Runner’s Wardrobe Malfunction

Since I’ve started running again, I’ve had a problem with figuring out what to wear, when. Figuring out what to wear on top is pretty easy: for my shirts, I really like Xersion racer-back tanks, which are made up of a polyester/spandex blend. These are really nice because the fabric sticks close to the body and doesn’t irritate my arms when they swing by my sides. I wear it underneath an Everlast quarter-zip pullover when the temperature’s between 50-55 °F (10-13 °C), or under an Under Armour fleece pull-over when the temperature’s between 45-50 °F (7-10 °C). I’m a California … Continue reading Runner’s Wardrobe Malfunction

The Quest for the Marathon Sock

When I used to run as a high school student, I would wear these big and bulky crew socks and slather my feet with petroleum jelly to prevent blisters. Fast-forward to February 2017, when I realized that plan would no longer work for longer runs. My feet were cramped inside my shoes and slid back and forth because of the petroleum jelly. I defaulted to my normal sock of choice- the slightly-sporty New Balance low-cut socks. But after years of wear, they had lost their shape and the back of the sock scrunched down into my shoe. My bare … Continue reading The Quest for the Marathon Sock

Running Shoe Saga

As a runner, I’ve been bought three pairs of running shoes in the last six months. Usually, this wouldn’t be entirely abnormal if you’re the type to have multiple shoes for training, however, that was the case here. I’m currently using a dedicated pair of running shoes for all of my runs as a means of being more budget-friendly. At the beginning of this year, when I decided to train long distance again, I was finishing off a pair of tangerine Saucony Powergrid shoes that were super amazing and wonderful- as far as I can remember. Faced with a budget … Continue reading Running Shoe Saga

Becoming a Marathoner… Again

I started training for marathons in high school as part of a group that was meant to help expose inner-city kids to the health benefits of running, and the commitment of training for the foreboding 26.2. That group and our coaches are the reason I know anything about training and running: how to do it, when to do it, where to do it. Making sure not to get run over, but wait- don’t get shin splints either. Oh, and by the way- your knees are going to be kinda weak when you get out the car after accomplishing the great … Continue reading Becoming a Marathoner… Again