Up, Up and Away!

How many folks travel regularly for work?  As someone who used to travel > 9 months per year (Monday – Friday) for over 4 years after graduating from college, travel, fitness, and nutrition sometimes felt like a midair battle each and every trip. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, learning the hard way about not …

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Racing for a Cau$e

As a finance and statistics nerd, who also happens to be training for a charity Triathlon event and on the brink of kicking off my fundraising efforts, I started wondering just how extensive the charity race world really was - here are some statistics for you fellow race nerds (from Running in the USA -2016 …

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Sticks + Stones – Bumps, Bruises and Blisters Don’t Stand a Chance

“Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had healed.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz How many times do you hop out of the shower and overlook those stubborn signs of persistence and perseverance? ...your scars Now, as a child I can admit to a number of so-called "not-so-intelligent" experiences that yielded some …

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Twinkle Toes + Tips

So I am now approaching the 3-month anniversary with my Garmin Fenix 5s (link to the watch here) and being the finance nerd that I am deep down inside, I've spent a number of hours downloading and analyzing my running data, steps, heart rate and even my stress rate.  Needless to say, the data points …

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Rise + Shine Smoothie Time

Daylight "savings" really? After cruising through the Wall Street Journal this morning, I now blame the wonderful folks at the candy companies for this robbery of my precious weekend sleep + free time. Why? Well it turns out that in 2007, the folks at some of our country's largest candy makers banded together and begged …

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Life is a treasure hunt

“I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist Let me avoid sugar-coating the last few months of chaos... • Starting another blog and feeling completely inspired again • Training for the Chicago Marathon (after last year’s crash and quasi-burn at Marine Corps) • Training for my 1st Triathlon in July (eeek) • Getting promoted …

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…if you don’t succeed, tri and tri again

With the Spring on the horizon (humor me - yes I know here in the Northeast that means a solid 1.5 months), it was time to start buckling down on the next step in this year's fitness journey. After deciding to give the marathon a second try, I decided that my appetite for challenge was …

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No Meat, No Problem – Sweet Potato + Brussel Sprout Hash with Poached Egg + Thyme Hollandaise Sauce

So as the weekend comes to a close and reality of another Monday is staring you in the face, why not have something to look forward to on Monday night when you get home, throw on your yoga or sweatpants and wrestle with the idea of dinner? Enter this unsuspecting meatless option filled with color, …

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Reality – Today Sucked

6,592 avg daily steps90 miles driven to work (all in the dark)35 hours of sleep38 meetings35 hours of sleep4 miles run1 marathon training program1 triathlon added1 meltdown... Welcome to this week's circus - while my goal has been to project upbeat and inspirational vibes into the world of cyberspace + fitness - there are days …

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That’s it – I’ve gone bananas

Welcome to Monday - the day of endless meetings + errands, too many cups of coffee to count, nursing sore muscles from your long runs over the weekend and, let's face it, after such a hectic day, you know you want your cake and eat it too... ...but sometimes you need to settle for a …

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