What I’m loving right now

My friend Beth over at SUAR kicked this idea off this week and since it has been ages since I’ve done a post like this I wanted to jump on board. So without further ado, here’s some of the #fitgear I’m digging right now:

1. Chckbands–There are a few companies out there doing versions of these headbands, but I think my local girl Kara does it better than anyone else. She has a

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A sampling of the great designs by Chickbands

fabulous variety of styles to choose from and makes them for both adults and kids. They’re not only cute, but they stay in place whether you’re getting your sweat on or not. A little foreshadowing–I’m going to be raising some money for TeamFight soon and anyone who donates will be entered into a raffle for some great swag. This four pack of headbands will be among the goodies.

2. These Mary Janes from Kigo Footwear–A while back I posted about my little addiction to minimalist shoes. Rachelle over at Kigo Footwear saw the post and thought maybe I needed another pair–she dropped these in the mail to me and it’s been love ever since. These are the most comfortable shoes; I feel like I am wearing nothing– and the color and style go with everything. If you like them, the good news is that Kigo is having a HUGE sale today on their site–I’m talking shoes as cheap as $25. Don’t miss out!

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The Kigo Mary Jane model

3. My bike–At five years old now, this bike isn’t new to me, but I still love it like it is. It’s a Trek Madone 5.0, carbon, and most importantly, fits me like a glove. I’ve put two sprint triathlons on my calendar for later this summer and so I’m starting to ride more often (I’d better!). I can’t tell you how much I love being on this comfortable bike. It handles beautifully and I am never sore from a bad fit–this thing is dialed in perfectly.

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Oiselle does the Olympics right

4. This Oiselle t-shirt–We’re all getting a bit of Olympic fever by now, aren’t we? Oiselle is and they recently sent me this tee to get me

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Love this Trek bike!

on board. As always, Oiselle designed a shirt that is both comfortable and stylish. I pull it on over and over.

5. This Brooks running skirt–I worked a Brooks booth at the National Marathon back in March. When you help out like that, they send you a free pair of shoes and one item of clothing. I chose this skirt and I haven’t regretted it. It’s not only bright and cheerful, but made of mesh so it’s perfect for summer running.

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Do running skirts get any cuter?

That’s my wrap up. Have you tried any of these products? What’s on your summer list of #fitgear? 


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  1. Those Kigo shoes are adorable. I just discovered them and have go to try them!
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  2. Love your list… I am addicted to Oiselle, and adore the philosophy of the company. Would love to grow up and race for them some day like you.. (can you put in a good word, tee hee) Your running skirt is adorable..want it, now. Did you see the picture of Bart Yasso wearing a cheetah running skirt? He might be the only man that can truly pull that off. I think I will do a #fitgear list too and link you if you don’t mind?? love ya girlie.. 6 days left in VA. seriously full of regret that I did not get to hug you.
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  3. It is always interesting to read about the products available to you. Sometimes it is something we get here too but often it is some product I don’t know. We have many sport products local to South Africa. This is a sport crazy nation.
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  4. Mercy is as old as your bike, we all know I love her, no plans to replace her at all, porbably just like you, is because she fits me like a glove
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  5. Fun list! I really want to try the Oiselle Roga shorts, they are on my shopping list when I get some extra funds set aside :-) I really into the Nike Legend Dri-FIT tank tee right now and have developed a fixation on getting every color. They are super affordable too if you combine coupons and when Dick’s has a sale. Plus, they make my ‘small endowment’ look bigger, ha ha !!! That’s my favorite #fitgear at the moment.
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  6. I love the brooks skirt! I was just at the store last night looking at some running clothes. Finally the store near me has more variety in skirts and not just one pair like they have had the past few years!
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  7. I’m loving that Oiselle t-shirt!
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  8. Yes, that is the cutest skirt.
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  9. Love your list!!! My husband just got a Trek bike and I am hoping to get one too but looks like Ill have to wait until next year!
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  10. Great list, thanks for the link love :)

    I am digging that skirt, so bright and fun.

    Wish you were coming to town for the conference next week. I just don’t think it will be the same w/out you guys.
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  11. I absolutely love that Oiselle shirt. I thought about ordering one for myself. :-)
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  12. Right now I’m enjoying my new Camelbak Ultra LR hydration pack – it’ll come in handy on long, hot runs!
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  13. Right now I am loving my racer back tanks that have a little babydoll cut. Got them at Marshalls and they are so comfy for me right now! Love the headbands and that shirt!!!
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  14. LOVE chick bands!

