The race is in San Antonio, and if you've lived (or visited) there, you probably think Fiesta when you think of San Antonio. (Backstory - San Antonio is about the most partying, parade-throwing, celebrating city in the U.S., and I believe they even beat out New Orleans, because Mardi Gras is just once a year, while SA seems to have a parade every time you turn around. When we lived there, I was shocked that they actually have a city holiday - Battle of Flowers day - where schools, businesses and banks close - for, yes, a parade. Too funny.) Anyway, I'm thinking an outfit with lots of fun colors would be fitting.
I have these fantastic new neon pink Newtons, which I'll wear unless it's raining - don't want to get them messed up right away. But since the race is in early November, in south Texas, it'll most likely be hot, so I'm planning my outfit with that in mind. I can make adjustments (like swapping out liner shorts for capris, or wear a long-sleeved shirt under my short-sleeved one) if I need to, without really changing the outfit.
A limited edition color for Newton, these are my reward shoes for when I run 10 miles (scheduled for October 13th, in case you're wondering) - until then, they're sitting in a box in my closet.
Socks will, of course, be a pair of my beloved Thorlo Experias - I have them in just most colors, so I'm sure I can coordinated them to my outfit.
Just some of the colors I own - I have to say, these things LAST. I've had the turquoise pair for over 2.5 years, and they are still in great condition.
For a skirt, I'm thinking about wearing a sparkle skirt, in either purple or turquoise. I've never worn one, but they seem to be quite popular, so I guess there isn't an issue with scratchiness from the fabric (if you've worn one, please let me know in the comments what you think of them). It's just a skirt, so you wear it over your own liner shorts. I'm looking at buying one from either Team Sparkle or Sparkle Skirts - the price is similar, but I think I like the cut of the Team Sparkle skirt a bit more - it looks like my current favorite Adidas running skirt. The Team Sparkle skirts look sheer; I can't tell by the pictures if the Sparkle Skirts are, too.
Team Sparkle skirts in my top color choices (photo swiped from their Facebook page)
Sparkle Skirts (photo swiped from their web page) - too bad they didn't have purple with this shot, but you can see the difference in the cut of their skirts vs. the Team Sparkle skirts.
For the top, I could wear something I already own (I know, shocking!) - either a turquoise top if I go with the purple skirt, or a purple top if I go with the turquoise skirt.
...and honestly, I have three more purple tops in my closet. But these are the only two turquoise - maybe I DO need to shop more! ;)
Yes, between the pink shoes, purple and turquoise clothes and a sparkly Sweaty Band, I will be a riot of color. But why not - it's a fiesta!!!
Sweaty Bands - Viva Diva sparklers. (photos swiped from their website). I've seen the purple one in person and it was so pretty - caught the eye of several ladies in my running club when we saw the sweet Kim wearing it!
OK, I know that having a fancy outfit will not make or break my race. But I like to have fun with my running, and part of the fun comes with the clothes. So why not go for it? Any suggestions on things I might have missed to complete the outfit?