Saturday Style: Spring Training

Michi Activewear. Photo by Ken Shames.

Wearing one of my favorite workout outfits by MICHI Activewear. Photo by Ken Shames.


I checked my calendar this morning and realized that I have 11 days until I run the Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland on May 10th. This concerned me a little because (1) I thought I had more time till the race, (2) I haven’t started seriously training (meaning running more than 6 miles during a workout) and (3) I’m freaking out – what if during the race I have trouble breathing, get a leg spasm or even collapse -OH NO!

A little background on me: I’m the type of person who likes to dive into things and just make it happen. Last year around this time, I ran my first half-marathon, The Diva Half Marathon. I started training for it a month out, which is not the typical route people take. Most people train for months prior to a long run to get their body conditioned for it. The week of the Diva Half, I had contemplated downgrading to a 5K because 13.1 miles seemed crazy with the little training I had done! The day of, I decided to just go for it. I ended up running it and not spraining anything to my amazement. Each month after that, through summer and fall, I ran a different half-marathon to keep the running motivation going.

Now I’m back into my spring running mode, and need to ramp up my training! Yes, I’m freaking out a little about having to run a half-marathon in less than 2 weeks with little training. But this will be my spring-board into my other running events. After the Tinker Bell, I have Bay to Breakers, See Jane Run Half, The SF Marathon (double yikes), The Oakland Town’s Half, The Giants Run, the Clo-Cow Half and possibly The Nike Women’s Half Marathon.

When I was running last year, I bought a lot of my gear from adidas by Stella McCartney and the Carbon 38 website. One of my favorite brands I stumbled upon is MICHI activewear by Canadian designer Michelle Watson.

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According to MICHINY.COM website, “MICHI is an edgy, fashion-forward, utilitarian active lifestyle brand. MICHI represents enduring sophistication, alluring femininity, exceptional quality and impeccable fit. MICHI originated from the desire to fill the gap between provocative, glamorous lingerie and comfortable, utilitarian athletic wear.”

Plus, each piece is made with love in Canada. Exactly the type of attention to detail and design that I look for in my clothes. As with a lot of the clothes I wear, I like to invest in quality and unique style, and MICHI delivers both for fashionable, stylish activewear.

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