The Great Tutu Race

“One of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten in my life was from my mom.

When I was a little kid there was a kid who was bugging me at school and she said “Okay, I’m gonna tell you what to do.

If the kid’s bugging you and puts his hands on you; you pick up the nearest rock…”
― Johnny Depp


Mmmmm Johnny Depp…  Haha only I could find a way to incorporate a male sex symbol into a post about empowering women… You’re welcome for the mental image.  For those of you who lack imagination, how about this one?


Good morning to you too!

He’s not quite as hot and sexy as the hubs, but maybe a close second… 😉


Photo by Sassy Mouth Photography- Most Fabulous Photograher Ever..

Sorry Ladies, he’s taken!

Anyway, back to the real purpose of this post.  Despite what it may seem, I am not trying to rally you to pick up rocks and defend yourselves against bullies.  Rather, I am encouraging you to pick up your TUTUS!  Not that anyone should need a reason or excuse to wear a tutu, but this just so happens to be a great cause.

Remember back when SELF Magazine thought it would amusing to poke fun at women running in tutus?  (EPIC fail at being snarky SELF- Shame on you both being needlessly mean and failing to be humorous).  Obviously, I had a lot to say about it.  Surprisingly, I am not here to bash SELF… and not because of their lame apology either.  Instead, I wanted to inform you all about a way to help Girls On The Run in honor of Glam Runner and earn some killer bling in the process.

I am not someone who normally does virtual races.  In fact, I have never done one.  However, I might just do this one!  A few days ago, Glam Runner shared a link on Facebook about a “Don’t Mess with My Tutu” virtual run (medal pictured above).  The race features  5K, 10K, and 13.1K distances and three different (pink, teal, and purple) medal colors to choose from.  Clearly, if there were ever a race suited for moi, this is it…I mean even my wedding dress looked like a puffy tutu…!  Somehow, I don’t think I’m alone in that sentiment either (ok well not the wedding dress part ,but you know what I mean…)  So what I suggest is we all don our flashiest tutus for this more than worthy cause and send a clear message that You Do Not Mess With Runners in Tutus!

And if that’s not enough to convince you, well then would you do it for Johnny?


Why yes I do….


  1. I’d run in a tutu for Johnny, too! 😉 But on a serious note, thanks for the post – it sounds like a great virtual race – I’ll see if I can participate as well!

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