This first picture is for Billy. I ask him three times a month for a punching bag because seriously how fun would that be to have and get really good at? It will help me deal with all of my rage and anger that I have.
I had to have proof to show him how awesome I look with it.
I started off today by waking up at 6:45 (start clapping for me now because technically that was 4:45 Utah time) and made it downstairs to the gym by seven. I forgot my trusty belly band to run with so I stuck to the elliptical instead for 60 minutes followed by some weights. The gym was 79 degrees. Not even an exaggeration. That is why it looks like I jumped into a swimming pool before playing with the punching bag.
After a quick shower (workouts are way more important than looking presentable) I met up with Jenn and Meghann to walk to our Brooks meeting. Seriously, how cool is it that everyone walks everywhere here?!?
Any Pushing Daisies fans? I swear this is the building where the pie cafe is?!?
Hello beautiful breakfast. Why do I keep saying hello to things? Anyways, I went a little overboard on the fruit, the raspberries and pineapple were better than candy. A little while later they brought in BAGELS and cream cheese and I teared up a little but put on my sunglasses so no one would see a grown woman getting emotional over carbs.
Time for the coolest thing ever. We got to talk with the product designers/developers/experts of Brooks Apparel and Shoes.
We all have our passions and things we could talk about forever and this is mine, I could have talked to them all day but silly flights and checking out of hotels prevented that.
Super user friendly way on each item to help you find the right gear for thr conditions you are running in:
I have a million things to tell you about each product but will space it out so I don’t overload you. I do want to tell you about how I love that they think of all the details for us so that we don’t have to worry about anything and we can just go run!
-They pay attention to where we sweat (both men and women) and the best ventilation for those areas.
-Night running safety. NightLife.
-Thick waistbands to help with the muffin tops:)
-Range of motion…where the material needs to be flexible.
-Using material to reduce smell (sorry but you should still shower after:)
-Protecting our skin with UPF 50+
-Cute colors of course because you know that is important to you.
-A million more things that I forgot because I don’t have to worry about them because they do for me.
Love love their sports bras and it made me beyond happy to learn that they have S-XL for ABC and D cups with extra support. The tanks with bras in them have these bras built into them…not just a shelf bra!
I think this would look quite nice on all of us:)
Built in spandex boy shorts…love that idea! Total of three pockets on these for our cell phone, fuel, keys, gu, body glide, money for bagels, chapstick, and every thing else we like to carry when we run.
I wanted to take home all of the men’s gear to billy because it was so cool.
The men’s short is just as important as the sports bra is for women and these beauties seemed to be perfect, maybe billy can review some for you:)
Just playing dress-up:
Can you believe all of the beauty on this table?
It is incredible how many details/planning/brain power goes into designing shoes.
What I love about Brooks shoes is that their biggest goal is to have options for everyone. They have every type of shoe imaginable from an ultra padded neutral shoe to minimalist shoes where you can pull out the insole if you are looking for a drop zero shoe.
No one type of shoe is perfect for everyone and I love that they focus on making a wide variety of shoes so you can find one that feels good for YOU so you can run happy.
The beautiful Brooks family that I have forced my way into muhahahah:
Off to get on a five hour flight but I picked up 4 bagels to eat along the way…traveling through different time zones uses a lot of energy and bagels provide a lot of energy.
Where do you get the most sweaty? Does your face sweat (my sisters doesn’t that is why I am asking this question).
-I sweat the most at the bottom my sports bra and my face most definitely sweats.
What is something that you feel like you could talk all day about (besides running)?
What is the next piece of equipment that you want for an at home gym?
What things do you bring with you on a run?