Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Farewell...

Every good thing must come to an end.

This will now hold true for my infamous gold shorts. Honestly, I really love these shorts. I remember the day I found them… I walked in to American Apparel and they literally spoke to me. I was hesitant at first because I just didn't know if I was the girl who would wear gold lamé to compete in just because. Turns out though, I'm EXACTLY that girl.

This was a turning point in my career as well because it was right around that time when I really started to find my confidence again. I planned on jumping well and I figured I might as well have a little fun while I was at it. I also was insistent on not being free marketing. If nobody was paying me to wear their brand, I certainly could come up with something I'd rather wear on my own.

So, while the gold shorts may have seen their last sand pit, I still have a little pizazz I hope to bring to Eugene this weekend. My new uniform will have an added logo though, as I now will be affiliated with New York Athletic Club. Even though I love putting together fun and fabulous outfits, I wouldn't mind covering them with as many logos as possible and turn myself into a running version of a NASCAR car. I think my socks could be prime real estate!

Make sure you look for me this weekend. I plan on being the girl that stands out… both because I am jumping super far and also because my outfit makes a statement. Because, yes, I'm that girl.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

auction the shorts off on ebay!...Wes

Anonymous said...

What does it mean to be "affiliated"?

Do they now basically pay for all your expenses? Or maybe the meets do this already?

Do they pay you like a salary? Signing bonus? Like a professional baseball or basketball team does with their players?

Do some sponsors pay more than others? Nike? Adidas?

Is it exclusive or do athletes try to get as many "affiliations" as they can?

Whats the scoop?

Thank you and good luck this weekend.

Brianna said...

to try and answer your question...

i wear their logo and in return there is a base compensation as well as opportunity for some bonuses and help with expenses. the good thing about being affiliated with a club is they allow for other sponsorships, and so if I was to be sponsored by an apparel/shoe company, I would just have their logo put on the uniform.

Anonymous2 said...

Just to make sure that there is a very good photo of you taken in action, ask someone to do it.

Msasa Expo said...

Just noticed your post for the New PR so a huge congrats. Whatever the conditions that goal has been attained and now you can be open to greater achievements. Sending positive thoughts along the runway to you. Blessings always.

Anonymous2 said...

Found this today on The Runners Vibe. It will be good for a laugh.

http://www.therunnersvibe.com/?p=1745&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=brianna-glenn-gold-shorts-goodbye-blog

Brianna said...

haha! pretty cool...

Life with Kaishon said...

Those shorts are awesome : )

Allen W said...

I would not retire those gold shorts quite yet. You never know, you could always use them for an encore. Noticed on the news that American Apparel is in some financial trouble. Anyone know anything about that?

On to the track and the landing pit. People in Eugene know their track and field events and appreciate fabulous performances and results. But then, you already know that. Best Wishes and the Good Luck to you.