Running with Style
Speaking of workout clothes (well... we spoke about them in my first blog, anyway), I'm preparing to run the Ragnar Relay with 11 other teammates. We will run 193 miles from Cumberland, Maryland to the National Harbor with each of us running three different legs of varying lengths and difficulties. We sleep in vans and run through the night with headlamps on. Sounds like fun, I know. But I have been given the good advice of bringing a couple of changes of clothes both to accomodate the temperature changes and so that sweaty, stinky clothing can be changed out. Great excuse to buy new workout clothes, right?!
I "ran" in to Pacers (local Alexandria running mecca) and they had tons of great stuff. Of course, the kids were with me and keeping me from comfortably browsing but I did grab this cute pair of shorts. The side panels are black and white, kind of zebra-esque. I love the yellow top with it. Weirdly, though, the top has spf 50. Which may seem like a good idea for long, summer, sunny runs but, given the extreme tank-topedness (I made that word up), it seems a little funny. You obviously still need to coat your shoulders and arms (and everything else bare for that matter) with sunblock. But I guess this will keep your torso from getting burned. Shorts by Nike, $25. Top by Asics, $45 (spf50 must be expensive!) Pacers has a few stores around town so check them out if you're local!