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Transitional Weather Workout Gear


Dave and I went for my longest run I’ve ever done over the weekend, and it felt so good–this cool weather we’ve been getting lately made it feel so much easier! It got me thinking, though–as much as I love this time of year for outdoor workouts, it can be kind of tricky to figure out what to wear. I know a lot of people layer up and that works well for them, but I hate carrying anything when I’m running, so I headed to some of my favorite workout attire sources to look for alternatives. Here’s what I have my eye on!

fall workout gearGray hoodie, reflective headband, sunglassespink long sleeve running shirt, oatmeal jogger pantsgray hooded vestperiwinkle sneakers, slate FitBit, fruit infusion water bottle, navy leggings

I read once that ideally, you should feel a little chilly when you head outside for a workout, since you’ll warm up so much once you get moving. I love the idea of a vest over a long sleeve shirt or a lightweight hoodie and leggings for the transitional days ahead. I’m also a big fan of that reflective headband, especially for after daylight savings when it’s often dark by the time I head outside. Safety first :)

I have those sunglasses and leggings in particular on my Christmas list, and after finally settling on the slate color, I’m getting a new FitBit soon (the first one lasted about 48 hours–do NOT get the Tory Burch bands. They fall off!). If you use one, I’d love to hear how you like it!

What do you wear to work out outside during transitional months? Are there any must-haves that I missed?






  1. Angela says:

    Gloves! I have the under armour running gloves with the gel-y stuff on the fingers so you can still navigate your smart phone–definitely a must-have in cooler weather. Also I’m a fan of the head bands that fully cover your ears against the cold. And the slate colored Fitbit is an excellent choice. :-)

  2. Alison says:

    Love this post! I’ve only been cleared to workout for a couple weeks since Dane was born, but I’m back at the running, slowly but surely, and it’s my favorite running season!

    Also, Craig got me the Tory Burch double-wrap leather bracelet for the fitbit for my birthday, and it’s amazing. It has a little cage type thing that keeps it in, and it fastens like a watch, so it’s super sturdy. Most importantly, it’s stylish!! I highly recommend!

    • Lisa says:

      Oh, that one is SO cute! I just had one of the rubber ones and it did not work out nearly as well :P
      Dave and I will be in New York for two weeks in December–I definitely want to see y’all and meet your sweet Dane! :)

  3. Dana says:

    Reflective headband is a great idea! I recommend a little white dog in a safety vest too :)

  4. Jadzia says:

    I would definitely need to keep my ears warm! Looking forward to getting that Christmas list! And Dave’s as well, hohoho!

  5. Love this! I’m obsessed with cute workout clothes too! ;) And I’m excited to hear how you like the FitBit!

    • Lisa says:

      They make working out so much more fun, don’t they? Whatever works to stay motivated is worth it in my opinion, haha! :)

  6. Richard says:

    Safety first. Apple does not fall far from the tree.
    I have found it is better to un layer than wish you had something with you if the circumstances of the run change. Fabrics that wick moisture away for your body more important in cool weather than warm. Avoid cotton until after you’ve cooled down then select something fashionable. :-)
    Run happy.


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