With the thoughts of half marathon training upon me, and dreams of warmer tempatures (hopefully) coming our way before too many more months pass, I started thinking about things I was going to need to get me through another summer of training. High on that list was Vega Electrolyte Hydrator, my preferred electrolyte replenisher.
It seemed almost serendipitous when the following day I was contacted about reviewing Healthy Planet Canada (who happens to sell the aforementioned electrolyte replenisher).
Prior to now, I hadn’t heard of Healthy Planet, and had always purchased my vega products directly from vega (where I get a 25% discount for being a fitness professional) or online at well.ca.
I feel like a bit of a weirdo calling everything “_______ Dance Fitness” but a girl’s gotta comply with her license agreement, so dance fitness it is, and that makes this week aqua dance fitness week!
Before we get into today’s video I want to make a disclaimer. I don’t actually teach Aqua Zumba the way it was taught. I didn’t really like the way the moves translated in the water, and as a certified aqua fitness leader I felt it wasn’t challenging enough. Now I’ve been licensed for a number of years (3 or 4?) so things may have changed since then, I’m not sure. The long and short of it is, I follow the Zumba formula when creating routines, add a little “Zumba” in here and there but use largely traditional aqua fitness moves instead of those taught in the Aqua Zumba training.
You may remember as a part of Heart Month, I partnered with Staples to #GetOutAndGo and promoted getting outside of your comfort zone to move your body and get your heart pumping.
As part of the campaign I made two goals. One was to practise yoga everyday during the month of February, and the second was to get outside and move 8 times during the month.
Now I’m back to check in and let you know how I made out with my goals!
It’s been a little over four weeks since I started the #CoolerWithAlmondBreeze challenge, and you know what? I haven’t missed having cows milk in the house at all.
Before I continue, I want to say that I actually enjoy cows milk, and still drink it. But, I typically only used it for my cereal, cooking and drinking if I was having cookies or something The rest of the time I drink mostly water, tea and coffee. Because J is off cow’s milk, up until this challenge I was buying a small carton of regular milk for myself, and then a big carton of almond milk for J..
For some reason, I had always abstained from using almond milk in my own cereal, I think I had some notion that I wouldn’t like it (even
Just before I started typing this I checked, and there are 69 days until the Bluenose Marathon, or for me, the Bluenose Half Marathon.
I started “training” this past week, meaning I’m giving myself a full 10 week training schedule for this race, with hopes that I’ll actually be able to stick to a training schedule this year.
The past two half marathon’s I’ve run, I’ve only had a handful of long runs to really get me through the races. A combination of injury and overtraining concerns keeping me from ever walking up to the start line fully prepared. I mean I’ve done okay, I’m not fast by any standard but I’m also not horribly slow. I’ve been in the middle of the crowd, which is pretty good all considered.
While speed has never been a great concern of mine, it would be nice to run a race knowing I was actually ready for it. That I’d gotten in the necessary training for once. And with the changes I’ve made to my teaching schedule over this past year, I think I’m finally in a place where I can do just that and still have at least one full-on rest day/week. Something that was unheard of in the past few years.
The plan is to run three times/week. Right now I’m limited to the treadmill until enough of the snow and ice melts for it to be safe for me to run outside. I cannot wait for that to happen! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that next weekend the sidewalks will be dry/clear so I can do my first long run of the season. I just cannot run a long distance on the treadmill. I hate it so much! Even still, I managed to hit the treadmill three times this week For nearly 30 minutes each time.
(BTW, I’m now finished season one of Serial. I totally binge-listened!).