I wanted to share some of my favorite items that I think would be good gifts for your fitness friends. I am also partnering up with some of the brands to be able to offer you an item through an instagram giveaway! Head over to my instagram lilmissrunshine for the next few days to have a chance to win some of these items for yourself or to give to a friend!
Philadelphia Marathon 2016 was the hardest race I’ve completed so far. I’ve run some hard races–the Boston Prep 16 Miler being one of them being really cold and the hilliest race I’ve ever run (more than Boston Marathon). But Philly marathon in particular was the toughest for me mentally and physically. The first 6 miles were great but then the rest of the marathon I just tried to get to each mile without quitting. There were countless times I just wanted to quit. I wanted to pull over to the side and have them bring me to the finish line to wait for Dave.
There are a few factors in why I think I felt this way…
I worked at a fitness startup for 2 years and fully took advantage of the ability to wear gym clothes/athleisure 24/7. I think I wore a regular bra in that 2 years maybe enough times to count on my hands. Sports bras just can be way more comfortable (in my opinion).
I lived in the Lululemon Free To Be series of bras. They are my go-to bras because they are comfortable and have a little bit of shape to them with the padded inserts. Some people hate those darn inserts because they are pain in the wash, but I don’t really mind it too much. I think it’s also nice to have them for those times when it’s a bit chilly after a class.
Photo by Lucie Wicker Photography
I wrote about how I was considering joining a gym. And I’ve been excited because my blog post resulted in getting a few offers for partnerships as a blogger! Blogging is not my full-time job so it’s even more important to me to not partner with brands that are a good fit so that I’m spending my free time on something that is really meaningful. I wanted to pick a gym that I could fully stand behind and really write about in an organic way.Continue Reading…