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Lately, it seems, I’m hearing a lot about protein. My husband is increasing his protein intake as a means of building muscle mass. I, myself, have increased the amount of protein I eat over the past several years. My incentive is to gain more endurance for distance running and marathons, and my heavy carbohydrate diet...
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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...
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I am frequently asked my opinion of cleanses and whether or not I would recommend one. I have never engaged in a cleanse because I question the long-term value of short-term deprivation. That said, a number of my friends who have tried cleanses like how they jumpstart better eating habits. This is whether I think...
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Amy Williamson started running to lose weight, and has since adopted a healthy lifestyle that has inspired her whole family. She just completed the Austin Marathon, after getting physically sick on the course more than once. She proves that “mind over body,” or tummy, in her case, is what it really takes to cross the...
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Last week, I was working with a woman who admitted her challenges in getting back in the exercise saddle after having a baby. She admitted, “Ever since I had my little boy, I have had a really tough time exercising. I just can’t seem to get back in the swing of things.” I’m sure this...
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A mother of two, Jen Green recently completed her first marathon – the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. She has a riveting series of posts to describe her entire race experience on her blog, Setting you Free. Read more about Jen’s true inspirations in going the 26 mile distance. What inspired you to run a marathon? I was...
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Today’s interview is with Tricia Minnick, a 27-year old runner, mother and author of Endurance Isn’t Only Physical. In her quest to run her first marathon this Sunday in San Antonio, she has lost 150 pounds and started living a healthy life. Her experience – from start to finish – will be featured in my...
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And the winner is…everyone who responded to my blog post, entitled I want you: Calling all first time marathoners! I was so amazed and inspired by all the individuals who contacted me with interest in being part of my book project. Due the amazing response, I have decided to revise the focus of the book a...
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How many of you saw skier Lindsay Vonn doing what appeared to be a hula dance with her eyes closed, just before winning the gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics? As you probably know, she was visualizing the bumps and turns of the race course. In fact, visualization is an integral part of her...
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How many of you have taken a spinning class? I took my first one after registering for the Boise Half Ironman, which will be held June 10. My plan is to spin through the cold weather in preparation for outdoor action in May. What I have discovered about spinning during the last month or so...
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