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November 28th, 2012 - 1:00 am § in Exercise, Running Through My Mind, Wellness

New Study: Fittest Reap Few Health Benefits

This morning I woke to find this Wall Street Journal article in my my Twitter feed. The “heart” of the research? “Running too fast, too far and for too many years may speed one’s progress toward the finish line of life.” Essentially, the British journal Heart publish[...]

November 25th, 2012 - 7:59 pm § in Food

Cookies N Cream Popcorn

I have a ridiculous sweet tooth. And when my sweet tooth is really bad it is followed by a craving for something salty. That’s why I usually have yogurt with some sort of salty topping. Then I saw this gem of a recipe on Pinterest and thought “perfect.” Mostly because it was someth[...]

November 22nd, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, obesity

Burning Off Those Thanksgiving Favorites

This afternoon I will be gorging myself on sweet potatoes, green bean casserole and some Kale stuff my mother is making. Plus my sister’s made from scratch apple pie. My mouth is watering right now. Thanks to FitSugar I now know exactly what I need to do to burn it off. Of course I hate [&hell[...]

November 21st, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Wellness

2012 Runner’s World Run Streak

Monday Katie posted about the holiday run streak from Runner’s World and it intrigued me. Then I read the post that went along with the challenge and it really spoke to me:  If you’re a training-plan devotee, you might be in the dead zone—your fall goal race is over, but it’s to[...]

November 18th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Wellness, Workout Reviews

Halfway Through Physique 57 November Challenge

I am halfway through the Physique 57 November challenge and so far I have seen no changes. Have I done every workout? No. Have I done more than 50 percent of them? Yes. So I feel like I should see SOME difference. I will take 3/4 of an inch difference. The truth is I know […][...]

November 15th, 2012 - 3:41 pm § in Exercise

I Just Can’t Decide

Of course it only took a day or two after the marathon for me to start thinking about my next race. Problem is I can’t decide what I want my next race to be! I have friends running the RNR USA half, ones wanting to run the new Nike Women’s Half DC and the B&A […][...]

November 11th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Wellness

Do Flabby Neighbors Motivate You?

When you head into the gym do you find yourself drawn to machines (or spots in class) next to women who are less fit than you? According to a new study, this could be a normal activity. Researchers “planted” fit and unfit looking women around a college gym. Then they timed how long it t[...]

November 8th, 2012 - 3:38 pm § in Exercise, Wellness

Falling Back Screws My Workouts

This time of year completely messes with my workout will power. It is absolutely freezing in the morning making me want to stay in my nice comfy warm bed. Then there is the fact that by 4:00 p.m. the sun is setting and all I want to do is hibernate on my couch. I don’t […][...]

November 2nd, 2012 - 7:33 am § in Marathon Training

Don’t Tell Anyone But I Think I’m Going To Do It Again

The soreness has subsided (a bit) and I even went for an itty bitty run this week. Literally, it was maybe 3/4 of a mile. And since I am no longer in pain the little voices in the back of my head are starting to whisper “do it again.” Ask my parents what I said […][...]