Readers’ Roundtable: Do You Wear Underpants On the Run?

All my running shorts have liners, meaning there’s a built-in brief that protects my lady bits and prevents chafing.  This is ideal to me, since wearing underwear is unthinkable: cotton retains too much moisture, and all my other pairs are too frilly to be comfortable. A couple years ago when “running underwear” started popping up in stores, I made a joke about it to a friend.  She looked at me more » Read more

Readers’ Roundtable: Are You Willing to Pay for Primo Fashion?

This morning Salty forwarded a promotional email from Anthropologie, retailer of overpriced (in my opinion) luxury women’s apparel and other stuff.  Guess what they have now?  Activewear! I couldn’t help but laugh – everyone is getting into the game!  As much as people have blasted Lululemon, ever since it burst onto the scene and showed people that being active can be sexy, more and more luxury activewear brands have cropped more » Read more

My Eyes are Up Here: 5 Style Tips for Running Shirtless

This post originally published on Aug 31, 2012. We thought it was a timely follow-up to the The Essential Guide to Salty Summer Running! I’m in love with Clove’s Salty Running Challenge!  Leaving my shirt behind when I go for a run is a real struggle, but the more I practice the more I just stop caring what others think of my tummy and start feeling great about showing off more » Read more

Make Your Own Boston Marathon Jacket

In my dream world, I would be strutting around today in a purple and orange jacket of questionable taste.  This jacket would not be the sort of thing I usually wear, it certainly isn’t something I’d ever choose for myself, and I would have paid way too much money for it. You know what I’m talking about. I mean, it’s okay that I didn’t make it to Boston this year…I’ll more » Read more

Pants for Every Runner!

I’m going to talk to you about a very serious problem that plagues all of us female runners: pants. I’m not talking about our beloved running tights, ladies; I mean dress pants and – dare I say it – jeans. Oh, the horror! As an athlete, I celebrate my muscular body. Unfortunately, it would seem not a lot of clothing companies do. Like most of you, I have a full-time more » Read more

Readers’ Roundtable: Do You Shave Your Legs in Winter?

Boy oh boy, at 40º Fahrenheit, yesterday was just balmy here in the Big Apple!  So when it was time for me to hit the road, naturally I took off my pants without hesitation.  Shorts time! I don’t think about it too much usually, but last week the Salty bloggers were chatting about our legs, so when I saw the forecast I made sure to bust out a fresh razor more » Read more

Get Faster with Swagger

In the fifteen years that I have been running, I’ve experienced a lot of different adventures. Early on, I was in love with everything about the sport. At seventeen, I started subscribing to Runner’s World and reading DyeStat every night. I wasn’t as focused on running fast times as I was with being a “runner.” To define what exactly is a runner is tough and varies in opinion but to more » Read more

Opting Out of Running in Makeup

Running all made up, with a face full of makeup. I have never done it, but many of my friends do. I am always amazed. It is hard enough for me to make sure that I have on matching socks at 4 a.m. There is just no way I could put on eye liner, mascara, and lip gloss before walking out the door, which is why I get my clothes out more » Read more

Does a Costume Mean I Will Run Faster?

I see lots of people dressing up for races. I shy away from using the word ‘costume’ unless they look like superheroes, pieces of fruit or a shower–and yes, I once actually saw a man dressed up as a shower, curtain and all, during a race. Anyway, unless I see someone costumed like that, I just think of them as dressed up. When I notice dressed-up people, I will wonder more » Read more

Running Fashion Police: Layers and Tights

Winter. (Say it with me like Jerry Seinfeld says “Newman” and insert grumpy, hurumphing sounds.) Yeah. This is the part of the show where the audience revolts and decides that the show needs to be over. Right now, if you please. But alas….the fat lady hasn’t sung, the snow hasn’t melted, and the temperatures seem quite content to live forever as teenagers (at best!). The longer winter lingers, the harder more » Read more

Running Fashion Police: Winter Hats and More!

Are you fed up with the limitations that the cold weather puts on your training? Are you tired of retreating to the treadmill every time Old Man Winter rears his ugly old head? Well, you aren’t alone! If you’re like me and have had enough of winter’s bullying sub-freezing nonsense, if you’re determined to outlast the wintery weather–no matter how many layers it takes–then this series is for you! Over more » Read more

Running Fashion Police: Bun Huggers! Spankies! Racing Briefs!

Anyone who knows me knows how I like to race: in a sports bra and briefs. Briefs are those things that some women runners wear that look like bikini bottoms. I like to call them spankies! But you might also know them as “buns” or “bun huggers.” Whatever you call them, they’re what I like to race in. Of course, this choice of apparel is not without controversy both in and more » Read more

Incorporate a Little Running into Your Wedding Day

It’s Valentine’s Day! But more importantly, I’m getting married in 2 months. Wait. . .I’m getting married in 2 months?!?!?! This whole wedding thing is starting to get very real (and exciting, of course). My fiance Sam and I have tried to make our wedding day uniquely us.  Our family and friends know all about our hobbies, our quirks and our unique personalities, so we feel incorporating such tidbits into more » Read more

Running Fashion Police: How to Dress for Winter Running

Last week, many of us had our first taste of winter weather: cold, wind, gray, gloomy skies. Winters here in Cleveland always feel extra long and when March finally comes around, we have no clue what that bright thing in the sky is. Also last week, I started a new job. I left one retail establishment for another: the new one is selling a popular brand of women’s athletic apparel. Because more » Read more

Victoria’s Secret Makes Running Clothes, for Realz! VSX Sport Review

What do you get when you combine 2 spicy runners, $2.50 glasses of wine, and a trip to VSX Sport, the new athletic apparel store from Victoria’s Secret?  The answer? A movie montage a la Christina Applegate and Cameron Diaz in The Sweetest Thing. The Salties had been tossing around the idea of a review of the new line of sport apparel at America’s most popular lingerie outfitter, Victoria’s Secret. more » Read more