Thursday, April 9, 2015

Race Ready: THINK Women's Fitness Apparel and Hoka One One Bondi 4

THINK - a Brooklyn based line of women's fitness apparel 
Coming up on the NBC TODAY Show's coverage of the More Women Half-Marathon on April 19th has given me the chance to try out some new running separates and road shoes. Spring is the perfect time to update your athletic wear as it will give you an instant mental boost and incentive to get out there. Here are a few of my top finds this season:

What Do You THINK?
A relatively new designer out of Brooklyn, is Mariel Heather of THINK fitness apparel. THINK's goal is to promote positive thinking, empowerment and a healthy lifestyle. Each month they donate 10 % of proceeds to various charities and nonprofits that align themselves with their cause.

THINK Love Hoodie in Pink

THINK Hoodies
These hoodies are available with various messages as offered in Black, Grey or Pink and are comfy cozy to wear, especially on chilly NYC mornings. Two hand pockets up front easily hold your cell and some cash. Made from cotton and French terry polyester, this full zip hoodie is one you'll reach for time and time again. It will inspire you to keep going and definitely encourage all who see you wearing it.

THINK Tank Tops

THINK Tank Tops
These aren't your boyfriend's tank taps. These are INCREDIBLY soft (made of viscose and polyester) and tailored for a woman's body. I love wearing this tank top as it layers so well under the THINK Hoodie and will not shrink. Really it's like wearing nothing at all. Comes in Pink, Grey and Black.

THINK Yoga Pants
THINK Yoga Pants
What I like, aside from the message is the quality of these clothing pieces. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a true fan of yoga pants but I LIKE the ones designed by THINK. They are just the right thickness to give you a bit of support on your run. Made of slim fitting nylon and spandex they go with any workout ensemble. The waistband is also very comfortable with a written message on the back, "It's all in your mind." Yes it IS!
See the entire THINK ALL Ways collection online here: and you can also follow them on Instagram and Twitter @thinkALLways.

Hytail Ponytail Hat
Hytail Ponytail Hat
These sports caps are so cool...literally! I first featured them at XTreme XTraining about two years ago HERE. Hytail Ponytail Hats are a must for us girls with long hair. Simply pop your hair through the opening in the back and BOOM, you're ready to run. Alleviates the need for pony tail clips or elastics as it keeps your hair off your neck. You and your hair will stay cooler and drier. See all the new styles at Hytail Ponytail Hats

Hoka One One Bondi 4 Road Shoes
Hoka One One Bondi 4
This is the fourth installment in the Bondi series and new for 2015. I've been training in these uber cushioned road shoes as I am sometimes running on concrete which is perhaps the worse thing you can do for your joints. I'm happy to report that these road shoes have been more than up to the task and I feel great wearing them. In fact, I'm able to go quite a bit longer in comfort because of their specially designed Ortholite Insole which came packed separately in the box. I did my first few runs without the foot bed insert and then put them in. I definitely noticed a difference.

HokaOneOne Bondi 4 in Corsican Blue

The Bondi 4 have just enough grip that you could also use them to run trails. I tried them on dirt and grass without any slippage at all. I've run with them in the rain, over melting snow and ice, mud, really everything you could imagine with the crazy weather we've been having. Nothing but grip, comfort and control. Look for them on air on NBC at the race which kicks off at 8:00 am, Sunday morning, April 19th and visit them online at

Special Thanks: Hoka One One is an Official Race Sponsor for the More Women's Half Marathon and I want to thank them, THINK Women's Fitness Apparel, Lole Women, Hytail Ponytail Hats and Garden Of Life Organic Nutritional Supplements for supporting me at this upcoming race event.

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