Clothes and Gear

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Just a quick reminder that you only have a few more days to enter to win the JUNK Brands headband of your choice.  These are my absolute FAVORITE headbands to work out in, they are stretchy and flexible but stay put through anything you choose to put them through.

You have through Sunday August 3rd at 8 PM PST to enter.  Click here to get started.

Good luck!

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Sign up for the Nike email newsletter and get a fantastic offer: FREE 2-day shipping on any order.  It’s quick and easy to sign up and you will receive an email with a promotional code to get your free shipping.  I clicked through the offer and it looks like Nike members get free returns as well, perfect if you are unsure of size or fit of an item.

Click here to sign up.

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So.  Reebok offered me a 35% off code to try out some of their gear.  And since I’m a CrossFit addict and obsessed with their CF shorts and sports bras anyway, I was like “Send it to me yesterday”.

If you don’t have a CrossFitter in your life, you may not know that we are addicted to clothes.  It’s such a versatile, fast-paced, quick-moving sport that the nature of our clothes is quite important.  Nothing floppy or shifty or ill-fitting, because we end up messing with our clothes more than we actually focus on the workout.

I always tell people that CrossFit is ideal for people who don’t know how to dress themselves or can never seem to match (like myself).  You can wear 92 different colors in one outfit and it’s considered legit.  I heart not worrying about matching.

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And then there are the shoes.  Legitimately, the right shoes are important and can make a difference in what we do.  But for some reason, most of us feel the need to have extra pairs in our gym bag in several different colors.  Even though we don’t have to match our clothes, we like to match our shoes to our mismatched clothes.  You follow?

But in reality, I have a few pairs of shoes that are perfect for our basic workouts.  They are more of the barefoot-style, which helps me really feel what I’m doing and the heel of a regular sneaker tends to get in the way of climbing up ropes and jumping rope and leaping on to a box.  What I was really dying for was a pair of Olympic lifting shoes.  I’ve been spending a lot of time swimming around in the weightlifting and strength training at our gym and was definitely hindered by my “regular” shoes.

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Oly shoes have a higher (and VERY sturdy) heel that helps you drive through your heels when squatting and helps avoid the dreaded landing on your toes or leaning forward on your toes phenomenon.  The heavier the weight got for me, the more it would pull me to my toes and I could never land a heavy lift to save my life.

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So when Reebok was all “We want to discount your purchase”, my poor husband was at the receiving end of a long list of reasons why saving 35% was the end all, be all deciding factor for me.  “But honey, I NEED to PR my back squat!”  Romantic pillow talk, for sure.

I apologize if this sounds like nonsense, but in all honesty, these are the only kind of shoes that are a necessity in this girls’ life.  I could live with one pair of heels and one pair of flip flops for the rest of my life, but lifting shoes are apparently a priority.

Thank you Reebok, for keeping me in pretty shoes.

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adidas has just brought their A-game to their Summer Sale! Now, you can get thousands of items — FIFA World Cup soccer gear, running shoes, basketball gear, swimwear, even iconic Originals and NEO lifestyle pieces and more — up to 50% off! Styles for men, women and kids; everything an active family needs for a summer of sports. This sale only happens twice a year!

Click here to check out the sale.  Shipping is FREE with orders of $49 or more. You can easily sort by gender, category, price and much more.

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If you’ve put off shopping for your summer sports wear until now, you have just hit the jackpot.  The adidas Summer Sale is on and you can get up to 50% off of over 1,000 items! Running shoes, basketball gear, soccer cleats, swimwear—for men, women and kids—everything an athletic family needs to participate in a summer of activity. This sale lasts as long as the supplies, so don’t wait or before you know it, just like summer, the sale will be over.

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These men’s No Look Basketball Shorts are just $14, down from $28!

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This women’s Ultimate Sleeveless Tee is just $11, down from $22!

Click here to check out the sale.  Shipping is FREE with orders of $49 or more. You can easily sort by gender, category, price and much more.

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Under Armour has a great sale on their best-selling UA Victory Tank for women, just $19.99 + FREE shipping!  While this isn’t a huge discount from regular price, this is a good price for this tank.  I just recently saw them at the outlet for $15 each, so this is pretty good if you don’t have an outlet nearby.

These tanks get amazing reviews and are designed to wick away moisture for sweaty workouts.  And they are available in a zillion colors!

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Reebok is running a fantastic and crazy rare promotion for all my CrossFit peeps, save 50% off select already-reduced apparel items + FREE shipping.  CrossFit gear and apparel is never included in their sales, so if you have been wanting to pick up any items, now is the time!

