Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Call me crazy

I decided last Friday that I wanted to run the Royal Family 5k with my running partner in crime while at the Princess Half Weekend.  (Hello Friend).  Due to an injury she has been out of running action for awhile and I just have missed running with her.  Or I guess I should say starting the race with her.  She usually whacks me at some point and makes me go on.  But I digress.  I thought it would be fun to do with her.  Also running through Epcot, how cool is that?

So what was the first thing I did when I made that call?  Your average person probably would register for the race.  Me?  I sent an email to Leah at Sparkle Skirts asking for inspiration for a new costume.  Very shortly after I hit send I had a response and was reminded of this lovely...

Ariel SparkleTech

Not familiar with Sparkle Skirts?  You must check them out.  I have been emailing Leah pretty much since I first decided that I was going to run The Princess Half. Once again before I probably had even registered I was emailing Leah. She responded quickly, and answered my questions. Never once did I feel like I was bothering her.

Even after I decided on my Princess and bought my tutu I was emailing with questions about the shorts. I knew once I decided to do the Royal Family 5k that I had to get one of her skirts. Anyone who could be so patient, sweet and oh so funny is good in my books.I am so excited to finally have ordered something from her and Sparkle Skirts, and I find it very , um, fitting that the first person I ever spoke to about the Princess Half is also going to be behind  my 5k costume.

All of that to say if you are looking for super cute running skirts check her out. I am sure you won't be disappointed.  Leah will be more than willing to help you out.  :)

Now I have to decide on a top. I'm totally torn between this one from Run Pretty Far
I love the sparkles and I love the color on the run free...sort of makes me think of water, which would go with the whole Ariel idea.


or this one from Athleta:.  A little more simple but pretty.


Decisions, decisions. (Have I mentioned my husband is totally not enjoying my costume shopping as much as I am?)

What do you think?  Which one is your favorite top?