how we ever limped along without it. Example A: the Saucony Bullet Capri, with its wide, stomach-flattening waistband and large, stash-an-iPhone-and-GUs pockets on each hip. Now we're topping those capris (and jeans, shorts, yoga pants, skirts, and even a swimsuit, in my case!) with a new item of adoration: the Another Mother Runner "Flag" Hoodie.
Where to begin our ode to this latest offering in the Mother Runner Store? After a group brainstorming session, the graphics were created by Denise Dollar, a member of Team AMR who has a strong design background. The yellow, orange, and blue stripes of the tituluar AMR flag represent the covers of our three books. (Subtle, but it makes us smile.) The mother runner from the cover of Train Like a Mother is blazing a trail across the flag, leaving stars in her wake. Also on the back, down near the right hip in small print, it reads, "another mother runner." On the hoodie's front left chest, in lieu of a polo pony or alligator, a pair of women's running shoes stand.
This full-zip hoodie is a cuddly weight, brushed on the inside for softness and comfort. Its color is called Eco True Navy, a lovely heathered dark blue.
It's fitting it's a go-with-everything color because this is a go-everywhere hoodie. On Dimity's recent swing through the Pacific Northwest, she and I let our mother runner flags fly on our backs on Oregon beaches. Then she sported the hoodie in Yellowstone, while I ventured to Crater Lake and the Oregon Caves in mine. We are sure mother runner Jo impressed the local celebs when she wore her AMR flag hoodie in Hollywood on her recent vacation. Best running friends Jonna and Reagan smiled in their hoodies while wearing them in Happy, Texas. (Yes, ma'am, that's really the name of the town.)
Two other mother runners will be smiling--and displaying the AMR flag--when they each win an AMR Flag Hoodie in this week's special giveaway. To enter, tell us where you'd wear this adorable, flattering hoodie. Could be as far flung as Hollywood or Yellowstone, or as close to home as #AMRinSaucony Amy wore hers--on the sidewalk outside her house. Simply click on Comments banner under this post on our website and tell us.
Can't wait to win an AMR Flag Hoodie? (Yeah, we didn't think you could!) You can buy one here. Once you get your hoodie, we hope you'll share on social media a photo of yourself wearing the hoodie somewhere fun or exciting.
[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 9/16/15 and ends on 9/22/15. We will announce the two random winners on our Facebook page on 9/24/15, as well as notifying the winners by email. One entry per person. The value of each prize is $58. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.