It’s here – the last marathon Monday in training. Eeeekkkk! It’s been a crazy, crazy week to say the least.
I’m not even sure where to begin. Veteran marathoners told me the taper will mess with your mind. It has and then some! My blister issues have gone away but now I am dealing with another issue. My right foot is not feeling right. It feels fine until I’m running. I wouldn’t call it pain, just noticeable and different. My gait is off because of it. I’ve been trying to take it easy but mind keeps telling me – you need to run! You’re running a marathon soon! When I have been running, I feel slow like molasses. On top of the foot issues, we’ve also been traveling this week. Different routines, food and terrain have all been messing with my head and body!
Here’s how the week looked in workouts:
Monday: 60 minute bike trainer + total body strength
Tuesday: Easy 5 miles + yoga
Wednesday: 50 minute bike trainer + total body strength + yoga
With marathon training, I not only had an increase in my weekly mileage, my appetite grew! There were days that I could not get enough food in my stomach. I love my snacks of dried and fresh fruit, nuts, veggies, hummus, and homemade protein smoothies but sometimes you need a little something different to jazz it up.
I was recently asked to review Sambazon juices and smoothies through #momsmeet. I usually don’t buy juice or smoothies because most have a lot of added junk that we don’t need. But I have seen Sambazon’s cute little purple bottles at the grocery store and was interested. Anything that says SUPERFOOD has to be good, right?
After finding out that all Sambazon Superfood juices are NON-GMO, USDA organic, vegan, gluten-free, full of antioxidants, healthy omega 3-6-9s and provide whole nutrition, I was ready to give the juice a try. Plus, just look at their manifesto:
SAMBAZON’S PRINCIPLES OF PURPLE LOVE – a manifesto guiding us to always: 1. Foster a healthy disregard for the impossible. 2. Be fiercely committed to Sustainability + all things Organic/Non-GMO. 3. Share Superfoods that energize the Body + Soul. 4. Live an active lifestyle that’s centered around vibrant Health + Wellness. 5. Be honest, upful, playful, open, curious, driven and humble. 6. Trust in “One Tribe. One Vibe.” by being earnest, approachable and radically inclusive of all. 7. Measure success through a Triple Bottom Line: Social + Environmental + Economic.
I choose three different juices/smoothies -
ENERGY Acai Berry + Yerba Mate + Guarana
PROTEIN Acai Berry + chocolate
ENERGY Mocha Java
Can you tell I was looking for ENERGY?
I tried the Mocha Java first. My initial thought was “That’s different.” But then it grew on me and actually was my favorite of all three. Although all were really excellent! I wish my store would have had a better selection including the Supergreens with Kale + Ginger. I love my greens!
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Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.
Hi everyone! I'm Angela, an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist who has a love of all things running, yoga, and fitness. I try to feed my family the most natural and organic food available. Join me as I navigate life as a Happy Fit Mama!
Even though I’ve had plenty of experience with healthy eating and exercise, I am not a medical doctor or registered dietitian. I am an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES). This is my personal blog. These are my opinions only. Articles are researched before they are written. I always try to provide the best information possible. Always consult your physician before starting any exercise program.