Current running uniform

By , May 28, 2015 7:18 am

This post is not sponsored and these aren’t affiliate links. I’ve found myself sharing my favorite running items lately (especially the tank) and wanted to share them here. It’s basically a snapshot in time of what I like to run in. 

Xaarlin gave me a Nike Dri-FIT tank top for Christmas that I am kind of in love with. And have been raving to all my running friends about.


Sorry to cut you out, Mamba

It just looks like another orange tank top, but the stripes in the fabric essentially have little vents in them that allow more air to pass through the tank. Paired with how light it is, it keeps you cooler than a traditional top. And it almost feels like you’re running without a shirt on at all. Woot woot!

After I wore this tank and realized how much I loved it, I decided to try to shop around and find more. Unfortunately, this exact tank is no longer on the Nike site (this is the most similar), but I did find one on the clearance section in my local running store, and just saw them for sale on 6pm! Yeah… I am going to get a few more. I know this is what I will be wearing all summer long. (I should note, there are complaints online about how “delicate” the tank is, and that it snags easy. Yeah, it does – it’s that kind of fabric. I’m careful not to let velcro touch mine, but I don’t really sweat it if it gets a snag – it happens. Also, it’s long, and runs a bit big.)

Most of my other tanks feel stifling compared to this one, especially the ones with shelf bras in them. It’s probably better I replace some of that old stinky stuff in closet anyway!

Alright, so you know I am in love with that tank. What else will you see me wearing this summer?


  • Champion Women’s T-Back Sports Bra – I buy these a cup size smaller to keep everything in place. The cup seam placement is key for me on these (that’s all I’ll say about that!).
  • Nike Dri-FIT Touch Breeze Tank – See love letter above.
  • Champion Women’s Absolute Bike Short – Don’t be mislead by the name – it’s not a bike short with padding! I think it’s called that because of the longer 7″ inseam, which is perfect for me. These aren’t compression, but they aren’t baggy, and stay in place. They keep me un-chafed (when I use Vaseline in all the right places).
  • ASICS Women’s GEL-Cumulus – My go to shoe since late October 2010. I also wear the Nimbus from time to time, the GEL-Lyte33 for racing flats, and the GEL-Scout for trails.
  • ASICS Intensity Low Cut Socks – These socks fit my bigger feet and have the right amount of padding and breathability. They dry out quick when they get wet (which is rare, like when I go through a deep puddle – they really let my toes breath, otherwise).

What’s your running uniform? Does any of it match mine?

50 Responses to “Current running uniform”

  1. Love this “outfit” post! 🙂 Super cute tank and great find at 6pm! Do you feel like it is as see through as it looks on their website? And do you feel like it runs true to size? I love your point about how it feels so airy…I might want to try one out!

    • kilax says:

      Thanks! It’s definitely a bit see-through, at least, the two orange ones I have are 🙂 Like, you can’t see my skin tone, but you can see the color and outline of my bra, if that makes sense. It runs large. I am wearing a large in the photos above, and usually that fits me much closer. I also have an M that fits me well.

  2. I found a similar New Balance tank (same color, coincidently) at TJ Maxx and I just love it! It’s light as a feather and very comfortable. I wore it at my last half, and since it was so warm out, it was just perfect. Yep, my new favorite thing.

  3. bobbi says:

    How does the sizing on those shorts run for you? I am a medium in some and a large in others, so I’m never sure what to get without trying them on. (but I am in desperate need of new shorts, so I wanna order some – and those are cheap!)

    • kilax says:

      The shorts run true to size for me. When I am heavier I am an XL, when I am lighter, I am an L. I actually have an unopened pair of Ls – do you want to try them on? I bet you would be an M. I think you have smaller leg circumference than me 🙂 And if you order on Prime and they don’t fit you can send them back for free 🙂

  4. Heather says:

    I wish those were affiliate links because I am totally buying one of those tanks. I was just thinking how I wished I had something a little breezier!

    As for the seam on the sports bras…I have learned painfully to use lots of glide and be careful to put my bra on perfectly if I’m running for more than 90 minutes in heat/humidity..and I have the scars on the undersides of my breasts to prove it! 🙁

    • kilax says:

      Ha! I guess I wish they were, too! 🙂 Hee hee. I know my training partner ordered some, too!

      I still have scars on my back from the Moving Comfort bras I wore in 2007! But the seams on the cups are a good thing for me cause they hide it when I am nipping out 😉

      • Heather says:

        Ding ding – it’s my moving comfort that left me striped. I have chafed in my Shock Absorber too, but it’s the moving comfort that really hurt me.

        • kilax says:

          Would you be surprised if I told you that I have heard several people say this happens to them? Sucks, cause some people need that support, but the metal just digs at ya!

  5. Marcia says:

    I am all about a breezy running tank! I need to check that one out. How have I not heard of 6pm??

  6. Lesley says:

    I love breezy and loose tank tops when I’m running, even in winter. They’re a must in the summer here, even when I’m inside. I’m a sweaty mess but I feel worse when short sleeves are clinging to me.

    • kilax says:

      Yeah, there is a very small season when I wear short sleeves! It’s almost always tank or long sleeves for me!

  7. Anne says:

    I really like the Under Armour FlyBy tank – it’s mesh and really airy! Same as yours, it feels like you’re not wearing anything! Dick’s seems to have those on sale a lot, if you’re looking for another warm weather tank 🙂

  8. Melanie says:

    So glad you posted this! I’m (gasp) starting to train for a half in September and really need to upgrade my running wardrobe. I’ve never run in shorts before, but think I’ll need to invest in some with summertime training. I wish they were affiliate links, too. You might as well be compensated for being awesome 🙂

    • kilax says:

      OOo! Fantastic! Which one are you doing?!

