I’m not what you would call…outdoorsy. In fact, I moved to the Big City so that I would never again have to breathe fresh air or climb anything more strenuous than a set of stairs. Thus, I don’t do much running outside. So for this post, I let my friend CK, President of a running club, triathalete, and Iron Man finisher choose the outfit.
While I believe that New Balance is the choice of terrorists (see video evidence), this jacket is pretty cute. CK likes this one because it wicks away moisture, dries quickly when it rains, and has “thumb holes” so you don’t have to wear gloves.
CK swears by Mizuno, and since she’s small chested like me a medium compression top like this works fine. If you’re a C-cup or large B-cup, you need something underneath as well.
According to CK it’s reaaly hard to take your pulse during a strenuous run, so if you care about getting your heart in shape, you need a heart monitor. She likes Garmin, you can choose a cheaper brand if you want.
When I saw these “shoes,” the conversation went something like this:
Belle: What the hell are those?
CK: They are Ah-May-Zing.
Belle: They look ridiculous. And how do they provide any support?
CK: Listen daytripper, they’re very supportive. They have cured my low-back pain and I have the best runner’s calves of anyone I know. Barefoot running, wave of the future.
Oh, and they’re machine washable, so no more leaving my shoes on the balcony overnight to air out.
Belle: Fine. But they’re ugly.
CK: Don’t diss my Vibes.