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What’s in My Gym Bag


I carry a pretty big gym bag (pictured above, but in a different color) with lots of things in it! My mommy gym bag is loaded with items as it sort of functions as a diaper bag. Among the items in my bag, I do carry:

  • Stainless steel water bottle
  • flipflops
  • shower caddy
  • hair dryer (small but mighty)
  • protein bar – cuz sometimes i get really hungry after workout
  • Tiger Balm – aches and pains are inevitable and I don’t like to dose.
  • Anti-chafe balm
  • Wet bag – for wet and dirty clothes, mine or the kids
  • Polysporin
  • Band-aids
  • moleskin

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Fitbit is completely dead. Tried resetting and recharging to no avail. I guess I better go another round with Fitbit customer service again. Not too happy about having to do this as often as I do.

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San Jose Sharks Fitness Faceoff 2014

On Sunday, instead of the usual gym class we attended the 2nd San Jose Sharks Fitness Faceoff run that raises money for the Sharks Foundation. The race was in San Jose, it though it was the second one of its kind, it was the first for us.  My husband is a huge hockey fan and our son has also been taking skating/ore-hockey classes at the Sharks Ice at Fremont since February, so this run seems like a natural for us to attend as a family. The race is quite a big one, as it included a 5k, 10k, kids run, 20 mile bike ride, 50 mile bike ride. We chose to do the 5k together as a family, and since Roger’s been bugging me, we also entered him into a kid’s race.

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Fitbit Flex vs. Nike Fuelband vs. Garmin Vivofit

Originally, I was going to just write a blog post about my experience with Fitbit Flex and Nike Fuelband (first generation), but then I ran into some issues with the Flex that made me curious about Garmin’s Vivofit so I purchased the item to try it out as well.

From left: Garmin Vivofit, Nike Fuelband SE, and Fitbit Flex

From left: Garmin Vivofit, Nike Fuelband SE, and Fitbit Flex

For the past month and a half I have been wearing three fitness trackers on my arms I have the Fitbit Flex, Nike Fuelband (SE) , and the Garmin Vivofit on to test drive them together.  I have gotten a lot of questions as to why I do this, and the simply answer is because I am geek with a blog. Everyone else has already seen reviews of the first hands-on, but I wanted to write about my experience as a user with a longer time span in mind. Now I finally feel like I have enough information to write a good post about my field test with the three fitness monitors.

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Mothers Day Weekend Mermaid Run

Most of April has been a very hard month for me. Nothing like having to deal with preschool issues, moving your kids out of preschool, and finding a new preschool to get the stress level up. Things were stressful enough for me that I felt it physically, and my muscles were feeling tight the moment I wake up from sleep in my neck and shoulders. After my last run (where I had a tough time with a stroller), and then missing a race, I really needed to have something for myself.

The Mermaid Run on Mother’s Day weekend was a welcomed change of pace for me. Thanks to a supportive husband, who escorted our son (without little daughter in tow) to his Saturday morning hockey class, I was able to run at this event stroller and kid-free. I was able to enjoy running the race with my friends. I didn’t try to push for a PR, I just enjoyed the fun, ran at a leisurely and comfortable pace, and talked with my friend the whole time. It was a very joyful experience.

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