welcome to wednesday, where we wring out wet ponytails and just keep saying:
dress for the day you want to have,
not the one that’s trying to have you.
today and every wednesday, i invite you to link arms, blogs, and instagrams in solidarity. here’s to setting the tone for the days we desire with the clothes we pull from the closet!
the jury is still out on whether it’s tougher to take pictures at 4am on race morning or to run a marathon in the rain.
while they debate . . . here’s what i wore for my first marathon, the st. jude country music marathon in nashville last saturday.
i think my favorite accessory was my 11111 race number.
one thing i didn’t worry about when the forecast turned to rain was keeping my hair in place. i knew my sweaty band wouldn’t slide come hell or high water. i thought this chevron pattern was a fun compliment to my st. jude singlet, and i convinced the rest of my team to get one as well!
i switched to these brooks running shoes just about month before the race and i love them. i re-laced them after taking this picture (more on my numb-foot-issues later!), and never had an issue. this spi-belt was a last minute purchase from the expo, and i’m so glad i picked it up. it didn’t budge from my waist through 26 miles in the rain, and it kept my fuel, salt pills, and phone close by and relatively safe from the elements. i’ve fought with many a fuel belt in my day, and this one is a miracle in motion-proof technology.
another last minute buy when the weather turned cool were arm sleeves, a lot like these from asics. these turned out to be a real life-saver in the cold, and the compression kept my arms from getting too sore as well.
race day style is a beast all it’s own – with comfort and injury and conditions to consider. i felt like the spunky warrior version of myself going in to the wet mess that was saturday, and i can’t wait to suit up for the next one.
have you ever dressed for a big race?
what are your tips for facing the elements with a bit of personality?
if you’re into buttons, feel free to grab this one, and link up a post or a photo that tells your story below. feel free to link up anytime during the week, and look for a new dress for the day story each wednesday. even if you don’t link up – join me throughout the week on twinstagram (twitter +instagram) by using this hashtag: