Thursday Things

I haven’t done a Thursday Things post for over two months, but I am feeling it today. Here are some of the latest happenings of Alyshaland.

1. New Gym/Trainer

I tweeted a bit on how I finally switched gyms. Although I’m paying about 2 1/2 times what I did at my old gym, this new one gives me fake money to use however I want. One way to earn cash is by seeing a personal trainer twice (which is free BTW!). I saw a girl a few years younger than me. She has the most charming Kansas accent. Since this was my first time with a trainer, I had no idea what to expect.

Since I’ve struggled with Runner’s Knee in the past, she developed a training plan for me that focuses on hip and core strength. Since I had over $300 in fake money, I decided to use $220 of that for ten 30-minute sessions. I figured I can warm up, cool down and do cardio on my own. So far, I love how she gives me brand-new exercises to do.

2. New Nails

A few weeks ago I introduced you guys to Swanson Vitamins. In addition to using their BioFreeze, I’ve also discovered Biotin. I hadn’t heard about this product until Erica blogged about what types of vitamins she took. I’m so thankful she did. This product has completely changed my nails. They used to be pretty weak and peel a lot (gross, I know!). Since using Biotin, my nails are so much stronger…especially my thumb nails. For some reason I think they are soaking up more of the vitamins. I think I could literally sever someone’s artery with these nails.

3. New Race

I am a pretty loyal follower to the Fox Cities Half Marathon (seeing as how that is the only race I have done besides a 5k for the Make a Wish Foundation). However, Sun convinced me to run the Ice Breaker Indoor Marathon Relay on Saturday, January 19. So far I have 3 people on my team, but we are looking for a fourth. Since we’d be breaking 26.2 miles by 4 people, each person would only have to run 6.5. If you’re interested in joining my team or want more info (and you live in the Milwaukee area), email me at Alysha@shesontherun.com.

4. New Snacks

I discovered Carob Supergreens from my local health food store a few months ago. I did not know there was a company that made a plenthora of flavors online. My search led me to Chunks of Energy. Leah, the founder’s daughter, send me some samples…which I gobbled up within about a day.

Although granola bars are my stand-by for a pre-workout snack, I love how Chunks of Energy are small, dense and pack a ton of flavor into such a little bite. My favorite was the cacao with goji berries. Although you can buy these online, I know they were much cheaper in the bulk section of my health food store. You can also find these at Whole Foods.

5. New Kitchen Products

If you’re still interested in some awesome, new Pampered Chef products, my party is still going on. You only have until Oct. 21 to place your order, so don’t wait too long! If you want more info, head on over to my original post about my online party.

Questions: Have you ever seen a personal trainer before? What did you like best about it?

Disclaimer: I was given free products by Swanson Vitamins. I was not given them in exchange for a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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Welcome to She's on the Run! I'm Alysha, a copywriter and food writer living in Milwaukee. I live to run, write and explore wonderful food - this blog is how I find balance while constantly being on the run. Feel free to reach me at Alysha@shesontherun.com with any questions or comments.
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