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Month: July 2014

Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator

Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator

  As part of the FitApproach and VegaSport collaboration, I was sent a box of Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator to try. As a User Experience Architect and Brand Strategist in my real life, I looked at their Vega Sport’s campaign for #FuelYourBetter and was really impressed. This is what the Vega Sport website has to say about their recovery accelerator  – “The first all-natural, plant-based recovery drink mix specifically developed to address all six key elements of post-workout recovery: muscle glycogen…

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Training Recap: What I learnt from Week 1 of HR Training

Training Recap: What I learnt from Week 1 of HR Training

This week’s training recap is a little different. Instead of the usual day-by-day byplay, I’m going to focus on what I learnt from it all. Mainly because my entire week was dedicated to runs. 7 days, 5 runs – a 5k race, 1 recovery run, 2 base building runs and 1 ‘long’ run. This was also week 1 of training with a run focus (even though it is technically week 3 of the 28 week Dopey training), with CrossFit, Swim,…

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Virtual 5k Results

Virtual 5k Results

What a virtual 5k that was! The support over the internet from the running group was awesome and it was great to see so many people push themselves to a 5k and quite a few PRs along the way! We sure are a bunch of crazy people for racing without the need for a reward just because a complete stranger asks them to join her! Here are the people that checked in after the run, in no particular order. Susan Yarbroug – Christy…

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Kids Triathlon: Lessons from Little Miss FauxTriathlete

Kids Triathlon: Lessons from Little Miss FauxTriathlete

My Little Miss FauxTriathlete (8) is in training! She had her first “group training” for the kids triathlon and it focused on the bike. Specifically, how to pass another person on a bike. She has been riding for a grand total of 1 month and is very nervous rider. When she saw the ten or so other kids with their bikes, some with fancy bikes and some with cute bikes w/streamers, she was super nervous. Remembering how nervous I was…

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Racing a 5k: Mental Chatter

Racing a 5k: Mental Chatter

Those who have met me in real life know that I never stop talking while running. Not even when running alone. My mind just talks to itself and comes up with interesting/boring dialogues (Is it still a dialogue if it is the same person doing both sides? Maybe it IS a dialogue because it feels like my mind is two different people. I digress …). So of course, when I was racing a 5k by myself, mental chatter was plenty, even in…

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My First Race

My First Race

Today I raced a 5k as part of a run test. And in honor of that (and also as part of the InLinkz party), I’m reliving memories of my first race. The year was 1987. I was 11 years old and in 7th grade (Eek! I just dated myself!). With nerdy glasses and a nose buried among books, I was never athletic.  But that particular year, for reasons best not disclosed to the general public, I wanted to try anything and…

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Training Recap – Shifting Focus

Training Recap – Shifting Focus

With the excitement of the Allatoona Sprint Triathlon signed up at the last minute and its aftermath, and then the Peachtree Road Race, I completely forgot to do a training recap for the past two weeks! All races done (for the time being), back to focusing on what was accomplished during the week and how it helps me towards my goal of Divas Half Marathon, Ragnar Napa and then the Dopey Challenge! Monday After the long weekend, which left me…

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