My Favorite Workout Leggings WITH POCKETS

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This is not my butt. Just wanted to make sure that was super clear. However, these leggings do make my actual butt look almost this good because these are magical leggings.

Let me start back at the beginning though… my search for the perfect leggings.

I have leggings. I have multiple pairs of leggings.

Some are okay, some are terrible and some are fantastic… but have no pockets. And why do I need a pocket, you may ask? Well, a couple months ago I decided to start each weekday by going on a walk around my neighborhood before work. I throw on my workout clothes, push ‘start’ on my iWatch, hit ‘play’ on my Spotify playlist on my phone, and walk. And it’s great!

It helps me feel less achy throughout the day and I like starting the day with a little bit of exercise. Since Jack’s been home with me, he walks with me… and I like that too, because he’s adorable and apparently in the mornings his brain is filled with SO MANY questions and I love to hear what’s going on in his head.

Anywho… as I mentioned, I like to listen to Spotify on my iPhone while I walk. Which means, I like to stick my phone in my pocket so I can be hands-free while also moving and grooving. Which brings me to my quest for leggings with pockets.

Not just leggings with pockets, but flattering AND comfortable leggings with pockets.

Like Goldilocks, they had to be juuuuussst right. They had to suck me in, but not too much. I wanted them calf length – not bike shorts length or ankle length. And they couldn’t be super expensive, because $60 – 80 for workout leggings is a bit crazy.

Which brings us to the perfect leggings: IUGA high waisted yoga pants. They are $21.95 and they come in a bunch of colors, but I own the space dye purple  and the space dye gray. I think the slight pattern makes them even more flattering. The high waist is perfect for yanking up over my tummy and once you have them on, they don’t budge at all.

And the best part… pockets.

I mean, they make my butt look fantastic too. But really, it’s all about the pockets. I slide my housekey into my left pocket, and stick my phone in my right pocket and I’m good to go.

Laundering instructions say to put them inside out before washing, which I do. I then wash them in the machine with cold water and let them hang dry. I’ve been alternating between the two pairs all summer and they still look perfect.

So, if you’ve also been wanting some reasonably-priced, flattering leggings WITH POCKETS… I highly recommend these!

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I’m Curious: Are you going back to the gym?

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With Maryland’s coronavirus numbers slowly decreasing, most of the state has fully moved into the second tier of the reopening plan. This means that fitness centers and gyms are allowed to reopen at a limited capacity. Our gym has been closed since March and fees have been frozen since April, so this means we would be able to start going to the gym this month and would pay our monthly fee again July 1st.

We are still in the middle of a pandemic, so they have made some changes. Members must wear a face mask upon entering and exiting the club. Members are encouraged to wear face coverings while exercising “if able to do so safely” or should increase the distance between themselves and others. Staff members will wear face coverings. They encourage members to wipe down their machines and weights before they use them. They are limiting the number of people who do group fitness classes so that the rooms are less full.

But here’s the thing; those small changes… yeah, they are not enough for me.

I just can’t imagine feeling comfortable going to the gym and hopping on a machine near/around some stranger who is huffing and puffing and sweating their potential virus germs all over the place.

And sure, maybe I can go to a machine without many people around. But what about when I’m in the middle of my workout and someone comes and starts working out near me. Huffing. Puffing. Sweating. We all deal with this normally, but with the coronavirus still out there killing people… NOPE.

We have been on a Stay at Home order for months now. We are STILL in the middle of a pandemic. States who have rushed their reopening plan are currently reporting record high numbers of coronavirus.

I DO NOT feel comfortable going to a gym right now.

However, when I look at the gym’s Facebook page the comments are full of people saying how they can’t wait to come back. There is person after person commenting about how happy they are that the gym is FINALLY open again.

And now I want to hear from you… are you comfortable with going back to the gym?

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The 2019 Wayfarer’s Annapolis 10k

We did it again! Well, mostly. Kind of.

Over the weekend, my friend Lindsey and I did the Wayfarer’s 10k in Annapolis. We ran it last year (read it here) and had a great time, so when it came up this year we immediately signed up.

Last year the race premium was a backpack and this year it was… FANNY PACKS!

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How adorable is that?!

Our 2018 Wayfarer’s 10k was our fastest of the year, but this year we didn’t do as well.

I mean, we had the same amount of FUN — maybe even more — but health wise I wasn’t feeling great. I had two more moles removed a couple days before (the dermatologist flagged them as potentially being melanoma) and one of them was in that sensitive area where the back of your leg meets your butt. I didn’t even know that one was coming off, so it wasn’t until afterwards where I had the thought that this might make a 6.5 mile run uncomfortable. Add on top of that some lady cramps, and I was NOT feeling the run.

No biggie though, Lindsey and I decided to power-walk it and maybe jog a little if the police pacer car at the end got a little too close.

Yeah, that pacer car was STRESSING US OUT! We were just trying to chat and walk darn it! Unlike the Across the Bay 10k, the Wayfarer’s 10k had a faster pace. So, we decided to take a little shortcut through an Annapolis side street.

We ended up cutting off about ½ mile and it was just enough that we could power-walk the rest of the race without the pace car annoying us.  

My stitches were a bit sore for the rest of the day, but they felt much better than if I had powered through and ran the whole race. As it was, we had a super fun, fantastic time!

Afterwards we went and ate an amazingly delicious (and unhealthy) breakfast and did some consignment shopping. You can see a sneak peak of what I bought here:

I think we will definitely sign up for the Wayfarer’s 10k again next year. It’s a fun course and the premiums and medals are great. I’ll be sure to schedule any surgeries AFTER the run though!

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