What a whirlwind of a week it has been! But, it has been an AMAZING one! I did something this week I have never done. I flew somewhere and then back the very next day. That “somewhere” wasn’t just anywhere, it was Under Armour headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. I was a part of the What’s Beautiful competition through Fitfluential, and was chosen to go up for a visit. To say I was excited would be the understatement of the century.
My day started off VERY early. I had a 6:00 flight because I wanted to maximize my time in Baltimore. This meant a 3:40 wake up call, and a 45 minute drive to the New Orleans airport, and a long walk from the parking garage with no coffee.
My “why am I up so dadgum early” face.
I had a smooth and uneventful flight, and met my driver at baggage claim. I felt like a total dork, but I was super excited to have someone waiting for me with one of those little signs with my name on it. It’s the little things folks. My kind driver promptly took my bag and I thought I could certainly get used to this!
As we stepped outside I immediately noticed the awesome weather. Low humidity and breezy. I could DEFINITELY get used to this! We took a quick drive to headquarters where I was dropped off at the front desk and immediately saw this on the giant TV above the reception area.
I squealed and said “HEY THAT’S ME! Before snapping a photo. Poor girl at the front desk must have thought I was a loon. I then finally got to meet the fabulous Jami. I love this girl. She is so passionate about Under Armour and marrying real women/bloggers with fitness and health. Her enthusiasm is contagious! We walked through a gorgeous building with huge photos of athletes on the walls. I may have secretly wished one day it would be me up there!
Electra had already arrived, so the first of many photos happened.
We chatted and waited for the other girls Kasey and Tasha before heading over to the gym for a workout.
We walked into the gym and each had an open locker with an outfit for our workout and an outfit to put on after our shower, plus some fun other things like a bag, water bottle, etc (AMAZING bag by the way, you all need one!) I instantly felt like a famous athlete with my own locker. Of course, we took pictures.
We quickly changed and headed out to the lobby to learn all about Armour 39. Let me tell you folks, this thing is a beast, and so awesome. It is a performance monitoring system for athletes that does SO much and I can’t wait to tell you more about it very soon, but for now just know it’s pretty epic.
Making sure I had the strap adjusted correctly before I put it on under my shirt.
After getting all set up, it was time for our assessment to get the most accuracy out of Armour 39, so we did a quick treadmill run after meeting our trainer, Chris. After our assessment, we headed out to a gorgeous turf/field right on the water for our circuit training.
I am going to stop here for the day because I have SO many more photos to share and amazing experiences, and don’t want to make this post too long. Stay tuned! Here is a sneak peek of our workout. (Photos taken by the awesome Matt Ryb!)
After I do my posts about the actual experience, I will be sure to recap what I learned and what this whole experience meant to me. I can’t wait to share!
QOTD: Do you own any UA gear? What is your favorite?
The weather sounds great! I was in DC two weeks ago and I was very jealous of the weather. The first full day was cool and dry, nothing like what I left in Dallas. I’m so ready for fall.
omg me too. Ready for this heat to go!
What a fun experience! I LOVE Baltimore compared to down here in the summer!
the weather was awesome!
Sarah MomRunningonEmpty says
What an amazing experience! I would have been snapping pictures like a lunatic!! Congratulations on being such an inspiring force throughout the campaign and earning this trip!
oh I was haha! Thank you!
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
So awesome Heather!!! I can’t wait to read the rest of your recaps! I love Under Armour tanks and capris! Although that skirt you were wearing in some of your Instagram pictures looks like one I may have to check out! You know I love my skirts! 😉
it’s super comfy and has a pocket in the back!
Linz @ Itz Linz says
this is SO awesome!! i love all my under armour gear as does my husband!! i’ve got everything: tights, tanks, long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, shorts, shoes, ear warmer, hat…. ok i might be obsessed lol
I am obsessed too. It’s ok!
You asked what UA gear we wear. I LOVE my Armour Bra! The right amount of support and flexibility while running. I also love their ColdGear long sleeve shirts. Those are great here in New England with chilly autumns.
I agree. That bra is awesome!
GiGi Eats Celebrities says
SOOOOOOO looking forward to more posts about UA! 😀 THis is such an awesome experience, congrats!
And I own their sneakers!!! Hot Pink, matches my personality SPOT ON! LOL
Jody - Fit at 55 says
Love seeing all the recaps of the fun!!!
Frank@The Fat Runner says
OK you got my attention. Can’t wait for the rest of it. Awesome!
What an awesome experience!! so excited you were able to go have fun at UA HQ!! 🙂 Can’t wait to read more about it!! 🙂
Nicole Decker says
Awesome! What a great opportunity