Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Running Fashion Show at Elite Runners and Walkers

I was saving up this blog post for a warm day when I could wear my new shorts outside, but it seems like that is never going to happen. Back in February, my husband and I enjoyed a date night at our favorite local running store, Elite Runners and Walkers for the Brooks Pure Project Fashion Show.

Any night out my favorite guy is a good night, but this night was especially fun. We enjoyed tasty snacks and drinks in a running store. Of course we shopped around, tried on shoes, reminisced about some of our best and worst running memories.

Here I am trying on shoes and chatting and showing off my funky socks.


Without the flash


But we also tried on some Brooks Pure Project gear. I decided to try on these funky shorts because back in February I foolishly thought warmer weather would be here soon. I had just finished my first indoor triathlon and my running was getting back on track after my heel injury.

So here I am in the dressing room, showing off my winter legs. I thought the shorts felt good. And I was also excited to get a raffle ticket just for trying on some of the new Brooks Pure Project gear. But then Suzanne from Elite took my photo with my camera flash on. And then things got exciting.

These shorts (and all the Brooks Pure Project gear) light up! Woo! Look who's flashy now!

I like a little bit of sparkle now and then. And even though paparazzi aren't following me around snapping flash photos while I run, I like the idea that the reflective shorts will make it a little more likely a car will see me if I'm running at dusk.

So I bought the shorts and got my raffle entry to win any other Brooks Pure Project item for free.



I then proceeded to take photos of random people coming out of the dressing room in their crazy reflective Brooks Pure Project gear, like this headless lady in a running jacket. I like my
tops to hit past my waist, though, so this jacket was not my style.
The party continued for awhile and my husband and I spent some time looking at track spikes. Here is a close-up of some crazy honeycomb spikes. We also shared our war stories about track spikes. Yes, there are war stories about track spikes. We went to high school together, and ran on the track teams in high school (admittedly at different speeds, but still) so we had a lot of good times to recall. 

Then it was time for prizes. And guess who won!
I Get Lucky

Winners!

Oh yeah! I won any item from the Brooks Pure Project line. I snagged a comfortable long-sleeve shirt, it's a little thin for me to wear yet. I'm basically always freezing so it's waiting for warmer weather with my shorts.

This was my first running fashion show but I hope it won't be my last. I had a seriously fun time and the team at Elite really knows how to throw a great party.