Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday's Randomness

Monday, I decided to switch my  week up a bit. I normally Spin on Monday, but instead I did an easy 3.5 miles and followed it with an arm workout.  Then for some reason I decided that I should try a burpee. I assume everyone out there knows what a burpee is, but to make sure I was doing it right I checked out a video online. I then proceeded to do 5 burpee's and thought I might die. O.K. not really die, but man those suckers are hard. I am try them again today, but we shall see.

In other randomness on Sunday, we decided instead of driving to Portland we are going to take the train. The cost to fill my SUV is the same price for two from Seattle to Portland. The train station is only 1.1 miles from our hotel so it should be an easy walk, depending on how much I pack.  I am a little nervous of taking the train I hope there are no major delays.
A random giveaway. Yesterday, while looking for bubbles for my daughter I located the Gel-Bot. I won this water bottle sometime last year and I have never used it. I don't think I ever will as I am not really in to Gel's or Gu's. I figured I might as well pass it on to someone who might use it. I tossed 4-Gels. Check out the Gel-Bot HERE
Summary: The Gel-Bot delivers two performance essentials, fuel and hydration, in one easy to use sport bottle. This patent-pending design lets you fuel or hydrate with just one hand. Perfect for racing or total gel addicts. All the Gel-Bot components can be taken apart and easily cleaned.

If you are interested in winning this product just leave me a comment. I will draw a random winner on May 21st.

Have you ever travelled by train?

14 comments:

  1. I would love to win that Gelbot! Never used one before:) I have taken the train to Portland many times since my sister-in-law lives there. It is much more relaxing than driving and I get really sleepy driving back home which is a little scary:0

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  2. Train is the ONLY way to go to Portland. I've ridden it numerous times down there and have have been delayed beyond about a half an hour. I would HIGHLY recommend upgrading to business class so you can avoid all the lines, get on the train first and enjoy a much quieter ride. It's not much more expensive :)

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  3. I take the train from Tacoma to Portland and back at least once a year, and that's how I got to/from the Portland Marathon. Love it! Good luck this weekend!

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  4. Thanks for all the great feed back on the train. I am freaking out a little as I am a control freak!

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  5. I have never travelled by train, but would like to someday just to say I did.

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  6. I'd love to win a Gelbot. I'm always looking for new hydration tools.

    I've taken the train from LA to San Diego a few times. It's not any faster, but it's pretty convenient and low stress.

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  7. nice 3.5! I did 3 today with my husband, it was nice because it was not too hot and I did a pretty good job at keeping up with his SUPER fast speed! LOL!

    I'd love to win this, never tried it and would like to give it a try...

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  8. I think this looks awesome!

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  9. We were thinking of taking the train too but decided against it. There are some things we want to go see while we are in the Portland area before and after the race and it will be more convenient to drive.

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  10. The train from Seattle to Portland is fantastic. The only one that isn't on time is the one that comes up from LA to Seattle. You guys will have a blast. The views are amazing.

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  11. That is awesome, Gel-Bot...I've never heard of it but it looks cool! I did 3 miles yesterday morning and 2+ yesterday evening...beautiful outside!

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  12. I would LOVE to try it! I'm still experimenting with my hydration and during-run nutrition.

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  13. I took the train from Pendleton to Portland once when I was a kid and apparently I was so poorly behaved that my mom swore never again. I also rode the train a bit when I was in Europe. I'm actually thinking of taking the train up to Seattle for RNR Seattle.

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  14. I'd love to give this bottle a try. I hope you enjoy the train-much more comfortable than a car!

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