After giving birth to my second child in December, I have put my running on the back burner quite a bit and have been focusing on body restoration through yoga. It has been great exploring a new practice with a new me and helping my body heal but now I’m ready to get back to my roots, running. One of the runs I have always been trying to participate in but haven’t had the chance to yet is the Gildan Esprit de She and this year, its finally going to happen.
If you haven’t heard of the Esprit de She race and you’re a woman then you’re in for a treat. The Esprit de She is designed exclusively for women, to empower and celebrate, as well as support Girls on the Run (their national charity partner). Also, did I mention the awesome swag bag that comes along with your registration? Here is a list of goodies of what you’ll find in your bag:
- A custom MPG performance tank (worth $40)
- Stylishly functional race bag to use while shopping the post-race market
- Event timer and tracker
Running in general is great but sometimes its even better when you are running with a group of women who have the same mindset and mission as you. I have so many friends that want to participate in a run but are worried about what others will think of them when they are walking a 15-20 minute mile. Ladies, here is your opportunity to participate in a great event that will not only support you but celebrate you overcoming your fears and embracing the pavement.
When you’re finished breaking a sweat and look like a heaping ball of fire you can head over to the Panasonic Beauty Bar for complimentary massages, mini manicures, blowouts and hair braiding. Feeling hungry? Head on over to the post race snacks table to enjoy some healthy tapas and while you’re at it you can wash down all that yummyness with 2 complimentary drinks at the Bubbly Bar. Finally once you’ve cooled off, don’t forget to grab your free post race photo to remember the awesome time you’ve had.
I don’t know about you but to me, this is essentially the every-woman’s 5K/10K! So if you’re currently staring at your screen telling me to shut up and take your money well then head on over here to sign up for this year’s race on October first. (can’t afford a registration right now? Look below!) This year’s Mesa race is being sponsored by Lifetime Fitness and will be held next to the Cub’s training facility and in good ole Arizona fashion, will prove to be a hot one so come hydrated and ready to rock it. See you there!
Now for all you amazing readers, leave a comment below letting me know if you’ve ever ran a women’s only race and who you would bring with you. I will randomly select a winner plus a guest of their choice to win a free registration!