YOGA VS. RUNNING

If running and yoga were competing in a popularity contest, and in a way they are, the clear winner would be yoga. Over the past four years, 16 million Americans have taken up yoga while two million Americans have quit running footraces. Yoga’s ...

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Fitness Five: Alison Sweeney

Alison Sweeney never lets work get in the way of a good workout. To say Alison is multi-talented is an understatement. She has been the longtime host of NBC’s life-altering reality series “The Biggest Loser,” is an accomplished actress, has co-starred on “Days ...

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Things I’m Loving Friday #4

It’s the freakin’ weekend! I hope everyone is looking forward to their long weekend. Enjoy the fourth installation of Things I’m Loving to kick off your holiday weekend! Spartan Races I completed my second Spartan Race about two weeks ago and am officially ...

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Things I’m Loving Friday #3

Here’s another edition of my latest obsessions.  A very happy Friday to everyone! If you have any suggestions, I’m looking for my next book to read!! Dark Places After reading Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, I knew I had to check out her other ...

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Racing Fuel 201

As promised, here are my absolute favorite products when in comes to racing fuel!  I’ve tried tons of different types of fuel and these 5 are what works best for me. Check them out and let me know what you think! Honey Stinger Energy ...

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Race Fueling 101

I’ve been competing in endurance races for over 3 years.  I’m an amateur compared to many endurance athletes.  But I am an expert when it comes to fueling.  My stomach problems have made it difficult to find race nutrition that works for me.  ...

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Nutty Granola Bars

Hey all! It’s Olivia here and I am training for my first marathon.  I’m also experiencing constant hunger.  In order to satisfy my ravenous appetite, my friend Allie (our latest guest editor), gave me this fantastic granola bar recipe!  It makes a wonderful ...

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Olivia’s Life: Marathon Training

I am training for my first marathon.  Interestingly, I am, by no stretch of the imagination, an athlete. I’m not competitive. I have very little free time between school and work.  And in the free time that I do have, I would much ...

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Pasadena “Reverse” Triathlon Race Recap

About two weeks ago, I competed in the Pasadena Triathlon.  It was my first race of the year and got my juices flowing for triathlon season.  The Pasadena Triathlon is actually a “reverse triathlon,” which means you run (5k) first, then bike (15k), ...

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Malibu Spartan Sprint Race Recap

I’m always looking for a new challenge and when I heard about the Spartan Race series, I knew I had to experience it.  So at the crack of dawn, in early December, I headed to Malibu for my first Spartan Race!  I had ...

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