Friday, April 29, 2011

Friend Friday: Fitness and Fashion

My most FAVORITE TOPIC!! I am excited about the answers this week!! woo hoo. Thanks to Katie for Fashion Beauty Friend Friday.. if you want to join us check out how by clicking here

Fitness and Fashion

1. Do you keep some kind of fitness routine? Why? 

Oh yeah baby!!  I am a triathlete. What this means is I compete in races where you swim, bike and run- back to back. 
I am on a training team and have a coach.  My typical fitness routine looks like this: from November to August I swim 4 days per week (mornings), bike 3 days per week and long ride on Saturdays (evenings/day), run 3 days per week (evenings) and a long run on Sundays, do core work and weights 1-2 times per week, the occasional yoga class.  The race season takes place between May- August.   In the off-season time (September-October) I do easy runs and bikes and Bikrams Yoga 4-5 times per week.  Oh yeah, I also teach a spin class on Thursday mornings and LOVE IT!!

2. Has working out, maybe training for a marathon or something of that nature, helped with your own perception of body image? 
YES, absolutely. I am more present to, and grateful for how strong and fit I am.  I love my muscles and rather than wanting to be 'SKINNY" instead I love being lean and fit!  Last year for my training season I created  that I would be the leanest and fittest I have ever been, and voila.. I had my fastest race season ever!!
3. When you are hitting the gym or just going out for a long walk what do you wear? Is it about functionality or fashion? 
Function!! and Fashion of course.  We are sponsored by Sugoi so we (my fiance and I) get amazing fitness clothing for casual wear and for working out it. It is excellent quality, stylish and fits very well!!  You can workout and be all sweaty and have great clothes too!!

4. Do you feel there is a cultural perception of what you ‘should’ be doing for your own physical fitness? 

I'm not sure how to answer this question. I am surrounded by professional athletes. Most of my friends are high level athletes so its kindof like a fish in water... we all workout hardcore.  AND I live on the west coast of BC, where the culture, I would say is very health conscious anyway.

5.  Dream big… what would be your ultimate fitness goal.

Qualifying for Ironman Hawaii, the World Championship in Kona.  My fiance has competed in this race several times so I have been there to watch.  The people who do this race are all the top triathletes in the world.  I have come close to qualifying so will continue to chase the dream!!

Happy Weekend blogger friends.. I am off to do an adventure race this weekend.. will share details on Monday!! xoxo J


  1. Wow, so cool! I really admire athletes like you. And I like these action shots.

  2. You will be an Ironwoman. It's only a matter of time, methinks.

    Wowza, your training makes my half-marathon training look like child's play! I'm so impressed.

  3. OMG. I never imagined you would look even sexier in your training/racing clothes!!!!! You are such a motivator lady! I wish you all the best with your sport and your goals. Triathletes rock!!!!!! :))))

  4. Very cool and you look amazing Jodi!

  5. I did not do FBFF because I am so far from fit that it is embarrassing...but I am trying and women like you are such an inspiration to little over 50 me!! Just tell all of your readers to resist every excuse after marriage to stop being fit...I am a testimony that it catches up with you! you look great!!

  6. Woohoo! You are awesome Jodi. I have been dying to see you in triathlon mode. You look so focused and professional. And how jealous am I that you're good enough to get sponsored? Not jealous at all, because you're a fantastic advert for all the sports and fitness in general. Your training dedication is impressive, but I can understand where it comes from because of how it makes you feel.
    I have just tackled my first short distance triathlon and felt so chuffed with myself for dong it. And I had a blast.
    Keep up the good work and good luck for the ironman qualification. That's seriously tough. If you make it, I may have to make a trip to Hawaii to cheer you on.

  7. These questions were made for you. Your athletic achievements are so incredible and inspiring. You stand alone among us bloggers.

  8. Your triathlon training is so inspiring, and it's just great to see how much you love it!

    (also, the pictures of you are really cool. Just sayin'.)

  9. I saw these questions on another bloggers page and I am def going to steal it in the near future haha. I really like it! Great pictures. You're in great shape! I couldn't agree with you more when you said that you would rather have muscles than be skinny. I'm a personal trainer in weight training and all I want to do is lift heavy and do olympic barbell exercises haha. I think it's considered sort of weird or scary since I am really into fashion and such. But I really want to make a blog post about it soon! Weight training is somewhat misunderstood. Especially when many people in fashion only desire to be stick thin! Great post =)

  10. Wow that was awesome! My mom does triathlons and will be participating in the NYC one this summer. I have so much respect for the Iron Man competitors!

  11. super inspiring! my mom's a marathon runner and she always said she would love to do a triathlon but its too much for her. that's amazing that you want to do it!


  12. holy intense workout regime! i am in awe and totally impressed. i thought my little boot camp classes kicked butt but heck this is incredz to high capacity levels. yah BC and yah to this exciting adventure race of yours. best of lucks! ♥

  13. thank you so much for following <3

    love your blog and great post! i follow!

  14. Wow you are so awesomely fit, no wonder you look so good in all your outfit posts. :)

    The Cat Hag

  15. Love this Q&A. Thanks for sharing the inside story of your training routine... and how it relates of fashion and body image.
    You Rock. If you do any races in the Seattle area, I make a great cheering section... lots of shouting and waving of signs.

  16. I love your post!! I quoted you in my Fit Tuesday post today!! it will go live around 2:45 Pacific time! :)