Failing Enthusiastically

“Success is moving from failure to failure enthusiastically.”
Winston Churchill

Some may feel sorry for, or even derisive of, the Sarah Palins, Martha Stewarts and Carly Fiorinas of the world. My own response is often tinged with a bit of envy, “Wow, I bet she’s learning a lot.”

Success may be the kindest teacher, but failure is a very efficient one.
Never do I learn more than when I am in the midst of a colossal failure.
It’s this kind of learning which delivers a confidence, a confidence forged best in the furnace of failure.

So here’s to having not only the confidence to risk failure but the enthusiasm to embrace it. Let’s start now:  sharing and celebrating our failures and the learning that came with them.

Can’t get enough? Read about Title Nine’s Annual “Big Mistake” Contest. There is a method to the Madness.


Emily and Alice’s Picks

Our in-house style experts have put together their must haves for this Summer. Emily and Alice weigh in on their favorite Title Nine items – creating the perfect ensemble no matter how you want to spend you summer!

Emily’s Picks


To go to the beach in
Whoa Nellie Hat – Perfect protection from the sun and to cover up post-swim hair-do.
Sure Bet Swim Separates– I love the amount of coverage and support for my girls.
Split Second Tunic– Keeps me cool and protected from the sun.
3-in-1 Super- Skirt– I throw this on over my swim suit when I’m running to grab a snack at the beach.

To go running/ to the gym in
Quicker Knicker– These don’t ride up when you run (a personal pet peeve of mine) and are a perfect weight so you don’t overheat in the summer.
Paradigm Tank– 2 things about this: Fit and Feel. Doesn’t cling to your body and is super lightweight without being sheer.
Last Resort Bra– Hands down the best bra for larger chested girls that want to run without the bounce factor.

Everyday wear
Breeze Hoody– Layer over a tank and you have the perfect cool summer evening wear.
Super Cali Shorts– I usually don’t wear shorts but, these are the exception. Cool cotton and long enough that I feel comfortable.
Breeze Dress– I fell in love with this as soon as I tried it on. Yummy lightweight fabric and great fit. Plus, no shelf bra so you can wear it with your own bra!

alice1Alice’s Picks
Weekend Wear
Aaaahhh Hoody – No seriously this is what I say every single time I slip this bad boy on!
Wonder Dress – Super useful built in bra
On-Guard Slap – Toe protector alone makes this a good investment for me. No more stubbing my toe (on my door way) as I run out the door.
Stash Satchel – Those frou frou purses have never really worked for me.

Casual Work Wear
Run Around Skort – I’d wear this comfy cute skort every day if I thought the other buyers wouldn’t make fun of me
Jolie Sleeveless Tank – nice and soft and super comfortable but sorta dressy

Day at the Beach (with my 3 Dogs)
Dream Hoody – You have to wear it to believe it
Stay Put Swim Collection – stays on no matter what you end up doing at the beach
Pipeline Board Shorts – Just the perfect thing when you don’t really want to be so “showy” at the beach

Running Buddies
Carefully Crafted Front Closure Bra – love this bra! Goes from work to workout – comfortable, supportive, and wicking enough for both
Paradigm Tank – Have to agree with Emily on this one. My go to running and riding tank, super light,super soft
The Last Running Short – knit waistband on a running short – need I say more?


Title 9K

The 7th Annual Title 9K is upon us folks! Bring your family and friends out to join in on the celebration at the 7th Annual Mother’s Day t9k in Beau-ti-ful Boulder.

The gals will run while the dads, pals and the t9 team will be there cheering you on. Go ahead and skip brunch and make it a day of activity the entire family can enjoy. And don’t miss the race post party rock out to the live music, enjoy the tasty treats, and get a well deserved massage.

Where? Boulder, CO at the Boulder Reservoir
When? May 10th, 2009. Mother’s Day!
What? A scenic 9k+ (a tad over 6 miles) run, jog, or walk on dirt roads and trails.
Who? YOU! First timers, repeaters, elite runners, joggers, walkers, skippers, strollers

View our pics from the fun that was had last year

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2009 T9 Challenge

big-kahuna-bound-smFor the past few years our founder, Missy Park has presented a company wide fitness challenge that sets concrete, sweat enducing fitness goals that put our technical wear to the test. This year we’ve decided to up the ante by dedicating 2009 to a series of races (aka challenges) that lets us T9er’s work our way up to one final personal goal. Whether that be one little Waterfront 5K or the finale event, the Big Kahuna Triathlon.

We’ll be training with our own cycling, swimming, and running coacsass-attack-smhes. We’ll share our not-so-top secret training schedules and training journals with you. If you find yourself in the bay area then come and join us for any of our 2009 T9 Challenge events (listed below). We’ll be the ones in the skorts.

You can join us at:

The Presidio 10 – March 29th, 2009

Sequoia Trail Run – July 18th, 2009

Big Kahuna Triathlon – Ocotber 25th, 2009


Yes she did

“When she bounded onto the stage in her sleeveless dresses, with her muscular post-Title IX arms in full view, the definition of a strong woman changed”.


But no, Michelle Obama did not change the definition of a strong woman. She just revealed something that has been going on, hidden in plain sight, for a long, long time. A whole generation of us, we post Title IX women, have been making our mark on the world by the choices we make and the compromises that we have refused to make. We are fit and powerful, buoyed by the strength we found on the fields and courts of our girlhoods.

She does all of us post-Title IXer’s proud, But Michelle Obama is not singular, just the most visible of a whole generation of fit, powerful, post Title IX women. When we celebrate her, we are in fact, celebrating our own strength, our own true selves. And, …

We’ve only just begun.

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Missy Park, Founder