Yes, I am a runner. I am also very much a girl, therefore I make girly decisions. Race or event outfits should be planned not only for comfort, but also for the picture. I don't think there is a rule that says just because you are a runner you have to throw the cute factor out the window.
Are you with me here girls?
I have been known to occasionally wear mascara when I run, making sure that it is waterproof of course. Sometimes I color coordinate my socks. Is that so wrong? This girly factor even influences key purchases. For instance, the other day I popped in our local running store to get a new pair of shoes. I was planning of getting Asics Kayanos again since I've been quite happy with them. I became concerned once I noticed the display shoe, it was gray/silver and purple. Not terrible, but still, I like for the background of my shoe to be white. I'm just quirky that way.
The shoe fairies intervened when the man told me he was out of 10.5 (yes, I have snowshoes for feet). Would I like to try the same type of shoe, but in Brooks? The Brooks Trance is similar to the Kayano. Normally so close to a race I would not change brands of shoes. However, these were bright white and zippy orange. Even a shade of cute. I thought to myself, "Why not?"
So being the shallow girl that I am, they came home with me. I ran 5 miles in them the other morning and all seems well. I will continue to break them in and might even wear them on race day if no issues arise.I also bought a tank that might just become my race day tank. Because it's cute and pink. See...
running skirts. LOVE them. I'll probably wear mine for the big day. Rising through the ranks of my rotation though are my Nike tempo track shorts. LOVE them too.