Trying some tabata + some apparel shoutouts

Horray for Hump Day! ((insert happy dance))

The reason why I am possibly so elated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings is probably because I get beloved sleep? Waking up to run the other mornings is crucial, I will do it no matter what, but to sleep in past 7am is glorious 😉

In my Saturday post I admitted that I went to Fit 2 Run and found a pair of Nike Tempo Low Rise Running shorts I was excited to try out. I’m not a huge fan of running shorts; since I’m 5’nothing pretty much, most of them bunch and don’t fit right. I don’t like the tight feeling from the narrow waistbands and how they pinch when you run. Muffin top is not the cutest thing when you’re sweaty and running. I saw these shorts and thought I’d give them a shot because the first thing I noticed was a wider waistband, hallelujah!

Originally I wanted to neon yellow pair but then thought “this might not be such a wise idea once I’m all sweaty, the shorts are drenched, and everyone can see my bloomers. So, I decided to go with the dark purple/blue pair with the super cool neon stripe (compromise.) I tried them out on the Sunday recovery run I had with K, and they worked out great!
Fit: They were just long/short enough not to bunch. I got a small which fit perfectly in all the right places.
Comfort: The waist band felt comfortable and a good fit. I usually prefer to wear skorts (to avoid folks seeing the bunch ‘ride up’) but these were nice and thin with this hot weather which is sometimes the downfall with skorts (the flap of the skirt can get bug ya a little.)
Extras: There were 2 hidden pockets, but I noticed they were also deeper than usual pockets which made me feel much better knowing I could keep my key there safely.
Overall: I’m totally down to get another pair of these! They were also reasonably priced at under $40 a pair (I get 20% off at Fit 2 Run with the Club card so that was only icing on the cake!)
Another company that gets my stubby thumbs up is Viewsport; they make awesome sweat-activated fitness apparel!
The back of this tank is sweat-activated! source
Additional cool news: I wrote a blog post for Viewsport, feel free to check it out HERE!
(I would be over-the-moon if they’d make a #DoWork tank, just sayin’ 😉
You can get 15% off by using the code “viewsport” on their site!
Wednesday’s workout: Xtrain on lunch break
I’ve been reading this month’s issue of Shape magazine and planned to try a few new move variations and use the Tabata method (20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, read more about it here )
I ended up feeling guilty about some sweets action (I blame it on my coworkers) so I ended up running a 5k on the TM, then did tabata with a mix of one legged pike pushups, pike pushups, box jumps, pike jumps, tricep dips, 1 legged square jumps, and LOTS of stretching!
How have your weekly workouts been?
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HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    August 15, 2012, 3:20 pm

    I really like those shorts! Super cute. I have one pair of Nike Tempos that I wear from time to time, but they’re a bit big and have a lot of extra fabric that bunches. I always buy them bigger so I don’t get a muffin top, but then my problem is the bunch. Glad to know i’m not the only one. I’ll have to check these out.

    And I love the tank top!! I want a sweat activated top because I always get major back sweat. Once I’m back to working out I’ll be picking up new workout clothes to keep myself motivated!!

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    August 16, 2012, 4:37 pm

    All adorable. I wants one of those shirts. Btw, lulu lemon shorts are exactly what you’re looking for. They are on the pricier side but I swear by them for reals.

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    August 17, 2012, 1:19 am

    cool shorts!

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