Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Favorites: Run With Perseverance

I don't know if you remember my post from February about this company, but hopefully you do!

Kathy is an amazing SoCal mama, wife, runner, and triathlete who runs (pun TOTALLY intended) the Etsy store Run With Perseverance. I thought I originally found the store at the beginning of the year when I was looking for cute running gear online, but as I quickly realized, I have been wearing it for MUCH longer (my awesome sister-in-law got me one of the tanks for Christmas 2012 :) ).

Said sister-in-law and me before the 2013 Princess Half Marathon
Notice the tank I'm wearing?! A Run With Perseverance Original :)

The idea behind Run With Perseverance is they are sporty tank tops for women who refuse to be average. And by now I'm sure you have come to the realization that I am anything but normal ;)

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Although I began chatting with Kathy online at the beginning of the year, I was lucky enough to meet her a couple months ago. If you didn't read my Disneyland Half Marathon recap (shame on you), then you probably missed it. She was hanging out with her dad (and his SWEET Classic Truck) and ended up chasing me down when I ran by her! We didn't grab a picture together (it must have been the humidity getting to my brain, I wasn't even thinking about photo which is SO not me), but you better believe the next time I see her we will TOTALLY be documenting it!


We have kept in touch on social media and was STOKED when I saw she was releasing new items (new designs, new colors, and even new base tanks). I was HONORED when she reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to try out another one of her tops. Oh, you better believe I JUMPED on the opportunity.

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Next up was the hard part... Deciding which one to choose. You see, if you haven't been on her site, there are SO MANY that I need want need. Some of my favorites (especially since I run a lot of the runDisney races) are:

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Um... Can you say PERFECT for the Star Wars Half in January?! 

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If I didn't already have my top for the Avengers Half in
November I might have ordered this one!

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Marilyn is my mom's FAVORITE! 

I know, I know, there are A LOT I like love... But you know what?! Those are just a FEW of the amazing items Kathy has... There are many, many, MANY more! So... I know you are DYING to know which one I picked...

The winner is:



WAKE UP AND BE AWESOME! Um, pretty perfect, right?!

And not only did Kathy send me one, but she made me a SPECIAL tank (how super sweet is that?!). One with my FAVORITE quote on it. (I just couldn't wait to wear it, so ended up wearing it the day I got it out of the mailbox, hence why the picture isn't "professional" - just a sweaty selfie after my tempo run ;))

I promise I will get better pictures of it once
it's washed ;)

Just like all of the other tanks I have from Run With Perseverance, THEY ARE AWESOMESAUCE! Super soft, easy to run in, and I always get tons of compliments! The burnout material makes the tops extremely breathable! And don't get me started on the rad, new color choices - plenty to pick from to match any runner's style.

I wore my "Kickin' Asphalt" tank to the Inaugural
California 10/20 Race
earlier this year

I wore my "though she be but little, She Is FIERCE"
tank to the San Diego Half Marathon (my current
half marathon PR)

Just because they are sporty, does NOT mean you have to wear them when you are running or working out (although they do work great for it). I wear mine out and about and even to Disneyland ;)

Cruella de Vil had a blast making fun of the tank :) 

And not only is Run With Perseverance one of MY favorites, but now it can be one of YOURS! That's right! Kathy has offered up a tank top OF YOUR CHOICE for one lucky reader! HOW FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC IS THAT?! You get to pick the size, color, and design! I promise, you will NOT be disappointed!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

**FYI: The Instagram Handle is: Run_With_Perseverance. For some reason Rafflecopter's formatting will not allow me to do underscores (it just italicizes the font instead).**

Enter early and often (some of the entries are available DAILY). The giveaway will run through Thursday, November 6th at 11:59pm PST. I will contact the winner via email (using the email address listed through Rafflecopter). Also, the entries ARE verified, so please make sure you complete the task or I'll have to pick a new random winner. BEST OF LUCK TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WHO ENTERS!!

55 comments:

KookyRunner said...

"Muscles, They Do a Body Good" would be my tank of choice. I love to lift weights!

Anonymous said...

Would totally get Endorphins are my superpower! How awesome is that =)

S.Lindsay said...

I would love the "Wake up and be awesome" shirt (she said while singing "everything is awesome...".

Katie said...

Look like a beauty run like a beast would be my choice! Would love to win!

Kara said...

Love the "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" tank top!

SD Mom said...

Kill them with success and bury them with a smile! I like to handle most things in my life with a smile!

jess rooney gallagher said...

