...is NOT a good thing when running. I should know. That's pretty much all I own.
I sweat when I work out. A lot. Cotton gets sopping wet and sticks to your skin. It's not exactly pleasant.
I was bumming around the mall yesterday and talked to a lady from Dick's Sporting Goods about how I've started running, but their gigantic selection of clothing was really intimidating me and I had no idea what to look at first. She pointed out some things and we talked about sports bras. I tried on a few things, but left empty handed. Over $50 for a good sports bra? Seriously? That purchase will have to wait until I'm no longer in a transitional phase as far as my weight is concerned. Also aggravating is the fact that apparently, as a woman, you get either shorty-shorts, or capris. Can I get some mid-length please? Like just above the knee would be great. I have thighs, folks! They rub together! It's called chafing? It's not good! Chubby ladies wanna work out too!
So, I am in search of cheap tech workout clothes. Screw cotton. And where does one go when she's in search of anything cheap? Walmart, of course!
Okay, so now I sort of look like a cat burglar. It's not my fault all the had in the proper size in the very limited Danskin 'performance' material selection was black!
I just did today's run in this and I definitely did feel less distracted by my copious amounts of sweat. I always take a towel with me on the treadmill to mop myself off periodically, and I did again today, but I wasn't concerned about doing it quite so often. Also eliminated was the distraction of the bottom of my shirt flapping around since this is very stretchy, fitted (obviously...say hello to my rolls) nylon/spandex.
And for the record...I bought a size LARGE in both pants and top. No X's people!