Martha was at the Flying Pig this past year working at a booth when we met. She came over a few times to check out our skirts and decided to buy one. She then wrote me to say how much she loved it!
Meet our October Blyss Champion, Martha.....
My name is Martha Nash. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. My husband is also a runner. About 10 years ago I started working for a local running store. We also like to hike and have had the opportunity to do several 3-4 day hikes in beautiful places. I enjoy gardening and yard work, and we own two large Bernese Mountain dogs.
Because I work in the industry, I have a LOT of running clothes. Skirts have long been my favorite, and I have had many brands. But I have to say that my Blyss Trail Skirt is hands down the best I’ve worn. It’s light enough for hot weather, but I am covered up enough to run around in public in it. Can a person “love” a piece of clothing?
When and why did you start running? What’s your story?
I started running in my late thirties. It began simply as a way to try and zip my jeans! I like to run first thing in the morning and have a sense of accomplishment early in the day.
Favorite distance? And /or favorite race you have run?
I’d have to say the half marathon. Far enough to keep me honest and make me train, but doesn’t beat me up like a full. Last year I ran the half in Bar Harbour at Mt. Desert Island and really enjoyed it.
If you could go on a run anywhere, where would it be? Your ideal run?
Forty degrees, in the woods;… or 5:00am in my neighborhood when it has snowed and no one else has been out.
Favorite pre or post run food?
Pre-run: my morning coffee Post run: Chocolate milk
Do you use a GPS or track your mileage and if so, which one?
I never used to, but I joined “Run The Year 2017” this year so I have been keeping track with my old Garmin Forerunner 10. (Kindof want a newer one)
What have you learned/gained through running?
Lots of things. A trimmer body and better health. A less cluttered mind and stress relief. But mostly I think it has helped me discover I can be disciplined and do hard things.
Your next running goal?
I may regret putting this in writing, but I turn 59 this fall, and am contemplating running 6 half-marathons during the next year before I turn sixty.
Martha sent along this photo last month and to say that she already met her running mileage goal for 2017!
I can’t really say “the skirt made me do it”, but it did make many of the miles more comfortable!
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