Hi friends! Happy (almost) Friday. Or Happy Friday, if you are, in fact, reading this on Friday. The week flew by for me – busy time at work right now plus I was out of the office. And holy crap, small world, apparently some of you were in Charleston this weekend too and I even chatted with one of you and didn’t know it! ha! (Kate, I’m totally bummed we didn’t get to chat more at Drayton now that I know! ) I love how small the blog world can be.
I’ve been posting on Instagram about some new workout gear I’ve been trying lately (sent to me for free as part of my ambassadorship with Fitfluential). Some of you have asked questions about them so I’m following up here!
Remember the Koss earbuds that I told you about that fell out while running? Well, Koss also has headphones with little ear clips that I tried today on my run. They worked like a charm! I’ve always liked headphones with earhooks since nothing – seriously nothing – stays in my ears and the hooks catch them. But these actually stayed in well and the few times they did get loose I could just push them back in. Plus, the sound was really, really good.
Bottom line: I’d spend my own money on the Koss FitClips headphones, especially given the price – $29. And especially since they come in multiple colors and I can get them to match my Vibrams. [this was actually a coincidence - I didn't pick the color.]
If you want to try them yourself, you can get $5 off your order at www.koss.com with the coupon code Fit4Life. LUCKY! Said in my best Napoleon Dynamite voice.
I’ve also been trying out some new tops from YMX. They are really bright with funky patterns. Not something I would pick out in the store, but I actually really like them!
I especially like this one – love the color and even the pattern! They have the perfect amount of stretch – not so much that it’s entirely form fitting but enough that it doesn’t flop all over. I seriously love the fit of these. And the fabric is awesome…it’s so thin and light!! The tops passed the weight training and Pure Barre test – super comfy.
But the real test was a run. I took it for a trial run (heh) on the treadmill tonight. [Um, yes, my Ellie shorts are very short. And that's saying something because I am very short.]
And it passed with flying colors tonight! I get really sweaty when I run so my tops get kind of heavy and uncomfortable and I didn’t notice the top at all, which is exactly what I want in a top. It dried almost instantly after I got off the treadmill.
This is my happy face when I have a great run assisted by comfy tops.
Having workout clothes that truly wick and dry quickly is really important to me because I actually get mild hypothermia if I stay in wet clothes after working out. (One time, doing a 180 mile relay race, my team had to turn on the heat in the van in mid-July because I got hypothermia after staying in wet clothes, even though it was 100+ degrees! Yeah….they probably hated me.) I still want to see how this top performs in the humidity because generally I run in just a sports bra because I get so hot. But I have high hopes for this! I’ll let you know.
Bottom line: would I spend my own money on these tops? Absolutely. I want more. And I’d like to try their bottoms too, even though I’m not crazy about the patterns. What can I say, I’m boring.
Random side note: check out these crazy clouds tonight. It went dark outside in about 5 minutes when this crazy storm rolled in. The pictures don’t even do it justice. It was so eerie.
Alright, have a great night/morning/day/weekend! I’m super excited for this weekend because it’s Bobby & Liz’s wedding!!!! (Remember their engagement party I threw last year?) Well, the wedding is here!!!! I’m a bridesmaid and so excited for the big day. So happy for them, the cute little lovebirds. I’m probably gonna sob my eyes out; it’s gonna be great.