I'm bored of my normal "I ran three miles, my knee hurt/didn't hurt, I was cranky the whole time I was running, but then I was glad I did it once it was over" posts, so I'm going to do something TOTALLY original. I'm going to blog about my favorite workout gear. I know that NO blogger has EVER talked about Nike Tempo shorts and lululemon yoga pants before, so I'm going to delve into this uncharted territory myself.
So first up - my favorite running shoes. I hesitate to even talk about running shoes because seriously, everyone's feet are so different and you really shouldn't care what anyone else wears on your feet. Go get fitted and figure out what works for you! That being said - I am going to discuss them because just in case any running industry people read this, I have a question for you... WHY do all good running shoes only come in blue?! I don't particularly mind blue, but I don't particularly love it either. And the fact that the men's shoes are a royal blue and women's are the exact same but a baby blue? Wtf is that all about? Obviously you're making shoes for women... so how about we get some options? Maybe I want yellow. Or red. Or PINK! It's not important and has nothing to do with the shoe itself, but I like pink.
Oh - so here are my current running shoes -
Since I already mentioned Nike Tempo shorts, I feel like I should discuss them.
I like them. I have several pairs, in a bunch of different colors. They are my summer uniform with flip flops and a t-shirt. They're cute and comfortable. But you know what I don't like them for? Doing any sort of physical activity other than walking around Target.
For working out? I hate shorts. HATE HATE HATE shorts!
I've also noticed that every person that raves about running in Tempos is a size 0 or 2, which is probably why I hate them. I am not a size 2. I hate working out in shorts that aren't long mesh basketball type shorts that are totally not cute, because they totally ride up. My thighs? They are not 2 inches apart like this models thighs. The whole time I work out in shorts I'm trying to adjust them. NOT cute. Or comfortable.
So, what DO I like working out in? I am a devoted Nike fan. I own approximately 8 gazillion pairs of Nike pants/capris/running tights. My current favorite?
I purchased these Nike Tech Running Capris from Nordstrom. I have two pairs in pink and one in blue and I love them. The best place to buy Nike pants though? Nike outlets. You can get them for significantly cheaper than sporting goods stores and the product hardly changes from year to year.
I did just purchase these shorts from Lululemon which I do love. But this is as short as anything I'm wearing is getting.
I also own a pair of the Lululemon Wunder Under pants.
I much prefer Nike running tights, which aren't nearly as thick and I think breathe a little better.
As for tops? I usually just stick with whatever t-shirt is on the top of my t-shirt drawer. I have a nice rotation of booze t-shirts that I like to work in that I've gotten free from bars, my roommate, baseball games, etc. Nothing says "I'm serious about working hard in the gym!" like an Absolut Vodka t-shirt.
Oh and my favorite water bottle for the gym (which is NOT my favorite for outside of the gym because of the sweat factor).
Camelbak with bite valve (which I always purchase on Amazon) is perfect for the gym because you can get a drink without having to stop the treadmill/elliptical/stairmaster and it won't spill all over you. I have several and love them.
So there you have it, my gym gear. Anything wonderful and life-changing that I'm missing out on?!