Saturday, February 28, 2009

Workout of the Day- Karen



My workout didn't look anything like this lol

Friday, February 27, 2009

Green Smoothies

Steve has convinced me to try making green smoothies. I'm not great about getting enough vegetables in my diet. There are tons of variations so I should be able to find a combination that works for me. I also have a feeling I will need to start with more fruit at first in order to choke these down :-) I'll let you know if I have success with this. Wish me luck!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cool Picture of the Pyramids

Click on it to enlarge picture.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Track Workout

8X500 meter runs with 90 second rest
1:45
1:42
1:40
1:40
1:39
1:41
1:39
1:36

cooldown
tabata
plank holds
and
sit ups

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Anti-inflammatory foods

You may think of inflammation as something that happens when you sprain your ankle or get a sore throat. But did you know that low-level inflammation (which you may not feel at all) can be a significant risk factor for heart disease?

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Track Workout

7x600's with a 2 minute rest

2:08
2:08
2:08
2:08
2:07
2:06
2:01

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hollywood is Not Helping for Weight Loss

Ok, here’s the quick rant side of me that is going to get rolling….as I need to get it out of my system. But I can’t understand why we are still listening to celebrities, magazines and TV when it comes to weight loss. Why do I think it’s such a bad idea? Well because I know that one things sells, QUICK weight loss. Slow and steady don’t sell ratings on a show, it’s boring…..heck I wouldn’t want to watch it either. But then again, quick and fast isn’t the route either! So below are some of my observations about the worst offenders for quick weight loss….so we can realize what is being sold and just ignore all the crap out there.READ MORE

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Arachidonic Acid

There are some fats you want to restrict in your diet. These are saturated fats, trans fats and (AA) arachidonic acid. I consider these to be really "bad" fats. Arachidonic acids are found primarily in fatty red meats, egg yolks and organ meats. This particular polyunsaturaed fat may be the most dangerous fat know when consumed in excess and is known as an Omega 6 fat. In fact, you can inject virtually every type of fat (even saturated fat and cholesterol) into rabbits and nothing happens. However, if you inject (AA) arachidonic acid into the same rabbits they are dead within three minutes. The human body needs "some" arachidonic acid, but too much can be toxic

Sucralose (Splenda, etc.):

Few of us are really aware of how many new Splenda® products there are in the supermarkets. We’ve been told that this artificial sweetener is different from all the past failures — Sweet’N Low®, NutraSweet®, etc. — and according to the claims, that this Splenda is the perfect sugar substitute: as sweet as sugar, but no calories; as sweet as sugar, but no surge in insulin; as sweet as sugar, but no side effects or long-term health damage.READ MORE

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Track Workout

5x800's 2-1/2 mins rest

Type Distance Time
Interval 800 m 2:52
Interval 800 m 2:47
Interval 800 m 2:50
Interval 800 m 2:50
Interval 800 m 2:47

Cool Down

Tabata
Burpees and sit ups

Monday, February 9, 2009

Whey Protein














Whey Protein is a by-product of cheese manufactured from cow's milk.It has the highest biological value of any protein. Meaning that it crosses the stomach quickly and is rapidly absorbed by the intestines. For years it has been the staple of many athletes/bodybuilders supplement program.
Why is this particular type of protein important? READ MORE

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Dump Mr. Clean


Conventional cleaners can consist of up to 90% or more of phthalate-riddled “fragrance.” Look for plant-based alterative cleaners, or make your own with some basic (cheap) ingredients from grandma’s kitchen: white vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, good old hot water, etc. Borax powder and Bon Ami offer more powerful but still safer options for harder to clean areas of the house. The fact is a cleaner house isn’t always a healthier house. Numerous studies have linked conventional cleaners with an increased risk of asthma, especially in children. Let everyone in your home breathe easier, and keep some hard-earned dollars in your wallet.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Coconuts

What does everyone think about coconuts(meal,flour,oil,milk)?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Calcium

Caclium 101
Bone is a living tissue that is constantly being remodeled (broken down and rebuilt). And calcium is a large part of that tissue. Calcium is stored in the bone and when we have dietary insufficiencies, calcium is leached out of the bone to meet those needs. If those stores are not replaced, the remodeling process is not quite complete and bones soften. This reduction of bone mass increases our risk for stress fractures. And when you are running 70 miles a week in preparation for your next marathon, the last thing you need is a stress fracture. So what can you do to prevent reduction in bone density? READ MORE

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Track Workout

600 Build downs

2.05
2.04
2.00
2.01
1.58
1.58

Tabata
push ups

Monday, February 2, 2009

Stew's 15k









A few of us ran Stew's 15k yesterday. Its out and back course 9.3 miles. A lot of inclines and declines and one giant hill.There were a lot of good runners there. It seem like the whole Greater Boston TC was there leading the charge. The results are on the web site.

A few highlights from the race.
Darryl Smith 1st in Age.
Tim ran barefoot and he broke up a fight at mile 3.
A runner got hit by a car.(he's ok)
12.00 race fee and option to buy 13.00 quick dry race shirt.