Category Archives: Puppy Tips

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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Rotate Your Shoes! (Recipe: Oatmeal Raisin American Loaf Bread)

Several different runners have told me over the years that I need to rotate my shoes.  In my mind, it made sense, so I did it, but I never really researched it. But now a study has finally been published … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Running Gear (Recipe: Pumpkin Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies)

Every runner has different preferences when it comes to running in the cold.  Me?  I will wear gloves if the temperature is below 45*; however, I won’t wear full-length running tights until the temperature is below 25*, and unless the … Continue reading

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Brown Fat vs. White Fat (Recipe: Spiced Honey-Glazed Sweet Potato Wedges)

Did you know that there are two types of fat in the body?  Brown fat and white fat. According to Dr. Francis Collins, “[Brown] fatty tissue burns calories, puts out heat like a furnace, and helps you keep you trim.”  … Continue reading

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Fast-Food and Wholesome-Food (Recipe: Cook’s Illustrated Pumpkin Pie)

On the eve of Thanksgiving before we are stuffed with turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, I thought a post on fast-food and wholesome food was very appropriate.  (Well, you will be stuffed with turkey and mashed potatoes–I’m not a … Continue reading

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Flat Abs Article and Randomness (Recipe: Garlic Bread Pizza Crust)

So, the other day I read an article on the Huffington Post called “How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps”.  The article basically says we keep buying into lies that certain … Continue reading

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Running at Your Lactate Threshold (Recipe: Penzeys Pumpkin Pie)

Research has shown that the lactate threshold is the best physiological predictor of distance-running performance.  The closer your race pace will be to your lactate-threshold pace, the more important it becomes to be able to hold a hard pace for … Continue reading

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Spending Quality Time with Your Pooch(es) (Recipe: Baked Spaghetti)

The other day I was reading an article on which breeds of dogs are the “best” running partners.  In terms of longer distances, Aussies, Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamute, German Shepherds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks and, of course, Border Collies, are known for … Continue reading

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AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill (Recipe: Middle Eastern Chicken Marinade)

This is the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill that I got to use the other day at PT!  It was literally like running in a bubble!  Technology these days is crazy! Basically, it is a medical rehabilitation treadmill that lowers the impacts … Continue reading

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A Few Words on Salt and More on My Door County Weekend (Recipe: Peachy Chicken Salad)

Yes, salt is unhealthy in large amounts.  It has been shown to raise blood pressure in many people.  And it makes food more appealing.  HOWEVER, salt is not obesogenic.  Salt has no calories.  And it does not increase the desire … Continue reading

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