I love when protein bars taste like a decadent treat! The FITzee Bars I sampled recently reminded me of apple pie and chocolate chip blondies! What better way to refuel after a hard workout or hold me over to my next meal?
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An early morning coaches breakfast with running legend, Bill Rodgers, and 12 miles was going to make for a long morning. Historically my 12 mile runs haven’t been too bad, but when I woke up and my legs were sore from BodyPump yesterday, I knew it might be challenging. Being part of MIT Marathoners affords [...]
Most runners prefer to run outside and not on the dreadmill treadmill. Since I am one of those runners that much prefers to be outside, Aaron questioned my sanity when I purchased a treadmill a couple of months back. “You hate the treadmill!”, he said. Yes, I do, but I hate not running more. So, [...]
Lots of exciting stuff going on today! I tried out two new-to-me products: a new gluten-free bar after my run and a new heart rate monitor to monitor my HR, distance, etc, First, let’s chat about the food.
I found these bars in my local Earth Fare store last week and I loved that [...]
It is just about a month now until my first of six half marathons in 2013. I have settled into a good training routine and have tweaked some numbers pertaining to my heart rate zones to help ensure I am recovering properly between my workouts. There are a couple of key components to my recovery [...]
It is no secret, when I do something, I do it 150%. There is no half-assing it for me. I either do it or I don’t. This can be a good trait to have, but it can be detrimental to body and mind, as well. A good example of where it can be bad or [...]
I have a close friend who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in October of 2006. I met Melissa just a little over a year ago while training for 5 half marathons with MIT. We ran together for many miles of training and then for 3 of my 5 half marathons last year. Melissa is [...]
When I began heart rate training a couple of years back I started taking my resting heart rate in the mornings before getting out of bed. Doing so helps me get a quick glimpse of how my body is adjusting to training. An elevated resting heart rate can mean many things – some of those [...]
Over the past few years I have had occasional bouts of low ferritin stores and/or anemia. Historically I don’t do well with iron supplements, so I try to focus on getting my iron from the foods that I eat. Those with Celiac Disease can be at risk for anemia, in addition to women being at [...]
My friends gave me a gift card to Fleet Feet for my birthday, so I was excited to go shop and find something new and fun! When I normally shop at Fleet Feet it is because I need something, which isn’t necessarily the same thing as wanting something. I had my eye on a pair [...]