Guys…I’m feeling kind of awesome.
In my head I’ve always been awesome, the bombdiggity and the best thing that ever happened to the world. I mean, it is my own head, I can think things like that! However, in reality I know that I am just another person running around on trails, playing in the snow and writing about my life for internet strangers to read.
But then a package arrived at my door…a big, fancy package from Columbia Sportswear. It was crammed full of winter gear and an invite to be part of the #OmniTen winter team. Heck yes, I jabber about outdoorsy winter fun online just enough to get selected as one of this season’s #OmniTen’ers which is a huge ego stroke. So pumped for this winter!
I could not accept the invite fast enough. Yes, please!
Let me just say, I am completely stoked to be part of the winter #OmniTen team! I’ve been stalking tweeps from previous seasons of Columbia’s sweet gig and have to admit, I was jealous of all the awesomeness they get to experience. Now I’m part of it! And you better believe I’ll be sharing all sorts of gear photos while frolicking around the mountains just because I feel so lucky…and because #OmniEnvy is a real thing and its only fair to share!
Thanks to Columbia I am now the proud owner for a Millennium Blur jacket, Bugaboo pants, a mid-weight base layer set, gloves and a balaclava. The base layers are seriously legit. I went out running on a breezy, cloudy day with the base layer top and shorty shorts – the car thermometer read 38 degrees. I was sweaty just 2 miles into my run. And the jacket has done a stellar job of keeping me warm every day that I’ve stupidly missed my train by 45 seconds.
All of this gear is going to come in handy this winter…while snowboarding at Keystone and ABasin, exploring the backcountry and going on a mystery trip with Columbia in January. Yup, a freaking mystery trip that definitely involves snowboarding! The word “excited” does not begin to describe what I’m feeling right now!
If my excessive #OmniTen #hashtagging isn’t quite enough for you check out the rest of this seasons team:
That being said, I promise not to blow up every social media channel every day, just sometimes. And it’ll be worth it, I promise!