15 Minute Takeout-Inspired Pad Thai

15 Minute Takeout-Inspired Pad Thai

I’ve been so under the weather this past week. I’ve got the crazy head cold going around. It was so bad the first couple days that I literally didn’t get out of bed. The head-feels-like-it’s-in-a-vice sinus pressure was unbearable. Needless to say once I actually felt up to eating, I was living on little bits of chicken noodle soup throughout the day. Of course, being the spice lover that I am, I add Tabasco to my chicken noodle soup. My…

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Athletes

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Athletes

Disclaimer: The giveaway in this post is sponsored by Journal Menu. The 2016 Athlete Gift Guide features some great ideas for fitness enthusiast in your life. Be sure to check out our 2016 Triathlete Gift Guide and 2016 Runner Gift Guide too! I think any athlete would love to find any of these gifts under their Christmas tree or in their stocking!   Keeping fit is a priority for any athlete. Most of us have our own home gyms with the basics…

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A Letter to My Daughter on Her 11th Birthday

A Letter to My Daughter on Her 11th Birthday

It’s 11:30pm on the eve before your 11th birthday. Last year at this time, I couldn’t believe you were turning double digits. As I walked into your room to kiss you goodnight, you lay sleeping with that faint little snore of yours. It always makes me chuckle and at the same time my heart smile. As I walked out of your room, I found myself staring at your baby pictures in the hall. Those family pictures from when you were…

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

Disclaimer: The giveaway in this post is sponsored by Journal Menu. The 2016 Runner Gift Guide has arrived! If you’re looking for the perfect gift to get the runner in your life, this week’s gift guide comes to the rescue. Any runner would love to find any of these under their Christmas tree or in their stocking!  Be sure to check out our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Triathletes too if your runner also does triathlons. Running Shoes –  The Hubby…

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7 Training Rules to Avoid Injury

7 Training Rules to Avoid Injury

It’s important to minimize your risk of injury during your training. Better yet, to avoid injury!  So, when doing race-specific training, keep the total distance covered shorter than the goal race, or run at your race pace in shorter segments with rest breaks (interval training). It’s impractical to wholly mimic a race—particularly longer distances—in training because it would require extended recovery. So to maximize the benefit of your training workouts while hopefully continuing to avoid injury, keep these rules in…

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Triathletes

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Triathletes

Disclaimer: The giveaway in this post is sponsored by Journal Menu. The 2016 Triathlete Gift Guide is here! YAY!!! Woot! Woot! If you’ve been wondering what perfect gift to get the triathlete in your life, look no further, we’ve got the answers for you. Any triathlete would love to find any of these under their Christmas tree  or in their stocking! Tri bag  – A tri bag is a MUST, in my opinion, for every triathlete. All your gear can fit in…

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Kickbox Your Way into 2017 with a $25 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card

Kickbox Your Way into 2017 with a $25 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card

Disclaimer: I’ve partnered with XShadyside Pittsburgh for this Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card giveaway. As most of my readers can attest, I love a good high intensity workout.  We are all busy people, so high intensity workouts give us a high quality workout in a shorter period of time. Kickboxing is one type of workout that achieves both with an added bonus….you get to knock the heck out of a boxing bag and release all the stress of your day. Did…

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2016 Veterans Day FREE Meals

2016 Veterans Day FREE Meals

Tomorrow we celebrate 2016 Veterans Day. So, I’m sending out a huge THANK YOU to all the members of our Armed Forces who have so bravely stood up for America and the values we hold to ensure continued freedom for the rest of us. We salute all active and retired military members and honor those who paid the ultimate price protecting the land of the free – you are the brave!    I have several nephews that joined the Marines. One…

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