Post Marathon Recovery Week 3 – It’s All About Being Flexible!

February 23, 2014

Everything is Awesome! Everything is cool when you have a dream! – Hopefully you do not get my reference to the new LEGO movie, and if you do, I’m sorry you had to endure that long hour and thirty minutes at the theater. My son, Randy, LOVED it though, so I guess it wasn’t all […]

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My Daily Dose – Vitamins for Runners

February 22, 2014

I Pee Green My husband, Bo, would say I pee green. He would definitely tell you my urine is full of dollars down the toilet. Lord knows I would test positive for (legal!) supplements. Maybe it is all mental, but heck, half of running a marathon is mental, too! Below you will find the supplements […]

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Vitamin E Supplements Linked to Cancer

February 22, 2014

If You are Taking a Vitamin E Supplement, Get the Facts Straight! Vitamin E, a fat soluble vitamin and an antioxidant, is considered good for your heart and thought to also lower your risk for infections and some forms of cancer. Antioxidants help to reduce free radicals. Smoking, pollution, poisons, fried foods, and by-products of normal metabolism […]

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread Protein Smoothie

February 20, 2014

Monkey Love I have a fondness for bananas. Banana pudding, banana pancakes, and peanut butter and banana sandwiches make me happy. I even love that God-awful banana flavored Laffy Taffy (praise the man who made up that doesn’t-taste-like-banana “banana” flavor). My husband, Bo, moderately tolerates plain bananas, but he does love banana bread… and he […]

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Post-Marathon Recovery Week 2 – 8 Miles with Bastille! … My Walls Aren’t Tumbling Down!

February 16, 2014

Two Weeks Down, Two to Go It has now been 14 days since I ran the Tallahassee Marathon, my 6th marathon, with a new PR of 3:25:45. The prescribed recovery period that I am following is four (long) weeks. My first recovery week focused on taking it easy and eating right. This week felt light, but my […]

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Love & Marriage – Go Together Like a Horse & Carriage, Right?

February 15, 2014
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Hollywood Did Get Something Right What do Marge and Homer Simpson, Cliff and Clair Huxtable, Al and Peggy Bundy, and Lucy and Ricky Ricardo all have in common? These couples all drive each other completely crazy, but at the end of the day, they recognize how lucky they are to be together.   10 Years […]

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I Got “Skinny” When I Stopped Obsessing Over Fat

February 11, 2014

It’s Not My Fault that I Hate(d) Fat! I am a proud product of the 90s when Backstreet Boys made girls scream, Cindy Crawford’s face was on every magazine, Britney Spears hadn’t embarrassed herself yet, and every female age 10 and up had the “Rachel” haircut. Don’t forget that the Florida State Seminoles were crowned […]

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Post-Marathon Recovery Week 1 – Lazy and Loving It!

February 10, 2014

One Week Down, Three To Go   Somewhere I have heard that for every mile you race, you should have an equivalent number of recovery days. A recovery day may be an all-out rest day, but recovery days can also include light cross training or easy running. That rings true to my prescribed recovery plan totaling […]

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Gymnastics isn’t for Sissies!

February 8, 2014

The Scream that Silenced the Gym  Thanks to watchful eyes and careful coaching, the gymnastics gymnasium is usually a happy place full of eager boys and girls flipping their way across the floor, often with dreams of one day being in the Olympics. Spectators, especially parents, sit in awe as they watch incredible children athletes accomplish […]

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What Your First Post Marathon Recovery Run Might Look Like

February 7, 2014

Those First Few Steps are Hard!  Have you ever wondered if you are alone in how difficult your first run after completing a marathon feels? Or humbled by how “slow” you have suddenly become? I mean, really, I just completed a marathon, shouldn’t my next run feel easier? Well if you feel “improved” for your […]

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