5 Spring Things I’m Loving 2017

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We seem to have skipped spring and gone right to summer — which is not unusual for the northeast. We moved into this house in April — it was hotter that day than it was back home in TX (which is obviously no longer home).

I’m not quite sure I can really say that spring has sprung here yet — the bulbs aren’t blooming in our neighborhood yet and there’s no leaves on the trees, either. But between a few warm days here and there and my vacation in NOLA (read about that here and here), I’ve already tried out some of the new Skirtsports spring/summer line. And they’ve seriously knocked it out of the park this year!

Don’t forget to use code SPRINGCPT20 for 20% off most items.

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Today I am joining up with the  Friday Five 2.0  from Fairytales & Fitness and Rachel @ Running on Happy to talk about 5 spring things I’m loving.

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Need my pockets!

Pocketopia Capris
Three pockets on my capris? Yes please! One on each leg and a zippered pocket in the back. I need all the pockets. They’re just compressive enough while being extremely comfortable at the same time.

You can buy your Pocketopia Capris here.

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Touring NOLA looking chic in Sorceress

Sorceress Skirt
I did not run in this skirt, but I walked all over NOLA in it and it was extremely comfortable — and cute! It really felt as though it would be comfortable enough to run in, too.

There are the normal Skirtsports pockets on both legs and two small, open pockets on the front waistband (although I never did use them — they weren’t big enough for a room key, but I imagine car keys would fit in there).

Inside those pockets are drawstrings. And you can use those drawstrings to shorten the front of the skirt, making it easier to run it. It’s the ultimate skirt to “run” errands in and it looks chic, too. I only wish it came in more colors!

You can buy your Sorceress Skirt here.

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Wonder Girl Tank
I wore this tank for my short, easy run in NOLA and it was so comfortable that I went ahead and wore it for my half, too, even though I had never worn it on a long run. And it was so comfortable — with no chafing, although of course I used anti chafing cream, too.

The tank dries quickly — as evidenced by my rinsing it out one day and wearing it a couple of days later. It’s slightly form fitted without making you feel like a sausage.

Speaking of pockets, it sports Skirtsports’ genious cleavage alley pocket — that’s right, there’s a pocket right there between the girls. I used it for my room key and a credit card and a little cash on that short run. Perfectly comfortable, but remember, I’m not well endowed.

There’s a shelf bra, but no padding — it’s probably roomy enough for a bra underneath for a small chested gal like me, but the beauty of it to me was that I didn’t have to wear a bra, too. So sorry about the headlights.

Get your Wonder Girl Tank here

Again, this needs to happen in more colors!

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Racecation Tank
With its higher neckline but light material, side slits, and loose fit, the Racecation Tank is perfect for touring around town and on the run. It also has a shelf bra, again with no padding. What you can’t see in the photo is the curved back straps that make it so cute.

Alas, the Racecation Tank also only comes in two colors: the light blue pictured and a black one with white on top. I ordered the black one when I came home — it will go with anything and really be versatile on a vacation.

You can buy your Racecation Tank here.

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Fueling my runs

And a shoutout to Honeystinger, too!
I am a member of the Hive now, but as I’ve mentioned, Honeystinger actually saved my very first half — when I started to get somewhat light headed around mile 10 (it was also my first night race), a Honeystinger waffle (buy them here) came to my rescue.

I’ve been eating them ever since. Not usually during a race, because I don’t like sweet things during a race, but I often have them as a snack before a race if it’s been too long between breakfast and the race. There are some new flavors I’m dying to try — like the Gluten Free Chocolate Mint (sadly out of stock right now). I usually just go with the Gluten Free Cinnamon Waffle, but they’re all good.

I have also gone back to using the Honeystinger chews on a pretty regular basis, too. They have been fueling a lot of my runs lately, and will be a real Godsend this weekend when I can’t rely on my normal baked goods due to Passover.

I often bring a mixture of my own baked goods and some chews on a long run anyway. I use the caffeinated energy chews (buy them here), as I respond well to caffeine.

So let me know in the comments:

What are you loving this spring?

Do you care about the headlights?

What was your favorite racecation?

Disclaimer: I am an Ambassador for both Skirtsports and Honeystinger. I make no money from the links in this post, and I was not provided any items for free. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.
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28 thoughts on “5 Spring Things I’m Loving 2017

  1. I LOVE Honeystinger waffles and chews.. they are so much easier on my stomach than most things. and I love all the great stuff Skirt Sports has been coming out with, I will have to cave in and try it one of these days.

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    1. Seriously, what’s not to love about Honeystinger waffles? If I didn’t have to watch my weight, I’d eat them even more often!

      I really think Skirtsports has done a great job with their Spring/Summer line. I might be slightly biased, but their sales are really good — you should try them!

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    1. I was extremely surprised to be picked. It actually doesn’t happen that often for me.

      I’ve used the waffles right from the start of my running, but I got away from the chews . . . now I’m just wishing they would make more flavors of the caffeinated chews!

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  2. Thanks for the warning about the wonder girl tank. I haven’t worn it yet but I will be sure to wear something under it. (No I don’t to let them show when I am out in public.)

    I have never had the headlight problem. Not sure if it’s that I don’t sweat or more likely that I always wear a bra when I run (and not for support).

    The racecation top is cute but I have so many race shirts and there’s the shelf bra..

    I’m not a fan of capris without a skirt. My hips are wide enough not to add pockets. I love lotta breeze.

    I stick to my GU during a race. I don’t like chewing when I am running.

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    1. Even with a bra I can get headlights. I don’t worry about it.

      I really, really loved both the wonder girl & racecation & wished they made them in more colors (and yes, it’s not like I don’t have enough tops).

      My hips are plenty wide but sometimes it’s just easier not reaching under a skirt!

      I like taking my fuel in a little every mile . . . sometimes it seems that’s all I do on a longer run!

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    1. Those chews will be fueling tomorrow’s long run, because there isn’t a whole lot of Passover friendly running fuel. I guess I could cut up a picky bar, too. Maybe I will. The one with caffeine in it. 🙂

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    1. Just wait for a sale. They do have great sales!

      HS isn’t usually hard to find, especially not in your area, I would think. My only very small complaint is that they’re kind of on the large size — they don’t work well in cold, either, but I mean below freezing cold.

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    1. It may be there to stay for you . . . our last hard freeze can go til mother’s day. It could still snow (although I’m certainly hoping that it won’t, and it doesn’t look like it will).

      And we STILL don’t have leaves on the trees — they’re coming, they’re budding, but they’re not here yet.

      Don’t get me started ranting about weather. 🙂

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  3. LOL about the headlights….I’m the complete opposite of well-endowed so it doesn’t bother me too much. I’ve never invested in a really nice running bra…I don’t require much haha!

    I need to look into trying a running skirt. I don’t have a single pair…as long as I’m not chafing, I’m good! Gotta find somewhere that I can try them on…

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    1. You should definitely try a skirt. I can’t run in just any skirt though — skirtsports are (almost) the only ones that don’t ride up on me. You can get 30% off right now with TRYIT30 right now.Just sayin’. 🙂

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  4. All those clothes are cute… I love my capris/tights/boardies with pockets! I’ve yet to find a tank top that I like yet… seem to all be too tight or too long (oh, the problems of being well endowed and short).

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