Hey guys! I feel like I never post anymore – but it’s not my fault! The internet at our bunkhouse is pretty terrible and every night when I try to write a blog post I can’t ever get on 😦 I’m changing my blog writing schedule to fit the times when no one else is online so that I can hopefully get back on track! The Wednesday Wisdom I tried to post late Tuesday night will have to wait until next week I guess!
Anyways, not blogging has given me some extra time to get things done around the place. On Monday, Andrew and I had off so we drove back to Anchorage to finally get the last of our need-in-Seward things out of the storage unit. The most important thing: my massive bin of running clothes and accessories!
Don’t worry, there’s a few hiking things in there too like my North Face fleeces and waterproof pants. But yeah, I think I have an obsession with running clothes! Don’t act like your closets aren’t full of running clothes too 🙂 It’s especially important for me to have brought as many running clothes as possible since the options for cheap running clothes in Alaska are slim – there’s not TJ Maxx/Marshalls, no outlets, and high shipping costs so I stocked up before I came here. I don’t think I’ll ever run out of stuff! I’m seriously in love with everything in there, but here are my top picks for clothes that I can’t live without!
Accessories: Seward is pretty mild in the summer (right now it’s 64 degrees and sunny), but the temperatures do vary widely during the day! It’s also very windy. So you can imagine that some of my chillier, windier runs have been tough to get through without any gloves or ear warmers! That’s why I’m very excited to have my favorite chilly weather items with me! I’ve got a bunch of ear warmers, but my favorite one is my Lululemon headband. I have to be honest, I bought this one at the outlet in Orlando and have no idea what the name of it is. But it’s black so it matches everything, fuzzy on the inside, and moisture wicking. It’s the best combo ever! Next, I finally have my Nike Elite Storm Fit Tech running gloves. They’re wind/water resistant, fuzzy on the palms, and are touch screen compatible. I need all the help I can get to keep my hands warm in the wind here! And finally, I have my trusty pair of Pro Compression socks. These are my favorite socks to wear during/after long runs – I’m going to need these pretty soon!
Tank Top: I’ve got a bunch of tank tops that I love, but the Oiselle Flyte is my favorite! It’s super light and comfy. I will definitely pull this out on days where it gets too warm for a t-shirt, which will probably happen a few times this summer! Hint: whoever buys me the long sleeved version of this for my birthday will be my hero forever (Andrew are you reading this?)
T-Shirt: I feel like it’s hard to find a good running t-shirt – I’m either too hot or cold or sweaty. I honestly don’t own many other than the ones that I get from races. But I do love my Brooks Run Happy shirt! I have it in the long sleeved version as well. I love how it fits and it’s a pretty cute message!
Long Sleeved: I have a ton of long sleeved running shirts ranging from very lightweight to super warm and fuzzy. But my go-to shirt, especially for temps below 50, is this RBX shirt that I bought at TJ Maxx. I have it in pink as well because I seriously needed more than one! I love how long it is (I can actually fit my fingers through the thumb holes and I have really long arms) and the half zip option helps cool me off mid-run if I need it. Plus this company makes a lot of brightly colored shirts – I have a few regular non-zip fleece lined shirts from them as well.
Pants: I’m going to be honest here: I usually run in yoga pants. I will rarely run in some Nike or Adidas shorts, but I have no idea what kind they are! If you look in all my past race photos you probably won’t see shorts in any of them! I don’t seem to have a pants obsession at all. Who really likes buying pants though? Not me!
Shoes: No running outfit would be complete without the perfect pair of shoes. Mine are the Adidas Supernova Glide 6 Boosts (longest name ever!). They’re really comfortable and have quickly replaced my retired Mizuno Wave Inspire 9s, which I thought I would never get over. Plus they manage to match with everything while also being really colorful at the same time. Mad props to the guy at Philadelphia Runner who matched me up with these!
I know most people are putting away their long sleeved shirts and long pants, but I’m excited to still need them. I hate running in 90 degree weather and humidity, so I’ve been loving my cooler runs here in Seward!
What are some running clothes that you can’t live without? Any of these items on your favorites list as well? Who else has a running clothes obsession?