• Product Reviews,  protein powder,  vega one

    {Product Review} Vega One Nutritional Shakes

    Vega One was created by Brendan Brazier, vegan, professional Ironman triathelete and author. He wanted to formulate a plant-based nutritional protein shake that would adhere to his vegan diet. Vega One Shakes come in a convenient packet and each serving contains 15 g of protein, 6 g of fiber, 50% of your daily intake of vitamins and minerals plus 3 servings of greens. A pack also has less than 150 calories. What Vega One does not contain is dairy, gluten, soy, added sugar, artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. To read more about the benefits or get more nutritional information, please visit the Vega One website here. A few weeks ago, a…

  • active life,  eat and drink,  restaurant reviews,  training,  week in review

    Week In Review (September 23-29, 2013)

    This week has been rough. I’m not sure if it is because the sun isn’t rising as early combined with the sun setting earlier or maybe it is because I got a flu shot on Monday and maybe that has made me fatigued. But I have been so tired this week. I even took a four hour nap on Sunday afternoon, which is totally unlike me. I hope I get over this soon!  I participated in the Light the Way 5K on Saturday, which I will recap later this week. It was a lot of fun and can’t wait to tell you about it.  Light the Way 5K Finish Line…

  • collagen sport,  neocell,  Product Reviews,  protein powder

    {Product Review} NeoCell Collagen Sport

    Back in the summer, NeoCell reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try out their Collagen Sport Ultimate Recovery Complex protein powder. You may recall, in a previous post, I talked about NeoCell’s Beauty Burst Soft Chews, which I received as part of my May 2013 Bulu Box, so I was happy to try out another one of their products. Collagen Sport contains 30 grams of protein per serving, consisting of 15 grams of whey protein isolate and 15 grams of Super Collagen™ 1 & 3 Protein. It is also a good source of L-Glutamine, multi-vitamins and antioxidants from pomegranate extract.  Additionally, Collagen Sport has: No Gluten No…

  • albuquerque,  eat and drink,  explore,  new mexico,  other US travel,  restaurant reviews,  turquoise trail

    Albuquerque: Settling In and Driving the Turquoise Trail

    After five days in Colorado, we flew to Albuquerque, where we spent the second half of our vacation. If you missed any of my Colorado posts, check them out first:– A Day at the Pack Burro Races in Leadville, Colorado– Exploring Colorado’s Great Outdoors + Is the Dwight Howard?– Colorado Gold Rush Towns: Georgetown, Central City and Black Hawk– Denver Trip Report: Art Museums, Botanic Gardens and a Phoenix Concert   We arrived in the late afternoon and checked into the house we rented for the duration of our stay. The house was amazing! I loved it so much. It was the perfect size, in a great location and had everything we could ask…

  • bamr bands,  Product Reviews

    {Product Review} BAMR Bands

    One of my must haves on runs and while working out is a headband. I hate it when my hair falls into my face or sticks to my forehead after lots of sweating. For these reasons, I have an ever expanding collection of workout headbands. I recently learned about BAMR Bands. BAMR stands for Bad A** Mother Runner, and Katie Heddleston is the woman behind BAMR Bands. As you can guess from the name, she is both a mother and a runner. Not only that, she is also a fellow blogger and fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador and a seamstress! Talk about wearing many hats. Katie started her headband business in…

  • 13 in 2013,  active life,  training,  week in review

    Week in Review (September 16 – 22, 2013)

    I’m pretty sure that this is something I haven’t mentioned on the blog before, but this is one thing that I have been plugging away at all year long. What am I talking about? Well, one of my goals this year was to complete the 13 in 2013 Challenge. That is to complete 13 races of any distance this year. You can also do a set distance, but I chose to do a variety of distances including 5K, 10K, 10 miles and half marathon. So far, I have completed nine of the 13 runs. You can see what I’ve done to date on my Race Results + Recaps page. That…

  • art,  colorado,  denver,  eat and drink,  other US travel,  restaurant reviews

    Denver Trip Report: Art Museums, Botanic Gardens and a Phoenix Concert

    And now back to telling you about my trip around Colorado and New Mexico!  By the way, if you missed my previous Colorado posts, check them out first:– A Day at the Pack Burro Races in Leadville, Colorado– Exploring Colorado’s Great Outdoors + Is the Dwight Howard?– Colorado Gold Rush Towns: Georgetown, Central City and Black Hawk Raisin Bread and I rounded out our trip to Colorado by spending some time in the city of Denver, which, for us, meant visits to some of its cultural institutions. We spent a good portion of one day visiting the Denver Art Museum. We were lucky enough to catch the Nick Cave: Sojourn exhibition. Nick Cave…

  • kona kase,  Product Reviews,  subscription service

    {Product Review} Kona Kase – July 2013

    Kona Kase is a subscription service designed to “fuel your active lifestyle.” Every month a “kase” of eight nutritional products is delivered to your door for you to try. Month-to-month subscriptions cost $15 per month. Kona Kase also offers multi-month discounts for subscriptions of three, six or twelve months. I got to try out July 2013’s Kona Kase. Unfortunately, I only received seven of the eight samples. One item that was listed in the product description was not included in my box, which I thought was super lame, especially since there was no explanation as to why it was missing. Inspirational quote from a fellow UCLA Bruin!  My Kona Kase…

  • active life,  baltimore,  colormerad,  race recap,  races

    Color Me Rad Baltimore 2013 5K – Race Recap

    As I mentioned in last week’s Week in Review, I had the chance to travel up to Baltimore last weekend for the Color Me Rad 5K, which took place on the campus of Goucher College.  I wound up Priceline-ing our hotel room for Saturday night, and we got the Sheraton Baltimore North, which just happened to be next door to Goucher College. That turned out to be good for both me and Raisin Bread because he didn’t have to wake up early and I could walk to the race start.  Since I missed packet pick up on Saturday, I wanted to check in early enough so that I would have…

  • active life,  training,  week in review

    Week in Review (September 9 to 15, 2013)

    Big life decisions were made this week! I decided which two half marathons I will be running for 2014. The first will be the Rock ‘n’ Roll Nation’s Capital Half Marathon in March, and while the second one hasn’t open for registration yet, I’m hoping to run the Disney Wine and Dine Half in November (assuming it’s the same time as this year). Image source: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marthon Series I was getting a little nervous that I didn’t have any races scheduled yet for next year! Yes, I’m a planner. I decided to take the week off from running and instead, focused on doing my Brazil Butt Lift workouts.…