One of the great perks of being a Lululemon ambassador is being able to participate in their private events. Last night, my local store held a Research and Development Event, so of course I made it a point to go! A party where yoga pants and tank tops are a must? Sign me up!
The R&D Mixer was a space for fitness professionals in the Tampa area to have some time to network, along with seeing what the new winter line of clothes looked like. There was food, drinks, and even a goal setting station. For those of you that don’t know, Lululemon is huge into goal setting.
All of their educators set goals well into the future, and anyone coming into the store can do it as well. I’ll be doing an official goal setting session next month, but I decided to throw out a small one right now!
Now that racing an olympic distance triathlon is out there, I WILL complete it!!
To show off the new clothes, they asked a lot of the ambassadors to model them. The best part – they needed a male runner as well, so look who got to strut his stuff down the red carpet…
I don’t mean to completely jump topics here, but I am going to. I was thinking about this over the week, and would love your opinion!
Without much of a training schedule, running tends to be a bit more sporadic. I am doing my best to get out 4 days a week to run, and I am doing pretty well with it. I tend to range from around 3 miles for shorter runs, to up to 10 miles for my long run days. When I was out the other day, I got to thinking about my mileage, and what constitutes a workout for me.
Don’t get me wrong, any type of exercise is great for your body. Getting out and walking the dog every morning and night is definitely exercise, but I don’t necessarily classify it as a workout. It is just part of my day. I know that I can get out just about any time at get in 3 miles. It is just enough time to get a sweat on, and get my body moving a bit. But what is a workout for me?
I decided my happy distance is 6 miles. I feel accomplished after, I have a good calorie burn, and I enjoy the time I am outside. I can recover quickly, and I do not feel extremely tired after. Anything less feels short and easy (in my head), and anything longer takes more out of me.
For long runs, I consider anything in the double digits long, but that is also based on my current base. Ask me when I am in marathon mode, and 12 miles is a piece of cake ! At that point, anything over the 16 mile mark is long. Sick, I know. But true
And it may be because I have a couple of shorter routes where I live that I feel like I can bang out with no problem. 25 minutes to spare – go for it! 3 miles is a piece of cake. 6 miles always takes a little bit more planning – a get up earlier, I am out longer – and yes, I feel more accomplished.