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These men’s and women’s Reebok CrossFit Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Tee are just $12.49 + FREE shipping, down from $35!

Click here to check out all available items.  Use promo code CF50 at checkout to get your discount.  Shipping is always FREE.

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adidas has over 670 products discounted up to 50% off right now! They have amazing deals for guys, gals and little ones too.  They have a HUGE selection of shoes, apparel, sports bras, training gear and more.  You can easily sort by category, sport, gender, color and more to find just what you are looking for.

D67715_01Some of my favorite deals are in the kids’ section, including training tees and sports bras for just $10.  I LOVE the classic adidas Dragon Shoe for kids.  Even though they aren’t exactly the same, they bring back fond memories of Run DMC.

Click here to browse around.  Shipping is FREE on orders of $49 or more and returns are free through March 31st.

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Just for today, March 24th, Reebok is offering 60% off on all Shapewear items for women! Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to update your workout wear for the spring.  Prices start at just $25 for tanks, so as low as $10 after discount.  Leggings and capris start at $65, so just $26 after discount.  This is a HUGE sale and a crazy price drop.  If you have been checking out any of these items, now is the time to buy.

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The Reebok Shapewear Action Tank shown above would be just $14 + FREE shipping after discount.

A little about this tank and all the Shapewear products:

  • Fitted athletic design contours to your body, won’t get in your way during high-performance exercise
  • ShapeWear by Reebok features power mesh panels designed to help smooth and shape key trouble areas
  • Princess seams visibly flatter pear shaped body types
  • Skinny straps for added range of motion

Click here to check out all the available styles.  Use promo code SHAPE60 at checkout for your discount, shipping and returns are always FREE.

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There is something about personal recommendations and our need for them.  If I hear you say that you love something and I even sort of kind of trust you, I will most likely buy it or download it or borrow it or go see it or listen to it.

I want to share my favorite things with you.  Like every week.  Big things and little things and meaningful things and practical things and not-at-all practical things and delicious things and glorious things.  Every time I share things, you guys are all like “I want that” and “Thank goodness you told me about this thing that I never knew I needed” and “It looks crazy, but if you like it, I’ll try it”.

The CrossFit Open

Let me first explain the Open.  Anyone and absolutely everyone can sign up to participate and it is basically the preliminary stage before CrossFit Regionals.  For five weeks, each athlete that is registered must complete one workout each week as prescribed (read: no scaled movements and listed weight) in front of a certified judge.  If you do well enough, you move on to Regionals.

Let me repeat.  Every single person that wants to sign up and participate can do so.  This means we are theoretically in the running to move on.  Does this mean the majority of us will move on?  Absolutely not.  So why do we sign up?

In 2013, I had only been doing CrossFit for about four months when I signed up.  A few of the prescribed movements, I’d never even heard of before and the majority of weights I had never lifted.  My scores were low but I found myself setting personal records (only because I’d never tried some of the movements before).  If I had been in a regular workout, I would have scaled the movements or lightened the weight to something more manageable, but this forced me to give it my best shot and see what I was capable of.  The community of my gym members was like something I’d never seen before.  We all banded together to worry about and dissect the workouts, cheer each other on and pump each other up after every week.

In 2014, I now have the unique experience to share with all my fellow athletes who are newer to CrossFit.  When people find out about the Open, most assume it’s not for them because they are too new or “not good enough” at CrossFit yet.  I convinced and yelled and argued with anyone who would listen that they should sign up, based on my experience in 2013.  We have since created this AMAZING group of athletes who I have already watched set their own personal bests and push past their limits and it’s so inspiring.

For me, this year has been a whole different animal.  The prescribed weights are all completely manageable and I am halfway decent at all the movements, so my preparation and thought process going in are completely different!  I have been setting goals for myself (more than just one rep!) and have been able to push through so much more.  There is a certain level of anxiety that comes with actually trying to do well, versus just trying to not die and get through a workout.

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What’s been most interesting to me this year is that I can see a measurable difference over last year.  Last year, I was only able to do 3 chest to bar pull-ups, this year I got 15.  Quantifiable improvements and results!

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My favorite part of the Open this year is that I get to be the encourager.  I get to cheer and motivate and talk to people about their accomplishments.  Paying it forward in the healthiest possible way!

