Monthly Archive: May 2011

May
19

One foot in front of the other

Just put one foot in front of the other…” Those words tumbled through my head during miles 8, 9, and 10 of the Marine Corps Half Marathon on Sunday.  I struggled with those three miles the most.  I believe, after much thought, that I had not taken in enough fluids during the first seven miles …

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May
18

Squash Hash

I use this recipe to replace potato hash or hash browns.  This would also be great with sausage or served with eggs. Serves: 2 Ingredients 3 large green zucchini (julienned) 3 large yellow squash (julienned) 1 Tbsp onion powder 1 Tbsp garlic powder 1 Tbsp olive oil Directions Use a julienne peeler to cut vegetables.  …

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May
17

Bonus Workout

Workout 100 Push Ups for Time This workout is challenging.  Make sure your chest touches the floor on every push up.  These push ups can be done in plank position, knees touching the ground, or on a wall.  Scale this workout as necessary. Get Stronger2day!

May
16

Support Systems… So Important

Marine Corps Half Marathon

On a whim, I decided to run the Marine Corps Half Marathon yesterday.  Literally the night before the race, I was scrambling to get a bib number so I would be able to run.  I really don’t know why I chose to run, because the challenge of “just finishing” wasn’t really appealing to me.  I …

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May
14

Workout of the Week

Here is a running endurance workout.  The weather here has been perfect for running.  You could substitute a C2 Rower or a spinning stationary bike for the run if necessary. Workout 6 x 3 minute intervals Rest 1 minute on intervals 1,3,5 Rest 3 minutes on intervals 2,4 How this workout should be done:  Run …

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May
13

Friday Musings

Hard Work It always pays off.  My parents taught me to work hard as a child and I lived it.  There are no shortcuts and cheaters never win.  To be successful at anything you must work hard.  As you decide where you want to go in life, figure out what it will really take, then be …

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May
12

Unmotivated? Set a small goal

When I came into the gym yesterday to work out, I was feeling sluggish and unmotivated.  When I saw what the workout entailed, I knew I could complete the task, but I didn’t really want to do the work.  We warmed up and began the workout.  Each round that passed by, I set little time …

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May
11

Roasted Almonds

Almonds have become a staple in my Paleo diet.  This recipe allows you to have roasted almonds without all of the additives. 1 lb raw almonds Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet Bake at 375 degrees (pre-heated) for 8-10 minutes Check on the almonds at 5 minutes, toss and continue roasting for …

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May
10

Bonus Workout

I did this workout after riding in a car for 5 hours.  I just needed to move after sitting for so long.  You will need a jump rope and maybe a towel or mat for the sit ups.  Keep moving throughout and the intensity high. Workout 1 Round for Time of: 100 Double Unders (300 single …

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May
09

When eating out, have no doubt

You do not have to stray from your healthy lifestyle even when eating out.  It does, however, take a little discipline.  You must ask questions and choose wisely, but eating out can still be nutritious and enjoyable.  Here are some hints on how to stay on track while eating out. Drink water or unsweetened iced …

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