Workout Wednesday - Running Things with Rashida
#WorkoutWednesday focuses on real-life ways to get in shape and stay healthy and fit. In addition to tips on fitness, we like to feature everyday people who are making a commitment to making healthy eating, exercise, and fitness a priority in their lives. You won't find crazy fad diets or get skinny quick schemes here; just some ideas and motivation to help you honor your temple! Most weeks we feature a Spotify playlist, either from me or from our featured interview for the week because music is a supreme motivator whether you're on the treadmill or on the road. Contact me if you would like to be featured for a #WorkoutWednesday!
This week we are catching up with Rashida, an academic with a penchant for letting her rubber [shoes] hit the road.
HI I’m Rashida! I am a runner and overall I like to stay healthy by incorporating fitness and healthy eating into my everyday lifestyle. I am an academic so I tend to be on a nontraditional schedule, which allows flexibility with exercise. My favorite activities include running, yoga, and I love finding myself at boot camp style classes. I discovered how much I love running when I was in graduate school. Since my professional life is about brain performance, I find I need to combat stress and anxiety with physical activity. There are times when I feel that running is the only thing that keeps me sane. Working out overall allows me to get out of my head and into my body.
Favorite work-out activity at the gym: When I go to the gym I prefer to do group workouts that employ Tabata or HIIT tactics.
Favorite non-gym work out: I absolutely love running outside and prefer to be outside than on a treadmill any day.
Best clothes to work out in: I am a big fan of SmartWool for my socks and shirts. I also love Old Navy’s Active Wear, particularly the pants. My favorite workout tights are from Old Navy’s active line.
Best gym shoes: Since I am a runner, sneakers (as I like to say since I am from NYC) are very important. I discovered 3 years ago that my best shoes are Mizunos. I buy either the wave inspire or wave rider series.
Favorite warm up activities: I’m not very creative when it comes to warming up, a brisk walk usually does the trick.
Most hated yoga pose: I know people love tree, but it is not my favorite. I do not hate it, but my tree is so dependent on what is going on with me in a given day that I never know how it will feel.
Favorite post work-out snack: Usually after a workout, a smoothie is definitely in order.
Favorite smoothie combo: My favorite combo is a brown rice, almond- milk protein shake with spinach, banana and mango.
Big thanks to Rashida for participating!!
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