Wednesday, 20 February 2013
So we've all definitely given up on our fitness New Year's Resolutions, yeah? Thought so. Slippery devils, fitness resolutions - especially when the new year in question goes and dumps a hundred truckloads of snow on you. Twice.
The good news is it's brightening up nicely now, and spring is impatiently trying to squeeze through so hard I think it might sulk and rain the whole season if winter doesn't get out of the way soon. (Please don't, spring. I need you.)
While it's sunny and not bone-shiveringly cold, I'm determined to get outside and get running for the first time in... ever. Topshop have spurred me on further with a characterful range of joggers that outshines all its competitors, with bells on. And nearly all of these are only £25. Kerching!
That check burgundy pair above? I'm all over them. Bright colours, and a design that's trendy enough to make me feel a bit less like I'm on Jeremy Kyle, without being so overly self-aware they make people point and laugh.
The graffiti print joggers have the same skinny style as the check print ones - so they're comfy without looking too baggy. Plus I can pretend I'm a bit 'street' even though I'm terrified of the yoot.
Perhaps these new-in nerd joggers would be more appropriate, thinking about it. Besides, I really like the colour. If I wanted to be a total dweeb I could buy them with a '5 6 7 8' pattern instead, and we all know I'd be unashamedly listening to Steps on my iPod while I ran (probably away from the aforementioned yoot).
Although somewhat more 2012 than 2013, I'm still in love with the bird-print thing - and these swallow print joggers are no exception.
These tie-dye joggers are the only ones that aren't £25. They're a sneaky £28, but look at the pretty colours! Imagine when you've been jogging for about six months so you get a bit less beetroot-coloured in the face region, and the crunchy autumn leaves you're running through match the colour of your joggers. That's romance, that.
Lastly, if you like your comic-book style with a healthy dose of subtle, then how about the comic burnout joggers? Grey enough to match whatever trainers you decide on (more on them soon) but with all the BOOMs and explosions you could ever want.
Have I spurred anyone into exercise? Do I get my own DVD now?