A few of my delights of running:
*The lay-out outfit and pin-on-bib night-before-a-race routine.
*Peeling off a soaked sports bra + shirt, post-run, and hanging it up on my doorknob. Oddly satisifying.
*The last mile of any run. Almost done.
*The first mile of any race. Concentrating on not going out too fast but.so.hard.to.do.
*The first run in the fall when I'm wearing long sleeves—and don't have to take them off.
*The first run in the spring when I'm wearing long sleeves—and get to take them off.
Delights come from details, and Icebreaker, a New Zealand-based company that makes running gear out of merino wool, knows that intimately. Icebreaker's details start with their merino wool, available in a variety of weights, is ridiculously soft (seriously!) and wicks ridiculously well. (When Ma Nature created sheep, she included natural climate control.) aTrust us: You're never too chilly—or too hot—in merino wool.
Thoughtful details continue with great colors, designs that flatter a variety of mother runners' figures, and features like flatlock seams to maximize comfort.
One baaadass lucky mother runner is going to get to note the Icebreaker details for herself: We've got a trio of wool goodies, including the Aero Long Sleeve Half Zip, a Chase Beanie (perfect for keeping your noggin' warm), the Multisport Cushion Micro socks (keeps your tootsies toasty).
In order to win this trio, please tell us in the comments below: What is one small running delight of your's?
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of United States and Canada. Part of a series of weekly running giveaways, it begins on 10/22/14 and ends on 10/28/14. We will announce the winners on our Facebook page on 10/30/14, as well as notifying the winner by email. One entry per person. The value of each prize is approximately $117.97. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.