Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. How often have you heard that? Probably thousands of times, right? Well, that’s because it is true! Our bodies need fuel shortly after rising to “break the fast” that occurs while we sleep. Choosing foods that are well-balanced will ensure that you will have the energy [...]
Chocolate is one of my favorite foods. There aren’t many things that I will turn down if they have some kind of chocolate in or on them, gluten-free, of course. NuGo Nutrition has some of the best protein bars on the market and they just made two more of their Dark Chocolate bars gluten-free! The [...]
I have a fun giveaway lined up for you guys today! Kit’s Organic Fruit & Nut bars are gluten-, dairy- and soy-free and the perfect addition to your lunch box to round out your meal or snack on in the late afternoon to hold you over until dinner. I was able to sample and review [...]
Picky Bars. What a great name for a product, right? I not only love the name, but the front of the package says “It’s freaking science, dude.” When I first learned of Picky Bars, I knew they would be a product that I would be interested in. Not only were they gluten- and dairy-free, but [...]
The Summer Olympics shed a new light on gluten-free athletes. Over the past year or two there have been several athletes in the news touting the gluten-free lifestyle, though not always due to Celiac Disease. I love to hear about these athletes, not only because I am a runner, but because it always fascinates me [...]
Saturday, September 15, 2012 was my 9th half marathon. My goal for 2012 was to run 5 half marathons this year and that was #4 for 2012. My last (#5 for the year and #10 total) is on October 21, 2012 here in Columbus.
The Air Force Half Marathon was held in Dayton, Ohio. [...]
I am putting this out there so that I have no choice but to follow through. I am shutting my training down for two days. Monday is a scheduled rest day, but today is not. Today I am supposed to run 2-3 miles and go to an intense core class that I adore. I am [...]
Some days I need a little more motivation than others. Today was one of those days. I was excited that my sports doctor gave me permission to do speed work, even though my resting heart rate has been elevated over the past week. The humidity has been ridiculous lately, I took a complete rest day [...]
Last Sunday I ran the Emerald City Half Marathon for the second time. Last year I tried to set a PR (personal record) in this race, this year I set out to do it as a training run, as I have 2 more half marathons coming up this fall. Normally I run my long runs [...]
In my mind, goals are usually set and achieved by my trying to better myself, my race times, etc. When I really stopped to think about what the word “goal” meant, I decided to see what the dictionary said.
1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed;aim; end.