Over a month ago I applied to be part of the Vanderkitten VIP team for 2015.
I’ll be honest with you kittens, I’m not sure what I was thinking. Sure I’ve been having some awesome conversations with myself lately about getting back into racing, and my running and cycling is faster and more consistent than it’s ever been, but applying to be a sponsored athlete for 2015 might have been a *bit* of a stretch.
Until Sunday morning when I checked my email and saw this:
Holy CRAP! I’m in!!!
So check out just exactly how amazing this brand is:
Vanderkitten, “Clothing for women who kick ass”TM, was created to answer the demand for a compelling and empowering brand for women that goes against the “just add flowers” and the “shrink it and pink it” recipies that are so dominant in contemporary women’s active lifestyle apparel. In order to answer this call, we knew we had to be more than just people sitting in a cube penning your future. We had to become fully immersed in the culture of action sports and active lifestyle to develop the look and excitement that reflect what we see around us every day. This enables us to create a fantastic brand by directly creating a new path for women to live extraordinary lives; not settling for the ordinary.
Seriously? Does it get any more “I am woman hear me roar” than that? And I GET TO BE A PART OF IT FOR 2015!
I applied as a triathlete, but as I’m learning more about the program and how it works, it appears that there are many of us worldwide, and it’s really a support network for all different sports.
What this means for me from a training perspective is that I will need to work to shift my cardio in more a more specific swim/bike/run format. I’ve already made the tweak this week to get my butt back in the pool, and will be doing 2x each discipline per week for the short term. I’m going to continue with my weight training for the moment, but stay tuned as I’m sure there will be some fun changes and endless adventures as I plan my 2015 race season!
Also keep an eye out for some awesome race photos of me swimming, biking, and running with the kitteahs in 2015!