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CocoNutz Fuel

I had the pleasure of reviewing a pretty cool product over the past couple of weeks. I often speak about the importance of fueling properly before, during and after my workouts and I am always up for new products to help me reach those goals.

The coolest thing about CocoNutz Fuel is the nifty [...]

Review: NOW Snack Bar Manuka Newtons

I can’t remember where I first heard about NOW Energy Bars and Snack Bar Manuka Newtons, but I knew that they sounded like something I would like. I was fortunate enough to receive some samples to review and I have fallen in love!

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In an effort to make smarter food choices, I have [...]

Confessions of a Recovering Anorexic

I learn something new about myself on a regular basis.  Something that may have worked for me in the past may not work for me now.  I have mentioned in the past that I have struggled on and off with anorexia a couple of times in my life.  There are days when I can’t fathom [...]

Review: Honey Stinger Organic Gels

In my quest to find fuel that agrees with my stomach during my runs, I made the switch to Honey Stinger gels. I have tried the chews before, but not the gels. The first one I tried was the classic Chocolate. To be honest, I was not a fan. I didn’t let that deter me, [...]

Early Morning Steamy Run

Today’s MIT workout run was cancelled due to excessive heat.  Temperatures are supposed to soar to 103 degrees with a heat index of 110.  Being outside for any period of time can be risky, especially when exerting yourself by doing any type of physical activity such as running.  If you must be outside or exercise [...]

Review: The Gluten Free Bar

Usually I reserve protein bars for refueling after a hard workout or run, but I always keep one in my purse for emergency hunger attacks.  Sunday I took Hannah and her friend to see The Avengers, good movie, but a little too long (2 hours 22 minutes to be exact).  We all know that typical [...]

Mama Got A Brand New Pair of Shoes

Actually, I got a brand new pair of flip flops. With summer just around the corner and my favorite sandals – Merrell’s – just over two years old, I thought it was high time to invest in some flip flops that wouldn’t have my sports medicine doctor’s hard work on my feet going down the [...]

Cap City Half Marathon 2012 Recap

Today I ran my 7th half marathon!  Knowing that I wasn’t going to race this race, I offered to pace a friend to reach her goal of finishing under 2:15.  I can’t tell you what a rewarding experience this was for me.  This is the second time that I have paced a friend in a [...]

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

If you would have told me 2 years ago that I needed to slow down in order to become a faster runner, I would have laughed. Why would I do that? I was of the mindset that each run in my training plan should be run at a fairly fast pace, including my long [...]

Earth Day Menu Plan

Today is Earth Day.  I checked in on my post and pledges from Earth Day 2011 to review how I did.  I think that we did pretty well, but there are definitely places were we can improve. 

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Also today, I am running the Earth Day Challenge Half Marathon.  I am carpooling [...]