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Thursday, July 30, 2015

What's Your Why?


Stephanie (pictured here at Pacific Crest in the Power Flowers skirt) is the Marketing and Promotions Director at Why Racing Events. Life can get extremely busy and oftentimes it can be hard to balance work, family, play and workouts. When asked "What's your why?" she responded:
"Mine is to stay healthy & fit, to keep up with my four boys, to challenge myself, to explore trails, to support causes, to stay young at heart, and to live out loud."

What's Your Why?

Why Racing, owned by Sherri McMillan, puts on some fabulous events in the Portland/Vancouver area. Check out the Wahine Triathlon and the Girlfriends Run for a Cure Quarter & Half Marathon.

Crash: Sleek Black Fast 'n Flirty Running Skirts

You Asked, We Listened!

Crash Fast 'n Flirty is available with pink, purple or red highlighted stitching

Since launching the Fast 'n Flirty running skirt a couple of years ago, we've had more requests than we could count for a black option. Our colorful Fast 'n Flirty skirts are bright, flattering and get lots of compliments. Occasionally, people wanted another option to match their patterned shirts but still have coverage. "A black skirt would make a great second skirt," others told us. So, it is with great excitement that we present Crash: a line of technical running skirts that are made out of ultra-light fabric in solid black. Each offers a highlight of color in the stitching and snaps. Choose from pink, purple or red and crash those records this summer! Run fast, run flirty. And above all, feel confident and comfortable.



Thursday, July 23, 2015

K5K & Linda's Loop: Runner Spotlight on Kristina


Meet Kristina, the K runner behind our upcoming K5K & Linda's Loop. She was also the Kristina behind our fabulous K8K race 2 years ago, where over 150 of us ran in matching Fast 'n Flirty running skirts and had a wonderful time.


"I haven’t always been a runner. In fact, up until a few years ago if you had seen me running, it probably would have been safe to assume that I was being chased by an axe murderer and thus running for my life! Then one day, like Forest Gump, I just started running! And I haven’t stopped since!
As a chubby and somewhat clumsy girl, running does NOT come easy for me. I’ve had my fair share of pain and injury, and ice packs and an inhaler have become this girls best friends!  Whether I’ve just hit the one mile mark, or I’m crossing the finish line of a half marathon, I always look like I’m one gasping breath away from death, but don’t let my appearance fool you; I’m loving it!
Running is my outlet. It’s my therapy. And it does more for my sanity than Prozac ever could! I spend a lot of my running time in prayer, thanking God for giving me a strong body that is able to run and for the beauty of the Pacific Northwest that I love running in. I recently had the opportunity to do a 5K at 5,000 feet elevation in Fort Collins, Co., which was exciting and invigorating, but as they say, “There’s no place like home!” 

Whether you’re new to running, or a life-long enthusiast; if this is your first event or your 100th, I hope you’ll have as much fun at the Kristina 5K/ Linda’s Loop as I know I will!"


Find out more and join us at the K5K & Linda's Loop. Get your super cute outfit and on September 23rd run with us in Vancouver, WA or run virtually.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Skirt Scraps- The Big Grab

Since the beginning of Sweet Spot® Skirts, we've saved all of our skirt scraps to send to Deaver, WY to be made into quilts. Cousin Jean has a quilting club there, and she creates beautiful quilts that are donated to many different local charities. Our "Sweet Shenna" line of pink and black quilts are in honor of Stephanie's mom, who passed away from breast cancer. This line of lap quilts and matching pillows are given to women around the country who are battling cancer, as well as organizations which are raising money to fight this disease.

Recently, we've had so many scraps that Jean could have been sewing for decades! She went to her local church quilting group and let them take all the scraps they wanted. The only requirement is that whatever they make will go to charitable causes (of their choice). We are excited to see the beautiful quilts they make and share with you where they end up. Stay tuned for updates!