Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Favorite Running/Workout Attire Link-up

It's link up day my friends and we are talking MORE running/working out - but this time it is CLOTHES... YAY! My girl Laura from Walking in Memphis in High Heels is like a FASHION DIVA.. and it would not be appropriate to do a link-up with her if it didn't involve FASHION. I love this gorgeous lady. So hey, hey, hey - link up with us today and let's us know some of your favorites...


You know me - I am a FOOL for some good workout attire. So here are a few of my favorites...

My "cow looking" pull over for my first half-marathon (The Missouri Cowbell) - how fitting (Under Armour) & my Brooks gray running skirt. LOVE it.. It doesn't ride up;)

Under Armour pull-over and Brooks skirt
Speaking of Under Armour (which I LOVE) I am obsessed with this turtleneck - you all know that if you follow me on IG.

Turtle neck
And... I am also addicted to Nike.... Here are some examples...

Nike Pull over with robot sleeves:)

Another Nike Pull over
You can't have an ensemble without a fab accessory - here is my staple - my Garmin Forerunner 10

And... finally no outfit is complete without a stellar pair of shoes... Me love Brooks:)

Nike Pullover - Nike Capri's - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 shoes.

A few notes to take with you - I will ONLY run in the winter with long-sleeve shirts that have the thumb-hole - if they don't - I won't buy them. It is for the comfort and ease. I don't wear LONG pants - I wear shorts, capris, and/or skirts - not sure why... but I do. SOCKS are so important - nice non-cotton, breathable socks for running are a MUST. Hats are my "thang" - keeps my hair out of the way. I love me some Bic-Bands, but hats just feel the best.

And finally... one last "Mel" opinion - you never know who you might see out running, and to me - "You should look/feel good everywhere" - running in clothes that YOU feel good in, can really motivate you. When I first started running I wore these frumpy sweat pants, cotton sweat-ball top, and felt all dumpy... When I FINALLY went out and bought some good clothes - it made a WORLD of a difference. I was like "hey I got this - I am a FREAKIN RUNNER".  Happy Shopping:)

Well there you have it.... Link up with us below and/or hop around and eye yourself some new running/workout digs...


  1. Love your style :D

    1000000% agree that you should FEEL good everywhere - even running..so whatever that means for you, you should feel like a suuuperstar!

  2. My next shopping spree will be for some fun running clothes. LOVE the pink pull over!!

    Have a good one, lady!

  3. I pretty much workout in those $8 tanks from target! Ha ha!!

  4. My girls say I am not allowed to wear hats and normally I would argue but Jeremy agrees haha!

  5. I really struggle with this because I was the college girl who wore hoodies and yoga pants to class. Now that I'm 27 and don't have that college girl figure... it's not cute! Like you said, you need to look/feel good in whatever you do because you never know who you will run in to!

  6. I cannot wear pants either!! I just get too hot and feel too restricted and I need a Garmin asap!!

  7. I'm totally with you on the "dressing the part" bit. I wore sweats when I started, too and I was so thankful I was running super early in the dark morning! When I wear actual running gear, I have more pep in my step! Also, I'm a huge hat fan as well! I didn't blog about it, but my FAVORITE thing to wear on the ol' noodle is my cheap, old Nike baseball cap. I'll even throw my headband over it. I don't know why, but that visor just makes me feel more comfortable--even on dark days!

  8. I love those long sleeve shirts on you, I need to try them out. It is funny how much more you feel the part of a runner if you look the part of a runner. I guess I'll keep faking it until I make it!

  9. Word on the thumb holes. I mean without thumb holes why would anyone wear sleeves to run!

  10. I didn't realize there was so much cute workout gear outside of Lululemon... and it would probably be better for my bank account too!

  11. I loooove all of y'alls suggestions. Thanks so much for doing link ups like this, because they always seem to answer questions that I have, especially about running gear and such!

  12. I really like this link-up and reading what everyone likes....makes me realize there is more (cute) stuff out there than just the stuff I get from Target!! :) I have about 1 outfit I wear to workout, and 1 pair of shoes I got from the boyfriend, so if I participated in this, I would be a laughing stock, ha! Someday I'll build up my wardrobe. :)

  13. I'll be picking me up some good lookin' workout clothes after Baby, for sure! You are right, the cuter you feel the better you feel the better your workout. At least it holds true for me!

  14. Okay, I've now seen about a million people post about the Garmin! Apparently I'm going to have to get one! I also feel like my yoga pants and sweatshirts are no longer good winter running attire! Time to upgrade!

  15. I love love love long sleeves with the thumb holes, so weird right!? But they don't move when you run and keep your hands warm too! You always looks so cute too!! Annnndd I'm totally late for the party, but I'll be linking up tonight! :)

  16. I loooove thumbholes! I get a lot of stuff from target and TJ Maxx. I love a good standard pair of black capris but have been venturing into running shorts. It's way more fun to wear knee socks with shorts! Gotta have Knee Socks!

  17. I love this linkup - When I started running last year, I never bought any "running" attire, I just used the normal cotton shorts and tshirts that I had lying around the house. I think once this baby is born and I get back to it, I will have to stock up on some of these nice running attire options!

  18. I do a lot of running in frumpy old clothes. I also wear a hat and sunglasses and hope no one recognizes me. Maybe some new running clothes would encourage me to keep it up! I love your style!

  19. I love your skirts! I need to check into getting some Brooks. I have yet to find the perfect shoe.

  20. I have the same garmin and can not get that screen to come up and tell me that stuff at once. It is driving me nuts and the instructions don't help at all!

    I love your blog and hope to become an avid runner once I have a minor surgery!!

    You are an inspiration for me to run!

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