I would love the Wake Up and Be Awesome! I am a November Project member in Boston and that is what we do 3 days a week!!!

Emz said...

The success tank. Loooooove

Amanda Nyx said...

I would want either the Star Wars "Force" tank or the "little but fierce"!!

Melissa said...

I absolutely LOVE the Star Wars one! And wake up and be awesome!

Nicole said...

I love the A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes tank!

Melissa said...

I like the wake up and be awesome tank!

Tami said...

I love the "thou she be but little, she is fierce" top

blew415 said...

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

Stacey said...

I like the "Everything is Possible" and "Need for Speed" shirts.

Jessica said...

I think the Marilyn Monroe quote, but there are so many good ones it makes it hard to choose. :-)

Kay Lynn Akers said...

I would get "Wake Up and Be Awesome" since my bootcamp classes are at 5 am!

Shelby Giancaspro said...

SO MANY TOUGH CHOICES!!! If I had to choose one I'd have to go with the "Forget the glass slipper..." because it perfectly meshes Disney and running together.

Jessica said...

If I won, refuse to be average would be my choice, in the purple as shown!!! :)

JennyMas said...

Wake up and be awesome! I try and tell my kids this every day.

Kimberly Truesdell said...

I think the "Muscles Do a Body Good" would be perfect for teaching group fit classes.

Tayna said...

They are all so cute! I think I would choose the tank that says "Forget the glass slippers, this princess wears running shoes." So perfect! Thanks for a chance to win!

Victoria Agee said...

I'd definitely get the "Though she may be little" tank! I absolutely love that quote :)

Morgan Joseph said...

thou she be but little she is fierce!

Morgan Joseph said...

thou she be but little she is fierce!

Kelly said...

I'd get the Kickin' Asphalt one! Love these!

Danielle said...

"Wake Up and Be Awesome!"

Crystal Duff said...

Wake up and be awesome!

Jackie Torres said...

"The force is strong with this one". I am doing the Star Wars half in January too!

Dee Kolpak said...

13.1 Giving Up is not an option

Madeline Batch said...

Definitely the 'Refuse to be Average' tank! Because I absolutely REFUSE to be average! ;)

Mb Jackson said...

I live the tank- Refuse to be Average!

Eclectic Educating said...

Look like a beauty, train like a beast!

Tanya Wright said...

I'd have to go with "The Force is Strong With This One." The nerd in me just can't help it! <3

Christine Parizo said...

She be little, she be fierce is totally my choice. I'm 5'1" :)

Marianela said...

she be little, she is fierce

Mandi_Elyse said...

"Forget the glass slipper this princess wears running shoes"

Chaitali said...

Wow, so many good ones! I love the Star Wars one and the "though she be but little" one :)

FluffytoHealthy said...

I would pick "I can do all things through Christ" in pink :)

Miss Nutralicious said...

I love the "wake up and be awesome" tank. That's my life motto! ;)

Kristen M. said...

"Wake up and be awesome" or "Impossible is temporary".

Annmarie L said...

I love "though she be but little she is fierce!"

Amy Lauren said...

I'd get "Though she be but little, she is fierce". I love that quote.

Nicole said...

There are so many great ones to choose from! Maybe the "wake up and be awesome" but I'm not sure.

Jordan said...

So many great tops to choose from...I really like the Muscles Do the Body Good burnout tank and the Impossible is Temporary tank!

Julia Valdivia said...

I'm only 5'01", so I think the Shakespeare quote tank would be perfect for me :)

Farrah said...

Ah, this one's a hard one. It's a toss up between "You only live once. You might as well be badass." or "Though she be but little, she is fierce." :]!

MedicScrapper said...

Really love them all, would really like the Gonna tri tank

Krystal Casey said...

There are so many to choose from! I'd have to go with either the "Forget the Glass Slipper..." or "Eat my Pixie Dust" in honor of the Glass Slipper Challenge in Feb.

Laura Smith said...

hmmm, there are so many to choose from! probably the i can do all things... or wake up and be awesome!

Bonnie Wilson said...

I can Do all things... I think that is perfect for me

lilyhearts said...

Sweat is the best accessory

Kathryn @ Dancing to Running said...

I love the "Forget the Glass Slippers This Princess Wears Running Shoes" one!

Keri said...

Wake up and be awesome!

Megan Johnston said...

I LOVE the Wake Up and Be Awesome one you've got on! :)