Happy Birthday Jack!

Happy Birthday to my son Jack, who turns 5 today!!  Jack is my lunch buddy, a Lego builder of the highest caliber, sweet as sugar and yet still refuses to wear underwear.  (That stubborn streak proves he’s in the right family!)

We love you buddy!  Have a super day!

I love you with all my heart,

Mommy xo

P.S.  The rest of you, Now go run!


Move It and Lift It For Better Health!

A recent study from Louisiana found that patients with Type-2 Diabetes who did resistance training in addition to cardiovascular exercises had a significant reduction in their average blood sugar numbers versus those who were sedentary.  It also looks like the combination of these two activities also provide better results than only doing cardiovascular exercises.

In addition to lowering blood sugar, combining resistance training and cardiovascular exercises can improve cardiovascular risk factors as well including blood pressure and weight.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂


Stay on Track Tips

Thanksgiving kicks off the eating free-for-all that can turn a normally sane eater to the “dark side”.   While temptations are everywhere it’s smart to have stay on track tips to help negotiate the food land mines.

Here’s one of my favorite “stay on track” tips.  Make fruits and veggies front and center in your fridge.   This works on two fronts.

  • Having them in sight makes a healthy snack easier to grab.
  • If you find yourself pushing these healthful treats to the side while looking for a snack it’s a good bet that you’re not hungry for food so look elsewhere for what you need!

Email me your stay on track tips!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

9th Annual Turkey Trot

To many, Thanksgiving means stuffing their gullet full of tasty fare and then falling asleep on the couch before having a chance to wipe the whipped cream from their face.  But here at MBKR central it means so much more!  That’s right – it’s time for our annual Turkey Trot!

Our trot kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at Rush Creek.  Stroll, power walk or run your way on a mixed-use dirt path along the marshlands.   The path is pretty much flat except for a few rolling hills.  It’s a gorgeous way to start your Thanksgiving!  Unlike many other races out there, this is totally casual.  Meaning no starting line, no finish line, no fees, no free goodie bags and no pressure!  The only thing that’s serious is our start time at 7:30 a.m.  I don’t know about you, but I have people to feed so I’ve got to get home.

If you are interested in joining in the fun click this link so you know where we’ll be.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

Ode to My Feet

My feet many not be pretty or worthy of a photo shoot
but they support me on my runs, my boot camp classes, chasing after kids to boot

I cram them into soccer cleats, pointy toed shoes and such
but even with the abuse, they don’t complain…much

Yes I lost a nail or two and am sporting one that’s blue
no matter what the situation, they hold me up, straight and true!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂


I’ve Got My Cranky Pants On Again!

I just went online to register for the 2011 NY Marathon and had to lift my jaw from the floor once I saw the registration fee.  It’s a whopping $196 to run this race.  Plus and $11 application fee.  No doubt that this is a premier race and frankly, one of my favorites, but over $200 bucks just to pin on the number is crazy!!  Add on airfare from the West Coast, hotel for 2 or more nights, food, transportation (then double it because NY is fun with a buddy or spouse) and we are talking big bucks.

I’d love to see races come back down to reasonable ranges.  I’m not against races making money but let’s be reasonable folks!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