This month has flown by, I can’t believe there are only two days left for this months incentive program. Unfortunately I took too many days of in the last few weeks that I will have workout today and tomorrow to complete the 80% for the month or I will have to do over three hours to complete the 70%….I think I’ll be going with 2 more days of working out. I had taken a break from Couch to 5k due to the fact our weather has been rain, rain and more rain which makes it difficult to get out and run. The Hubz on the other hand has a beautiful gym at work so he has been doing his C25K on the treadmill at work and is a week ahead of me. Also in new and exciting news the Hubz an I signed up for our first 5K you can read more about it here. With that being said I am back on the C25K wagon and am taking advantage of the sunny days to get out and prepare for my first 5K. Okay so lets get to the break down of the past week April 22-28:
- Friday OFF
- Saturday 1.5 mile walk and power yoga 1hr 35min
- Sunday 2 miles hike – 1 hour
- Monday 20 minute Yoga/Abs/Legs workout
- Tuesday OFF
- Wednesday C25K Day 2 Week 1 plus walking- total 4 miles in 58 minutes
- Thursday- 20 minute Ab workout
Totals: 22/24 days and 14hrs 23minutes/15hours
Nathan REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY
Now that we have discussed the updates lets get down to the good stuff- the giveaway. I think that this giveaway is perfect for this post and in honor of my first 5k. Nathan Sports just sent me one of their Speed 2 Hydration Belts and Zebra steel 700 mL to try out. The details about the Speed 2 Hydration Belt :
I have been wearing it for running and on our first hike of the season. I have used other hydration belts before for hiking specifically and they have been uncomfortable and floppy but this one fit perfectly. It fit snug on the hips to prevent any flopping and it was great because the storage pocket allowed me to carry my ID, car keys and digital camera. I loved the water bottles; they were easy to access and drink from. For our short day hike it held the perfect amount of water for one person. I really am looking forward to using this more on afternoon hikes. In addition to using it for hiking I also used it yesterday on my run because it was nearly 80F here and water was necessary for my 3 mile run/walk. Again I loved how it fit and didn’t shift while I was running. I was able to carry my keys, ID and my iPhone which I use for C25K and music. My only complaint is that I have to place my iPhone in the back pocket which makes it hard to use my headphones because the cord isn’t long enough. Since I don’t have another place to hold my iPhone unless I carry it in my hand or wear my SPIbelt (which seams silly) I guess I will have to get a headphone cord extender.
The second item that I have been trying out is the Zebra steel 700 mL to try out. The details about the Zebra steel 700 mL :
I have tried my fair share of reusable water bottles including Nalgene, Sigg, Clean Canteen, and EarthLust however none of the models of these that I have tried compare to this style of water bottle. This bottle is perfect for the elliptical because a) it fits in my water bottle holder (my other ones don’t) b) it has a great stray feature which means I don’t pour water all over myself or fall of the elliptical trying to drink oh and c) it looks pretty and has a fun design. The mouth piece is different too it is very soft and flexible and perfect for to sip through. I also love that it comes with 2 extra straws so you can switch them out while you are cleaning them or if you need to replace one. The other feature I love is the clip on the top; I haven’t used it yet but I imagine it will be great for hooking on things when traveling or even hiking.
Now that you have fallen in love with both of these items (you have right?) Nathan Sports is going to give one lucky reader both of these items. Now here is how you enter, oh and this is open to US and Canadian residence and you can enter until May 2nd 10th at 8pm EST.
THE WINNER IS LAUREN!
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