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Running skirts, airports, and a lululemon *(closed)*

Congrats to  Jessica Fong, $20 Lululemon giftcard winner!

For anyone who as ever flown on an airplane…

I’d like to consider myself a seasoned traveler, but not quite a frequent flyer. I can usually find my way through an airport without too much difficulty and there are a handful of airports I hate to have connecting flights through. I’ve flown as a soldier, as a pregnant mama, with a toddler and a baby in a stroller while nursing, and am very grateful to be passed the nursing momma stage.

This past weekend I traveled to Chicago for an amazing event called the Herbalife Extravaganza, which I hope to blog about later this week. After a full day of work on Friday, I flew out of Valdosta, GA Regional Airport (an airport consisting of one runway, free parking, and a building the size of a grocery store) to Chicago O’Hare International. Saturday and Sunday were jam-packed days full of learning, growing, smiling, and even some tears were shed.

Due to a crazy schedule, I found myself headed to the airport in one of my favorite running skirts on Sunday afternoon. I did not get a chance to go for a morning run, but did enjoy a wonderful yoga session in an empty corridor of a busy hotel. My flight out of Chicago O’Hare was late, which meant my connection in Atlanta was cut down to a less than  40 minute layover. Of course I was on the back on the plane. So when we landed, the clock was ticking and by the time I was off the plane, I had less than 30 minutes to cross three terminals and run to the very last gate. I don’t mind missing a flight most times, but this as the last flight of the night headed into Valdosta.

After getting off the train into the connecting terminal, I found myself jogging ever so gracefully as one can do while toting a laptop in a shoulder bag and a purse in the other. As I jogged up to the gate and handed my sweaty, crumpled ticket to the lady at the ticket counter, she said, “beautiful skirt… and you made it with less than a minute before we close the door.” All I could do was smile ear-to-ear and say THANK YOU!

I think I smiled all the way home and officially have a “lucky” skirt now. Not only is it lucky, it was the most comfortable thing I have ever flown in!

In honor of my love of running skirts, I am giving away a $20 giftcard to lululemon!


 Visit my RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY until July 31st to submit entries!

Enter everyday!


Good luck & run on!!!!