Congratulations to INKnBURN Elite, Anji Paumier

Congratulations to INKnBURN Elite, Anji Paumier, who earned First Female Masters RX in her Dragon Capris! Check out her hang clean – 3 rep max and jerk complex with 175lbs! Way to go Anji!


INKnBURN Ambassador News

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Congratulations to INKnBURN Elite, and owner of the Ultra Running Company, Nathan Leehman! He conquered the challenging Zion 100 miler this past weekend in 23:13! Photo taken just after her did 100 miles in less than 24 hours! (He looks like he could do another 50!)

Nathan is wearing the new Sarape Tech!

 

 

 

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Congratulations to INKnBURN Elite Katalin Nagy! She placed 3rd at Madcity 100K US National Championship this past weekend with a time of 8:03:58! She says it was “a beautiful course with great organization and super nice volunteers”! Katalin is wearing the gorgeous Club INB Falcon Long Sleeve Tech Shirt and our ISO Sport Skirt.

Just a Few Club INB Extras…

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Just a Few Club INB Extras…
INKnBURN a few extras left from last year’s Club INB offering that they just unpacked after they moved locations. These items are now available on the website! Extremely limited numbers and not all sizes are left but, if you’ve wanted any of these very limited edition pieces and are feeling lucky, look quickly to see if your size is available!

New Release & Weekend Getaway Wardrobe Ideas

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New!
Hummingbird Tech Shirt
and Spring 6″ Shorts!
Two different takes on Spring that look great together! A beautiful jewel-colored hummingbird flying through morning glories celebrates natures first signs of the new season. Our Women’s Spring Shorts aren’t really bionic but they look like it! The perfect way to launch you into your next workout with power!
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INKnBURN just came out with these new pieces and I thought these would be amazing to pack in a weekender bag for a weekend getaway! Wrinkle free, packs small and super versatile. Hubby and I are planning a weekend away soon and these are the pieces I’m taking to mix and match!

Perfect for day trips, evening casual dinners, heading out for a hike or a days worth of souvenir shopping! Plus you can still get your run in while away on your vacation!

 

 

 

Sarape Denim Skirt 🔷 Herringbone Performance Pants 🔷 Hummingbird Tech Shirt

Sarape Tech Shirt 🔷 Fire Rooster Tech 🔷 Spring 6″ Shorts

 

 

Take your meditation outside!

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Take your meditation practice out into Nature. 

 Nature makes it easier to calm down. We are a society of anxiousness. Nature has a way of automatically slowing you down and lowering blood pressure!

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Painted Feather Capris By: INKnBURN

If your thoughts wander a bit during meditation, the sound of birds chirping. water flowing or wind rustling through trees can quickly refocus you!

By sitting on the ground with bare feet you will connect with the Earth. The Earth is sending you good energy!

In nature you can find solitude and solitude = quiet.

Meditation mixed with nature helps you reconnect to the natural environment which tends to reminds us all of what in life is truly important!

Even the scents in nature help with meditation. A natural form of incense and incense, spirit-nature-quote-1-picture-quote-1scents in general (think of aromatherapy) can be calming, or invigorating. This will help with the focus and intent of your meditation.

The sunshine is amazing for bringing a feeling of warmth and calm to your body. People living near the beach or coastal towns generally have a much more chill attitude. This is because of all that sunshine and ocean creates great vibes!

 

 

 

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So two days ago…

LegsI did a LOT of weighted squats. Too many for how long I’ve been out of the game. Afterwards I was leg shaky and my thighs were on fire. By last night I could barely walk, stand up or move, even after doing some light yoga! Today I’m doing a bit better, BUT, I overdid and now my muscles still need to mend a bit. This was a rookie bad move on my part. But it felt so good to be back at it 😪 I’m going to do more yoga today and stretching/foam rolling tonight. And at least I’m wearing green (Leaf Tech by: INKnBURN )

What I’ve done by definition is what the American College of Sports Medicine calls DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness. From what’s I’ve read up about DOMS, it can be different for each individual as far as how often and how intense you get DOMS. I have battled DOMS since I started a more physical lifestyle.

