5 Great Ways to Cross-Train

I’m a terrible cross-trainer. I’ve mentioned that a few times in the past. Running just comes so naturally easy for me that the thought of doing anything else is crazy to me. However, I know that running every day isn’t ideal, at least for me. Sometimes my body isn’t up to any distance. Sometimes my heart just isn’t into it. During these times is when I seek cross-training. Videos are typically my go-to but I love finding other ways to “break a sweat” they are fun and don’t feel like a workout while doing it.

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2 Weeks Until Go Time!

Oh, dear!  It’s 2 more weeks until go time!  Last thursday I got an email from Corrigan Sports letting us know we were 22 days out from marathon day.  It’s quite funny, really.  Last month I was complaining to my husband that I felt like marathon training was never going to end and how I was reaching the end of my ability to tolerate hours long training runs.  Suddenly now I’ve run my last long run for the training cycle!  Distance is going down from this day forward and the marathon will be here in 2 short weeks.  Now it feels like it’s going by quickly.  Crazy how that happens, huh?

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Bulu Box – A Sponsored Review 

Disclaimer:  I received my first Bulu Box through the Sweat Pink Ambassador program in exchange for a test and review of their products.  All comments reflect my own thoughts on the product, and I have not been monetarily compensated for my review.

As someone who is interested in fitness and nutrition, I love to try out the latest and greatest product out there.  I don’t like spending the money on a full-size product I’ve never used or sampled, however.  It is a true bummer when you spend your hard earned cash on the next greatest product only to sadly realize it just doesn’t work out for you.  It’s nice when I get to try out a sample first before I commit to buying the full-size product.  Sadly, I feel as though the only time this is possible is at fitness expos or events at my local running store.  Unfortunately, my ability to attend events are usually far and few.  In comes Bulu Box:

Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you’ll get a custom box filled with a new mix of 4 to 5 premium samples from top brands to try. Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you.

Much in line with the latest trend of monthly home subscriptions, Bulu Box offers to deliver sample-sized nutrition and health products straight to your door for you to try out.  Intrigued with the idea of receiving monthly samples of new products without leaving my home, I jumped at the chance to try out Bulu Box through Sweat Pink.  Last week I received my first box of fine nutrition products.  I eagerly opened the box, excited to try out some new items that I could possibly add to my diet.  It felt like Christmas!

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Cross-Training

So, since I can’t run until the bone scan is done and my leg heals up I’ve been trying new ways to maintain my cardio fitness.

My life right now: crutches, stretching band, and a water bottle.

I’ve taken up spin again.  I wasn’t looking forward to doing it again since it wasn’t as exhilarating as running but I dove into it again.  I usually go to the 6 AM class so I can get spin in before work but today I decided to go to the evening class.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that the instructor was Lori, the spin instructor I liked when I was pregnant.  It was a great class as expected.  It was refreshing to have her as an instructor again.

After the class.  Sweating up a storm feels great.

One of the perks of spin?  High cardio = high calorie burn.  Awesome!

Holy calorie burn, Batman!

I’ve delved in swimming for a bit.  I forgot how much I dislike it but I was able to swim laps for about an hour.  Still, swimming not my thing so I’ll stick to spin.

I miss running so much.  I miss the solitude and the beautiful scenery I get to experience.  Maybe I’ll try biking this weekend so I can get my nature fill.

Where I love to run.