Welcome to my first post on What I Wore (On My Run).
With my blog title and inspiration shamelessly pulled from my friend’s sister-in-law, Jessica Quirk, I never imagined I would attempt to become a “style” blogger. It wasn’t until my friend Abby and I were discussing the trend of style blogging that I realized I may actually know a thing or two about an undiscussed segment of the fashion world: running clothes!
As the girl who was constantly mocked by teammates for needing to wear matching brands and perfect color schemes, my attention to running clothes has allowed me to develop both a keen eye for sport-style and a closet full of apparel. While ultimately I advocate only wearing what feels most comfortable, I figure it doesn’t hurt to look good along the way.
With each entry I will attempt to provide comprehensive information regarding the weather, what I wore, and why I wore it. While I will not be able to offer a photograph of my outfit from the exact day I wore it, I am incredibly blessed to have the assistance of Zach Hetrick to capture images of each outfit during our periodic photo shoots. Along the way I will be detailing specific pieces of running gear such as compression wear, socks, sunglasses, and hydration belts, as well as featuring guest bloggers and their running outfits. Stayed tuned and enjoy my first post!
Date: June 2, 2011
Time: 7:30 AM
Weather: Overcast/62 degrees F
Location: B-Line Trail; Bloomington, IN
Why: Although the weather did not necessitate capri tights, I could not help but take advantage of this “cool” spring morning to wear one of my favorite running pieces. I would wear my capri tights everyday if I could, but I typically only pull them out on 40-55 degree days.
I chose to debut my blog with this outfit because it is both simple and comfortable. My favorite aspect of this ensemble is that when I wear it I feel as though I have nothing on. The Nike Pro Dri-Fit shirt has a wonderful fit and is made of 84% polyester and 16% spandex, which allows it to wick moisture away while unobtrusively hugging my body. It does not bounce when I run, which is common with some of my shirts, and the seams are unnoticeable. I love my Nike Filament capri tights because of how they stay put when I run, as opposed to riding up over my knee with each step. I also like the weight of the tight; while they provide some warmth they are very thin and help me feel free and fast. They also have the added bonus of a zipper pocket in the back to store my house key. Overall, this is by far one of my favorite outfits!