On Friday I mentioned that for the races I’m doing this weekend, I bought a new pair of running tights from the Gap.
Here they are:
These striped leggings caught my eye due to their retro appeal. The fabric also features blackout technology, which is designed to be opaque and avoid the dreaded see-through Lululemon effect.
What I liked the most about these pants – aside from the fact that they look cool – is the rear zip pocket, which is critical for holding gels, lip balm, hotel keys and other necessities for running a destination distance race.
Since I got these for 40% off (during one of Gap’s nearly ubiquitous deals), I added a matching space-dyed half-zip pullover.
(As I was putting this post together I saw that this pullover was listed as one of Oprah’s Favorites for 2016, which apparently means I have excellent taste. Ahem).
These pants retail for $64.95, but since Gap routinely runs deals ranging from 25-40% off, you could realistically get them for a lot less. I paid about $39, which was an acceptable number to me.
An added bonus is that these pants have a similar feel to these Tory (Burch) sport ones:
The major difference (besides width) is that the Tory sport pair retails for $135, which is a price I equate more to items in my work or special occasion wardrobe than things I will get sweaty.
There were so many races happening last weekend.
Our city held its 20th annual marathon, plus the town where Spouse and I went to college held similar events.
Since he usually heads back there to run a half-marathon with his buddies, I already knew that the kids and I would be holding down the home fort.
Double whammy: I was also on call, which precluded a solid race plan even back at home.
Sitting on the sidelines, though, gave me an opportunity to plan for what’s next.
I also had time to catch up on back issues of Women’s Running magazine, which is typically a great inspiration for me.
These four motivational tips for reinvigorating your running struck a chord:
- Sign up for a race
- Buy new (cute) running clothes
- Try a new route
- Make a new running playlist
Any one of these would do the trick for me.
Especially this GapFit neon double pink tank or this one from Athleta:
Love that hot pink!