Spring Gear

I feel like it’s finally appropriate to open this post with: I’m actually training in the Spring.  By this point, we are nearly into summer.  I do feel as if my running (knock on wood) is to the point I can talk about what I’m training in.  Not being injured is awesome and I would train in cotton chaffing tube socks if it meant I stayed injury free.

Shoes:

The two shoes I’ve reviewed last were the Asics Nimbus 17 and the Saucony Triumph ISO.  Since we last spoke, my opinion of both shoes has changed quite a bit.  Something to keep in mind about running shoes: Just because a shoe works for me doesn’t mean it will work for you.  The best way to figure out a proper running shoe is go to your local running store and get fitted.

Anyways, as I continued to run in the Asics Nimbus 17 the shoe gave me terrible blisters.  I’ve run through an entire pair now (about 400 miles).  I always wear proper socks but something about the new design of the upper rubs against my foot (on both feet).  It’s caused enough rubbing that my feet have bled through both the sock and the shoe and then calloused over.  I liked the upper design of the Nimbus 16 but I don’t think the Nimbus 17 are for me.

After talking with several coworkers and customers, I have realized I’m not the only one that has has this issue!  I like the Asics Nimbus but not enough for it to rub my foot raw.  After going through though this pair, I don’t think I’ll purchase another pair right now.  Cushion wise, it was great but blisters are painful and no one likes those…

Here is a photo from when they were one clean...
Here is a photo from when they were one clean…

The second (and better for me shoe this year) is the Saucony Triumph.  I have really enjoyed this shoe much more than anticipated.  It is by far the lightest shoe I have ever trained in but it still has so much cushion.  I now run the majority of my miles in the Saucony Triumph.  It has a lot of cushion but is very light weight.  I bought another pair because they have been good to me and I enjoy the feeling.

I’ve been impressed with a lot of the newer models that Saucony has recently released.  The update with the upper (in both the Triumph and Hurricane) makes them very solid shoes.  They fit your feet and most importantly haven’t given my foot any issues.

Today at work my paycheck goes towards a new pair.

A photo of the Saucony triumph on some flowers...
A photo of the Saucony triumph on some flowers…

Clothing:

The Moving Comfort Hot Shot Bra is my go to bra.  I don’t get chafing and I feel like I can wear it with or without clothing or underneath clothing.  I have a wider back/shoulders (hashtag forever swimmer) and it doesn’t dig into my shoulders.  I just discovered what a great line of bras Moving Comfort makes.  We carry them at work and they fit woman for A to DD+.  All my ladies should check them out, you won’t regret it.

Lots of people asked about this bra on instagram
Lots of people asked about this bra on instagram

In the last few months I have been enjoying a lot of the lululemon leggings and products.  I decided to purchase the What the Sport Short.  I don’t like see through shorts (who does?) and these are thick enough that they aren’t see-through.  They also have a higher waistband (Nike Pro waist band is so low…).  They fit really well and they even have a little bit of compression to them.

The other short I’ve been enjoying is the Saucony Bullet short.  They are very similar to the What the Sport Short except Saucony brand.  They have pockets for your gels and are a little bit thicker.  I used to like the Nike pro shorts (and still do for funky patterns) but I like how long the lulu and bullet shorts last.  I also like that they have pockets and are a little bit thicker so your buns don’t show through.

Question for you: What warm weather products are you enjoying?