I’ve long been a big believer that…
yoga + running = a match made in heaven.
This smooth 30 minute yoga practice, led by official lululemon SeaWheeze ambassador Kerri Kelly, is perfect for runners who need to get a little bendy after pounding the pavement.
I won’t be able to run SeaWheeze this year, but I was really impressed by lulu’s new SeaWheeze half-marathon training app for iOS. The SeaWheeze app [Update: SeaWheeze app is no longer available; here is a link to the lululemon app] is
one part pocket sized personal trainer, one part DJ and one part Vancouver city guide. Beginner and intermediate training programs include cross training, yoga and running options designed to help you reach your running goals, regardless if you’re training for SeaWheeze or another half marathon. The app lets you track your training, share your progress and listen to incredible music to keep you motivated.
I don’t really need the Vancouver city guide (right now), but I can definitely use the personal training and DJ features. It would be an especially awesome tool if they eventually allowed users to select their own training start dates so it can be effectively used for other races. But, for what it is–the SeaWheeze Half-Marathon app–it does a pretty amazing job. Check out all the details on lululemon’s blog.
Happy running and stretchy yoga goodness, friends:)
The simplicity of yoga is one of its most beautiful and appealing aspects. Not a lot of equipment required, right?…
Well, a yoga mat isn’t necessarily even an absolute necessity, but I think most of us would admit yoga isn’t nearly as pleasant without a little sticky mat under our feet and hands. Everything else is pretty much gravy in my book…and boy do I love gravy 🙂 The picture above…definitely me.
So yeah, despite having a ton of yoga gear, a constant pet-peeve of mine has always been when I finish my yoga practice, roll up my mat, and put it in the closet somehow it always seems to find a way to unroll itself. Luckily, the “Yoga Mat Tie” provides a simple, yet brilliant solution to one of these tough to deal with first-world yoga conundrums–the sloppy yoga mat… I’ve been using Yoga Mat Ties for a couple of months and they’re awesome!
For our giveaway this week we’re excited to partner with the nice folks out of Boulder, Colorado, who handmake each and every Yoga Mat Tie.
1. Head on over to Twitter and follow @TheYogaMatTie (you’re probably already following us), AND
2. Leave a comment about your yoga accessory philosophy.
I’m already a self-confessed gravy/gear man, but I’d like to hear your thoughts on bolsters, blocks, blankets, and belts. Regardless of whether you’re a gear junkie or not, once you try the Yoga Mat Tie I think you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
We’ll pick a winner at random this weekend. Good luck and namaste!
Most yogis tend to find themselves on a never ending quest to find an environmentally-friendly water bottle that’s stylish, easy to use, doesn’t leak all over, and is simple to clean. It’s tough to find that whole combination in a single water bottle, but I think I’ve finally found it in the SIGG Active Top water bottle. I’ve used it everyday for the past few weeks and it surpasses all expectations.
The Active Top bottle comes equipped with a rotary slide valve control system, implemented for the first time on a SIGG bottle, which combines an easy to use Open, Close, Air and Clean functions that help dictate what mode you want to be in. If you’ve ever tried putting a fizzy drink in a water bottle you know you’re asking for trouble, but with the Active Top bottle the rotary slide valve system opens a small aperture to release pressure from drinks, avoiding disasters all over your lap, or my personal favorite, all over the inside of my backpack. By turning the valve to the “Air” mode for a nano-second and then to “Open,” you have seamless suction and flow even with carbonated or effervescent beverages.
And since the bottle has an internal straw system, you can sip away all day without even picking up the bottle. What I especially love about the bottle though is that it’s super simple to take apart and clean. I don’t know about you, but I get a bit worried when I can’t clean all the parts of my water bottle, or I’ve taken it apart and can’t figure out how to put all of the little pieces back together. The Active Top bottle, however, has few components making it quick and easy to dismantle and reassemble. In the convenient “Clean” mode, the top pops right off ensuring safe and hygienic cleaning. In the “Close” position, the bottle is virtually leakproof–never had a problem unless I had a fizzy drink and forget to turn the lid to Close before throwing it in my backpack. It’s hard to blame user error on the water bottle, so I won’t knock it for one minor incident…
I take the the Active Top with me everywhere now–it’s extremely light weight, durable and completely BPA and phthalate free. Plus, it’s completely recyclable at the end of it’s long life due to its aluminum composition. If you’re on the lookout for a new water bottle you won’t go wrong with the SIGG Active Top, which is available for retail in most Whole Foods locations, on SIGG’s website, or at Amazon.com . Priced between $22.99 and $28.99 in a variety of sizes, you can learn more about the Active Top in the video below and at http://newactivetop.sigg.com/.
…in case you were wondering what to do with all your lululemon bags…
If anyone’s listening from lululemon, I’m incredibly frustrated that you don’t deliver to overseas military addresses. What’s up with that? Would it really be so hard to use the U.S. postal system?
We need our lulu too!
[UPDATE #1: I’d love to say lululemon fixed the shipping issue immediately–they did not–but I can say they did contact me immediately to let me know my concern was passed along to the shipping team. Hopefully I’ll have a happy update #2 in the near future!]