The A-Z of Getting Fit With Your Kids

Looking for fun news ways to get your kids up and moving each day? Exercise doesn't have to be a drag. But I know how hard it can be to get kids out the door when all they really want is to continue their slug-fest on the sofa. Some kids can't wait for an excuse to get outside and run around. But others need a little more encouragement, and that's cool too. The key is to make it fun and … [Read more...]

Sweet news! Chocolate may help improve memory

Good news chocolate lovers! New research has found that a compound found in chocolate may help improve memory skills and reduce the memory loss that often accompanies old age. It's all about the flavanols. Researchers have found that these plant compounds - found in chocolate - are the key to the improvements. In a new study, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center tested a … [Read more...]

You signed up for WHAT?

It seems as though I have some explaining to do. Over the past few weeks, my race schedule for 2014 took shape in a pretty big way.  And it seems that before the year is through, I will be making the leap from marathons and triathlons to an Ironman! But I'm getting ahead of myself.  Let me start with the race that's on my mind right now: the Potomac River Run marathon in Washington D.C. on … [Read more...]

How not to get hit by a truck while riding your bike

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram, you might have seen this gnarly picture already.  Apologies in advance for tossing it out there again but it seemed as good a time as any to talk about bike safety, or "How Not To Get Hit By A Truck While Riding Your Bike." So here's the deal, last week, I was riding my bike down a fairly busy street when I was runoff the road by a truck … [Read more...]

Running like a dog

As many of you already know from my work with Shaklee last summer, I am a runner.  Well, most of the time I am a runner.  Lately, though, I really haven''t felt like much of one.  What used to be fun and freeing has become a real drag. This past spring, I ran the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach with the goal of making this the first in my "Four for Forty" attempt to run four … [Read more...]

Wednesday Weigh-In: #Cinchspiration and #GoGreenGetFit

If you checked out last week's post, you know that I crashed and burned big-time and had to crawl my way back on plan before the week was through.  I'm happy to report that other than a few minor slip-ups (like the two bagels that I ate immediately after I dropped my eldest off for her very first week of sleepaway camp) I did pretty darned good this week.  Especially considering the week included … [Read more...]

Tri Bike Ride: #Cinchspiration and the Go Green Get Fit Challenge

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Goal: Go Green and Get Fit. Will it be a Cinch?

I'm about to take a journey this summer, and I'm taking you along for the ride. If you've been following this blog for a while, you know that I am very interested in health and fitness, and I try to make these two issues a priority in the decisions I make.  Unless, of course, the health and fitness at stake are my own and then I seem to make consistently inconsistent decisions that thwart my … [Read more...]