I confessed a while back that I haven't been the best at getting dressed all day. I told you guys that 50% of my day is spent in my pajamas. What I didn't tell you is that the other 50% is usually spent in my work out gear.
I shared with you all my workout routine when Jeremy and I were training to hike up to Everest Base Camp. The goal was to build up my legs as much as possible so that at high altitude when my lungs were failing me, my legs wouldn't - they would know what to do and take over. And they did. Since returning from Nepal my new goal is to build overall strength but specifically in my upper body.
My new routine typically looks something like this:
Monday: Spin / Cycle
Tuesday: AM - Run 3 miles (outside); PM - P90X (Chest and Back + Abs OR Chest, Shoulders and Triceps + Abs)
Wednesday: AM - Spin / Cycle + Abs; AND/OR PM - P90X Plyometrics (jump training)
Thursday: AM - Run 3 miles (outside); PM - P90X (Shoulders and Arms OR Back and Biceps)
Friday: Spin / Cycle OR day off
Saturday: P90X Yoga OR Rock Climbing
Sunday: P90X (Legs and Back + Abs)
So... it's extreme. And we're always sore. We only have 4 more weeks of P90X left but I think we're going to extend it for an extra 4 weeks due to an injury that Jeremy needed to take a couple weeks off for to heal. Which means I'll be spending even more time in my workout gear.
When it comes to work out clothes, beyond proper shoes, I don't need anything expensive or fancy. I have 2 pairs of moisture wicking pants, 5 sports bras, 1 moisture wicking tank and 3 regular tanks - I rotate all of these throughout the week. I like to keep my hair out of my face using Scünci bands. My current shoes are Brooks but I used to have some New Balance running shoes that I liked quite a bit - I used to balk at how much running shoes can cost but they're worth every penny. They keep my knees, feet and back healthy.
J & K started this blog project to document the remodel of their 1929 historical home in the heart of Oklahoma City. It has now turned into a documentation of life, food, fashion, freelance, inspiration, design, adventures and details around the J & K house.
Kathleen works as an award-winning brand consultant and designer specializing in small business branding at Braid Creative & Consulting. Jeremy is a software engineer and is the left-brain to Kathleen’s right.
You can contact Kathleen at
jeremyandkathleen (at) gmail (dot) com.
All photos and graphics by Kathleen unless otherwise stated. Feel free to use them with permission or credit.
Anatomy of an Outfit
Sometimes I like to get dressed and take pictures of myself. For all of my outfit posts click here.
Freelance Matters: A series about how I tackle freelance issues such as estimating, billing, to-do lists and how to fire a client.
Trekking to Everest
In October 2010 Jeremy and I trekked through the Himalayas to Mt. Everest Base Camp. It completely changed my life. Read about the entire adventure, day-by-day, here.
Braid is a creative & consulting business I own with my sister. We do branding and business visioning for creative entrepreneurs. On the Braid blog I share branding adventures, how-to articles and advice on the creative process. If you need a little brand therapy of your own visit Braid or subscribe to the Braid blog RSS feed here.
What We Eat
We like to eat really good food - at least 3 times a day. Sometimes I blog about it - click here for recipes and yummy ideas.
J & K: Blog Archive
- ► 2012 (182)
- Real Life
- A Wish List
- Seen and Heard
- The Easter Bunny Gives Me the Creeps
- Anatomy of an Outfit: Sweating it Out
- Meeting Bloody Mary | New York Part 4
- A Case of the Hiccups | New York Part 3
- Hello, Donny | NY Part 2
- Hello, Brooklyn | NY Part 1
- Quinoa with Roasted Veggies
- Landlord | Matters
- We Relay Well
- Anatomy of an Outfit: Loosen Up
- Custom Wedding Invitations: Modern Topography
- Anatomy of an Outfit: Jeremy Style
- Public Speaking
- Identity: Design Crush
- 10 Months Freelance
- Why Mister Scooty Boots is On My Sh*t List
- ▼ April (21)
- ► 2010 (387)
- ► 2009 (406)
- Eva Black | Spaces
- Emma Dime
- Life as an Artistpreneur
- Jane Reaction
- Ink & Letters
- Meg Biram | The Edit
- Sarah Von Bargen's Small Biz Blog
- Design Crush
- The Equals Record
- Emmarie Designs
- Rory Gordon
- Yellow Brick Home
- The Creatives Project
- Silly Grrl
- Photographers Skeen
- The Clothes Make the Girl
- Bringing Design Home
- Pip & Estella
- A Practical Wedding
- Kind of a Sideshow
- Sandra Juto
- Old Sweet Song
- Rambling Renovators
- Brooklyn Bride
- Design Crush
- Experiment in Poverty
- The Jealous Curator
- Making it Lovely
- Dressing on the Side
- The Oklahoman
- Young House Love
- Oh So Beautiful Paper
- A Cup of Jo
- Brooklyn Limestone
- Glamour Weddings