The motivation level in my mind is like the limit at the Mathletes’ last competition in Mean Girls.
It does not exist. I’m literally sitting here typing while IN my new running shoes and flip belt, all ready to go for a run before upload. Yet, I then run my hands through my ponytail and think ooohhh but it’s so nice and straight and soft and don’t want to mess it all up by getting sweaty. This is why I’m not going to PR Seawheeze.
Half-assed effort yields half-assed results. Not wanting to blow off CrossFit entirely for the summer to train for this weekend’s half marathon, I tried to keep one foot in each pool. You can’t swim anywhere if you’re straddling 2 pools.
It dawned on me yesterday while getting my ass handed to me by some wind-sprints and a WOD that included 11 Ring Rows, 15 OHS (65lbs) and 50 DUs per round, that I am falling incredibly short of realizing my potential at CrossFit lately too.
We already know that I won’t be putting in any sort of impressive time at SW, and lately I’ve been completely mediocre at best when it comes to CrossFit. As excited as I am for this weekend’s overall #YogaRunParty experience, I’ll be happy to have the race in the rearview mirror and put the feeling of obligation to run (aka CrossFit guilt) to bed.
On a less “woe is me I suck at everything” vibe, woe is me because the Circuit Breaker Skirt (Tall) in true red that I featured last week SOLD OUT before I could find one in store to try on!
When something sells out, the desktop website still shows the item’s page, but there is no option to check store inventory like there is in the app. Unfortunately, when an item sells out it disappears from the mobile app entirely, so using the inventory function is no longer an option. Sad face.
SO MUCH RAMBLING I AM DOING TODAY. GAH. Last night I actually had to shut myself up and hang up the phone with one of my friends, because I started to realize I was talking myself in meaningless circles… much like I’m doing right now. Friends who let you figure out on your own that you’re an idiot are great people to have in your life. What an exercise in self-awareness.
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Favorite #1: Outrun 17″ Crop ($98) in true red
Kitty meme. Cute little kitty meme. Cute little kitty meme that says I WANT DIS. While not normally someone for brighter colors on the bottom (cough cough cellulite shadows), this true red is just too good to pass up. While the designs with shorter inseams aren’t a favorite on some, in a bass ackwards turn events for a taller girl like me, I like how they stay out of my calves’ way! I hope these stay in stock long enough for me to order and have them delivered at home once I’m back from the Seawheeze trip. Or I hope they have them in Canada.
Perhaps I should have learned my lesson from the sold out Circuit Breaker Skirt situation of last week and should order these now.
But on the flip side… in about 60 hours I’ll be at the Seawheeze store trying not to buy a mortgage payment worth of gym clothes.
But on the backside… that cute ruching detail above the butt!
I’m so noncommittal.
Favorite #2: Energy Bra ($52) in mini splatter white black
Liking the mini splatter white black in a big way. From far off, it looks like glitter, much akin to the 2014 Black Friday lulu SE gear that channeled the look of round sequins. While that gear didn’t exactly sell too well, perhaps this finer-textured print will garner a new wave of fans. I’m down.
Favorite #3: Yin Time LS ($98) in heathered bordeaux drama
Today, I went to the liquor store.
…My Mom just called. 47 minutes later my train of thought has derailed. I think I was going to tie in liquor store trip with the fact that fall beers were on the shelf and this top makes me think fall. If I didn’t have some super fun PTO planned in August, then I’d tell September to hurry the f up. I like this sweater, even though it’s 90 degrees out.
Favorite #4: Sculpt Tank ($58) in true red
I’m such a sucker for primary colors and styles that hide the fact that I ate an enchilada for dinner. In my defense, it was a homemade enchilada… that my boss made. He’s an amazing chef, and getting his leftovers from the night before is like hitting a culinary jackpot.
Oh, and I’m wearing a Sculpt Tank right now. My story checks out.
Favorite #5: Run Stuff Your Bra Long Line ($58) in mini splatter white black/black
The long line bras never look quite as good on me as I hope they will, but I still hope time and again that one day they actually will. Maybe if I just gave up beer & cookies. Yeah, right. See section above about half-assed efforts yielding half-assed results. I think I hear a lemon Oreo thin calling my name.
Was Gonna Be a Dud Until I Realized I Kind of Like Them: Take Ten 7/8 Pant ($98) in heathered mod medium grey
Michael Phelps just won his 20th gold medal. I ate 20 goldfish crackers today. We’re the same age. What the hell have I done with my life? Avoided buying these gym teacher pants. I’m sure they’re soft as anything, but I know enough that these would NOT work with my body.
Now that I go to save the photos to add into this section, now I have second thoughts. Do I like these? Maybe I do. Now that I see the photo of them bunched up a little with the cuff closer to the calf. GEEZ, why can’t I make up my mind this week?!
The Actual Dud: Totes Light Jacket ($118) in white
See-through jacket I do not understand you. Hello overachieving plastic rain poncho.
Other Stuff You May Want to Spend Money On
- First having popped up in US stores last week, the Cool Racerback II is now online for those to don’t live near a lulu store.
- Lots and lots introduced in mini splatter white black in addition to the CRB and picks listed above (Outrun Crop, Energy Bra & Sculpt Tank). I don’t hate it:
- Trying to figure out where the power mesh comes into play on the latest Run Stuff Your Bra III. I think it’s the outer layer?
- I like the Fast as Light Singlet, but not for $58. A non-supportive tank shouldn’t set anyone back that much.
- The Fast as Light Short and its ruffled edges. You pique my interests. Oh hi, you’re cute. 🙂
- The Race Pace Short makes me think Speed Shorts, but they’re not Speed Shorts. While there are clear differences on the side and in back, they definitely share a look in front.
- I like the idea of the Essential Tank, but it looks like there may be a bit too much fabric, erring on the side of living room drapes, in the back.
- If the heathered slate High Times Pants are any type of as soft as the heathered slate CRB is, then you want these in your lazy Sunday on the couch wardrobe.
- Warp ice grey black, as seen in the Wunder Under Pant Hi-Rise… eh.
Sooooooo to buy the Outrun Crops or not to buy? WHY DOES MY LOCAL STORE NOT HAVE THEM IN STOCK BEFORE I LEAVE FOR SEAWHEEZE 😦
Oh, and in the time it took between writing that thing about Phelps’ 20th gold medal and finishing this article, he won his 21st. It’s like he has those things for breakfast daily.