Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lululemon Speed Tights!

Okay, so I know this is a food blog. But I'm also an avid runner. And every once in awhile, I'd like to touch on running stuff — what I eat before and after I run, my races, and as in tonight's post, what I wear.

I'd never been all that picky about running clothes until recently. I used to run in old tees and sweat pants. But Paul had given me a gift card to Breakaway Running for my birthday, and I used most of it on a nice, long-sleeved moisture-wicking shirt. And then I was hooked. I wanted proper running shirts and pants and ear warmers and various other accessories. I've learned that T.J. Maxx is a great resource for affordable, name-brand running gear. But sometimes, a girl needs something special.

So I was THRILLED when Lululemon Athletica offered me a pair of their speed tights! The Memphis store in Regalia Shopping Center is doing a feature on me and my cookbook, Cookin' Crunk, and this blog on their Facebook page this week. And just because, they offered me a pair of tights. I figured it'd be a great opportunity to review them!

Here I am in my new Lululemon Speed Tights last Saturday, after running 10 miles! Oh, and yea, I'm totally rocking that Vega shirt too. Represent!

That may be the only pic I'll ever post of me with absolutely no makeup, btw. I swear I looked better before I ran 10 miles! Anyway, enough about my old face. Check out these pants! I love the disco print!

They're super-soft and super-snug, and they work like compression socks for your whole leg! Plus, there are pockets! Pockets on the side ...

Pockets on the butt ...

In my first half-marathon back in December, I wore a pair of yoga tights, and they had a teensy pocket in the waistband. It was big enough to hold my car key but not big enough to hold my energy gels. So I stuffed them in my sports bra, and when it was time to eat them, they were all sweaty and gross. I mean, I totally ate them anyway. But for my next half in Little Rock this March, I'll have pockets to hold my snacks!

Lululemon Athletica Regalia will post that feature on me soon on their Facebook page. Here's the link.

And unrelated, but I'm actually in Nashville right now watching Isa Live! Isa Chandra Moskowitz is doing a cooking demo and multi-course dinner at City Winery. I scheduled this pants post ahead of time, but when I come back on Thursday, I'll share pics from the Isa event.


Adriana Robles said...

I've been so hesitant on buying "work out" clothes but I can't say that it hasn't been tempting. And one important reason (for me) is pockets. Yours look so comfy though, and very stylish!
As of now, I stick to my volleyball shorts and old shirts, but I will definitely check them out and reconsider! By the way, I've never been a crazy good runner, but how would you recommend I start? I want to at least start trying again, and if it helps narrow it down, I haven't gone running in over three years. ;____;

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

LOVE those leggings/tights! I highly recommend also checking out the Lorna Jane athletic wear brand.

Anonymous said...

This is my first winter I invested in proper running tights and a long sleeve top and I agree, why the heck didn't I do this earlier?! It makes the run so much more comfortable. You are gorgeous with out make up!

Kyleigh said...

You look lovely without makeup!

Cool tights! Really awesome that they have pockets too!

Can't wait to hear about the Isa event, I wanted to go to the one in Chicago but it was sold out - bummer =(

Jenni (aka Vegyogini) said...

I have a similar story about yoga pants. The first 5 or 6 years of my yoga practice, I wore super-cheap Old Navy yoga pants. But then I switched studios and my yoga practice became a lot more sweaty, so I invested in high-quality Lucy yoga pants. I'm sure Lululemon's are just as good or better, but I still haven't even tried them on. And you are beautiful w/ and w/out makeup!