Fit Fashion Friday

May 30, 2013

Workout gear I'm loving (and wanting) right now:
Old Navy Compression Capris 
Under Armour Flow Top
Brooks T-shirt - how cute is this?!
Brooks PureCadence 2 Running Shoe 
? What's your favorite piece of workout gear at the moment? ?
Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy your weekend!

Race Recap: Bayshore 10K

May 29, 2013
This past weekend I had the pleasure of running the beautiful Bayshore 10K in Traverse City, MI. My close friend (and bachelorette!) decided she wanted to do the race as part of her girls weekend. It was a cold start but we ended up having a great time. The views of the East Grand Traverse Bay were amazing!
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Pre-Race Smiles
My official time was 55:35 for a pace of 8:50 minute/mile.
Post Race Excitement
I would recommend this race for those in the future. It's a quick, flat course that's sure to get you a good time. Plus, who doesn't love running in Pure Michigan?!
What I wore:
Under Armour t-shirt
Under Armour Half-zip Pullover, similar here
Lululemon Inspire Crop II
Nike Shoes, similar here

What's in My Fridge

May 15, 2013
I thought it would be fun to give you all a peek inside my fridge. When it comes to what I eat I have to admit that I'm a repeat offender.  I eat the same things over and over...I can't help it! I also try to buy organic whenever possible. I just prefer the taste of organic produce and like to know I don't have to worry about eating all those chemicals.
1. Fountain of Health Hummus - next to Sabra this is the best hummus I've ever had. It's delicious and healthy and makes a great snack when paired with vegetables or whole wheat pita bread.
2. Horizon Organic Low-Fat (2%) Cottage Cheese - this is my most recent find and I have to say that I'm hooked. When I lived in Michigan I would always buy large curd Michigan Brand cottage cheese. I loved the taste and it's been hard to find a brand to replicate the flavor. Horizon is pretty darn close! I love cottage cheese because it's low in fat and high in protein.
3. Fage Greek Yogurt - I wrote an entire post on how much I love this yogurt. It's my fav. Enough said.
4. Eggs - I love eggs! Another lean protein source that makes a great addition to your morning breakfast routine.
5. Fresh Organic Fruit - mango, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are all pictured here. I love my fruit! Whether I eat it by itself, in smoothies, on cereal, in oatmeal...I always have fruit on hand! Fruit is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins & minerals and antioxidants.
6. Flaxseed - I like to sprinkle this on my oatmeal, add it to smoothies or  use it when baking. It's a good source of omega-3's as well as fiber.
7. Salmon & Chicken & PB - excellent sources of lean protein. Salmon and PB are great sources of healthy fats as well.
8. Vegetables - stuffed in my vegetable drawer are organic carrots, zucchini and broccoli. I also have organic baby spinach on the bottom shelf. I love most vegetables but broccoli is probably my favorite. Vegetables are another excellent source of fiber, vitamin & minerals.
9. More fruit - organic apples (my favorite are golden delicious) and lemons are currently in my drawer but I see peaches in my near future with summer fast approaching!
? What's the one thing you always keep on hand in your fridge? ?

Endurance Challenge

May 13, 2013
Reality check time...bathing suit season is right around the corner! If you haven't been exercising it's time to start moving! I found another excellent workout in Shape magazine recently and it doesn't disappoint! If you're looking for a challenge this is sure to get your heart pumping!
 As always, feel free to adjust the speed/incline rates depending on your fitness level. Just remember to push yourself...this is supposed to be challenging!
? What's your favorite way to work up a sweat? ?