Running with Your Dog in the Park
By Nikki Chavanelle
Sunday might be rest day for most people, but my dog has a no-days-off mentality. Chilly spring mornings can all too quickly turn into sweltering sunny afternoons, so throwing together an outfit is all about layering—and layering smart.
My go-to leggings are the Saucony Bullet tights; they’re made out of a very breathable PowerLuxe material, so even when the morning heats up, I stay cool and dry. They’re not too tight, either, so I can wear them all day long, not just at the dog park.
New Balance monopolizes the rest of my outfit, from the Pace Bra (also my favorite for a high-impact workout), to the simple, stretchy—and aptly named—Perfect Tank. I top the outfit off with the In Transit jacket equipped with pockets for my doggy bags and keys. This jacket should be in every runner’s closet—it’s made out of a knit fabric that is dreamy soft, and they added mesh piecing on the back for extra breathability.
Last but not least, playing fetch with my dog requires a reliable pair of shades that won’t fall from my face every time I make a move for the tennis ball. I’m an aviator girl, so I opted for the Roka Phantom Ultra—available in a handful of lens-frame combinations—made with titanium frames that weigh next to nothing. And by “next to nothing,” I mean right next to it; as in, 20 grams. That’s about four sheets of paper. Fair warning: You will forget you’re wearing them, but if your dog is anything like mine, you’ll have plenty of other things to worry about.
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