On Monday I went to City Sports Run Club with Jess. We ran with her friend Emma, Rachel from Healthy Chicks and her friend Jess. The Run Club meets every Tuesday at 6:00 pm, and welcomes runners of all abilities. You can store your bag in a dressing room and learn about a new company each week. This week, Merrell showcased some of their new shoe offerings, and there were Bonk Breaker peanut butter and jelly energy bar samples. Another reason to go–every mile you log gives you $1 in rewards points. I’m excited to go to more of these runs–they fall right after my school leadership team meeting, so it’s a great way to finish the day and keep my work and life balanced.
City Sports gave us running apparel from their CS by City Sports line, which has lots of affordable options and extended sizes for long tights, capris, crops, tank tops, shirts, longsleeved shirts, and hoodies. The material is soft and breathable. Rachel and I both chose the All Sport Tank. I picked yellow while she picked pink. I liked the loose fit and ruffle detail. I think it will be good for barre classes and strength training as well as running in hot or cool weather (with layers).
We also both picked the Accelerate Run Full Zip in Black Stripe. I liked that this had thumbholes and a small pocket near the waist for keys or ID.
Jess and I both chose the Paramount Run Capri in yellow and gray. I liked the zippered pocket in the back for taking keys, ID, and an emergency $20 for running. I noticed there is an iPod hole if you wish to carry an iPod in the pocket (probably a shuffle or nano would work best). I would wear these to barre and strength training as well, but have had some trouble when doing situps in pants with zippered back pockets.
We then gathered as a group to go over the 3.5 mile and 5 mile routes that went along the river and came back around the Public Garden. I like to take the JQUS Running Club out along the river, around the Public Garden, and around the Common as well, so it was familiar territory! The girls and I chose the 3.5 mile route and enjoyed some good conversation and the scenery of the Charles River, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay before we arrived back at City Sports.
Looking forward to the next run!
All photos by Ben Eld and City Sports.
Disclaimer: Our CS by City Sports apparel were complimentary courtesy of City Sports. All opinions are my own.