Monthly Archives: September 2014

Food in Italy! And I Saw an Orthopaedic!

I’ll start with the visit to the orthopaedic.  I loved the doctor that Tanisha got me an appointment with!  He was very honest and to the point and explained everything very clearly. Basically, all the tears in my rotator cuff … Continue reading

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A New PR and 3rd in My Age Group at the Triad 10-Miler! (Recipe: St. James Coffee Cake)

This weekend was wicked crazy.  Yes, I just used the word ‘wicked’ like I am from New Jersey or something.  Which I’m not.  But that’s exactly how the weekend should be described. After work on Friday I raced home to … Continue reading

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How Quickly Do You Lose Fitness? (Recipe: Cowboy Cookies)

First, it’s important to understand there are two “types” of fitness: your aerobic fitness (ie, your endurance), and your orthopedic or structural fitness (ie, the ability of your muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments to withstand the impact of running). Both are important, … Continue reading

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MRI Results. #bringitNYC (Recipe: Congo Bars)

I have a love-hate relationship with sidewalks.  I love that they allow for pedestrians to get places without dealing with as much traffic.  I hate that they are not well-maintained.  And I hate that I tripped over the uneven sidewalk … Continue reading

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The Expanding American Waistline & Xtreme Eating 2014 (Recipe: Apple and Pecan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes)

Average waist circumference — but not body mass index— increased significantly in the United States between 1999 and 2012, a new study reports. Abdominal obesity — a “beer belly” or “beer gut” — is caused by fat around the internal … Continue reading

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Gotta Even Out the Legs #NYCMarathon #6weekstogo (Recipe: Strawberry Chicken Salad)

Remember how I got dry needling done to my right calf last week?  Well, today I went back to have my left calf done.  Ouch.  Not a fun process, but I’ve heard from multiple sources that it works wonders.  And … Continue reading

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Add One Strength-Training Exercise + Sightseeing in Italy (Recipe: Twice-Baked Potatoes with Bacon and Eggs)

Why?  For injury prevention! Skipping strength training can hurt you.  Strengthening your lower-body and core muscles lets you handle the three to four times your body weight that’s absorbed with each step that you run.  A stronger runner is not … Continue reading

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Dry Needling…Wow. I’m Sore. (Recipe: Rosemary Dinner Rolls)

From yesterday’s post, you know all about my shoulder injury.  Well, the doctor isn’t sure what the problem is.  She wants to order an MRI, but in order for insurance to cover I have to get X-rays first.  So, after … Continue reading

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I Ate the Sidewalk #NYCMarathon #7weekstogo (Recipe: Blueberry Cobbler Biscuits)

September 4th.  The day I left for Italy.  I decided to get my 10 mile long run in before driving to Charlotte where I was catching my flight first to Munich then to Rome. I got up at 4:45 and … Continue reading

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Add One Nightly Half Hour of Sleep + A Super Fun Weekend (Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie & Oreo Fudge Brownie Bars)

Why?  For a healthier, happier and more prepared run. Numerous studies have correlated more sleep with fewer illnesses and chronic diseases plus improved mental performance and mood.  And quality sleep helps you bounce back from workouts. During deep, restorative periods … Continue reading

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