An outlet for the many voices in my head on being muslim, running and my love affair with jellybabies

what to wear

ive been meaning to write about running/exercise gear for muslimahs for a while. as i mentioned some time back, one of the challenges i had when i reverted to islam was finding a way to maintain a healthy lifestyle without compromising my faith. unfortunately the internet isnt much help at the moment and talking to people often results in advice such as, ‘you should really only be working out inside your home’. gosh the number of times ive heard that! so Allah (swt) designed this wonderful world for us but we should only appreciate it from ‘inside our homes’ should we?
anyway, i digress. my journey to finding ideal wear is an ongoing one – i think you have to search around and find what works for you. there are some really wonderful items made out of wicking material that everyone who works out ought to have. keeps you a lot cooler than ordinary cotton.
here’s my take on what one could put together for a little session out on the tarmac. just remember to keep your gear loose-fitting (but comfy, nothing worse than flailing clothes creating extra drag!). till next time, wasalaam.

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