Gear bites

Today’s post comes in the form of gear bites — sweet runner products I wanted to share.

A few weeks ago a friend of mine offered me a shopping discount at a local store and I scored these great tights: Adidas Supernova brushed running tight, P91159 .

Here’s a picture of them, at right.

These tights conquer the three F’s: form, flatter and function. They use compression technical, which is supposed to aid with muscle fatigue. I’d never tried compression tights until these and now I’m sold. They were warm and worked great. They run about $56-$70, depending on where you find them. (My friend got me mine half off at $30 — woo-hoo!)

When I looked them up online I was surprised to find out that they are in fact men’s tights!

I’ve never tried or owned men’s running tights before. I have girly hips, not Deena Kastor’s boy-straight build, but somehow they worked out great anyway. I found them placed in the women’s running section at the store so I guess a clerk made the same mistake I did. When I looked at the tags again later nothing indicated they were men’s.

Who knew??

This next item is clearly girly and for women unless you are drag queen running the Bay to Breakers 12K race in San Francisco (a very fun, crowded event, by the way).

I love my SweatyBands headband, which honestly doesn’t slide or slip when you work out wearing it.  Here’s a picture of the one I’ve got:

It’s stylish and practical, and they run $15-$18. I also use it everyday when I’m just doing errands and need to keep my hair back or wash my face in the morning. It’s a good product that delivers what it advertises — keeping your hair back and looking good. It come in tons of colors and designs.

OK, that’s my retail therapy nibble de jour. (I’m time crunched today so I will deliver a more substantial post later this week.)

I ran 8.25 miles on the treadmill today, including three 1600s at an 7:45 pace for speed work.

I’ve got more Boston qualifier profiles in the works. If you know of more women you would like to suggest, please send them my way.

Happy shopping and happy Wednesday!


Aging is inevitable, but growing old is a choice. Lace up your shoes, and let’s go!

Mileage today: 8.25; Denver to Boston miles logged: 1177; Miles left to go: 593.

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