The Gear

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When it come to being active I always come prepared with a few or a lot of items depending on where and how much I workout. This gear list is just a snippet of what I use and is not written in stone but will change from time to time according to my workout routine and lifestyle.


iPhone – for music and emergencies.

Running and Wellness Apps

Adidas All Day and Strava apps – for tracking my runs. These apps are great and I love the new updates, to learn more go to —> Adidas All Day, Strava


Hijab- Light and breathable.

Shirts – depending on the season/weather they are light-mid weight and breathable.

Pants – depending on the season/weather they are light-mid weight and breathable.

Jackets – depending on the season/weather they are light-mid weight and breathable.

Shoes- Saucony Guide 8 for more about their shoes and products visit —> Saucony

Supplements & Food, Misc…

Fruit, nuts, seeds.

Water (bottles):

-Oiselle Miir slate water bottles here—>Oiselle

-SIGG bottle you can find more about their water bottles here —> SIGG Europe 

In the Bag

Body wipes for quick clean up until shower.

*when traveling (near or far):

-Extra pair of clothing and undergarments.

-Washcloth and Towel.

-Soap or Bottle of Body Wash.

-Shampoo & Conditioner.

-Hair oil – to moisturize and protect my curly locks 😉

-Hair combs – keeps my hair in place.

-Brush and comb – comes in handy when you need to restyle your hair.

-Facial cleanser- is use mainly natural and fragrance free cleansers they are more loving to my skin 😀

-Facial scrub – some scrubs can be harsh to the skin so I use a small amount and try to keep my usage to 1-2 times a week.

-Toothpaste and toothbrush.

-Body lotion or Body Oil.


Group: 40+ Fabulous Women Running and Fitness

  Sweat Is Magic


Over three years ago I started a challenge/group to support women who are ages 40 plus and more, (Click here —>40+ Fabulous Women Running and Fitness to join us). The group has started small and my mission is to encourage women (40+ and more) to make fitness and healthy living a priority. Also, provide a support system to help everyone no matter your fitness level, reach their goal(s). There is no start or finish date Everyone wins!! 😀


Nori Sushi Rolls With Nut Pate

This evening I made a delicious raw dish, Nori Sushi Rolls with Nut Pate. This nut pate really shocked me with is mock-fish flavor, taste just like tuna (in my opinion) :-)…

Basic Pate´Recipe

This basic nut pate is from Food For The Soul | Opare

2 cups soaked raw walnuts or sunflower seeds or other nut or seed of your choice
1/2 onion chopped
1 celery stalk chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 TBL lemon juice
2 TBL dulse flakes
1/4 cup fresh herbs of your choice or 1 TBL dried herbs
1 TBL Nama Shoyu
Process ingredients in food processor until desired consistency.

Nori|Sushi Rolls

1/2 cucumber, julienned

1/2 avocado, julienned

1/2 bell pepper (red), juilenned

1/2 mushrooms, sliced or enokitake Japanese mushroom


*your options in ingredients are endless, just add what suits your taste.

Place a nori|sushi sheet lengthwise on a bamboo rolling mat, shiny-side down. Position the sheet about 1-inch from the edge of the mat.

Place the nut pate in the center of the nori sheet and spread the pate evenly over the nori sheet.

Be sure to leave a 3/4-inch strip of nori uncovered on the far side.

Place some julienne bell pepper, cucumber, mushroom and avocado along the center of the pate. Be careful not to overfill the nori.

Roll nori tightly from the bottom, using the mat to help make a tight roll. To seal the nori moisten with water about 1/2 inch at the top.

Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Slice with a sharp knife into 1 inch thick slices.

Photo|Aasyah W. Badr