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Join the Virtual Healthy Hour

According to the hash marks etched into the kitchen cabinets, we're on Day 17 of the SIP mandate. (Full disclosure, I'm marking the days on a calendar but please indulge me). The first few weeks of the SIP had me shook. And while I wasn't stocking up for the Apocalypse I was a bit untethered. …

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Zoom Zoom Zoom-a Zoom

I'm 53 so some of my references are old, thanks for bearing with me. With that said, do any of you remember the show ZOOM! back in the 70's? http://openvault.wgbh.org/exhibits/zoom/article I used to love it. But this article is not a walk down memory lane. It's about technology. Yes, I'm going to talk tech. Due …

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What To Do When You Just Want To Stay In Your Jammies And Eat Cookies

The struggle is real. Someone posted a comment on FB that said "Remember when we all complained about not having enough hours in the day? Well, now we've got like 75." Many of us are working from home during and that means we're working, living and staying in a shared space. And we don't have …

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How Not to Lose Your Shit

The Coronavirus threat is steadily plucking on my anxiety nerve-center. The one that I spent thousands of dollars in therapy to help overcome, mind you. So I have been implementing the "coping" skills, which were honed at the above-mentioned sessions, and I'd like to share with you some tips and strategies to help you get …

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Tips to Build Your Immunity

Here are some thing you can do to help build your immunity. Courtesy of the US Centers for Disease Controls Get Enough Sleep. This can help improve your body's natural immune function.Reduce Stress. Chronic stress appears to wear down your immune system and make you more vulnerable to illness.Eat a Healthy and Balanced Diet. A …

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Happy Veganniversary!

Today on the podcast I discuss my decision to go plant-based and a few things I've learned along the way. Check out the long list of resources below and click the links for more information. Now go run! Keli 🙂 Resources: The No Meat AthleteForks over KnivesPlant Strong by Engine 2NutritionFacts.OrgRich RollIsa ChandraBOSH!The Happy PearJosh …

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Monday Motivation: Make Your March Count

Today is the first Monday in March and I finally have some goals set. I'm giving IF (Intermittent Fasting) a try. Mostly to see if it helps with some digestion issues. I've heard a lot about it so March will be my test month. The goal of IF is to limit your eating periods so …

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Why I (Heart) Fitness Challenges!

I'm wrapping up a February challenge for my Boot-Camp class. It's called the "Cupid's Challenge". Valentine's Day. Get it? The parameters of the challenge were very (IMO) simple. Between Feb 3-29 come to 10 classes and you get an entry into a raffle. The prize being a skin care package valued at $150. It includes …

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Episode 2 – Challenges

This week we chat about our Cupid's Challenge. Click below to listen. 3 years ago I started my plant-based journey with a 30 day challenge. I've done yoga challenges, movement challenges, meditation challenges and writing challenges. They work for me and it inspires me to work hard. If you want to sign up and participate …

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How to Be ‘Heart Smart’

February is American Heart Month!    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.   The good news?  It is also one of the most preventable. Here are a few ways you can be heart smart.   Adopt Healthy Habits Eating a healthy diet (lots of fresh veggies, …

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Resources for a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Plant-based eating and veganism has moved out of the "woo-woo" zone and into the mainstream. So as more people dip a toe into adopting a full or even part-time, plant-based lifestyle it really helps to have some resources. The websites below provide recipes, tips, strategies, and resources to help you get started on a plant-based …

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What Do You Want?

Here's your chance to chime in and help direct articles on this blog! Please take a few minutes and answer the poll questions, you can select up to three answers. Your answers will make sure that I'm writing about what interests you, what matters to you, and what is most useful to you in your …

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How to Turn Your Walk into a Great Workout

I'm a runner. It's my primary form of fitness and it gives me that "je ne sais quoi" that I can't get from other activities. So imagine my annoyance when I crack my baby toe into my ottoman one morning in late December and my running is put on ice (along with my toe) for …

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Do This One Thing to Reach Your Fitness Goal in 2020

Today we are cutting to the chase my friend and I'm giving you the most important trick, tip and strategy I know to help you reach your fitness goals. Ready? Schedule your workouts on your calendar a month (or more) at a time. By putting your workouts on your calendar you are assigning them the …

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Soup, It’s What’s for Dinner

