This spring, I started making working out more of a routine. My workouts usually consist of a mix of cycling, running, hiking, barre, and/or light strength work. Of course, depending on the day and how I feel usually dictates what I end up doing. For example, if a do not feel like an indoor cycle or up for a run, I usually head out for a long walk with the dogs. I aim for at least 30 minutes a day even if just a walk or a combination of a walk plus some other workout. That said, I do prefer being outside as much as I can – fresh air. Some of my favorite workout “essentials” are listed below that keep me comfortable regardless of the weather.
I struggle with some periodic joint pain so good sneakers are a must. My current favorites are the Brooks Ghost 14s. I tried a few other brands but Brooks seemed to fit my feet the best. That said, running shoes are a very personal item consider going to a running store to get fitted by a professional who can assess your feet + running style and/or sample different brands and see what fits and feels the best for you. Zappos is a great option as it has a great selection with fast shipping and easy returns for the latter.
An all purpose jacket, not too heavy / not too light and one that you can layer with other pieces. I am a big fan of the Lululemon brand because of quality. I am currently wearing the Down for it All Jacket (black, size 8). It comes in a great color selection, designed for running, with a water-resistant fabric, as well as a hood. I also love the Patagonia brand (e.g. the Sweater Jacket + the Better Sweater, especially for outdoor).
Hat, Gloves, + Sunglasses:
I am currently using the Run for It All Gloves (size M/L). I especially like the fact that these are not bulky (I can easily hold and use my phone with them on, change songs, make a call, etc.) as well as water-resistant fabric. Hat – Warm Revelation Beanie – simple and warm. If the weather is warm, I usually stick to a baseball hat to keep the sun out of my eyes and off my face with my favorite pair of sunglasses from Amazon.
Lululemon Align High-Rise Pant 28’’ (size 8). Comfortable for all my workouts. Note: I do not put my items in the dryer. If an indoor workout, the Clementine short by Vuori.
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