November 29, 2017
About two months ago, I added a bunch of new songs to my iPod. And I started getting huge PRs at my races: I shaved seven minutes off my time in Palm Springs, and nearly four minutes off my times in Chicago. Coincidence? Maybe! (I’ve also been training like a madman.)
I know for sure that the songs keep me moving, keep my spirits up, and keep me motivated, and those are three things I need during a long and challenging race. Maybe these songs will help pump you up during your workouts, too! Read the rest of this entry »
November 27, 2017
I’m back from a great Thanksgiving visit with family in Colorado, and on two days, I got up early and made big fruit salads for everyone to enjoy during breakfast. Fruit is a great way to start the day, isn’t it?
I have a great trick to keep your fruit salads looking beautiful and lasting longer. Read the rest of this entry »
November 23, 2017
I had a fantastic Thanksgiving, and I hope you did too! My day began with a great workout – the Louisville (Colorado) 5k Turkey Trot. It was my fifth time doing this race, and my sister Sarah, 9-year-old niece Allison, and friend Lauren joined in too.
The changed the route this year, so there was Read the rest of this entry »
November 21, 2017
I’ve come to Colorado on my annual Thanksgiving trip, and my sister Sarah had a great idea for dinner the day I arrived. She’s a big fan of Green Chef, a meal kit delivery service that’s based in Boulder, not too far from her house, and wanted me to try it.
Sarah and her husband Justin had received their weekly Green Chef box a few days earlier. Inside was Read the rest of this entry »
November 20, 2017
I designed a cardio challenge last month, using my Bowflex M5 Max Trainer. You can read all the details here, but basically, I wanted to see if I could complete the Max Interval program at every level of resistance, starting at level 5, all the way up to level 16. The Max Interval program is only 14 minutes, but man oh man, it’s tough!
I recently finished the challenge, and the results were downright stunning!
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November 14, 2017
Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK! I’m ready for it. This will be my 8th consecutive year taking my Thanksgiving Pledge, which gives you the freedom to enjoy whatever you want on Thanksgiving, without feeling like you’ve completely abandoned your health or weight loss program.
It’s so easy to overeat on Thanksgiving, and for many people, it kickstarts an entire month (or more) of senseless, uninhibited consumption. But I work way too hard on my weight loss maintenance (160 pounds lost and kept off for nearly eight years) to see it go out the window.
So, back in 2010, I created my Thanksgiving Pledge. It’s my way to Read the rest of this entry »
November 14, 2017
I passed by this giant dear sculpture while on a walk in Chicago, and couldn’t resist giving it a smooch. I did a lot of walking – and other exercise – during my week in Chicago, and am proud of the healthy choices I made. We all know it isn’t always easy to stay healthy while traveling! Read the rest of this entry »
November 12, 2017
Milwaukee is COLD! I was only there for one night, but the temperature, with wind chill, was in the single digits. Brrrr! Preparing for my latest race in my hotel room meant dressing for the race, then layering on a hoodie, two jackets, plus a hat, scarf and gloves.
I was staying in a downtown hotel (more on that later), and I walked to Read the rest of this entry »
November 8, 2017
Look, I went grocery shopping!
I didn’t really buy three party-sized bags of Cheetos. I actually bought four!
Kidding, kidding. What I really bought were ingredients for a delicious and healthy dinner that my sister Laura and I made at her place in Chicago. Read the rest of this entry »