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Aug 232016
 
Microbiome and Endurance Exercise

When it comes to dietary considerations for endurance exercise, carbohydrates, iron, and electrolytes such as sodium and potassium are nutrients that are commonly of focus.  Perhaps protein consumption comes to mind when thinking about recovering from a long or strenuous run. Foods that favorably affect the bacteria colonies that populate our intestines, such as indigestible Continue Reading «Microbiome and Endurance Exercise»

Aug 162016
 
Up Closer: Oklahoma Running Giants In The Olympic Trials

As we tune into an amazing two weeks of Rio Olympic coverage, it’s fitting to shed some light on a few of the Okie’s that vied to be one the infinitesimally small pool of athletes that gets the honor of competing on the grandest stage of all in track and field. These are some athletes Continue Reading «Up Closer: Oklahoma Running Giants In The Olympic Trials»

New Heights

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Jul 052016
 
New Heights

I climbed a mountain! This was a new experience and one I won’t forget. As a kid, I had the dream to be a professional mountain climber. Reality set in though, I needed to pay bills and frankly, I’m afraid of heights. So it may not have been the best plan, but I did always enjoy Continue Reading «New Heights»

Jun 142016
 
Legendary Bay, Steep Hills, and Rugged Terrain: The Great Escape

Race Report: Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon Race day started with the alarm going off at 3 am. We rode our bikes from the hotel to transition. First, we had to get my bike serviced as a result of poor shifting the day before (this didn’t help my nerves at all). I then set up my Continue Reading «Legendary Bay, Steep Hills, and Rugged Terrain: The Great Escape»

May 242016
 
Building Speed, Explosiveness (Single Leg Movements)

Every sport needs equal power-drive-from each leg. In my nearly 20 years of training I have yet to see anyone (from the youth athlete to the weekend warrior) who is 100% aligned and as strong with their dominant leg as they are with their non-dominant leg. I’m including myself in that category! So it’s crucial Continue Reading «Building Speed, Explosiveness (Single Leg Movements)»

May 112016
 
Outside Moves For Kids That Alleviate Stress

It’s no secret that playing outside has positive effects on kids! It supports them in staying physically fit, but it can also support them emotionally! Giving kids the opportunity to stretch and play in nature helps them to alleviate stress and recharge their imagination. Here are three moves inspired by yoga and nature that your Continue Reading «Outside Moves For Kids That Alleviate Stress »

May 022016
 
The Trifecta

I can now say, I completed a 3-day endurance event!! I completed my first GORUCK HTL (Heavy, Tough, Light)!  I was one of 25 people to finish all 3 events back to back as a team. Let me define what that means, from GORUCK’s website: HEAVY:  24+ hours, 40+ miles.  The ultimate team event.  Average Continue Reading «The Trifecta»