The Shut Up and Run show continues. Please bear with me as I lay more excitement on you. First, it was a video about chafed balls, and now it’s this.
Finally!! I have been waiting over a month to fill you guys in on this exciting news! Drum roll, please…
Athleta (as in the awesome clothing line) has chosen me to be one of their sponsored/featured athletes for 2011! Can you pick me out?
Take a look HERE for proof.
If you are a man and don’t wear women’s clothing, there are some super cute girls on the site. No camel toes, though.
I will be writing for the Athleta Chi Blog and will be outfitted in all kinds of amazing running, yoga and triathlon gear. Plus, I get the honor of being part of this amazing program that motivates and encourages all of us.
I have to tell you, that when I first applied for this over the summer (at the suggestion of Anne Marie, who I thank tremendously for seeing the potential in me), it seemed VERY out of reach. As my friends and family can attest, I did not view myself as being of the same caliber as the featured athletes. As I moved on to the next levels of the application process, I had to pinch myself. I just did not feel worthy and was certain they were just humoring me. But, then what had seemed impossible actually happened. It actually happened.
I’m still pinching myself. And, I I’ve decided that I am indeed worthy.
What I love most about Athleta is their focus on authenticity, doing what is true and right for YOU. They aren’t about who is the thinnest, the fastest, the most gorgeous or the most elite (thank God or I’d have been ruled out immediately). They support the everyday woman who is trying to do extraordinary things. The one who is moving out of her comfort zone, finding her potential and living her best life, however that may look. If they think I am that, then incredible!
If you can, take a moment to read about all of the featured athletes. They are incredible!!
Here’s where I get mushy. Thanks for reading the blog. But, more than that, thank you for letting me be who I am and not judging me or asking/wanting me to be different. You have taken me in, flaws and all, and supported me. And, I hope you know I do that for you too.
Excited to start this new part of my journey,