When Frida was teeny, it was easy to get exercise. I strapped her into the Ergo and hiked up Mori Point, the hill you can see here in the background (fun fact and spoiler alert: this is also the hill off of which Harold launched his car at the close of Harold and Maude). She either napped through the whole thing or took in the world around her like a little angel as I got my daily cardio. That’s how I remember it, anyway.
Now that she’s almost four (next week!), she’s way too big for the Ergo, and she won’t tolerate being strapped in the stroller for long. Once we get to the beach, she wants to get out and run around. My only choice if I want to get some cardio is to run around with her. I create my own little game of chicken by letting her run until I start to feel slightly panicked, then I take off running after her.
The thing about exercising around here is that you can be freezing one minute, and sweating like crazy the next. That’s why I’m loving this set from Lucy. I prefer a capri legging because the full-length version makes me feel claustrophobic. And the jog bra is supportive without the uniboob effect—I think it’s actually the most flattering exercise bra I’ve owned. I can throw my American Giant hoodie over it or tie it around my waist when I get hot. I also dig the print—it’s colorful without being too crazy bright.
How do you manage to squeeze in exercise with your littles in tow? I would love any tips!
WEARING: Lucy Studio Hatha Capri legging, $79; Lucy Perfect Core bra, $20 (down from $55!); American Giant hoodie, $89; Stella McCartney Barricade tennis sneaks, sold out, similar here ($91 down from $130) and here ($125).
Thank you to Lucy for providing the bra and leggings for this post, and thanks to American Giant for the hoodie.
[Photos by Kourosh Karimkhany]