Friday, May 25, 2012

Do you Sparkle?

I have fallen in love with sparkle skirts from Team-Sparkle.  I have tried a variety of running skirts, but I can never seem to get the compression shorts underneath to work properly for me. Either I don't know what I am doing when I order or my thighs were not meant for the compression shorts under the skirts. I know a lot of them are now coming out with skirts with no shorts which I love, but for now I am addicted to Team Sparkle. I was first introduced to them when I entered a virtual running event last fall. I won a hot pink skirt. I decided to wear it to my half in November since I knew it was going to be raining and dreary. Might as well add a little sparkle to the event.  Not only did I get my favorite running photo ever, I got a PR.   I love the skirts because they are light weight and you can wear your own pants, shorts or skirt under them. I don't even really notice the skirt is on when I run.

When St. Patrick's Day Dash  arrived I knew I had to get a Green skirt for my run.

For the  Heroes Half  didn't want to stand out to much as I new it was a smaller event, so I went with black. Which I love!


I pulled the green back out for The Color Run, which meant that when I ran through the Green Section I was faced with extra color tossed on me to match my skirt.

For PDX RnR I rocked my own disco ball getting the gunmetal skirt. I loved it. It looked awesome with one of my favorite tops and really complimented the outfit overall.

Up next is Seattle RnR, I have been thinking of getting a turquoise skirt. Then I realized I would just be wearing a grey top and turquoise skirt, pretty much the opposite of what I wore the PDX RnR. Going from having my outfit completely planned out to having no clue what to wear in less then 24 hours sucks. 
Have you worn a skirt from Team-Sparkle? If you would wear any color what would it be? I need some inspiration. Maybe if I put as much effort into my running as I do into picking out an outfit I could have  a great race. :)

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21 comments:

  1. You look so great in all these pictures! I love their skirts I just need to find some c9ompression shorts I love to wear under them. I have a yellow one and love it.

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    1. I was thinking Red...then I could use it for a heart walk later this year and for a Christmas run.

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  3. Love those skirts! Especially the green one:) Did you run the Seattle St. Patrick's Day dash? I wish I would have seen you there:)

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    1. Yes - St. Patricks Day Seattle! I love that race even if it is up hill half of the way :)

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  4. I have never worn one but I saw an American Flag one that I liked over at Living the Fit Life!

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  5. Very cute pictures! You look great in the sparkle skirts!

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  6. I love those skirts! I want a purple one :)

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  7. They all look great but I think the gunmetal is one of my favourites. Make sure you let us know what you're going to wear so that I can look for you on the course! Oh wait a minute, you'll be miles ahead of me speedy!

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    1. Speedy that is funny! Since I know the area I am trying to think of the best pre race meet up for a photo. :)

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  8. Love your skirts- so great! I still haven't tried the sparkle skirts, but it's on my must-get-one list. :)

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  9. I love all your skirts! Do you ever wear them a 2nd race?

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    1. Yes, I have worn the green one 2x already, and plan to wear the black one to a mud run in June. Should be run.

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  10. Love that you have so many colors! I love my pink one!

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  11. How cute. I've never worn any skirt let alone a sparkle one, but they definitely seem right up my alley!!!! hee hee!

    I think turquoise squirt and grey tank would be spectacular!!!! I love that it's the opposite of what you just wore - I think that's cool, but then again . . . you didn't really ask!

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    1. Ohhhh and good luck in the race you racin' fool!!!!

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  12. Picking out race outfits is part of the fun! After reading your color run recap I decided to buy a TS skirt for my color run in July :) Maybe I'll buy 2! Probably a pink one and maybe a blue.

    [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

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  13. I do love those skirts...kind of pricey though? I may try to make one myself....

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  14. FUN! love these skirts too! I tried to get one sent for my 10k a few months ago, but they were already headed out to other runners! I'd LOVE purple! so fun!!!!

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  15. I have been reading posts from several people who have been wearing them. I am ordering a blue one to match my wear blue run to remember shirt for the Seattle RnR. They look so fun!

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  16. I'll be in a turquoise sparkle skirt from Team Sparkle at Seattle RnR!!

    We could be twinsies!!

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