Showing posts with label vegasport. Show all posts
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Friday, March 25, 2016

Lian Hua Park and Random Fitness

I got my morning started with a cup of coffee and some yoga flow.

day 4: low lunge
I love this pose. It makes my body feel so good, even though it challenges my tight shoulders.

The weather was cooperating, so I met up with the some of the hiking group for a walk in the park. Shenzhen has a lot of great parks spread across the city. This was my first time to Lian Hua Park in Futian. 

Highlights: a gorgeous lake, the peach orchard (although we missed the blooms), a classic Chinese gate, and the Huang tomb of a Song Dynasty descendant.

We walked about 5 miles and that makes this girl hungry. Especially when I didn't eat a proper breakfast. Thankfully, I was smart enough to grab a Vega Sport bar on my way out the door.

Speaking of smart decisions, these Athleta Classic Metro pants were a great purchase. They are super comfy and so versatile. I can wear them for yoga (see above), hiking, lounging, and even dress them up.

After having some left-over quinoa for lunch and relaxing for a bit, I did my daily pilates workout.

30 Day Pilates Body
day 24: booty
Truth: I hate this exercise. It is so hard to bridge up/down on one leg. However, I know that my legs and booty are getting some major work, so I do it. Ugh!

mrC made it back in time for Good Friday dinner and took me to the Australian restaurant for some shrimp. 

Have a great Friday!

Monday, April 13, 2015

My First Dubai Workout & It's a Small World

Yesterday started with breakfast at the hotel. The buffet has five stations that basically offer: breads, hot foods, cereals, cold cuts/salad, fruits, and yogurts.

After breakfast mrC went to class and about an hour later I went to the fitness center for my first run in Dubai. It is really hot here and since I hadn't yet figured out the dress code for running in public, I opted to do my 30 minutes on the treadmill.

It felt so good to run, even if it was inside. My goal is to keep my focus on time, especially as I get used to the different climate here in Dubai and eventually China.

And just because, the I'm-so-happy-I-just-ran #runfie.

After my run, I continued my workout in the pool. Although my swimming endurance needs some work, it felt really good to be in the pool. After about an hour of swimming and sunning, I was tired.

I went back to the room, blogged a little, and had a protein bar for lunch. Then I took a nap :)

It's such a small world sometimes! Before dinner I had a date with Sarah's (Run Far Girl) mom! Sarah put me in touch with her mom who lives here in Dubai. She generously shared tips and suggestions for what to do and how to get around Dubai while we are here.

For dinner mrC and I went to Deira City Center Mall for dinner at Texas Roadhouse! My appetite has been a little off from traveling (I guess), so even though I ate a lot less than normal, the bbq chicken was really good.

Do you like to swim? 
Does traveling affect your appetite?

Monday, June 9, 2014

Training Truths: #FuelYourBetter

A few weeks ago I was selected to try a Vega Sport product for the #FuelYourBetter campaign (check it out here) with Fit Approach. I have a pretty good routine for fueling during my longs runs, but fueling before workouts has not been one of my strengths. There are also days when I just need a little something to increase my energy.

I chose Vega Sport Sugar-Free Energizer because it is recommended for use before short runs or low intensity workouts, like all the Booty Barre classes I intend to go to this summer along with some of the other activities on my summer goals list (you can read about those here).

Vega Sport Sugar-Free Energizer comes in two flavors: Lemon Lime and Acai Berry. I'm usually not too picky about sport drink flavors, but the Acai Berry is so much better than the Lemon Lime. It is gluten, dairy, and soy free.

Over the last few weeks I've tried the 5 calorie Sugar-Free Energizer with a variety of activities at home and at school. I love that I can toss the packets in my school or gym bag and mix them right up in the classroom.

I used the easy to mix packets to boost my endurance on short runs after school when my energy is lowest. I don't know if my stamina actually increased, but I did stop thinking about how tired I was.

I also used it to lift my energy before setting out to wash the car and do some light yard work. In all honesty, I only planned to wash the car, but then kept going and weeded the flower beds.

When I was rushing around getting things finalized for the National Running Day 5K event and before tackling a large stack of papers to grade, I mixed some up to help keep me focused.

There are times when we all face something that is holding us back from our best. Vega Sport  has fuel to help prepare, sustain, and recover. You can find your personal fueling plan on their website (here).

Like most fueling product, Vega Sport Sugar-Free Energizer asks for an investment. The prices on the Vega website range between $1.69 for a single pack to $49.99 for a 4.5 oz. tub that makes 40 servings. It is more expensive than other product I have used, but none of others are plant-based. The product is also available for less on Amazon.

Workouts June 2 - June 8

It was a slow week for running and when I did run, it was hot and hard! This week reminded me that my body takes awhile to acclimate to the warmer weather.

Monday - 3 mile sweaty run after school

Wednesday - National Running Day 5K - was able to run 1.2 before heading back to hand out refreshments and prizes at the finish

Saturday - SurfSet & ugly 5 mile run - probably my last run AFTER class until summer is over. It was hot, hot, hot. I struggled.

One of my breaks in a shady spot - Stark Park

Planking - forearm and side planks for 45 seconds each every morning - got a good streak going!

How do you #fuelyourbetter?