One of the reasons I love the outdoors and physical pursuits is the sense of peace it always seems to give me. No matter how terrible the weather. No matter how much pain I might be in. I am always left with a sense of peace and accomplishment.
I am rejuvenated. Restored. Energized.
When we’re outside, we’re usually in motion toward something: the top of a climb, the finish line, the summit of a mountain peak. It’s not that we’re not enjoying the journey — because I think we totally are.
It’s that we have a vision of where we’re going. And that makes it so much easier to get there.
We caught our head of social media earlier today sneaking around with a box of gift cards — and now we’re happy we can finally announce what she’s been up to!
We are firm believers that a great outfit should make you feel amazing…
Looking good in it? That’s a given: we know you do! That’s why WE WANT YOU!
Have a photo of you and your trusty Audience dress in action? Amelia Dress chase away your Monday blues? Did the Swift Tank made you extra fast at the T9k? Knock out your first century ride with the help of a T9 jersey? Is your T9k finisher necklace your daily motivator?
Whatever it may be, we want to see it!
To show us your T9:
- Post your photo on Twitter or Instagram
(Please note, if your account is private, we will not be able to see your picture!)
– Tag your photo #myT9
- Tell us what T9 item you are rockin’
– BOOM: just like that, you’ve entered to WIN a T9 gift certificate!
Between now and the 31st, we will be taking #myT9 submissions. On November 9th, we will announce the winner(s) for the month of October.
UPDATE 10.28.13: We will now be checking Facebook and Pinterest as well as Twitter and Instagram, from now through November 8th!
So what are you waiting for? SHOW US YOUR T9!
I knew it instinctively. There were subtle signs: an increased sense of smell and the way I needed to catch my breath earlier and more often when running, biking, or simply climbing up stairs.
I was pregnant.
That weekend we went camping in Fruita, CO for a mountain biking trip and it was there—before ever taking any kind of pregnancy test for confirmation—I experienced for the first time a complicated set of emotions around being active during pregnancy that I would be (and still am) navigating for the next nine months.
Along with the excitement and fear (terror, really) of bringing a new human into the world, there was a deep desire to hold onto my independence and claim that pregnancy wouldn’t change my activity level too much.
And then there was an acute sense of protectiveness that seemed to contradict that desire for independence.
What was too much? When could I push? When should I pull back? What was truly safe? How would I know if I was pushing too much? How would my activities effect this growing and vulnerable being?
At our recent Bay Area Title 9k, Why Not! Girl interviewed women to find out why they run and what motivates them.
From elite runners to walkers, from spunky run angels to serious baby jogger mamas, every participant at every T9k has their own reason for getting out there and moving. What moves you?
Representing T9, logo and all, on the summit.
For the third year in a row, a group of Portland T9ers, dubbed the “Summit Sisters,” took on their annual climb of Mount St. Helens this last Tuesday. A favorite tradition, this year twelve gals made the trek.
Said Portland manager Ginny:
“The Summit Sisters have been training for this all summer long by climbing local mountains in the Columbia River Gorge and hoofing it up to high points on Mt. Hood. (AND most of the gals are getting extra support in new sports bras! Awesome!) Mount St. Helens is NOT a technical climb… it’s more of a really hard hike/scramble. Wendy (Boise retail) and Katy (home office by way of Edina retail) had the joy of doing it last year with us, so they can tell you all about it! We are so excited our summit day is finally here!“
Huge thanks to T9ers Istari and Sarah, who are held down the fort at the Portland store while the Summit Sisters chalked up another great climb.
the 2013 Summit Sisters
Do you have an annual trek you look forward to? Would you join the 2014 Summit Sisters?