New running gear

I’m sorry.

I have been holding out on you.

I have some new running gear that I have been loving lately, and I have been selfishly not sharing my recent finds with you.

When Becky and I went shopping at the Mall of America, I got 2 new tops at Lululemon. Both are awesome.

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I was also lucky enough to get this top (Glycerin Print Support Tank II) from Brooks Running to check out, review, and #runhappy.

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Of course I love it because of the pink in it. Smile But it also has a built in sports bra. . . which usually don’t work for me and I have to wear a normal sports bra anyway –> But with this top, it is well fitted and everything stays where it is supposed to without the extra sports bra. It has a cute pocket in the back for keys/cell phone/etc. I wore it for my long 9 mile run and it stayed put with no chaffing.

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I am usually an Asics running shoe girl, but the latest model of Asics (gel nimbus 14) didn’t work for me, so I had to try something new. . . and I checked out Mizunos.

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I love love love the colors! They are a really nice shoe. The only difference from Asics is that there is less cushion and support in the forefoot. But once I did a few runs in them, I got used to the less cushion and really like this shoe. I still love my Asics but love these Mizunos too!!

I had the opportunity to check out SKORA shoes.

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Have you heard of this brand?

Based in Portland, Oregon, SKORA builds premium, lightweight performance running footwear that encourage a more bio-mechanically correct, natural stride. The distinctive look and feel of SKORA footwear is based on the function and benefit of a minimalist design philosophy we call Run Real.

I have always wanted to check out a pair of minimalist shoes, but wasn’t sure where to start. And the nice SKORA people sent me a The Base to check out.

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First of all, they are super cool. They don’t have laces, but a Velcro cross –strap. They hug your feet and provide a great fit. I have done a few runs in them. I like them, however, I am not sure that the minimalist running shoe is for me. I think I personally need a little bit more support. . . but, I love them for teaching BODYPUMP and aerobics.

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For me, I think they are a great cross-training shoe. But I would highly recommend checking these shoes out if you are interested in a minimalist shoe.

Lululemon running shorts. Groovy Run Short.

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Scott gave me this pair for my 31st birthday when we were in Chicago. They are my go-to pair of running shorts lately. Light and perfect for summer. Nice thick waistband. Pocket in the back.

Ellie little black capri. Perfect for running, aerobics, BODYPUMP, or pedicures.

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I have been wearing these capris everywhere. They stay put. Super flattering. And nice, comfy fabric.

What are some of your current favorite workout gear pieces??

**Disclaimer: I was given the Brooks running top, Skora shoes and Ellie capris for free, but as usual, all opinions are 100% my own.**

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33 Responses to New running gear

  1. I don’t own any lulu clothes but I’d love to!
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  2. You sure are stylin’ and have made me super jealous because I really need to some new running shorts and tanks. I may just put that Brooks tank on my Christmas wish list. 😉
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  3. Great gear! I’m not a huge tank top person but those look super comfy!

    I swear by my Mizunos! I used to wear Asics all the time until I went to an actual running store and they said they were all wrong for me. I tried out the Mizunos and haven’t bought anything else since!
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  4. I wear Brooks shoes right now, but I’ve heard great things about Mizunos! I may need to check those out!
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  5. I love Asics for running usually too!

    I def enjoy some of my lulu tops 🙂

  6. Yay for new workout gear!!! I love buying it!! I just got two pairs of yoga pants from target and I really love them!!! They both fit great and stay in place. I really love all the C9 workout gear at target!!

  7. Love love LOVE getting new workout clothes! And all of yours are super cute! I’ve been thinking about trying mizunos, I’m glad you like them!!
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  8. So much new gear! I love new running stuff – I actually just ordered 2 new tops from Ellie’s October line. I need some more color in my life. I wish I could try the low support/minimalist shoes but my feet have issues with pain even with high support shoes so I’m scared to try. Where’d you get your Mizuno’s – that may need to be my next pair 🙂
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    • KT

      I got my Mizunos at The Running Room – I have the best luck there in the cities. .. Which Ellie tops did you get???

  9. look at you all cute and stuff! : )

    I have been thinking about getting some mizuno’s as well lately. Since I am not an avid runner I don’t use my running shoes as much as most. I’m currently using the Gel-Nimbus Asics and although I do love them I really want to try something different.

    • KT

      Thanks Heather. 😉 I would definitely recommend the mizunos – I really like them. And love the purple color. 🙂

  10. I love new running gear. It always helps my motivation!
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  11. Even if lower profile shoes are not the right choice for a particular runner while running, they make a great strengthening tool to wear when doing drills, strength work, and classes.

    I do most of my running in our more cushioned shoes, but wear the Phase without an insole for most of my non-running training 🙂
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    • KT

      I totally agree!! I love them for teaching BODYPUMP or just running errands. 🙂 Thanks for the insight.

  12. OK, I’m kind of glad the closest Lululemon store is over an hour away. I’ve been hearing so many great things about Lulu that I would probably spend an entire paycheck if I stepped into the store!!
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  13. I am in love with anything Lulu. The closest store used to be over an hour away, but they just opened one in a mall 20 minutes away and another mall 45 minutes away. Can you say good bye savings account? 🙂
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  14. Great gear! 🙂
    That Brook’s Tank looks like something that would work for me. I hadn’t thought about just using a bra in one of the tanks (I buy them without the bras in them), but that might be the perfect answer to my recent bra-chafing problem!
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    • KT

      I don’t usually have good luck with tops that have bras in them, I usually have to wear a sports bra anyway, but this one is perfect!! And no chafing. 🙂

  15. I’m an asics girl too so that fact that you aren’t digging the new ones makes me think I need to go buy another pair of my current ones.
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    Which Mizunos did you get? I am a huge Mizuno fan.

  17. Thanks for the review on the SKORA footwear. I’ve always wanted to try out some minimalist shoes but I have no idea where to start!
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    • KT

      That’s how I felt too!! I was happy to have the opportunity to check them out. I will definitely use them for cross training.

  18. Loving your new gear! I have a problem with buying much too much gear haha. Luckily, I’ve been good & stayed out of the Lulu store here in DSM.

    Do you get the Ellie subscription box? Just curious since I heard there were a lot of problems when they started.
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    • KT

      Thanks Alex! I haven’t done the subscription box for Ellie yet – I have just ordered a few pieces here and there. I haven’t had any problems with it and their customer service is really good too.