Today: My fairy WODmother. {and a Reebok #getafterit giveaway}

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]The downside to being an adult is that when something breaks, you sort of need to fix it (or in many cases, have it fixed… because you don’t always know how to repair machines).  Our water heater peaced it on Monday night, making for several cold showers, one very hot shower taken at my parents’ house, an excessive use of deodorant (I am convinced cold showers do nothing other than lower one’s core temperature), and some general crankiness this week.  On Thursday night, we came home to a freshly replaced water heater… aaaand a freshly broken kitchen sink.  The plummer giveth, and the plummer taketh away.  And he leaveth dirty footprints and greasy paper towels all over thine condo.

I don’t really understand how any of this happened.  I just know that it annoyed me.  And that I got a headache.  I fought the temptation to wallow and I checked the mail instead.  Of my many quirks, an obsessive need to check the mail is right up there with my obsessive need to check the weather.  Incidentally, I don’t think it was supposed to rain on Friday.  But it did.  With just twenty-one days until we get married, I live for the sight of a response card (or twelve) tucked in among the bills and magazines.  Thursday night’s mail was slim on responses, but included a package from Reebok.   I like to think of the brand as my Fairy WODmother.  I opened the box to find two new CrossFit Tri Blend tops, one with short sleeves and the other with long sleeves.  This was just the kick in the pants short shorts I needed to get out of the faucet-less condo, and into the box.

Both tops fit perfectly.  I tend to wear tank tops to class, but knowing that the garage door at our box would be open, the temperature is dropping, and I was still recovering from my last cold shower– I opted for the grey long sleeve.  It’s lightweight but still warm, it stayed dry throughout a tough workout, didn’t itch at all, and was really comfortable.  I had my first attempt at rope climbs last night, and I think wearing long sleeves definitely helped protect my arms.  I added a whole 25lbs. to my high bar box squat PR (since my first attempt two months ago), cranked through 100 kettle bell swings and 50 ring dips (with a blue band).  As I’ve said before, the clothes don’t make the athlete, hard work does… but wearing perfectly fitting, high performing fabrics definitely helps.  Need proof?  Ask me about the time I ran a 10k with a wedgie.  Needless to say, I can’t wait to break out the short sleeve top this weekend.

Because my Fairy WODmother is extra generous, I have a little something to share.  If you were at Healthy Living Summit 2012, Fit Bloggin or other events, you may have seen the Reebok team outfitted in eye-catching  #getafterit shirts.  These shirts are now available for men and women online, and I have one women’s top (size M)  to giveaway.  To enter, please let a comment below.  I will select a random winner at the end of the day on Tuesday.

UPDATE:  This giveaway is now closed.   Congratulations, Caroline!  And many thanks to everyone who entered.


Caroline: I saw so many #getafterit’s at the Tufts 10k…even tried keeping pace with one (literally got after it)! I would love to sport my own…thanks!

[For the record: I received these Reebok products at no cost.  I was not compensated for my review of these items, and my opinions are entirely my own.  I write about brands I respect and enjoy, and Reebok fits this criteria.]

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How are you planning to get after it this week?

48 thoughts on “Today: My fairy WODmother. {and a Reebok #getafterit giveaway}

  1. I would love one of these tops! I was following Fit Bloggin on twitter, and was a wee bit jealous I wasn’t there when I saw these awesome shirts on everyones Instagrams!

  2. The shirt looks like it fits well. Is it true to size? I hate it when I order shirts and they are sized crazy. Also, is is stretchy material? Is there any spandex in it? Thanks for additional information. And ouch about the 10k. Not fun! Congrats on your upcoming wedding! 🙂

  3. You are kicking some serious CrossFit butt! And while I know I’m going to miss our occasional boxing sessions at Welch’s, I think a new WO shirt is just what I need to wear to my new gym in my new apartment complex 😉

  4. Yay for the PR! And definitely second on performance wicking making all the difference. I had to go to the gym in a cotton shirt yesterday due to laundry failure, and it made me want to cry.

  5. This my last long run week before tapering for my 2nd half marathon – planning on getting on it tomorrow on the trails!

  6. ugh don’t you hate when repair people leave mess?! then I feel bad that i’m annoyed since whatever was broken is now fixed. cute shirt, i’d wear for some of my final nyc marathon trying runs!

  7. I saw so many #getafterit’s at the Tufts 10k…even tried keeping pace with one (literally got after it)! I would love to sport my own…thanks!

  8. If I’m not a crossfitter, can I still wear that shirt? Also, just curious, how did you start building a relationship with Reebok? Did they find you, or did you reach out to them? That shirt looks way cute!

  9. Nice! I was wondering were to find the Reebok Crossfit attire-can you get it at the Reebok Outlet?
    I would love the womans Med!!

  10. Cute shirt and thanks for doing this giveaway! A girl can never have enough gym shirts 🙂

    What a frustrating situation, especially right before your wedding. As much as it would be nice to own a house, stories like this make me happy to still live in an apartment. I hope that’s the end of your appliance difficulties!

  11. I totally agree with you when it comes to your athletic wear! I do CrossFit/Yoga and I remember during one Bikram class I just couldn’t concentrate because my durn tank top strap kept falling. Its the little things I tell ya.

  12. I totally agree with you when it comes down to choosing the right athletic wear! Along with CrossFit I practice yoga and there is nothing more annoying than doing Warrior Pose with a tank strap that won’t stay up. I couldn’t concentrate!

  13. Hi. This is my first time reading your blog…which I happen to enjoy very much! Thank you for sharing the long sleeved tee with us. I want to win the free giveaway today! Yeaaaa! 🙂

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