Welcome to Week 9 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID. On average, men and women need between 400-600 calories for lunch as fuel to sustain a hectic working day. Skipping this meal may leave you lacking energy and the ability to concentrate. On the other hand, if...Continue Reading
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,...Continue Reading
I’m in the final rounds of editing my marathon book, and my editor, Iris Sutcliffe, suggested I add a chapter about the biggest lessons learned as a grizzled vet. I’m not sure I like being referred to as “grizzled,” but I can certainly share the most valuable lessons I’ve learned over the course of running...Continue Reading
Angie Bishop – also known as Barefoot Angie B, the name of the blog she authors – just completed the Des Moines Marathon running barefoot. She is also a gluten and casein-free wife and mother to four brilliant boys, one of whom has autism. Today’s post, part 2 in a two part series, reveals how she manages...Continue Reading
I recently finished reading a book entitled Runner’s World Performance Nutrition for Runners, written by Matt Fitzgerald. The book offers practical advice on how to eat better, optimize your body composition and improve performance, among other nutrition and endurance running related. Though the book is definitely tailored to a competitive athlete, I think there are...Continue Reading
Bantering back and forth on Facebook yesterday, I had a message from my friend, Bob, a former grad school classmate who always knew how to make me laugh with his sarcastic and witty sense of humor. Seventeen years later, he hasn’t lost his touch. When my friend Karrie answered my question for Bob about what...Continue Reading
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War stories. Case studies. Opinion pieces. Writing samples.