Last night I attended a free bootcamp with Camp Gladiator. It reminded me a bit of CrossFit just without the psychoness, if that makes sense. They focused on building your strength through tabata/HIIT training, but I felt like it was more of a focus on form/do what you can than a race against everyone else. 

Anyways, it was a LOT of fun and I am super sore today. I love running more than any other exercise out there, but I do think I have some serious muscle imbalances. OK, I know I have some serious muscle imbalances. 

We had to do bear crawls — both forwards and backwards — and I realized how weak my arms truly are! We have a nice long hallway in our apartment so I might have to bring these back home to build up some strength. 

The good news was that my knee/hamstring didn’t hurt at all during the class! We even did some running, so that was exciting. 

This morning I was aiming to run a little over three miles and was really excited to see how it went. Of course, I had big dreams of rocking it out and being super fast and all that jazz.

I successfully made it one minute and 38 seconds before my knee started hurting. Oh boy. 

I was going to attempt a 20 miler on Sunday but not sure that would be the smartest. Back to stretching, strengthening and foam rolling today. Fingers crossed I can at least do the three miler on Sunday (the good thing about not working is I can do a 20 miler on Wednesday if I want!). 

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Lately I’ve been trying to expand my horizons and try some cool fitness products.

Last night after Camp Gladiator I tried Fuelstrip. It is a sport nutrition system that focuses on testing your sweat so you are getting the right balance of electrolytes/nutrients back in your body. I am usually the person that ends up with a headache after working out and I’m pretty sure it’s because I don’t refuel correctly.

I tested my sweat with the cute little strip and found out I needed 240 ml of drink, which was actually super tasty.

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They also have gels. I love this idea! I think it will be great in the summer when I get super dehydrated.

 

A small business owner contacted me about her new product, BottleBand. The idea is that you can create any water bottle into a handheld product:

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What an awesome idea. It makes it so easy to grab something to drink on the run… you could use it for water or even Gatorade! I love that she has a ton of different sayings and that they are super cheap ($6). 

 

As part of my ambassadorship with ZOOMA Texas, UPS delivered some goodies last week:

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To tell you the truth, I was nervous about Muscle Milk after finding out I’m lactose intolerant. However, it’s lactose free! YAY! I am going to be hosting some training runs in the Austin area to get ready for ZOOMA Texas (have you registered yet? check out my discount code on the side to save some moola —>). 

 

Hope you have a wonderful Friday!

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What is the last workout that got you sweating?

What are some fun new products that you’ve tried? 

What are you looking forward to this weekend? 

 
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