What I Wear Wednesday {Fall Runner’s Edition}

Fall sure has arrived in Nova Scotia and the short-shorts and tanks are now being covered in layers of long sleeves. Debates of how cold it really is outside runs through my head as the leaves are starting to turn colours. Cold weather doesn’t stop us from running but it sure changes what you wear on your runs!

Our daughter who is learning about seasons in school would say that it’s “autumn” not “fall”. She’s very proud of what she’s learning in school even if her father calls it “autumn” and I call it “fall”. So for her sake, autumn running looks a little like this for me lately:

Do I wear shorts and compression socks, long-sleeved shirts or sleeves with a t-shirt? I’ve done both! Not quiet ready to give up my short-shorts just yet and I love my compression socks on a long run. I don’t like when my arms get cold so I usually run in a tank with a long sleeve shirt over top. I can take it off at any time and tie it around my waist. I love when races have long sleeves as their “shirt”.

sept long sleeve (s) and gloves

Do I wear capris and ankle socks or compression socks on my long run? Usually if I’m wearing capris, I wear ankle socks. I save my compression socks for when I wear shorts. However, I have been known to wear my compression socks with capris before – it’s quite the sight!

What reflective gear do I wear for the beginning of my early morning run vs the end of a night run? I usually start off my early morning runs with as much reflective gear as possible. Vest, arm or ankle straps and sometimes my clothing has reflection tape on it. I also use this when I go biking – a person as got to be seen!

Do you run with reflective gear on your footwear ?


I’ve been testing out these Reebok ZPump Fusion sneakers to run outside. They are easy to put on and pretty comfortable. I like how they mold to your feet as you pump them up. My daughters think it’s funny to release the air for me. For night-time running, I love how they have a large reflective strip on the back – again, a person needs to be seen!

Don’t worry, I always wear my trusty Garmin and Road ID – I never run without my Road I.D.

garmin picture

These are just a few of my fall…oops, I mean autumn running items I’ve been wearing lately.

Do you have seasonal clothing for running?

Are you loving the cooler temps?