It seems like we went from winter to summer overnight around here! It was in the 40s a few days ago and now it’s mid-90s!! Time to take inventory on my summer running gear.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m good on shoes for the moment. I’m alternating between the New Balance Vazee Pace v2, Nike LunarTempo, Newton Distance IV, Newton Fate, and New Balance Zantes (v1 and v2).
I’m definitely no fashionista. I tend to dress for comfort and performance more than style. I prefer to mostly wear black, not only because it’s easier to match (haha!) but I also still have self-esteem issues – and you know that black is slimming, right?! ;)
I have discovered the love of running skirts though! My go-to’s are SkirtSports and Sparkle Skirts. While I like the skirts better from Sparkle Skirts, almost the rest of my attire is from SkirtSports – I love their Redemption shorts, capris, and sports bras. For tops, I like to wear performance tanks (I especially love the soft bamboo material!) that have some kind of “statement” related to either running, veganism, or both (I have several No Meat Athlete tops).
As mentioned above, my favorite sports bras are from SkirtSports. I wear both the Sabrina (for A-B cups) and Kelly (B-D cups). I’m in between a B and C cup, and have found that both of those bras (in different sizes of course) are perfect! I also have a couple of Champion (Target) over-the-head sport bras that are great for short runs.
I suck at drinking water like I should, but if it’s hot and I’m going for more than 16 miles, I wear my CamelBak Marathoner vest. I’d probably wear it a lot more often if it was black :)
And of course, I couldn’t live without my Garmin :)
What are some of your running must-haves for the heat and humidity?