It’s 5:45 AM and my running buddies and I have a date three mornings a week at the local grocery store. We can get a quick 30 minute run in before everybody has to be home to get kids to school, hubbies to work, moms to work, etc.. We run hard and fast. Thankfully, we live in sunny So Cal, so the weather is fantastic for training in the winter. Average temperatures range from 40-60 degrees all winter long. However, this can lead to running clothes problems…should I wear tights and a jacket or tights and a vest or shorts and a vest?? Options all prove to be problematic because we always end up too hot. This leads me to Oiselle’s Lesley Knicker.
Oiselle was founded by Sally Bergesen; runner, mother and marathon runner. I asked her about her priorities when designing a running knicker and they are warmth, wicking abilities, insulation, stretch. The fabric is 90% nylon, 10% lycra and it feels fantastic- incredibly soft to the touch!
Oiselle running philosophy
“As a company, our sole focus is the woman athlete who loves to run and race. she could be 15. She could be 50. The important part is that she is an “ambition athlete,” a person who trains, who races, and who is committed to the sport.”
As far as I am concerned, they are describing me! Passionate, athletic, and committed to running, racing, being physically fit, and setting an example for my kids!
The Lesley Knicker offers versatility for running in all kinds of weather (depending on where you live!). There is a pocket in the back for the car key, mesh netting just behind the knees -for breath ability, tight gripping elastic on the seams just below the knees and a very slender fit! The wide waistband sits comfortably on the waist by is not too tight. I feel FAST when I run in them! In addition, they are stylish enough to be worn around town or even riding your bike. Today, I did a 4 mile run, then grabbed my helmet and my two year old and rode to the post office! Great fun for all!
Directions for use: Wash and hang dry!
Oiselle Running Company is giving away a pair of Lesley Knickers to one Fit Mommy Reader (Size XS-L) The retail value is $60!! To enter, simply offer a link to FitnessforMommies on your site, post my button, or forward this link to five friends (you are on the honor system), and come back to post a comment with your email address. Winner must reply to email within 72 hours and provide a U.S. Mailing address. This contest will end March 13th at9PM PST