Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rule the World, it's a RUNNERS WORLD!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have gathered that I am a fan of Run Like A Mother: The Book.  There are a few reasons for that, but I think one of the main ones is that I’m a longtime admirer of one of the authors, Sarah Bowen Shea.

Now, if SBS’s name rings a bell, that’s because she also writes for this little running publication called Runners World

So when SBS mentioned me by name on her & Dim’s blog as a “fashionista she admires”, I was beyond flattered.  (<--- understatement of century there)

Imagine my surprise then, when I woke up one day and realized that I was not only someone SBS admires for my fashion forward style, but also someone she wanted to interview for the feature article she was writing on running fashion, for Runners World!

True. Story.

Seriously ~ those of you who’ve known me for more than the last 15 years will get the humor.  Until 1994 I wore jeans and a sweatshirt or jean shorts and a t-shirt.  And that was it.  No dresses.  No blouses.  And getting me into a skirt?  Forget it.

But that was then, B.R.

This is now, A.R.

I wear a skirt everyday.  I’m known for it.  I often pair it with snazzy printed tall socks and some obnoxiously bright colored top to boot.  And once I’m dressed in the look that I’ve coined as “slightly naughty”, I head for a run, or to the gym, or for a ride.  

I am rarely without my skirt.  

I’m also rarely without my Bestie, Tonia, of RacingwithBabes.  She’s the *SOCK runner that I admire.   A true Fastinista.

The look I love~

photo courtesy of Deb Harper.
And yeah, it's "slightly naughty", true?


I’m being quoted in the August edition of Runners World.  

In the cover story.  

Written by an author I admire.  

Is this really my life?  

Oh yes, I think it is…  

And my bestie, T?  Well of course she’s modeling the look that I talk about.  Because really, if I’m going to be featured in Runners World Magazine, T’s going to be right there with me.

Together as always, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

*SOCK runner – Stylish and Obviously Completely Kicka$$ Runner


bobbi said...

OBVIOUSLY completely kick-ass! Love it!

MCM Mama said...

Love it!!! You are definitely a SOCK runner! And that picture of you is stunning!

Wifey said...

You ladies and your fabulous socks rock!

So excited for both of you!

Winks & Smiles,

Jen said...

LOVE it... super excited... and yes, I always feel naughty and I LOVE it.

Anne said...

Woohoo! How cool are you :) You are definitely rocking the "slightly naughty" fashionable runner look! Great photo!

Rene' said...

Love it my friend!!! You will have to autograph my edition!!!

Jessica (The Pace of Me) said...

wonderful wonderful wonderful! i am so happy for you and just so excited to get my august issue! love the pic, too!!!

fancy nancy said...

I'm so excited for you!!! Totally earned a cover story!!! I can't wait to get my August issue!!!

Ironmom (Julie) said...

Too cool!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Can't wait to read the article--August's issue comes in the mail around July 1, woo hoo!

Pam said...

KILLER photo. This is so stinking exciting for you guys! I can't wait to get the magazine in-hand!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

That photo is awesome! and slightly naughty too.

SOCK will never be the same word again. LOVE IT!


Julie D. said...

SHUT UP, G! That is purely awesome. So fun and great picture!!!

Allison said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to get my copy in the mail and see you in it! :)

The Jesse said...

thats awesome! congrats :)

Kittee said...

Just popping in to say HI!

Stumbled across your blog.. And loving it so far.

Congrats on Runners World! For the Record I have the same Dream. haha