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No excuses - home and back at it!

Well, that's a wrap from the Oakley Women ambassadors, Shawn Parkin and Sweat Pants media. Photos, how-to videos, product reviews, recipes and so much more all accomplished in two days. 

Thank you Oakley Women for another amazing experience to share my knowledge on nutrition and triathlons. There's nothing more motivating and inspiring than being around so many fitness enthusiastic, passionate, hard working and motivated women. 

With a few upcoming exciting months ahead for Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition, I was ready to get home on Wednesday (1/22) to get back to the normal routine. 


4:45am West Coast wake-up call. 
4:00pm East Coast arrival
5:45-7:15pm swim practice with Karel at UNF
3700 yards
Main set:
8 x 150's on 2:45 (middle 50 fast)

8:30pm - reunite with my furry BFF and enjoy a warm bowl of soup with Karel. 

1 can tomato basil soup + 1 can water in large pot
Add 1/2 bag edamame (out of the pod)
1/2 package mushrooms (chopped and washed)
2 large handfuls kale

After cooking covered for ~20 minutes on low-med heat (stirring at 10 minutes to combine) pour your portion into your soup bowl and top with 1 tbsp nutritional yeast and a pinch of shredded cheese. 
I missed my kitchen!!

This morning's workout:
1:30 trainer bike (new stem on bike - thanks Karel!) + 35 minute run (wearing my new pure flow Brooks running shoes)

20 min warm-up + 5 sets of single leg drills (1 min each leg, then 1 minute both)
Main set:
1 min ON/OFF
2 min ON/OFF
3 min ON/OFF
5 min ON/OFF
4 min ON/OFF
On was Z4 low with 90+ rpm cadence
rest of the ride steady.

Treadmill run off the bike (our complex gym)
10 min warm-up
Main set:
5 x 3 min @ half ironman race pace w/ 30 sec rest (straddle treadmill)
5 min steady
walk cool down


Staying busy in Laguna Beach!

Even though I live 20 minutes from the beach, there's something about being on the west coast that really makes me happy. 

And walking into my room at Seven4one made me very, VERY happy.

Thank you Oakley Women, Asics, Coola Suncare, Perfect Fit Protein and Zico!

After enjoying a few hours of free time when I arrived

And catching up on a few Trimarni work related things

The sun was setting and it was time for the Oakley Women crew + ambassadors to gather for a meeting.

And enjoy an amazing dinner by a private chef of Eggplant Parmesan, salad and gluten-free baked ziti. So amazing! 

Although I was very tired after being awake for over 20 hours, I made myself stay awake until 10pm (1am EST) and I had a great night of sleep, waking up at 6am and feeling completely fresh and energized. 
So, I went for a 4 mile hilly run on the streets of Laguna Beach and got lucky enough to also enjoy the sunrise. 

A delicious way to start my day I must say! Thanks again to the amazing private chef for the egg scramble with potatoes and veggies. 


It was a very long day but I'm not complaining. Hair and makeup done and it was time to get to work with and Sweatpants Media

And by early afternoon, it was finally time for me to refuel my brain. 

Quinoa salad with a flavor overload of ingredients, tossed in olive oil and topped with dates. Thank you private chef!!

After a full day of being in front of  cameras, we had a little time for downtime to explore Laguna Beach and it's yummy local eats. 

My friend Fitz, creator of the Morning mile and Flip Flop abs, and I (unplanned, kinda matching in Oakley Women) along with a few other ambassadors explored the streets...

And we finally found what we were looking for!

Casey's cupcakes! We arrived around 5:30pm and there were less than a dozen muffins left in the store!! 

My selection was the peanut butter pizazz because peanut butter makes me smile so I figured a PB cupcake had to be too good to be true.

The day is finally over, another meal was enjoyed and we have one more day to go of our Oakley Women event. 

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