Choosing running gear is tricky, especially here in the midwest with our huge temperature swings. With every season change, I have to remind myself what I am most comfortable in for any given temperature. Long sleeves or short sleeves? Shorts or capris? Lined tights or unlined tights? I thought that if it is as confusing for you as it is for me, it is probably worth putting down in a “What to Wear When Running” guide based on temperature.
Brooks is far and away my favorite running company. As a member of the Brooks Inspire Daily program, it is awesome to be associated with Brooks and I am proud to wear their products. They are the only major sports company the focuses purely on running and they are leading the field in innovations for runners of all skill levels. The work they put into their products shows with how long they last – I have run hundreds of miles in some of their gear and it still looks almost new.
Without further ado, here is what I wear for all different types of weather, with links to the Brooks website for you to check out the clothes for yourself.
A few caveats – this is just a guide, obviously. You may want to “jump down” a category if it is windy, dark, rainy, or depending on the intensity of your workout. Also, please contact your healthcare provider before starting a new workout routine.
What to Wear When Running – Hot Weather
What to Wear When Running – Warm Weather
What to Wear When Running – Cool Weather
What to Wear When Running - Cold Weather
What to Wear When Running – Freezing Weather
What to Wear When Running – Frigid Weather
Nightlife LSD JacketClockwise from upper left: Nightlife LSD Lite Jacket III | Balaclava | Essential Run Vest II | Utopia 2 in 1 Mitten | Silver Bullet Wind Tight | Nightlife Sock | Equilibrium Long Sleeve Top
This year, my little travel blog grew into a place where I shared more than just photos of my adventures. Given that interviewing for residency took me to Portland, Denver, San Francisco, and Stanford, there were plenty of photos, but I was also able to share some of my favorite recipes and DIY projects. Literally thousands of people from all of the world stopped by to check out my humble ramblings.
2013 will be full of changes and adventures for Pat and I. We are getting married in May, just a week after I graduate from medical school. I’ll be starting my first real job, as a pediatric resident. Hopefully that will mean we’ll be moving to a new city, after almost a decade of being in Madison. I also have two big trips coming up – six weeks working with Tibetan refugees in India and three weeks in Morocco for our honeymoon! All of that in just the first six months of 2013!
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Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!
Say it ain’t so! It appears that my favorite organizer from the early ’90′s is making a renaissance. Caboodles are making a comeback! According to Style.com, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the birth of the beauty box next month, Caboodles is re-releasing the very first model, a peach and cream-colored wonder, called My First Love in a limited 1,000-piece run.
When I was in elementary school, I definitely had one of these in teal and purple. I used to to hold things like my Lipsmackers lipgloss and my Jane cosmetics. Who has two thumbs and rocked brown lipstick covered with teal lipgloss? This girl, that’s who! Considering how conservative my parents were it’s a wonder I was let out of the house! I distinctly remember congratulating myself on how natural my three shades of deep purple eyeshadow looked. Oy vay. Will you be standing in line for this limited edition item?
I love reading fashion blogs with daily outfit posts. If gives me inspiration on how to put together clothes that I already own, and every once in a while inspires me to buy a new staple for my wardrobe. Although the girls always look beautiful and at ease (some of them do this for a living), sometimes I wonder how much work goes into putting together each post.
And then there is location. It has to be just the right spot for every outfit. They make it look easy, but I suspect there is a whole lot more calculation going on behing the scenes than the girls let on.
One of our last weekends together before I left for California, Pat and I packed a picnic lunch and headed out to the country. I love maxi dresses for pretty much any occasion, but especially for those that involve sitting on the ground. Maxis allow full coverage in even the most awkward of situations. Sitting cross-legged? Check. Climbing over a fence (wait, you don’t do that in your maxi dress)? Check. Squatting in a field of wildflowers? Check.
In summary, that’s how I found myself in a field of wildflowers, wearing a maxi dress, mugging for the camera. I’m ridiculous.
But oh-so-loved by this man.