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The other morning I was going for a run and I passed a neighbor who was walking his dog. He yelled out to me, “Are you training for something? I see you running all the time these days?” My response sort of surprised me…. I said, “No race, it’s just my therapy. Like for my head.” And then I kept running. Ok, slightly awkward, Lindsey. But as I continued running, I realized that mental health is the real reason I run so much. It’s the one time of my day that I put everything else on hold and put myself first. Running has become such a regular part of my life that I need it, and crave it. We all know how the past year has been and I know you don’t need any reminders. The one thing I will say, is that giving yourself time to connect with yourself and move your body is crazy therapeutic. Leaner muscles, lower blood pressure, stronger heart and lungs are just added bonus.
Working out has become such a necessary part of my life that I am constantly making sure I have the most weather appropriate gear so nothing can stop me from getting a workout in. I’ve talked before about the benefits of getting outside daily, even in the winter months – the vitamin D, the fresh air, the change of scene, the list goes on. Here in Pennsylvania it is crazy cold from now until like March 29th. Then it’s only semi-cold. lululemon has the best cold weather gear to keep my core insulated to that perfect temperature during the coldest of cold weather workouts.
Whether I am just going for a walk and listening to a podcast or going for a full out run, I have my go-to lululemon pieces to pick from.
Fast and Free High Rise Tight // These are lululemon’s cold weather tights. These tights were designed for running specifically – they are sweat-wicking and lightweight, but have a brushed inner fabric to keep you warm. I size up in lululemon everything – wearing a size 4 for reference.
Down for It All Vest // Ok this is probably the piece that I think every person needs. This vest is the key to core temperature regulation during those cold weather workouts. It is meant to be fitted – the size 4 is snug on me, but I like it that way to keep in the heat. The sides are made of a stretchy fleece so you don’t feel constricted at all. I also love the deep pockets to stash my phone.
Rest Less Bubble Dot Pullover // This piece is all about fashion meets function. I love the texture of the bubble design, but it’s really the perfect cozy layer to wear under my vest. Also, thumbholes….
All Yours Hoodie // This hoodie is great for anything from a walk to a run to errands. It is crazy warm and goes with everything from your favorite leggings to your go-to pair of jeans.
This year I encourage you to put YOU first. Whether it’s a daily walk, a mid-afternoon mediation, an online yoga class, a living room cardio dance party…. give yourself the opportunity to NOT think. Give your mind a much needed rest and you will be surprised how you will feel when you are done. Refreshed, inspired, happy, sweaty… just a few words that come to mind.
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