Perseverance, Stubborn, Crazy…all words I contemplated when trying to figure out what my word was. They were good, but not quite right. Then it hit me. It was around 2 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning when my word finally came to me. I was pacing a fellow Ambassador during her 100 mile ultra; it […]
It’s something so simple, yet something I never take for granted. Something I am more conscious of. My breath. I began running at age 13. My breath would in-out-in-out rapid fire, heat spreading across my chest. As I’d sprint around the sharp curves of the track, I’d say to myself, “Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.” In college, […]
She was doing life from a position of complacency. Routines with little to no impact. Flipping the calendar month after month and year after year. Nothing to challenge her. Ugly, restless comfort. Then, life happened. Change was imminent. Change was necessary. Change was uncomfortable. Change required movement. Movement required a discomfort. Moving her mouth beyond her […]
I have been trying to come up with my word, and that’s not an easy task. Today, riding home from our first 25k of the year, my “mainbitchesforlife” helped me. My word is RESILIENT! I’m resilient as hell!!! The reason why I am is definitely because of running. I began to love running at 30. […]
My first skirt story took place only 2 years ago, but I am 100% converted to wearing Skirt Sports after my first experience. I have to admit, I resisted the skirt movement for years. I pride myself as being an individual, not one to follow the trends, to follow what the other ‘suburban moms’ are […]
I wasn’t always a runner. I was that girl who walked during the mile run in gym class and thought of running as a punishment for when things went wrong on the volleyball court. In 2009, that changed. Looking for an emotional outlet and a physical challenge, I took up running. Who would have believed […]
When I first started running several years ago, you never saw women running in skirts. So when one of my early running partners showed up for some of our runs wearing a running skirt, I didn’t know what to think. Then I realized how many people were asking her about her skirts and where she […]
Running changed my life. As a kid, I was not active. I grew up an “inside girl” who mostly enjoyed books, movies and knitting. Then I became a mom for the first time, then the second. Somehow after my second kid was born, the lack of me became even more real. My body no longer seemed my own.
Nine years ago when I was pregnant with my son, I learned my kidneys were failing, and I went from being a runner and athlete to trying to find the energy to get through the day.
Meet Kelly V – the brains (and body!) behind the Out & About Dress. We love the way she balances the physiology of women’s bodies, her interest in fashion, and just plain practicality. Read on!