Monday, March 25, 2013

My #FitnessCloset!

Today in the blogging world everyone is sharing what's in their Fitness Closet! So now it's time to share what's in mine. 



When I started running, I didn't have a fitness closet. In fact, whatever was in my closet was what I would run in. Looking back now, it was horrible. I was running in over-sized cotton t-shirts and pants. The word "wicking" wasn't in my vocabulary. About two months into my running journey, I realized that cotton was a no-no. So I have been slowly adding to my fitness closet. I will say...it becomes addicting. Sometimes I feel like I'm adding more clothes to my running collection, than my real everyday, work clothes collection. 

So here's my fitness closet. I'm completely embarrassed that it's not a closet at all. It's a bin in my laundry room. This bin is practically busting at the seams, so it may actually need to start hanging this all up in a closet (or at least move it to a bigger bin). 



Here are a few of my favorite race shirts. My 2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon shirt, my 2013 Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay shirt, and my 2012 Run Palm Beaches shirt are the shirts I tend to wear the most. My bin is filled with lots of race shirts. Some I love and some I have never even wore. 

                                          

For shirts, I never really race in a race shirt. I use them mostly for when I workout or do my training runs. When I do race, I prefer to run in one of my many GapFit Motion T's. I love how they fit and I wick away the sweat. I also love all the different colors they come in. I'm still adding to my collection any time they go on sale. 



For bottoms, I tend to alternate. When I first started revamping my running attire, I gravitated towards the running skapri (skirt and capri in one). I have two from RunningSkirts that I love and two Nike Skapri's from their running collection. I just love how I can feel cute, but yet still covered. Out of my collection, my favorite is the gray/purple Nike skapri because the fabric is super soft. 



A few months ago, I decided to incorporate some skirts into my #fitness closet. My collection may be small, but I'm becoming a huge fan of the skirt. If you are looking for a skirt, I recommend RunningSkirts or SparkleSkirts



For sports bras and coverage for "the girls" I love my Lululemon turbo tanks. They were part of the yoga collection, but I turned them into my #1 staple for running. I love how long they are and they feel "free" instead of being constricted by a sports bra. 



When it comes to shoes, I'm a shoe lover. I love lots and lots of shoes. I prefer to be in flip flops any day of the week, but when I run, I only run in Brooks. When I got real about this whole running thing, I went to my local Fleet Feet store and was put into the Brooks Ghost 4. I have loved the Brooks brand ever since. In fact, just this month I upgraded my 4's and bought the Brooks Ghost 5



I have many more items that fall into my #fitnesscloset from socks to compression sleeves, and from visors to headbands. I continue to grow this closet of mine. It would be hard to pick a favorite from my closet. What about you? Do you have a favorite from your fitness closet? 

9 comments:

  1. OMG I can't stop staring at that top skirt! It's beautiful and fun!

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    1. It really is such a fun skirt. I love the bright, bold colors. Always puts a little extra pep in my step when I'm wearing it.

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  2. I think my favorite is my flower Running Skirts skirt and my purple Nike tank top. I love anything purple! And of course my favorite Asics 2170GT's!

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    1. Purple is fabulous and it sounds like you rock wearing it!

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  3. I love running in my skirts too. I love your colorful striped skirt!
    I also love your Lululemon tanks. I need to get some of those! I only run in Brooks too, currently running in the Pure Flows. I do want to try the Ghost's though.

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    1. Thanks so much! How you like the Pure Flows? I am such a creature of habit with my Ghost's...they are just a great neutral shoe for me.

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    2. I love them! I had tried several other brands before trying Brooks, and now I'll never run in anything else!

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  4. I've been wanting to try the GapFit Tees (I have a GapFit Hoodie & Jacket and love it but usually use a standard sports brand tech shirt under) and now I will give them a chance because you love them! so thanks!

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    1. They are my all time favorite. The fit is great and they are super light weight. You will love them!

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