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.
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.
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??
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?
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!
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*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!