For the 2015 year, I'll be training and participating in events as a Vanderkitten VIP, which is basically the Vanderkitten Brand Ambassador-type program. I admit that I was super surprised. I'd been looking at VK gear for over a year and was planning on getting a kit. When I saw that they were soliciting applications for the 2015 VIP program, I thought "Why not apply? I have nothing to lose." So, I applied, hit "send" and didn't hear from the company for a while. Then, last week, I got an email informing me that I had been selected as a VIP. Whoo-hoo!
The company's slogan is "Clothing for women who kick ass" and it supports women in a variety of sports, but focusing on biking (mountain, cyclocross and road). It's a bit daunting for me to be included in such a group, but I'll try to rise to the challenge! I'm definitely excited to connect with other women who are swim/bike/running. While I lean heavily to the introverted side of things, I do find that meeting up with people, especially for training (serious or not), is energizing, and I'm hoping that I'll find a few more training partners and get to know some cool women. All while sporting some great gear!