According to the August 2011 Runner’s World Magazine, a fastinista is women who likes to look stylish when she runs. They are quick to point out the being a fastinista is not about speed, but a state of mind. There has been a huge shift in the past few years about what female runners wear when they run.
No more do women runners wear an old cotton tee and baggy sweats to run in. Women runners can now choose from an endless array of stylish outfits to run in. The new trend is running skirts. This has been a hot topic on a few of the Facebook pages I belong to recently. Many running skirts offer compression shorts underneath so they are just as comfortable as shorts, but so much cuter! Another trend is knee socks. Women runners wear brightly colored and patterned knee socks with shorts or running skirts. Similar is knee socks are arm warmers, again in bright colors and patterns. Tech material shirts and tanks with cute sayings are hot right now too.
These new options give women runners the ability to get dresses in the morning and go about their day. You can take the kids to school, run errands, grocery shop, walk the dog and get your run in all without changing your clothes. These new clothing options give women runners the ability to look good around town and on their run.
It’s not about looking matchie matchie, it’s about being yourself and getting noticed! Fastinista like to look hot! Looking hot makes people notice you, and getting noticed makes you work harder. Bring on the PRs.
I have attached a really cool video from Runner’s World.com farther discussing clothing trends for women runners. Check it out!
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Are you a Fastinista? What do you wear when you run? Have you tried any of these running trends?
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I will be doing a giveaway very soon featuring one of the products seen in the above video. Stay tuned!