We are here! Today I am running the first of 6 half marathons that are part of the Mainly Marathons’ Center of the Nations series, starting in beautiful Baker, Montana. We’ve had a busy but fun trip so far.
We got up at stupid early on Saturday morning and got to the airport by 5:30am. YAWN! We got through security with no issues and took off right on time. I planned to do work on the plane, but we were on the only plane I’ve been on in a while that did not have internet. What??? Frontier passed up a chance to charge us for one more thing??? Shocking! Oh, well, I enjoyed reading for the whole flight. Funny thing is that I chose to read a book I was previewing for Jones and ended up totally sucked into the story!
We ended up landing 20+ minutes early, we got our rental car quickly, and immediately headed to Skirt Sports for their anniversary celebration. The Boobie Run was being held to celebrate 11 years since Nicole DeBoom won Ironman Wisconsin wearing the first ever running skirt! So, it seems highly appropriate that I got to celebrate by meeting her!
I also got to meet a number of Skirt Sports ambassadors and the lovely woman who handles the ambassador program. One of the ambassadors even brought me a beer to take with me! Thanks, Joy, the beer was awesome!
After a Ska Brewing beer and some fun conversation, I won an Ultimate Direction waist pack, which was super cool! I’ve been wanting to try a different water holder for my long runs (I’m starting to have shoulder issues from carrying a handheld for so many miles.)
Then it was time to shop! And shop I did. I bought the Happy Girl and the Go the Distance tight in the new dream pattern, as well as the awesome new Downtown Reversible skirt (affiliate link) (It’s furry!!!!) and a reversible jacket that’s so new it’s not even on the site yet! (It’s furry on one side too!)
After way too short a time at my favorite place, we headed to Avery Brewing for lunch and a beer taster. The lunch was amazing and the beer was tasty. I splurged and bought myself a cute long sleeve t-shirt and we stocked up on some beer to drink while on our adventures.
Then it was time to head out. We headed north to Wyoming on our first day, stopping at Fort Laramie for a short walk and a break from the car.
Sunday morning it was time to head to Montana. Have you ever been out to this part of the US? It’s beautiful, but towns and people are few and far between. My cell phone operated as a camera and e-reader for the majority of the trip with zero cell connection!
On the way to Montana, we stopped at Devil’s Tower, which some of you may know primarily from Close Encounters of the Third Kind LOL. (Note that the Ultimate Direction waist belt came in handy!)
We walked the path around the tower, had a picnic lunch and then did a little hike through the prairie dog area.
Then we headed on to Baker, MT. Beer Geek has a thing for county counting, so we took the scenic route AKA the route where we drove 100 miles without seeing another car. Freaky!
Finally, we got to Baker and checked in and then headed over to packet pickup. I’ll be running the half marathons and Beer Geek is walking the 5ks at each state. We got our awesome shirts, my starter medal (we get the state pieces at the end of each race), and had a bit of pasta dinner while socializing.
To celebrate my adventure, I’m joining in the Fall into Fitness giveaway that is being hosted by Runaway Bridal Planner and HoHoRuns. See below to enter my giveaway of your choice of $25 gift card to either Skirt Sports, Sports Authority, or Amazon. And then go enter all the other cool giveaways!
Disclaimer: I am a Skirt Sports ambassador, but I am purchasing the gift card with my own funds. All opinions are my own.
I am also linking up with HoHoRuns, Missippipiddlin, and Her Heartland Soul for their Monday linkups.
134 thoughts on “Skirt Sports visit, big sky country, and reader’s choice giveaway”
I would love another 13.1 long sleeve! its my favorite!
I’d like to buy books with it/
That half marathon series seems like a lot of fun and great way to visit lots of cool places – enjoy yourself! I just recently started using Amazon a little more so an Amazon card would be super fab!
What a busy yet fun trip! Very cool that you’re running the Mainly Marathons’ Center of the Nations series! That is freaky to not see a car in 100 miles, wow!
I would like to buy something special for my friend Amanda =)
I would want to buy some new running socks with traction.
