Amazing Skirt Sports Giveaway!!

I don’t know if you are aware of this, but Kathrine Switzer is one of my heros: She is kind of a Big Deal because she was the very first woman to run the Boston Marathon. I’ve idolized her since the first time I learned of who she was-She had the nerve to stand up to her coach and tell him she HAD to run the marathon. She pissed off her boyfriend when she wouldn’t drop out of the race…and MOST IMPORTANTLY: She showed the officials she was boss when they failed to forcibly remove her.

She made history with only putting “KV Switzer” on her Boston Marathon application, and I doubt even she knew what a mark she would come to have in women’s running, and on women’s rights. For decades, female runners have held her to the utmost standards. She is one of the coolest women of all time, and MOST importantly: SHE IS FEARLESS. (I wrote a big blog post on her here that you can check out if you are interested!) Skirt Sports has a struck a partnership with Kathrine and have formed a whole line around her fearless performance in the 1967 Boston Marathon.

I can gone on and on about how much I Looooove the Skirt Sports company. Now I love them even MORE because they asked me to try out and review one of their top selling products, the 261 Fearless Pullover.

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(here she is during the Boston marathon 1967 as officials try to forcibly remove her..she is wearing the now infamous gray sweatshirt!)

Kathrine ran the entire race in her gray sweatshirt and sweat pants (hardly the cute style of running clothes that we see now!) This beautiful pullover by Skirt Sports embodies that cotton sweatshirt, but it’s SO much more/cooler than that: it’s made with a dry wicking material, yet, the outside has a warm fleecy feeling to it, and instead of a “frumpy” sweatshirt look, it’s slimmed down and more fitted.

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It is ADORABLE…. my absolutely favorite part? IT HAS POCKETS. I love pockets!!! And there are TWO of them in this jacket!!! And they ZIP so NOTHING will fall out of them!! Ahhhhh!!!!! I totally geek out over pockets, can you tell??

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I got this in the mail last Monday and I have worn it every single day since. Once on a chilly walk with my husband, once outside running on a chilly Morning, and pretty much every single night hanging out on my couch because I’m randomly freezing after the sun goes down.

It’s so comfortable and not even a tad bulky. You need in this in your fall/winter running life, trust me. What better time of year than now to invest in a new warm running shirt?

Other cute features?

Mittens on the end of your sleeves! (The ends of the sleeves fold over!)
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Thumbholes! (that is another one of my favorite things in long sleeve running shirts! )

It’s V neck! (I love v neck running things)

OKAY …now for the best news!!! Skirt Sports is giving one lucky reader a 261 Pullover! Yay!!!!

*Enter to win with a comment below stating that YOU want to WIN this awesome shirt!

* For an extra entry& in a separate comment, follow the blog By putting in your email in the “follow” box that keeps popping up on your right, or, for bloggers: add me to your WordPress Reader! (if you already do all this, you can tell me HOW you receive the latest blog post!)

*For an additional entry:
In a separate comment: write one way that you have been FEARLESS like Kathrine!

I’ll pick the winner using Random.org on Tuesday morning, September 30th!

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99 thoughts on “Amazing Skirt Sports Giveaway!!

  1. I read your blog every single day! I live in a cold state and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to own this sweatshirt!!! Thank you for sharing your give aways with all of us:)

  2. I read your blog every single day – I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have this sweat shirt! I live in a cold state and it would be perfect for my runs. Thanks for sharing the give aways with your readers:)

  3. I don’t feel like I’m fearless enough to compare myself to Katherine! I do keep plugging away at running despite certain family members who are constantly telling me I should quit (you’ll hurt yourself! you’ll ruin your body! you should just knock it off! – all direct quotes from my grandma). I’m also generally painfully shy but pushed myself to join my local running club and step out of my comfort zone every time I go to one of their workouts… especially because they’re all so much faster than me and I’m always a little embarrassed at always being last. I’m hoping I’ll get faster the more I go! 🙂

  4. Fearless……I don’t know if this makes me fearless because I didn’t really have a choice to face many fears head on. Once I lost my 7 year old to cancer, it changed everything. I’m not afraid of many things I once was. Just the fact that I get out of bed each and every morning, to face a new day without my family as a whole, is a daily challenge, but I do it because it would be too easy not to. xo

  5. Beside the fact that this sweatshirt is awesome, I’m always cold and always looking for something comfy to hang out in. I would love to win this!

  6. I was fearless when I spent a summer leading a group of high school students on a bike trip from Georgia to California, self-supported.

  7. I think that I also have been fearless.
    I began running at age 64, and my very first race was a half marathon at age 65.
    It took so much courage to get to that start line and lots more to reach the finish!
    I have done 3 half marathons so far and have 2 more that I’ve signed up for.
    At almost 67 I have miles to go!!

  8. write one way that you have been FEARLESS like Kathrine: I am usually very shy, but one way I have been fearless is by starting my running blog and running my first race this summer! Yay for socialization and goals!

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