wear / running
August 27, 2014

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i mentioned a few weeks back that i started running.  training for a half marathon, actually (i still find this hard to believe, myself).   it’s certainly been a process for me.  as of may, i couldn’t even run a half mile….so to be running 8 miles now feels overwhelming (literally) and also emotionally (i’m doing something i never thought i would do or could do!).

i had no idea what a learning experience this would be, even down to what to wear.  i’ve, slowly, found that just throwing on workout clothes just won’t cut it.  and, especially when it comes to shoes.  today, i thought i’d share a few pieces that i’m loving and that are working well for long distance running for me.

adidas boyfriend slub tank / loose fitting is the way to go, at least for me.  this is great looking tank at a great price point.  i have black, but want to add more colors.

nike sports bra / i love this sports bra.  it’s like a sports bra and a regular bra mixed.  fine to show through and not too tight.

nike legend 2.o pants / these pants are the best i’ve found.  they offer great support (are cut to make your bum look it’s best – important, right?) and breathe really good.  they are pricey, but i found this pattern on sale.  now i’m hoping to get a black pair.

injinji toe original weight toe sock / never thought i’d be wearing toe socks but who knew these would be part of the answer to extreme toe pain and crazy blisters.  my feet were way to squished in my nikes and so i’d already done some good damage that is still bothering me…but these toe socks help separate my toes from rubbing together, causing friction and giant blisters.  i also love that they are not too thick.  wish i would have started with these!  and, if you are getting blisters new-skin liquid bandage is really helpful too.  regular bandaids just won’t cut it with the sweating.

asics gel nimbus 16  – last, but certainly not least…shoes!  i had these pretty nike flyknit sneakers which looked so cool, but hurt so bad.  they were good up to about 3 miles, but that was it.  i had to go for the not so pretty but the way more comfortable.  i over pronate (thank you flat feet), so these brooks might have been an even better choice to help my alignment.

and, of course, you don’t want to forget tunes + gadgets!  i’ve been really happy with this arm band + my fitbit for tracking my steps, my sleep + waking me up to get out and run.

do you have any favorite running clothes or accessories.  i’d love to know!

2 Comments

commented on August 27th 2014 at 11:44am

Great picks! Thank you for the tip on the toe socks, I’ve been having issues with toe pain and blisters, so I will definitely give them a try.

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replied on August 27th, 2014 at 2:05pm

i think you’ll really like them…they feel akward when you first put them on, but once you get going you won’t even notice. and if all else fails, take a few days off. that helps a lot!