Yesterday (Sunday October 13th) Mirinda Carfrae earned her second Ironman World Championship title in Kona. The 2007 Champion used her ferocious running speed to capture the crown and set a course run record in the process (a 2:50:35 marathon after swimming 2.4 miles and racing her bike 112 miles!) Rinny didn’t stop there, her finish also beat the overall course record in 8:52:14!
Adding to the heartwarming story, Rinny had her fiance Tim O’Donnell on hand right at the finish line–he placed 5th overall in the Men’s race!
It is an incredible honor to have Champion athletes like Mirinda representing SHEEX and knowing that they are fully recovered and rested from their quality sleep with SHEEX to perform at their best!
The roster of SHEEX Sleep Ambassadors includes some of the best athletes on the planet–from Olympic Medalists to NFL Superstars. In addition to their top results and star power, these athletes all include SHEEX and proper rest in their preparation, travel and success. Here are some exciting updates from over the past week:
2010 Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae takes us behind the scenes of her Inside Triathlon “Body Issue” photo shoot where she discusses body image and how she stays fit–the winning recipe of course includes plenty of recovery and sleep with her SHEEX!
Congratulations to our SHEEX Sleep Ambassador Jason High (“The Kansas City Bandit”) who won last night’s welterweight UFC fight against James Head in the first round!
When asked to comment on his victory Jason said, “”It’s been a long time coming,” High said after the win. “I’m glad to get the win because I felt like I had to just to stick around. You’ve got to win to keep your job, and I did that tonight.”
Read up about how Jason (and his family) use SHEEX to prepare for training and fights in our previous blogs:
SHEEX is so proud to have 110 Meter Hurdle World Champion David Oliver on our roster of Sleep Ambassadors. As athletes ourselves we know that winning Gold comes from more than perfecting just one competition, David came back from injury with a new mindset and game plan this year that proved to be just what he needed! A big part of David’s success this year has come from proper recovery. In addition to plenty of sleep with SHEEX David took, “Wednesday as an active rest day, that was big. Because before, by the time Thursday came around it was pointless for me to be out there, I didn’t have anything left in the tank because I went so hard earlier in the week.”
Read the full articled from Inside the Games here.
Memorial Day Weekend has passed, marking the unofficial start to summer! In addition to all of the summer fun you will be having, fitness is on everybody’s mind during the upcoming months. Whether it’s to train for a goal race, look good in your swim suit or improve your health SHEEX Sleep Ambassador and Pro Trainer Ben Auerbach offers these tips to ensure that your workout is safe, effective and fun!
- Stretch and Drink Water – Stretching and water are essential for recovery. When you workout, your muscles contract and tighten. Stretching, especially after your workout, helps your muscles increase their pliability, while allowing blood and oxygen to get to areas that need repair. Water is the best way to get the oxygen, nutrients and lubrication that your body needs for recovery. After a long run, a nice glass of water has never tasted so delicious.
- Get Outside – You’ve waited all winter for summer to arrive, why waste this time working out in a gym? Enjoy the beautiful outdoors and sunshine! Do a run along the beach, take a boot camp class in a park or enjoy a refreshing outdoor pool workout.
- Sign Up for a Race – Goals motivate all of us. Sign up for a race – it could be anything from your local 5k fun run or an obstacle race to a marathon or triathlon. Just sign up. Once you have a competition to train for, you will be much more likely to stay consistent with a training plan. There are plenty of resources online to create your own training plans.
- Have Fun – Don’t look at running or exercising as a chore. If you do this, you will hate it. Running and exercising releases endorphins, a natural chemical in the body that makes us feel happy. If you’ve heard of crazy runners talking about the “runner’s high” – it’s real! Is running not your thing? No problem. Try walking or another workout you enjoy, which will make it more likely to get consistently out the door!
- Get Sleep! – Sleep is essential for recovery, which promotes peak performance while training and competing. Try to go to sleep around the same time (preferably before midnight) every night so that your body gets used to a natural sleep cycle. Ensure that your sleep environment is comfortable, quiet, dark, and temperature regulated–SHEEX are perfect for this!
Whether you like to be cool or cozy while you sleep, SHEEX has you covered from head to toe!
For warm nights or a sweaty workout, the SHEEX Performance Headband will keep your hair in place! Our luxuriously soft fabric is super-comfortable to sleep in, with flexible microfibers that ensure a comfortable fit. Moisture-wicking properties and enhanced breathability keep sweat at bay during exercise.
After dealing with years of chronic lack of sleep that weighed on her health and happiness, NBC News’ Weekend TODAY co-anchor Erica Hill reconnected with getting enough sleep during an abrupt job change. During this time of increased sleep Erica recalls,
“As the weeks went by, I couldn’t believe how much better I felt. I was sleeping more soundly — not to mention longer! I had more energy. My skin was brighter and less irritated. I was more productive and more focused. I was relaxed. My family seemed happier and somehow lighter. I found my patience again. I found myself.”
Read the full article giving Erica’s personal account of how important the role of sleep is in health and our identity.
Valentine’s Day may be over but SHEEX is a sure way to keep the romance alive all year long!
Woman’s website Shecky’s raves about the new Performance Sleepwear line that is both comfortable and sexy!
SHEEX Sleep Ambassador Mirinda Carfrae (Triathlete and Ironman World Champion) spills to Ironman.com what Valentine’s Day looks like for two elite athletes in a relationship (hint: SHEEX are involved!)
And for those who want to shy away from romance, Twin Cities Live assures you that SHEEX makes an awesome gift for anyone looking for a great night of sleep! Watch video here.
Ben Auerbach does it all. This personal trainer and entrepreneur who currently resides in Maui is also a stellar track athlete and runner who competed in the NCAA National Championship 800. Ben is an all around healthy lifestyle ambassador for SHEEX. He spends his days providing training sessions filled with great workouts and health tips (including the benefits of a great night of sleep) to his clients at ONE Fitness (Hawaii’s first fitness concierge of which he is founder and CEO).
Ben’s elite college track resume has carried over to more great results post-collegiately. He is the 2009 Maccabi Games Gold Medalist for Team USA and the 2012 XTERRA 5K Trail Run World Champion. Ben shares some of his top running tips with us, and be sure to stay tuned for more great running and fitness tips from Ben!
Have Fun – Don’t look at running or exercising as a chore. If you do this, you will hate it. Running and exercising releases endorphins, a natural chemical in the body that makes us feel happy. If you’ve heard of crazy runners talking about the “runner’s high” – it’s real! Is running not your thing? No problem. Try walking a few times per week. Then slowly use the tips above to turn your walk into a jog. With the right knowledge, mindset, and attitude, you’ll be running in no time
Get Sleep! – Sleep is essential for recovery, which promotes peak performance while training and competing. Try to go to sleep around the same time (preferably before midnight) every night so that your body gets used to a natural sleep cycle. Ensure that your sleep environment is comfortable, quiet, dark, and temperature regulated. SHEEX performance bed sheets help keep you cool and comfortable by promoting proper temperate and moisture regulation while you sleep.