Ok, just a quick comment from about 2 of my new favorite things. First, I LOVE MY DYSON DC25. This thing kicks major butt. And why should I write about this amazing vacuum on a fitness blog? Well, because it really does clean the carpet where I work out very well! I am dumbfounded by the amount of stuff this thing sucks up every time I use it. Just WOW! Makes crashing on my face when my arms fail doing push-ups, just that much nicer.
Now, for my 2nd latest favorite thing. I want to give props to our new super squishable Cthulhu plush. He is one awesome elder god/root of all evil. So much fun to have around the house, and one heck of a workout motivator. Work out hard or face Cthulhu’s wrath!
I did a prelim watch of all 3 programs, and like all Beach Body routines they are put together very well. All come with a very detailed diet plan and great workouts for the “levels” associated with the videos. (And the specialty workout equipment)
I don’t even think I mentioned that I was running the Angel Island 25K with Pacific Coast Train Runs, because I had just intended it to be a “real pretty and hilly training run.” Now, “Trail Runners” in the running world are kind of their own breed. They get dirty, they run with backpacks on, they pee in the woods, they eat potato chips and M&Ms and scarf boiled potatoes at aid stations. City Smurf and her wetnaps and lil’ mini handheld (I’ll admit I was even wearing a little mascara) was quite out of her element. Before Saturday, I’d never even run on a trail- unless you count the dirt patch next to the bike path in Golden Gate Park. But, not to ruin the big ending, I ended up coming in FIFTH-PLACE FEMALE (out of about 35), so in order to brag, I guess I have to write a race report. So, here goes…
I’ve had the BodyBugg for about 12 weeks now, and have been sitting on my review for a while because I don’t want to discount the fact that several people on the BodyBugg message boards swear this thing saved their lives… But, in my twelve-weeks experience with it, it’s my conclusion that, for the price, the Bugg is a “neat to have,” not a “need to have.” Even then, it’s a novelty that wears off quick.
We recently got a copy of ChaLEAN Extreme here at the FitLifeSF headquarters and I have had a chance to tuck into it a little bit. Keep in mind that this is just a preliminary “review”– not even a review, really. A lot of folks have been asking us how to decide between P90X, Insanity and ChaLEAN, so this is a first stab at helping folks figure out what program might be best for them.
So, everyone knows that I love, love, love geeking out on technology– especially fitness technology. Pair this with my love of pseudo-medical devices and you know I’ve got pretty much every bodyfat caliper/scale, pedometer, running gadget and gizmo you can imagine. Enter: BodyBugg. You may have seen the BodyBugg strapped to the arms of contestants on The Biggest Loser, but I’m convinced this tool has value for everyone from your average person looking to drop a few (or many) LBs to a seasoned athlete wanting to fine-tune their fueling for training.
My hat is off the the people at Plum Dragon herbs! They are life savers!
I have been training in martial arts since I was 14 years old. (WOW, that means it has been 21 years. Insane.) At some point I was introduced to Dit Da Jow, and I learned that if you get the right recipe, this stuff really works. Most of the time I would receive bottles from friends who had their “family” recipe batches, and they would keep me pretty well stocked. (A little goes a long way) So picture this, I am getting ready to leave for the most intense training trip I have ever been on, and I AM OUT OF JOW! So, what to do?
Wanted to spread the word on a pretty crappy experience I had recently with a company called eDiscountVitamins.com. They had the best price on the Endurox Excel supplement that I take a month before a goal race. (Also, the packaging has recently changed, so it hasn’t been at Road Runner Sports, where I usually get it.) I placed my order on Dec. 11, along with some supplements I ordered for Rob from another online source, Badasssupplements.com. Rob’s arrived four or five days later. No sign of mine. Another week goes by and I search my email to be sure I wasn’t imagining having ordered them.
I’m back from the Run Wild for a Child 10K in Golden Gate Park. Woke up this morning feeling really kind of crappy- nervous tummy and a lil’ barfy and just generally weak. Visions of every greasy/heavy meal and overindulgent cocktail outing of the past 3 days weighing heavy on my frame. Ugh! Went down to Golden Gate Park, thinking it would be easy
enough to street park in my old ‘hood. (6th and Fulton.) I was getting nervous that I was running late when I rolled up at 8AM and did one loop- no parking. Did another loop- still no parking! Finally decided to drive away from the park and pull into the first spot I see. Of course my nerves are in overdrive at this point. Why didn’t I just leave a few minutes early? I’ve been painfully early to all my other races. (Indicator # 345 that I didn’t take this race as seriously as I should have.)