Saturday, April 28, 2012

My New Love

I officially have a new love! Yes, my husband knows about it and even encouraged it. After my disastrous chafing issue from an 11 mile run earlier this week wearing what I thought would be my marathon outfit, I knew I needed to go shopping. The problem (definitely a good problem to have), is that all of my running capris are too loose through the thighs. They may be too loose through the waist, but I make sure they have a drawstring to solve that problem. It seems like I am FINALLY losing inches around my thighs which have been my most hated body part, although I do love that they will carry me on these long running adventures. Recently, I made peace with my larger thighs as I am thankful for their strength, then they go and do this to me. Sheesh!

Getting back to the point, I wore my new Brooks Running Skort and after 6 miles, when I started sweating more, the rubber grippers on the legs stopped working properly. Brooks has been my favorite running company for shoes and clothing, even wearing one of their other skort for my first marathon. I spoke with a Brooks Customer Service Representative and they are going to help me out.

Making a short story, long (my specialty!), we went shopping yesterday afternoon and I knew there was a Lululemon store at Easton. I walked into their store once and saw how cute all the running clothes were, but my poor cheap frugal budget savy side never let me try them on. I had heard so many wonderful things about their products, but the price has always stopped me in the past. With my birthday coming, I thought that maybe I could get an early gift. The wonderful employees helped me find the right sizes and the right lengths that I was looking for, then I headed back to the fitting room. Upon putting the Run: Inspire Crop II on, I knew that I HAD to have them! They fit perfectly, they felt AWESOME, and looked really cute. I know, it's not important how you look when you run, but when I'm hot, sweaty and stinky, sometimes it just helps! :) Jeff was there and he agreed that they looked like a great addition to my running wardrobe.

Lululemon Run: Inspire Crop II
From the tag: Made of 4-way stretch Power Luxtreme fabric for
no-bounce muscle support & quick drying, wicking capabilities.
They seemed to be the perfect fit! They hugged my legs perfectly for 22 miles today. Yes, I did the biggest no-no and wore something new for a LONG run. I had that much confidence in them! Thankfully, they didn't let me down. They are definitely my new go-to running item. And you realize what that means, right? Yeah, it's probably going to be HOT for the marathon, which means I can't wear them. Let's hope for a cooler day by the Lake, shall we?

What is your favorite piece of running clothing? Have you ever splurged on running or cycling gear?

***Disclaimer: these were bought with our own money. I am only writing this review to share with you how wonderful they are to help in your running clothing shopping. I was not asked to write a review and did not receive anything from this.***

12 comments:

  1. It's always fun to buy new running stuff! I don't see a problem with wearing them on a long run either. I use Body Glide to prevent chafing. I had enough of tight shorts from my cycling days :)

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    1. Glad to see I'm not the only one breaking the "rules"!

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  2. I could never justify the lulu price tags even on sale the clothing was crazy expensive. My wife splurged and bought me two shirts and a pair of shorts for my birthday. I could live in metal vent technical wear. It is the absolutely most comfortable, endurable clothing I possess. Worth every penny.

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    1. I'll have to check it out for my husband. Father's day is coming.... Thanks for the tip!

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  3. I splurge on my running skirts (runningskirts.com). I have never had an issue with any of them and they are so comfy and have pockets. Plus they're a small company so I like to support them.

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I'll have to check them out. I love my running skirts/skorts, but chafing is obviously the ENEMY!

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  4. The only thing I've ever splurged on is shoes. Oh, and the Victoria's Secret sports bras.
    I can say that you definitely looked awesome in your new capris after 22 miles. :)
    Yes, please. Let's hope for cooler weather in 3 weeks.

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    1. Thanks, Jamie! I guess I can pretend that all the money I've saved on the more expensive sports bras (that I have no need for!) can go to my Lululemon obsession? :)

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  5. Lulu can be expensive, but it is always worth every penny. I have an older version of those pants and I love how they support your muscles...they feel so good around the bum and thighs!

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    1. So glad to hear that you still wear an older version, Nikki! I'm really hoping to get several years out of mine and in fact, that was one of the selling points for me!

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  6. I need new running clothes STAT. After my last 20 pounds gone. I'm splurging big time, and these are first on my list!

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  7. If only they weren't so expensive :( Love the one pair of shorts I bought during a sale!

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