I have, for a number of years, been a huge supporter of small business and have met some amazing people and found some awesome products. Sixty4 Sports Bra's is one of them, recently the owner Margot asked if I would do a profile piece. I was humbled and amazed that anyone could be interested in my running story but here it is :-) If you want a great lasting, value for money sports bra I highly recommend checking out Sixty4 also :-)
I spent last weekend in Canberra at the Womens Ultimate Weekend exhibition. I fitted many women and some came back to order more bras! I was telling my brother about all the amazing women I have met... how designing, fitting and selling bras has enriched my life and also given me a love of running...but whats important is everyone's story... Natika is an amazing woman who I met one day at the Sun Run Event in Manly a few years ago - it was raining heavily and the only people in Manly that day was me and a surfer!! Business was plumetting!!
But along ran this lady and asked me to fit her. She was out for a light run as in 22km!!!! Natika has been a regular wearer of Sixty4 bras ever since - I think she is terrific! And she designs her own jewellery..
Sometimes hearing about someone's journey motivates us in some way so I would like to share her running journey with you....
Hi I’m Tika! I live in the beautiful Northern Beaches and have been running for over 10 years. I did my first half marathon in 2008 and after a few halves I decided to take the plunge and do a full marathon!
I completed my first marathon in Canberra in 2010 and was bitten by the bug! I have since completed 6 marathons and two ultra-marathons, the longest being The Comrades in South Africa in 2012. Running has truly changed my life, it has shown me that whatever I put my mind to I can achieve and I have also met some amazing people, including the gorgeous Margot! It has also taken me to places I may never have gone to otherwise. I am not good at relaxing so to me running is my meditation, the only time that is just for me and my mind can roam free.
I am a size 14 and wear an E cup bra so a good sports bra is necessary for comfort! I was lucky enough to find Margot and Sixty4 bras in 2012 and have run both ultras and my last 2 marathons in them. Downright the best sports bras and such great price point to boot!
I am currently training for marathon #7 which is the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC this October. My partner of 11 years has also decided to run his first marathon which is very exciting! I combine my love of travelling with running and always plan our holidays around a marathon I want to run, then I have an excuse for yummy food and wine on the holiday part of the trip.
I started my own business in 2016 which was scary as heck but my running achievements have taught me to back myself and I would rather try something and fail than be left wondering! My business is going fantastically and again has brought so many amazing people into my life!
Thanks for reading