As I sit in the car driving back towards Bethesda, I am surrounded by junk food and I was inspired to write about healthy options you can find or pack for when you are traveling.
Obviously fruits and veggies are great options. Most of the time you have these foods in your house and you might as well pack them so they don’t spoil while you are away. Additionally most of the rest stops and convenience stores have a small selection of fresh food as well.
If you are looking for something a little more substantial nuts and granola/protein bars are good options. I’m personally a big fan of the Cliff Blueberry Crisp bar.
Meals on the go can be tough but I find Subway to be a pretty good option. They have plenty of subs that aren’t loaded with fat and calories. Grilled chicken sandwiches (hold the mayo) are standard at fast food restaurants and are a much better option that a burger.
I have been running for years and I have tried a variety of gear in that time. My shoe of choice was always Asics, but in the past few years I have switched to a more minimalist approach and I wear Vibram five fingers, Saucony Hittoris, Nike Free 5.0, and Zoots for my triathlons and longer distances.
As far as socks go, wicking technology is a must, (no cotton please) and I wear no socks when I run tri’s. Also obviously no socks in the Vibrams and the Hattoris.
As far as shorts, I have always preferred 7” Asics running shorts and a dri-fit shirts. If it’s a little colder I might go with an Under Armour base layer and long-sleeve dri-fit shirt. Anything colder and I usually just run inside. On the rare occasion that I do run outside when it’s in the 40’s I wear Under Armour running pants, skull cap and gloves.
Please give me your feedback I would love to know what you wear.
So if you don’t know by now about JETT Training’s WEEKEND WARRIORS Class, shame on you! The class is every Saturday, 10:30am-11:30am at Sport and Spine Rehab Center, Wintergreen Plaza, in Rockville Maryland. Its a group circuit workout, “boot-camp” style, focusing on functional exercise. Its only 10 bucks per class to attend. Sales pitch completed, what I’d like to do today is give a shoutout to Dave Arnold, who came out last Saturday and totally ROCKED his workout. So what did Dave do? He did a great endurance workout, focusing on total body endurance. Here’s how it went: Warmup and Stretch, then… 10 Single Leg Squats per leg stabilized with TRX Straps 20 Pullups 15 “Perfect Pushups” 30 Kettlbell Swings with 16 kilos 10 more Single Leg Squats per leg 20 more Pullups 15 more “Perfect Pushups” 30 more KB Swings 10 Upward Chops from a Single leg kneel w/ 16 kilo KB, each side 20 Accordion Crunches 20 Twisting Crunches 20 “Toe-touch” Crunches 15 “Perfect Pushups” 20 Alternating Leg backward lunges w/ 16 kilo KB on the chest 10 more Single Leg Squats per leg 10 more Pullups 15 more “Perfect Pushups” 30 more KB Swings 10 Upward Chops from a Single leg kneel w/ 16 kilo KB, each side 20 Accordion Crunches 20 Twisting Crunches 20 “Toe-touch” Crunches 15 “Perfect Pushups” 20 Alternating Leg backward lunges w/ 16 kilo KB on the chest Cooldown and Stretch. Total Workout time 1 hour.
Great job Dave, can’t wait to see you at WEEKEND WARRIORS next week!