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The End of a Season

I can not believe the San Diego Triathlon/Duathlon season is over. I actually finished over six sprint duathlon events this year. My goal was to complete one event each month and I did it!

If you are following my blog post, the last race of the series was the Mission Bay Triathlon/Duathlon event which was the first triathlon event in San Diego. There were so many awesome competitors out there, old and new. Everyone brought amazing energy to the course.

Remember, when one season ends, another season begins.

Here are 5 things I learned during this amazing Duathlon Season

I CAN DO IT. I always knew I could do a duathlon but I wasn’t sure how competitive my body would allow me to be. In the past, I competed in just one or two duathlons a year, NOT SIX! It was challenging but the training kept me on my toes and wanting more.

I AM STRONGER THAN I THOUGHT. Near the end of the season, I became much stronger. I altered my workouts to assimilate brick workouts. I didn’t have a lot of time to really train like I wanted to so I altered my workout program. It’s not always good to train yourself but I know what muscles needed to be stressed for competition and, let me tell you, I stressed the hell out them!

IT WAS NEVER ABOUT THE WIN (kind of). It was nice to win an event or two but if I didn’t, I was AOK with it. Why? I felt like I finished something I started and I learned A LOT about myself at each race. Remember, live, make mistakes, learn and do better next time.

COMPETING IS BETTER THAN A “QUICK FIX” DRUG. While pushing through this competitive season I was also working through a difficult divorce, anxiety and depression. Let me tell you, doctors are quick to prescribe antidepressants and other drugs to numb the pain. Um, no thank you! Did you know that exercise is one of the best ways to fight anxiety and depression? You don’t have to run a marathon just start moving and stress the body. Get your BUTT MOV’N!

SURROUNDING YOURSELF WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE FILLS UP YOUR SPIRIT. When you surround yourself with other supporting athletes, your spirit is filled with a lot of goodness and positivity. You train together, share goals and encourage each other to KEEP GOING and I have to tell you, when you have people who genuinely like to see you succeed, you can not fail.

All-in-all, I had an amazing FULL duathlon season here in San Diego and I can not WAIT until next year! To all the runners, duathletes, triathletes and training partners…have a great rest of the year and thank you for being in my life.

 
 

Tasty Tuesday-KOMBUCHA

 HEALTH-AD KOMBUCHA  

HEALTH-AD KOMBUCHA  

I am always looking for a great way to stay healthy from the inside out in the most natural way. A co-worker of mine told me about a drink that has really become popular in the past few months called Kombucha. I had heard of it before being in the fitness industry but never really thought to try it.  

Well, I have been drinking Kombucha for nearly 2 months now and I am hooked! I definitely have more energy, a healthier digestive system and free from "other" things I'd rather not share at this time. LOL! Let's just say...it works!  

Now that Kombucha is the "new trend" there are variety of brands out there you can try. Even some restaurants here in CA have Kombucha on tap. My favorite brand is Heath-Ade Kombucha. My favorite flavor of the brand is ginger-lemon. There are many flavors and brands out there but I keep coming back to this particular brand and flavor.  

Now the first time I tried Kombucha I downed the whole bottle in one serving. About an hour later Mr. El Bano "aka toilet" became my best friend! So don't do that! I would suggest buying a couple of bottles at a time and drink smaller portions over a period of time. 

Check out the benefits below, try it and start getting your digestive system in check! 😆 

Kombucha Health Benefit #3 — Aids Digestion and Gut Health. Because it's naturally fermented with a living colony of bacteria and yeast, Kombucha is a probiotic beverage. This has a myriad of benefits such as improved digestion, fighting candida (harmful yeast) overgrowth, mental clarity, and mood stability. (foodrenegade.com)

Posted on August 9, 2016 and filed under "runners", Fitness, Food, Exercise, "run", Fitness Training, Health.

Monday MoJo

 6AM 6 MILE RUNS ARE THE BEST!  

6AM 6 MILE RUNS ARE THE BEST!  

I got up this morning and leaped out of bed to go...ok...wait! Monday's can be tough and today was no exception. I actually, literally crawled out of bed, stumbled to the rest room, found my sports bra and put on my new kicks. It took me 15 mins to find my spi-belt which I couldn't find because my kids took it with them to camp, grabbed my phone and finally headed out the door.

Now! The first mile was slow but I did these 3 things to get into gear and NOW I am starting to have a great day...

 Protein Coffee, ZeroWater, Kombucha and Oatmeal! 

Protein Coffee, ZeroWater, Kombucha and Oatmeal! 

1) took my time getting started.

2) played my favorite running music.

3) focused on all things that are good in my life, even if was just 2 things. LOL!

I finished running 6 miles, tonight I weight train. Right now I got all my healthy potions and ready to start my Monday.  Let's do this! Happy Monday!!!

Water Wednesday

Ladies: 2.2 liters/day Guys 3.3 liters/day

If you sprinkle when you tinkle. . .check the color! You're clear when it's clear.  Make sure you are getting 2-3 liters of water a day or 9-12 glasses of water.  Remember, water aids in beautiful skin, healthy hair and happy, hydrated organs.  Keep drinking, sipping and loving your water! 


Alii Sport

Ali'i (“Alii”), a chiefly or noble rank in ancient Hawaiian society. Alii Drive in Kona, Hawaii, is the finish line of the most iconic World Championship triathlon event. 

Alii pays tribute to the passion, motivation, determination and hard work that has gone into every athletes "journey to the finish line". Alii is all about embracing an athletic lifestyle! The brand values recognize those of endurance athletes, passionate about their sport, driven to succeed with a sense of mind over matter.

Where fashion meets performance!


A STRONG and FIT MONDAY

I know on Monday's I title it "Motivational Monday" but today, tomorrow and all throughout the week I want you to think about how strong you really are. What challenges do you have to face every day and how do you handle them? Do you finish the day in good health, a healthy mind and a smile on your face? If so, you are doing pretty good. This week, let's concentrate on being STRONG and keep telling yourself that you are STRONG no matter what your circumstances. I AM...S T R O N G.

            In my mind, I look like her!...LOL! Yes, I can still dream. 

          In my mind, I look like her!...LOL! Yes, I can still dream. 

Posted on April 25, 2016 and filed under "fitness", "runners", Exercise, Fitness.