Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What gives?

OK, I know that my favorite running pants are charcoal gray. And I know that my windbreaker is charcoal gray. And I had an inkling that my windbreaker was not the most streamlined jacket in the world.

What I did not know is that charcoal gray over charcoal gray is dreary. Worse, baggy charcoal gray over charcoal gray is dreary and frumpy.

And this, dear Internets, is how I apparently look while running in the winter: Dreary and frumpy.

I give you the evidence:


Ouch. Good thing I was wearing my pink cap. The black headband would have been too much!

So, this happy runner needs to rethink the running jacket. Maybe electric blue? Neon pink? Obnoxious orange? Definitely something with some color and maybe a little bit of a better fit. Sheesh!

Chalk this up to a lesson learned!

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Post-race, I've been feeling great. I took Monday off completely and did an easy workout yesterday. We'll see what today brings. There will certainly be NO outdoor running because we're getting walloped with snow. It's pretty and all, but it a lot and it just isn't stopping. Yikes!

Have a great day, everyone!

~ Felice

PS: Don't forget my eggy giveaway!

27 comments:

Jocelyn said...

ha, yeah I guess I have mostly dark things too. Maybe we should invest in some bright yellow winter running gear! :) Although I don't think you look frumpy!

Marlene said...

I've been trying to brighten up my winter wardrobe ... hoping to take my mind of the dreary weather!

Something fluorescent would be great on top. :)

J said...

I need a new bright jacket too! I would love an orange one and right now things should be on sale but the key is finding them and finding them in my size!

Denise said...

we're getting more snow, too. when will this stop? looks like another 20 miler on the treadmill this weekend.

Ewa said...
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Ewa said...

I love dark colors. OK, I love one dark color - black. Then one day I was driving and coming out of full sun into a shady part of the street at the last moment I noticed a runner in a dark outfit. I almost hit him. He was running the route I often run in my black outfit. Now some of my running clothes are a bit more colorful. Still black is my favorite color :)

MJ said...

My vote is for bright pink. :) I used to go out in all black thinking 'I look thin', then I realized 'I look boring', now it's all about the pink!

Jen said...

I always wear dark colors on the bottom and try to change it up with the running top or Bondi-band. At least your hat is pinkish.

Morgan said...

I love the pink cap so perhaps you should get a pink jacket to match! :)

April said...

I think you look great! I like the pink cap! Who knows, a bright springy color may put a little more spring in your step! I vote for neon pink!:)

Laura said...

I have a tendency to be all in black. Luckily the 2 new pairs of shoes I got are orange and green respectively. They brighten things up.

Momma Twitch said...

I feel ya on the dark colors, I've had to get some pink stuff to give my running outfits a little pop. Good luck!

joyRuN said...

I did my long run today since it looks like we're getting walloped again. YUCK!

I love my bright red running jacket - I found it at Target (love that place), & it keeps me visible :)

Staci Dombroski said...

My running partner always makes fun of me because I always wear black. I need to change my wardrobe too!!!

ShutUpandRun said...

I've been called a ninja cause I wear all black. I need that pink hat.

runningwithsass said...

too funny! I DEFINATELY need happy colors when running in winter! I even wear a sparkly red sequins on it hat sometimes!

ajh said...

I wear so much black. I realized one day that I should wear a bright hat. I have been trying to wear more of my bright jacket/shirts lately but when it is really cold I wear my black Run LIke A Girl because it is so cozy and warm. Go shop!!! You can do it online even when it is snowing hard!

Heather said...

I've got a bright pink jacket - it brightens things up, and I feel like it makes me more visible to cars. It also looks really good with my neon orange construction worker reflective vest over it. :)

Roisin said...

I'm going to say that I like the charcoal look! You look like a chic ninja runner :)

aron said...

haha sometimes i like to just wear all black :) then you can accessorize with hats, gloves, ear warmers, etc ;)

Janice {Run Far} said...

I always wear black, because it is slimming and hides my sweat marks... hee hee

misszippy said...

The hat makes it all ok...you are not frumpy! Let us know what you get--nothing more fun than shopping for running clothes!

MCM Mama said...

Oh yeah, go get a nice bright jacket! It'll definitely help. (Just call me the enabler LOL)

Meg said...

I really like your pink hat, it's so cute and really stands out! Have a dry and warm week of running!

lindsay said...

lol. i've thought about this before - i'm sure i can look like a shady bank robber some days, and i know i get a little weirded out by people in the winter 'cause of the dark/baggy clothes. those facemask things don't help either... :) i need to buy a non-black jacket!

Diana said...

I say wear what makes you comfortable!
Obnoxious orange? It'd get you noticed...
But, one that fits would probably make all the difference!

Suzy said...

You are anything but dreary and frumpy. I can't imagine running in a coat; I'd overheat. But, if I had to choose one I'd go with a bright color. Bright colors help during the winter.

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