Saturday, January 31, 2009

Yet another reason I run: Athletic fit in a suit

I've talked in the past about why I run, but sometimes it's nice to have a little reminder.

I recently purchased a couple of suits for upcoming job interviews and my current legal interning work. In the past, I had the worst time finding suits. The jacket would be too small but the pants would be too big. Or they'd need to take in the jacket big time because my waistline was so big that it didn't match my jacket size.

Needless to say, it was a very humbling and embarrassing experience. I also had a rather tough time finding clothes because they typically weren't made for people my size in the normal department stores. Lovely.

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when I was trying on suits. I heard maybe the two best words to come from a salesperson: athletic fit. Based on my jacket size, they had a tough time finding pants with a small enough waist. People with my jacket size are supposed to have bigger waists.

You know who doesn't? Me!

They're not always big moments, but they're important and ones to remember. I think about those moments when my alarm goes off in the middle of the night and I don't want to go out in the cold. The "athletic fit" gets me out of bed.


Mel-2nd Chances said...

Awesome! Congrats on your athletic size suit! It's a great reward for all the long miles and early mornings.

Marlene said...

That must have felt great! It's nice to have little reminders like that now and than about how far we have come. Congratulations!

Susan said...

That is AWESOME!!!! That would make my day, also.

Petraruns said...

Athletic fit! I bet that's your new ringtone!

ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats! I actually had never heard of Athletic Fit before until I went shopping with my husband for a suit a few years back. I wish there'd be something similar for women and by that I mean a smaller top and larger legs. Not every female has had a boob job or has toothpick legs!

Maddy said...

That's so awesome! I love it!