      Yes, definitely run in shorts this summer! I hope you find something you like! 🙂

      And thanks 😀 😀 😀

  9. Xaarlin says:

    Yessssssssss! I’m so happy you love the shirt 🙂 I’ve got a gray one and LOVE it also! Just bummed I can’t find more of them on the Nike site… I’ll have to check the places you mentioned for more. Although not like I need more running clothes 😉

  10. Karen says:

    I love the light as a feather stuff. I found a great tank top at Old Navy I love that is vented like that 🙂 I love the compression shorts, feel so good on the legs.
    Great color, BTW 🙂

    • kilax says:

      I need to check out Old Navy sometime! I bet they have good deals. I wonder if their exercise stuff lasts longer than their regular clothes 🙂

      Thanks 🙂

      • Karen says:

        SO far with the tanks I have had really good luck. I sweat buckets in them and wash all the time lol I only have a bunch of tank tops from there no shorts.

  11. Tiina says:

    I love 6pm for good deals! And I love me some good bike/compression shorts. I’ve never had much luck with the Champion ones though unfortunately.

    • kilax says:

      What do you get on 6pm? This was my first purchase there 🙂

      What else have you tried from Champion? These aren’t compression… just… sit on your skin? Not baggy. Ha ha. What is the word I am looking for…

  12. I have that Nike tank! I got it last summer in two colors, one black and one blue. I too liked the lightness of it and the “venting”, but I did have a problem with the snagging last summer when I would wear it on long runs and I had my FuelBelt, which fastens via velcro. Also, even though I don’t recall getting a size bigger, they are really loose on me and I’m starting to find that I prefer tighter fit tanks for running. It was long on me too – when I wore it with my shorter running shorts I could barely see the shorts. But I did love the lightness on those HOT summer runs!

    • kilax says:

      Oh yeah, a belt would totally mess it up! I generally prefer form fitting too and was surprised just how over-sized these are. Almost seems like two sizes over-sized, which is odd for Nike… sometimes I had to size up with them!

  13. Michelle says:

    Love love love Champion brand. I’ll have to try those shorts!!!

  14. Chaitali says:

    This tank sounds great! I’ve been doing most of my running in various race shirts I’ve gotten so none of them really have the vents or mesh I see on other shirts. I definitely need to upgrade my running wardrobe 🙂

  15. martymankins says:

    First off, I apologize for being so bad about not reading your blog on a regular basis. Don’t take it personally. Every other blog is getting neglected, including my own. It’s a time thing, distraction thing.

    Anyway, for the subject of this post, I like the Nike Dri-FIT line. I have a few shirts I wear when I’m on the home treadmill. Also Under Armour has a similar line which does the same thing: keeps moisture away and from weighing down the work out clothing when you sweat or get rained on.

    Also, I just bought 6 pairs of those Asics socks. I really like them. Normally I don’t like ultra thin ankle socks, but I like these a lot. And of course, I’ve always liked that you wear Asics shoes. My shoe of choice, too.

    • kilax says:

      Oh gosh, I totally DO NOT take it personally! I appreciate any time anyone reads, and if they comment… no matter how often! 😀

      I need to check out the UA stuff, too. I usually like their clothes! And yay for a fellow Asics fan! Those socks are fab! I just ordered 9 more pairs, ha ha 🙂

  16. Pam says:

    I’m glad to hear you like that shirt so much! The shirt I bought over the weekend was a Nike Dri-Fit. I hope I love it too. (Funny side note: I follow blogs through bloglovin’. Your first picture was too big for the preview I guess because it cropped it down to a nice close up of your boobs in my feed. HAHAHA!)

    • kilax says:

      I hope you do as well! I meant to comment that I liked the shirt and LOVED the capris then got so sidetracked daydreaming about running in Central Park. Ha!

      LOL. Funny. They’ve been very large and in charge lately… I think I need to lose a few pounds. Ha!

  17. HoHo Runs says:

    It’s an excellent color too!

  18. Pete B says:

    Great pic of you flying with both feet off the ground! 🙂

  19. Maggie says:

    Ooh I like that tank!!! I picked up a few workout tanks from Wal-Mart of all places a couple years ago and LOVE them. They are lightweight and loose and came in fun bright colors. And were super cheap. I have no idea why I was in Wal-Mart though, I never shop there. Maybe I should though, just for workout tops.

  20. Losing Lindy says:

    you look amazing! Keep up the good work!

  21. Margaret says:

    I have a couple tanks from Old Navy that are what looks like a similar fabric to yours – love them! We sprung into summer here this week, apparently (80* when I started my run tonight about 7:30!), and wore one of them. Nice, light and breezy.

  22. Erin says:

    I’ve decided to replace all of my thank tops that have self bras with tops like that Nike Dri Fit one. I wonder if they sell something similar at the Nike outlet store!

  23. Mica says:

    Oh man, I get SO enraged when I snag a technical shirt on the velcro of my Garmin strap. I feel like, “UGHHH I JUST RUINED IT!” even though…who cares?

    That’s great you found more of that tanktop though. I always feel like when I find something I like by Nike, I can NEVER find it again. Their inventory is so expansive that every store seems to carry something different, and that stuff’s all different from what’s carried online!

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