I am kind of obsessed with afternoons. Brooke and I get everything done that is super important in the morning (like brush my teeth and call my mom) and then spend the afternoon cuddling, napping, tummy time (both of us) and today eating straight out of the strawberry ice cream container. It was crazy hot in our house and I was too lazy to change out of my jeans and so I decided eating ice cream was the only way to cool myself off. Billy, I had to eat straight out of the container because I was holding Brooke and didn’t have enough hands to dish it out.
It must be really hard to be a baby because they just lay there and watch you eat delicious foods.
For lunch I had B’s grandma’s (they left this morning and I am still mourning) leftover egg sandwich from Togo’s and I really can’t express how much I love egg salad. I also had an apple, yogurt and coleslaw… I guess I was craving mayonnaise.
I finally got to try out some new running clothes on a 5 mile run today that have been sitting on my dresser tempting me everyday to run these last few weeks. Running clothes are my form of decorations for my apartment… who needs Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn when you can put bright colored tops and shorts everywhere. Billy calls this me being messy but I call it art. That made no sense at all and I wish I could blame it on sleep deprivation but I am actually getting a lot of sleep.
When I first got my package from Brooks as part of my ambassadorship I was excited but not in love with the clothes before I tried them on. The shirt seemed boxy and boring and I have never worn a running skirt before. I was proved wrong about both.
The top is awesome. It is super lightweight and I love that the neckline is a little higher than most tanks because I get sick of pulling them up. It comes in a ton of bright fun colors and the mesh shirt is incredibly breathable. I actually really liked that it wasn’t super tight but it didn’t feel baggy either (does that make sense?). I am still in it 8 hours later if that means anything:)
The skirt took a few miles to get used to because I am so used to shorts but I ended up liking it a lot. I absolutely loved the thick waistband at the top and the inner boy shorts were great. They have a silicone gripper on the hem of the shorts so there is no way those shorts are going to hike up. There is a zipper pocket in the back and also a hidden pocket to hold my swedish fish. I don’t know if I am converted over to the running skirt but I did like this one a lot.
Last but not least I also tried out a new sports bra, the Champion Smoothie High-Support Sports bra. We just get a shot of it on the counter because I don’t think my stomach has seen the light of day since the 90’s. This bra came at the perfect time because I am needing a little extra support at this time in my life;) This bra is $38 and it was super comfortable. I have had a ton of problems with chaffing in in the past (even on super short runs) and didn’t have any problems with this one. Everything stayed right in place (TMI, I am sorry but if you NEED tons of support for running, try this one out).
They also sent that sweet plastic cup with plastic straw and Billy couldn’t believe how excited that cup made me. I have always wanted one of these and will be drinking every beverage from here on out out of it.
A friend sent me an email with this rude picture in it:
Rude because I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Genius. I must have it or I will cry.
What are you in NEED of in terms of running gear… Shoes, Sports Bras, Shorts, Tops, Socks?!?
What is something that you look for when getting new running clothes? What are some of your requirements?
What are your feelings about running skirts? Have you ever worn one?
Mayonnaise… yay or nay?