Sunday, September 29, 2013

Learning About Paleo

Paleo has become a popular diet recently. 

Paleo is popular among athletes and those with certain dietary limitations. 

Read the Against All Grain blog and learn more about Paleo.  Read about Danielle and her health transformation that called for a Paleo diet.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Post Workout Food

Looking for the right foods after a tough workout?

Check out Danielle Prestejohn - she's a weight loss specialist who offers her expertise on what she thinks are some of the best post-workout items to get you refueled.
There are certain things that can help you get the carbohydrates and protein you need to recover and this helps you get there.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Taking Shape For Life

Check out how this man's work led him to seek out a healthier lifestyle and lose weight.
Tim Griesdorn, a human development professor at Iowa State University, recently became motivated to lose 52 pounds.  In doing research on work-site wellness, Griesdorn learned about the Take Shape For Life program.

Read about his story in a post from the Des Moines Register.  Griesdorn has plans for further weight loss and writes about his weight loss journey at

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Prep For Event In Final Days

As you close in on an event in your final weeks of preparation, it's natural to experience a little anxiety.
Triathlon coach Marty Munson posted this article on to help prepare racers who are "feeling the edge" as they get close to race day.

Munson offers some tips on handling pre-race anxiety and doing a "practice race" to calm your nerves.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Check Those Resolutions

I was reading the Jill Will Run blog recently.
It was discussing a check of the "new year resolutions" mid year.  Well, we are well past that, but September is a good time to recheck those fitness goals you set back in the cold days of January.

There is still plenty of time to lose that weight, reach a personal best time in an event or participate in a fall event that will help you reach your resolutions.

There is no sin in reevaluating those new year's resolutions to make a run at success as the year winds down.

Friday, September 13, 2013

5 Tips For Marathon Training

Have you thought about running a marathon?

It's a great experience, but the commitment to training is time consuming and exhausting.  In fact, if you are considering a marathon, it's not unusual to take up to a year or two plotting out your strategy and mentally preparing yourself for this journey.
The Run To The Finish blog recently posted some tips on how to maximize your time in your marathon training, particularly if you are a busy runner.

If you have been running for a while and you are contemplating a marathon, I highly recommend a visit to  Hal Higdon is a renowned running coach and makes a variety of training plans and resources available to marathoners of all levels.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Acclimate To Heat

It's September.
But that doesn't mean it can't still be VERY warm in your outdoor training activities.

Check out Matt Fitzgerald's post on about how to adjust yourself to perform better in the heat.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Perfect Your Posture

Your parents were right.  Posture is important. 
It is healthy to have good posture.  Lisa Lavia Ryan recently wrote in the Des Moines Register why posture is important to your long-term health.

Try it.  It can't hurt.

Taking a break for a while. See you back soon!