This time around, I want to find quality pieces that will last me from one winter to the next, and will keep me warm (FINE! And looking good...) for long runs. I tried to take some photos this morning but dang it! It's hard to pose when you're cold!
Here I am telling you how good you'll look in these clothes...ignore the fact that I look like an idiot, please. Maybe I should switch gears and tell you how comfortable they are instead.
This is really lightweight, and more for wind than for cold. That being said, I was fine in just this and a dri-fit shirt, so it is also pretty warm. There is a great zipper "cover" at the top, so the zipper can't rub against your neck while you're running. There are vent panels under the arms and on the back for those sweaty areas (it happens) and a zippered arm pocket that could hold an iPod, small phone or a couple of Gus and a key. Plus...my personal favorite...little "fist mitts" inside to keep your hands warm without gloves.
First, these are tight. Yes, they're called tights, but still. They squeeze you in. I have to say, I'm pretty sure they are flattering if you're carrying your weight on your, um...rear. Hubby liked running behind me, that's all I'll say. They are elastic at the back, but not the front, which meant no muffin top. HUGE plus in my book. There's also a small key/gel pocket in the pack. The only thing I didn't like was the zip at the ankle. They came unzipped when I moved the zip up a little, but when it was zipped all the way it looked a little funny. But that's vanity issue, not a comfort issue.
So what's a girl to do after a stressful day of running a grand total of 4 miles, eating her weight in oatmeal cookies and then watching Thor? Simple. Crack open a couple of Sam Adams'.
We keep it classy here in Georgia. Fancy bottled beer. That's right. With super upscale snacks too.
What, you've never had the Cocoa Puffs variation, Brownie Crunch? So you're NOT a 7 year old boy with an obesity problem? Interesting.
Needless to say, I'm a ridiculous lightweight and three sips in I was tipsy and thought I was an artiste. So I started snapping away at stuff.
I have this horrible feeling that I'm going to wake up in the morning sober and realize I just took a ton of pictures of bottle caps.
What do you wear for cold weather runs? Any brands to recommend?
I have never really bought any proper cold weather running gear. So far I have just worn shorts and a giant hoodie and hoped for the best. That worked in Hong Kong, but it's definitely not going to cut in here this winter!
Anyone else eat cereal as a snack, rather than a meal?
I haven't had cereal with milk in over a year, but 3 or 4 times a week it becomes a snack for me! Favorites are Frosted Shredded Wheats and Lucky Charms. Except...I'm cheap and buy a giant bag of the generic Lucky Charms, "Magic Stars."
I received both the Infinity Jacket and the Select Tight free from Pearl iZumi and Outside PR, but the opinions and review are my own. Also, I bought my own beer. Just letting you all know.