Last Tuesday night I had the pleasure of attending a New Balance Girl’s Night Out event at their Boylston Street store. This is a free event for women in the Boston area and is a different kind of happy hour. It’s perfect for girls looking to get a workout in, meet new friends and have a little fun.
New Balance Boylston St. Store
I attended solo knowing that I’d see quite a few other bloggers I know and would have the pleasure of finally meeting Athena from Fitness and Feta in real life. The theme of the event was self expression so we had the choice of choosing our own workouts. Flywheel was there offering a spin class right on the sidewalk in front of the store, there was a group run using the GNO app and Equinox offered a class. I chose to attend the Equinox class as spinning isn’t really my thing and I thought it would be fun to mix up my workouts!
Rachel Chemerynski of Healthy Chicks Welcoming Us
The class at Equinox was tough but fun! We sweated it out on their roof deck and did a 45 minute HIIT workout. The workout used only our body weight and I knew within the first two minutes I was going to feel it on Wednesday and I sure did! Our instructor was great- she was intense but fun. It was my first time doing a workout like this and I appreciated the combination of upper body work, planks and legs in addition to strength and agility. It was a perfect class to mix up my workouts with!
After the class we headed back to the New Balance store for refreshments and snacks. They had a great spread of finger foods, cold drinks and mocktails. It was so fun to meet some other local bloggers and chat it up with Athena. She’s great and it felt like we’d known each other so long even though it was our first time meeting in person! Also fun? Checking out all the awesome New Balance gear. The swag bags were great too! They gave us cute little totes and you could customize your own workout towel!
The New Balance Girls Night Out was the perfect way to get my workout for the day in and meet new girl’s with similar interests! Keep you eyes peeled on the website for more events to be posted! And for those not in the Boston area, you can find similar events in New York, Chicago, Santa Monica and Falmouth, MA! Also follow #NBGNO for live tweets and photos from events!
Tell me, would you attend a New Balance Girls Night Out?
Women. We love to work out, we love to give our workouts all we’ve got and we all know we like to look good doing it. That’s what Heart Sweat Lipstick is all about. It’s no secret I love to run or hit the mat and get a good sweat in and I love looking my best. Yes, in years past you could’ve called me a lulu-head and these days I can’t get enough Athleta. I love getting ready for race day with a new running outfit and crossing the finish line feeling my best.
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Heart Sweat Lipstick Dri-Fit
Heart Sweat Lipstick Stickers
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And speaking of workouts, I’m finally back on track. The holidays definitely threw me for a loop, throw in a snow storm and freezing cold temperatures it’s the perfect storm to miss more than a few runs. Usually once I start missing runs I feel really bad about it but then as time goes on I embrace the extra downtime and I don’t feel so bad. Eventually I really miss my runs and start itching to get back out running. I never go too long without a run!
Monday morning I started the week off right with an easy 3.5 miles. The air was cold but smelled and felt delicious and since it’s been over a week since the storm has passed the side walks were finally cleared. It felt good to get my run on! My pace wasn’t anything spectacular but I felt good and that is what counts.
My goal is to get back to running 3 or 4 days a week. This past month I was only running about 2 days a week. Even though I’m not training for anything particular I still like to be consistent with my runs and just reduce the mileage if necessary. To me it’s easier to bump up my mileage on each run a little bit at a time rather than adding more running days to my training plan. I’ll likely end up running a half this spring so I’d like to have a good base for whatever 2013 brings. Today was the perfect start to the year. I’ll be back out there tomorrow morning for another solid run!
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