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Ten Penny Ale Duathlon! Race Recap

The morning after the race, I was laying in bed awake at 4:15am.  I should have been exhausted, but I was exhilarated and I couldn't stop replaying the events of the race the day before, over and over in my head.  It's unlike any other post-race feeling I've had, in...

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The Countdown: Getting Ready To Say Adios!

I'm trying to restrain myself from singing "It's the final countdown da na na na..." but, let's face it, it is!  I've been in full-on final preparation mode and I think I may actually be ready to go when May 28th arrives.  I know I'm ready to race for freakin' Team...

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Race Crisis!

I just want to cry.  I've been under so much pressure leading up to this race, that this was bound to happen.  This is the post I never wanted to write.  I should be talking about the great experience I had at A Healthy U conference in NYC in this space today, but...

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What Is Really In A Protein Bar?

Well, I'm glad you asked.  I'm sure you'll find this shocking but I actually tend to scrutinize any label of anything I eat, especially if it claims to help me power through a workout, or recover like a boss.  I don't fall for a lot of hype and I know what works and...

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The Countdown: W(h)ine Week!

T-minus 3 weeks and counting, so it’s no surprise there was a lot of wine and whining this past week! Training for this race has put me on an emotional roller coaster, and this week had a lot of adult beverages in it, to ease the ride.  I know some people don’t drink...

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No One Gets Addicted to Lettuce

Often times my article research for demands that I speak to a professional.  Even when the piece calls for a CPT (certified personal trainer) which I am by the way - I have to speak with someone else.  In fact, the last time I quipped to my editor about an...

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The Countdown!

That's right.  It's officially "countdown to Spain" time and I have t-minus 4 weeks and counting.  Holy hell!     My "kit" or official Team USA uniform arrived!  I literally jumped out of my car (don't worry I put it in park first) when I saw the package on...

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5K The Hard Way

Is there any other way to run a three-mile race?  People tend to think that a 5K is "just a warm-up" for me, or somehow an "easy" race when, in fact, the opposite is true.  A three-mile race is an all out sprint to the finish that is often spent jockeying for position...

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