Warm weather has arrived and it has brought with it both a collective panic over the imminence of swimsuit season and a desire to be active outside. Last week I signed up for what will be my first 5K in several years (!!!) and have found myself with about 3 months to get in shape. Most of my athletic wear is from when I was a varsity athlete in college, so the first step in my training program was to buy updated pieces that fit me at my current size.
My shopping total for two tops, two pairs of running shorts, and a pair of full-length compression tights came to under $60. That's equal to the cost of ONE pair of running shorts from Lululemon! But my favorite part of today's shopping trip was seeing all the options. I prefer my athletic tops to be long and loose and I found plenty of pieces that fit those criteria. But there were also tops that were short and fitted. There appeared to be something in any color, pattern, and style that you could want.