dresses and i’m sponsored!

Apparently, I have a bit of problem figuring out what is a dress and what is a shirt.  I was at Macy’s this weekend and pulled out this really cute sparkly, ruffled number.  The sales woman was standing right there and I asked, “is this a dress?”  Sales lady, “uh, no, it’s a shirt”.  Oopsie!  She totally thought I was a floosie :)  (great scott – do NOT check the definition on-line!  I was trying to make sure I spelled it correctly and they are very harsh in their descriptions!)

But alas, I am NOT!  However, two years ago, I did buy a dress or umm, shirt that I wore as a dress.  My running partner at the time swore it was a dress so who was I to believe?!  This year, I’m not sure my selections are as scandalous.  Here are the ones I currently have in my possession

dress number one

Here is dress option number one.  Yes, it is quite possible it’s a shirt but I decided not to ask and just go with it.  Please know that I am short as in barely 5’2.  So what may be “hoochie-mama” status on some people is “perhaps a bit short” on me!  This dress didn’t photograph well but it’s really cute

dress number two

This one is totally not something I would have expected to be a contender and what my staff member thought would be a “brunch” dress.  But it’s not.  Just trust.

Then I have another one in the mail.  It should be here soon.  Until then I am looking HOT tonight.  I am still wearing the shirt/flowered sweater combo I wore to work and then these

love the polar bears

Yes, I look like I escaped from someplace that only allows elastic wasted pants and had loads of locks on the doors.

Annnnnnnddddd, get this, I’M A SPONSORED ATHLETE!

Can you believe it?  Anyone I went to grade school with sure can’t – they saw me in action.  Although, I was a helluva dodgeball player, must have been some inner anger coming through.  Oh and I could ROCK the parachute during PE too.  Those two days I totally shined, the other days required hand-eye coordination… which is why I run.

For our Ragnar team, one of my teammates, Jamie (of RunningDivaMom) has been working her bum off to get us sponsors.  When I first heard this was happening, I never dreamed anyone would want to sponsor us but they do and they have!  Here is the list so far:

Blue Steel Sports – they are providing us with anti-chafe cream.  Okay, when you are running upwards of 15 to 19+ miles in a 36 hour period, anti-chafe cream is pretty essential.  Thankfully, Jamie thought of this because I had forgotten that chaffing was a possibility.  Oh and get this, they are a WA company – high-five for a home state sponsor!

Given Brand Sports  – they are giving us arm bands to wear to store GU, keys or whatever suits our fancy.  Their website looks pretty hardcore – I feel more like an athlete already.

Polar Bottle – water bottles so we stay hydrated on our above mentioned journey.  It keeps water cold and BPA free – love not getting extra hormones.  Oh yeah, and I love polar bears, remember?  I know they are mean but there is just something about them.

BondiBands – very pumped about a bondiband especially since they will be made from skull and crossbones material to go with our pirate theme.  I know, I’ll look even more dangerous than I am!  I wouldn’t be surprised if I am asked to join a biker gang

Chrissy’s Knee High Socks – hold the phone folks – knee highs!!  I LOVE me a good knee high and we get TWO PAIRS!  Wahoo!  One will be skull and crossbones and the other will have our team name.  Super excited for these puppies

Running Chics – first of all, their logo is way cute – go check them out.  We are getting Running Chic totes to carry all of our business on our trek.  Truth be told, I’ll probably carry this forever so if you think see me in the airport you’ll know it’s me by this tote.

Build A Sign – they are making custom decals and signs for our vans.  YaY!

Again, I am just so thrilled, amazed, speechless (ok, clearly not but you get the idea) about all of this.  My freshman year of high school I joined the swim team and we had to write our goals on a sheet of paper.  My goal was to become an athlete.  Look at me now!


6 thoughts on “dresses and i’m sponsored!

  1. I like #1! But #2 is awesome too, so I don’t think you can go wrong :). So awesome about being sponsored-you are amazing!

  2. Favorite quote: “I wouldn’t be surprised if I get asked to join a biker gang.” (Note: may not be actual quote, too lazy to go look.)

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