I’ve done practically zilch exercise since I got home from overseas. I went for a walk with my sister last night and that’s been it (well other than de-pigstying the house). I thought about going to the gym today but realised I’m not lazy (well not JUST lazy), I’m actually feeling really blah and sniffly.
You know why I’m sniffly – because horrible, selfish people fly with nasty infectious diseases. Bastards. Anyway I figure a few more days break won’t kill me – I’ll take it easy but maybe if I go walking with my sister, I’ll throw in some running intervals along the way.
Speaking of running, I need a long term plan, what with doing this marathon in October next year. I’m still not convinced it’s going to happen. Esp with my overseas running buddy having plantar fasciosis. He says he’ll be fine, but then he also says he can barely walk at the moment without pain. I can’t see how you can go from a few months off running (one doctor told him it could be 6 months before he can run again) to doing enough training for a marathon – I’m freaking out about being fit enough and I can start training NOW.
Anyway, to get me motivated what works better than new workout gear? Nothing. Sure I have no job and no source of income atm but yesterday I got an email from Lululemon that they were having a warehouse sale. It ended at 4.00 pm Sunday – got the email at 2.00 so got in the car and raced over. I figured since the sale had been going for 4 days, there’d be bugger all left and it’d all be size tiny.
Got to the sale and there was still heaps of stuff. Yahs!
Before I went away, I bought a Lululemon running dress and really, really wanted a pair of their very cute pinstriped, crop gym pants. They were $109 and I’d be buggered if I’d pay that for gym pants even if I wasn’t going away. Then one day at the gym I saw a girl wearing them and they were so cute!
You can’t tell from my crappy photo but there are splits up the back of the legs so they kinda flair out.
Anyway, they had the pants in the sale for $40! Woohoo! I tried them on and then one of the sales assistants told me they had a deal where if you bought crop pants and a singlet, it was only $50. I never wear singlets on account of my flabby arms and flabby underarm fat, but for $10 who cares?
This singlet is cut high under the arms so the underarm fat is not so noticeable and it is reinforced around my underboob fat roll (I think the underarm fat and underboob fat roll are all part of the same problem area to be honest) so doesn’t look to bad. And, to be honest, once the Summer starts heating up, if I’m out running I think comfort is going to win over vanity!
To top it off I got this running bra:
I don’t think I’ll actually wear it running because I don’t find the Lululemon running bras supportive enough but it’ll be good for the gym (it’s actually darker green than it looks in the pic).
And this running skirt:
Total damage – $75! I am well happy with that. And my new pants are so cute, I’ve just been wearing them as casual pants.