Daily Archives: September 11, 2011

And Her Little Vega Breakfast Challenge

This past week I participated in the Vega Breakfast Challenge and I am happy to share my experience with you today!

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I started off using Vega’s Online Nutrition Calculator to compare my normal breakfast and see how it stacks up against one single serving of Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer. I entered my usual weekday breakfast of fruit and cereal or granola and yogurt and then I checked out a weekend breakfast with eggs and toast and it was crazy to see how the most important meal of MY day was lacking in fiber, protein and Omega-3 (among other things!) Getting the right vitamins and nutrients in my diets is so much more important to me while I am currently peaking with my marathon training!

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To test out the Vega awesomeness for myself, the Vega Team sent me 4 sample packs of the Whole Food Health Optimizer in all four flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla Chai, Berry and Natural. I was excited to try them out for myself!

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Other than all the amazing health benefits, the thing I loved most about this breakfast challenge was the fact that it was so easy to grab and go! All I had to do was to mix the pouch in 8oz of cold water! Doesn’t get any simpler than that!

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After using all 4 packets for breakfast i definitely notices a difference in my energy throughout the day. I also felt fuller longer which was a welcomed surprise! I also enjoyed the 4 flavors but Chocolate was definitely a favorite! I am excited to integrate Vega more into my diet!

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Want to check out Vega for yourself?

They currently have a $5 off coupon code on the Vega Facebook page! Check it out!


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How do you feel about Whole Food Dietary Supplements? Do you use them? What is your favorite brand/flavor?

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18 Miles with Obstacles

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This morning Lauren and I headed out for our first 18 mile training run of the season. I must admit that 18 miles is a bit intimidating, I was sort of dreading it all weekend long – but I kept trying to tell myself that it was only 2 miles longer than last weekend! I upped my liquid intake for the run adding two little bottles of half gatorade/half ice to my mix and it really helped me out! I was packed down with liquid and shot bloks before we headed out!

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Since Lauren and I have been doing a tour de Philly running routes, we decided to try another new route today!

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We started off along the Manayunk Canal and made our way towards the Schuylkill Trail to Conshohocken.

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This trail choice ended up being super fun because it was like an obstacle course the entire way!

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After Hurricane Irene and all the recent flooding in Philadelphia, especially along the Schuylkill River, there was definite signs of damage along the trail today.

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It was a very muddy run – at some points during our run our path was completely submerged!

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But it was also very scenic as well.

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Eventually we made our way to Conshohoken and both Lauren and I were feeling great 9 miles in!

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Now we just had to turn around and head home!

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Turning around and then hitting double digits on the way home got tough, but miraculously we managed to pick up the pace and I believe we had negative splits!

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The weather was cool, we had a bit of rain spitting at us during the run, but it was a perfect running day.   

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And the best part about this run was that I finished it feeling amazing!

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I love finish a long run with a smile. Makes me excited for the Marathon!

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In other news – I seemed to have misplaced my Garmin charger so I ran without it today and used iMapMyRun on my iPhone today. I really liked it and believe it to be even more accurate than my Garmin!

Check out these awesome maps to show our route!

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