Big happenings today at the box today. I got the kip in my toes-to-bar back! Given the core and grip strength required to more than a dead hang TTB at a painfully snail-ish pace, my kipping T2B are usually some of the last things to come back after I work my way away from being out of shape for the reason du jour. That said, even though I got beat by umpteen other ladies on the whiteboard today, I’m still pretty stoked. Small sets now, bigger sets on down the road.
I’ve got to thank heavy back squat day 2 weeks ago; I was able to hit 5lbs shy of my PR, which has done wonders to help get me some of my CrossFit mojo back. Coming back and being so far off of my lifetime PRs, struggling to cycle the barbell on weights that used to feel like marshmallows, it can do a number on a girl’s psyche.
CrossFit? I’m feeling on the up and up. Running? Hehehehe…. about that. We had four 200m runs in yesterday’s WOD and it didn’t feel the greatest. It’s going to a long ass road to Vancouver, and not just because I live on the east coast. #SeaKatyWheeze
I just thought a fun gimmick. Try and run the road to Vancouver as training for Seawheeze. Not literally, but log enough miles to equal the distance from my front door to the SW start line. Then I did the math. 3075 miles in 137 days. That’s 22+ miles a day, every day for 4+ months. No thanks.
5 Faves & a Dud: 3/28/17 Upload
Favorite #1: Fast & Free 7/8 Tight ($128) in thrive viridian green black
When the ads for nulux call it buttery soft, it’s only a partial lie. Does nulux feel amazing? Yes, but when you grab a stick of butter, it feels like grease, not yoga pants. So, I find it somewhat perplexing that some fabrics are referred to as ‘buttery’. Heh.
Favorite #2: Free to Be Serene Bra ($52) in black
I know people have been spying on this one from overseas, and it’s here! This bra is a fix to the only reason I don’t like the Free to Be Tranquil… the bottom band was too thin, which in turn meant support was minimal.
The Serene features a thicker band like the Energy Bra, so I’m hopeful that this one makes a splash, does its job and stays around for a while. Available to US customers in 5 colors: black, white, heathered black, ruby red & henna/black (meh)
Favorite #3: Speed Short ($58) in marvel
I’m not sure which I want more, the shorts or quads/legs like the model in the stock photo. Both. I would like both, please.
Favorite #4: More Than Modal Crew ($88) in white/black
It’s baseball-shirty. I’m a sucker for almost anything baseball shirty. Speaking of baseball, today I discovered that Montgomery, AL has a minor league team named the Montgomery Biscuits, and they have a buttered biscuit mascot named Monty. I kid you not.
Favorite #5: Fast & Free Bra ($68) in jet stream
I’ll admit I had a little trouble picking out #5. In fact, a $12 Monty Biscuit toy was in the running. Anyhow, this bra makes the cut for its thick straps. One thing I miss about the All Sport Bra is how damn comfortable its wide straps were. With its trendy high neck and pretty jeweled hue, I like. Plus, it’s nulux. While I’ve been too stingy lately to buy any nulux gear, I can’t help but love the feel of any nulux I’ve ever tried on.
The Dud: Glow on Hair Ties ($14)
Because we all have better things to funnel $14 toward than glorified ponytail holders with lululemon charms on then. Cute, yes. Necessary? Absolutely not. Great way to end up with an omega imprint on your skin, though.
- After 2+months without stepping foot in a store, I did me some damage at my local lululemon this weekend. Couldn’t just wade back into the water, could I. HAD to do an obnoxious cannonball. What did I get?
- New season, new stock photos. They look like cosmetics ads in a fashion magazine. Yes, I get it, the women are pretty – but I want to see the clothes, not how talented her makeup artist is. Unsure how I feel about the warm brown background.
- In case you’re eyeballing nulux CROPS with the warmer weather coming around the corner, the Fast & Free Crop 19″ is available in 4 colors. Black & midnight navy look to be wardrobe staple candidates for any regularly active woman’s wardrobe this spring. The more I look at them, the more I think I need to add them to *my* wardrobe. Pardon me while I hover over the ‘add to cart’ button.
Upload seems to be pretty light tonight, which is common for the last week of the month. Seeing that I actually spent my lulu budget for March, time to sit on my hands and not buy anything new until Saturday.
I won’t even buy a $12 Monty Biscuit plush mascot toy. I swear. BUT HE’S ADORABLE.