Yesterday’s workout consisted of some time outside and some time in the gym. I believe I got great benefit from both workouts. I started with a 45 bike ride, taking the long way to the gym. When I got there, I locked up my bike, threw everything in a locker and headed for the exercise bike where I completed my hour bike ride with 15 minutes on the trainer. Then I stopped for a few minutes, drank some water and ate a packet of Power Bar Power Gel Blasts, (affiliate link). The flavor was Strawberry Banana and when I opened the pouch, they looked just like banana slices with some strawberry gel coating. I was skeptical. But, I thought I would probably need some energy for my 30 minute run, so I ate them. They were actually very tasty and I was impressed with how much energy I had to run on the treadmill. I felt like I could go a lot longer and ended up bumping up my speed a few times. In the spirit of full disclosure, I did not purchase these Gel Blasts, I got them for free. However, it was a free sample offer that PowerBar is advertising on their website. They did not provide them to me for free in order for a review. If you would like your free sample, just go here. All that to say, I will most likely purchase these and use them in the future.
I enjoyed the indoor/outdoor aspect of my workout. I really like riding my bike outdoors, but with the heat the way it has been spending an hour and a half outside would have been overly taxing. It was nice to be able to cool off and use a bathroom. So, which do you prefer? Indoor or outdoor workouts?
Todays workout was a 30 minute run which I did outside and was able to take Wrigley with me as it was cooler than it has been.