Another week, another outfit lineup! After a bunch of really tough workouts last week, and a snowstorm this week, I decided to take a few days off. Boy did my body need it. When I went back to my first class after a few days of rest and gentle yoga, I felt amazing! I actually thought my rowing class was pretty easy – the wheel felt so light! But after class, I heard multiple people talking about how hard the class was! What a confidence boost, and total confirmation that my body needs rest in order to grow and perform. Speaking of boosting performance, I started my third Whole30 today! Each Whole30 is different, and I’m excited to see what this one brings!
Anyway, back to the fashion 😉 To see a full shot, details and other notes about each outfit, click on the image!
For my Sunday spin class, I was feeling strong and dark, perfect for spinning at The Monster Cycle. Lululemon Run Inspire crops, Lululemon clip in tank (SO great – I was skeptical of the tie-it-up-for-class-let-it-fly-for-cool-down concept but it WORKS and it is so great), Lululemon manifesto print energy bra, Lululemon socks, Louis Garneau cycling shoes. I absolutely love these shoes, and am so glad I have my own. I would definitely recommend shopping around for a pair of cycling shoes that fit you well if you’re into spin/cycling. Totally worth the money.
Love this outfit. The camo on the pants is sort of subtle, but still noticeable. Lululemon High Times pants, Lululemon manifesto print energy bra, great, super soft and ORANGE Adidas t-shirt, Lululemon socks and Mizuno Wave Inspire 10’s. Absolutely love these running shoes and have them in a couple colors.
Yoga at home day, so wearing some pieces that are a little more revealing 😉 Beautiful yoga tank from Target (that I think needs to be retired – too big 😥 ) and some Nike Dri-fit short shorts. I really like wearing shorts like this for yoga at home. Not quite to the point where I’m willing to wear these in a class yet!
Super cold outside run requires…a lot of layers. Under Armour tank as a base layer, followed by a Lululemon jacket that is a laughable length, but I purchased precisely for days like this – it completely covers my bum and keeps the backside warm!!, and finished with a great outer layer from Target. This jacket is incredibly warm and does a GREAT job of keeping out the wind. Got it on clearance a few years ago and couldn’t be happier with it. On the bottom I wore another really fantastic piece from Target – a pair of brushed leggings. These suckers are the warmest leggings I’ve ever had. Added bonus, the colored detail matches my coat! Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer bra, socks and running gloves, a Target ear warmer and Mizuno Wave Inspire 10’s. The wind chill was around 15 and I was plenty warm in this getup.
Hip hop Thursdays at my favorite rowing studio are incredible, so I needed a great outfit, of course! I love these Victoria’s Secret Sport crops – the strips are fun and they have some neat ruching around the waistband and at the calves. Also wearing my favorite (and now discontinued) VS Sport bra. From Lululemon I’ve got my beloved socks, a short sleeve run swiftly shirt and a headband – gotta have the headband for the super sweaty workouts! Nike trainers – some of the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned.
Saturday morning row! I love these classes – they’re usually full of people and energy! I love to bust out my glow in the dark items for these Saturday classes, and these crazy glow in the dark print crops from Victoria’s Secret Sport are perfect. So fun! Also wore a VS Sport bra and headband, Lululemon socks and an old, plain black t-shirt from Target. Nike Frees on the feet. Love those shoes. When I bought them, the cashier exclaimed, “Oh man, these are DOPE!”. Agreed, friend. Agreed.
This week I started posting my workout outfits on Instagram, and they seemed to be a hit. So I thought, why not do a quick roundup of the week’s outfits here. I think this would be a good place to leave some notes and feedback on some of the pieces I wear, too – click on the outfit image to get more details about what I wore! Do you enjoy seeing galleries like this?
Galaxy pants from Energie, Lululemon Energy bra, cheap t-shirt that’s gonig in the donate pile – the sleeves restrict my arm movements too much, Lululemon socks and Nike Free’s
I’m always on the lookout for glow in the dark gear, now that I’m taking so many spin and row classes that incorporate black/low lights. I freaked out when Victoria’s Secret’s sport line came out with several items in this fun overall kaleidescope print, including glow in the dark details on this sports bra! It also happens to be one of my favorite sports bras of all time. Good support and makes me feel very “secure”. Since I wanted to show off the glow in the dark back, I wore a tank from VS Sport with a mesh back, and some bright purple Lululemon wunder under crops. Lululemon socks and Nike trainers to wrap things up.
I. Love. This. Tank. Exquisite tank from Lululemon. Beautiful strappy details and a mesh back keep you looking and feeling cool. However, my favorite part is that this tank offers nice support without an additional bra for those who are a little “bustier”. Nice coverage on the sides of the chest, too, where larger busted ladies sometimes experience some spillage. HIGHLY recommended top for low impact activities. Love the dark purple color with some green/blue/purple space dye leggings from Target. What is with the fitness fashion industry’s obsession with space dye right now? It’s everywhere, and I’m over it. Except for these pants, of course 😉 Lululemon socks and Nike Frees on the feet.
Finally home from my weekend travels to my hometown, and a no-run day, it was a great night for some “easy” yoga. I definitely worked up a sweat, but didn’t do anything TOO taxing. Tonight I decided to try Yoga Practice for Runners by Ekhart Yoga. I really enjoyed this practice, especially the instructor, Esther Ekhart.
The practice was extremely easy to follow just on vocal cues, which I really value in a YouTube practice. Having to disrupt my poses or flow to look up at the TV to see what I’m supposed to be doing is annoying and sometimes counter productive. Honestly I didn’t really find myself watching her at all, just listening to her cues, which allowed me to really pay attention to ME and my alignment (isn’t that the point?!). So often I find myself only focusing on what is going on on the TV and really paying no attention to what I’m doing with my body – not the case with this practice. I will definitely be using this practice again, and checking out some of the other goodies from this team!
Finally, I thought I’d start adding a bit about what I’m wearing for my workouts. I really love seeing fitness fashion on other folks’ blogs and vlogs.
So this just happened…:D
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10’s
Since I ran in the Brooks and wasn’t immediately sure if I loved them or not, I decided to go pick up the Mizunos too. I originally had my eye on a really gorgeous purple pair, but I really couldn’t pass these up. The thing is, I hate almost everything about the separate pieces of these shoes. That blue? – Ick. Yellow soles? – That just doesn’t look right. There is a random bright red section on the bottom. – Why? Turns out when you put it all together, I had to have them. I guess I was just feeling adventurous.
To go with my adventurous streak, I’m up waiting for Altuzarra for Target to launch. I’ve become a bit of a pro when it comes to Target designer collaborations and snagging anything and everything I could want. Unfortunately that means staying up all night (launch usually happens around 3AM EST. Oof.). And I’m planning Run #3 in the morning. That might be a little painful. I’m using this time to look for some good yoga and cross training routines/videos/blogs/etc. I definitely want to incorporate a decent amount of yoga and cross training into my routine, without overdoing it. I want these activities to enhance, not take away from, my runs. What do you like to do to cross train? Any suggestions for some light activities or bloggers/Youtubers/apps to follow?