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

Does Minimalist Running Demand Minimal Hair?

They say women don’t run as fast as men because of our bodies. More likely, it’s because of our hair. Don’t take this personally, guys, but most of you don’t have a lot to work with above the forehead. Even those of you with enviably full heads of hair – think beautiful Dean Karnazes, ultra-marathon man – don’t sport hair that can slow you down. Many women, on the other more » Read more

5 Tips to Make Your Halloween Costume Runnable!

When I talk to my 2 year old niece on the phone, my favorite thing she says is…”Hey Auntie….Boo!”  Maybe it’s because Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. Unlike previous years though, I’m down to the wire trying to figure out a great costume I can wear to the Halloween event my “running” club is having.  I’m not worried though; I’m pretty sure I can put something epic more » Read more

5 Guidelines for Wearing the Shirt From a Race You Did Not Run

In my newbie running days, I ran with two great training groups who taught me many things about the world of post-collegiate running.  One of the lessons that stands out the most from that time was the cardinal rule of race shirt etiquette: wearing a shirt from a race you hadn’t run was a huge no-no; I mean, it was the equivalent of lying! For years I didn’t dare wear more » Read more

Running Fashion Police, Weather Edition: Pants, Tights or Shorts?

You may have read that I ran my first race of 2012 last weekend. The Universe must have known I was busy, because it just kept plopping writing material in my lap. I was standing in the bathroom line after warming up in shorts and a long sleeve tech-shirt on a sunny 45 degree morning. I was comfortable. Sweaty, even. One of my fellow runners looked at my apparel and said, “Aren’t more » Read more