Friday, January 7, 2011

What I’ve Been Dying To Tell You

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?

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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,

SUAR

107 comments:

  1. Holy smokes! That is HUGE news. I love the Athleta line. In fact I have the catalog on my counter waiting for my bank account to sprout wings so I can buy some of their things (especially because they carry talls - it's about time someone did!!!). Congratulations.

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  2. Congrats!

    Just so you know, your blog wouldn't be nearly as entertaining if you changed/conformed.

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  3. Holy cow, that's awesome!! I was just "window" shopping online at Athleta last night. Congratulations! You deserve it, really.

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  4. Just when I didn't think you could get any cooler... You so rock! That is awesome! I was just looking through their mailer. Congratulations!!! I can't believe I have a skirt with your signature on it... I was going to wear it tomorrow, but now I think maybe I really should frame it.

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  5. Great news, Beth. This is going to be your year; I can feel it!

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  6. Congratulations!! They are lucky to have you ;)

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  7. Congrats!! That is great news :)

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  8. That is really awesome - Athleta chose well!

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  9. fantastic news!!! congratulations
    this is your super star week!!!!

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  11. I <3 Athleta.
    That is so very very cool. Congratulations, Beth.

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  12. This is SO awesome! How worthy person you are to receive this honor! Loved reading the bio! Great athlete and great role model! I would never want you to change! I just showed my husband that video. He almost puked on himself....you need to repost that like 10 more times so nobody misses it:)

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  13. congratulations! what a great recognition of all your efforts!!

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  14. Outstanding! Congratulations!! My wife gets these catalogs all the time. I'll sigh much less loudly when the charges show up on the credit card bill knowing that you're a part of their world.

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  15. I'm so glad you finally spilled the beans. Congratulations!!!

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  16. LOVE the mushy part that you added at the end of your post, very sweet and authentic.
    Congrats!

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  17. so exciting! Can't wait to see what you bring to their company, you gotta a lot of sytle woman. Inside and out!
    ;)
    LC

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  18. My apologies Beth....my comment should have read....


    Good for you Beth...the only time I'm in print is on the post office wall....seriously, who READS blogs on a friday night (obviously your devoted followers)? Have a great weekend!!

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  19. Congrats! You are definitely a awesome woman doing extraordinary things.

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  20. Wow, I am now looking on a true model athlete here. I'll be following your blog from now on.

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  21. So excited for you! I am a major fan of Athleta. Congratulations!

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  22. You're a stud.
    I'm not surprised at all - okay, I'm surprised, not that you were chosen, but that it's so totally awesome.
    Way to go Beth.

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  23. That truly is fantastic news. You deserve every ounce of goodness. Congratulations.

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  24. that is really exciting, Athleta and being the follow that mom person in one day from RLAM. I have been having fun reading your blog. it keeps me in stitches and gives me inspiration! you rock!!

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  25. Truly happy for you Beth! So happy. you're amazing :)

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  26. WOOT!!! I was just looking over their catalog today at work, drooling over those models, and wishing I could buy a million things. Now, I get to live vicariously though someone I actually KNOW!! YAY! Congrats, Beth - some good news for you was much needed!!!
    (HUGS)

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  27. Wow, congratulations!! That's really wonderful news and you are indeed worthy. :)

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  28. congrats!! They have awesome stuff!

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  29. Will you be featured in the annual swimsuit issue?

    Sorry, I can't not make a joke on your blog. What is not to love about you and your blog. You most certainly deserve this.

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  30. How amazingly awesome for you! I'm SO jealous since if I won the lottery, I would spend it all on Athleta clothing! Looking forward to reading your blog regularly, thanks to RLAM!

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  31. That's awesome! Congratulations Beth!!!

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  32. That is absolutely amazing news. I love Athleta! They made a great choice!

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  33. Congratulations! That is really cool, now I just have to wonder what is next......

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  34. That is so utterly cool! Congrats!

    And another picture of you with your fantastic legs! I have always wanted such legs myself...

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  35. YESSSSS!! Very cool!!! I'm even MORE honored now to have your sticker!

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  36. Congratulations!!! That is amazing news!! :)

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  37. How cool is that!! Congratulations!!!

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  38. That is really impressive!! Congratulations!

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  39. Beyond awesome and of course you are so worth it! Congrats!

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  40. sooooooooooo exciting!!! congrats lady :)

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  41. Just started reading you last week. It's like we were separated at birth. lol. Congrats on the Athleta score. I read the bio and it was nice to see that you jumped in blindly, as did I, for Team in Training. I'm pretty sure my life will never be the same. No 5Ks--just straight to the marathon. Perfectly in line with my personality. ;^P

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  42. Congrats Beth! You continue to amaze us all with your humor, physical accomplishments, and now on the cover of magazines! Wow! Not to cheese it up too much, but you were so inspiring to me I started up my own blog! Holy crap! This definitely ranks outside my comfort zone, but in a good way. thanks for the humor each day- it really keeps me rolling!

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  43. Congrats! How exciting! Sounds like the past 2 years have been really eventful and will change (in a good way) the next few decades of your life!

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  44. holy cow, i love it !!!! i love athleta, i have got their stuff and love it. i am so proud of you and for you. one little question can you still talk about farts and such on that ???

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  45. trifitmom-the farts aren't going anywhere. There will still be plenty of that HERE. Might have to tone it down when I write on their site, however.

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  46. I'm so excited for you! and more than a little jealous. I love Athleta's clothes. You deserve this, Beth. You are such a positive influence on so many of us. Thank you for being you!

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  47. See, how many times do I have to say it... SUPERSTAR!!! Woot!! Yay for you!!

