I have a confession. I have not purchased new work out clothes in well over a year. How I’m still able to wear my workout gear without scarring society is beyond me.
I have another confession. I will probably not purchase new workout gear for at least another two months. It’s just not feasible at the moment. So what am I doing in the mean time? Drooling over these various capri length workout pants and tops and accessories that I must have or I will probably die.
One things I must give Under Armour props for is that they design pants for girls with a little cushioning. Seriously Nike take notes. Nike pants hit my thighs and I can literally hear the fabric laughing at me. Under Armour gets my body issue where my a$$ takes up 90% of my pants and will pull them down while running if not properly contained. Thank you Under Armour!
Target has some great, affordable work out gear. I like everything but their pants. I think the pants are overpriced and not that great quality. But their tops are inexpensive and last a good amount of time. I usually work out in a t-shirt but lately the t-shirt is getting annoying while working out. It’s getting in the way. I love these tops.
What is a work out gear post without a little lululemon? Frankly I think there’s bit too much hype around lulu but that doesn’t stop me from wanting everything they sell. What I like most about lulu is their headbands. They are thick enough to hold back my mane without looking super gross. The secret is little silicone grips they put on the inside of the band to secure your hair.
Good socks are the key to a good workout. Currently I’m obsessed with Balega socks. They are incredibly soft but have a good amount of compression support. There are no good pics of them online and I’m def not gonna take a pic of mine to share. But check them out.
I’m baaaaaaaackkk!! I hope you all missed me! Yesterday I ran Millennium Running’s Cinco De Miles 5k. I have officially renamed it to the Cinco De Death 5k. As soon as the race started, I knew I was in trouble. My legs felt like lead and every step sent a shooting pain straight to my brain. I’m pretty sure the combo of allergies, poor pre-race food, and lack of running prep lead to my lackluster performance. I finished in 39 minutes. Which is my slowest 5k to date. But hey, I finished.
I’m at the point where I need to make some serious workout choices. I work out at The Training Station with my trainer Christina. We focus on a lot of weight training (suns out guns out, all day errday) but in an effort to be more budget savvy I’m going to be doing kickboxing / TRX classes 5-6 days a week. This is in an effort to save some money and also get a killer workout in every day. I’m okay working out on my own I just don’t push myself as much as I should.
However, TRX / Boxing don’t mesh well with running. So I’m going to take a break. Running is killing me. My legs always hurt, I’m sore all over, and I don’t really need to seriously start training until July. So for now, I will run when I want to run and get serious about training for the 1/2 marathon come July. I still want to do the 1/2 marathon but I don’t want it to cut into my overall fitness goals.
In other news I made a life plan, pulled myself out of a hole of self pity and wallowing, and once again re-motivated myself about life. Being a 20-something is rough. Between bills, finances, being a grown up, figuring out your life, and trying to exist it can be quite overwhelming. But I’m getting better at “reeling it in.” I think “reeling it in,” is my saying of the month. I’ve said it a lot lately.
Now that it’s not a barren tundra outside I’m looking forward to more outdoor activities. What have you all been up to in my absence? Also any running inspiration would be greatly appreciated.
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