My mom always told me, “If you think you look good, you’ll feel good.” I think this totally applies to running. If you look good, you’ll run well. I’m not ashamed to admit I put
a little bit ok, a lot, of thought into what I wear on my runs every day. If my outfit is some old race t-shirt and those fluffy Nike running shorts from high school (you all know which kind I’m talking about) then I might not feel as good on my run. But if I have on some bright colors and a well-coordinated outfit, I usually feel fantastic. This might sound shallow to some people who just wear whatever is on top in their drawer but whatever, that’s your prerogative.
Lately though, I’ve noticed some followers on Instagram asking where a certain pair of shorts were from or what shoes I was wearing, so I decided, why not share this with you all? I’m trying to get #RUNootd (Run outfit of the day) going on Instagram/Twitter. This might already be a thing (is it? I don’t know) but I think it would be fun to share our running outfits. So, to kick off my first #RUNootd, I bring you this outfit I wore today.
Tank: Oiselle Flyte Tank in bright pink
Sports Bra: Nike Pro sports bra
Shoes: Hoka One One Clifton (sorry, these don’t hit retailers until Fall 2014!)
Socks: Swiftwick Vibe
Some comments on this #RUNootd:
- The Oiselle Flyte Tank is the perfect summer running tank. It hugs close to the body without feeling too tight and lets in a lot of air. I think it’s perfect for days when it’s really warm out but not warm enough to warrant a sports-bra-only run.
- I have been eying this Nike sports bra since we featured it in the magazine last year. I am obsessed with the speckled colors and finally brought myself to buy it this weekend at our local running store (which was having a 25% off sale on all apparel, what what??).
- As I venture into the summer of the bootay shorts, I’ve been looking for a pair that are short but come down over my butt so they don’t ride up. I also wanted a pair that would “vent” well and not feel too hot. Oh, and I was in desperate need of bootay shorts with pockets. These shorts covered all of these bases (and I also got them for 25% off at the Run Inn!).
I’m going to try to make this whole #RUNootd thing an actual thing so it would be awesome if y’all joined in. Share your #RUNootd on instagram, tag me even if you want me to see (@HannahMcGold), and let’s share our awesome running outfits!