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With the snow today and chilly weather, I've got to 'toughen up buttercup!" and make sure I get out once a week to run. My Canadian blogger pals do it and I know it's much much colder there. Here's to inspiring some...

First snow of the season today (not sticking--phew!) and since I'll be surfing next week in Costa Rica, this post struck me as particularly beautiful...

I first tried muesli when I lived in Germany during college and it's something I've enjoyed ever since. One of the most amazing benefits of eating insoluble fiber such as oats is that if someone you know tends toward high cholesterol, it is one...

We went to a local gluten-free restaurant the other night that we really want to like. Unfortunately, they just don't always hit the mark and this time was no exception. They had a pumpkin soup that sounded great. However, it arrived looking very much...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds8uy1JD4J4 Wishing everyone the race of their dreams and good mechanical luck!...

There are so many strong women in the field, it's hard to decide if you root for one or all of them! Wouldn't it be wild if Natasha Badmann used her super smile and super skill to beat them all at 46? I...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJNpn7G43vc] With so many strong contenders this weekend, it's hard to pick someone that clearly comes out on top on the men's side. We all know former 3-time champion Crowie never comes to the start line thinking he can lose. After a not so...

If I could recommend something to read before a race, it would be chapter 6 of the very compelling book, Elite Minds - Creating The Competitive Advantage by Dr. Stanley Beecham. Here are two great quotes of the week from that chapter: If you...

Inspired by the pumpkins on my front porch along with a pumpkin smoothie suggestion from the Vega newsletter, I thought my post run smoothie could use a change. I will chop and roast my own pumpkins after Halloween, so for now I used...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYsmOSZzWgA We're just over 2 weeks away from the big dance in Kona! So far, two race favorites are out: Chris McCormack has mono and Mary Beth Ellis has a broken collar bone. Who will rise to the top? I can't wait!...