Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Power Ice Review

I'm always on the go.  And sometimes I'm racing out the door in the morning to get my run in.  Sometimes I'm drinking my  sports drinks on the go.  I recently found Power Ice.  They are a perfect compliment to a busy lifestyle and a healthy diet.

These ice pop like creations are full of electrolytes goodness.  They aren't full of calories.  At only 30 a piece, you won't ruin your day with one of these.  Also lacking from power ice is caffeine and high fructose corn syrup.  They are also gluten free.

Power Ice does have potassium and sodium to keep you going.  I felt great on my run after eating the Power Ice.  I didn't feel like I had a lot in my stomach weighing me down, but I had just enough fuel to keep going a little farther and faster.  

I love the popsicle like feel.  It feels fun to eat.  Also, the cooling effects are great on a hot summer day.  
The best part is they taste great.  I've tried a few flavors and they are all great.  My husband, who is a little fussy when it comes to sports drinks and chews, loves these.  They are a great way to say fueled and hydrated on a summer day!

Power Ice comes in Lime Kicker and Orange Blast.  

If you want to find out more or order a box, visit their site: http://www.powerice.com

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Rhode Island~The Biggest Little State in the Union

Well in the Northeast we've had a heat wave so severe that we've had air quality alerts every day.  So, I haven't run outside at all.  It has been so hot and muggy that you can't even go outside without your glasses fogging up and breaking a sweat.

During the hot spell, I visited my parents in Rhode Island.  It is where I grew up and I don't get to go back as often as I'd like.  However, when I do, I try to squeeze everything in!

The first day I was there we went to one of my favorite Chinese restaurants for lunch...Asia restaurant.  There is a way they make "Chinese" food in Rhode Island that tastes so good!  We also hit The Christmas Tree shop which is a discount store.  My mom and I love bargain hunting is this is the best place to do it.

We traveled to the beach the next day and I we walked for a little while looking at the ocean and then went to Iggy's, a take out restaurant famous for its chowder (which is red in Rhode Island), clam cakes and doughboys.  All of them were fried, yummy goodness.

I got to see my friends and family and spend quiet time with my parents, who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this week!  Overall, Rhode Island is always a great trip!

The weather forecast says cooler weather is on the way so I'm hoping Roxy and I can get back at it soon!  The indoor bike is less than thrilling for me and she just watches intently.
The famous Iggy's bag

The Coast Guard House

People travel to the shore to make cairns.  Some are glued and some are just balanced.  They are beautiful!

Rhode Island red chowder and a clam cake.  (I pick the clams out!)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy

Sorry all that I've been so quiet lately.  I've had a LOT going on, all good :)

I've been working on some new projects and tackling them, slow and steady.  I've also self appointed myself Marketing Manager for Matt Dewkett Photography and I have some great ideas on things going forward.  Matt has become quite a talented photographer and we'd like to make this passion more a part of our lives and careers.

We've had a few clients who are moving. We will be sad to see them go to their new locations, but we are happy to be part of the process to get them moved onto a new location in their lives.  All the moving is quite physical and I've been so sore that working out has been hard.  However, I've been using the bike and taking Roxy out for slow runs.  We're also in a heat wave here, making it difficult to run with asthma.  I'm being cautious and smart about it.

All of these things in my life, once upon a time would have to be done right away and without fail.  However, my new mantra is slow and steady wins the race.  A little bit of progress each and every day is what matters and what will get me where I need to be.  With running, I'm in this for the long haul.  I'm running to be healthy and happy my whole life, not just meet a goal and quit.

I should have blogged more from Vinalhaven, but some foggy weather allowed me to get LOTS of work done and be creative.  I always find changing my location helps me change my mind a little too.  Here are some photos from our trip...

We had a GREAT time with family and enjoying the island air.  There are so few distractions that it is easy to get things done, focus and enjoy the stillness.

I did run a fair amount on VH, although I didn't track my mileage.  I had a great time running with Roxy on streets for the first time.  She did fairly well.  I enjoyed running to the beach with her, letting her swim and then running home.  It was adorable and we were both able to cool off a bit before making the trek back.  Oh and the view in inspiring :)

I hadn't been running on hills as much and the island is full of them.  I forgot how hard they can be and how much I love the challenge.  I picked one of the bigger hills on my route and just went up and down a bunch of times to practice form and breath control too.  Then, when I was back on flat this week, I felt like the wind.

More, coming soon on some of the other adventures we have coming up!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Island Life

Well we've been in Maine a little over a week.  While the weather hasn't been playing nice, I will say it has been the most productive vacation I've ever had.  Crafting and working on long term projects I haven't found time for at home has been great.

I have been running, just about every day.  Just a few miles, a little faster than I've been running at home has made for a great combination.

For the first time ever I've been running with Roxy on the road.  Roads here are narrow in spots and of course there are cars and people.  However, it is a great place for some "training wheels" runs with her on the waist leash.

Iv'e been rewarding her with some swimming.  We run a few miles, to a place where she can get in the water, then we run back.

We've been enjoying being out and despite a ferry horn and a siren, we've had few distractions and incidents.

My goal is to be able to run with Roxy anywhere, anytime and not worry about Roxy's reaction.

We do love running together and it makes it a little more about her than about me.

I've been fighting asthma issues with the fog and really moist air.  I also have a tendency to want to run every day we are here without the ability to supplement with indoor workouts and I need to remember that running every day isn't a great idea for anyone.

So, I'm hoping to get some yoga in outside and get some strength workouts in.  However, the fog needs to burn off a bit.  Being outside for just a few minutes leaves you wet and soggy!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Enjoy this holiday that we are so blessed to have!  Be safe and HAVE FUN!