Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Raw Food Recipes

As a follow up to my last post about raw food, how about some recipes?

These look to be some fabulously tasty items from the Iowa Girl Eats blog.

Try them!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Benefits Of Raw Food

I am not an overt practitioner of "raw food" consumption, but this blog operates as an open forum.

In Des Moines, some "raw foodies" recently organized a raw food week event to highlight the benefits of eating this way.  The Des Moines Register recently profiled the event in an article.

Raw food may not be for everyone, but it's cerainly worth exploring the benefits.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Steady On The Bike

Steady can usually help you win the race on your bike.

Check out these tips from Rich Strauss from Endurance Nation on how to measure your effort to sustain a solid performance throughout your next ride.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

CrossFit Workouts

CrossFit is a great workout for those looking to mix it up.
Our hometown Des Moines Register recently featured an article about the unique benefits of CrossFit that I thought I would share.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tri Speed Workouts

Many of us feel the need for speed.

If you're involved in any sort of fitness endeavor, most folks want to get faster.  So here you go.
These are speed workouts designed for triathletes from Gale Bernhardt at  They feature a series of "brick" workouts.  This means a combination of biking and running workouts.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pet Peeves Of The Week

If you read my blog, you know I enjoy making people laugh once in a while.  After all, fitness should be FUN!
I love the humor of the Shut Up and Run blog.  In this post, she lists several pet peeves that many of us who lead active lifestyles can relate to.  Have fun reading this!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Post-Workout Food Ideas

New ideas for post-workout nutrition are always welcome in my world.
Check out these ideas from Fit Moms' blog.  She has a couple of new recipe ideas.  This post features a link to a recipe for what appears to be delicious "sweet potato chews".

If nothing else, these sound like a great appetizer or dessert. Yum!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Curb Late Night Snacking

I don't know about you, but I am often hungry at the worst time of the day - late night prior to going to bed.

"Late", of course, is a subjective term.  For me, that often means 9 p.m.  For others, it likely means much later.

The Carrots and Cake blog recently posted some yummy alternatives to getting your day off to a hearty start -- one of the primary ways to eliminating snacking later in the day. The post carries a link to an article from Health magazine featuring seven tips to curb late night snacking.

One of the tips made sense to me and was so obvious, yet I had not thought about it in this perspective.  Prepare for snacking.  If you prepare for snacks, you will be more likely to eat healthier alternatives at strategic times .

Friday, October 5, 2012

Race Day Prep

I have written about this in the past, but with so many races this month, it's worth noting again.
Warming up your body . . . and your mind is important to running a strong a event.  Eric Kenney of EK Endurance Coaching writes about the "perfect race-day warm-up" on

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Yoga Helps Rehab For Stroke Victims

Yoga is a hit again!
Yoga is one of my favorite exercises.  It's often cited as a great reliever of stress and now it's gaining noteriety in assisting stroke rehab patients according to a recent study.

HealthDay News recently highlighted the results of this study discussed in a recent issue of the medical journal Stroke.