Sunday, December 4, 2016

My Favorite things to stay Fit and Healthy

I want to share with you my Favorite things to keep me fit and healthy, the perfect time to buy something for family, friends or maybe for yourself a Christmas gift.

As a runner, and a mother/wife who does her best to stay healthy through sport and nutrition here are what I find tried and true.

ASICS / My favorite running shoes are Asics Kayano 23, along with the Asics 3000 I never have had a pain or soreness due to running.
Click here to see all Asics

Nuun Hydration/Nuun contains an optimal blend of electrolytes that keep you hydrated for all levels of activities — whether you are running a marathon or a marathon of errands.Click here for more info and to order yours

ShowerPill/ This is the perfect product when you are out and about, doing strenuous workouts and unable to grab a shower right away.
I keep ShowerPill in my bag for that reason, running Ragnar and may 1/2 marathons ShowerPill was something I definitely needed. ShowerPills are extra thick, kills 99.99% of germs, and contains aloe vera and vitamin E.
Click here to get yours

Energybits/ Energybits and recovery bits are another staple I keep at home and in my gym bag. 
They are a great before or after supplement to keep me feeling my best.
Energybits are 100% organicchlorella alga, and contain 40 vitamins and minerals.
Click here for much more information on why Energybits would work for you

Compression socks and sleeves/ When your legs have ben through a long day, running long runs, biking, or long periods of standing Compression socks can help improve your circulation, ease muscle soreness, and relieve tired and achy legs. This is my favorite brand , and here is the link to get yours http://www.orthosleeve

Feetures / I cannot say enough about these socks, the only brand I wear when I run.
I have never had a blister or sore feet no matter how long i have worn them, long races, hiking and biking. You will not find a better sock.
Check out their website and get yours here /

Toiletry products/ I have received products from this company to review, I have never been disappointed with their products. The newest item I received is the Aromatherapy diffuser, as we all know how beneficial Essential oils are to our well being this is the perfect item to add to your home or office. This Aromatherapy diffuser is a very elegant bamboo and glass design, It has LED lights to illuminate the water with soothing colors as you sit back and relax with your favorite essential oils scent.

Running belt/ This is a must for me, nice and light and the perfect size pockets for phone, keys and a light energy snack.
So many to choose from.

Spartan/ This is the ultimate race, it is time to get out of your comfort zone and show who you are, very fun and exciting. Do you have what it stakes to be a Spartan?
Click here for more information and find a race for you/


There they are, most of my favorite things. Let me know if you would like any more information on these products.

And I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!
Stay fit and healthy all through the Season.


Monday, August 29, 2016

Inside Tracker health analytics service

Can a Blood Test make a difference in your health?

I was contacted by Inside Tracker to try their services in

 return of a review. 

What grabbed my attention was the fact that they were 

looking to improve your health from where you are at now,

looking at your blood tests that your doctor would not

normally have you take.

After checking with my Dr. , she had told me that within 3 to

 4 years this is what doctors will be doing. Prescribing blood

 test to look closer in how we can improve our health before

 it becomes serious.

Well.....Inside Tracker is ahead of the game.

It started with the Blood Test.

My tests consisted of 25, I gave 5 tubes of blood ( not so bad)

and waited for my results. ( 1 week )

I was very excited to get these results back.

Here is an example of the result format.

I had 16 optimized results, 9 needed improvement, and 1 that

needed to be brought to my Dr.s attention.

So now that I have my results, I am given a variety of foods

that will improve my sleep, my fitness level and boost my


Now..... has it been working?

I am an avid runner, and have been looking to improve my

time, endurance and speed work.
I needed more energy during the day, I needed to sleep

better at night.

The nutrition information they provided just for me have truly

 helped, and very easy to follow.

My last 5k race I improved by 3 minutes, I improved my 1/2

marathon by 4 minutes,  I know there are many factors that

work into this, better training, nutrition, and rest.

I look forward to continuing on this path, and having this

knowledge of my health is amazing.

If you are looking to improve your health and wellness, here is

the link to get you started.

 Have any questions for me please ask, I will keep you up to

 date on my journey to better fitness, health and nutrition.


Monday, May 16, 2016

Finishing a big race.

Congrats! You finished your big race.

Maybe you ran a full Marathon or a half, do you have a race planned for the fall?
Do you know how long you should rest between races?

I finished 2 half marathons within 30 days, and I know I did not give myself enough time to rest or enough time to train properly for the second half.
The first one was a hard hilly San Francisco race, for such a hard race I felt good.
I trained well for it, and took time to rest when my body needed it.

The second half should not have been as hard, but because I didn't rest well/train properly it took a toll on my body.
So....... how long should you rest?

If you just ran a full, you should take 2 to 4 weeks completely run free. After a half marathon, one
to three week rest period is best.
You also need to consider how hard you pushed yourself: If you trained and raced your hardest to beat a time ( as I did) you will need more time off then if you trained to finish and raced at a
lower intensity.

Lesson learned, when in doubt wait to run.
Too much rest is much more beneficial than not enough.

When taking a break from running, you can work in cross training.
Such as, lower body strength training, and low impact cardio such as swimming and biking.

As you work back into running your first week, run 3 to 4 miles on three to four nonconsecutive
days. Working up from there gives your body time to adjust to the same regularity your plan calls
Build your mileage up slowly, and add weekly long runs.
Keep it easy in the beginning, that will help improve muscle and bone strength and rev up your aerobic capacity.

Happy running, stay healthy and strong this summer.