I could use that towards some new shoes, Dave Ramsey has me set on a GOAL
I would put it towards a new pair of running shoes.
I’d buy a new sports bra with my winnings…good luck on your races this week!
I would put it towards building my outfit for the Enchanted 10K at Disney World this february! I’m so excited to run!
Good luck this week!! I want new shoes!!!
The gym girl ultra style is really nice.
My wife would like the Eclipse Tank
Need a new pair of shoes
Good luck this week my crazy friend!! So jealous that you got to meet the skirt sports crew in person. You know which gift card I would choose!
I’d get the Gym Girl Ultra!! Love it.
Good luck and have fun!!
I would put it towards a new GPS watch 🙂
I need a new pair of walking shoes.
I would like to buy a new pair of work sneakers.
I’d buy calf sleeves, since I’ve outgrown all of my current ones! :-/.
I’d like to buy myself a new sports bra for when I play tennis.
I have been procrastinating under a rock I guess, I have not tried a Skirt Sport Skirt yet and that is exactly what I would get! Good luck to you in your races! I’m so excited to hear about them, you have trained hard for this and I wish you all the luck! Appreciate you linking up with us too this week!
I would love to buy a Skirt Sports skirt!
I would love the Skirt Sports gift card; there are always new skirts I want to add to my collection!
I would buy new running shoes.
I’d like to buy new dumbbells
I’ve never been through Montana or Wyoming, but next summer we’re planning a road trip out to Seattle, driving though the Dakotas and Montana. I’m very excited to see that part of the country!
I’d put it towards a new pastor of shoes.
I would choose the Amazon gift card and I would put it toward a Blu-ray player my husband has had on his Amazon wish list forever! I’ve been saving up and I’m hoping to get it for him this year for Christmas.
Id buy a sports bra.
LOVE Montana… it’s an extension of my home province of Alberta, Canada.
I just ‘met’ FRONTIER last Summer when we used them to go from Bellingham WA to Denver and back. So inexpensive, even when we paid for the ‘full’ deal compared to any Canadian airlines. I just about cry whenever I get email from them outling some new cheap promotion… last week it was $1 flights!
Glad you enjoyed your trip and all the events! I need to check out those skirts.
I would put it towards a fitbit!
I am drooling – would love to visit Skirt Sports but to be fair I would take one of the other gift cards.
I would like to get some volleyballs at Amazon or Sports Authority.
I would use the card toward a pair of athletic shoes for my oldest grandson.
You do a great job as a Sport Skirt ambassador. Wear them everywhere for maximum exposure. And they look so good!
I would love to buy a running skirt.
have fun this week! i’d probably buy books – i can never have enough!
As much as I would love to put it towards a running skirt, I think I may reached my limit (at least until next season!). So I’d use the $25 on Amazon to get some new socks!!!
I need a good pair of shoes to wear when we go walking.
good luck on your crazy running adventures!! I love my Skirt Sports skirts so those are definitely on my list.
Devil’s Tower looks really cool. Sounds like you are having an amazing trip so far! Enjoy!
I have a couple of Skirt Sports skirts and of course I would want another! Good luck in your series. You will have such cool medal when it’s over! What a wonderful way to see all of the states (& counties too!). I’d like to see Devil’s Tower. Who can’t look at that and not think of the movie? Thanks for linking up with us today!
I do need some new books. I homeschool my kiddos and new a few last minute items.
I need a new pair of sneakers, so that is what I would buy.
I would put it towards new shoes.
I need some new books for my classroom.
I think we’re on that same Frontier flight in a few weeks. I should work a visit to Skirt Sports into my plans!
I’d love to buy a new skirt!
Looks like a great trip so far! Would love to buy more running gear!
I would love to get some socks!
I would like to put it toward shoes for my wife. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.
I would put this towards a good pair of running shoes if i was lucky enough to win!
I would put it towards some new shoes.
I would like to buy a sports outfit for YMCA classes.
I’d buy a shirt.
I’d love to use this towards a new pair of cross training sneakers. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
I’d like to buy new running pants.
Oh I would love to put it towards a fitbit!