Or, how to feed your family for about $2 per person. This amazing tomato soup recipe is courtesy of The Engine 2 Cookbook.  If you are interesting in tasty, healthy, and plant-strong recipes, I recommend you buy this cookbook!  I bought mine on Amazon.  (https://www.amazon.com/Engine-Cookbook-Lip-Smacking-Rib-Sticking-Body-Slimming/dp/1455591203). Soul-Warming Tomato Soup Ingredients 1 medium onion, chopped 3-5 cloves …

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Run or Walk For a Good Cause

Australia is burning and it's just heartbreaking.    The effects of the recent bush-fires has been widespread and devastating. Melbourne-based ultramarathon runner, Samantha Gash, and Nic Davidson have created a virtual Relief Run. Let's use our footsteps to support those who have lost loved ones, their homes, and their critical needs in the face of disaster. …

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Fitness Friday: The Year Ahead

Happy New Year everyone! I've been working on some goals for 2020 but since I haven't landed on a really big goal just yet, I've set some goals for January.  Just to give me a jump start. Goal #1 - 30-Day Yoga Journey from Yoga With Adriene I've done YWA off and on for years …

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Monday Motivation: Proud Supporter of Veganuary 2020

Have you been toying with the idea of trying a plant-based diet?   If so, Veganuary may be for you. Vegan-u-ary?  Yep, Veganuary is a thing.  Launched in 2014 its' mission is to encourage people worldwide to try vegan for January and, hopefully, beyond.  During the 2019 campaign, more than a quarter of a million people …

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Hey, It’s a 7-Day Challenge

Happy Christmas Eve!  I'm throwing down a quick little challenge.  I know, like you need something else on your to do list. But listen, I've been driving around, I've been to the malls, Michael's (shoot me now) and I think we ALL need to find some gratitude. The “GRATITUDE 7” Challenge!  This mini-challenge will improve …

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Monday Motivation: Holiday Survival Guide

Holidays can be tricky.  Here are 25 tips to help you stay on track this holiday season! Start your day strong with a healthy breakfast.  It sets your intention for the day.    Here's an oldie but a goodie rule to follow… eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and supper like a …

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Workout Wednesday: Good Intentions

I'm so glad I packed my running clothes on my recent trip to Europe because otherwise what would I have worn to go get my morning coffee?  They don't call them "coffee pants" for nothing. So you guys.  My intentions were good; run across the Westminster bridge in London, bang out some Yoga or brisk …

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Happy Thanksgiving from Across the Pond

Brad, Jack and I are currently at my Aunt's house in Battisford, a small town near Stowmarket situated in Suffolk (which is in the UK) waiting for Alexa to arrive from Madrid. She's studying abroad in Madrid for the semester (check out her European travel experience on https://alexaabroad.travel.blog/) so we decided to come for a …

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Trot!

The 1st Annual Sunday Before Thanksgiving Turkey Trot!  Join us the Sunday before Thanksgiving  for a leisurely 4-ish mile run, walk or stroll.    Yes, you heard it right.  This year we're trotting the Sunday BEFORE  Thanksgiving.   Join us on November 24, 2019 , 8:00 am at the Rush Creek Open Space Reserve (click here …

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Workout Wednesday: Stand Up Move Around

We've all heard that sitting is the new smoking but not everyone has access to a standing desk or even work at an office.   Here are a few ways to disrupt the sit and do your health a solid. At Work Get up and move after clearing your inbox. Set your phone timer for …

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Monday Motivation: In the Kitchen

Today I'm sharing a recipe from Eating Well magazine (formerly known as Cooking Light).  It's vegan, but don't freak out.   I think you'll like it. Creamy Lentil Soup Ingredients 4 c reduced-sodium vegetable broth 1 c uncooked green lentils (they are near the dried beans and rice) 1 c chopped yellow onion 2 tsp …

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Motivation Monday: Sunday Trail Runs are Back

We're bringing back our Sunday morning trail group!   Let's run together and explore the amazing network of fire roads, switchbacks, single tracks and splendor that is Marin County. You don't have to be fast, you don't have to be experienced but please know there aren't any coaches or run leaders so once we share the …

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Fitness Friday: Keli Runs a Marathon (again)

