This is a collaboration with Adidas. Items were provided as press items.
If you’ve met me in person, then within the first five minutes I’ll have probably mentioned I’m a runner. Pretty keen runner too… I realised the other day that I’ve completed three half marathons in a month. Maybe I should rephrase that to ‘very keen runner’.
Little bit of background for you; I ran my first half marathon, the Great North Run in 2019. My second was 5 weeks later as I was chasing a PB – which I did, cut 5 mins off my time. I had my sights set on the Great North Run again for 2020…which obviously moved to 2021 – you can’t miss that sign on the Tyne Bridge behind me, can you? So in short, I completely smashed my previous PB, then went on to do a faster half marathon the week after and I just ran a trail half marathon (read: hilly, rainy, character building situation) last weekend!
Now I better focus on what we’re really talking about here… activewear. When I was given the opportunity to work with Adidas, I knew I wanted to feature items that would fit with my active lifestyle, but don’t worry, this isn’t all about running. I’ll save that for another post (or you can keep up with my running antics on runwithtasha on instagram.
I started getting more into yoga over the summer. It didn’t take me long to realise how well it complements running by helping to improve posture, strengthen areas of weakness and gives me time to focus and be present.
The light support sports bra is great for low intensity activities, so it’s perfect for my vinyasa flow. The soft v neckline is flattering and the strappy back is such a nice detail. You wouldn’t want to hide that away under a baggy tee during yoga! Throw over the hoody and you’re ready for coffee and a walk along the quayside pre or post class. Or just wear it for that athleisure look – which has basically been my work from home look since March 2020… Anyone else? I also want to just point out there’s a great sized zip pocket on the back of the shorts which comfortably fits my iPhone, always a great perk to a pair of running shorts! If purple is a bit too bold for you, they’re also available in black.
I’ll take any chance I get to be outdoors. Getting away for some hikes over the summer was great. I took this Adidas Terrex Everyhike Half Zip Fleece top on a hike in the Lake District. Although it was too cosy for the ascent, it definitely came in handy for the summit. I can see it being a really useful piece through autumn and the cooler months for layering. The waffle grid brushed texture inside really keeps the heat in and the thumbholes are a nice addition if you need some extra warmth but don’t want to get your gloves out. It’s made with Primegreen, which is Adidas’ recycled materials, so it’s better for the environment (I think all the items I’ve featured are made with Primegreen).
I paired the fleece with a pair of Adidas Hyperglam shorts. These are figure hugging shorts which are flattering with a subtle sheen. They definitely stay put through yoga classes as well as a hike. I wore them all day in the Lake District and they were really comfy. The only downside is they don’t have pockets, but if you’re on a hike you’d likely take a bag with you, so it’s not too much of an issue. They’ve since brought out khaki items in the hyperglam range which look lovely!
Are you now tempted to update your activewear with a few pieces from Adidas?