It’s FRIDAY!!!! TGIF!!!
Where has this week gone!?!?
This week has been a rest and recover week for me. I have come to realize that my body needs about 5 days to recover from racing and so I have given my body what it needs and have rested outside of football practice which was actually more strenuous than I was intended to participate in.
I completed my #rockyourcore for Mon, Wed and Thursday (side planks, v-ups and bicycles-I did 4 sets of 40 for each exercise) this morning. I will do better next week with completing the moves on the scheduled specific day!
Today’s Friday 5 is 5 Brands you love!
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Ok -sorry I digressed……back to the regular scheduled programming…..
I have fitness and non-fitness brands on this post.
Work Brands that I love:
I love their clean lines and simplicity. I also love their sales!!! I am not one who will pay full price for much and clothes is one of those things that require a sale AND/OR a coupon for me to purchase it. My work outfit yesterday was full Banana Republic from the shirt to the shoes. I actually got many complements on the fit and look of my outfit yesterday.
Wait does that mean on other days, I don’t look as nice-haha!
Similarly to Banana Republic, I think both Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft have very clean lines and have a level of sophistication to them that I find very appealing. I am a pretty simple (in a good way) dresser and like to look polished and put together and I think both Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft provide that. Ann Taylor Loft is the less expensive of the two companies and both have great sales and discounts.
Fitness Brands I love:
-Nike has the cutest and best fitting gear. Their jackets, capris, tights, boy cut shorts fit me to a tee and I love how ‘athletic’ I look when I wear Nike. I also love their graphic statement tees..
They can be a bit pricey but they also have good sales and coupons. When I go to Orlando in January, my 1st stop off the plane is to the Nike Clearance outlet. This is the clearance of the clearance! I always leave room in my suitcase for my trips to the outlets while I am down there.
I know…I know….they are WAY TOO PRICEY….like I actually can’t imagine spending that much money on things that I am going to sweat in!!! I only get items from them when they are on sale and they have to look DAMN good on me! Like ‘are you a model/do you work out?’ look good!!! I have to admit though, I do love how their material feels and I have to admit, I do look good in it!!! I got so many compliments on my jacket that I wore to the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. I don’t know if it was more because it fit in with the Cherry Blossom theme or if it just looked good on me but either way, the compliments were nice 🙂
I couldn’t finish this without talking about my favorite running shoe!!!! I used to run is Saucony only because, they were the ones that were on sale when I went to buy shoes (pre-running days). When I got serious about running and started training for my 1st half marathon, I knew I had to get the right shoe for the job. Once I got running analyzed and was told that I needed a stability shoe then began the search for the right shoe. I HATE heavy shoes and was devastated that all of the level stability shoes that I needed weighed a ton and felt like bricks on my feet. Then I found the Mizuno Wave Inspire 10. They only weighs 7.9 oz!!! How many stability running shoes are that light??!!! As my luck would have it, they are discontinuing this shoe 😦 and so at some point I will have to find another one- so I am on the look out for another one but until then I will buy every 8.5 that I can find!!!
Runner ups: Carol’s Daughter, Under Armour,Victoria’s Secret, Bobbi Brown,David Yurman
Tell me your 5 favorite brands…..