Posted by: saramcglothlin | July 22, 2012

HDL 2012 Summer Wellness Games

Unfortunately, a light rain kept me from running outside today.  It was my plan to go on a short run, then head over to my roommates company picnic, which was right across the street (more in a bit).  I wanted to get some cardio in today in addition to barre class, so I quickly headed to the gym for a short 20-minute treadmill workout:

Time Speed Incline
0:00-2:00 4.5 1.0
2:00-3:00 6.0 1.0
3:00-4:00 7.0 1.0
4:00-6:00 4.5 3.0
6:00-7:00 6.3 1.0
7:00-8:00 7.1 1.0
8:00-9:00 4.5 3.0
9:00-10:00 4.5 6.0
10:00-11:00 6.3 2.0
11:00-12:00 7.1 2.0
12:00-14:00 4.6 4.0
14:00-15:00 4.6 8.0
15:00-17:00 6.0 2.0
17:00-18:00 7.1 2.0
18:00-20:00 4.5 2.0


I then made myself a quick lunch

Red Pepper hummus, avocado and arugula on whole wheat; apple slices with plain soy yogurt on top

I drove over to the Science Museum of Virginia where HDL’s event was being held.  My roommate recently got a job at Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc., and from what she has told me, it sounded like an amazing company.  Today, I got to see it in action.  To provide you with some background, HDL works in disease treatment for clients/patients with cardiovascular disease and other related illnesses.  It also stresses the importance of prevention through its wellness coaches, lab testing, etc.  From what I understand (it’s a tad complicated), the company is trying to work within its community (it’s currently expanding) to inform, prevent, and treat those with cardiovascular disease.  Being the #1 killer of women, I could not agree with its beliefs more!  So when my roommate asked if I wanted to come to HDL’s 2012 Wellness Games, I was in!

There were in fact games and other activities

Walking inside, there were food stations all around

Hell yeah you should!

I had just eaten at home, so I just walked around and observed everything.  I loved that there were “Wellness Tips” posted around the room.  Everyone needs all the education they can get!

All of a sudden, a man on a microphone calls everyone to the center of the room while “Call me Maybe” starts playing over the loud speaker…

What’s going on??

What are they doing?


That was pretty cool.  I left on that note and went to barre class (class 12 of the barre star challenge!  8 more classes to go!).

One question for ya before I go…where has coconut butter been all my life?!  Have you tried it?

I’ve seen it in some blogs, but never thought to buy it for myself, until I saw a to-go packet of the stuff at Ellwood’s.  Coconut has become one of my favorite flavors recently, so I bit the bullet and bought it.  Sooo glad I did.  I incorporated it into my post-barre snack.

It started with one of these

to put together this

Nothin’ but nature…LOVED these bars!

Time to go see my fam for Sunday night dinner.  Have a good rest of your Sunday!



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