27 August 2012

Don't Be A Hater (alternate title: stepping outside one's comfort zone)

Taking It On.

That's the title.

If you think I roll over and succumb to peer pressure, you don't know me very well. 

What would be the most uncomfortable thing for me to do?

goofing on the sparkle...big time.

What's that expression?

Do something every day that scares you.


So I sparkled.

l. to r.: erin, jennifer, elizabeth, amanda, katie, me, tall tyler smith

quintessential cheesy cheerleader jump mandatory.
(l. to r.: amanda, me, jennifer, katie, elizabeth)

Elizabeth was the only natural sparkler in our van.

But I got the bitch on. And I ran.

And I ran well.

And when the running was over, I was glad to have sparkled.

Oooooo....look at me! I'm sooooo pretty!
And if you really think that's what I got out of the sparkle,
you missed the whole point of this post.

Many thanks to Nuun for another unforgettable Hood to Coast Relay experience!

I'll be back at the end of the week after a little family vacation to recap it for you all....
when you're all super sick of all the recaps... 

BOOM!... mine will show up. 

Lucky you :)


  1. It was very nice to have met you finally....even if it was only for about three heartbeats and a quick hug. You looked great!

  2. Shine on! Love the bad ass sparkle (and especially the mandatory cheesey cheerleader jump)!

  3. You

    Sparkles look good on you.
    Looks like it was a huge success!!

  4. I had to look twice when I saw pictures posted on FB. I couldn't believe it was you!! I love it!! I can't wait to read more.

  5. Ok so I probably would have really resisted the sparkles too but I gotta say...YOU LOOK CUTE! You pulled it off :)

  6. 1. I love this. Genuinely. Not ironically. Truly. Because of you, if I ever have the opportunity to sparkle, I will embrace it wholeheartedly. :)

    2. I will look forward to your recap, even as I'm sure I will be nearing my saturation point by then.

    3. I'm sad our paths didn't cross on the course this year, but fingers crossed for next year!

    4. I NEED some of those rainbow arm warmers. Where did they come from?

  7. I love this XL and I love you even more!!

  8. You look awesome, and I'm so glad you ran well and had such a good time. Looking forward to your report. Have a great family trip!

  9. Nice! Love the arm thingys...now all you need is a tie dyed onezy (yes they do exist in Portland Oregon of course!

  10. you do sparkle! on the inside and out. really loved this weekend. loved that you stepped out of your comfort zone with the skirt, with pushing yourself on the runs, and being open minded all weekend. love you.

  11. I LOVE it!!!!
    first running picture is just PERFECT

    happy family vacation

  12. Everything and anything would look good on you.

  13. seriously I couldn't look at this without getting all teary-eyed from last year. I hope you had an amazing time and I can't wait to read all about it!

  14. You DID run well! So well. You rocked it girl! So honored to have had you on my team...a fellow sparkle virgin. :) I don't know that I will be wearing the sparkle skirt all the time but it was fun for hood to coast. :) And I love our jumping pic!

  15. Awesome! Well done! Enjoy your vacation!

  16. Awesome picture of you running! You look speedy and strong!!

  17. Love the sparkle on you:) Great job going out of your comfort zone!

  18. so awesome! you do look fantastic!

  19. You look dazzling! And wickedly fast! :)
    Ooo, can't wait for the race recaps...all 85 parts! :)
    Hope you're having a great vacation!

  20. You look amazing. LOVE your hair in the first picture. Love it.

  21. you brought it in that sparkle. and you would have brought it in a paper bag. you're epic like that.

  22. I seriously can't wait to read your recap. It's going to be like no one else. You sparkled, skirt or not, you sparkled!

  23. haha on the sparkle, you rock it!!

  24. You rocked the sparkle! Congrats on the race... looking forward to the recap. Have a good mini vacation!

  25. That's great. I think those skirts are one of those things I would probably say, "I would never be caught dead in". But you gotta do what you gotta do. And you did it well! I can't wait to hear the recap!

  26. I think you look good in a sparkle skirt :)

  27. i totally agree with every one - you would look good in anything and everything! i loved meeting you. you rocked that purple sparkly skirt!!

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