Running as a form of meditation

Nike Speed Tights

For those who have been following me on social media, you might know that I’ve started running again about 4 months ago. I don’t know why, but it took me like a year to the conclusion that I really needed to start moving my body again. I’m so glad I found the motivation to start running again. I’m made for doing sports. When growing up, I always was a super active kid. I’ve played a lot of team sports, including tennis, soccer, field hockey, badminton; you name it, I’ve tried it. I really enjoyed playing sports while being outdoors. The fresh smell of nature while being active is just something special to me. I remembered when we weren’t allowed to play tennis outdoors due to rain, storm or snow, I didn’t go. #nojoke I’d tell my mom I was injured and I went for a long walk in the park with the dogs. I knew from a fact that doing sports and staying active was super important for my mental well-being at the time already. But I just had to do all my sports outdoors, no discussion. 😉 About 20 years later as I’m writing this post, not much has changed. All sports activities I love doing the most are the ones I do outdoors. Besides running, that currently is mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and doing yoga on the beach at least once or twice a month. All outdoors. In nature. Always.

Getting back to the topic of today’s post: my new running gear, I first wanted to tell you guys a little more about my running routine and the reason why I run. To me, running is an escape out of the busy life I’m living. My business as an online entrepreneur is pretty much a 24/7 thing. There are no official working hours, there are no official weekends, as an online influencer you’re always communicating with your audience. This leads to having a clouded brain pretty much all the time. To escape from what bothers me personally or work-wise, I run. Cause when I run, I clear my head through focussing on the motion of my legs, my breathing and the rhythm of my heart. It’s like I meditate while I run, focussing on the present and letting go of everything else. Finally some rest from the daily problems and distractions. I just run. And run. And run. And that’s what I do. 

I’m very thankful that such an inspirational brand like Nike asked me to share my holistic running story with you guys and also asked me to join their Pants Studio campaign. As part of this campaign, Nike is featuring all different types of training you can do through the different Nike tights. Of course I needed to try one of their signature running tights. I went for the Nike Speed Women’s 7/8 Running Tights in a size M. The fabric of these smooth tights deliver the ideal combination of stretch and support for my legs. It helps me move freely and power through the demands of every extra kilometer I’m running. In terms of aesthetics, I really like their super shiny appearance – so cool, right? – as well as the fun elastic waistband, which can be worn up or folded down for more freedom of motion. When folded down, the waistband reveals bold Nike branding. I find this such a cool detail. I mean, running is a big part of my life, but so is fashion, and Nike always collides perfectly to my love for both. Fashionable running is guaranteed.

With this all said, I would love you guys to head over to my Instagram post and share your sports story and how you’ve managed to achieve more in life through sports. Do sports help you to get some rest from the daily problems and distractions you’re facing?

let me know!

Nike Studio Pants CollectionNike Studio Pants Collection Nike Studio Pants CollectionNike Speed Running Tights This post is written in collaboration with Nike. 

What I'm wearing

xoxo Frederique
Written By

My name is Frederique and I run this personal style blog. After graduating from law school in April 2014 – University of Utrecht (The Netherlands), exchange: Uppsala (Sweden) and UC Berkeley (USA) – I built FAB le Frique from scratch and decided to spread my lifelong interest in fashion and lifestyle with the world (wide web). Taking a leap of faith, making a career transition, leaving a known and charted career path is scary. But if the only actual obstacle blocking me from doing what I’m truly passionate about is ‘fear’, I hereby conquer my fears and go forward with my passion.