Run nutrition: What I eat before a race.

Today’s topic: Run nutrition. What we eat before a long race.   So, this one time, the day before 2014 Thunder Road Marathon, Quinn and I decided to do shots of beet juice from Luna’s Living Kitchen called “Runner’s High.” We drank one shot that day and another the next morning during pre-race prep. Then we did this…

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Cyclist/runners/walkers – or drivers who like me – please help

North Carolina residents, please help with this. I got this information from this week’s TrySports newsletter: Take the NCDOT Bike and pedestrian survey – and let your voice be heard! NCDOT is conducting a survey to collect citizen feedback on statewide bicycle and pedestrian safety issues. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete…

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Yes, I’m still running

Marine Corps Marathon is a month and a half away, and I’ve been a lot quieter this year about training. But it’s going. Going well? I hope so. The past couple of weeks things fell apart due to a sore knee, followed by a cold, followed by some barefoot running that resulted in blisters. But…

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How to make Starbucks have negative calories

This post is not just about exercising. This post is about how amazing my friends and family are and how exercising plays a big role in that. Case in point: Wednesday I rode my bike to TrySports (7 miles) for the group ride, only to have it rained out. Instead of calling it a day, Scott…

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My first group ride that wasn’t

So, Scott invited me to go on a group ride at TrySports last night. I’d been a little scared to try these – I’m still pretty slow and even keeping up with their slow group could possibly be a challenge. But after the Ride of Silence I was pretty excited about getting to that point…

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Shoe salesman with an agenda and other things

Okay, I’ll try to keep this in nuggets because I feel like I have a lot of nothing to say. … Triathlon training update: = Swim: So, I found out my friend Sally used to be a swim coach. Told you about that the other day when I mentioned our relay team. She had me…

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If you promise free beer, you better deliver …

So, Charlotte Racefest happened. And I was there. And I ran. And I did way better than I thought I would. In fact, I was only about a minute and some change slower than the half marathon I ran in October, and I was more prepared for that one, and that one was less hilly.…

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Gear geeking

Okay, so I won’t tell you today about how I dropped my pants this past weekend – still waiting for Scott to send the pictures to accompany that story … — In the interim I’ll talk about being a running gear geek. If you’re not a runner, I apologize in advance but if you are a…

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Friends who are active and famous, and hot tubs that get snowed on

First off, I want to say thank you for all the kind words and support last week. Having a heavy heart and no outlet is at times, lonely. But, things are not all bad. In the good-news department, I have some exciting things to report: Good friend news #1 My friend Michael, an actor, has landed…

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