One thing I have the biggest problem with is finding good clothes to run in. I’ve had many suggestions and tried a few of them and I’ve finally found some amazing gear. First, lets talk about the stuff that didn’t work out so well. One thing I was told about running was NO COTTON. I tried it and now I know why they say no cotton. That stuff just soaks up sweat like it’s nobodies business. If you plan on working out for a prolonged period of time stay the heck away from cotton. Then I was told to try Old Navy’s compression pants. Tried em…hate em. Once I start running they just start sliding right down my rear! Seriously, do you know how annoying it is to pull your pants up every two minutes? Nobody wants to see that. I don’t even want to see my own butt. No thanks. Then I got some pants from Target. They get the job done but I’m not a big fan of how they actually feel on my body. They got a little loose and I like to feel the clothes on me. It might be weird but I don’t care, it’s what I like.
Now, on to what works for me. Finally I took the time to Lululemon after school and check out some of their stuff. Lululemon and I go way back. I absolutely ADORE yoga. It’s my thing. I’m good at it and it makes me feel awesome. With that being said I’ve always loved their yoga pants. I spent a little time online the other day and found out they make a running crop. I got two pairs. I figured I’d test one out and if I like it I’ve got two of them. If I don’t like it I’ll have one pair I’m stuck with and another pair I can return. I went with the Run: inspire crop II. These things are amazing. I wore them around the house yesterday and then took them for a run this morning. They feel amazing and they hug my legs exactly how I like it. Now, they are pretty pricey, but with my lululemon experience they last for quite some time. I’m all about quality so the price doesn’t bother me. I’m super happy with this purchase.
Another issue I have while running is that my butt totally eats my underwear. It’s like it’s starving or something. Probably TMI but whatever. So, what in the world do runners run in? I have absolutely no idea and I honestly think I’d feel a little strange asking someone that. So, I took it upon myself to experiment on my own. While looking around the store I found an underwear section and some of these things were like PAPER thin. Pretty cool if you ask me. After staring at them for a while and debating on if I really want to buy these underwear I decided why the heck not. Another thing I contemplated while staring at them was what kind of underwear to get…so I decided to go with a thong. I mean….at least they’re supposed to give you a wedgie. This way it was just a normal wedgie and not a super bunched up ball of fabric wedgie. I went with the Light As Air Thong. Needless to say these were an excellent purchase for me. I didn’t even feel like I had a wedgie. Talk about amazing!
Overall I’m really happy with the running gear I purchased and I’m excited to run in all of it again and again and again. Now I just need to find some nice running tops with good support. That will be my next mission.
Until next time, never stop dreaming!