If you’re wondering where the heck I’ve been lately… 1. OMG you noticed I was missing? Bless you. 2. I have a good excuse.

I’ve been running. For a period of my life, I ran every morning. My running route was my happy place and the only thing that chilled me out enough to focus on the rest of the day (aka sitting at a desk). I got away from this routine after moving to SF on top of my aforementioned huge ass hill. Running became a chore and I stopped doing it.

So this August I decided the only way to make myself do it is to sign up for a race. Cue the moment I made a training schedule in my bullet journal so I could not get out of this goal.

Why am I talking about this on a fashion blog? Because in August I also decided I wouldn’t buy any clothes for 6 months. The only time I’ve broken this is for 2 leggings and 2 sports bras at Athleta.

There is no time clothes make a bigger difference than when you’re running 13.1 miles in them. So it’s warranted, right? Riggghhttt?

My Athleta outfits seriously make me a better runner. I’m convinced of it. And they’re not boring or basic, which you know I’m all about. They have so many great patterns I had trouble narrowing it down. Hence why I ended up with four things:


So two weekends ago – the same weekend we moved, in fact, which I’ll post about soon – I ran a half marathon. The boyfriend did it with me THANK GAWD or else I wouldn’t have made it. Let’s just say there were lots of tears by mile 11…. But we did it!

And I swear my floral print leggings helped me. I actually heard a couple spectators talking about them (so fashionable tho). If you’re embarking on a new athletic adventure or just looking for some fitspiration for the holidays, I highly recommend getting yourself some work out clothes that feel like YOU.

Photos by Julia O Test Photography.

My nonbasic running wear picks.

 

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Becca Hawk

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