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  48. Congratulations!!! That is AWESOME!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ATHLETA!!! Their swimsuits are the best (not to mention their running gear!)

    Congrats!

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  49. Woo-Hoo! Soo stoked for you! And Athleta is STOKED to have YOU as one of their athletes!;-)

    I'm so glad you applied;-)

    Cheers Lady!

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  50. That's awesome, congrats! You are an awesome person and an amazing athlete and I am not at all surprised they picked you. Keep being you because we love you!

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  51. Through every challenge there is a silver lining! You sure have had the challenges BUT you have also had some amazing opportunities. I know you are an inspiring real life athlete! Congratulations! Your path sure is an exciting one.

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  52. Athleta is lucky to have you! I have a feeling you are on a road to stardom.

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  53. Beth, it is so great that Athleta is willing to accept someone that is not the thinnest, the fastest, the most gorgeous or the most elite. You go girl.

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  54. Congrats!! That's AMAZING!! Enjoy every minute of it!

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  55. Wow, this is so exciting! You must be thrilled!!! Congratulations to you!! :)

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  56. Congrats and I'm totally jealous!! I have about 10 things marked on my wish list from Athleta. I hope this means they will give you stuff to give-a-way too!

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  57. Congratulations, Beth! What awesome news. You rock!

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  58. Beth, this is beyond awesome! Congrats and well deserved. And make them give you stuff for giveaways, too:)

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  59. Congrats! That is super exciting!

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  60. Beth, we're honored to feature you and share your feisty, funny, fantastic-ness with the Athleta community! ♥ ♥ ♥

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  61. Get out!!!!! That is so freakin awesome!!!!!

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  62. OH. MY. GOODNESS!

    I don't know anyone more deserving of this opportunity. I love Athleta! You are such an incredible woman, writer AND athlete. You are simply perfect. You should never doubt yourself, woman! We certainly don't.

    When I read the title of this post I set down my Mac, went and refilled my big fat mug with more coffee and then sat down to read the "news". (I should think about getting a life one of these days). I have no idea why, but this post made me all sensitive and emotional! I must be PMSing or something. If I was sexually active with a man I'd think I was pregnant.

    Congratulations on such an exciting new venture for you!!!!

    Headed over there to check it out now.

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  63. That's so awesome, lady. Congratulations!

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  64. Congratulations on a well deserved accomplishment! Your love of making things better shines right on through and you truly are an example of paying it forward! Seems like they had it right on to select you! Enjoy!

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  65. Very very cool! Look at you miss popular! :)

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  66. That is awesome and well-deserved! Congratulations!

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  67. Woohoo!!! That is SO cool, Congrats Beth!

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  68. Fantastic news indeed!!! Smart move on Athleta's part =)

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  69. OMG I'm so jealous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Athleta clothes! (Wearing a pair of their pants right now!) Congrats to you... That is awesome. :)

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  70. Hey that is awesome! Congratulations!

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  71. Congratulations!!!! That is quite a compliment to you, and your accomplishments totally warrant it. So...well done!

    Also...today's the day...???

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  72. CONGRATULATIONS! That is SO exciting! :)

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  73. Congratulations! You ARE so worthy and super inspiring. Keep being you!

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

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  74. Wow that's pretty awesome! Congratulations!

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  75. You are definitely worthy!! I was checking out the shop yesterday but need to look closer. I hope they have plus sizes (til I'm not a plus anymore).

    Congrats!!! LOVE it!

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  76. Congrats that is amazing!! I love the Athleta line, although I rarely get to purchase anything from them, I love looking through their catalog!

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  77. I love Athleta clothing and they now have the best model/spokeswomen/athlete out there!
    :-)

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  78. Amazing!! I saw the athleta Facebook post first and thought "Is that SUAR"? Sure enough!!! Congrats!!! Huge deal.

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  79. Congrats Beth!! That is truly an amazing accomplishment and you DESERVE it!! Way to go!

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  80. Congratulations! I've been a long time reader and your blog is hilarious. (Though I do pause to re-consider stopping my kids from talking about farting and pooping because of your stories) You deserve this!

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  81. Congratulations Beth!! A wonderful opportunity and great ccomplishment!!

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  82. I love Athlena - you are so deserving! I am so looking forward to reading and following your journey this year. Too cool!

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  83. This is just fantabulously awesomeness news....and I am thrilled to say that I have laughed at fart jokes with this featured athlete.

    You deserve this so much. Keep doing what you do b/c I love it. Congratulations.

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  84. That is so awesome and well deserved! Congrats!

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  85. Oh that is SO cool Beth! I don't follow that blog, but I will now!

    Good luck on your run tomorrow!!!!

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  86. you're my hero! i'm so happy for you!!!!! congrats on an awesome accomplishment!!!!!!!!!!! you are amazing!!!!!!!!!! thank you for just being you!!!

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  87. so great! congrats!!! still lovin your video too! :)

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  88. I am so excited for you! I get their catalog and think all of the clothes look so awesome (haven't ordered anything yet).

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  89. That's so exciting! Congratulations!

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  90. congrats! you are definitely worthy of this. i still am amazed that brooks picked me for their PACE team. we're just regular people but it's nice to know someone sees something in us.

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  91. Aaaaahhhh congrats! And damn right you're worthy!

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  92. Wow that is so exciting!! Congratulations!

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  93. Congrats! I'm super excited for you!

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  94. Congrats!!! I just got another Athleta catalog the other day. I love their stuff, especially since I'm so tall. I wish I could afford it though.

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  95. Congrats!! You earned it. So, what could I do to get some sweet swag? Knowing you has to be good for something, right?
    What is that? Only girls clothes? Whatever, I can rock the pink.

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