MEMOIRS AND MEMOIRS AND MEMOIRS
(and yea I know want that furry skirt!!)
good luck this week with your adventure!!!! I love Skirt sports- do we ever have enough?
I would love a new running tech shirt
I definitely need new sneakers 🙂
I want another skirts sport skirt. I only have one, I wore it at the Alaska marathon last month, and dang do I want another!
New shoes for the fall!
I would put it toward some new needed fall clothes!
I would buy new running shoes!
I could really use some new running socks, but then again what runner couldn’t!
I’d buy some new workout gear!
new winter clothes,
thanks for the chance.
I would like to get some PUMA socks.
I’d love some new shoes
I would like to buy the Downtown Reversible Skirt.
I would buy a new pair of running shoes.
There’s a new cookbook that I’ve been eyeing! 😛
I’d like to put it towards a running watch!
I would use the gift card to buy some headphones and a radio to listen to tunes while I run.
I would put it toward a new pair of shoes.
Thank you so much for the chance! I LOVE the skirts! I dont know what i would buy yet. 😀
How fun that you got to meet everyone from Skirt Sports! I’m sure you were in heaven! Hope you are having a great time!!
Those skirts are super cute and look comfy! I’d pick the Amazon gc, though, because I’m about to move to another state an need all the $ for new house stuff I can get!
I’d like to buy some new gym shoes.
I think I’d pick the Amazon GC and get some exercise gear with it. I really need a yoga block.
I’d like to buy some new running shoes from Amazon!
I would put it towards buying new shoes! 🙂
I would like to use the gift card towards getting a fitbit.
I would love to finally get a pedometer
New running shoes
How much fun! I would put it toward some new running tights!
I would love to buy a couple of ebooks from Amazon.
I would love to use it for sports shoes or running pants.
I would use amazon money to update my running music mix.
I’d put it towards a new pair of running shoes
I ‘d like to get a FitBit from Amazon.
I’m probably one of the last runners to get a cute skirt:) I love them though, they look so adorable, so definitely that is what I’d get:) Thanks for linking up with us!
I would love to get a new racerback tank!
I would buy running shoes
I would like to buy new running shoes!
We just started playing tennis so I’d love to get a tennis skirt!
I would put it towards a new pair of running shoes.
I would LOVE to get some new shoes! That would help my workout game a lot 🙂
A new running tank would be awesome!
I’d put it toward new running shoes or fuel for runs.
I would like to get the Lotta Breeze Capri.
i would buy some nice socks.
I would love a new skirt for my marine corps marathon!
I would love to get a new skirt.
New running shoes
I would put it towards new athletic shoes
I would like to buy some capris.
I would get the Amazon GC and I would get a selfie stick. Thank you for the chance to win.
I’d love to buy a skirt from Skirt Sports. I had the chance to stop by the store this spring and Nicole DeBoom helped me with my first Skirt Sports purchase. She was awesome and I love the skirt! I’d have a really hard time deciding which one to buy next.
I need some new running shoes so I would put it towards that.
This is so awesome. I would love to buy a new skirt of course- they are always the most comfortable item I own!
I would buy some workout clothes.
What fun! I would get the Amazon gift card and use it towards new socks or compression.
Have a great time! Montana looks beautiful!! I would choose the Amazon gift card and buy more running socks! 🙂
I would love to buy a new fitbit on Amazon. I lost mine last week and I’m lost without it.
I would purchase some new running shoes.
wanna get the new avengers blu-ray 3d on amazon
I would love to buy some cute compression socks.
New running shorts! Mine old ones got a hole 🙁
I’d buy so many things! It’ll be hard to decide
New sports bra would be great!
I’d love to get some yoga supplies on amazon
I would totally spend it at Skirtsports. How lucky were you to go there? And congrats on completing all your halfs!
I could really use a new pair of shoes.
new running shoes!
I would love to buy a gift for my husband on amazon, maybe some sports team shirts.
Id love to get a new yoga mat and resistance bands!!
I would choose Amazon credit to buy something for my kids for Christmas.
If I won I’d use it towards the lioness skirt over at Skirt Sports. Thanks!