Week of 02.10.20
5 Things Worth Sharing
- In the market for a massage gun? Before getting one, check out these 5 things you should know about them
- Running fast on this awesome trail This ultra runner's mission: be the fastest women to run on this trail. With views like these, I would be stopping al the time!
- Looking for a running belt? I personally use an old Spibelt belt, but here are some options you might also find interesting
- Do you listen to fast-music when working out? Apparently, studies show that high-tempo music helps workouts feel like less effort and are also more beneficial in terms of enhancing physical fitness
- More companies should learn from Altra Running. In an industry that penalizes women for having children, this new move by Altra will hopefully set a new trend. Love it!
What You Missed This Week
- New Podcast 🎙️: No new podcast this week, BUT in case you are thinking about training for your first Ironman triathlon, check out this conversation I had with Boulder-based coach Eric Kenney on how to train for your first 140.6-mile race.
- Valentines Day Deal: 20% discount storewide. Use code VDAY2020. Offer valid through Feb 14th ($50 min purchase)
- My favorite quote: Success is your duty, obligation and responsibility. - Grant Cardone
- My favorite Instagram post: Apparently I only have 1 chore to do at home ;)
- iPhone wallpaper: Read this the next time you need an extra reminder to help you keep going, specially during though times. You got this!
The CHASKI Fact Of The Week
Ok, I'm starting something new, I call it the CHASKI Fact Of The Week. This is just my desire to share with you more about the Incas, the culture where the Chaskis came from (and me too!)
- What gear did the Chaskis carry? Did you know that these Inca messengers usually carried two items: a quipu and a pututu. The quipu was a system of knotted strings used to carry messages (see picture below..weird right? I mean, how did they communicate with these things?!). A pututu was a conchshell used as a trumpet to signal the other chaski runner to get ready to take over and keep carrying the message (remember: the Chaskis covered thousands of miles by working in a relay system)