There are two camps on the topic of leggings theory. Some people say they are not pants, some people (clearly) believe they are pants. What is interesting, though, is that — it seems — most people from both groups own and wear leggings. So, can’t we all just get along? *wink*
I made yet another pair of McCall’s M6173 leggings. I made a bunch last year — almost ten pairs — because once I altered the pattern to fit me exactly, it was almost criminal to not whip up a new pair every few days, or every week. Then I ran out of leggings-making steam, and then I stopped altogether.
Fast forward to this year, and not all the pairs have survived — stains that I couldn’t get out and poor laundry etiquette cost me just enough pairs to go into full on panic mode. Howwwww could I survive with only three pairs of grab ‘n go leggings? (Not to be confused with my fancy, dress-up leggings.) And what would I wear upon resuming walking and running for exercise? Seriously, what do people wear? This body is not going out of the house in shorts of any kind …
So I made another pair of M6173 leggings, and fell in love all over again. I’ve already worn them twice, and they’re only ten days old. I love print on this fabric, it’s busy enough to please me, but in nice neutrals to go with the cooler temps and shorter days. Seasonal exercise deserves seasonal gear! Which is why I’ve paired my new leggings with my brand new football gear.
Anyone who knows me knows I am a humongous football fan, and a Pats fan 4-lyfe. I love cheering for the home team. Right now my favorite player is Devin McCourty, who gives 110% on every play and inspires me to push my body just a little bit more. But you’ve got to take care of your body or you can’t push it! So I went ahead and got my very first pair of running sneakers.
I got fitted for them at Marathon Sports, a local chain of stores selling running shoes and running gear. One of their locations is right on the finish line of the Boston Marathon, and they’ve always had close ties with the marathon and serious runners in the Boston area. It was a great experience, I definitely recommend getting your shoes there if you’re ever in Boston. They don’t sell walking shoes, but you can walk quite well in running shoes!
Anyway, expect more pairs of not-pants out of me in the near future! I hope you follow me on Instagram, because that’s where they’ll pop up. :)