  15. I love Brooks gear period. I won’t be wearing it during the summer b/c it’s too warm, but I bought one of their singlets and love love love it. It’s perfect for 60′s nice and airy, doesn’t stick to you.
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  16. I love that Oiselle shirt. I keep seeing Oiselle stuff but I’ve never worn any. Those Kigo shoes are adorable.
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  17. I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I really love that skirt!!! I think I need it. I have one more race this summer that it would be perfect for! I’m just trying to make an excuse to buy it. :-)

    I love these posts. I’ve been thinking of putting together one as my first vlog. We’ll see!
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  18. Love your list- might have to get the Oiselle shirt

    My favorite tank right now is Nike’s Fast Pace tank- super light weight,not clingy- I don’t have the crazy colors but they are my go to tanks for the summer. I won’t go without a shirt- but it sure feels like I’m not.

    Here’s the link
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  19. it makes me happy that your bike is on this list <3

  20. The skirt is adorable, and I don’t even like skirts (on me!). You get lots of freebies…how fun is that! :)
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  21. I haven’t tried any of them, but I love the skirt! I have yet to find a skirt that is comfortable and practical for me!! Maybe this one might be it! =)
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  22. Your bike is awesome!!! & that skirt is SUPER cute!

    Yay for putting tri’s on your schedule!
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  23. Awesome gear! That has to be the cutest running skirt I’ve seen!

  24. I love all these what-I’m-loving posts, I might jump on the bandwagon, too! I have yet to try Oiselle’s products, but am eager to. And I would love those shoes, I’m all about comfort… I’m gonna check out the site, $25 is impressive!

  25. Thanks for sharing your cool picks. I have a Brooks running skort that I am in love with. I’ve run 3 marathons in it and just did a 20 miler this morning with it. I love the little boy shorts and how they stay put.

  26. I always like reading these kinds of posts – fun to see what others have discovered! Love that skirt!! I have a Brooks skirt I absolutely love….might have to go shopping for another one now :)
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  27. Love the Oiselle shirt and Brooks skirt!
    I have a Madone, too, and am also loving it this summer. Another item? A Brooks t that simply says “run happy” on the front.

  28. I’m always on the lookout for good headbands that will tame my flyaways and won’t give me headaches! Definitely going to check these out – thanks!
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  29. That Brooks skirt is so cute. I love the colours and the print.
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  30. Those shoes are so cute!! I don’t have any of those products…well I have a bike, but not that one haha. The fit gear I want this summer is a pedometer! I’d love to know how many steps I actually get in during the day :)
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  31. Ohhh, I love this post! I love hearing about great gear. Love that Oiselle T and have been tempted to buy it for myself. Maybe for my birthday? Definitely getting a bit of Olympic fever over here. The Brooks skirt is super cute too. For summer, I love my lululemon tanks. I wear them all the time!
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  32. oh I love that skirt!
    never seen that one before!
    looks good on you!
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  33. OOh that Brooks skirt is cute and, as a London-born gal, I NEED that shirt! Speaking of feeling like you’re wearing nothing, I put my tri suit on yesterday “just to check it still fits” and several hours later discovered I was still wearing it! So comfy I didn’t even notice!!! Which sprint tris are you doing? We gotta meet up at one of these races!!
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  34. what I’m loving right now is my flip flops! I love seeing my different color collections of slippers!
    Thanks for sharing your blog post.

  35. I have a brooks running skirt that I LOVE LOVE LOVE the looks of…but I can’t teach class in it, run in it, or be up on a high cardio machine (like the gauntlet) for fear that everyone can see my ass cheeks hanging out of the non-existent short shorts. I’m super bummed about it. I DO wear it…often…but more for grocery shopping and errand running and when I want to flash my husband ;-)
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  36. I love that skirt!!! What a great deal for working the booth :) I also love Chickbands!
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  37. In answer to your question from today, yes we both like the Grits. Steve has had some great runs in them – but you’ll choke when you hear that we are both looking at the Hoka Stinson EVO! :-Q
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  38. I love the Oiselle shirt!!! I just ordered a pair of nikelunar glide breathe edition which are meant to be cooler than regular shoes, so I’m excited to try them out!
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  39. Hello! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa?
    My website discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you are interested feel free to send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Great blog by the way!
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