This page is entirely focused on my Sweat Pink sisters. These girls have made guest posts onto my blog, and have blogs of their own. You will find a short bio on each one of them, as well as a link to their blogs, Facebook pages, as well as any other social media sites they want to share. =) I will also post the link to their guest post that they wrote for me, as a reference. These girls are great! xoxo
We all follow the “Sweat Pink” mission of:
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.”
Here are the girls:
I am a 25 year old living on Cape Cod. I have been athletic my entire life, but long distance running was never my thing. I ran track through out high school and was a sprinter. The thought of running even a mile was ridiculous to me! If we ever had to do long runs during practice I would start have someone come and pick me up and drive me a little before the end, get out of the car and run in as if I had just run several miles. I often would get “Kara where did you go we didn’t pass you” and I would reply with “Oh I went a different route….” Once I started college I couldn’t really sprint anymore to stay in shape, well I could but it would be weird if I was sprinting around my college campus haha! I started running longer distances at that point only a couple of miles. I decided though to run the Falmouth Road Race my sophomore year of college. This is a huge race on Cape Cod with thousands and thousands of runners. It is 7.2 hilly miles. I thought I can do this and stepped up my running just a bit but not enough. I ended up finishing the race in an hour and twenty something minutes, and it was very difficult I thought that is the farthest I will ever run. I continued to run the Falmouth even though it was not a fun race for meat the time. This past year. I thought I want to run a half marathon. Now I had said many many times I will NEVER run a half marathon 7.2 miles is more then enough and I could not ever do a half, forget it! Well that all changed, I signed up for my first half in Disneyland. I figured if I am going to run ONE half it better be a good one. I started my training mid winter in January and planned out the next 8 months of training. I stuck to my training schedule and in May signed up for a local half to see where I was at. I finished without stopping and in the time that I wanted to run and felt great! I was hooked….. That ONE half I said I would do had turned into five halfs in six months. Three of them being within a three week period, and I am signed up for at least two more already for 2014. I also have crushed that first Falmouth road race time running this summer in 1:09 and again in the fall in 1:03, something I had always hoped for but never thought it would happen. I am now addicted to long distance races and the medals that come with them! I now see a marathon in my future perhaps NYC Marathon in 2014? Who knows! I however have taught my self that if you put your mind to it and want something bad enough you can do it. I am now a Sweat Pink Ambassador as well as a Swirlgear Ambassador. I want to inspire other people to do things that they think are completely unattainable.
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