Must Have Mondays

     Ok ya’ll.  I’ve been thinking for weeks about starting a Must have day or Favorite things post for the blog.  My mind has been whirling over all the things I love to have for hot summer workouts or runs.  I have this notebook that I’ve kept by my computer since starting the blog so I can jot down ideas when I have them.  I started listing all my favorite gear etc for summer runs.  Problem…I have too many for one post.  I guess you could say I have an addiction to all things workout related.  So, I decided to make a series out of it.


     Every Monday I’ll do a post on one or two items that are must haves for summer running.  Must have Monday!(clever I know).  If you’re like me…running in the heat makes you want to claw your eyes out.  Sound dramatic?  It is.  But it’s true.  I live in Texas.  It’s hot here and I have some issues with heat in general so I have to do some of my summer running indoors. Hello beautiful…


    BUT, for the days I’m outside, and for those of you who are way more awesome than me and are running/working out/racing all summer outside..this series is for you(is that what you call this in blog world? A series? I don’t know, but you get the point).  By the way…this is how I feel when I run in the summer heat. 



     We may be talking about summer running gear in November because there is just so much awesomeness out there to be had.  Listen, you can look cute even when you are drenched from head to toe in sweat.  Promise. Which is why I’m choosing to start this Monday off with all things Oiselle..starting with my VERY FAVORITE sports bra ever.  It’s the Oiselle strappy bra.  Sorry guys…stay tuned for some stuff you can use.  I won’t leave you out completely I promise.  But today..it’s all about Oiselle.  I’m fairly new to this company.  I was a lulu addict until I stumbled across(thank you Instagram) this awesomeness(and I still love lulu..in fact next week I’ll feature fave must have running shorts and you better believe lulu will make an appearance).  It’s high quality and I wear my running clothes into the ground so I need stuff that will last. It’s a wicking fabric and it’s made really well. The great thing about this puppy is that it has adorable straps that you can see when wearing a tank top..which we do in the summer.  It comes in an array of colors…I got the charcoal gray one to start out with but will be ordering more(as soon as my hubby lifts my workout gear spending restrictions…he keeps us out of the hole).  Here is the link….http://www.oiselle.com/shop/running-bras/strappy-bra

And here’ s mine..
Cute straps right?!?  It’s super comfortable and it’s not so tight that I feel like I’m going to die.  I don’t need much in the way of support(babies…they ruined it for me…but so worth it of course) so I can’t speak for that.  However, I have worn this bra in the pool and it has held up beautifully.  I forgot my swim top one day for a swim and had worn my strappy bra to run.  So, I wore it to swim laps in.  It was awesome.  I have no idea how long it would last being exposed to the chlorine sooooooooo, I decided I just needed to order one of Oiselle’s new swim suits instead! I know, I have a problem.  But, hopefully my problem will benefit you.  So here is the new Oiselle Rizzo suit…
 So cute right!!  Ok mommas.  This suit is great for so many reasons.  One, it’s a two piece while still having some modesty.  It covers you up so when you are running around the pool(because I haven’t actually SAT in a lounge chair by the pool in I don’t know how long..and I know I’m not alone), bending over to change swimmy diapers, putting sunscreen on wriggly bodies and adjusting goggles on moving faces, you stay put.  ALL of you….stays put.  Feel me?  Yet, it still looks super cute.  Also, I’m a swimmer.  Well, a self made swimmer but I found my love of swimming when I decided to train for my first triathlon.  I have a really long torso so it is hard for me to find one piece suits to swim in that don’t ride up to my armpits on the sides.  Enter the rizzo.  I can wear it in the pool to do my swim..then go straight out to the pool with friends and kids with the same suit.  Duel purpose..love it.  So, that’s my Oiselle schpeel for the day.  No, I’m not getting paid to advertise for them.  I just think they are a great company that deserves some props today.  I hope you can enjoy these amazing items.  Oh, and if you are looking for a deal(I know I always am)…here are a few links that may include coupons or discounted prices on some items….
If you are on Zulilly, they have featured Oiselle in the past and look to be featuring it again soon so that is also something to watch for. Happy summer running!!!


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