A Super Bummer and the Solution to all of my Problems!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
I have no idea where the last week went. I had 3 posts on deck, and somehow didn't finish any of them. Failure.

Speaking of failures…I had the biggest let down of my life last night. Biggest! Ever!

Of coarse I'm not overreacting!

I was thrilled that my new Zoot's would be on my doorstep when I arrived home from my 13 hour work day, at 11:30pm. When I got home, I pretty much tore the box open with my teeth. I've been wearing 2 year old shoes the past few weeks, because Harper found my current Zoot's to be irresistible.

Anyways, I tore open the package, ready to put on those bad boys and wear them to bed.
Low and behold…I was somehow sent the wrong size AND the wrong color.

Womp womp.

Nothing makes you want to scream at a kitten, more than the wrong running shoes.

All is not lost. I sent those misfits back, and drove over to the tri store a few towns away, on a mission for some fantastic running shoes.

I left with these beauty's….


Newton Motion 2013

The guy at Tri and Cycle was really knowledgeable and helpful. I've never owned Newtons before, although I've been curious about them for a while. They normally run $175, which is why I was only curious before and never pulled the trigger. But today they were 40% off…which mean's they were 105! Winner!!!

 I really like the way they feel and their functionality. In the short, they are designed to eliminate heel striking and promote a more natural foot position. I even took them for a spin on the treadmill in the store, before buying.

More on the shoe review another time…

Today I have a brick scheduled for my workout. 1700 yd swim followed by a 2 mile run. And a bunch of cleaning, paying bills, and cooking of food to do. Very glamorous.

On another note…all of my workout clothes are getting very small in the waist area... which is annoying because they fit everywhere else. When I tried to switch to maternity leggings, they fit in the waist but are gigantic in the legs. My legs aren't pregnant…so I'm not really sure how to fill that excess area. Too bad I can't shift some of this new boob situation down into there.

I actually recently found some super genius marketing, online, when looking for some maternity running gear.

Which, for the record... good quality maternity training gear is nearly impossible to find. They have stuff you can wear to workout, but it's not the good stuff.

Everything is cheaply made, cotton or fake moisture wicking material, and is ridiculously expensive. I can justify paying 60 bucks for a good quality pair of running shorts that I'm going to wear for 3 years…but paying 50 dollars for a cheap cotton (yuck!) tank top that says something catchy about running with a baby, which I'll only wear for about 5 months, is insane.

Anyway…the genius marketing I found, which I think may change my life!!!

Osielle, I think you did it! I was scouring the internet last Friday and I found this:


This is only a small portion of the post…you can see the rest here:



Oiselle advertised on their blog, runner Lauren Fleshman, super pregnant, rocking their gear! I almost died of happiness. The things Lauren Fleshman chose as her "go to" running gear are all from their normal line of clothes. The difference is that they are the longer tanks/shirts, stretchy material and the wider waist banded bottoms.

And the best part is…they're all good quality and made for runners!

I ordered a pair of shorts and 2 tops, to give them a whirl. They should arrive in the next 2 days or so, and I'll let you know how it goes.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!!

2 comments:

  1. You rock! Thanks for posting the link. I just bought two "bubble" tops from old navy w seemingly plenty of room in the mid section... For now. And those are my shoes. I love my Newtons. Hopefully Harper won't eat these.

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  2. You rock! Thanks for posting the link. I just bought two "bubble" tops from old navy w seemingly plenty of room in the mid section... For now. And those are my shoes. I love my Newtons. Hopefully Harper won't eat these.

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