Thinking back to the past year working for Sweet Spot Skirts, I've been so impressed by the inspiring people I've gotten to work with and meet along the way. From women who completed their very first 5K run to others who have excelled in ironmans to still others who have started their own businesses! How these women find the time to accomplish so much while balancing jobs, families and their lives in general amazes me. I was never a big runner, but needed a goal in 2011 and decided to work up to a half marathon. Fast forward to a year and a half later, after many encouraging conversations with other athletes at events and yes…I'm jumping in to my first full marathon next weekend: Leavenworth, WA.
I completed my last long training run- 20 miles out to Discovery Park in the gorgeous sunshine with 3 of my favorite products that kept me comfortable and feeling strong:
- Fast 'n Flirty running SSS- I live in my standard Sweet Spot Skirts for so many activities- athletic and otherwise. We have customers that run long distances in our cotton skirts and love them! I, however, have found my true running love in our new Fast 'n Flirty skirt. It's a light nylon/spandex blend with a flattering cut and cute scalloped edge. It's still adjustable with the snapping system, but has elastic in the back and silicon on the waist band to keep it snug on the hips. It stays in place so well that I don't even realize I'm wearing it during the run.
- Skin Strong Slik misting spray- Spray this any place you normally get rubbing, chafing or blisters and it decreases friction for a smooth and pain-free run. I've been a fan of their "Slather" for biking (it got me through the 7-day bike ride across Iowa) but I just started using "Slik" for running. I sprayed it around my sports bra line and was super impressed. If you've ever experienced painful chafing, definitely try this miracle serum out! In fact, starting this week, we are issuing free GIFT WITH PURCHASE of Skin Strong products for every skirt bought! Sweet Spot Skirt girls don't let chafing hold them back...
- Run Pretty Far silky smooth tank- I now own 3 of these amazing shirts. They are vibrant, unique and oh so soft! This woman-owned company is based out of Seattle, WA. Stay tuned as we continue to work with Jenn, the owner, to create perfect top and skirt combos!
So- here goes to phenomenal products that support our adventures- whatever feats those may be! And here's to the inspiring stories along the way that pushed me to do more than I thought possible!