October 24, 2014

Marine Corps Marathon: a different race day outfit

Choosing a running outfit that was appropriate for the Marine Corps Marathon was not a difficult task.  My red Sparkle Skirts running skirt was the first part of the outfit and adorning it with red, white and blue ribbon made it very patriotic.  You may remember that I wore this skirt for the Operation Homefront 5k in Virginia Beach in 2013.




 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. 

15 comments:

  1. Your race outfit looks fabulous, and Rachel's story is so touching. Now I know exactly what shirt too look for as you run past me on Sunday! Hopefully I'll see you as you run through Food Stop #2!

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  2. Great race outfit Pam! Love your new shoes - so patriotic :)

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  3. Your outfit is awesome! I love that you are honoring Rachel! Good luck Pam! You are going to do amazing!!!

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  4. Adorable outfit, love the patriotic spirit and your decision to honor someone serving us. Just another typical Pam thing to do, always thinking of others. So admirable. Good luck, you're gonna do awesome. Praying for a healthy and enjoyable race! I'll be cheering and tracking!

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  5. ! I love your red-white-and-blue Ravennas! (Although mine are a graduated purple and pink and I'm kind of in love with them too.) Getting super nervous but also excited!

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  6. Whata cute outfit. I don't have anything special I'm wearing for the race. I wish I did. Hopefully I'll see you there. -L

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  7. Pam, I am so touched by your support and so humbled to have a place of honor on your shirt, and in your heart. I will be sending out big cheers from Turkey as you run this weekend! Have a great race! -Rachel

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  8. That skirt is ADORABLE! that ribbon is the perfect touch

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  9. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the message on your shirt! Thanks for supporting our service men & women! Good luck on your run :)

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  10. Love your outfit, Pam! I think it's neat that you were able to honor someone you met at a runDisney race. This "little" community is pretty amazing!

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  11. I had my eye out for you Pam but never saw you. I did see Christine on the course who yelled for me! Hope you had a great race!

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  12. Love the outfit and what a great way to be able honor someone.

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  13. What a great outfit and such a great way to honor a fellow runner. I hope you both had a great race!

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