New Running Gear!

30 Dec

Even though my family is wonderfully generous and I got lots of great presents for Christmas, I didn’t get any running stuff (which was secretly what I wanted the most, but it’s also the hardest to buy for someone else so I totally understand why they bought other things).

So after thinking long and hard about the running gear that I would most like right now, and shopping around for the most reasonable prices (I think I can only handle spending $100 on running tights once in my life), I bought the following:

Underarmour Coldgear Compression Tights – $49.99

For every run I’ve gone on that’s been colder than 40 degrees, I’ve worn Smartwool long underwear under my regular running pants. It works but the long underwear doesn’t stretch at all and I don’t like having to wear 2 layers. So hopefully these will solve my dilemma.

I bought a medium because that’s almost always what my size is, but according to my waist/hip measurements and their size chart, I would be an XXL. So I’m crossing my fingers that they’re the ones on crack, not me.

Nike Windproof 1/2 Zip Jacket – on sale for $29.23!

I’ve been wanting a running jacket for a while but am so cheap that I almost pass out every time I look at their price tags. {Side note: What happened to me?!?!} This jacket is cute, on sale, windproof and water resistant (which is all I need because I don’t usually run when it’s pouring outside). I also bought a medium in this.

I’ll let you know how I like them after they come and I have a chance to try them out.

I haven’t tried out my new shoes yet because I was a big lazy butt last night and this morning. I watched Sweet Home Alabama on TV (love that movie!) and then slept in until 7. I’ve just been so tired this week – I don’t know what my deal is. Usually, I’m wide awake once I get up but this week, I get up late after getting 8+ hours of sleep and still want to go straight back to bed.

Anyway, I’m going for my run after work today. And I’m actually excited because it’s supposed to be about 45 degrees and almost all of the snow we had has melted, which means no more slipping, sliding and accidentally stepping in ankle deep puddles.

What is the most important thing for you to have/wear on cold runs?

4 Responses to “New Running Gear!”

  1. Lisa December 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    I always hope for running stuff for gifts too, even though I know it’s hard to buy. I did get some nice adidas socks that should be good for running, so that’s fun. Awesome deal on your coat! I think those are the exact tights I have, and the sizes seemed to run big. Hopefully yours should fit! The only thing on mine that are tight are the ankles.

  2. Ali @SeeAliEatSeeAliRun December 30, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    How do you like those running tights? I’ve had my eye on Under Armor tights for awhile but haven’t taken the plunge yet! But my Nike tights are starting to show wear…

  3. Heidi Nicole December 31, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    I love new running gear! I am currently stealing The Husband’s under armor tights because I’m too cheap to buy my own but I have like 5 jackets because every time I find one under $20 I buy it!

    Have fun testing out your new gear!

  4. specialkkluthe December 31, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    @Ali – I haven’t tried the Underarmour tights yet because I just ordered them. But when I get them, I’ll definitely post about them! thanks for your comment.

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