Monday, January 18, 2010

Maternity Running Clothes

My shorts and pants are tight and riding down, my tops are riding up leaving the baby belly and love handles on display. Not what you want! I love running in skirts much more than in shorts so I had to have the Fit Momma skirt from runningskirts.com. It is cut much more generously than the regular running skirts in the same size. It has built in shorties, which was my only concern because those can ride up into a bunched, uncomfortable mess but these only budge slightly. I've worn it for a 3 miler and I only had to tug them back into place maybe once. It has a belly panel that can be worn up or folded down. It's still a little loose at the top so I wear it folded down under my belly. I highly recommend this skirt for anyone looking for maternity running gear. I just wish it came in more colors besides black!

My mother-in-law got me a gift certificate to fitmaternity.com for Christmas and I got my order in last week. The first thing I've tried is this cotton/bamboo blend tank from Ocean Lily. It's a pretty heavy duty fabric that is form fitting but stretchy. It is really long which is ideal for me but probably wouldn't work on ladies of below-average height. I've worn this running once and loved it. It stays in place, doesn't rub anywhere the wrong way and is comfy. I'm not sure how it'll do in the heat since it's black and pretty thick, but hopefully it will still be good. So far, two thumbs up!

On the pregnancy front, I'm 21 weeks today and the baby is developing taste buds this week. She is also now able to absorb small amounts of sugar and water from the amniotic fluid. According to the scale this morning, I didn't gain any weight last week which I find hard to believe. I'm still up 12 lbs but according to my baby books I should pack on some lbs in the next few weeks.


21 weeks pregnant wearing Ocean Lily scoop neck maternity tank from fitmaternity.com and the Fit Momma skirt from runningskirts.com. Yes, that's a Roomba vacuum on the floor, love it!

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Showing the belly panel in the unfolded position, and the shorties under the skirt.



Belly panel folded down.


Hope ya'll had a wondeful weekend, happy Monday!

27 comments:

Mama said...

Cute clothes and you look great!

MCM Mama

Morgan said...

You are absolutely adorable!!!! :)

Marlene said...

You have such a cute baby bump! Love the maternity running gear - good choices!

Shannon said...

You look so cute! I'm so proud of you for running while pregnant. One day, I hope to do the same!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

OK this made my Monday morning. If I was there in person I would be talking to your little lady, I am a HUGE belly toucher and talker..

Comfort is the name of the game for the next 19 weeks..

Marci said...

Aw you look sooo cute! Love the running maternity clothes, I am a big running skirts fan!

Heather said...

You look so cute!!!

Carolina John said...

very cute! at least you're still able to get out there. loving this warmer weather?

Jess said...

You look wonderful and great finds on the maternity running clothes!

Amanda Brooks said...

I love pregger runners!!!

N.D. said...

You look so cute! I'll have to look into those!!

Alisa said...

I give you so much credit for running while pregnant. You even look cute in your running clothes =).

We have a roomba too, aren't they great.

kristen said...

Oh my gawd you are so cute!! I can only hope that I'm as cute as you when I'm preggo. Seriously.

those utlra sound pics were amazing. I can't belive how clear they are these days. It's amazing!!

D10 said...

You look so cute!! Glad things are going well.

Nikki said...

You look fantastic Running Momma! I wore my regular runningskirts.com skirt throughout my pregnancy and just made sure I wore a long tank top to cover the waistband, but it worked great. If you need a good tank, Lululemon makes a few good ones that fit great during pregnancy and then you can still wear them after!

Toni said...

You look great! And I'm curious--how does the Roomba do with dog hair? I'd love something like that but I'm kind of worried it'd get choked up with hair after 2 seconds.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

You look great!!!! I prefer running skirts to shorts too!

Lacey Nicole said...

21 weeks!!!!!!!!! woo! i love the outfit :) you make pregnancy look good :)

Megan said...

I'm going to have to keep this post in mind. I'm gong to need that next year.

Alan said...

That cute baby bump is really growing, you look marvelous darlin.

Tricia said...

You are too cute!

Thanks for the review. I have some skirts from runningskirts.com coming in the mail soon. Cant wait to try them!

Ali said...

Very cute ... I didn't even know they made maternity running clothes!

A Peaceful Place said...

you are so very cute and adorable pregnant! i love your running clothes!!! hope to see you soon!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ok it's been a few weeks...how goes the running and the clothes??

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