Curb the Cravings for Sweets

I'm always a skeptic when it comes to "easy" ways to lose weight, to "drop the pounds" or to "get skinny fast." It's not real life. Real life means putting work and effort into everything you do, weight loss is no different. I'm also a realist. I know that craving sweets is a real thing,... Continue Reading →

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When “Health” becomes More Important than “Fitness”

I've been there, sometimes I'm still there...so I'm assuming you've been there too. We set goals. Whether they're based on frustration with how things are, things we'd like to accomplish, what everyone else is doing or has going for them or something we've seen somewhere else, we set goals. Goals are important...they propel us through... Continue Reading →

Running for Rachel 2014 Race Recap

What a day for a 5k. On Sunday, April 27, close to 1000 runners gathered at Harrisburg's City Island for the 3rd annual Running for Rachel 5k. With sunny skies and a temperature near 50 degrees, it couldn't have been better condition-wise! With a personal connection to the race having grown up with Rachel -... Continue Reading →

What Fuels Your Morning?

Mornings are essential to making it through the day. By eating the right foods at the start, you're body is primed for action; your metabolism speeds up and your body is ready to consume foods of a similar nutrition level throughout the rest of the day. Start off hungry or on the wrong foot and... Continue Reading →

Cold Weather Essential

Most of you know that I've been in, well, hibernation-training mode for the past few months. While this weekend offered a beautiful glimpse of the spring that has to be right around the corner, it feels like the polar vortex is back for the time being. However, unlike the past few weeks, today I decided... Continue Reading →

Hydration: The Solution

I have a confession: I have a disdain for coconut water. This is complicated because I know it offers one of the most complete solutions for hydration, especially for distance runners. In fact, it's been recommended to me by my doctor on multiple occasions as something superior to traditional sports drinks that are filled with... Continue Reading →

A New Approach to February

We all know how it goes. The resolutions that come with January seem to fade as the month passes...then we're left with February...which isn't even a whole month...so why gear up for that right? The dead of winter comes and it's easier to slack off with some hot chocolate than to brave the cold. I... Continue Reading →

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