Monthly Archives: December 2013

VO2 Max and Puppy Play Date Pictures (Recipe: Reindeer Cookies)

Have you ever wondered what “VO2 max” actually stood for?  It is the maximum volume of oxygen the muscles can consume per minute. According to Jason Karp, Ph.D., running coach and author of Running a Marathon for Dummies, “VO2 max represents … Continue reading

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Benefits from Lifting (Recipe: Peanut Butter Blossoms)

I am trying to be better about lifting weights.  In the month of December I participated in an “arm challenge”.  Basically, you were supposed to do a certain number of push-ups, dips, bicep curls and punches each day.  My upper … Continue reading

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Stay Focused (Recipe: Pumpkin Dip)

Staying focused during a workout will improve your performance and increase your results.  But how can you stay focused when all you want to be doing is chilling on the sofa watching your favorite TV show? Experts say setting an … Continue reading

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22 Things Happy People Do Differently (Recipe: Blueberry Swirl Bread)

A fellow blogger posted this article awhile ago, and I felt like it was worth re-posting.  It is an article called “22 Things Happy People Do Differently” by Chiara Fucarino.  So, here it is!  Enjoy! ***** There are two types … Continue reading

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10 Running Myths (Recipe: Pumpkin Cookies)

I read an article titled “10 Common Running Myths Debunked” by Nicole Weidensaul that I thought I should share with you guys.  I am going to pretty much just copy and paste her article, so I am giving her full … Continue reading

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Duration and Intensity (Recipe: Classic Thumbprint Cookies)

There are two fundamental variables that determine how a run affects your body: duration and intensity. Duration can be measured directly by time or indirectly by distance. The longer a run lasts, the more pronounced its training effects. This does … Continue reading

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Cardiac Drift (Recipe: Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pumpkin Puree)

Imagine this scenario: You’re out on an easy recovery run in the summer, and you’re wearing a heart-rate monitor. You’re on an out-and-back course and you’re planning to run for 40 minutes. It’s pretty hot and humid, just a bit … Continue reading

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