Athleisure Catalogs

The mail delivery is trying to tell me “it’s okay. You can wear athleisure apparel all the time. Go for it!” The @titlenine catalog always has tempting items. The @reebok one didn’t jump out at me. I’ve been on the @fabletics site enough to have seen a lot of what would appeal to me, but I do get tired of how impractical much of their items are. Tiny dresses to run errands will never happen for me! But the @newbalance catalog was the big surprise… I think there was something on nearly every page that I thought “Yep, I like that.” Several jackets looked great, but jacket needs are on the decline here in Vegas. But lots and lots of great tanks and shorts! #blogged
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new balance Women’s Windcheater Hybrid Jacket • $119.95
Women’s New Balance Windcheater Hybrid Jacket – Titan Jackets • $119.95
Women’s New Balance Lite Packable Jacket – Azalea/Multi Jackets • $119.95
Women’s New Balance M4M Seamless Short Sleeve Shirt – Galapagos Heather Short Sleeve Shirts • $54.95
Women’s New Balance NB ICE Short Sleeve WT61229 – Azalea Short Sleeve Shirts • $44.95
Women’s New Balance Mesh Scoopneck Workout Tank • $45
Women’s New Balance Get Back Racerback WT53114 – Reef Sleeveless Tops • $49.95
new balance Women’s NB Ice Hybrid Tank • $44.95
New Balance The Perfect Tank Top • $40
new balance Women’s Accelerate 2.5″ Printed Short • $34.95
new balance Women’s Impact 3″ Short • $44.95

Keeping the HR Down

I ran 10 miles with no traces of that hip/glute/whatever pain I had been feeling. That’s good running there! It doesn’t mean I’m going to slack off the foam rolling and cross-training I’ve been re-implementing and I definitely want to do more strength training. I tried to hold back and really keep my heart rate in zone 2. I’ve never done HR training, but I’m considering it for the hot summer months. Any advice on it? #blogged via Instagram

Hyland’s Find Your Finish Line

Big thanks to @hylandshealth for the box of fun stuff! If you’re at the #bostonmarathon this weekend, look for them at the expo at booth #520. — Hyland’s is encouraging runners to find their personal finish line. #HylandsFYFL – Last year I was running Boston as part of #teamstonyfield and this year I’m working on building myself into a more balanced runner and respecting myself as I deal with aches before they become injuries, a busy work schedule and parenting duties. I’ve had to accept I can’t “do it all” at once and trying to be at peace with that. More marathons will come in the future when the timing is better. – Items in the box provided by Hyland’s, @feeturesrunning, @polarbottle, @headsweats, @clifbar #blogged #sp via Instagram

Beyonce’s Athleisure(?) Line

Beyonce has her own athleisure line and it’s SO BEY!

Okay, enough writing like that. It kind of hurts to go that far out of my personality zone.

Ivy Park bodysuitRest-assured, Queen Bey tried on every piece… so if you’re built just like her and have a life just like hers, this is the line up for you!

The Ivy Park line launched today… and if you want to visit the official website for the line, note that it’s noisy and it actually warns you when you first land on it that it contains flashing images. So it’s a seizure risk or something!

Honestly, I’m not really sure who the collection is for. Because I don’t think I know anybody who is going to pull on their one piece bodysuit to sit around and binge on Netflix or play at the park with their kid (leisure) nor do they wear a full-body jumpsuit to go on a run or to life at the gym (ath).  But it’s definitely for somebody… mostly somebodys who have a lot of cash to spend on weird pieces of apparel.

There are a couple of items that seem like they are alright, I will concede to that. But so much of it is just strange. And many of the items that seem like something “normal” people would wear (i.e. sweatshirts, t-shirts) have big giant words emblazoned upon them, so you can make sure that everybody knows damn well you worship at the altar of Beyonce.  (Seriously… she’s just a human being, folks!)

So enlighten me… what activities are these clothes for? Where do you wear them?

Ivy park Mid-impact print bra • $40
Ivy park Seamless crop crew tee • $38
Ivy park Full length colour block body • $265
Ivy park Print v shaped skort • $68
Ivy park Reflective cross-back crop • $115
Ivy park All-over mesh v-neck tank • $35
Ivy park Sheer mesh hoodie • $70
Ivy park Print sleevesless wrap back jacket • $190
Ivy park Seamless racer vest • $35
IVY PARK Printed Stretch Cotton-Blend Jersey Leotard • $50
IVY PARK Printed Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt • $45
IVY PARK Embroidered Mesh T-Shirt • $60
IVY PARK Mesh and Stretch-Jersey Bodysuit • $110
IVY PARK Ribbed Stretch-Jersey Bodysuit • $65
IVY PARK Cropped Stretch-Jersey and Mesh Top • $50
IVY PARK Stretch-Jersey Leotard • $50

(And if you are really a Beyonce lover, please don’t send me hate mail. I haven’t said anything negative against her, just slightly befuddled by the clothing. This post is all in good fun. I just know how furious people can get on teh interwebs. It’s really okay to just laugh every now and then! I’m sure even Bey would agree!)