Love it or hate it, the shrug is back and Lululemon’s version is made especially for runners in training. They’re calling it the “1st 5 Minutes shrug” addressing long distance runners’ propensity to strip down their layers. I was hesitant at first but the fit and style of this shrug is too cute to overlook. It’s lightweight and designed for easy access to open air. Wear it for warmth and protection from wind and rain. Take it off as soon as your body temperature rises and stuff it into your pocket. It’s so easy it’s a no brainer—especially if you’re training for an upcoming marathon.
It’s hard to find workout clothes that accommodate rigorous workouts. Long distance running takes a huge toll on the body and requires activewear that looks good, stays put, and keeps its shape for hours. Lululemon’s activewear checks all of these boxes which explains their high price point. Their sales are few and far between but for a guaranteed 15% off your entire purchase, ask to be part of their R&D program when you get to the register.