Here Today, Gone To-Maui!

Last week, I turned off my on-call pager and left the Fab (clean room) for good. It’s been a wild ride as a Technology Development Engineer at Intel, but this girl is moving on to a new, exciting position (bonus: still at Intel!)!

There’s a new job on the horizon, folks! Smiles all around, baby.

I don’t start until July 20th, so with this entire week off, we decided to take some vacation :)

First stop: a quick weekend in Colorado!
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Because why NOT fly to Colorado for 48hrs, to run an 80 mile relay on the Colorado Trail with 25 other friends?

Ya’ll remember my roomie, LJ? Lovelovelove this girl.
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My team, The Smooth Criminals, consisted of LJ, Dan, Weez, and myself.
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There were 11 legs total split up over the 4 of us, so we each ran ~20 miles.  We raced from trailhead to trailhead, high-fiving for handoffs.
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Colorado singletracks just can’t be beat.
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All 26 of us camped-out between Day 1 and Day 2, which meant an epic campfire complete with live music, a gigantic pot of homemade chili, and loads of laughs.
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Day 2 brought us up and over Georgia Pass, finishing outside of Breckenridge. Weez ran the last leg, and despite being 4 weeks post-appendicitis, carried us in to victory. This guy; he’s superhuman.
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Our team came in 1st with a time of 14hrs30mins! Not bad for two sea-level-sissies on board.

After finishing the race, we drove straight from the mountains to the airport (sans shower). We weren’t the only passengers that looked to have enjoyed their weekend… Coloradans know how to pack it in :)
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Vacation week continues… Today, I’ve got a track workout (12x400s… gulp!) and some packing on deck, but tomorrow?

Maui :)

Title Nine Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone who applied for the Title Nine Fit Test and Sports Bra Giveaway!

I used Random.org to generate the winning number based on the 4 applicants, and the winner was…

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Lynne!

Congrats, Lynne. Look out for an email from me and Title Nine shortly!

Thanks again to everyone who commented. I love hearing about your latest workouts and what you’re doing to get a good sweat sesh in every day.

Even if you didn’t win, I totally recommend swinging by your local Title Nine shop (locations found HERE) and treating yourself to a high quality, highly functional AND cute sports bra. Take care of those ladies!

Title Nine Event + Giveaway

{The Event}

Last Wednesday, I was invited to a media-only even hosted by the generous folks and bravangelists at Title Nine. Title Nine is a women’s sports clothing store, founded in 1989 by a team of active women (and men) who are evangelical about women’s participation in sports and fitness activities.
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I was pumped to attend the “Fit Test” because this was my first PDX bloggers meet up, and after scoping out Title Nine’s selection of sports bras online, I couldn’t wait test out a few.
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The PDX store is colorful, clean, and classy. The employees were super sweet and personal (special shout out to my bravangelist/bra-fitter, Molly). I spent 15 minutes just browsing cute workout clothes before I was ready to test out a few sports bras.
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I tried on (and jumped around) in a handful of activewear bras (ranging from light support, to lock-and-load’em support), and settled on this gem:

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And because they looked super cute together, I decided to buy the matching Oiselle tank top. I’m slightly obsessed. Lightwear, loose (but not too loose), fun. I kind of want to go back and buy all 6 colors.
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The Title Nine folks rocked. Not only did they gift me the sports bra, they gave all of us goodie bags stocked full of treats, running socks, a running hat, a clip-on light, and handbag.
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By the way, the Title Nine Run Cap? I’ve searched high and low for a running hat that keeps my too-short-for-a-pony hair out of my face, and this is The One. Love at first run.
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In short, I really enjoyed the Title Nine folks, my Fit Test, and all the pretty+functional apparel.  And now one of YOU have a chance to win a personalized fitting at Title Nine + one, free sports bra!

{The EfoRunner Title Nine Giveaway} 
Who: anyone in the US
How: simply comment below, tell me about your last workout! 
What: a personalized fitting (in-person, or by-phone) + your choice of sports bra
When: act quick! enter by June 2nd 11:59PM (Tuesday)!

If you’re Oregonian, you can attend the FitTest to get fitted in-person:
June 3-4, 10AM-8PM
Title Nine Portland
1335 NW Kearney Street, Portland

June 10-11, 10AM-8PM
Title Nine Eugene
5th Street Market
296 East 5th Ave #229, Eugene

All other locations/dates can be found HERE.

You don’t have to be a winner to attend the FitTests! Anyone can go, but are encouraged to RSVP first (RSVP here). If you don’t live near a store, they will fit you over the phone and send you a gift certificate.

I will randomly select a winner and contact you on Wednesday (June 3rd).

Good luck! And thanks again, Title Nine!