This morning I was racing to my day job and didn’t have time to make my usual protein shake. I grabbed some fruit and while racing out the door also grabbed from my stack of bars a Vega One all-in-one nutrition bar.
I have previously posted my detest of bars, but I didn’t hesitate excited to try the Double Chocolate and assuming it would taste as delicious as the others, and of course, it did!
The bars are vegan which is great news for many of my friends. I ate the bar during my first meeting this morning and shared with my coworker who is gluten free – so is the bar. At first she was taken back by the 250 calories, but then was totally shocked by the 15grams of protein. For me, I’m willing to add on those little extra calories for all that extra protein.
Like all Vega products, the Vega One Nutrition Bar is clean, plant-based nutrition. It also contains 6 grams of fiber, and 1.5 grams of Omega-3. It is designed by Vega founder and triathlete Brendan Brazier, to cover the key nutrient bases with “its balanced combination of essential vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, a full serving of greens, plus 1 billion dairy-free probiotics per bar.” And while that all sounds great, what I know for fact is that it tastes delicious! A perfect morning grab on the go! (… and it got me to work on time – phew!)
I am so honoured to announce and share that I have been selected as one of the 12 Oakley Women Ambassadors for 2013. It was a public vote so I feel overjoyed and blessed that you took the time and effort to vote for me, as well as share my message with others.
Through this opportunity I am very excited to be able to continue to share my passion for healthy, active living with the women in my community and abroad. I look forward to inspiring others to get after it by being active every day in a variety of ways.
With the Oakley Ambassador team, it is our goal to inspire the women around us to be fearless, motivating, and confident! And one of the many ways we’ll be doing this is through a number of free community events.
Toronto’s First O-Active Event
The first Oakley O-Active Toronto Training Club has been booked! Join me at High Park on Tuesday May 28th, Register here! The evening will allow you to discover the O-Active summer agenda and get your first work out of the season with the Toronto Oakley Ambassadors! The evening will include a Demonstration of Running Form Techniques, which will be followed by a 5km run, and a little yoga & stretching session will close off the evening. Hope to see you there!
With my spring marathon complete, my attention is back on the bike (this time outdoors) and I’m excited to kick of my GranFondo training in style. (Wondering what the heck is GranFondo – click here!)
Last weekend was my first road ride this year and dang was it cold! Luckily I have friends who are just as crazy excited about cycling and had some great company on route!
As I’ve previously shared, GranFondo will be my longest bike race ever, and while I’m a little nervous (maybe a lot) I’m excited to begin the journey. In order to support rookie riders like myself (well all riders) GranFondo has created two training programs to help everyone get prepared. They have a 20 week program which I’ll be following, as well as a 16 week program available. By using these programs, I’m not just looking to increase my time in the saddle, i’m also hoping to gain a little confidence on the bike and for the big day, and of course have some fun!
Also to support their riders, GranFondo has collaborated with Share the Road Cycling Coalition for a series of charity cycling events throughout Ontario. The first event is Spin the Lakes on May 25th in Huntsville and Wheels for Wellness Ride on June 14/15 in Ottawa. They also have some family friendly rides race weekend, as well as a ton of other great pre and post race events (like yoga for cyclists!). So if you’re looking to get in gear, start training for this great cycling adventure!
Oh – and I mentioned training in “style” – big thanks to lululemon for this fabulous cycling kit! Yeah flower power! Available online or at the Queen St store here in Toronto!
Picture from lululemon.com depicts short sleeve jersey and bib shorts.