Recovering After The Long Run

About three weeks have passed since my last half-marathon — and you know what? I feel like I’m still recovering. Throughout those three weeks, I have been doing a few short runs, but I felt sluggish and fatigued from early on during those runs. It makes me think back to the day of my last half-marathon. And what I did during that time as a stepping stone towards recovering. (Or, perhaps, what I didn’t do that is hindering my recovery.)

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The Ugly Truth of Half-Marathon Training and Weight Loss

I began running about 7 years ago solely with the intention of aiding in my weight loss journey. As I incorporated the extra cardio into my new, healthy lifestyle, it definitely helped me shed some of those pounds. And I was ecstatic!

But when the weight loss seemed to plateau, I knew it was because I was becoming efficient at running. My body had adapted to what I was asking it to do. I knew that I needed to change up my workout in order to “surprise” my body back into weight loss. I thought increasing my mileage would do the trick and help me drop a few more pounds… Unfortunately, that is not always the case. 

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Got Shin Splints? What You NEED To Know And How To Prevent Them

The human body is incredibly resilient. It can withstand the everyday abuse and pressures that we put on it for an extraordinary amount of time.  Running is no exception. And, if you are a runner, chances are that you have had experience with planter fascitis, IT band syndrome, or those dreaded shin splints.

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Juggling Into June — Learning How To Balance Work, Fitness, and Fun

I have always wanted to learn how to juggle.

While working the graveyard shift at a Helpdesk in college I tried to teach myself.  I’m pretty sure that I would get three tosses in, realize that I’m actually juggling and drop everything.

Finding Balance

Needless to say, I still can’t juggle. And regardless of hand-eye coordination, we all balance a lot of responsibilities in everyday life. Trying to find time for fitness can be tough but definitely is a MUST do to live a happy, healthy life. Read More

What To Eat When You Can Not Eat One More Salad

Mama always said to “Eat Your Veggies!” but what are you to do when you can’t choke down one more stinking’ salad?

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Arizona Wrap-Up

After spending the night in Flagstaff, we were out on the road bright and early heading for Meteor Crater. Although we weren’t heading there at 26,000 miles an hour (that’s as fast as the meteorite that hit this spot) we got there just in time for them to open — in fact, we were the only people on the first rim tour of the day.

This place was fascinating! It is the most well preserved meteor crater impact site on the Earth. More than a mile across and roughly 550 feet deep, this is the exact spot a meteorite impacted the Earth roughly around 50,000 years ago! So, where’s the meteorite?

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Apple Crisps Breakfast Bars

A few days ago, I bought a whole bag of Granny Smith apples because I was making a recipe that called for one Granny Smith apple. The store that I was grocery shopping at that day didn’t have any single Granny Smith apples and I didn’t want to stop at another store (give me a break, it’s winter in Wisconsin and I don’t want to get out of the car multiple times) – so I bought the apples. I think we ate a grand total of one. Now I’m here with a surplus of Granny Smiths and there is only one thing to do.

Make Apple Crisp!

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