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Peek a boob

June 2, 2011

Thumbing through the pages of  Fitness magazine and came across an ad for what I think is an ingenious product.

It’s called the No Show Active Top.  Have you heard of it?

It’s basically a coverup that fits over your otherwise skimpy bikini top.  It looks like a sports bra, but is definitely more attractive and flattering.  This is for the gal who doesn’t just lay out on the sand at the beach, but rather the more active beachgoer who maybe enjoys a good game of pick-up volleyball.  What it does, is keep your boobs from popping out of your top while you’re running around.  Sure you could throw on a T-shirt, but that’s not cute.  This is. What I want to know is why no one thought of before!

Check it out:

(The name of the website alone is worth checking it out!)


Keeping Toasty

April 8, 2011

One of the hardest things about running when it’s cold out is figuring out what to wear.  You don’t want to wear too much cause, if you’re like me, once you start moving, you start sweating.  If you wear too little, you’re bound to freeze no matter how fast a pace you keep.  Layers are key, but so too is a hat.

During last weekend’s half marathon, I sported a knitted beanie for the race.  It was great at the start when it was cold, but as the race progressed I got too hot.  Not to mention the fact that I had to wear my hair in a low pontail because those kinds of hats are impossible to wear with your hair up.  If only there was a way…AND THERE IS!!

Around mile 6, I spotted a couple of female runners with beanie’s that had a hole for a ponytail!  I caught up with them and asked where they got it.  Turns out it’s made by a company called iRUNLIKEAGIRL that deals exclusively in activewear for women.  The two ladies I spoke with loved their hats which they told me kept them dry and warm, but not too hot.  And they’re cute too!  You can buy your own here.  I know I will!

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

September 9, 2009

Now that Labor Day has passed and summer is officially over (boo!), this is a great time of year to stock up on your running and biking necessities.  From sneakers to bike shoes and  cute running outfits to not so cute crocs, you’re sure to be able to find what you need (or want) for a steep discount.  And this doesn’t only apply to brick and mortar stores.  Some of the best deals can be found online.  For example, is selling bikes for 35% off.  And if you use this coupon code: TRI25-E, you’ll get 25% off of their triathlon clothes.   Over at Performance Bicycles, they’re in the middle of a summer clearance sale, where most stuff is half off.

But you don’t have to be a tri-athlete to take advantage of the deals.  If you’re an avid spinner, now’s the time to snag a pair of bike shoes.  You’ll notice the difference the first time you clip in and ride.  And if you’re just a regular gym goer, maybe now’s the time to throw out those old and smelly gyms clothes and trade up for something new. 

Happy Shopping!