March 21, 2013

bench hoodie


I’m so psyched today!  I’ve reached two fitness goals in a week and decided to reward myself with a new bench hoodie.  The  side zip is what really won me over.

But first, the goals reached.  1.) I’m in my goal weight decade.  It’s been far too long since I’ve been here and seeing those numbers looking back at me on the scale probably mean more to me than they should.  I still have a few pounds to go, but being in single digits from my target weight is amazing.  2.) I back squated 145 pounds in a heavy WOD this week.  Who am I?

Unfortunately, one of my other big goals of running 3 miles in less than 30 minutes has to be put on hold.  I went to the doctor this morning for a pain in my foot that’s been persisting for a few months now.  She said that it can likely be fixed with physical therapy, but no running until I meet with the physical therapist.  Hopefully, the PT will give me the all clear to run again soon.



I found this hoodie a few weekends ago while shopping downtown at Peek and Cloppenburg with my husband.  It was love at first sight.  My husband had mentioned before what an great brand bench was, but I had never found anything from them that I liked.  This sweatshirt has a side zip that I think is really fun.  It also has thumb holes.  Something I wish I had on a sweatshirt back when I was warming up with the people at Crossfit Swift by running outside in February.  It makes such a difference to keep your knuckles warm.  Also, it’s fleece lined.  It’s by far the warmest hoodie I own.  In the day I’ll wear just this as a jacket when popping out to the store quickly.  I’ve even had to take it off in the house because I’ve been too hot.  Unheard of.  Bench for the win!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura March 21, 2013 at 14:50

One, You look adorable in your hoodie… and now I’m obsessed. Fleece-lined? Sold. And the thumb hole… Ohhhh I adore sweatshirts with thumb holes! Unlike you using it as a prize when you *reach* your goal… I’m thinking maybe if I ordered one it can be my motivation *beforehand* haha
Two, AWESOME AWESOME job, Nik! Proud of ya!


cadena March 21, 2013 at 16:33

you look great!! so happy for you; reaching your goals is empowering!! sidenote- i love thumb holes!! i restrict my exercise (lounge) layer purchases to thumb hole attire. I like them when i’m outside, i like them when I’m holding a warm cup of coffee, too!!


Nicole March 21, 2013 at 19:10

Love your hoodie! So cute. I, too, am motivated by cute workout gear 🙂 Congrats!


Nikki DeMarco March 22, 2013 at 10:26


Laura, I think that getting cute workout gear as pre-motivation totally counts.
Cadena, thanks for the hot coffee tip. I’ll have to try that!


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