I admittedly, don’t always do everything as I know I should (foam rolling, drinking enough water, BEFORE and AFTER physical activity, etc….) So I do this to myself, suffer for it and get a little better each time at doing what I know I should do. I am always learning and always doing things and learning things the hard way. It’s my nature I guess.

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How to Recover from DOMS

By: Christine Yu (Daily Burn)

“There are a number of ways to alleviate those can’t-make-it-up-the-stairs symptoms. A sports massage is one good way to reduce the effects. “A massage will move the fluid and blood around in your body which can help heal the microtrauma in your muscles better,” says Haythe. A study in the Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation found a massage to be beneficial on both gait and feelings of post-workout soreness.

Other common ways to treat DOMS include foam rolling, contrast showers (alternating between hot and cold water), Epsom salt baths, increased protein intake (to increase protein synthesis), omega-3 supplementation (to reduce inflammation) and sleep. New research in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that supplementing with saffron may also help to alleviate DOMS. Regardless of your preferred Rx, Haythe recommends looking at your diet to make sure your taking in nutrients to help your body heal. “Find a diet that can really help you feel the best that you can feel,” she says.”

 

 

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Foam Rolling For DOMS

Ever heard the phrase, “It hurts so good”?  Yeah that’s foam rolling. Something I don’t do nearly often enough. Below is Fabio Bonnano, a fitness trainer and a pretty good demonstration of foam rolling techniques. And also a good article from Daily Burn on foam rolling. If you’re not foam rolling (even if you never get DOMS, you should, your muscles will thank you for it!

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Daily Burn – The One Foam Rolling Move You Need to Do

 

The Best Epsom Salt Bath Recipe I’ve Found

 

03-totalbeauty-logo-7-insanely-luxurious-bath-recipes Ingredients:
1/2 cup sea salt
1/2 cup aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 cup Epsom salts
1/4 cup cider vinegar
12 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

Directions: To make your bath, fill the tub with the hottest water you stand. Add salt, baking soda, Epsom salts and vinegar, and swirl the water around to dissolve all of the granules and evenly distribute the vinegar. Add your fragrance drops under running water. Soak in the tub for 20 minutes.

Source: Urban Remedy

***** Update on the recipe from a friend – ” I would recommend though that you mix the essential oil into the salts. That way the oil can bond to the salts and better disperse in the bath rather than pooling on top of the water. ~Siobhan”.  This is a fabulous idea and will adjust this tonight! *****

 

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So fitness wanna be’s or fitness pro’s, just do the work! If there are things your slacking on like drinking your H2O or giving those muscles that are going to works so hard for you, a good pre-workout stretch, do the work! And learn from your mistakes. We all make them, but what’s important is to do better the next time and to learn from the experience.

But no matter what….

Get out there and move your body. But also take care of your body when it tells you to. In the long run, your runs, lifts, poses, etc, will not only be thankful for the tlc you gave your body but will preform better for you doing so.

Oh and speaking of leg day –  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Every morning should start this way!

Morning Meditation

With my messy bed head hair I decided to start the day right. Meditation and visualization! I think this card will be repeated often for me, it wasn’t difficult to summon up an event that was/is difficult to accept.  I love the way the day started. Some soul searching, warm sunny rays and yummy food! I think every one of my days will start this way. Next stop was an hour of ashtanga yoga!!!

Easy Breakfast

Half of a Rudi’s Plain English Muffin

Half Tbsp. Justin’s Almond Butter

Half a small banana

Glass of water w/lemon

 

Steampunk Tights (transformed into capris) by: INKnBURN

Visualization cards by: Unknown (given to me as a gift and there are no markings on the cards). If anyone recognizes what these are let me know!