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Archive for July, 2012

July 29th, 2012 - 8:11 pm § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Running with Books on Tape (or iPod)

For the first time in what feels like years I ran without any music today. It was a weird feeling actually being able to hear the natural sounds around me, and not having to take ear buds out when my runningmates (Megan and Kristin). While we are trying to do as many long runs together […][...]

July 25th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Wellness

Breaking Up With Your Trainer

On Monday, Fitsugar posted tips for breaking up with your personal trainer. From personal experience I can tell you it is probably just as hard as ending a friendship. Since I started working out with trainers a four years ago, I have had four different trainers. Two of which I “broke up with.[...]

July 22nd, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Running at 8000 FT

I thought having marathon training start while on vacation would be perfect. I’d get used to having to work in the specific mileage without having too much interfere. While it is true that there is little coming in between me and my runs, I am getting much more than I bargained for at 8,000 fe[...]

July 15th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Food

Triple D Stop: Burger Me, Truckee

Even though we are on the Nevada side of Tahoe this year we still made a trip over to Truckee for the day. Since we are “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” fans our first stop was Burger Me. It was the perfect place too, since it can cater to everyone in our party (vegetarians, kosher observa[...]

July 11th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Official Day One of Marathon Training

I woke up yesterday morning still a little congested from this cold I am fighting and a little anxious about what lay ahead. It was just 4 miles I kept telling myself. But while it was JUST a short run that I have been doing at least 2-3 times a week it was a significant […][...]

July 10th, 2012 - 3:21 pm § in obesity, Wellness

Being Underweight WORSE Than Being Obese

Study after study tells us that being overweight or obese leads to countless health risks including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Now a recent study from the University of California Davis School of Medicine says its MORE  (I r[...]