I remember taking an inventory of my workout gear as fall approached and realizing that cold weather could present a problem. While I think full-length tights will be great when I start outdoor training runs for my half marathon, I’ll still be cross training inside boutique fitness studios. I prefer to wear crops for high intensity interval training and indoor cycling. The problem with crops during the winter in New York City is that you’re often walking around or taking the subway before or after class in your gear. I can’t leave half of my legs exposed to freezing temperatures, wind, and snow. After brainstorming how I could wear my crops to and from class without pants over them, I remembered how I solved this problem during my dancing days. I needed to buy some legwarmers! I know, it sounds kind of 80’s, but check out my inspiration below.
I checked Nike, Lululemon, Athleta, and a few other activewear websites for legwarmers. Many offer the compression legwarmers used for running and other outdoor sports, but that’s not exactly what I wanted. I did find Lululemon Falling Freely Leg Warmers, but I didn’t like how long they were. Plus, I knew I wanted to buy two or three pairs, which mean Lulu didn’t offer enough color options and seemed overpriced.
After checking out activewear brands, I stumbled across the American Apparel Long Leg Warmer. Chunky knit, knee-legnth, bright colors, right price. Done. After work yesterday, I picked up my first pair. I chose gray because I knew I wanted a neutral pair, but I really like the purple and peacock colors. You’re allowed to judge me for taking a selfie at the American Apparel store. I was excited about my purchase and wanted to test the legwarmers out on my way to class at As One.