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While my kids are terrorizing the kids’ section at the library, I take approximately 45 seconds to quickly browse through the adult section and see if something catches my eye.  I’ve been reading a lot of biographies lately and I am always intrigued with books about sports and famous coaches in history, so this book on Pat Summitt caught my eye.  I had watched a short documentary on her with my husband, but didn’t know much about her beyond the fact that she was a coach for the Tennessee Lady Vols for many years and she had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

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I can’t believe this deal is still available and I get to share it with you.  Last week, I was searching for a good deal on a new pair of shoes for CrossFit (I’ve torn up one pair on rope climbs and just straight worn the heck out of another pair).  I stumbled across this pair of New Balance WT110 on 6PM.com for just $36.99 + FREE shipping!  I didn’t share it at the time because I was pretty sure it would be gone in five seconds, but apparently I was wrong.

These shoes are regularly priced anywhere between $70 and $90 and they are AMAZING.

They are set in between a barefoot running shoe and a traditional cross-training shoe.  They weigh next to nothing, are super flexible and are constructed from open mesh on the top.  These have a slightly different sole than I’m used to with a more rugged design made for outdoor use, but they have been so fantastic in and out of the gym.

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Look, look.  There they are!  Click here to purchase.  Shipping is FREE with all orders.

You can see what else I’m currently wearing to the gym here.

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Joe’s New Balance Outlet has a fantastic price today only on the New Balance Minimus 10 Running Shoe in Diva Pink/Yellow, marked down to just $39.99.  These are regularly priced anywhere between $70 and $110, this is one of the lowest I have ever seen!  Shipping is just $1 in honor of President’s Day.

These are the style I wear to CrossFit and they are an amazing shoe.  They are set in between a barefoot running shoe and a traditional cross-training shoe.  They weigh next to nothing, are super flexible, are constructed from open mesh on the top and have a midsole differential of just 4 mm.  The soles are made by Vibram, which makes them really flexible and durable.  You can see what else I’m currently wearing to the gym here.

Click here to purchase.  This deal is only available through Monday February 24th at 9 PM PST.

 

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Joe’s New Balance Outlet has a fantastic price today only on the New Balance 670 Women’s Running Shoe in Orange with Pink, marked down to just $34.99.  These are regularly priced at $79.99, this is an amazing price drop!  Shipping is just $1 in honor of President’s Day.

Description of the shoe:

A stylish choice for the runner seeking comfort, the 670 offers the New Balance patented ABZORB® cushioning technology for a smooth and soft ride that lasts mile after mile.

Click here to purchase.  This deal is only available through Friday February 21st at 9 PM PST.

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Yesterday was a busy day for fun posts, deals and grocery store updates.  I spent some time at Costco gathering prices for the new organic coupon booklet and included some details about the new store layout.  Yoke’s Fresh Market deals starting today (2/12) are now up at the blog, with their fantastic case sale going on this week.  Grab boxed macaroni and cheese for just $.37, canned tomatoes for $.50 and more.

I also talked about some of my favorite things this week, including why I love the Olympics (or think I do), a super fun kids’ game that won’t make you want to poke  your eyeballs out and the little spatula that could.

Don’t miss out on my fantastic giveaway!  Enter to win a few of my favorite products from Tropical Traditions, Coconut Cream Concentrate and shredded coconut with no added yucky stuff.  I use these on a daily basis and am excited to share them with you!

Here are a few of my favorite deals happening today!

 

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Joe’s New Balance Daily Deal

The Joe’s New Balance Outlet Daily Deal today is the Men’s Cross Training 813 at just $29.99.  Regularly price on this item is $79.99!  These are lightweight and low-profile and come in Blue with Black and White.

Buy any two pairs of shoes at Joe’s right now and automatically receive an additional 10% off, including the Daily Deals.  This drops your price to just $26.99 per pair!

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Marika Fitness Apparel 40% off

Marika is running a fantastic sale on fitness apparel right now, with an additional 40% discount being taken off all already-reduced sale prices.  They have a huge selection of items, including sports bras, tanks, light jackets and more.   Several styles and colors of capri pants are available at just $22 after discount.

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Have you been looking for a cool new running shoe for your next workout? Reebok has been inspired by hi-performance, Z-Rated tires, and created the Reebok ZQuick training shoe that delivers sports car handling for your feet.

The Reebox ZQuick is designed for running and the ZQuick TR is designed for a more all-around training environment.  They both have plenty of color combinations for those of you that like to mix and match your outfits (P.S. I’m turning into one of those people).

Check out the video above for more information on how they designed the shoe and the purpose behind all the features.  Who knew so much went into shoe design?  I love how they anticipate an athlete’s needs in all situations.

Click here to check out the new Reebok ZQuick.  Shipping and returns are always FREE at Reebok.

