While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our couches), we’re re-running some of our favorite posts of 2014. Enjoy this Best Of, and we’ll be back to your regularly scheduled programming on Monday, July 7th!
This post originally ran May 16th.
I’ve written before about my eternal struggle to motivate myself to exercise regularly even though there are so many books in the world that need reading.
Today, my fellow fitness-aspiring bookworms, I bring you another tool to add to our arsenal of book nerd workout aspirations: bookish fitness apparel.
YOU’RE GOING TO MISS THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS. I would run for this, wouldn’t you?
I feel like there’s a training program somewhere in this: start off doing reps with Sorcerer’s Stone and gradually work your way up.
Apparently saying “do you even lift?” is a thing among workout apparel enthusiasts. (I know that because there were a bunch of shirts that said “do you even lift?” listed before this one.) Take that saying and make it better with the bard.
What’s that in your bag? The entire Wheel of Time series in hardcover? NBD.
(This shirt uses “workout” as a verb, which makes me twitch. I’m still entertained, but with a side of cringing.)
I can’t top the website’s description for this one, so here it is:
“Step off, muggles. Keep your gym membership, I’ll be busy lobbing quaffles. Accio SWOLE.”
You can file this one under “things Becky has actually thought about at the gym.” I want to at least make it out of the Cornucopia before I’m reduced to a cannon blast and a hologram in the sky.
Just because you’re a Muggle doesn’t mean you can’t train like a Champion. After all, Harry’s name came out of the Goblet of Fire…why not yours?
I’ve loved this quote since I first read Midsummer in 7th grade. That was around the same time that I accepted that I was never going to reach my life height goal of 5′ 4″.
Lastly, this gem: because sometimes you won’t be able to put the book down. And that’s okay.
All images are via Activate Apparel, where this fabulous bookish fitness apparel is all for sale.
And here’s where you can find the “I lift hard covers” top that’s this post’s featured image.