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Whether you are working, working out or simply playing outside, you need to be attentive to the heat. If sweat doesn’t evaporate adequately from your body, even the healthiest of individuals can become ill. According to the CDC, those at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years of age,...
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When you were a child, did you enjoy the outdoors, climbing trees and throwing rocks? If there was a mud puddle in view, did you right toward it instead of veering away from it? Did your clothes wear the activities of day, versus looking pressed and perfectly stain-free? If you like a sense of adventure,...
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This past weekend, I played in my first ever USTA district tennis tournament. On the heels of consoling Luke for his pre-race jitters, I couldn’t believe how dang nervous I got! I kept telling myself, “This is 3.5 ladies tennis, not the US Open.” As someone eloquently stated, this is a sport I’ll always pay...
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With record setting temperatures all around the country, it becomes more challenging to run – or exercise outdoors in any manner. Fear not! You can still get outside and enjoy the scenery, but you must proceed with caution! Here are a few suggestions to help you cool, when the going gets hot. Get up early....
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Tank tops. Sundresses. Warm weather. Sunshine. Fresh garden veggies. A cold beer. Mountain biking. These are just a few of the things I like about summer. And Memorial Day is just the occasion to welcome this blissful 3-month season. Dinner salads are fitting for the season – and Memorial Day weekend – as well. They...
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I have gotten to enjoy my fair share of heat in the last week – first while running the Boston Marathon and later when I returned home to record temperatures in Boise. This is when a nice dinner salad hits the spot, along with a cold beer, of course. This dish is inspired by Jamie...
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Yesterday, I provided my story of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon. Due the unusual heat on race day, and subsequent warnings from the BAA, I thought it would be interesting to share some race stats. Race Stats: Number of registered runners: 26,716 Number who started the race: 22,426 Number who finished the race:...
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  One thing I have learned after fifteen marathons is to forego any race day expectations. Regardless of how much training and planning you do, there are always factors beyond your control. Never has this been more true than the 116th Boston Marathon, held this past Monday. I lived in Boston 15 years ago and...
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Erin just completed her first marathon, even though she never thought she could do one. According to Erin, “I don’t have a heart-string-pulling story or a courageous story of overcoming an illness or even a great weight loss story. I’m just a girl who got tired of the gym! Years ago, my mother told me...
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Carla Reinisch is a 31 year old Washington D.C. resident with a self-proclaimed “chubby” yet athletic build. She may have a couch potato body, but she’s far from being one! Though she hopes to be a faster runner one day, she keeps signing up for long races, where the priority is distance, not speed. She is...
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