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Versatile, year round running knickers by Oiselle

March 6th, 2008 · 73 Comments

CONTESTS/GIVEAWAY

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It’s 5:45 AM and my running buddies and I have a date three mornings a week at the local grocery store. We can get a quick 30 minute run in before everybody has to be home to get kids to school, hubbies to work, moms to work, etc.. We run hard and fast. Thankfully, we live in sunny So Cal, so the weather is fantastic for training in the winter. Average temperatures range from 40-60 degrees all winter long. However, this can lead to running clothes problems…should I wear tights and a jacket or tights and a vest or shorts and a vest?? Options all prove to be problematic because we always end up too hot. This leads me to Oiselle’s Lesley Knicker.

Oiselle was founded by Sally Bergesen; runner, mother and marathon runner. I asked her about her priorities when designing a running knicker and they are warmth, wicking abilities, insulation, stretch. The fabric is 90% nylon, 10% lycra and it feels fantastic- incredibly soft to the touch!

Oiselle running philosophy

“As a company, our sole focus is the woman athlete who loves to run and race. she could be 15. She could be 50. The important part is that she is an “ambition athlete,” a person who trains, who races, and who is committed to the sport.”

As far as I am concerned, they are describing me! Passionate, athletic, and committed to running, racing, being physically fit, and setting an example for my kids!

The Lesley Knicker offers versatility for running in all kinds of weather (depending on where you live!). There is a pocket in the back for the car key, mesh netting just behind the knees -for breath ability, tight gripping elastic on the seams just below the knees and a very slender fit! The wide waistband sits comfortably on the waist by is not too tight. I feel FAST when I run in them! In addition, they are stylish enough to be worn around town or even riding your bike. Today, I did a 4 mile run, then grabbed my helmet and my two year old and rode to the post office! Great fun for all!

Directions for use: Wash and hang dry!

CONTEST/GIVEAWAY

Oiselle Running Company is giving away a pair of Lesley Knickers to one Fit Mommy Reader (Size XS-L) The retail value is $60!! To enter, simply offer a link to FitnessforMommies on your site, post my button, or forward this link to five friends (you are on the honor system), and come back to post a comment with your email address. Winner must reply to email within 72 hours and provide a U.S. Mailing address. This contest will end March 13th at9PM PST.

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73 responses so far ↓

  • 1 CPA Mom // Mar 6, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    I put this code up but it doesn’t seem to work…can you check it out to make sure it’s complete? I’m html illerate.

  • 2 Laura // Mar 6, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks for the 411 on these knickers. They look stylish and sound functional. I have to agree with you from earlier posts when you say that a cute workout outfit definitely motivates you to exercise!

  • 3 Stephanie // Mar 7, 2008 at 1:54 am

    I just tried to post the button on my blog, but the code didn’t work. Can you re-check it?

    I own these Oiselle knickers and they are AWESOME! Very comfortable and attractive…

    If I win, I’ll pass them on to a friend.

    P.S. I’m also going to post this giveaway on Tuesday Tours next week. :)

  • 4 sandy // Mar 7, 2008 at 10:41 am

    nice

  • 5 Diana // Mar 7, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I also own these and adore them! They have Oiselle’s trademark low rise waistband that sits in the perfect spot and the fabric is incredibly soft and comfy. Yesterday my running partner (who covets them!) even noticed the little mesh piece behind the knee that allows them to breathe. Lke my Oiselle Marseille shorts, they make me feel like running as fast as I can. No doubt they make me faster :)

  • 6 Vicky Boackle // Mar 7, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    good reason to work out.

  • 7 madeline // Mar 7, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    The button’s up on my blog! To fix the code to put it on your own site, copy and paste the provided code, and then you have to go in and re-type the quote marks. That is, delete them and re-insert them. For some funky font reason, the quote marks are turned the wrong way in some places.

  • 8 Kristen S // Mar 7, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Emails sent. :)

    These look perfect. Would love them!

  • 9 jennifer bowen // Mar 7, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    now we are talking i could realy use this

  • 10 Kimberly // Mar 7, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    My workout clothes have had it! I sooo need these!

  • 11 Jennifer Barnett // Mar 7, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    These look so comfortable. I don’t run, but I can use these for my treadmill walking.

  • 12 jen // Mar 7, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Would love one of these!
    Sent an email to 5 of my mom friends and also blogged ya here!

  • 13 Marissa // Mar 7, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    So need these now that I’m trying to stay in shape during my pregnancy… Thanks for the awesome and useful giveaway!
    Marissa :)

  • 14 renee griffin // Mar 7, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    I would love these, they are very stylish

  • 15 Louis Huf // Mar 7, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    enter me please, thank you for the contest

    forwarded your link to my friends

  • 16 Joan // Mar 8, 2008 at 12:09 am

    I’ve been running for about a year, have lost over 50 pds, would love to have some free running stuff.

  • 17 Gillien Wright // Mar 8, 2008 at 12:33 am

    These are so cute!

  • 18 Erica C. // Mar 8, 2008 at 1:16 am

    These look perfect!

  • 19 Jennifer Monteiro // Mar 8, 2008 at 5:04 am

    I love these knickers. Hope I win!

  • 20 Kari Follett // Mar 8, 2008 at 11:51 am

    thanks!

  • 21 Shay // Mar 8, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    They are perfect!!

  • 22 M.A. // Mar 8, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    This is the way to go!

  • 23 Alka // Mar 8, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    please enter me :)
    here is the link to the post

    http://hollygood.vox.com/library/post/fitness-for-mommies.html

  • 24 Kavitta // Mar 9, 2008 at 12:21 am

    wow these are so good looking. thanks!

  • 25 Michelle // Mar 9, 2008 at 6:49 am

    I’d live in these all day!

