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Components of my Health

After suffering from an eating disorder in my past, I welcomed the gluten-free diet.  Not only did I hope that it would make me feel better, but that it would help me take the focus off of calories & put it on the ingredients of what I was eating.  Recovery from an eating disorder [...]

Update on Me: The Battle with the Scale

A couple of weeks back I asked Aaron to hide our scale.  I knew that it would only hurt me (mentally and possibly physically) to continue to weigh myself daily at that point in my training.  Now that my race is over (and I met my goal) I have been pondering whether or not [...]

Race Day

It is here. Race Day. The day I have been waiting for all summer. I ran this race 2 years ago for the first time. It was my first ever half marathon. They say you aren’t supposed to set time goals for your first race. Your goal should simply be to finish. Being the [...]

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Menu Plan Monday–Gluten-Free Carb Loading

Six days until my race.  What does that mean?  Other than the fact that I am going crazy from inactivity, it means carb loading time.  Carb loading does not give me a free pass to stuff my face, it means shifting the focus of my meals to be carb heavy, as opposed to focusing [...]

The Final Stretch

Race day is less than 2 weeks away.  It is more important now, than ever, to eat right, sleep right & stay away from sick people.  If you are sick & around me, please don’t be offended if I run the other way.  Eating right should be a no-brainer, but that isn’t always the [...]

Review: CW-X Compression Tights

Last spring I bought some CW-X compression capri pants.  At the time I was having some IT band & hip flexor issues and I figured they couldn’t hurt. 

The idea of behind compression pants for running is as follows:

Extensive studies show that wearing CW-X tights results in 26% less energy expenditure than [...]

Daily Eats–1/2 Marathon Training Edition

Last week I shared a post on my training for my upcoming half marathons. I am pleased to share that I have been diligent about sticking to my training and cleaning up the food that I put in my body. There has been no ice cream. I realize that is a travesty, but I [...]

Review: Mix 1 Strawberry Banana Protein Shake

As a runner I have learned the importance of properly fueling my body.  Skimping on calories & nutrients hurts performance and can hurt your body, too.  Carbohydrates are important to supply muscles with glycogen for exercise and a snack of protein & carbs is important after running to help refuel & repair muscles.  It [...]

Superfoods–Naturally Gluten-Free

This is going to be a combination running and gluten-free post.  This is now my 2nd season with MIT (Marathoners in Training) and I really can’t say enough good things about it.  If you don’t live here in the Columbus area, I only hope that you have access to a wonderful training program such as [...]