Anatomy of an Outfit: Sweating it Out

April 25, 2011

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I confessed a while back that I haven’t been the best at getting dressed all day. I told you guys that 50% of my day is spent in my pajamas. What I didn’t tell you is that the other 50% is usually spent in my work out gear.

I shared with you all my workout routine when Jeremy and I were training to hike up to Everest Base Camp. The goal was to build up my legs as much as possible so that at high altitude when my lungs were failing me, my legs wouldn’t – they would know what to do and take over. And they did. Since returning from Nepal my new goal is to build overall strength but specifically in my upper body.

My new routine typically looks something like this:
Monday: Spin / Cycle
Tuesday: AM – Run 3 miles (outside); PM – P90X (Chest and Back + Abs OR Chest, Shoulders and Triceps + Abs)
Wednesday: AM – Spin / Cycle + Abs; AND/OR PM – P90X Plyometrics (jump training)
Thursday: AM – Run 3 miles (outside); PM – P90X (Shoulders and Arms OR Back and Biceps)
Friday: Spin / Cycle OR day off
Saturday: P90X Yoga OR Rock Climbing
Sunday: P90X (Legs and Back + Abs)

So… it’s extreme. And we’re always sore. We only have 4 more weeks of P90X left but I think we’re going to extend it for an extra 4 weeks due to an injury that Jeremy needed to take a couple weeks off for to heal. Which means I’ll be spending even more time in my workout gear.

When it comes to work out clothes, beyond proper shoes, I don’t need anything expensive or fancy. I have 2 pairs of moisture wicking pants, 5 sports bras, 1 moisture wicking tank and 3 regular tanks – I rotate all of these throughout the week. I like to keep my hair out of my face using Scünci bands. My current shoes are Brooks but I used to have some New Balance running shoes that I liked quite a bit – I used to balk at how much running shoes can cost but they’re worth every penny. They keep my knees, feet and back healthy.

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