Earlier in the week I picked up some of this.
I also picked up some replacement running gear at the Nike store, but it’s not new-to-me.
I replaced these socks (recommended if you like padded socks for running), bought another pair of these pants because I’ve worn them every single day since I bought them and love them, and replaced these shoes that have 500 miles, give or take, on them.
The new-to-me item was this wool running shirt. Wool does not scream technical fabric to me. Instead it screams itchy, scratchy, and not what I when I’m working out, but the sales person recommended it to me. To my surprise, this shirt has been perfect for morning runs, with temperatures in the 50′s F.
I don’t have to layer it with anything else and although it’s not as soft as some of the other technical fabrics, it’s much warmer, and that’s a tradeoff I can live with.
There’s nothing worse than overdressing for a workout because hot, sweaty, and overheated makes me want to just quit.
But under-dressing for the conditions and having a paper-thin shirt that’s known for it’s ability to”wick away sweat” is great when it’s 80F, but not when it’s 50F. The wool shirt has been the solution for my too hot, too cold, just right, situation; and it’s not scratchy or itchy.
These are not itchy or scratchy either.
I nicknamed them Pillowtop Bars (Gluten Free) for a reason. Marshmallow creme, peanut butter, white chocolate, and sweetened condensed milk become soft and pillowey after being baked, in case you’re wondering.
Do you find wool scratchy and uncomfortable or do you like it?
I know some people who very sensitive to wool; they break out in rashes, start itching, and it bothers them intensely.
I’m okay with softer weaves but not directly on my skin. I couldn’t wear a wool sweater without having something on underneath it because I’d be an itchy mess. As long as I layer it, I love wool sweaters.
Have you ever worn any wool workout clothes?
This was my first and I know wool workout socks are popular, but I haven’t tried those.
Have a great weekend!