Posted in Running & Fitness
03/22 2012

Write Things Down To Improve Running Performance

In the past, I have blogged before about the importance of writing things down. While training for the Boston Marathon this winter, however, this exercise has proved especially beneficial. Background I have been training for a while for Boston for a while. After completing the City of Trees marathon last fall, I maintained a consistent Read More

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02/27 2012

Renew Your Resolutions

Though the parking lot at the gym is not bulging at the seams as it was in early January, your waistline appears to be compensating. Your kitchen is not getting the workout you’d hoped it would. And worse yet, the scales are tipping in the wrong direction as stir up more excuses to skip exercise Read More

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02/24 2012

FREE Prizes For Official EAT IN NOT OUT Launch

Is it time for you to renew your resolutions? In celebration of of the official launch of my second book, EAT IN NOT OUT: The Learn How to Cook Book Without the Recipes, I am hosting several contests! First of all, I’ll be giving away five FREE autographed copies of EAT IN NOT OUT, to help Read More

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02/14 2012

Tom Darling: Weight Loss with the Ideal Protein Diet

Today I’m happy to interview Tom Darling, Olympic rower, America’s Cup crew member and friend. After I sent out my last newsletter, he happily reported the healthy meal he was eating for lunch. And since he proudly spoke of his healthy habits, I asked him more! Tom recently went on the Ideal Protein diet and Read More

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01/26 2012

Cynthia O’ Halloran: Juggling Balls and Running Fast

Ontario-native Cynthia O’Halloran is 46, works full-time, has two small children and a husband that works most nights. And did I mention she is an amazing runner, too? She is the author of Balls in The Air, a blog which relays her experiences at juggling life’s many priorities. Cynthia completed the Goodlife Marathon last year Read More

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01/19 2012

The Secrets to a High Energy Day

I’m looking forward to the AFC and NFC championships this weekend. And though Tar Heel Hakeem Nicks is one man I’m excited about, I’m also cheering for Ray Lewis, especially after reading a recent article in USA Today entitled, “Hungry for Another Title, Ravens’ Lewis Watches Diet.” This article disclosed a few things Lewis consumes Read More

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01/12 2012

Local Hero Jenny Tobin Wins Again

Boise native Jenny Tobin just added another trophy to her mantle – and $10,000 check to her bank account. This time, she won the world championship Spartan Race, an international racing series in which participants run, jump over 8’ walls, crawl under barbed wire fences and leap over fire, just to name a few of Read More

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Posted in Running & Fitness
12/7 2011

Compression gear for runners: Help or hindrance?

Last week, I gave a little background on compression clothing, starting with those lovely panty hose I used to wear in the 80s. I also shared some of the possible performance and recovery benefits that running shirts, tights and socks might offer. Though research is still a bit sketchy on these benefits, particularly those that Read More

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12/1 2011

Compression gear for runners: hype or help?

If you think about it, compression technology has been around for quite some time. I remember my life being dependent on wearing these lovely things when I had my first job at the bank. Given that I was much heftier back then, I took advantage of the control top variety. I’m not sure when they Read More

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10/20 2011

Running To Make A Difference in the Lives of Girls

I started running when I was in the seventh grade at the suggestion of my history teacher who was also the track coach. I had been running for months on my own before he actually believed I’d been running at all. At the time, I was thin. Puberty hit me very late so my skinny, Read More

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