Setting Goals #running #ua #iwillwhatiwant

After the Oasis Zoo Run, while we were walking around and seeing some of the animals, I casually said to my husband My goal is to feel confident enough to race in a sports bra and leggings. 

Six years ago, at 180lbs at my wedding day, I would never have uttered those words. Sports bras were made for going under clothing...not being the clothing.

Four years ago, at 205lbs, I would have laughed in your face if you had of told me that one day, this would be my ideal racing outfit.

Goal Running Outfit



When it comes right down to it, I am finding myself becoming increasingly obessed with funky running clothes. I always have a one or two basic items (like the headband and leggings above) that I pair with funky shoes and a tank. So...why not a funky sports bra to go along with it, only ditching the tank before the race begins.

It's intimidating, but given all of the training that I will be doing over the next few months, I don't really think it's that unrealistic of a goal.

I chose the items above for a few reasons. The sports bra has a great design to it and I like that it has a criss cross back instead of a racer back. It's a mid-impact bra so I know that it will be good for running.

The leggings are heat gear from Under Armour, which means that not only are they compression to help with muscle recovery during and after your race, they help you stay cool and dry while you are hitting the pavement. I've really loved running in compression pants and find that they truly do help my muscles to move properly, and recover quicker, so having more options in my running drawer is essential.

The shoes...oh the shoes. I know that I am going to have to retire my Micro G Toxic Six's after Disney (at the very latest, next spring) and I really love how lightweight Under Armour running shoes are, so I'm looking to replace them with a new pair. I love the design and color of the new Speedform's. They have storm technology to repel water from the shoe, which is awesome since some of my training involves hiking. These shoes are also made for trail running, meaning that they are supportive, lightweight, and have great grip for added stability.

And the headband. Now that my hair is so much longer than when I started running over a year ago and I am currently growing out my bangs from blunt to side swept, I like having a headband when I am racing. But that means finding the right headband, and one that doesn't slide on the hair. The UA Perfect Headband fits the specs of what I am looking for, and has great subtle detailing in the tucked design.

So...there's my goal. And when I get to the point when I feel that confident...I will rock it. Every stitch, every item. Rock. It.

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Stocking Stuffers by Under Armour

My absolute favorite part of Christmas is finding awesome stocking stuffers. Usually, my list includes the standard toiletries, favorite candy and chocolate, and then a few items that I know the recipient would absolutely love.

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Under Armour has put together a great selection of easy stocking stuffers for Christmas 2013. Among my faves are...

Womens Neon Liner Socks 6 pack

Womens UA Armour Wrap (for hair)

Illusion 24oz. Quick Shot Squeeze Bottle

Socks and underwear are pretty typical stocking stuffers, so make sure that you are giving the runner on your list comfortable ones that are stylish, too. The UA Pure Stretch Cheeky and Pure Stretch Thong are great options that move with you, while making sure that there is no bunching, slipping, sliding or panty lines to worry about.

Skinny headbands are always a great choice for stocking stuffers too!

Find it all in the UA Best Stocking Stuffer Holiday Gift Guide!

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Stuff Your Stocking with Under Armour

As we get closer and closer to Christmas, I am sure that we are all searching for unique stocking stuffers. I usually struggle with what to put in my husbands stocking, but thankful this year I turn to the folks at Under Armour for a few awesome selections that will suit him up as he continues with CrossFit.

Socks are a standard for Christmas gifts, so I'm going to make sure he gets the best! UA Phantom No Show Socks 3 pack - perfect for Crossfit, running and even golf!

Does your dude wear hats? Well, you're in luck. Under Armor has awesome headgear, including this UA Breckon Stretch Fit Cap
Is your Hubs handy? These UA Utility Gloves are a perfect fit

This bag is perfect for a stocking stuffer! Simply roll up the UA Ozsee Sackpack and tuck it into their stocking!

You can never go wrong with a piece of UA second skin, like the UA HeatGear Sonic Compression Long Sleeve. My husband already has one, but what's another one or two!

Think about your guys interests and lifestyle. With Under Armour, you can get awesome golf gear, gloves for football, and even gear for Tough Mudder for those hardcore enthusiasts.

Whether your guy is just getting started on his fitness, or has been working at it for a few years like my husband, Under Armour has the perfect gear for him!

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Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

On the top of my wish list this Christmas is running gear. I just cannot get enough of it, and admittedly always want to look cute when I'm out for a run. There's something about feeling confident in the clothing that you are wearing when you workout that makes you push yourself that much harder.

Here are my top 5 fitness gifts for women who run, featuring Under Armour!

The UA Run Wind Turtleneck has a laminated chest to protect you from the elements for those cold weather runners
Protect your ears against the wind and cold with the UA Mystique Knit Headband (available in 3 colors!)

Keep her comfy with the UA Icon Pant, featuring a hidden drawcord to turn these pants into capris!

Get her excited about running in the spring with the UA HeatGear Sonic See It Through Tank
You can never go wrong with a new pair of running shoes, like the awesome UA Micro G Toxic Six running shoes!

A runner needs three things...tops, bottoms and shoes. Keep her stylish through her running routines with these awesome picks from Under Armour! I bet you'll find yourself under the mistletoe if you do!

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Happy Holidays from Under Armour!

The holidays are here early at Under Armour and we are celebrating the release of our new holiday gift guide with FREE SHIPPING until November 26!


Oh....and there's no minimum order! So stock up, or feel awesome getting that one item that you were really hoping to get for yourself for your winter training.

So what's in the gift guide for Christmas 2013?

My top selection for her is the UA Printed Fly-By Turtleneck. This turtleneck features long sleeves with thumbholes to help keep your hands warm, and is built from a super breathable fabric which is great for athletes.


For guys we have the Cold Gear Infared Armour Fleece Storm 1/4 Zip Hoodie. Every guy likes to relax, and this is perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons watching football, then playing a game of pick up road hockey with the guys.


And don't forget the kiddos! Headbands for the girlie girl on your list


And basketball sneakers for the boys

Happy holiday from Under Armour!! FREE SHIPPING expires November 26th, so shop now and stock up!

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UA Under Armour Alter Ego Gear

Halloween is all about transforming yourself...and so is the UA Under Amrour Alter Ego line of fitness apparel.


How awesome would you feel working out in one of these tops?

UA Wonder Woman Fitted Tee

UA Batgirl Fitted Tee
Channel your inner super hero and fly like the wind!

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UA Under Armour Cold Gear on SALE

Newsflash...running in the cold isn't super enjoyable. Thankfully, UA has a ColdGear line of fitness apparel suited to keep your body temperature regulated and dry during your run.


And the styles are incredible!

UA ColdGear Compression Leggings

Check out the full collection of ColdGear now!

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Textured Leggings for Women from Under Armour

When choosing my running outfits, I have a pair of simple black leggings that are my go-to running pants. I love the coverage that they give, that my legs aren't chaffing together, and that they are slimming.

But...they're simple. There's no flash, no pizazz and one thing that I am learning is that I like to look cute when I lace up my shoes and head out for a run. {Hello....I match my top with my socks, and my running bra...loser! haha}

So when I saw that Under Armour had a campaign for their leggings, I knew I had to take a gander.



Texture...something that is very important in my artistic life, and I love it when it is used appropriately in clothing. UA has two beautiful textures for their leggings: Herringbone and Snake Skin. Can you imagine just how awesome you would look and feel when running in these stylish leggings?? Incredible!



And since we are going into the colder months, Cold Gear is on my top of my list. I LOVE the Cold Gear Cozy Tights! Designed with extra layers to keep you warm, these leggings are fantastic for runners who like to be outdoors.


And can we talk about color options for a minute? UA has you covered no matter your color preference. The Cold Gear Cozy Tights come in the black/blue combo shown above, but also come in black/silver, black/hot pink, black/light pink, and black/purple!

On the top of my list are definitely the UA CozyLux Snakeskin leggings. I absolutely love the texture and they fit my ecclectic style really well.

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8 Fall Essential Women's Fitness Wear Items

One challenge that I am facing right now is how to dress for the cooler weather. I really love running in the evenings, but once the sun is tucked away for the evening, it certainly gets chilly!

Thank goodness that UA has handpicked 8 essential fitness wear items for women to help you transition your outdoor workouts for cooler weather.


The pairings that UA has picked are fantastic. From the Flow Tank for your hot yoga class to the 1/4 Zip for runners who need an awesome layering piece, UA has selected 8 essential items to carry you through the fall season.

My favourite selection is the Icon Pant. These versatile woven pants are proven to perform, and can go from morning run to a trip to the grocery store with their hidden cinch to turn them into crop pants! How clever!

I actually love the entire running outfit, with the UA Still Gotta Have It Bra in hyper green, and Cotton Charged Storm Marble hoodie in tusk. Everything flows really nicely with the entire outfit, and it is perfect for a runner who doesn't want to give in to the cooler weather just yet!

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Take the UA Sports Bras Quiz for the Perfect Fit!

Let' face it, finding a good fitting bra is a challenge. Finding a comfortable sports bra is even worse, well has been even worse up until now.

UA introduces the Sports Bra Quiz, to help you find the perfect fit for the girls.


Whether you need light support for Yoga, moderate support for spinning and kickboxing, or high impact support for us runners in the pack, UA has the perfect sports bra to keep you cool, comfortable and supported through your work out.

I took the quiz, and found that my perfect sports bra is the Under Armour Protegee


The Protegee features things that I have never seen in a sports bra. A front zip for easy on/off. Soft molded cups for a perfect fit, every time you wear it. Fits A-DD cup.

What is your perfect fit? Find out with the UA Sports Bra Quiz now!

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An Announcement Worthy of a Celebratory Run!

So yesterday on facebook and instagram, you may have seen this face


I had just gotten off a conference call and was SO EXCITED!

Then I went for a celebratory run, and ran my personal best!


So that good news that I've been dying to announce? Well this girl right here, she's now a Brand Ambassador and Affiliate for Under Armour!


What does this mean? Well, I'll be featuring their amazing running gear here on the blog, doing some seasonal gift guides for runners, help you find the perfect sports bra, and promote the UA message of being empowered, lacing up, and running!

Disclaimer: I am a brand ambassador with the Under Armour Affiliate Program. This post features my affiliate link.

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