Spreading a Lil’ Love

Ok, if y’all follow me on The Twitter or Instagram, I’m positive you’ve seen these pics before…. but whatever. There are a couple of products that I’ve been sent over the past few months that I have spent a decent amount of time wearing…. and since now I can honestly say I love them, I thought I’d share the good details with y’all!

When I was in Hawaii, I bitched about how my running shorts chafed the living daylights out of my inner thigh. Granted, I’ve always had what I call “cyclist thighs” but I’ve never had an issue with chafing in my life (and no, I’m not getting all body-image weird, so don’t freak. I’ve just always had larger, strong quads and I’m okay with it!) I was irritated! I slightly-vehemently complained about my new prob on Twitter, and the wonderful reps at Oiselle offered to send me a pair of their distance shorts. See, they’re already good peeps πŸ™‚

Boom. I’m in love.

Remember that time I watched a fight while running? Yup. I was in my Oiselle shorts πŸ™‚

Anyway, I’ve really come to love these shorts! Somehow, they don’t ride up at my waist which is the most annoying thing in the world. Even better? They actually have three built-in pockets: one is on the inside of the short in the front, where they typically are, but there is another zip pocket on the side of the right leg, as well as a second zip pocket on the back, right above your tailbone. When I actually prepare myself for my runs, I Β use these pockets for my car key, Gu, etc…. and nothing bugs me or rubs weird. And I’m picky, so that’s saying something! The other awesome part is that they are only $39 which I think is totally reasonable for good running shorts!

The only downside is that they are slightly shorter than I’m used to, but I think that’s due to the split cut or whatever; the sides go up a bit. And I have issues, so there’s really nothing you can do to help me with that!

And you know the other thing I’m loving? That shirt you see right there. Yup, the blue one. It’s glorious.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a bit, you’ll remember that I was chosen as a member of Columbia Sportswear’s OmniTen. With that announcement, I was sent a box of fun gear…. including this Omni-Freeze tech shirt. The theory behind the Omni-Freeze technology is that the fabric disperses your body heat and helps transfer it away from your skin, thus keeping you cool.

Now, I remember when all this “tech fabric” came out years ago and I thought it was all a crock. Don’t blame me– I still swore by cotton! πŸ™‚ Β However, after having spent hundreds of days in the back country, I now realize that those fancy scientists have really been able to cook up some good stuff in the labs, and this shirt is no exception. I’m not usually a t-shirt wearer (I prefer tanks) but I’ve found myself wearing the shirt A LOT.

Evidence:

Yup, reusing this pic. And yup, that’s me on the left, wearing my Columbia shirt mountain biking last weekend! And nope, we really didn’t realize we were all matchy-matchy. Lame.

The Omni-Freeze shirt really seems to transfer heat away from your body and it’s super comfy. It’s not tight, but it’s fitted enough that it doesn’t swish around on my body which is awesome because I hate that swishy feeling. I also love that the shirt is incredibly soft– kinda like I’m wearing angel wings or something. Haha, just kidding on that last part, but it really gave you a visual, didn’t it?!

Man, I’m such a nerd.

Bottom line? I think you should go shopping. Just saying.

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Do you have any favorite running gear? Particular running shorts that you love?

On an unrelated note, can anyone tell me why my little boxes on the top left of the page are black? Those were my icons for Twitter and my RSS feed, and the links still work, but the boxes went away and I’m not smart enough to fix them πŸ™‚

25 Comments

  • Reply Miz at

    I say it all the time but I will again πŸ™‚
    I adore every single solitary thing Sally & Oiselle.

  • Reply Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers at

    Awesome gear! I haven’t tried any of it, but I’d be willing to. I have a pair of Eastbay running shorts that are pretty good, but my Nike tempo shorts are wonderful. Love them!

  • Reply Kristy@RunTheLongRoad at

    i just got the oiselle distance shorts and LOVE them! they are incredible. perfect fit, no chafing or bunching!

  • Reply Angela @ Happy Fit Mama at

    I’ve been looking at Oiselle’s site lately and have found some really cute stuff. I was going to order a few things over the weekend when they were having a sale but I dropped the ball on that one!

    I’m always in search of good running gear. I like shorts but like skirts, too. I noticed Oiselle had a really cute one called a Bum Wrap. Have you tried that one?

    • Reply Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal at

      I’ve never actually tried a running skirt ever, so nope, haven’t tried that one either. I meant to order more shorts this weekend too but I spaced…. sigh. But I’m still buying more!

  • Reply Alyssa at

    Wow, apparently these shorts are the thing to get! I love the many pockets idea. I love my skirt sport running skirt….sooo comfortable, no chafing, pockets, and cute!

    • Reply Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal at

      Still have yet to take the running skirt plunge…. I think I still feel weird wearing a skirt while running which makes no sense since I think everyone looks adorable in them! And seriously, the shorts rock. Try them πŸ™‚

  • Reply Michele @nycrunningmama at

    I need to get some Oiselle gear – I’ve heard nothing but great things about them! My go-to for running gear are Nike shorts. I’ve been wearing them for over 10 years and haven’t found another brand that fits me the way they do!! =)

  • Reply Christi at

    I love the shorts and shirt! I will have to get some new gear!

