10km race through lush New Zealand bush – epic!

Get out of your comfort zone and try just one new fitness activity this month!

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What an awesome run yesterday. I saw some of the most beautiful nature and had the best company in our super power girl team of 5. My leg muscles have to get used to all this steep bush running (different muscles from running on flat ground) but I was totally stoked having extra energy at the end the race and not feel broken the next day. I totally believe it was the protein bars!!! (a 3 layered combo of fast, medium and slow energy release). I will share the recipe one of the next couple of days when I get it written down 🙂

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Ready, set, go!

Tomorrow I have to be up at 5:30am to get ready for the famous Karekare Human Beach Races. Human, you say, what else is there? Well, these famous races are traditionally done by our equine friends. For 20 years, horses have raced the black sands of Karekare beach, and for the first time ever, humans get to join in as well.

Other than eating healthy, I want to get more out in our beautiful nature, this race is just perfect.

The course goes through some of the most beautiful nature just outside Auckland… past waterfalls, through bush, steep inclines and beautiful coastline, ending on KareKare beach.

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For the race, I whipped together some super powered energy protein bars crammed full of nuts, seeds and chia. Some chocolate and peanut butter to keep it all together (okay and make it taste ridiculously good). I also made two versions, one with glucose for high energy during the race and one batch with zylitol for energy on a regular day.

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I had a final look of the map, and now I better go to bed 🙂

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