1/05/2011

Silly Girl Running goes Punk - Punk Rock Racing Tech Tee review

Ran: 6.2 miles / 10K - running group + Cycling: 30 min
Huh? What happened to the runningskirts, the girly pink gear and the braids?
Nothing, absolutely nothing. Runningskirts and the braids: still there. As for the girly gear...also still there. I'm just a teeny tiny bit over the pink stuff. So, expect a lot less pink in 2011. Fortunately, there are lots and lots of other obnoxious colors out there. At the moment I'm a big fan of mixing purple, yellow and bright orange. Ha! Just so you know...
Punk Rock Racing
First step in the 'de-pinking' process is this Punk Rock Racing (http://www.punkrockracing.com/) technical tee. Most of you (well, the ones that live in the United States of America) are probably already a huge fan of their gear. However, the Punk Rock Racing brand is still pretty unknown in Europe. Well, I plan on changing that!
And guess what? Ron at Punk Rock Racing told me that I'm their first Dutch customer/fan. Ha!


Ouch! Serious devil eyes! Must remember to take photos with my camera instead of my phone to prevent future 'incidents'.


Bad phone camera pic...again. At least you get a proper idea of the tee and the obnoxious purple and yellow shorts. And, by the way, I love those shorts!

Review

I got the technical tee and their 'Runner Runner Runner' cotton tee (and a bonus beanie! :)) in the mail yesterday morning, and immediately took the technical tee for a spin on last night's 'still nursing the calf strain, but easing back into running' run.
The verdict: great technical tee! Great fit (I wear the small). Plus, absolutely OK wicking qualities (and that's what this girl needs...the way I sweat...Yeugh!). And I love the design! I truly felt like a bad *ss rock star wearing this shirt. ;)
As for the run itself...I had a huge glass of wine and half a bag of crisps before heading out. Let's just say that you won't catch me having wine and crisps as a pre run meal again anytime soon...

12 comments:

Kevin @ Half TRI-ing said...

I say you should sport the punk rock look this year. Put your hear up into a mohawk. Were all black and listen to poor music really load while running. Maybe get some creepy tattoos.

Kevin
http://halftriing.blogspot.com/

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Kevin: That would be a personality change none of you would expect... ;)

misszippy said...

Love that shirt! Too funny on your pre-run diet--I wouldn't even attempt it!

RunningRonald said...

oeff.... nu ook al punk... ben echt benieuwd wat je aan hebt zaterdag... zal mij op het eerste instellen ;)

PunkRockRunner said...

Thank you so much for the kind review. You must now lead the Punk Rock Racing revolution throughout Europe. First, we take Amsterdam (then Belgium & Germany). Viva le Revolution!!

All the best,

Ron

Becka said...

That shirt is awesome! I love it!

Jason said...

Wine and crisps? Carb loading?

And I have that PRR shirt as well and it is flat out awesome to run in.

Pieter de Boer said...

Whaa, vet!! Wij moeten echt een keer trainen als je zulke kleding aantrekt!! Cool!

Zoƫ said...

Heck yes! You look definitely badass!!

M said...

So cute! That's awesome.

LaVonne said...

I have not heard of Punk Rock Racing and I'm totally psyched you introduced me to it!

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Ron: You're welcome! :)