Waiting for January payday seems to be so painful. Every year. Reading all the posts about how to find your fitness motivation again and they're telling me new kit will get me back in the gym. I know this. But they clearly haven't seen my bank balance lately! Ha! ...So right now. I'm all about some affordable new kit for the new year to help me feel great.... and I think I've found just that at Next with their updated sportswear range, NX Sport, for 2016.
Kit For My First 2016 Miles
I have no shame in being honest about the fact that I haven't run outdoors in probably more than 6 months. I've done interval training now and then at classes but with my first race for the year coming up, it was time to get outdoors and remind my legs what they need to do! I picked the perfect outfit from Next to get outside...
Black Tech Full Leggings, £20 || Khaki Tech Vest, £10 || Fluro Yellow Tech Jacket, £30
All the pieces are made from moisture wicking fabrics and have the essential features (i.e a back pocket in the leggings and jacket, mesh panelling). The leg length is perfect for me (29" and I'm 5' 5"). The vest is super long, as you can see in the images but you can pull it up or down to a length that suits you! In this dull weather, there's nothing a little neon can't put right!
Way back in the day, when I had all the fitness qualifications (science-y ones) but not really any of the active experience, the Next catalogue was my go to for workout gear! They've always had a great selection and I am loving the fact that you only have to order before midnight to have your pieces delivered the very next day! No excuses now, eh?! They also sell all your typical big brands if you need a swoosh or 3 stripes ;)
It only made sense then, that when I started blogging, I joined the Next Bloggers Network. Not being a fashion, home decoration or overly lifestyle (other than fitness lifestyle) blogger means I don't get to share too often but this time, Fitness is at the top of the agenda (...erm, it is January, THE month that everyone declares they will get fit!).
If you're searching for your running mojo too, switch up the game! How about you...
...ditch the music for podcasts! I've blogged about 3 series you should download, right now!
...get back on track with a little treadmill masterclass!
...add some yoga to your routine with these 6 poses for runners!
With the mild weather back (for only a short time I'm sure), there's no time like the present to get back to pounding the pavement! I'll be at the London Winter Run on Sunday 31st January, getting prepped with my 6 day countdown guide which effectively starts today!
What new kit have you bought recently?! How have you motivated yourself to get back into running?!
p.s incase you're wondering, this post is not sponsored / I was not paid but I was provided with the kit. But you know me, all opinions are my very own ;)
p.p.s Before I go, just wanna say thank you to Georgina of Fitcetera who took all the awesome photo's in this post!