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Reebok Adventures Finale: Lunch & Running

Good evening! First things first – what are you making on Thursday for Thanksgiving? Need some ideas? If so, check out this post I wrote last year: 10 Healthy and Easy Thanksgiving Recipes.

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And now, back to finishing up my Reebok adventure recaps! Check out the previous recaps first if you missed them:

You know what I appreciate? When healthy lunch options are offered when you travel. Reebok was all over it – all sorts of salad and veggies, plus chicken, salmon, shrimp, and steak to top it with (I had a little of each – buried underneath the toppings), plus roasted sweet potatoes cut in quarters. So awesome.

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While eating lunch, we got to hear about (and see!) some of the awesome new products Reebok has coming down the pipeline in 2013. Lots of fun colors and they are expanding into some new areas of fitness, too. Stay tuned!

Following lunch (after which we also got some awesome flour free coconut/almond cookies), we had the opportunity to participate in a focus group with the Reebok team, sharing what we liked and didn’t like about their products. My main recommendations are ones I’d give to other brands, too:

  1. No more of those stupid pad inserts in sports bras. In small size bras, just sew them in! They fall out in the washer and drive me INSANE. A ton of the other smaller-chested ladies agreed with this one. Anyone else?!
  2. More thumb holes on jackets, and pockets with zippers.
  3. Loving the bright colors!
  4. Write the exact full name of the shoe somewhere in the shoe – I hate when I find a shoe I love but then can’t remember exactly what the name/model was (and therefore can’t find it again, since companies have so many variations of each line)!

After chatting, we had one last adventure on deck – a run with Patrick Joyce, who is Reebok’s Senior Manager of Running Sports Marketing.

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After sitting for a couple hours, all of us were starting to fade and getting out and moving was just what we needed! Patrick was really cool, too, and led us in a fun workout. As he said – the key is to keep running engaging! I would agree. :)

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After doing a 1 mile lap around Reebok’s campus…

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It was time for the fun. Those of you who were on sports teams back in the day will remember this – you all run in a line, and the person in back sprints up to the front. When they get there, they yell “GO!” and the next person in back runs up, etc. etc.

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It’s such a sneaky and more fun way to do sprints because everyone is cheering each other on and having a good time with it.

Whew! We did a cool down lap around the track after our mile of sprints.

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Hi Tina and Julie!

The whole group with our fearless leader:

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(Top row: Ericka, Patrick, Julie, Jeremy; Bottom row: Heather, me, Jess, Tina, Bonnie, Lala)

Thanks again to Reebok for such a fun opportunity! Not only was it great to work (and work out) with Reebok again, but it was wonderful to meet some awesome new bloggers, too. I always come home from events like this with renewed energy for blogging and a lot of great new ideas, too!

(Disclaimer – Reebok covered our travel costs to and from Boston and our hotel on Thursday night, but I wasn’t compensated for my participation in the event or these recap posts.)

Comments

  1. 1

    I love it when a healthy lunch option is offered. At my work they are starting to provide healthier options for meetings…it is so nice. I hate eating something really heavy and then sitting in a meeting the rest of the day.

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    this reebok trip looked awesome! I love Julies face in that one picture haha! shes so cute!

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    Looks like fun!!

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    That sounds like a super fun way to get speed work in…sure beats the treadmill!

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    Healthy Eater says:

    Very nice! You clearly earned your Thanksgiving dinner! Well done -

  6. 6

    I love that grey zip-up you all are wearing in the group photo! Is that Reebok (I’m assuming haha)

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    OMG! I hear you on the pad inserts!! My running bra has 1 in and 1 out right now because they’re hard to put in at 5 in the morning when you just want to get out and run! And I agree about the full shoe name–I always have to change shoes because I can’t remember the name of the one I loved. (BTW, I am in love with your gray zip jacket! Totally on my Xmas list for my training runs this winter!!)

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    Love your recommendations!
    One problem I have with Reebok is that the bottoms don’t fit. I wear a size 0 and I can never find a pair of pants that won’t fall off. And if I did, they are way too long (I’m 5’2″). I love, love, love the style/look/color, just can’t wear them. bummer for me :'(

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    I’m with you on the padded sports bras. It’s so annoying when the padding falls out in the laundry, and actually, I would lobby for less padding for smaller sizes; I’m *so* small up top that wearing a padded sports bra looks weird, lol.

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    Oh man, I remember Indian sprints all too well from high school! They’re super challenging! Looks like a great, fun trip. It’s making me really want some new running shoes! Maybe I’ll add that to my Christmas list this year.

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    Yes! I absolutely agree with your recommendation regarding pad inserts! They are just as useless in swimsuits. Very good comment and I hope they take it into consideration!

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