Spring in Texas, it’s pretty much the best time ever! The wild flowers and bluebonnets are blooming, the sun is shining, and the temperature is a pleasant 70F. Can it just stay that way forever? That would definitely help keep me outside and enjoying the trails EVERY day.
Do I have a set goal, plan, or routine when it comes to Spring Fitness? I’m not gonna lie… I don’t have one in particular. But after Suzanne wrote about “Breaking Middle Ground and Strength Training Goals” yesterday, I felt inspired. Actually, I felt determined.
Well, here’s the thing. I don’t like using the word “goal.” To me, that means there is an ultimate end or achievement in mind. Great for REAL GOALS but not the “goal” I am thinking about.
I like to think I have a specific “vision” I am working towards. One that helps keep me motivated, yet realistic.
My vision is to be the best side kick I can be for others. Whether it be teaching my indoor/outdoor boot camp classes, enjoying recovery runs/walks with the kiwi (aka husband), or helping my dad (soon to be 70 years old) get back into running. Did I tell you he wants to run a half marathon? Now that’s a great goal!
To me, being the support/sidekick/Sherpa keeps me trying new routines while enjoying good company! It’s about being PURPOSEFUL in actions (life and fitness related). It also makes me thankful for the ability to run and for my current health.
Okay, so I’ve got the motivation, the vision, and the Spring time weather. What’s missing here? Oh ya… THE GEAR!
More specifically, WARM WEATHER gear! Please tell me you love Spring fitness apparel as much as I do, yes?!
Here are a few of my Spring time FITGEAR favorites from Adidas Women Spring line.
Above is the Climalite ultimate twist tights and ultimate sleeveless tee. I really love purple and gray together, hence the outfit choice. The climalite® fabric helps keep sweat away from your skin, another bonus for when the weather gets warmer, which it will.
For shorts, I chose a pink climachill run short and the black climachill tank to go with it. I figured this outfit would be great for the trails when it gets warmer because the CLIMACHILL™ material keeps you cool with it’s meshlike fabric. Plus both tank and top have aluminum-silver dots that help drive heat away from the body.
The shoes! They weren’t kidding when they named these the ENERGY boost running shoes. I’ve worn these for a quick 4 mile loop around the block and while teaching outdoor boot camp (lots of sprint work there). Very nice fit and lots of “pop” to it. It feels as if the shoes return as much energy as you give. I went with half a size smaller than I normally do and I’m glad I did because they fit perfect. They weigh around 7.9ounces and have a special techfit™ material for more flexible support and a seamless fit. Very easy to slide on and off, like a sock! I’ll keep you posted on how the longer runs go.
Well, I think I’m all set now thanks to Adidas. I’ll be an EXTRA motivated Sherpa this Spring! Ohh my boot camp ladies will love more of these workouts! Haha.
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So tell me… What’s your SPRING Fitness Routine? Do you use Goals or visions!?
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