Fresh Foam New Balance

Today’s look is featured in one of my favorite New Balance hues for spring workout gear-toxic!  It can be easy to fall into a rut with your workout routine, always going to the same gym and doing the same exercises day after day.  When the weather starts to warm up I’m always anxious to jump back outside and start mixing up my routine a bit.  The first way of coping with this is naturally to buy bright and fun workout clothes, like these gems from New Balance!

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One of my old standby “non-gym” routines is running stairs.  I vividly recall a family vacation to Hawaii during which my dad would come knocking on the kids’ hotel room bright and early in the morning and round us all up for “Camp Hummer” to make sure we got some sort of fitness in for the day.  Sometimes these activities involved something exciting like hiking a volcano.  Other times they were just finding some stairs at the hotel that we could run up and down, only slightly inconveniencing the other patrons, before we could eat our body weight in waffles at the hotel brunch buffet.  Running stairs is a great way to spice up your workout, with the added benefit of keeping you from weezing when walking up stairs in day to day life ;).  My dad continued this tradition in finding stairs at the local high school or the Wachusett Dam to send us racing up after we got back from vacation, and it just stuck!

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Outfit Details – Top: New Balance | Capris: New Balance | Sneakers: New Balance

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Hump Day!

xo, C

Made to Move

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I wanted to start today’s post by saying what an absolute dream and honor it is to be an affiliate of such a strong and prominent Boston brand as New Balance.  Their new headquarters in Brighton is an innovative and architectural treasure, and I love supporting a brand who advocates philanthropy and social responsibility, while being environmentally conscious and committed to making their shoes in the US.  Above all, I wholeheartedly agree with their core value: we were born to move.

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Always innovating to find ways to keep us comfortable and motivated, the New Balance items I have featured here are all equipped with the proper technology from cushioning to mesh to keep you inspired to push yourself to the next level.  Once I decided on my sneakers, I did a quick search for the ‘Dragonfly’ color to see what I could match up with them (obviously), and I ultimately decided on this Marathon tee that I love, it’s a bit more fun and different than all of my other workout tops!  I also love these shorts, this tank, and this short sleeve top!

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Now for the most exciting part of today’s post.  For the month of April, New Balance is offering the most amazing tiered sale through affiliate influencers so you can stock up on all of your fitness must haves for spring!

10% off orders over $75 with code ‘UMBRELLA’

15% off orders over $125 with code ‘SHOWERS’

20% off orders over $175 with code ‘PUDDLES’

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Outfit Details – Tee: New Balance | Tights: New Balance | Sneakers: New Balance

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Run Happy

Fitbit, Brooks Running Shoes Brooks Pureflow 4 Running Shoes Brooks Running Shoes Women's Running Apparel on The Sol Compass Navy and Pink Brooks Running Shoes

Anyone who knows me will tell you that one of my very favorite things is being outside.  My love of sunshine inspired the name of this blog and I am always trying to find new ways to enjoy time in nature.  One of the original reasons I adopted running as a main source of exercise is because it allows me to spend time outside on any given day, when an all day hike (one of my all-time favorite activities) may not be an option.

As I started to run further distances more frequently, I started to realize what I valued most in a running shoe.  The most important factor to me by far is having a lightweight shoe, but I also wanted to find one that supported me enough that I wouldn’t accidentally twist my ankle on a trail.  The Brooks Pureflow has been my dream shoe- it’s snug and secure enough that I feel agile and comfortable running on trails, but lightweight enough that I don’t lose any speed.  If you aren’t sure what shoe would be best for you, you can try out the Brooks Shoe Finder and answer a few easy questions and watch the magic unfold to find your perfect running shoe!

One of the other main workout items I like to invest in are exercise pants.  Nike makes some of my favorite running capris and while they can sometimes reach really outrageous prices, I have definitely found ones I love for under $50.  I always watch the Nike website for sales, but I’ve also found great deals at Dick’s Sporting Goods and Nike Factory Stores.  One of the greatest things about shopping for workout gear is that you always need it, and the lines between seasons can blur a little bit- so you can always wait for things to go on sale or find a good deal somewhere.

Part of my pursuit to live an active and healthy lifestyle has led to my embrace of a Fitbit.  While this slate blue rubber band may not be the most eye-catching item I’ve featured on the blog, its use far outweighs any other ‘bracelet’ I have ever worn.  I love keeping track of how much I’ve walked during the day, and the reminder to get up and move if I’ve been sitting all day long.  A great feature of the Fitbit app that I love is the ability to track your exercise, calories, sleep, and water intake as well; depending on which of those areas you’re looking to improve in.  I primarily use the sleep and water functions, since those are two areas I am actively trying to improve in.  There are all sorts of Fitbit options, depending on your priorities, but there really is one for everyone!  I have had my eye on the beautiful Tory Burch Fitbit bracelets for a while now to finally turn this functional piece into a fashionable one as well!

Brooks Running on The Sol Compass My favorite running gear on the blog Run Happy with Brooks Running

Outfit Details- Tee: Brooks | Capris: Nike | Sneakers: Brooks | Wristband: Fitbit

Thanks so much for reading! Hope your week is off to a great start!

xo, C