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The Summer of Nike Fuel

Have you heard that this is the Summer of NikeFuel?!? Nike has started another awesome contest to get people moving! This one is all about the FuelBand. The game is pretty simple, earn the most NikeFuel and you win. What to you win?? An epic Nike weekend in LA! Thankfully, Nike is also giving FuelBand users an opportunity to win a grand prize by hosting ten weekly challenges. Since I only bought my FuelBand last week, I am a couple 100k NikeFuel points behind the leaders. Meaning my only shot of winning is by topping the leaderboard during one of the weekly challenges. Wish me luck!

Summer means time for more. NikeFuel

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This is the fourth Nike+ challenge in just a few months. Each contest has required participants to push themselves to their limits either through running or simply being active. It has been awesome to hear, on the Nike Community forums, how these challenges have altered participants’ lives! Nike, I applaud you for raising the stakes and being committed to enhancing the well-being of Nike consumers across the globe!!!

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Nike is further killing it in the motivation and health promotion department with the Nike FuelBox. This thing is seriously awesome and I am considering jumping on a plane to NYC just to check it out! The FuelBox is a vending machine full of Nike products that you buy with NikeFuel. I saw a guy on Twitter that traded in a 12k NikeFuel day for a Nike SportWatch! Other people were trading in Fuel for shirts and socks! Maybe Nike will test the FuelBox out in Vancouver or Seattle next:)

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So basically this post was a ploy to get you to join the Nike FuelBand club! I know I’ve only had mine a week….but what can I say, it was love at first sight:) Alight, enough talking, I need to go play tennis so I can keep my 4k streak alive!

Happy Sweating!!

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{Run Victoria} Foam Fest + Week 8 Training

Seattle Foam Fest

Week 7 of marathon training as come and gone! After a busy schedule with school and getting sick, it felt really good to get back to training. I am still taking it a bit easier and dialing down my training by putting greater priority on enjoying summer vacation with Kyle and accomplishing my academic goals. It is not always easy to shift expectations mid-training but it has been necessary.

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Here’s next week’s training plan! I am hoping to also throw in some swimming. My triathlon is just a little over a month away so I should probably start training… Along with a swim or two, I am working on hitting my daily NikeFuel goal. I finally bought a Nike FuelBand last week and am now on a journey to conquer the Summer of NikeFuel!

Week 7 Recap

Sunday: Final day off after being sick! NTC Advanced Yoga

Monday: Walk

Tuesday: 4 miles @ 10:45

Wednesday: NTC Power Legs {awesome leg workout, felt it for days} + NTC Gym Sculpt {fantastic 15 minute workout!!!}

Thursday: 4 miles @ 10:36 {20 minutes out, 20 minute tempo back}

Friday: NTC Curve Carver

Saturday: Foam Fest 5k – blog post soon to come!

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{Eats} Simple Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Before I get to the recipe, let me congratulations Thomas Muller and the Germany Football Team. Super bummed that the World Cup is over but I cannot wait to the USWNT go for glory in Canada next summer.

This guys is always making laugh with his winking and smirking.

Vegan Parmesan Cheese Recipe

And now to my first food post in foooorevvvver! Sorry it has been so long. My goal is to get back into my regular blogging routine this week! We will see how grad school treats me:)

Vegan Parm

As I have transitioned to being vegan, parmesan cheese has been the hardest dairy product to give up. I have Googled a couple of recipes but did not actually try one until today. This recipe could not be any more simple and tasty! I tested it out by pouring it on top of a simple spaghetti dinner.

What you need:

  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1/4 nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

What to do:

  • Put cashews, nutritional yeast, and salt in food processor
  • Process ingredients until it is the desired texture and consistency
  • Enjoy!

Seriously, it is that easy and it makes a great topping! I will definitely be using this often.

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{Run Victoria} Week 7 + Some Magical Moments

Before I get to my training, as a Harry Potter addict, let’s talk about the magical events of today: the grand opening of Diagon Alley + new Harry Potter content from J.K. Rowling! I am totally geeking out!!!

Yep, that about describes my emotions!

Naturally I spent the day searching Diagon Alley related hashtags, living vicariously through the lucky muggles who experienced a glimpse of J.K. Rowling’s beautiful creation! It looks incredible and I am counting down the seconds until I get my Hogwarts letter! My Hogwarts loving cousin got to experience WWOHP and all its glory today, here’s one of his photos…

All aboard!!!

Soon, very, very soon!

Okay, time to get back to the grind. Another week has come and gone, although, I wouldn’t call last week a training week. I was sick pretty much the whole week and ran less than 10 miles. By the time the weekend rolled around, I realized I needed to stop even attempting to run. So after a few days with zero miles, I gave it a go this morning. It wasn’t pretty or fast but it was 4 miles and it was training. Tomorrow will be a Nike Training Club day and then I should be back on the training bandwagon. First, this is a look at this week’s schedule.

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And second, here’s a quick recap of last week’s training: It was a very low-key week!

Sunday: 7 miles

Monday: Tara Stiles Yoga + Tara Stile Yoga 

Tuesday: Walk

Wednesday: 1 mile run + 1 mile walk

Thursday: 2 miles

Friday: Yoga

Saturday: 1.5 miles

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{#TBT} That Day I Visited Wimbledon…

Wimbledon Station

I wish I could say that the day involved watching the greatest tennis players in the world, decked out in their finest white apparel, take to the grass of the All England Tennis Club…but it didn’t. My mom and I were in London two weeks too early, so we settled for a tour instead.

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(Oh my, what am I wearing?!?! London, I promise I will dress better next time I visit:)

As an avid tennis fan, just touring Wimbledon was one of the greatest sporting experiences of my life. I can only dream of what it will be like when I actually take part as a spectator (Watch out, Wimbledon 2016…)

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(touching the most famous tennis grass in the world)

Wimbledon, we will meet again…One day!

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