Running

A Nutrition Geek Explores Energy Gels (Part 2)

This is a follow up to my post from a couple of weeks ago.  You can find it here. Note: I feel the need to clarify my inadvertent confession of being a “caffeine addict.”  (I’m a health and nutrition counselor, for god’s sake!) I do like my morning coffee – and I won’t ever apologize […]

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A Nutrition Geek Explores Energy Gels (Part 1)

Product links, for those interested: Gu Energy Gels, Clif Shot Energy Gels, Honey Stinger Gels One thing I forgot to mention: A commenter on my last post suggested I try Justin’s Nut Butter packets. Really great idea – and I appreciate the suggestion.  I feel like nut butter might be too heavy for consumption during […]

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What half marathon (and Ironman) training taught me about mind, body, food, and love.

Before anyone freaks out, I’m not training for an Ironman.  I’m training for my first half marathon (with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training…woo!!).  My boyfriend, however, completed his first Ironman almost two weeks ago.  So I’ve learned a few things about training the body – firsthand and from the spectator’s box –  in […]

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What am I missing with the running/music thing?

Made it out for a run today, despite the subzero temperatures here in NYC.  Decided I’d throw together a “running mix” and take my iPhone along for some musical accompaniment, just to see how it went. As you know if you read my post last week, I’m a “leave the music at home” kinda girl […]

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Meditation for those who can’t (or won’t) sit still

Among my 2010 goals are the following: Run a half marathon. Re-establish meditation practice. I wrote those goals on January 3.  I looked back at them a few days ago – as I was completing week 1 of training for the NYC Half Marathon – and thought “Hmmm…got the running thing down.  Haven’t meditated even […]

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