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 ;)
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.
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
Um... Can you say PERFECT for the Star Wars Half in January?!
If I didn't already have my top for the Avengers Half in
November I might have ordered this one!
Marilyn is my mom's FAVORITE!
I know, I know, there are A LOT I
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!!