So with the end of my triathlon training, I used my expected triathlon registration fee to purchase some much needed work out gear. There are only so many times you can stitch up some spandex. Yes, I repair my spandex as they break, it saves me money! I was very excited to make my first WOD Gear purchases, as I had been monitoring their beautiful instagram feed for quite some time. Made in the USA, and made to stand up to the rigors of cross fit, I thought I would get a well made and ethically sound product.
The first cool thing about ordering from WOD Gear was the little hand written note greeting me when I opened my package. Not only made in the USA, but humanitarian too? Get out of here! Why buy anywhere else? I also liked this little message on the front of the booty shorts. Who can’t use a reminder now and then?
Right out of the bag, I knew the booty shorts were good quality. I’ve had Underarmor spandex last me 4+ years, and Target spandex last me 2 months; I know good quality spandex when I feel it. I put them on and they looked great. The guaranteed camel protection was working fabulously! I took them to work to lift some weights and suddenly they seemed… very, very short. I think WOD Gear has run into the classic problem of most spandex short makers in regards to women. Hey WOD Gear, some women’s thighs touch! I don’t care how tight you make these, they are riding up my thighs if you make them this short! So yes, women of un-perfect thigh dimensions, these do ride up. They don’t ride up enough to ever show cheek, but they do feels super awkward when you drop into a sumo squat. I guess they are called booty shorts, but what use are shorts when they are so short you can’t run or bike in them for fear of chaffing? Thus, WOD Gear, good quality, but can’t you make a pair that is just a couple inches longer?
The bra was a similar story. Fantastic quality. Super comfortable. Great support. Er, maybe too great of support. The WOD Gear bra is of the merciless boob crushing variety. There is no bounce because it takes my B cup and turns it into an invisible cup. The back looks really cool though. Especially in my new WOD Gear tunic thing.
In regards to both the bra and the shorts, I kind of wonder if my problems with both products are because of the people who actually try and use the gear. I mean, if you judge by the models on the website, everyone is this and has no muscle tone! The instagram feed is better with participation from customers, but NOT ONE of these models looks anything like a real cross fitter, an athlete, or a normal person. What the crap Wod Gear?
So the Sleeveless Hoodie (shown a few pictures up and below) is made of a light sweatshirt like material and looks seriously bad ass. It is the least practical, but my favorite purchase. It looks amazing while practicing kick boxing. My only complaint was this purchase is the 5% in the WOD Gear’s selection that is not made in the USA. If I would have known that I wouldn’t have got it. But now that I bought it and sweated in it and loved it, I’m keeping it!
This Week in Updates: Still working on that paper….
Fly, work out, cram in paper notes, fly, work out, cram in paper notes….. We just got our new plane, so I’ve spent the week doing my routine flights and trying out this new cute girl. I call her fluffy. For long, I like to call her fluffer nutter. She’s zippy though.
A little boring for us all in the back though.
Because of all this running around, I had to grocery shop super fast. It was anti depressant Friday, and I didn’t even get to appreciate it very well! Though I did use my discount to help buy a white elephant gift. I’m note sure if anyone else will like it, but I thought it was cute and there are a lot of new babies too.
Boxing is going good though! I’m having fun and I feel much more secure. Got a nice bruise from kicking the bag without shin guards. More about that next week!
The Recipe: The Very Best Quick Peanut Butter Apple Crisp
So in trying to perfect my pie abilities, I’ve done a lot of apple baking. Instead of making the perfect peanut butter apple pie, I’ve come up with this really easy apple crisp. It may not look like much, but it is simple and I have to watch it or I will eat the entire thing! While not gooey enough for apple pie, this is just the right gooey and sweet to munch on hot out of the over, and warmed up with a little bit of yogurt on it. You can make this healthier without the sugar, or paleo with some maple syrup (a couple tablespoons) and almond butter instead, but the way it is? Perfection.
5 Chopped Up Apples
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1/3 cup Peanut Butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup uncooked oatmeal
Pumpkin Pie Spice to taste
Mix all ingredients together until gooey, making sure to melt the coconut oil before mixing. Slightly grease the bottom of a pie pan with coconut oil. Put all ingredients in the pan. Bake at 350 until the apples are soft, usually about 45-60 minutes. Enjoy!