Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Effects of Pregnancy on Running Form and Mechanics

Two recent research studies have identified what many women have felt when running during and after pregnancy: the process of carrying and delivering the baby effects running gait and can cause pain. A March 2013 study in Biomedical Central Pregnancy … Continue reading

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5 Stretches for Knee Pain

We runners and cyclists spend a lot of time worrying about knee pain, particularly if a new twinge springs up that does not seem to go away on its own. I have covered major causes of knee pain in a … Continue reading

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On: Simple Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate CupCakes

Chocolate cupcakes. So simple, so delicious, and so perfect for an event or mid week pick me up.  They are relatively lean when left un iced, though can easily be dazzled up for an event. Ingredients: 2over-ripe bananas ¾ cup … Continue reading

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Pre-Natal Pilates Exercises you can do at home

The benefits of maintaining strenght during pregnancy are numerous, including maternal well-being, decreased musculoskeletal pain, and decreased risk for gestational diabetes and other lifestyle related pregnancy risks. See my previous article on exercise and running during pregnancy for a complete … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Moroccan Chicken with Spicy Orange Marmelade Sauce

The delicious glaze on this chicken is inspired by a  dinner served to us at the wedding of our dear friends last weekend. After tasting the unique sauce I returned home to try to replicate it, and the concoction I … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Carrot Cake

My husband was having a rough week, so I decided to make him a cheer up carrot cake. Plus, I’m pregnant, so cake is always a good idea. This is a recipe that I altered significantly, though it is based … Continue reading

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How to Continue Running While Pregnant

A few days ago I did my usual trail run near my home. The 7 mile loop gains approximately 1300 ft. and provides gorgeous scenery. I began my run shortly after a male cyclist and passed him within 2 minutes, … Continue reading

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