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Monday, January 14, 2013

Saddle Sore

Yesterday, I went to spinning class at the Y, in my fabulous gear. Before/After:

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Yeah, I pretty much felt like death warmed over when I was done, and I only got through half the class! Even with the gel seat-pad, I still wound up with sore "sit bones" on Monday. Ah well... will just have to keep at it.

At least I got a compliment on my color combinations from a prosecutor (female) this morning. I feel a bit chagrined that I neglected to get a shot of today's outfit "all together" to show it properly. I will say that I thought it looked pretty decent with the jacket on.

I decided to keep the "base" of the outfit brown, with only the top and jacket using the "pop" color. I chose this embellished tee as an under-layer to the sleeveless shell:

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So I chose brown glass earrings to complement the shiny bead trim on the underlayer tee:



Note to self: next time, tuck the under-layer shirt IN!

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Hmmm... getting snug... I guess it will be a bit before I retry this combination due to fit issues.

 I actually wore dark brown trouser socks with these today, rather than the stockings shown:



Workout tank and cheapo sports bra: Wal-Mart
Pedal-pushers: Fashion Bug
Clip shoes: Nike via Breakaway Bicycles in Kalamazoo, MI
Padded bike gloves: BG via Breakaway Bicycles in Kalamazoo, MI
Special bicycling sox: Pearl Izumi via Breakaway Bicycles in Kalamazoo, MI

I guess you figured out that I bought the specialized equipment all at once! The clip-in shoes take pressure off the ball of the foot, and also allow me to pull UP when pedaling, for a more effective workout. The socks wick nicely, and the gloves keep the pressure on hands from becoming intolerable.

The dork that I am, I wanted all blue to match my shoes, but had to settle for pink-and-blue bicycle gear....

Shell: Croft & Barrow via Goodwill
Shirt: Limited via Freeda's purge pile
Jacket: VanHeusen outlet
Earrings: Kalamazoo Institute of Art
Pants: Lane Bryant
Shoes: Trotters via DeGaetano's in Hornell, NY

6 comments:

  1. i don't think i've ever owned cute work out clothes. i usually look like a slob. very pretty lace detailing on the top, and the bow on the shoe.

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  2. Good for you getting back on the workout train. I am too. I rejoined the gym (I may have already mentioned it) and I'm going to Zumba class. I want to try spin but I fear the dreaded sore sit bones! Oh well....I will give it a shot!

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  3. Congrats on working out. I've been working out with Zumba at home and doing the FIRM. Your earrings and the lace in the blouse is gorgeous.

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  4. Congrats on your work out. Personally I think spinning is cruel. Not that I tried it. My knees already ache when I think of it. Maybe I should get on our crosstrainer before we throw it out in the cellar. 5 minutes should be doable :)
    xo

    glamDevils

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  5. I love those earrings! Spin class can be hell on the bottom. I always stand up and pedal whenever it gets to be too much...to relieve the pressure.

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  6. I work out in private because I get too self-conscious. I haven't worked out at all this year. Eek!!

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