Springing into Shape with Activewear
I hardly ever speak of working out or athletic wear. I'm not even sure why because exercise has been such an important part of my life! I'll admit I am not as passionate about it as much as I used to be. I just have other priorities, but I'm never too busy to quit working out altogether.
Just a little "athletic" background. I always loved to run! In elementary I always tried to finish first. I'll never forget our elementary running route which was, "around the corner, behind the backstop and then come back". Lol, don't even ask me how I remember that I just do :-p
While in middle school, I ran track, played volleyball, cross country, and only in 8th grade did I play soccer. In high school, I focused more on track, volleyball, and cross country. As you can see I had always been in athletics and running is where I excelled at. Heading into college, I kept up with 5ks, 10ks, and have only completed one half marathon. I also was a dedicated Crossfit member for about 2-3 years.
Sadly, I have tendinitis and it truly affects my running. What is tendinitis? Tendinitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury (source Wed MD). I started feeling uncomfortable around my knees in track my senior year. I didn't think much of it and treated it as much as possible. I feel it now more so than ever. I usually run with tight bands around my knees to put pressure on the area so that I don't feel pain or uncomfort. What has worked is buying the right pair of shoes. I'll save this for a potential other blog post :)
Overall, running is something I have never quite given up nor do I intend do. However, I have so much going on that it's very possible for me to skip exercise. The last 2 months was a whirlwind of moving, saving, on top of the other everyday things. Yesterday was the first day I had ran in a long while! It felt good but i'm feeling it today how out of running shape I am. Everytime I get in the running mood, I also get in the "look cute while working out" mood too lol. Check out some of these activewear picks :D
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