Life is funny! Things appear to randomly occur, fit together like 2 peas in a pod, and then fall into place quite nicely. Sometimes we get impatient and this process can’t happen fast enough and then other times we’re fortunate to have this happen so quickly that you didn’t even know the 2 events were even related. I had one of those super fast “wait, how cool is that?!” moments recently.
A few weeks ago, I posted about nutrition and was in the middle of really trying to tune up my own diet. A couple of days later, Kevin of EnergyLab Nutrition, put me in contact with a potential new sponsor. His name is Ray and his company is Meals Fit 4 Life. They provide ready made nutritious (and quite delicious!) meals that you simply have to heat and eat. The ingredients are all natural and the produce is organic. There is absolutely no junk in the food that they cook and did I mention that it’s delicious?! I’m still dreaming of the sweet potatoes that I ate last week with walnuts and cinnamon all mixed in. YUM!
Prior to forming all these opinions on Ray’s food, we had a meeting and talked about a potential sponsor relationship. He sent me home with samples so that I could see if I even liked the stuff. Well, as you can see, I LOVED the grub and can’t get enough. So I’m excited to officially announce that Meals Fit 4 Life and I are teaming up for 2012. I love what the company stands for and that they not only provide you with fabulous food but also the nutritional knowledge to help you make good decisions. They have a nutritionist on staff (who is really sweet and helpful) that will sit down with you and write out a plan to help you figure out your nutritional needs based on your goals. The coolest thing about that is that there’s no charge! That’s right people, you heard me – FREE! Go check the store out and fill that hungry tummy – it’s located at the back of the Woodlands off Kuykendahl and Ashlane Way. Thanks again Meals Fit 4 Life for the opportunity to work together.
On the racing front, I had so much fun being a part of the OutRival Racing marathon relay team for the Woodlands Marathon a couple weekends back. The team was quite speedy and we ended up getting first place by 7 minutes, woo hoo! It was a great day for running….nice and cool with a slight breeze. I went into the race with the plan of just doing a low tempo effort since we didn’t taper for it or anything. It was nice to have a “just for fun” race with not much pressure. I felt relaxed and ran well. Now I’m ready to race!!
In other news, I am now officially a Level 1 USAT Certified coach, yay!! I’m so excited to be able to claim that title. I learned a lot from the coaching clinic at the beginning of February and after about a month of taking the test (very slowly and in between workouts when I could muster up the energy!) and doing CPR certification, I am now official! It looks like my current career path of being a triathlete, coach, and business manager with a CPA license will require quite a few continuing education hours…bring it on! Hopefully it’ll keep my brain sharp the further and further I get away from college. Just last week Clint and I were doing a marriage preparation survey where we had to fill in 150+ questions on a scantron…I was so out of practice bubbling those wonderful circles I used to be so familiar with. So, with that being said – my brain needs to be tested every once in awhile. Remind me of this when I start to complain please!