That is...running does NOT come easily to me.
I think I look
However, after having a baby and hanging onto some very unwanted
I started running.
The Hubs and I run on M/W/F.
He's a runner. I am not.
Poor guy has to put up with me and my complaining BUT. I need him.
I discovered I need someone to prod me into doing it...or I won't.
He won't put up with my excuses. He won't let me just not go. He pushes me to actually run.
We're doing the couch potato to 5K running plan. Google it...if I can do it, anyone can.
We had to repeat Week one because it took me a week of just trying to actually be able to do it.
But for the first time EVER I was able to do the full run/walk thing for 20 minutes the day before yesterday and I'm determined to do it again today.
Boy was I proud of myself. And was the Hubs proud. He kept mentioning it all day.
But something that we've both noticed is that I need running clothes.
Usually I just wear some kind of pajama capris and a baseball shirt.
Last time I wore some cute sweat pant capris and a baseball shirt and oh...my...goodness. It was soooooooo toasty! I was sweating up a major storm.
Not because of the work-out...but because cotton is NOT breathable.
So here are some options I've picked out.
First - pants.
I am NOT the kind of person who likes the nice tight running pant fit. I don't like the idea that people behind me can see my booty jiggle. I'm sure they don't want to see that either. So. I need a more relaxed fit...like these.
I'm sure there will be some jiggle but it would be a LOT less pronounced. That is happy.
Also, the material is "moisture wicking" and evidently works in all climates. IE: I could use them in the winter time. Again...that is happy.
Or I have this option..
I know...more form fitting. WAY more form fitting. BUT...I would wear these on top.
Shirts though are probably my most needed article of exercise gear. I could probably get by with what I have for a bit longer in regards to pants but baseball shirts have to go.
Here is what I found...
Um...LOVE the color. Talk about bold.
"Hello...my name is Ellie and I'm a runner." That's what it says to me.
Maybe if I could put that on every time I go running...I wouldn't hate it as much.
A bit more subdued but also a running shirt that says "real runner coming through."
Hmmm...real runner. That could be me...eventually.
And socks. Never underestimate the power of socks.
Seriously. I had never even thought of socks. A sock is a sock right?
A couple of years ago I bought the Hubs some socks with moisture wicking and arch support and he has never looked back. He's spoiled now. He won't even look at a sock unless it has those features.
Here are a couple options for women...
gems have cushioning and moisture wicking material. Um...I'll take all the cushioning I can get. Thank you. Anything to make my run a BIT more manageable.
And then there's these...
Pair all of the above up with one of these...
...and i think I'll be good to go! Yeah...I might just be going shopping after I get off of work...