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what should I wear?

This is how my workout gear usually looks:

In the interest of blogging though – here’s a much friendlier view of my favourite workout gear:

1. MEC T1 Long-Sleeved Crew $19 on MEC.ca (Canadians only)! 

This is a tried/tested/true piece of outdoor gear. It gets me through running/skiing/hiking/camping/apres ski at the bar/you name it.  Best item I’ve ever owned).

2. Lorna Jane Maxivate Top £56 at Lorna Jane 

When it’s really cold I’ll put on this extra layer (and look extra pink). Currently online only available in Australia but check out their pop-up shops at studios around London.

3. Nike Pro Capri II – Sunburst/Bright Peach – £22.50 on SheActive.co.uk 

They run large, I’m usually a 12 in leggings but if I was to buy these again I’d go for a 10). They’re comfortable and flashy for the dark nights of running. Only downside is no pockets.

4. Lululemon Run: Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve – £52.00 on Lululemon.co.uk 

I love this top so much I’ve worn it to it’s death.  It’s the perfect running/bootcamp top as it is light and airy but still has sleeves! It’s trendy and cute in a studio, but also holds up to the outdoors. Mine is neon yellow (ish) but am looking at the grey for my next purchase.

5. Domyos Spots Bag £6.99 on Domyos-fitness.com

How cute is this bag? I saw it while on vacation in France and had to buy it. It comes in a million different colours and patterns and even a backpack version. I want them all.

6. Adidas Supernova Sequence 5 £90 on Sweatshop.co.uk

I’ve flirted with Nike but I keep coming back to these Adidas shoes. They’re good for my little left ankle wobble when I run and (unlike Nike) are narrow enough to actually hold my foot.

7. Domyos Run-in Socks £3.00 on Domyos-fitness.com
These are my first pair of thin socks for running and are great with my above shoes that are sometimes a bit too tight in the toes (peril of having narrow feet means shoes sometimes have to fit a bit more snug in the length). They’re awesome and as I learned on Saturday, when they get soaking wet they do not cause blisters!

8. Deuter Bike One 20L Rucksack £52.40 on Wiggle.co.uk 
This rucksack has revolutionized my run-commute home. It’s big enough to fit boots (which I wear almost every day in the winter) and a full outfit and it’s so comfortable on that even if it feels heavy lifting it, once it’s on your back you don’t even feel it. PLUS it’s technically a bike bag (all the running specific bags were too small) so it has a neon rain cover that works so well when running in the dark and a helmet holder which, now that I’ve started biking to/from bootcamps, holds my helmet well while I’m trying to fix my helmet hair.

9. C9 Champion Sports Bra $16.99 at Target.com
This is my one import item I always get my friends to pick up for me in America. This is the best bra that comes in the best colours (I currently have a great purple/blue dip-dye one) and lasts forever.
10. SweatyBetty Waterbottle £5 at Sweatybetty.com 

I love  a good sweat and this waterbottle is great for taking to classes. Get it online or free if you go to one of Sweaty Betty’s in-store events (Run Britannia for me!).

(me as a seemingly dressed as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle for a night run in most of the above gear)