I may have mentioned it on here before, but most of you may not know that my major was apparel merchandising in college. I LOVE fashion. If I had all the money in the world I would shop, shop, shop and shop some more. Okay, okay, maybe I would run and travel and do charity work too…
When I first started running I had no idea how important it was to have a cute, fun race day outfit. I love/loved my out-and-about wardrobe but I didn’t think twice about running clothes. I didn’t even know they could be cute and functional all at the same time. I have learned that women take their running outfits very seriously. I know I have been looked up and down at a race and my running outfits have been judged come on, you know you have done it. Races are very much a running fashion show.
In my first race I was very basic and boring in my Nike..but I did add a splash of War Eagle with my bondi band. Needless to say it was hard for my family to find me at this race…
|With Lululemon shorts but still UNFLATTERING|
|Lululemon skirt but again, no waistline|
|yes, cute but…|
|blah and boring|
I somehow managed to get it right a time or two by planning ahead of time. Granted there have been some bad outfits in between these races, but these worked!
|Love that me and Allison planned and matched!|
|RunningSkirts skirt is awesome! Paired with Lululemon Tank|
1. Have high quality running clothes
2. Try on before the race and if necessary, snap a few pics!
3. Have options and ask for opinions
4. DON’T just grab anything out of your running clothes drawer
I have found my favorite brands to be Lululemon and RunningSkirts.com. They both seem to fit me well and hold up nicely.
I hope to have another cute Auburn outfit for Wineglass Marathon (think orange skirt I have been eyeing). But…I will be wearing my TNT singlet for Disney and for RNR Savannah(no choice for these).