6:02: The time she wakes up to go to the gym in the morning
6:02: The time she leaves work at night to attend her spin class
6:02: The miles she aspires to run, or beat
It’s crazy how closely this SIX:02 brand statement describes my life while training for a race. I’m often running from the office to a fitness class at COB. And last weekend’s long run was a 10K. However, my morning runs start around 6:30-6:45, not 6:02. I’m still working on that sleep schedule thing. New to SIX:02? It’s a women’s retailer under the Foot Locker umbrella that carries all major brands, including Nike, Under Armour, Reebok, Adidas, etc (all conveniently categorized online). SIX:02 has nine stores right now, including locations in Stamford, CT, and Willowbrook, NJ. The brand encourages every woman to take time for herself – whatever that looks like for her. Like me, SIX:02 believes in balance between working hard and taking the time to reward yourself.
I don’t often give a play-by-play of my life on the blog, but I think this past weekend is an excellent example of the balance I strive to keep in my life. Every weekend includes 2-3 workouts for me. On Friday I took my first SLT class, and on Sunday I took my first Lyons Den Power Yoga class (review soon). However, my Saturday long run, arguably the most important workout of the weekend, didn’t happen. I don’t like to make excuses, but I had spent the day at Microsoft’s headquarters with 100 college students for the She’s the First leadership summit. I was filled with inspiration but lacking energy. After carefully considering the decision, I threw on a pair of cutoffs and headed solo to my favorite local restaurant for meatballs, pasta, and two cocktails. Followed by an ice cream cone. Happy heart. I spent Sunday morning taking pictures of this outfit, courtesy of SIX:02, with my friend Sam in Central Park. We walked, talked, and shot for hours before grabbing a smoothie and walking me to my second day at the leadership summit. I concluded the weekend with my first hot yoga class in these Tiger Tights. I’ve said it before: You can do anything but not everything. I’m committed to training for my second half marathon, but I also know that I perform best when I’m well rested, well fed, and well loved. And don’t worry, I was up at 6:30 running again this morning.
Photography by Samantha Emrich
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SIX:02 provided me with this outfit, but I was in no way
compensated to review it on my blog. These are honest opinions.