Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ironman Boise 70.3

It's hard to believe I'm writing about Ironman Boise 70.3. Kassia and I said at the end of June last year (2014) that we were going to do this race. Before this triathlon adventure I pretty much only lifted weights with some running thrown in here and there. So when Kassia said we should do a half Ironman I thought she was crazy, I was thinking more of doing Sprints or Olympics but definitely not a half. After some coaxing from her I decided we should go for it, we had a whole year which is plenty of time. So now on the other end of the race, I couldn't be happier that we did this race, it was a blast! The best part of this whole thing was doing this together, we made this goal together and it was awesome being able to finish.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Puma Pulse XT

When I got these Puma Pulse XT's I was stoked at how awesome they looked, I mean that's half the battle with shoes right? If they don't look good you obviously aren't going to buy them. They passed the eye test, now I had to see if they worked while I was exercising.

I put them on and the first thing I noticed was how light they were! It felt like I wasn't wearing anything, it's seriously been the lightest shoe I have trained in. I'm currently doing some rehab on my knee to try and get 100% healthy for Ironman Boise and the shoes have been awesome. The first workout I did with these shoes involved some weight training and some body weight exercises outside, in both conditions the shoe was perfect.

The most important part with a shoe is that you don't want to be thinking about your shoes while you're exercising, you want to focus 100% on the workout, if you are focused on your shoes because their uncomfortable then you obivously don't have a good shoe. During my workout, they didn't bug me at all, so I was completely happy with them. They're super light and the breathability is fantastic.

Apart from the shoes I also got the shirt and the shorts and they are awesome. I'm picky when it comes to workout shorts but these things are right on the money. The shorts and shirt wick away the sweat and keep you cool. And most importantly they look sick! The shoes, shorts and shirt are all on par with comfort and style. Check them out!
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of PUMA.

Processed Free Update Week 1

Wow, I couldn't believe it when I woke up this morning and realized that a full week has gone by! As someone who has been on almost every diet plan imaginable I have learned to dread that first week of a diet, by the time the first week is done I am pleading and ready to sell my soul to the devil for some double stuff Oreos.... haha but in all seriousness I usually am counting done the seconds until my cheat meal. Well this has been completely different, I feel great, my energy level is high and best of all I feel light and have no stomach issues! (I am lactose intolerant and have lived a life full of stomach issues haha) This is not helped by the fact that I just LOVE cheese!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Processed Free for 23

One day I was gearing up for a long training ride and I was trying to figure out what I was going to watch on Netflix when I saw this documentary I had been eyeing for a while. I always try and watch shows and movies that I know Brady will not want to watch when I train alone so then he won't yell at me when he sees that I binged watched Daredevil while I was training without him haha. Well anyway this documentary I decided to watch was called Fed Up and it was all about the obesity epidemic in children in the United States and in the world. Not only did it talk about obesity but it also talked about all the crazy things that the government will allow in our food and how many chemicals and additive junk are in our food these days also. I finished watching and was floored by all the things I saw and I decided that I needed to come up with a plan with Brady that would make us eat healthier. Now I'm not talking about eating healthier to lose weight, I mean eating healthier to be HEALTHY, by eliminating a ton of chemicals that we don't fully understand how they affect our bodies.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ghost Town Triathlon

Howdy y'all! We did the Ghost Town Triathlon yesterday and it was a blast! It is a pretty new triathlon, yesterdays race was only the second one ever held! But for being so new it was very well run, even when the race staff ran into construction problems they rerouted the bike course and it all turned out great!