Runner Fashion Fails
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Hope for bleak individuals who think that a hydration belt is a legitimate fashion choice.
I don’t know about you, but as a runner, I have wretched fashion.
Chances are, if you see me, I will not only be hungry, but I will have just parsed myself together in about 10 minutes flat because my long run went longer than I thought and obviously running is more important than extended hygienic practices.
Wet hair and a growling stomach = me in a nut shell.
I used to be a bit huffy when I would go out to eat and I would see athletic types at a normal dinner in a race t-shirt. We get it, you are active.
Now, as my laundry pile contains more dry wick t-shirts than trendy tanks, I find myself rocking them around my house and quickly changing to go out. I live in a household of women who believe that it isn’t a shoe if it doesn’t have a heel, so as they dazzle the world with their sparkle, I schlep beside them in my Birkenstocks or Toms because I would rather just not sacrifice my calves because I have a long run tomorrow.
To make myself feel better that my beauty regime is 10 minutes at best, here is an unexhaustive list of runners fashion faux pas that I DON’T do…a lot.
1. SHORT runner shorts:
I am sorry – they don’t make you go faster.
And while we are being catty – don’t tuck your shirt in.
Shorts over running tights.
WHY? Wear tights. Or shorts.
Running in full makeup.
Unless this is a look you are going for.
4. Compression socks and shoes outside of a run/race setting.
I don’t care what it does for your recovery, put some pants over those things!
I mean, I am guilty of rocking the look myself…
But I was obviously on an adventure. North Face coat…right?
5. Vibrams and toe socks.
What runner fashion faux pas am I missing? And don’t say hydration packs. It is perfectly normal to walk around the mall drinking out of a tube attached to your back because like, hydration.