Racecation Spotlight: 5 Beach Trip Triathlons ?>

Racecation Spotlight: 5 Beach Trip Triathlons

When it’s summer, a beach triathlon kills two birds with one stones – getting in a race and taking a family vacation. When the kids are begging to go to the beach, you can pack up your gear and grant their wish! If you’re training for a Half Ironman or and Ironman later in the season, doing a sprint race will let you get in some actual event training and serve as a great training workout for that day.   East…

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Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork ?>

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork

I’ve been eating pulled BBQ pork and pulled BBQ chicken since I was a kid. The combination of BBQ meat and cole slaw makes for a flavor filled bite. I’ve always watched the BBQ championships on all the food networks and, for a long time, was intimidated to try and make it myself. I’m never home long enough to babysit a slab of meat on a grill for an entire day.  So, when I realized that the slow cooker could offer…

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Hero Kit for Road Cycling + Giveaway ?>

Hero Kit for Road Cycling + Giveaway

Disclaimer: Hero Enterprises provided my with one Hero Kit for Road Cycling for personal use/review and one for a giveaway. All opinions are my own. Bella (my bike) is at her version of the spa this week, MyBikeShop, getting a tune up, a brand new seat and some new bar tape. It’s been so nice lately, I’m looking forward to getting her back so the family can get to Gettysburg and do some family rides through the battlefields. Of course, I…

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11 Sheet Pan Dinners for Any Day of the Week ?>

11 Sheet Pan Dinners for Any Day of the Week

We all want to put healthy, nutritious and homemade food on the table for our families. Between work, sports and all the other tasks that fill our day, it’s sometimes difficult to do. These 11 Sheet Pan Dinners cover every meal from breakfast to dinner to dessert. So, prep them ahead of time, slide the covered sheet pan into the refrigerator and when you get home all you have to do is bake! In the busy world we live in,…

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7 Things Keeping You From Moving Forward ?>

7 Things Keeping You From Moving Forward

When I got out of graduate school, it took me over a year from the day of the interview to actually getting hired because of the background investigation process. Once I started my career, I wasn’t automatically and expert. Sure, I had textbook smarts, but not real life forensic experience. That took time. Now, 19 years later, I’m an expert in several areas of my field, train others and manage an entire laboratory. Why do I tell you this? I…

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11 Family Activities You Might Actually Feel Like Doing After Your runDisney Race ?>

11 Family Activities You Might Actually Feel Like Doing After Your runDisney Race

After you’ve earned that medal, chowed down on some grub and recovered, your family will be begging you to get up and go do something. After a half marathon or a Dopey, you may not have the amount of energy required to spend the rest of the day walking through the parks. So, I’ve put together some ideas for creating memories with your family on the initial recovery day: Play miniature golf. I don’t know about your family, but my family…

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Naked Meatball Sub

So, I’ve been watching my carbohydrate intake for about seven months now. It doesn’t mean I don’t crave bread and pasta anymore. I mean I am Italian.  But, I’m happy to say that I’ve lost 53 lbs so far!!!   I grew up eating meatballs on a weekly basis, so I could never give them up. I sure do miss Sundays at my grandma’s because nobody made meatballs like she did. Now, when I want a Meatball Sub, I just make…

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6 Ways to Squeeze in Your Run While Traveling ?>

6 Ways to Squeeze in Your Run While Traveling

I’m excited that it’s time for me to share another set of motivation and training tips from Jeff Galloway!  So, make room in your brain for some more wisdom from America’s Coach!  We all know trying to get your run in on vacation can be challenging sometimes. These creative ways will help you get in some run time no matter where you’re traveling. The best, more efficient workout when you’re at the beach…Running into the dawn: In Summer, it’s best to run before…

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