Overcoming Fear

Fears are something we all have in common, maybe not the fear of the same things, but we have all felt fear at one point in our lives. I recently had the opportunity to do something that I am pretty afraid of.  As much as…

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Rising Food Costs

As I look at my grocery receipt for this week, I cringe seeing it at $150.00, and that is only for 1.5 people! I believe that buying healthy food is less expensive than going out to eat; however, buying organic food costs way more than…

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Eat to Train NOT Train to Eat

Let me start by stating I am NOT a registered dietician; however, I have studied nutrition for many years, including courses taken at University of North Florida. One of the things I have learned is people should eat to train and not train to eat. …

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STOP! Look Both Ways!

Do you look both ways at a stop sign?  Or do you only look left at oncoming cars and turn right without looking to your right? Almost every single time I run outside on the sidewalk, or bike in the bike lane, I encounter a…

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Kids and Candy

It is that time of year, again, when all the candy hits the shelves at the front of the store. Unfortunately the marketing for that candy gets better and better each year. I remember a time when I thought Starburst were not bad for you…

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Exercise Addiction

Some people have a difficult time believing in addiction, but most people could never fathom being addicted to exercise. Is it even possible to be addicted to exercise and exercise too much? When exactly do you cross the line from being healthy to being addicted?…

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Mornings or Evenings?

Chances are you are either a morning person or you hate morning people. Well maybe not hate…but you are slightly annoyed by them.  Does it matter whether you work out in the morning or evening? Is one better or worse? That is the question I…

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No Quick Fix

It is January, the time for resolutions and getting fit…Again! Right now everyone is on the bandwagon to eat healthy and do whatever it takes, at least for a while. I love the focus and determination everyone has in January; however, I wish it lasted…

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It’s Not Personal, It’s Business

“It’s not personal, it’s business.” That is the line Tom Hanks said to Meg Ryan in “You’ve Got Mail”. Yea, it is a chick-flick and you may not have seen it, but that scene has always resonated with me. Sometimes, for me, it is difficult…

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Family

I talk a lot about balancing life and endurance training all the time with our athletes. It is by far one of the most difficult challenges I see people struggle with on a daily basis. Sometimes I feel like I juggle things pretty well, but…

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