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Marika is having a HUGE end of the year sale, with an extra 50% off already-reduced sale and clearance items.  This is a giant discount.  Some of the items are close to 50% off before the additional discount, this would be a great time to stock up on some favorites or pick up a few new items to kick off the new year.

If you have never heard of or never tried Marika, they are my absolute favorite brand of workout tank. There is nothing over the top about them, they are just a good, solid basic tank that holds up well to multiple washings, beatings in the gym and doesn’t cling to everything. They offer a very flattering fit and are super comfortable.

A few of my favorites:

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  • Weekend-Light Momentum Tummy Control Capri just $20.63 (down from $55)

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  • Marika Seamless Sports Bra just $16.87 (down from $45)

Click here to start shopping.  Use promo code NEWYEAR50 at checkout to save an additional 50% off your order.

You can find out what else I’m currently wearing to the gym here or read my review of Marika workout gear and apparel.

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Reebok: Up to $40 off + FREE shipping and guaranteed delivery by Christmas (most CrossFit gear included)

December 17, 2013

Reebok is running another AMAZING sale through end of day today, December 17th.  The more you spend, the more you save by using promo code SAVEMORE at checkout. Spend $45+, Get $10 off Spend $75+, Get $20 off Spend $125+, Get $40 off You can snag an AMAZING deal on the original CrossFit Nano.  Already reduced to […]

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Reebok: 30% off sitewide with FREE shipping + my top picks (includes CrossFit gear and shoes)

December 3, 2013

Reebok is running another AMAZING sale through end of day today, December 3rd.  Use promo code CYBER30 at checkout to receive 30% off your entire order, including CrossFit gear and shoes!  It’s pretty rare for CrossFit stuff to be included in their sales and it may not happen again until next holiday season, so if […]

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Reebok: CrossFit Nano 2.0 just $75 + FREE shipping + all apparel Buy One, Get One 50% off (including CrossFit)

November 29, 2013

Reebok is running an AMAZING sale through December 1st, especially for all my CrossFit peeps.  CrossFit gear never, EVER gets discounted or is included in sales, so both of these offers are off the charts. The first deal is perfect if you have been looking to buy a pair of high quality shoes, but have […]

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adidas Techfit apparel 40% off + FREE shipping (as low as $13)

November 15, 2013

For everyone with that amazing athlete in their family or even someone who is just getting started on a new fitness journey, take a look at the new Techfit gear sale at adidas.  According to adidas, this line utilizes special Techfit technology that focuses your muscles’ energy to generate maximum explosive power, acceleration and long-term […]

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Reebok: 30% off already reduced Reebok EasyTone, Real Flex, ZigNano and more + FREE shipping

November 10, 2013

Through November 11th, Reebok is running one of their biggest sales of the year, the Friends and Family sale!  Snag 30% off your entire purchase (including already reduced items) + FREE shipping and returns.  Use promo code FRIENDS at checkout to receive your discount on the majority of items available. You could knock a few […]

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Reebok: 30% off entire purchase including sale items + FREE shipping (great gift ideas!)

November 7, 2013

Through November 11th, Reebok is running one of their biggest sales of the year, the Friends and Family sale!  Snag 30% off your entire purchase (including already reduced items) + FREE shipping and returns.  Use promo code FRIENDS at checkout to receive your discount on the majority of items available. You could knock a few […]

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Reebok: Additional 40% off already-reduced apparel items and shoes + FREE shipping

September 26, 2013

Through September 27th, Reebok is offering 40% off already marked down end of season styles + FREE shipping and returns.  Use promo code SALE40 at checkout to receive your discount on the majority of items available, including sale and clearance! A few of my favorites: Core Play Dry Shorts (shown above) just $13.19 + FREE […]

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Zulily: Marika workout gear as low as $16.99 (my favorite workout tanks!)

September 22, 2013

Zulily has a fantastic deal on athletic wear for women, with prices as low as $16.99 on sports bras, tanks and workout pants.  The majority of the items in this sale are from Marika, which is one of my new favorite brands.  While I do love my Reebok and Zella workout pants, the Marika tanks […]

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Joe’s New Balance Outlet: Workout gear and apparel as low as $7.99 (up to 85% off)

September 16, 2013

Joe’s New Balance Outlet is running a CRAZY sale on workout gear for men, women and children, with styles as low as $7.99!  They have workout tanks, capris, shorts, skorts and much, much more.  No joke, some of these items are marked down by as much as 85%. A few of my favorite items: New […]

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