Category Archives: healthy living

Fuel YOUR Better with Vega Free Training Plans (includes Giveaway!)

It’s summertime and with that comes hot, humid temperatures. Though I love the heat, I definitely don’t like working out in it. I feel slow, sluggish and if I don’t fuel properly throughout the day, I am hungry and dehydrated. Not the best feeling when you’re trying to work hard.

Summer also means a lot of training! Especially if you have some fall races on the horizon.

I’m super excited to team up with Vega to share some great, FREE resources to help you (and me) work toward our fall goals, whether it’s your first race or fifteenth, there’s always a training plan to follow. And though I’ve run in a lot of races, I always learn new things with each experience and like to change up my training plan for optimal results. Each race is an experience earned and a lesson learned, right?

Fuel your Running
Fuel your Running

What I love about Vega is their willingness to help me (and YOU) work toward your goals by taking the guesswork out of training. I know for myself, I need a training plan to help me get to race day safely and in one piece. I don’t do well coming up with running plans on my own so to have a free resource to use is (for lack of a snappier term) priceless (see what I did there….literary brilliance). And as if that’s not all, they also have a strength and conditioning plan and with both, you get more than just a “run this”, “lift that” program, you get help with fueling, snack ideas, product info and a shopping list. I mean come ON…the only thing they don’t do is go for your run for you (though in this humidity…I can’t say I blame them).

The question we’ve all asked ourselves and others, answered!

What do you get in these plans?:

1.· Meal & Fueling plans

2.· Training plans (10k, half-marathon, marathon, 4-week strength and conditioning)

10K Training plan
10K Training plan

3. · Detailed Workout Series

You know we had to go there...
You know we had to go there…

4.· 25+ Tasty (and functional!) recipes

5.· Grocery Lists

6.· Workout and Nutrition Difference Makers

Endless options!

7.· Playlists to pump you up and rock your happy pace

Pump up your hills!
Pump up your hills!

8. Curated articles by health experts

Yes please!

9.· … FAQs, Infographics, and SO much more!

I think these plans are brilliant and a great tool for anyone who wants to train but maybe doesn’t know how or doesn’t have a group to train with or perhaps prefers to train alone. They take the guess work out of it so you can focus more on training well and not on whether your long runs are long enough or if you need speed work in week 3 or 6 or both. Brilliance!

And because Vega are super awesome and want YOU to do well and kick start some healthy habits, they are offering you a fun prize pack of 10 single performance protein AND a box of 12 pre-workout packs. A perfect way to train and try something new!

Simply follow this link and sign yourself up for one (or more!) training plans. Then come back here and tell me what you signed up for! Simple as that. I’ll pick a random winner on Friday July 31 after 7pm PST and notify you via email if you’ve won. Once you claim your prize, the good folks at Vega will send your prize out to you to enjoy while you ramp up your training with their plans.

Contest is open to residents of Canada and the United States, 18 years or older. Must use a valid email when commenting or your entry will be voided. Winner will be selected randomly after 7pm PST, July 31, 2015. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be selected at random.

Happy Training!!


Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneBuffer this page

Thule Sapling Elite Child Carrier Review

Disclaimer: Thule sent me a Sapling Elite Child Carrier at no charge to me in exchange for posting an honest review on the product. All opinions are my own. About a year ago, I had the privilege of reviewing the Thule Urban Glide single jogging stroller. I think my review pretty much summed up how… Continue Reading

Things I’m Loving Lately

This edition of things I’m loving lately is all about my feet. My poor, running feet. The summer is so harsh on them: blisters, aches and general malodourousness. I’m usually training for fall races through the summer and although I haven’t ruled out the possibility of a couple of races, my summer priority is obstacle… Continue Reading

Polar M400: A Runner’s Dream Watch

Disclosure: I am a Polar Ambassador and as such, was provided with the M400 as part of my ongoing ambassador role and training at no cost to me. All opinions are my own. Let’s talk watches. There are no shortage of them out there. Between all the activity trackers, sport watches, heart rate watches, gps… Continue Reading