Protein – How Essential

I have taken some time to write since my last post for a few reasons. Primarily the topic is a hard one - Protein. Also, I am feeling much better and I am back to most of my regular training schedule. As a result, I am spending more time training but still getting to bed... Continue Reading →

Starting With Fat

Nutrition - I have wanted to write on this topic for quite some time. I have touched on it before, but getting into the details can be overwhelming. There is so much I want to go into - I am sure it will take a few posts. As I write this I do not have... Continue Reading →

Raise Your Glass – Or Sports Bottle

Proper hydration is essential in endurance sports. There also is no linear formula for the "right" amount. Each person is different and trial and error tends to be the best way to determine the "right" amount. What to drink is also a question - water only? Combination of water and sports drink? Only sports drink?... Continue Reading →

Set Backs and Things To Come

Last I wrote I was under the weather with a terrible bout of allergies. Well, I am on the mend, but far from recovered. By last Wednesday I was back in the pool swimming, I ran on Thursday, and went to a spin class on Friday. After spin I swam, but was cut very short... Continue Reading →

Finding Balance

With this being the height of the election season and as I type the talk is about balance - I can't help but think of balance in life. Work, family, friends, social, exercise, and the delicate mind/body/soul balance. Like the differing political views, so too are differing ideas of balance in life. Unlike politics, it... Continue Reading →

Food For Thought

It seems that nutrition has been a popular topic I have come across lately. My trainer recommended a book to read on nutritional periodization, a fellow blogger Bgddy JimĀ and I trade somewhat opposing ideas on nutrition, and then today at work we had another lunch meeting with a nutritionist from The Cleveland Clinic. The irony... Continue Reading →

Back to “Normal”

Taking time off and going away helps me rest, relax, regroup and remember how much I love my bed! Sleeping at home last night was a delight. Especially with my little stomach issue. From what I can tell I did have a very mild form of food poisoning. This morning I did sleep in a... Continue Reading →

The Best Laid Plans….

"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." - Robert Burns This quote came to mind when I thought of what to write today. I had hoped to get a run in this morning before packing and flying home. Unfortunately my plans did go a bit awry, and it began with a... Continue Reading →

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