Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dress For Success

Day #4 of the Runner's World Streak.  The first day of the streak, Thanksgiving, I ran the Garden City 5 Mile Turkey Trot.  The next day was tough getting out the door.  The longer I waited, the colder it got.  Temperatures were still in the 30s.  After announcing to the world that I was participating in this streak, I was very close to ending it on just the second day.  I couldn't be that ridiculous.  I finally got my arse out the door by 3:30pm for a 6+ miler.

Yesterday and today were slightly warmer than earlier in the week, low 40s.  I bought a new Avalanche running top at T.J. Maxx on Black Friday so I tested it out yesterday for an 8 miler.

Take me to your leader.
Do you love thumb holes as much as me?

The Voltiac hooded pullover was $24.99 at T.J. Maxx instead of $50.00-$75.00 online.  I wore a tank top sports bra and a Uniqlo heattech turtle neck underneath,   The Uniqlo heattech technology redistributes your body heat to keep you nice and toasty.  I love it for my cold weather runs.  However it does not wick away sweat, so when your run is over, you should immediately remove the top because it will be soaked.  The Avalanche top has a soft liner inside for warmth.  By the second mile, I realized I could have done without the turtle neck. The Avalanche inner liner also wicks away sweat.  The outer layer stretches for optimal movement.  The high scuba collar keeps your neck warm when the hood is up.  This is a perfect top for the winter, as both a base and outer layer.

Today was a balmy 43 degrees at 9am when I went out for another 8 miler.  I wore a pair of shorts, but didn't forget my hat and gloves!  I'm not crazy, you know.


  1. Hey, this is the sort of post that one might find on a website that advises people about running gear. What would you call such a site?

    TJ Maxx is my favorite place to find serendipitous bargains on running stuff.

    1. Why, ER, funny you should ask... Such a sit exists! It's been resurrected from Limbo. Here is the link:

  2. I love that top! There is noting like finding a great deal on awesome running clothes to get me motivated to get out and go for a run.

    1. I totally agree! My running clothes are starting to outnumber my regular life clothes. And now with all these great sales!!! I am proud to say that I have been exhibiting tremendous self control. >pat pat pat< (That is me patting myself on my back)