MapMyRun Trainer

Training for an upcoming race? Don’t know where to start? There’s an app for that. Under Armour’s app “MapMyRun Trainer” offers training plans for 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, and 50k races. The app allows you to choose your fitness level, the date of the race, and the number of days you wish to train each week. It then provides a training plan based on the information you have provided. Each run is marked as complete as you move forward toward your race day goal.

The app offers nutrition and fitness tips, as well as explanations of running terminology and the importance of including specific types of runs in your training program. It bases your training on time, rather than miles, and slowly increases the duration of your runs as training progresses. We give this app two thumbs up. It is easy to use and works well to prepare runners for their race day goals.

 

 

 

 

 

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Find Me Gluten Free

For those who are living a gluten-free lifestyle eating out can be a particularly stressful experience. Many would love a little guidance on which nearby restaurants offer gluten-free options, provide guests with a gluten-free menu, or simply offer a little flexibility to help accommodate their needs. If you are one of these people, then you are in luck! There is a great app out there called “Find Me Gluten Freeimg_6867” and it does all of the above.

“Find Me Gluten Free” can be used to search for restaurants by name, search for restaurants nearby, or simply search popular restaurant chains. Your search can be narrowed to include locations that do not have a gluten-free menu, or to exclude chain restaurants if preferred. The app also provides recipes, information on specific ingredients, and offers notes and reviews on popular restaurant chains. The app even features a news feed to help keep users up to date on all things gluten-free.

This five star rated app is free and easy to use. Just download it onto your mobile device and be on your way. Don’t spend another night out worrying about the menu. Instead, let “Find Me Gluten Free” guide you through a worry-free mealtime experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Modern Table Meals

This week in Gear Check we have been testing Modern Table Meals’ gluten-free bean pastas. The votes are in and this one is a winner!

The varieties we have been sampling include Confetti, Mixed Lentil Penne, and Lentil Penne. The pastas are Non-GMO Project Verified and held up very well through the cooking process (this is not always the case with gluten-free pasta). The taste and texture were enjoyed by gluten-free diners and non-gluten-free diners alike and the nutrient content was pretty impressive as well. A single serving contains between 3 and 5 grams of fiber and 14-15 grams of protein. A serving also contains around 25% daily value of iron, 10% daily value of calcium, and between 500 and 600 milligrams of potassium.

We found our Modern Table Meals products at Whole Foods, but according to their website retailers also include Angelo Caputo’s, Jewel, and Target. For more information on their products, or to find a Modern Table Meals retailer near you, check out their website at http://www.moderntable.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”