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Fire, Ice and What I Wore

I did more in Iceland than just drop in at Crossfit Reykjavik (although that was pretty awesome).  I went whale watching...

... and saw two humpbacks (one above) and a minke (below).

I walked on a glacier.

And drank from it.

And drove on another.  (Ok, I didn't actually drive, but I rode shotgun!)

I chased waterfalls...

.... and rainbows....

... and ran behind them.

I hiked around crazy hot sulfur mud springs.

I walked along the edge of the American tectonic plate.

I hiked to and then bathed in a hot spring.

I zipped around a glacial lagoon in a zodiac boat.

And more.  It was an amazing, amazing trip.  And I pretty much spent the whole time in Lululemon's Studio Pant.  I brought the lined, unlined and the cropped versions with me in various colors (read: black and gray) and was always super comfy.  The Studio Pant is easy to layer - which is important when you're hiking around a volcano one minute and walking on a glacier an hour later.  And I didn't feel like a total schlub walking around the city between adventures.  Score!

In related gear news, I continue to adore my Inov-8 Terrafly 297's for hiking.  They're so light that packing them didn't weigh down my suitcase, and I could easily wear them all day long.  

The other star of my vacation wardrobe was a Cintamani fleece that I bought mid-trip.  I had brought an adorable pink Northface with me, but after a long day of hiking, it was done.  Fair enough. The Cintamani one (which I purchased in all black) has lycra mesh at the top, both in the front and back, and down the undersides of the arms, so it breathes really well.  It's also very thin, so it was easy to layer under my windbreaker or over an Under Armour base layer.  Cintamani is an Icelandic brand, but their online store ships all over.  

On that note, I need to stop dwelling on vacation and suit up for work!  More later.

-Gym Belle- 

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