Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Victoria's Secret VS Sport Review

I have to admit I was skeptical at first when Victoria's Secret first came out with a fitness line. I like to sweat and am not worried about being sexy while I'm working out. However, after trying a few items, I have to say the quality, fit and price are right.

I bought the cutest pair of VS Knockout Capris (above) with a sheer polka dot window on the legs and I get compliments every time I wear them. I've run many times in them and even did a fast-paced 10-miler with no chaffing or having to pull them up as I ran. While the above style is not available anymore, the same capri is and they always have cute prints and great colors (like the ones below) with more on their website.


I also tried on a couple of the sport bras and they were both very well made and supportive. The first one was the VS Runway Sport Bra and I absolutely love it. It is supportive, fun and has a bit of padding which is always a plus for us smaller-busted ladies! The padding does, however, make it a warmer bra so I would probably only wear it for indoor activities during the summer but it's perfect for the fall and winter months. 
VS Runway Sport Bra
The next bra I tried was the VS Sport Knockout Bra but it just wasn't for me. It is better suited for a larger-busted woman as it has underwire and is super supportive. Below are two bras by VS Sport that work well for larger busted women...

Knockout Sport Bra
Standout Sport Bra

And how cute is this brand new bra, the VS Angel Sport Bra? I may just have to try this one too!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Race Report: Missing My Munchkins

I knew I wanted to do one more triathlon before the season was over and so decided about four weeks before to fly to Oceanside for an Olympic Distance race that would help me qualify to race pro again. I figured it wasn't too far away and I could go solo in order to focus on the race. I also thought a bit of a mommy break might be good for me as I hadn't been away from my girls for more than one night since they were born. It all seemed like a good idea...

However, I forgot what a pain it is to travel with a bike, it must have been humorous watching me trying to fit my huge bike box into my rental car by myself. The first day and night in Oceanside were fine as I was busy prepping for the race and I got to sleep in which was absolute bliss! That hasn't happened in 5 years!

The second day was lonely though and I missed my family like crazy. Admittedly I was miserable, truly miserable and just couldn't get psyched for the race. I guess it was a bit of a reality check in that if I'm going to try and race pro again there are going to be many times when I have to leave my family and for longer periods.

My heart just wasn't into racing and the fact that it was freezing didn't help either as I don't do well in cold. My fingers were so frozen in the second transition that I could not for the life of me get my helmet off. It was also hard not having anyone at the finish line for me as I really didn't know anyone at the race. I managed to finish though but didn't push myself and just raced comfortably thinking the entire time that I couldn't wait to be home. Made me realize how much I love those little girls, drama queen antics, mess makers and all. ;)