I have to say, I am very excited about fall. It is my favorite time of year for many reasons. One of those reasons is because fall weather is my favorite running weather. The humidity breaks, and the temperatures cool down. Yet, it’s not so cold that it takes me extra time to get on gloves, and grab my hat and hand warmers, it’s perfect.
The only thing about fall is that I have to be sure to check the weather every night because what I wear to run in varies. Years ago my friend Jenifer and I developed a plan that if it was 40 and above we would wear shorts or capris, and if it was much below 40 we would wear pants. Regardless, I always start with a tank on top and layer accordingly. Sometimes all I need is a long sleeve dri-fit over the tank and sometimes I need a half zip.
I have realized over several years that for fall, capris can be perfect to run in. They are also one of the best investments you can make because you can wear them all year round. I also love wearing them on my weekends to the kids games and just around! They are comfortable flattering, and easy. Here are a few of my favorite styles:
The Women’s Nike Legend Capri (also comes in a full size pant). They are flattering, comfortable, and they suck you in just the right amount! They come in gray and black, and periodically will come in prints. I never feel like I have enough pairs, they are amazing!
The Women’s PR Asics Capris are another of my favorites. They are very soft, and they flatter without squeezing you in the wrong places. I have to say, I have been very impressed with all of the Asics apparel I have bought. I think they are very under rated. Asics is known for great running shoes, but their apparel is also top notch!
This year I have fallen in love with a new tank. In love to the tune of I have bought FIVE of them! Yes I may need some help, but when you find what works ….why not? It is the Under Armor Tech Tank. They are thin, soft, and consistently come in fabulous colors. One thing I did with them is I bought them in two different sizes. Certain times I like tanks more fitted and other times I like them looser and longer. This gives me the option to choose! These tanks are also a good investment because you can layer with them or wear them alone in the summer or at the gym in the winter. They are incredible!
Having a few pairs of the right capris and several tanks are a great way to build your solid running wardrobe. They are essential, yet fun and flattering as well as multi purpose. And let’s face it, new clothes of any kind are motivating. When you look good, you feel good.
We all need motivation to keep exercising and running!