Monthly Archives: January 2013

Gluten FreeDairy Free Chocolate Energy Bars

Whether you are anticipating a busy day at work, or preparing for a long run, these energy bars will be your friend. I adapted this recipe from Scott Jurek’s book Eat and Run, My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness . Scott … Continue reading

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On Natural Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Given my history of celiac disease, a gastro-intestinal condition in the auto-immune category, I am always seeking new ways to introduce gluten free anti-inflammatory food to my diet. The nature of celiac is such that if I eat food that … Continue reading

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How to Manage Running Blisters

On Blisters: There is nothing like hiking up a gorgeous peak, or finding yourself mid-way through a long run and experiencing  the painful rip of a blister. Example A is from my training run yesterday: So my friends, here is … Continue reading

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Tips for Cold Weather Exercise

With winter upon us we are presented with a myriad of fun new exercise options including skiing, snowshoeing, and maintaining training runs. Additionally, we face new challenges with changes in weather in regards to our current exercise habits. Whether you … Continue reading

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Shoes

Allow me to introduce you to my shoes. This is my second pair of Brooks PureConnect. This particular pair and I have been running together for 6 months now, averaging anywhere from 15-30 miles per week, and still going strong. … Continue reading

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On: Pilates

On pilates and goals: I came upon the practice of Pilates at age 19 as a laborador retriever comes upon a tennis ball: quite naturally and with enthusiasm. As a former gymnast, collegiate volleyball player, and runner, Pilates was the … Continue reading

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Is Marathon Running Safe for our Hearts?

On preparing for a marathon: As the year begins, I have just registered for my second marathon. The Avenue of the Giants also referred to as “ The Ave” will take place in northern California May 5th. There were many … Continue reading

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