November 16, 2011
Don’t let Mother Nature dictate your workouts this winter! Dress appropriately in layers, take proper safety precautions (reflective year and running buddies!) and even consider trying the exciting competition the season has to offer. Hip hip hooray for pond hockey! I am itching to lace up my skates. Below are a few of my favorite pieces of this year’s winter workout season that will keep you dry and warm as you hit the pavement the next few months. From a cute Athletica headband (with the innovative and incredibly functional ponytail hole) to the lightweight Nike Frees built for training in cold conditions, there is no excuse to fall into hibernation once snow covers the ground.
1. Athleta Base Miles Headband, $19
2. Athleta White/Mercury Moorland Top, $84
3. Nike Women’s Thermal Fleece Running Gloves, $20
4. Amphipod Micro-Light Flashing Reflective Arm Band, $16
5. ASICS Zircon Reflective Jacket, $90
6. Nike Free TR Fit Neo Turquoise Winter Women’s Training Shoe, $85
7. Brooks Women’s Utopia Thermal Pant, $85
Not an outdoorsy kind of person? Consider getting your cardio fix inside at a local indoor track. If you’re a gym rat like me, keep yourself on your toes by filling your iPod with new music you will look forward to jamming out to and schedule your workout around your favorite TV show. Arc trainer + morning talk shows = best of both worlds! Time flies, you get a sweat going and you are filled in on what’s going on in the world, thanks to Kathie Lee & Hoda.
Sprinkled with Love,
June 5, 2011
Yesterday was pretty fabulous. My alarm went off at 6 a.m. and after a full night of rest, I popped out of bed, had a light breakfast (a protein ball and banana) before heading down to the beach for a morning jog. Come to find out, my iPod Nano was dead, total bummer, so I resorted to using my iPhone for some jams and tried out the Nike+ GPS app in the process. Two thumbs up! The app utilizes GPS to track your distance and pace, notifies you at each mile marker, has a “cheering” option (gotta love me some positive reinforcement) anddddd allows you to select playlists/songs from your iTunes. Downside = I hate having to hold my new cellular device while getting sweaty, especially when my armband for my Nano is so convenient. Regardless, iPhone users, get this app. Forgot to mention: it’s FREE! Anyway, back to recapping my Saturday. After working my tail off all morning at work (a local, healthy breakfast/lunch place in town) I was able to swiftly shift gears after a shower and some sprucing up for my little sister’s senior prom! Kru’s new camera conveniently refused to turn on so she consequently had to borrow mine, leaving me to document every move of the gorgeous gal via my phone.
It is tradition for senior prom-ers to head to the town green for photos so my friend, Katie, and I walked around, playing paparazzi, feeling incredibly old. More of that “nostalgia” from last post, amplified by the fact that we knew next to no one there besides my sister, her closest friends and a few prom goer siblings, like me, who we went to school with *back in the day.* My sister looked stunning, as usual, and the senior class could not have asked for a more beautiful day. How elegant was her TSwift-inspired hair!?
What makes for your perfect Saturday?
Sprinkled with Love,
March 31, 2011
Spring is in the air and boy, am I glad…I’m so sick of the treadmill and can’t wait to make the shift to outdoor jogs for good! To compliment my cheery state of mind with the change in weather, I decided to put together my favorite workout picks for spring training. As you can see there is a theme. Don’t these colors just shout, “USE ME (and be thrilled to be doing so…)?” I don’t know about you, but I think the hot pink and bright cerulean combo is simply energizing.
1. ALO Women’s Workout Mesh Inset Tank, $44
2. Nike Tempo Track Women’s Running Shorts, $28
3. Vibram FiveFingers Women’s Jaya (white/grey/purple), $85
4. Apple iPod Nano, 8GB $149, 16GB $179
5. Nathan Shadow Pak, $20
6. Nike Free Run Spark/Copa/Pure Platinum/White, $84.99
7. Pilayo® Clear Blue Braid Headband, $12
8. Moving Comfort Alexis Bra, $33.99
Lesson of the day: you can exercise and look cute while doing so (sweaty and all)! You will feel more confident and motivated by the new ensemble you’re rockin’ so ditch your raggedy old gym clothes and splurge on some bright new pieces to add to your collection. PS: I am saving up for a pair of Vibram FiveFingers. I’ve heard such great things, especially for half marathon training, plus they look just plain wacky and fun. What are your thoughts on the innovative footwear?
Sprinkled with Love,