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Gap Fit Workout Apparel

Hello hello!

Thanks for everyone’s encouraging words regarding my “injury” predicament and search for new shoes!

Your positive vibes paid off, and last night I went for a 5K in my new Brooks Ghost 6’s and new custom orthotics, and I felt GREAT!

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Seriously, it was as if my legs had been replaced. Pure joy. Crossing all fingers and toes that this fixes things enough to make it through the marathon, and that when I add more milage the tendon pain is either gone or substantially less! I didn’t feel anything last night, but I only did 3.1. So far, so good though! Woo!

I did the first 2 at 8:57 pace, then the last mile I split into two half miles at 8:34 pace and 8:14 pace. It felt good to run fast again!

brooks womens ghost 6 and st. jude memphis marathon shirt 2013

Side note- when will race directors finally learn to order GENDER SPECIFIC race day shirts?! Guh. All my shirts look like dresses on me! The sleeves fall way past my hands when I hold my arms down, too. Cough cough, St. Jude Memphis Marathon…please please order mens and womens shirts next year!

If you’re curious what my orthotics look like, and why I rave about them so much, here’s a peeksy.

custom orthotics for running shoes

The foot naturally has THREE arches…bet you didn’t know that! I sure didn’t until a few weeks ago. (You can learn more at the Foot Levelers website). You can kind of tell in this picture if you look closely, but there’s the arch we all know, then under the ball of your foot, and the outside of your foot. Can you see the different levels on the grey orthotics? Those are there to realign my posture and position everything correctly. Remember that crazy picture I showed you the other day about how my balance is way off kilter? Just imagine how good it feels to be EVEN. Ah, it’s like a breathe of fresh air. Now, the hot pink inserts on the bottom right are the ones that come with all shoes. Completely flat, minus the slight “arch”. These are standard in all shoes, and when you take them out of your shoes you’ll be surprised at how flat the inside of your shoe actually is.

If you don’t have access to custom orthotics, Super Feet make high-quality insoles that are way better than the insoles that come with your shoes!

Now for some fun!

For Christmas, my mom bought me a cute new workout/running/lounge outfit from Gap. I had been eyeing some GapFit items for a while and had pinned a few on my Sweet Miles Pinterest board. I finally tried them on last night and loved them so much I thought I’d show you how they fit!

First up, GapFit gBalance pants, True Black, Small Regular

GapFit gBalance yoga pants

They have a flair bottom opening, and the waistband can fold to however you like it! They’re super comfortable, a tad long on me (I’m 5′ 4″) but I figure if they shrink any in the wash they’ll be fine.

GapFit black yoga pants

And the best part? They’re ONLY $39.50! Compared to lululemon ~$100 yoga pants, that’s not a bad deal!

gapfit workout pants

Looks like small and medium is sold out online, but I didn’t have any trouble finding them in stores!

Next up, GapFit Breathe Long-Sleeve T

GapFit gBalance pants

Yep, that’s a butt pic. Come on girls, everyone knows the best part about yoga pants is the butt. Don’t lie.

The top comes in several colors, and the pink color I got looks much more pink in person than on the website. It’s actually called “neon coral volt.” AND it has thumb-holes! My. Favorite.

GapFit Breathe Long Sleeve T

I am wearing a Small, but I think I could have managed an XS. The shirt itself is a tad long, but I like that it covers more of my butt for when I’m wearing running tights! It’s super soft and light weight, would be a good layer for fall or early spring for sure!

This shirt will run you $29.95. (But if you bought it on Black Friday like mom and I you can snag an even sweeter deal!)

GapFit Breathe Running Top in Pink

She doesn’t look very thrilled to be wearing this top. But I can assure you it’s fantastic!

Have you tried anything from the GapFit workout line? Β Do you wear orthotics or nicer insoles in your running shoes?Β 

Oh yea, and this happened yesterday! I was brought on board to be a Blogger Ambassador for the Nashville Hot Chocolate 15/5K on February 15th! More to come.

nashville hot chocolate 15K and 5K 2014

Don’t forget to ‘like’ Sweet Miles on Facebook if you haven’t yet! I keep forgetting to promote it!

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    Ganeeban
    December 19, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Good to know you like the GapFit stuff. My cousin and I were debating the items on Black Friday. They looked cute and they were half off (at the time). Thumb holes are the BEST!
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    Marcia (@TooCuteRunner)
    December 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I LOVE that top! The color is gorgeous too! I might have to do some shopping with my Christmas money. By the way, can you be my official blog photographer? Seriously, your pictures are clear and mine look like a 3 year old was running down the hall with a camera. LOL But seriously, I can offer you nothing and you would have to move to small town Illinois, not appealing? Congrats on the Blog Ambassador!! Awesome to hear right before the holidays! If I don’t see you before that, HAVE A HAPPY XMAS AND NEW YEAR!!!!
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    Ashley
    December 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    So glad that the pain seems to be going away!! And your outfit is absolutely adorable πŸ™‚

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    Anna @ Running On Plenty
    December 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Look at that booty pants shot! Love it. I’m OBSESSED with GapFit pants! (and I think you are in my brain – check ROP on Monday, lol) I found some eggplant tights that were to die for! I’m so glad you ran pain free!!! And, as always, I’m super jelly of your great photographs.
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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    December 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    That top is super bute. I haven’t bought anything from Gap in a really long time. I actually love shirts with super long sleeves cause my hands always get cold haha.
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    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    December 19, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    You are so cute! I really like the shirt!
    I’ve tried a few things from the GapFit line and they fit nice.

    Congrats on the Hot Chocolate race ambassadorship!

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    Cailee @http://hellohealthyeating.com
    December 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Oh these look like some great finds!! I love yoga pants and those sleeves that come long!! Love them!! πŸ™‚

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    Christine@ Apple of My Eye
    December 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    LOVE the outfit! And I agree, the yoga pant butt is what I’m spending my money for ;). You look fantastic!

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    Cecilia @ MommiesRun
    December 20, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I am a huge gap fit fan! The clothes a re great quality and feel great on runs!

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    Martha
    January 13, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    What cute workout clothes! I finally decided to get myself some cute workout clothes to motivate myself to exercise more. Funny how that helps! πŸ™‚
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