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Crush Race Day Jitters

I've done a lot of races but no matter the distance I still get pre-race jitters.   I've learned that if I can't get rid of them, at least I can set myself up properly so I know that I'm as ready as I can be. Here are some tips to help you do the …

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Evidence-Based Nutrition – Yeah It’s a Thing

It's really hard to figure out what to eat for good health.   And if you rely on the inter webs for your dietary advice, well, Godspeed because it's a cluster out there. Enter evidenced-based nutrition courtesy of NutritionFacts.org (www.nutritionfacts.org).   The brainchild of Dr. Michael Greger, this site aims to present you (and your doctor) …

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IDEA World Convention Wrap Up

In late June I attended the IDEA World Convention in San Diego.  Thousands of club and studio owners, group instructors, personal trainers, health coaches, wellness coaches, yoga and pilates and barre instructors descended on San Diego for this enormous event. The convention was overwhelming to this first-timer.  There were classes, workshops, lectures and Q&A sessions …

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Scimper Scamper to Kinder Products

Kinder, cruelty-free beauty products.  I'm all for them.  My thinking is, if you can replace just a few things in your makeup bag with ones that are better for our furry and fluffy friends, why not?  Every little bit helps. The Leaping Bunny (http://www.leapingbunny.org/about/us) A comprehensive website and shopping app where you can find cruelty-free …

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Hop On the Training Train

Let's say you are encouraged to register for a race.  Yay!  Races are fun, right?  Your friends high-five you, they tag you on social media with super-cool hashtags (#awesome, #thisgirlruns) and then it's on. Sooo, now what?  Right?! Training for a race or event takes three things.  A training plan. Some jiggering of your schedule …

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In Through the Nose, Out Through the Mouth

Life is hectic, messy, busy.  We are pulled in different directions.  We are connected 24/7 to people via technology which means we are pinged, dinged, alerted and beeped at all day long. Sometimes you just need a moment of quiet.  Of calm.  A mini retreat if you will. So take it.  Turn off your phone. …

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