Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I don't usually worry about what I am wearing

That is what my husband said to me the other night. I was telling him that I may have my St. Patricks Day outfit figured out, but I wasn't sure what I was wearing for my next half which is the week before.

He looked at me like any man would and said "I don't usually worry about what I am wearing to run in." Oh if only it were that simple. Of course I worry about what I am wearing, it has to be cute and functional. That way if I have a bad run at the very least I know I looked cute at the start of a race. I also feel that if you look good, it can help pull you out of a funk. At the end of the day you need to go into a race feeling confident and ready and for me looking good is part of that. Heck, who knows how much longer I will have that ability. Getting old sucks. :)
I might as well share a sneak peek of my St. Patricks Day outfit. It will start off with a vintage cotton St. Paddy's day t-shirt from my husband. He wore this in high school or maybe it was middle school for a fun run. Either way it finally fits me and I am going to rock it. I am going to add a layer underneath in black that is not cotton. :)


Next is the awesome Team-Sparkle Green Skirt, over black capri's and of course long festive socks. The only problem is these socks are thigh highs and that won't work for me, so I might use white socks with green shamrocks and then switch to a white shirt underneath. Either way I think it will be  a fun outfit.

While I was laying out the outfit above, I think I decided on my out for the Lake Sammaish half. The weather is so unpredictable in this state. That I am going with Nike Dri Fit coat, Pink Under Armour tank, camo running skirt, black capri's and compression socks. I have black compression socks, but I am thinking about ordering the Pink RunLove socks to go with it but I don't see them on their website right now.

So the questions is St. Patricks Day outfit - do I go with white socks and a while long sleeve shirt under the green shirt? Or stick with what I have? Lake Sammamish Half - Pink or Black compression socks?

Do you plan out your race attire or are you lucky enough to just grab something and look cute?

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  1. Definitely plan out the attire. You have to look cute but like you said...it also has to be functional! :)

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  2. I read somewhere that you should feel comfortable and look good when you work out. Gave me a good excuse for lots of shopping.

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    1. I agree it! Call me vain, but if I look well then I act and feel good.

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  3. i love both outfits! i just ordered my sparkle skirt for the shamrock shuffle. thank you so much for the link. i always feel better when i am dressed accordingly. :)

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  4. I would do pink compression socks...stand out, why not?!

    I prefer black ...with that said I would stick with the St. Patty's outfit you have laid out...looks cute! Love the skirt.

    ;-)

    What are you doing? 2 half marathons within weeks?

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    1. No - that would be crazy!

      1 weekend - half
      Next weekend - just under 4 mile St. Patrick Day Run

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  5. I say, stick with those socks and just kind of bunch them. I do that with tall socks and they look like legwarmers. And you totally want to look like me, I'm sure.

    My race this weekend is all about blending in because I am TERRIFIED, but I am planning my outfit for my first half in May. *shrug*


    Good luck!!!

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    1. oh I think I figured out my outfit for Portland today, I need to do a few test runs first. :)

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  6. Oh I totally plan my outfits! And after my last half I realize that I really should invest in a much better fitting rain jacket! Ha ha. I'm a big fan of camp - love the skirt, either pink or black would look great! And I think i like white for St Paddy's day...

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  7. Both very cute outfits. I say go with black on both, especially if it's raining so you don't splash nasty stuff on your white.

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  8. I like both the outfits.

    I don't really think about what I am going to wear on race day. I like all my outfits and usually pick the one that's on the top in my closet. My first reason why I buy certain workout clothes is that they have to be comfortable, second is the color. I don't own running skirts because I can't imagine I feel comfortable in them. I'll stick to my skirts for my regular clothing :)

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  9. I agree with the other posts--stick with the outfits as you have them (the black as opposed to white), and bunch up the socks, if that works. The sparkle skirt is adorable--I have not gotten one yet, but mainly because I'm still working on building up the very basic running clothes first. For me, the only question is the weather: cold weather, it's one outfit, warm weather, it's the other!

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  10. Planning the outfit is half the fun, I say! Both outfits are totally cute. I'd stick with black and possibly pick up some cheap knee highs at Target if you decide not to mess with the thigh-highs. I love pink with camo so much that I've done it myself. If you can't find the pink Run Love socks, CEP has bright pink ones.

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  11. I absolutely love the camo running skirt! That's my pick!

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  12. i plan out my outfits in advance as well. I think its also important to know how you react- i.e. I get VERY hot when I run so even though I may freeze at the start when its 40 degrees, I'll be extremely comfortable during the run itself and THAT is what is most important

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