it was one of those runs where everything just aligned perfectly, and i was giddy with the joy of being a runner — or heck, of just being alive — in that very space and time. it was 65 degrees in NYC, a gorgeous night that drew everyone out to run & bike & walk & enjoy the first tastes of Spring (woot!), and it was so uplifting to see NYC come alive and buzz with activity. i rocked a felt-fabulous run along the Hudson River and had an “all the happiness” experience, with my new Nikes (first run felt amazinggg!), pink tights (#sweatpink), and a cute boy of a running partner (this solo runner just might be convinced to convert!). we breezed through a great 6 miles before i dropped him off in his ‘hood, and then i jaunted back home, which tacked an extra mile on for a grand total of 7. not bad for a lovely Monday evening start to my week!
TWO: sweat pink. and no, that isn’t a reference to my pink tights above (although i loooove those running tights and have them in 3 colors. Danskin Now is killing it for me!). i finalllly got around to applying to be a Sweat Pink ambassador through Fit Approach…and turns out, they liked me back.
i’ve obviously read a ton about this organization (hi, it’s impossible to miss it if you’re a fit blogger), and i love the concept of championing a company whose mission is to empower & encourage girls to embrace a healthy, fit lifestyle, and meet other amazing women with a similar mentality.
here’s their mission, taken right from their website:
“We believe that kicking ass is best done in pretty shoes. We’ve learned that real women sweat, and sweat hard. We know that assertiveness, strength, and ambition are the ultimate feminine qualities. We concede that sometimes it takes hours to get ready, but we’re also no strangers to just rolling out of bed and going. We’re convinced that we run faster in pink shoelaces. We believe in pushing ourselves, and we believe in giving ourselves a break, too. We’re all about the rush of endorphins and the thrill of the challenge. We’re all for looking great and feeling even better. We’re committed to finding our best fit, and making it stick.”
count me in, girls. i’m all for sporting those pink shoelaces and linking up with other fit females to conquer our own little worlds, one workout, one new fit friend, at a time.
Tell me about your last “all the happiness” run! What made it so awesome? weather, friends, new shoes, great route…
Are you a solo runner or a group/partner runner? or, like me, do you turn it into the new date night? 🙂