Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Styles for Miles | Mercury Mile Review

Disclaimer: I received 50% off my Mercury Mile box + a free styling fee in exchange for my review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador) and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Runners come in all shapes and sizes and about every style preference under the sun! So instead of trying to copy something your runner friend is wearing or taking the time to sift through racks of clothing to find something that appeals to your taste, what if there was an easier way?

WHAT IF you had your own personal stylist that picked out an outfit for you? Just your style, in your comfort zone or, if you're feeling adventurous, something new to break you out of your box?

I have personally never tried a styling concept like this before. As a BibRave Pro, I received a free Mercury Mile styling fee along with 50% off any products I chose to keep.

It started like this: I created my "Runner Profile" on the Mercury Mile website and they asked me specific questions to get a better picture of my style and what kind of runner I am. Beginner or Advanced? Trails or road? 5ks or ultras? More modest or showing some skin? They also requested my social media profiles (IG & Pinterest) to give my stylist more insight into what I would like.


After completing my Runner Profile, I put in a request for my first Mercury Mile box and selected a date for the box to ship. That just so happened to be my 31st birthday week as well! I put in my order and four days later (including a Sunday) the box was on my doorstep!


As I explored my Mercury Mile box, what really caught my attention was the personalized note from my stylist, Helen, and the highlights of what she picked out for me.


What's In My Box?

  1. ASICS Performance Cool Tank in Corralicious
  2. Saucony Gait Tank in White
  3. Adidas How We Do 3/4 Tights
  4. Brooks Distance Short Sleeve in Race Pink/Track
  5. ASICS Cool 3.5 Short
  6. A free sample of SweatX Sportswear Detergent


Stylist Helen really rocked these picks and I asked my IG friends for feedback on my new Mercury Mile outfits. There was a strong lean towards keeping everything, and you didn't have to tell me twice! Happy birthday to me! (Mercury Mile totally saved my husband haven't to get me a birthday present ;) 


If you do decide to return something from your Mercury Mile box, it's as easy as pie. At the bottom of my box they included a ready-to-mail bag that you simply put the return items in and send in the mail the next day! It's a breeze.

My final thoughts on Mercury Mile are: it's AWESOME! A huge plus, in my opinion, is that it is NOT a monthly subscription box. Your boxes come only per your request and there is no pressure to request more boxes. The skill of their stylists and quality customer service will keep you coming back for more.

I could go on and on about how much I like each of the items Helen picked for me but I'll spare you. If you want more outfit-specific deets, just ask in the comments ;)

Use "BibRave10" for $10 off your Mercury Mile styling fee! 


Meet up with us for #BibChat at 8 pm CT on July 10th to talk style and have a chance to win a Mercury Mile prize!

Weekly Wrap: No Running, Week 2

No running again. That makes for a very uneventful Weekly Wrap but I'm holding fast to the Hansons Marathon Method advice:
"A planned break most certainly can prevent a forced break due to injury or overtraining... The bottom line is to refrain from running for these two weeks to let your body completely recover before getting out and pounding the pavement again." (Hansons Marathon Method, p242)

MONDAY: 

I haven't ran in over a week but somehow still find myself tired by the end of the day! Trying to fit everything fun into these short summer months.

TUESDAY: 

Time outside with the boys in the morning, Tee Ball and McMillan's Strength in Stride Stability A routine in the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY: 

Bible study and a trip to the pool that afternoon.

THURSDAY

Teeny Ball & Tee Ball making for a hot afternoon in the sun followed by the big boys fishing with dad that night while baby, the dog and I went out for a walk.

FRIDAY:

The boys and I went out for a walk with the dog, two littles in the stroller and biggest on his bike.

SATURDAY:

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SUNDAY:

My first post-Grandma's Marathon run is planned for today. Let's make it happen!

TOTAL MILEAGE: ? miles


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Linking up with Holly and Wendy's Weekly Wrap Up.

7 comments:

  1. Now this looks like a box I can get on board with!

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  2. I've heard of Stitch Fix (and used that) but was unaware of the styling for runners. All of the outfits are really cute. It would be hard not to keep all of them! You are wise to take two weeks off after your marathon! It sounds like you had a fun week with the kids. Thanks for linking!

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  3. I love that there's a Stitch Fix-like service for runners! How fun!

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  4. I have never heard of this subscription, but I can always use running clothes. Is it like Stitch Fix for runners?

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  5. I've tried almost all of them- Stitch Fix, Le Tote, MM Lafleur, Trunk Club, several of the beauty product ones (I'm forgetting the names)...Trunk Club was my favorite but I ended up loving too much of what I received and it started to get pretty expensive :) But Mercury Mile sounds really interesting. I might just have to check it out and add another one to my list, haha!

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  6. I would really love to try Mercury Mile! It seems like they have some great clothing options for runners. I've never tried a clothing subscription service but I love that this is available for runners.

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  7. These items all look great on you! How awesome that you were able to turn it all into a fun bday present!

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