…is awesome. Who knew? Definitely not this girl who’s been living under a rock and forget how great that place is! Hello shopping snob right here! Old Navy is way more budget friendly than my Nike store or LuLu Lemon. Sigh.
But before I tell you all about why I am now going to buy all of my running clothes from Old Navy, let me share another internet gem with you.
Excluding the brief profanity, I was almost rolling on the floor laughing when I read ‘Cat Facts.’ Must. Try. That.
I’m way behind on my comment replies, so don’t worry, I will get caught up eventually! It’s been crazy around here lately, with starting a new job as well as having some fabulous car trouble on top of that. Eh, you win some, you lose some.
About that new job.
I love it. I love my office. I love my computer. I love my big window. I love that there is natural light all day long. I love that the sun shines in my window in the morning. I love that I can listen to music while I work. I love that I CAN FREAKING WEAR JEANS, while still looking nice of course. And I love what I’m doing and learning.
So. Much. Light! Ok, I’m a little obsessed with my office, but when you’ve been miserable in your job for years and unsure what you should be doing and feeling like you wasted your degree, and then you finally get a sweet office, you might revel in your excitement like a kid in a candy shop too!
I’m currently trying to adjust my mindset to learn a new content management system, as in the program where the websites are “built” and where information can be changed. So, think about WordPress, but bumped up about 100 notches in complicatedness, and ability. This is where the SEO changes are made, so I’m trying to learn how the program is organized, which is quite a bit different than something like WordPress. Since WordPress is really JUST a blog, this system is quite a bit more intricate. I’ll be making the main SEO changes on our client’s websites, as well as reporting on and interpreting their analytics…Google Analytics, Moz, etc. I’ve already learned lots of fun SEO tips within a few days of researching (and am carefully taking notes!) and really teaching myself what matters most, and I’m excited to keep learning more and really dive into what makes Google’s little robots happiest. SEO is constantly changing, but a lot of the foundations stay the same, so it’s a bit of strategy to decide what to focus on, and what works for each site! Just call me a nerd, I know, I know. But one day when I’m a whiz at SEO and SEM, you won’t be calling me a nerd 🙂
SEO isn’t going anywhere, that’s for sure, so I’m SO excited to have gotten myself into a field that is only going to continue to grow!
Ok, moving on.
Last night’s run was a late one. We got home a bit later than usual and by the time I got dinner prepped and out the door it was well past 7. I did 4 miles, a perfect mileage for a mid-week run and right on target with marathon training. The weather was perfect, cooler since the sun was almost down, and if I hadn’t needed to hurry home to finish dinner I would have added on another 2 mile loop. I need to remember to run at this time every night!
NEGATIVE SPLIT! That doesn’t happen often, but when it does I’m extra excited. I walked for a minute or two to get water between mile 3 and 4, so my last lap is way off. I wore my ridiculously bright pink pro compression socks, and I’m glad I did because my last mile was almost completely in the dark, and these socks are like mini reflectors! And again, there’s just something about running at night that I love. I feel like I’m running off the day’s worries and stress, and enjoying the last few moments of light, really feeling like I got the most out of my day!
Active by Old Navy Running Top
I haven’t shopped at Old Navy in years, and this week I’ve gone twice! I went on a whim to pick up a couple cheap tops for work and their workout gear caught my eye. I scoped out their yoga pants (must go back for these!), workout capris, tank tops (on sale btw!), and wicking shirts before I saw these guys hanging up! I am usually lacking in the long sleeve running shirt department because I always convince myself that those tops are either too expensive or I’ll just layer and I don’t need them. And then I tried this top on and now I just might order it in every color. My usual go-to cool weather top outfit is a wicking base layer with a real thin fleece pullover on top. I know, running in any type of fleece is probably breaking so many rules of running, but TNF TKA pullovers have always been the perfect amount of warmth around here. But now, the Active by Old Navy Running Top might be my new go-to!
I had Adam snap some fancy iPhone poorly lit photos for me so I could show you how this top fits! Ignore the sweaty, post run look. I know it’s so flattering.
It’s tailored so you don’t look boxy in it, has a collar that I’m sure you could pop if you so desired, it felt like the perfect tightness, and IT HAS MONKEY HOLES! Monkey Holes are the thumb slits in the sleeves. AKA the best feature ever.
The best part? These tops are only $24.95 in store, and 2 of the colors are $17.50 online.
I have on the size small. The extra small might actually fit me better though because the sleeves were actually a little too long, but I’m worried the XS would be too tight and I couldn’t wear a layer underneath if I wanted to. So, I guess these run pretty true to size?
Do you run at night or are you an early riser, crazy person? Have you tried any of Old Navy’s Active line?