stepping up the style factor

November 15, 2011

So did you know that I only signed up for the half marathon I’m running in January last week?

Yeah.. that half marathon I have been talking about for the better part of three months. The one that was 75% full… then 83% full… and then 92% full. It was at 92% full that I decided to buck up, pay the $160 (Seriously, Disney? You rob me!), and seriously sign up. Apparently 24 year olds are not allowed to enjoy Disney World with their mother unless they sign up for a race or something. That’s bologna if you ask me, but I’m just going to with it and pretend like I don’t still love the Disney Princesses. Perfect.

Thankfully, my training plan didn’t start last week. If it did, I would be in horrible shape come January 8 at 5:30 a.m. (really? why so early?).

So anyways, I’ve been going through a lot of workout clothes lately. Usually they’re really not workout clothes — old t-shirts, sweat pants — you get the idea. However, as the colder months are coming in on me, I have to be prepared because there is nothing more horrible than having to run on the treadmill for more than four miles at a time.

So when the Stephanie over at Champion contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying a few of their products, I was more than happy to oblige!

Meet my new favorite pants:

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I mentioned to Stephanie I have a really hard time finding pants that are a) long enough for me and b) don’t “cut my wait off” and make me look horrible. I’m a big fan of roll over workout pants, so when she offered to send me some of their new Shape line, I was a little bit leery. And I was even more leery when I took them out of the box and thought “there is no way these are fitting over my behind.”

These have to be the traveling pants or something because they magically fit. They are long enough. They are tight, and they are the most flattering pair of workout pants I’ve ever owned in my life. I love these babies. They come up a tad bit higher than I am used to (think: natural waist line, about an inch under your belly button), but I don’t even care. They’re cozy. They’re comfy. I love them.

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I actually wore them on my long run outside last weekend, and they were perfect. They kept me warm even though it was in the 30s!

Another item Stephanie sent for me to review was their Shape Long Tank.

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I have the hardest time with workout tops, and this one was no different. I have a fairly long torso (thanks, Dad), so even longer shirts don’t seem “long” on me. This top was a little too short for my liking, but that definitely won’t stop me from using it! It is definitely form fitting, and does “shape” your tummy area.

I was also sent two sports bras to try out — the blue colored bra is their Shape T-Back Sports Bra. It has medium support (not that I need much) and is really comfortable. It is true to size, not to mention such a fun color!

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And the last item I was sent to try out was their Double Dry Seamless Cami Sports Bra. This bra is seriously so so comfortable. It reminds me of one of my favorite ones I get from Target, but the thing I like the most about this one is that is criss-crosses in the back!

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I think I’m all set to go for the rest of my training until Mickey and I run hand and hand through the finish line on January 7th. That does happen, right?

Question: How does your running wardrobe change as the weather gets colder?

Disclaimer: I was contacted by Champion to review their products. They provided me with product to test. However, my opinions are entirely my own.

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