Racing season seems to be in full swing and I can’t help but notice; I don’t approach choosing my racing gear like the rest of the girls. I have to laugh at myself when I see the difference. A fellow running ambassador posted in our Facebook group a picture of three different options of possible combinations of running shorts and tops–asking which one would look best for her upcoming race. And I see my fellow blogging runner friends’ racing pictures and their headbands coordinate with their tops, shorts and even socks. Adorably fashionable!
Me? I’m lucky if I have one set of clean running clothes to choose from at any given time. The night before the Austin Marathon I chose my outfit by doing the sniff test. Meh. Smelled clean enough, my shorts and top were tried and true for a good fit, and I always wear my Brooks running shoes because I know without a doubt it’s the right fit for me. I’m lucky if I can find a matching pair of running socks, let alone socks that coordinate with my outfit and the closest upcoming holiday!
So I suppose it’s no secret I’m not into fashion. But when I find a brand I like, I’m fiercely loyal. I had the opportunity to review fitness apparel from Lorna Jane’s new line; Uniquely Lorna Jane and I jumped on the opportunity because I’ve been searching for a pair of running pants that fit well and stay put. I have a small waist and bigger hips/bottom, so often I have trouble finding pants that are a good fit that I don’t have to worry about tugging at while running.
Lorna Jane graciously sent me their Amy 3/4 Tight as well as the Reflect Active Jacket to review. I immediately took out my tights for a test run and instantly fell in love. Not only were they comfortable, they stayed put and had a flattering look. My upcoming ultra-marathon starts at midnight, so I was excited to finally find a pair of pants that will keep me warm but not be a distraction, because these fit perfectly! A few days later I wore them for my strength training workout at the gym and I felt confident in them doing my usual squats, leg presses and more.
I loved the jacket because I was able to throw it on over my workout top and it gave me a more polished look than my usual frumpy gym/running look. It’s lightweight and perfect for cool mornings and late winter or early spring weather. Both the jacket and tights are perfect for running. I know the tights will also work well for my body pump class as well as yoga and pilates! Super functional. Super flattering. Chris is happy that I no longer reach for his over-sized sweatshirt after my workout and instead throw on my cute Reflect Active Jacket that is perfect for going to the gym or for every day wear.
And I just adore their mission statement:
Our mission is to inspire women to live their best life through Active Living.
Clearly not a model but happy and confident in my new Lorna Jane!
I would LOVE to share the love by gifting one of you with a $100 gift card to Lorna Jane. Lorna Jane is all about Move.Nourish.Believe. So comment below–How will you move in your new Lorna Jane active wear? A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday!
Never Give Up,