Hi blogging besties. I am sadly, on a lovely car ride to New York City to drop off the bro for college. I should be back Friday night but we shall see. In the meantime enjoy some of my favorite things because I certainly do ha.
So I often get a lot of questions asking about my favorites of random things. Favorite running clothes, swimming crap, breakfast foods, fruit, veggies, the list is kind of endless.
I have a really hard time shopping for real girl clothes, instead I could buy everything and anything towards my Running clothes addiction. Anyone else want to be part of the ACAA (Running Clothes Addiction Annoymous).
My baby newtons win out. I get a lot of questions about these babies and if I feel faster running with them. The reason I run in Newtons is because they have lug action that works well with my feet. You see-I really do run on my toes and shoes with too much weight in the heels begin to irritate my them and that’s why you hear me frequently whining about my heels hurting.
I don’t think they are personally are a “faster” shoe. I actually don’t think any shoe is faster than others and I hate when people say “every since I switched shoes…I have dropped so much time in this distance.” It doesn’t work that way and I think each person works well with a certain shoe as I think there is someone in the world for everyone.
Okay off my soap box.
I race in my nike waffle racers. They are light and straight to the point.
I hate running in cotton t-shirts. I’m not too sure why but just the feeling of a short sleeved cotton shirt really irritates me. It might have something to do with it rubbing against my arm pits (I hate arm pits so much) but I do not ever run in t shirts anyways-technical or cotton. I hate how the sweat absorbs it and then it weighs more than you do.
That being said-I normally either run in a singlet or a sports bra. My favorite singlet is this one that I stole from Matt. Actually he got it from his high school track team so I’m stealing from my high school. I guess.
My favorite sports bra (uh boys cover your faces I guess). Is this one that I got at old navy. It’s not even Nike or cray cray like me but just normal. Possibly the only non colorful running thing I own.
I really just prefer running in spandex. Some people like to run in shorts but honestly, mentally I feel faster in spandex so that is my jive.
I vary if I run with my ipod or not. Sometimes I want to have more in thought runs and sometimes I just want to break out some rap music.
I always need to have some sort of head band in my hair otherwise it gets to be afro style and I always straighten my hair before races. Always.
I’m really bad about socks. I know my feet would thank me so much if I actually wore decent socks. Do you have any recommendations because I certainly need new socks. I’m really not joking.
And lastly do not forget about my dads 1990s Half Marathon sweatshirt that I stole from him and frequently wear. I know-it’s as obnoxious as I am.
Talk to me about your running/working out wardrobe.