|The stylish and functional |
Elite Thermal Lite Arm Warmer
from Pearl Izumi
The weather has definitely changed, which requires a bit more thought into the running wardrobe these days. One of the mistakes runners can easily make is dressing TOO WARM come cold days. Last winter I learned the lesson of dressing in layers. This past year, I fell in love with Arm Warmers!
Arm warmers are the ideal accessory during the transition from summer to winter. I find them perfect with a short sleeve shirt when temperatures range in the 40's. I first started using homemade "arm warmers" before races to keep warm and then tossing them off at the start. (Homemade style would be cheap knee high socks with a big hole cut in the toe to stick my hand through! Redneck maybe, but it worked!)
Then enter Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Lite Arm Warmers. These puppies are like a second skin. They are super soft and comfortable... and fashionable too! Once I get running, I forget I even have them on. A couple weeks ago, I sported them for the Indy Monumental Half Marathon (see recap here). It was low 40's at the beginning of the race, but the Pearl Izumi arm warmers kept me warm and proved to be the perfect raceday outfit.
My initial worry was that the elastic would irritate my upper arm or the whole thing would move around while I run. In the past, I've gotten bad chaffing on the underarm area, so that's always a concern for me. I can't tell you how happy I am with these arm warmers from Pearl Izumi... they never moved an inch during a two+ hour run and my skin was mark-free!
The seamless knit construction of these arm warmers stretches to fit your arm. Composition is 79% nylon, 18% olefin and 3% spandex.
Pair those cool arm warmers with Pearl Izumi's Thermal Run Hat... and I'm ready to tackle this cool weather!
Add in an anniversary (7 years for hubby and I last Saturday!) with presents like a new white running vest... and I'm just about ready for a snow day!
The Pearl Izumi Thermal Run Hat is lightweight and yet made for warmth with P.R.O thermal fabric to optimize moisture transfer. Only thing that could make this hat better is a little hole for my ponytail. Seriously, a cute look!
Okay, you wanna be my twin?
I've got an extra set of Pearl Izumi arm warmers and thermal run hat for one lucky winner! Here's how to enter... Please leave a comment for each.
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Good Luck! Giveaway ends 11/23, winner announced on Thanksgiving Day, 11/24.
No purchase necessary to enter. Winner chosen by random.org.
The products were supplied to me at no charge, but the opinions expressed are all Jess.