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Any changes since Running? (Read 168 times)

kristin10185


I race in SparkleSkirts

    I have turned my obsession with regular clothes to running clothes. Cute heels and flats and sandals to running shoes. I think running apparel is now more fun than real clothes. I walk into Tj Maxx and Marshalls now and beeline to the active wear section. Getting adventurous with colors lately and I love it!

    PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

     

    I started a blog about running :) Check it out if you care to

       

      There are ways to make that work, fashion wise.

       

      Heh.  It is the big wide world of the interwebs.  There are probably folks who are into that.  Maybe I can auction my race duds.

      Short term goal: 17:59 5K

      Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

      Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

      Dan_The_CPA


      5K Specialist

        My weekend clothes have changed. I wear a lot tighter clothing to show off my body. I no longer wear loose clothes and sweats to hide my belly.

        Personal Bests:

        800M - 2:38 (5/28/13) | 1 Mile -5:54 (5/28/13) | 3K - 11:55 (12/29/12) | 2M - 13:00 (12/1/12) | 5K - 20:00 (4/12/13) | 13.1M - 1:37:24 (2/3/13)

        MrNamtor


        DON'T TREAD ON ME

           

          Heh.  It is the big wide world of the interwebs.  There are probably folks who are into that.  Maybe I can auction my race duds.

           

          I heard this spring's fashion is going to be all about texture. Maybe I read that in Vogue.

            My weekend clothes have changed. I wear a lot tighter clothing to show off my body. I no longer wear loose clothes and sweats to hide my belly.

             

            Interestingly enough, I still hate tight fitting clothes.  Mine tend to hang off me and I like it.  I used to need XL or XXL shirts.  Now, people always buy me L's but the problem is that if they are cotton shirts, they shrink a bit when washed and they're too short for me.  So, in races, if they're giving a cotton shirt, I still have to get XL and when people get me shirts, I inevitably have to take them back because they have bought me a cotton L that fits great until the first time I wash it.

            Short term goal: 17:59 5K

            Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

            Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).


            Mostly Harmless

              All of my running shorts are black and I wear whatever tech shirt is on the top of the stack most of the time.  My only real rule is that I don't mix brand names.  So wearing Under Armor shorts and an Adidas shirt is not an option.

               

              In cold weather, I wear soccer warm-ups all the time when I'm not at work.  They are really comfortable for bumming around the house and I prefer to run in these instead of tights.  I'm sure my neighbors are grateful for that.

               

               "Address the process rather than the outcome.
              Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp


              Dr. Cornsitter

                I'm all about function and I care about saving money.  My running clothes come nearly exclusively from Target (Champion C-9 stuff) or stuff that's on clearance at National Running Center.  I pay little attention to color.  I figure I'm covered in a mix of snot, sweat, spit and a dribble or two of urine by the time I finish a run and, if it's a race, dried out Gatorade so how I look is fairly irrelevant.

                 

                If it's not from when I'm running, it's from having a three-year-old.

                Quote from BeachRunner3234 on 6/25/2013 at 8:20 PM:

                So I'm currently sitting with a bag of frozen corn in my ass.

                RSX


                  I dress brightly because the morons in my small town can't see worth a s*%$ in the dark when I run.

                  I wear bright orange or yellow jackets (Boston Marathon volunteer ones) and most of my outdoor runs are on sidewalks but I still have close calls. People seem to drive better in areas where there are seldom sidewalks.

                  Buelligan


                    The color of my running clothes is totally dependent on the situation in which I wear them.   If it's dark out, I wear light colored, reflective clothing.  If it's daylight and cold, I wear black or darker colors.  It's it's hot outside, I won't wear a shirt at all.

                     

                    It's all based on function, not fashion.

                    FreeSoul87


                    Runs4Sanity

                      I'd much rather be wearing my running clothes all day, especially my summer running clothes. Not just because they are comfortable but also so I am always ready for a chance to run. Except for my shoes, I'd keep them stowed away somewhere close.

                      *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                      PRs

                      5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                      10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                      15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

                      13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace)  New PR as of 10/04/2014 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

                       

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