My day job is an accountant, Senior Tax Analyst if you want to get into specifics. This requires me to wear clothes other than my beloved running clothes, clothes that can be uncomfortable, especially during the peaks of training.
It has come to my attention that my business casual attire has taken a runner’s twist, where my outfits for my day job have come to incorporate pieces of my running attire, or at least pieces that make my aches and pains from running more comfortable. The more I run the more my fashion suffers, but I have tried to find ways to make the two co-exist.
Here are a couple of my
ways around tricks to putting a runner’s twist on business casual attire.
Business casual: sweater dress, knee high flat boots, and a scarf.
The runner’s twist: underneath both of those there are hidden inVigorator compression socks and lululemon wunder under pants.
Looks professional? Yes. Yet it feels like I am lounging around in workout clothes all day – WIN!
I hide compression socks under boots all the time (as shown above), but also use compression leg sleeves on days I wear work pants but still need some compression action for those aching calves.
Shoes: comfort > fashion
I am not really a purse girl, I have a couple but don’t need one for every outfit and don’t really like carrying one in the first place. Shoes however are a different story.
Way back when in 2008 before I started running I really loved shoes. I still have them all and look at them longingly in my closet, but the second I try and put them on my feet tell me otherwise. My feet are very important to marathon training so I definitely listen to their preferences.
I used to walk around all day at the office in 3+ inch heels with no problem. Nowadays I keep my tennis shoes on as long as possible, wear flats or wear a lower pair of heels that are off my feet immediately ones I sit down.
I leave my work shoes at my desk since that’s the only place I wear them and then it requires me to do most of my walking up and down stairs in something comfy like my running shoes.
My shoes now revolve around comfort and function to keep these marathon feet happy and anything
other than running shoes uncomfortable are my feet as little as possible.
What ways do you make your everyday clothes more comfortable to suit your running lifestyle?