A perfect running weekend?

Tonight, I’m packing for a trip to Tennessee for the 2011 Tennessee Ragnar Relay. I’m not actually running, but I’m very excited about experiencing the event as driver of van #2 for Team 196 Proof. It’s the first of many overnight cross country running relays that I get to participate in over the next 12… Continue reading A perfect running weekend?

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Headsweats Race Hat

I’m not a big fan of wearing hats. I’ve always found them to be itchy and I hate the way they trap so much heat. They say 45% of body heat is lost through your head and I say, “good riddance!” The cooler you can make me while I’m running, the faster I can run.

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Death

This post has been a long time coming. Half a year ago, I lost my good friend Nancy to leukemia. I always admired Nancy in many ways. She was and still is the strongest woman I’ve ever met. When she left for Boston to get her bone marrow transplant, I hugged her and told her… Continue reading Death

The 2011 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Happy and ready for some ice and a cold beer!

If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll know that I didn’t feel horribly prepared for this race. Where previous half marathon training plans had me comfortably getting up to 15 miles several times, I failed to get past 12 miles this time around and I was completely drained at the end of both those runs.… Continue reading The 2011 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

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PR Bars

Recently, I had the opportunity to try PR bars, part of the Fastburn nutrition system. The idea behind the Fastburn nutrition program is to enhance your body’s natural ability to burn body fat while maintaining or increasing lean body mass. PR bars contain a special protein blend, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, low glycemic carbohydrate sources and… Continue reading PR Bars

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The Do Nothing Vacation

I recently came across a great post on the Lonely Planet blog called “How to Plan a do-nothing” vacation. Although I’m a budding quasi-provider of “do something” vacations, I have to say the post sounded quite appealing. I was especially fond of tip #4 – what to bring…at least 4 of the following components…

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Wake Up Call

On Friday night, I ran 12 miles with Sandy, who I’m training for the Disney Wine & Dine half marathon in two weeks. We wanted to get a nighttime long run in because it’s a nighttime race. When I run with Sandy, it’s usually between 10 and 11 minutes per mile. Since I’ve run a… Continue reading Wake Up Call

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Hosting #FitBlog Chat Tonight

I just thought I’d drop a quick note to let you all know that I’ll be hosting the #FitBlog chat tonight at 9 PM ET. #FitBlog chats happen via twitter and focus on staying healthy, blogging and blogging about staying healthy. Tonight, we’ll be discussing “Running: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. You can… Continue reading Hosting #FitBlog Chat Tonight

Saucony Hattori

As a Saucony ProGrid Kinvara groupie (I did actually sleep with my Kinvaras during the Florida Keys Ragnar Relay), I was quite excited when the Hattori was released. The Hattori is Saucony’s most minimalist shoe and an answer to Vibram’s FiveFingers. Unlike the FiveFingers, the Hattori fits more like a slipper (or mitten) than a… Continue reading Saucony Hattori

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