Archive for October, 2009

Training Week in Review 10/31/09

Posted on October 31, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, 1 Comment

Total Time

October 25 – 31, 2009
Swim: 30 mins.  My only swim was today.  Just lazy.
Bike:  2 hrs 35 mins. 
Run:  2 hrs 16 mins.  Longest was 5 miles on Friday.
Strength: 30 mins. 
A decent week and the foot is feeling much better.  Not really any structure to the week yet.  That will improve.  Just trying to regain [...]

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Happy Halloween

Posted on October 31, 2009 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Random | 5 Comments

Happy Halloween!  We have a little 8 month-old bunny cruising around our place today.  Enjoy your Halloween treats!

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Updated Injury Report

Posted on October 29, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Random | 2 Comments

So almost 7 weeks ago now I sprained a ligament in my foot. It’s finally feeling better and I have been able to run on it. I’ve put in about 26 miles over the last week and a half. The longest run so far has been 4 miles. That’s a lot better than the 0 [...]

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Dare Greatly

Posted on October 26, 2009 - Filed Under Random, Shout Outs | Leave a Comment

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who [...]

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No Fad for You

Posted on October 23, 2009 - Filed Under Fad Diets | 1 Comment

I read this post over at Everyman Tri about the “cookie diet” and found this quote that’s worth sharing:
“Generally speaking, fad diets misinform the public and fuel a fire of continued curiosity with this dieting mentality, which we know gets us nowhere.  We need to be very aware of that fact whenever we skew our eating [...]

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Good Advice

Posted on October 22, 2009 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle | 2 Comments

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Get Active

Posted on October 21, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise | Leave a Comment

Funny PSA I found:
Can’t see video?  Go here.

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Lunch Break Workout

Posted on October 14, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise | 1 Comment

“You relieve stress, reduce muscle tension that builds up from sitting at a desk, and increase the oxygen in your blood.  You’ll return to your desk with a better mood and a sharper mind.”
– Kara Mohr, an exercise physiologist via here.
Great article from on how to get in a good lunch-break workout.  Sometimes it’s [...]

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Improved Body Image

Posted on October 13, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle | 2 Comments

“This is an important study because it shows that doing virtually any type of exercise, on a regular basis, can help people feel better about their bodies.  With such a large segment of the population dissatisfied with their physiques, it’s encouraging to know that even short, frequent bouts of lower intensity exercise can improve body [...]

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Eating Habits

Posted on October 9, 2009 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition | 3 Comments

We all know that genes play a role in obesity and risks for obesity.  Time to stop blaming the genes, though.  Lifestyle matters. 
A study that is soon to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that even if someone has the FTO gene, their risk of obesity is only increased if their fat [...]

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