Today I'll unpack my recent race.  It was my 12th marathon and 3rd time running NY  and let me tell you, the Big Apple did not disappoint! When you toe up to the starting line for a race, especially anything over the 10K distance, you've spend the past 12, 16 or even 20 weeks training …

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Monday Motivation: A Family Affair

On November 3rd I crossed the finish line and completed my 3rd NYC Marathon and my 12th marathon since April, 2001.   I'll write about the race in detail on Wednesday. Today, however, I'm giving a huge SHOUT OUT to my family! My kids don't know me as anything other than a runner.  In fact, if …

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1st Annual Sunday Before Thankgiving Turkey Trot

The 1st Annual Sunday Before Thanksgiving Turkey Trot!  Join us the Sunday before Thanksgiving  for a leisurely 4-ish mile run, walk or stroll.    Yes, you heard it right.  This year we're trotting the Sunday BEFORE  Thanksgiving.   Join us on November 24, 2019 , 8:00 am at the Rush Creek Open Space Reserve (click here …

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Workout Wednesday: Head in the Game

I'm in week 16 of my marathon training plan.  How many more weeks are there?  None, this is it.  There's no making up any lost miles, cranking out any speedwork or improving anything.  The race is on Sunday and I'm as ready for it as I can be.  My main job this last week has …

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Friday Freebie: Join a Plant-Based Challenge

Check this out my people, a 21 Day Plant-Based Challenge kicks off on November 4th and it's totally FREE and totally amazing. The Plant-Based Challenge provides recipes, tips and support to make every step of the process as seamless as possible. If you've never tried focusing on a whole-foods, plant-based diet, you will be in …

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Monday Motivation: Growth

Difficult conversations with family, a friend or your boss, gutting out the last interval on a tempo run or learning how to do a pull-up are uncomfortable.  But that is part of the process.   In order to grow you have to stretch beyond what you are currently doing.  It may cause mental and/or physical discomfort …

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Motivation Monday: Breathe

When we are stressed, anxious or overwhelmed there's one thing you can do that will bring almost immediate relief. Take a deep breath.  Hold it.  Slowly breathe out.   Repeat 3-5 times. It's called breath work and it turns on our parasympathetic nervous system, which, when activated,  produces a calm and relaxed feeling in the mind …

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Motivation Monday: Marathon Musings

To celebrate wrapping up the first 12 weeks of marathon training (12 down, 4 to go), I thought it would be fun to share some tips about training for a marathon.  There's 12 and are in no particular order. Drinking DIPA's the night before a long run is ill-advised. If you are following a Plan, …

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Gratefully Searching Gratitude

Here's a challenge for you - a Gratitude Challenge. (Oh for crying out loud, she's onto the Gratitude thing). Yes.  Yes, I am. When someone does something that you appreciate; that was kind, helpful, considerate, a large step outside of their responsibility or even if it's "their job" - I want you to take a …

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Midweek Musings: Falls are Up and that’s Bad

A recent study from JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) found that an estimated 28.7% of adults aged 65 years or older fell in 2014.  Falls result in increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Risk factors for falls include age, medication use, poor balance, and chronic conditions (ie, depression, diabetes). A separate study bolsters …

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Fitness Friday: Habits

You all know that I'm a total process/habit/goal-setting nerd.  I just listened to a book on Audible and  I encourage you to check it  Atomic Habits, by James Clear. He provides a path for you to adopt good habits, change bad habits and fulfill your potential.   But before you think it's one of those things …

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Midweek Musings – Welcome to the World of Tech

I'm kind of addicted to this virtual training plan I signed up for the New York marathon.  At the start I entered all of my info; my race goal, current pace, recent race time, how many days I can train, when my run days are scheduled, etc., and out popped this nifty 16 week plan. …

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What Else Do You Need to Know??

On this edition of Workout Wednesday let's just cut to the chase. Exercise is good for you.  It's good for you from top to bottom and inside out.  It keeps your ticker ticking, blood pumping, muscles strong and your mental state on an even keel.  (For the most part). All it takes is about 10 …

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Monday Motivation – Start Where You Are Now

As you navigate your way along your fitness journey, here's a tip.  Stop comparing your today self to your self 5, 10 or 20 years ago. Your body today.  Your your family sitch today.  Your work sitch today.  Your everything sitch today is different than it was before.  So you need to set your goals …

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