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As running is
becoming more popular in the public conscientiousness, running fashion is
equaling gaining attention. Simply
put, people want to look their best even while exercising. However, fashion is not the only
consideration when undertaking strenuous activities like running. The right gear is necessary in order to
create an environment conducive to a successful workout. An increasingly important tool in every
runner’s arsenal is their watch.
There are three types of running watches that everyone thinking about or
beginning to run should be aware of: the “all in one” watch, the GPS-enabled
watch, and the “classic” running watch.
Specifically, we shall discuss the pros, cons, and fashionable aspects
of three types of watches.
Forerunner 910XT is an example of what we like to classify as an “all in one”
running watch. These watches use
GPS to map your run, calculate your pace, calculate your distance, and keep
track of your overall time.
Watches like the Forerunner 910XT can be used for multiple activities:
running, swimming, etc. However,
the greatest drawback of these watches is the price. The Garmin Forerunner 910 XT will run you upwards of
$400. These watches are also big
and bulky, often not a characteristic of most fashion accessories. However, if you are set on using GPS to
track your run, there are more affordable options out there.
Nike+Sport Watch GPS
SportWatch GPS provides runners with many of the features offered by the Garmin
Forerunner 910XT. The watch will
calculate your pace, distance, total time, even your calories burned. This watch also offers an ingenious
feature which the Garmin does not.
It will allow you to track your run by GPS, the Nike+ Sensor in your
shoe, or both. For only $169, this
functionality is a steal. Nike
also looks to have taken into consideration not only the functionality of the
watch, but the design as well. The
combination of black and lime green makes this watch stand out from the crowd
in the best possible way. However,
if you are the type of runner like we are here at PerpetualRunning, you may
prefer a more simple watch.
The Timex Ironman
Series of watches are what we like to call “classic” running watches. These watches do not offer a way to map
your run, but they do provide all the functionality you will ever need on a
run. A total run time counter, a
countdown timer, and the ability to track your mile splits, allows the Timex Ironman
watch to track all the vital components of your run. Priced at only $70, it is the standard price for a good
running watch. However, it is also
the cheapest of the three, making this watch in particular a great buy for both
the beginner runner and advanced runner alike. These watches come in a myriad of colors also making it the
most fashionable running watch series we have come across yet.
There are many
choices in running watches.
Although, they vary greatly in price, functionality, and fashionability. You must weigh your options based upon
your own needs. Based on pure
value though, the team here at PerpetualRunning can recommend checking out the
Timex Ironman Series to get your next run off to a great start!
While on a weekend getaway in Ocean City, New Jersey I came across this quaint store on the boardwalk called Bag Boutique. I noticed their artistic displays and immediately walked in.
The owner showed me their selection of designer bags which included the vegan made brand Big Buddha(left). Big Buddha's soft material and contemporary designs are known to be popular amongst all ages. Amongst their wide selection of designer bags, the store also included local artists who had a variety of their worked displayed. Their bags with polychromatic prints and graphic designs(below) are perfect for the beach. With the scorching heat outside, customers were busy trying on trendy sun hats that were sold in the store. As sun hats were getting increasingly popular amongst customers, costume jewelry is something that can never lose its color. From sterling silver jewelry to semi-precious stones and crystals, the store is favored for its extensive range of jewelry. Colored stones like peridot, amethyst and many others were displayed in the store.
Colored stones and jewels are perfect for the beach as they accentuate the essentials of the atmosphere. The similarities of color and texture in shells and stones make individuals prefer colored stoned jewelry on the beach. The store also had a wide variety of colorful American Indian handmade jewelry with stones like coral, turquoise and gaspeite. These colorful pieces of jewelry were known to be popular amongst all ages. The picture below displays the use of the semi-precious stone, peridot in a sterling silver base. Peridot was one of many stones that were displayed aesthetically in the store. With something for every age, the store had a vivid atmosphere which continued to attract customers throughout the day.
Wondering what to accessorize with your shorts and sundresses? Straw hats are an elegant touch to your daily outings during the summer. Enjoy this fun season in style by protecting yourself from the UVA/UVB rays. Also, don't forget your sunblock!
The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about comfort and modern, are boat shoes. Invented by the great Paul Sperry in 1935, boat shoes have always remained an everlasting trend. With funky shades and prints, they have been enhanced into the perfect shoe for every season. Comfy and easy to accessorize, boat shoes can be worn formally and casually with any of your ensembles. Here are a few hot shades to pick from for the season: