Hey party people!
This weekend Old Navy was having 40% off their fitness clothing, and yesterday their running shorts were $5 each! Since I’ve been getting active again, I thought this would be a good time to stock up on some much needed (and fashionable) exercise gear! (PS- Old Navy did not pay me to do this post. These opinions are my own)
These active tops were only $7 a piece so I picked up a few. I really love working out in t-shirts (never tank tops), and since these are moisture wicking, too, I felt like I couldn’t go wrong with these. After I made my purchase, I came home and went for a walk/jog, and I was able to job about half a mile longer. It’s baby steps, people, but I’m pretty sure it was due to the more breathable and lightweight fabric.
I also bought a pair of compression capris. I’ve never worn athletic pants this tight before – typically if I wear pants I go for yoga pants which are a bit looser, but I’ve read some other blogs which have recommended them. Since they were on sale, I thought I’d give them a go. They are actually very comfortable, and I like the wide waistband. I’m not sure I’d wear them in public like I do yoga pants, but they were definitely good for biking!
Since my husband has been out of town for the last few days for work, my friend Chad and I decided to do our weekly Saturday bike ride by ourselves. We started at the Katy Trail near SMU, and when we got to the end, we decided to do a “Choose your own Adventure” and bike a few miles and then decide which way we wanted to go. We ended up taking a pretty sweet ride around downtown Dallas. Our first stop was Pioneer Plaza where all the huge cattle are.
We then headed towards Main Street Garden where the City of Dallas has installed part of their new marketing plan “Big Things Happen Here”. Chad wanted to take a picture with the “Big” sign, so I hopped in, too!
From Main Street Gardens, we continued down Main Street to Deep Ellum which is a part of Dallas being revitalized. It was pretty neat to see all the new businesses going in. We made a turn and headed towards Fair Park and East Dallas where we stopped at the Jubilee Center to re-fill on water. By this point we had biked about 8 miles and I was getting exhausted – especially knowing we had to bike all the way back to the cars.
We decided to turn up Munger/Greenville Avenue to bike up the rest of the way. Which – is completely uphill the whole way, I might add. We stopped on lower Greenville at Blue Goose for some grub. Looking back I wish we would’ve eaten AFTER we completed our ride, because the last 3 miles biking on a full stomach was miserable.
Our ride ended up being a little over 14 miles, even though it seemed much longer than that. Riding through down town there was a lot of stop-and-go because of the crosswalks and pedestrians we had to navigate around.
According to Map my Ride, I burned about 1,200 calories. I definitely earned that mexican lunch at Blue Goose! And I definitely slept like a baby last night!
What did y’all do this weekend!?