Wearing a shirt that had some kind of meaning was important for me. There will be areas of the course to commemorate our fallen soldiers as well as many service men and women running the race. Honoring them with a specially designed shirt for the occasion seemed perfect. So my inspiration for this idea came from a chance meeting. This summer, a girl who I met in the corrals at a runDisney race was preparing to be deployed. Rachel has a young family, with both a 9 month old daughter. and a 3 year old son. Having to leave them behind while she serves our country was and is a huge sacrifice to both she, her husband, her children and extended family. While there are many other soldiers doing the exact same thing, I became friendly with Rachel and wanted to honor her. So here is the shirt that I designed with help from One More Mile. I was thrilled when it arrived at my house. It is perfect for race day.
Of course I need accessories too and those include gloves and a visor since the weather forecast looks perfect for race day, sunny and cool.
|Love my new Brooks Ravenna shoes that match my outfit!|
Now I just need to hurry up and get to DC for the Expo and race! Who else will be there with me?
Disclosure: All parts of my race outfit were purchased by me. I do love both Sparkle Skirts and One More Mile so I included links to their websites in this post.