Don’t Be Afraid of Fat

Olive oil is a healthy fat and one that you should include in your daily diet.   It is a calorie dense food with 119 calories per tablespoon so you have to watch your portions.  Most people tend to use a heavy hand with this delicious oil turning a healthy dish into a caloric nightmare. If …

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Plyometrics for Stronger Running

Plyometric exercises should be included in every runner's training plan.  These  explosive leg movements build power and strength and will improve your running. Frog Jump:  Stand with feet apart, knees soft.  Swing your arms back and as you swing forward, well, jump like a frog.  The key is to land on the back part of …

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Accentuate the Positive

Quick, make a mental list of your closest friends and family members.  Now, go back over that list and ask yourself if those people are supportive, positive and in your corner.   If you are lucky, your cheerleaders outnumber the naysayers and you're ahead of the game.  If you are looking at your list and you …

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Tasty and Quick Post-Workout Meal

With the kids back in school and my schedule ramped up I've been having a hard time finding the perfect post-run or post-bootcamp breakfast.  I want something quick, tasty and most importantly hold me over for a few hours. Here's a great yogurt parfait that has a good mix of carbs, protein and fiber.  It's …

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