  • 26 Samantha Pruitt // Mar 9, 2008 at 9:42 am

    these look great!

  • 27 LeahSB // Mar 9, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    These look extremely comfortable. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • 28 Sylvia Porter // Mar 9, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    they look really comfy!

  • 29 Jessica // Mar 10, 2008 at 1:09 am

    These are really cute, I’d love t0 win!

  • 30 Betsy // Mar 10, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I am going to put the button on my sidebar now. Thanks for the contest!

  • 31 Britni // Mar 10, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    These would be perfect for starting to run again!! Here’s my link…

  • 32 Karrie M // Mar 11, 2008 at 3:31 am

    I like these alot

  • 33 STACEY B. // Mar 11, 2008 at 4:32 am

    This are so cute.. work out clothes that are stylish inspire me to work-out just a little bit harder!! I would love to win these.

  • 34 sandy hermanson // Mar 11, 2008 at 4:36 am

    Very nice.

  • 35 monte // Mar 11, 2008 at 7:04 am

    Oiselle knickers are AWESOME !!!!!!!!

  • 36 Serena Williams // Mar 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Love them. Very comfortable looking.

  • 37 Natalie // Mar 11, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    I am in the market for new workout clothes! How nice this would be!

  • 38 Anthony Hedden // Mar 11, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    enter me

  • 39 Mare // Mar 11, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    I love my Lesley knickers and wear them for spin class as well as running. If I win, I’ll be spreading the wealth with a lucky friend. I’m slowly replacing my old running wear with Oiselle gear. It’s the best! Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

  • 40 Frances Watson // Mar 12, 2008 at 12:57 am

    I could use these for sure

  • 41 Claire // Mar 12, 2008 at 2:07 am

    Thanks to Mary for the recommendation.

  • 42 Kayce // Mar 12, 2008 at 2:44 am

    I need some new shoes.

  • 43 Meredith Peters // Mar 12, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I sent this link and told 5 fitness buddies all about you!

  • 44 Heather // Mar 12, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    I forwarded your link to my running buddies. Thanks for the review!

  • 45 Celeste Simmons // Mar 12, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Would love to own these! They look very comfortable!

  • 46 Elizabeth // Mar 12, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    I forwarded your link to 5 of my friends. Those knickers are absolutely adorable and they look incredibly comfy. I would use them when I do aerobics too!

  • 47 JEnny M // Mar 12, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    I think they could definitely provide inspiration now that the weather is getting warmer and the snow is melting- but heck if you can run in 8 degrees, you can do anything!

  • 48 Kristi // Mar 12, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    I’m sending this to 5 friends! thanks for a great contest!

  • 49 Cricket // Mar 12, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    I have forwarded this to several (8) friends so please enter me in. I could really use these as I am getting back on the horse (so to speak) and working out again to get back into shape. Thanks!

  • 50 Tanja // Mar 12, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Email sent to 5 friends!
    Thanks!

  • 51 ESTELA S // Mar 12, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Because I NEED a reason to start running!! LOL

    Blogged on my site…http://sparedchange.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!

  • 52 AMANDA PERRON // Mar 12, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    AWESOME!!! Please enter my name, THANK YOU!!!

  • 53 Shay // Mar 13, 2008 at 4:24 am

    I tried to post your button, but it didn’t take. I’d love to try these out.

  • 54 Michelle Simons // Mar 13, 2008 at 8:11 am

    count me in

  • 55 trudee carreiro // Mar 13, 2008 at 11:08 am

    I love the looks of them

  • 56 Tiffany G // Mar 13, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    I LOVE THESE!!! AWESOME!!

  • 57 Mya Brooks // Mar 13, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Too Cute!!!!!

  • 58 Zipporah Sandler // Mar 13, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Very cool…would definitely give me more confidence as I try to lose this extra weight.

  • 59 Tammy // Mar 13, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    You’re “up and running” (hee hee) at http://threedifferentdirections.blogspot.com

  • 60 Samantha Gibbons // Mar 13, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    I WOULD LOVE TO GIVV THESE A TRY!

  • 61 Amanda // Mar 13, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    I posted your button! thanks. I needed this site!

  • 62 Kathy // Mar 13, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    My daughter has a pair of these. I sure could use a pair too.

  • 63 Catrina Pomerleau // Mar 13, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    I don’t have a blog, but I passed on your link to my friends.

  • 64 Geraldin // Mar 13, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Cool workout knickers, but I would wear them anywhere, except to church of course.

  • 65 Adria // Mar 13, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Can I have a Pair? Can’t afford much in college.

  • 66 Rosanne Morrison // Mar 14, 2008 at 1:00 am

    This would be great for the good weather coming up inthe midwest. I sent your link to 5 friends

  • 67 Reeva // Mar 14, 2008 at 1:09 am

    cool. i’m in, put you on my blog! :)

  • 68 Veronica Garrett // Mar 14, 2008 at 3:05 am

    I would love to win these. I’ve emailed my friends.

  • 69 sarah woods // Mar 14, 2008 at 3:37 am

    Best of luck to all who enter; Happy Spring Break to ALL who ENTER. THANKS

  • 70 Lily Kwan // Mar 14, 2008 at 6:54 am

    Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

  • 71 Angela // Mar 15, 2008 at 4:29 am

    Id love to have a pair.. Im trying to get my butt back in shape!!

    I added you on prizeatron!
    http://www.prizeatron.com

  • 72 Acai Berry Capsules // Dec 27, 2008 at 1:32 am

    Awesome, I just love these!!! Thanks!

    Acai Berry Capsuless last blog post..Acai Berry Diet Pills

  • 73 Acai Berry // Jan 23, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    MMM, these are just great!

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