  • Reply Lena @Fit on the Rocks at

    I’m the same way with chafing! I never had an issue until the other week while running on a treadmill at the gym…ouch! Now I’m all paranoid about it, but I’ve found that normal deodorant works just fine. I don’t want to buy one more thing (ie bodyglide) if I don’t have to.

  • Reply Julia at

    I have a pair of Under Armor shorts that I LOVE. Unfortunately I only have 1 pair…I was just thinking about that. How are they my fave and I only have 1!?! haha. I just feel like they are by the far the msot comfortable of all the shorts I have!

  • Reply Carrie at

    I’m on the market for a new pair of shorts. I needs lots of pockets and it’s so aggravating when really nice shorts don’t have any at all. I need my keys and my phone!

  • Reply Tina @ Best Body Fitness at

    I’m always on the hunt for good running shorts so I’m checking those out!

  • Reply Kara at

    Everyone is talking about those shorts! They must be good…or free πŸ™‚

  • Reply Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb at

    Shoot! I have hugh jass thighs. Ain’t lying. I blame it on all of my early years of horse riding. I will admit I have HUGE chafing issues. I’m digging the shorts and see they have them in orange…ooh! And you know I love the shirt πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Ali Mc at

    I seriously LOVE columbia omni gear – the freeze and the heat = GENIUS!!!!! I actually like the looks of those shorts (even the up at that sides) I thought you looked good in them.

  • Reply Jamie at

    I love those shorts! Maybe I will have to get a pair. I have the Oiselle “run on” long sleeve shirt and I love it!

  • Reply Neon Blonde Runner at

    Oh my gosh, I am so jealous that they sent you a pair of running shorts. They look so good on you!!! And your legs look teeny tiny in them too!! I totally want a pair….

  • Reply Anonymous at

    If your blog wasn’t so dang interesting, I would have to stop reading… I keep buying all the stuff you suggest πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal at

      Hahaha πŸ™‚ So excited that you think I’m interesting… kinda sad about your bank account. But believe me, I can understand that!

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    Spreading a Lil’ Love

    Ok, if y’all follow me on The Twitter or Instagram, I’m positive you’ve seen these pics before…. but whatever. There are a couple of products that I’ve been sent over the past few months that I have spent a decent amount of time wearing…. and since now I can honestly say I love them, I thought I’d share the good details with y’all!

    When I was in Hawaii, I bitched about how my running shorts chafed the living daylights out of my inner thigh. Granted, I’ve always had what I call “cyclist thighs” but I’ve never had an issue with chafing in my life (and no, I’m not getting all body-image weird, so don’t freak. I’ve just always had larger, strong quads and I’m okay with it!) I was irritated! I slightly-vehemently complained about my new prob on Twitter, and the wonderful reps at Oiselle offered to send me a pair of their distance shorts. See, they’re already good peeps πŸ™‚

    Boom. I’m in love.

    Remember that time I watched a fight while running? Yup. I was in my Oiselle shorts πŸ™‚

    Anyway, I’ve really come to love these shorts! Somehow, they don’t ride up at my waist which is the most annoying thing in the world. Even better? They actually have three built-in pockets: one is on the inside of the short in the front, where they typically are, but there is another zip pocket on the side of the right leg, as well as a second zip pocket on the back, right above your tailbone. When I actually prepare myself for my runs, I Β use these pockets for my car key, Gu, etc…. and nothing bugs me or rubs weird. And I’m picky, so that’s saying something! The other awesome part is that they are only $39 which I think is totally reasonable for good running shorts!

    The only downside is that they are slightly shorter than I’m used to, but I think that’s due to the split cut or whatever; the sides go up a bit. And I have issues, so there’s really nothing you can do to help me with that!

    And you know the other thing I’m loving? That shirt you see right there. Yup, the blue one. It’s glorious.

    If you’ve been reading my blog for a bit, you’ll remember that I was chosen as a member of Columbia Sportswear’s OmniTen. With that announcement, I was sent a box of fun gear…. including this Omni-Freeze tech shirt. The theory behind the Omni-Freeze technology is that the fabric disperses your body heat and helps transfer it away from your skin, thus keeping you cool.

    Now, I remember when all this “tech fabric” came out years ago and I thought it was all a crock. Don’t blame me– I still swore by cotton! πŸ™‚ Β However, after having spent hundreds of days in the back country, I now realize that those fancy scientists have really been able to cook up some good stuff in the labs, and this shirt is no exception. I’m not usually a t-shirt wearer (I prefer tanks) but I’ve found myself wearing the shirt A LOT.

    Evidence:

    Yup, reusing this pic. And yup, that’s me on the left, wearing my Columbia shirt mountain biking last weekend! And nope, we really didn’t realize we were all matchy-matchy. Lame.

    The Omni-Freeze shirt really seems to transfer heat away from your body and it’s super comfy. It’s not tight, but it’s fitted enough that it doesn’t swish around on my body which is awesome because I hate that swishy feeling. I also love that the shirt is incredibly soft– kinda like I’m wearing angel wings or something. Haha, just kidding on that last part, but it really gave you a visual, didn’t it?!

    Man, I’m such a nerd.

    Bottom line? I think you should go shopping. Just saying.

    *********************
    Do you have any favorite running gear? Particular running shorts that you love?

    On an unrelated note, can anyone tell me why my little boxes on the top left of the page are black? Those were my icons for Twitter and my RSS feed, and the links still work, but the boxes went away and I’m not smart enough to fix them πŸ™‚

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