Cycling, Fitness, Nutrition, Running, Swimming

Spring Cleaning: Paleo Diet and My Brand New Training Schedule

My last race left me a bit frustrated with how I’ve been trying to shove everything into my schedule…balancing school, freelancing, internship, and personal relationships left very little time for training the last few months, and I’m fed up! I’ve gained a bit of weight (SUPER SADFACE) and frankly, that’s not okay. I’m feeling less energetic and pretty snappy at…

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Nutrition

What Evil Lurks In Your Bottle?

I’m totally guilty of this! I think that my beverage preference, in order of most desirable to least desirable, would be: Water Iced tea (unsweetened) Fruit juices (fresh squeezed) Fruit juices (cocktails, half juices, and more) Soda (but always diet) However, after seeing all of this information, I might have to reconsider what I’m doing to my  waistline…not to mention…

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Fitness, Nutrition

The 23.5 Hour Challenge

I came across this awesome video my friend posted on Facebook called 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health? If you have eight minutes to spare, it might be the best thing you could ever watch for your health. It’s something that seems pretty obvious, but coming from a doctor who 1)…

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Fitness, Nutrition, Personal Development

Managing Cravings and Expectations

Managing cravings and expectations is a large part of your metamorphosis when overhauling your lifestyle. For the last few days, I’ve been craving and indulging in my sweet tooth. Cakes, pies, pastries…bring it! However, this morning, I woke up with my sweet tooth in full swing again, except this time, I decided that instead of empty calories, I’d load up…

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Nutrition

Via Formspring: Thanks for your advice before! I have a question about eating. It's probably the thing I struggle with the most. Based on the college life, what would one eat at let's say, the dining hall?

Eating well in college is difficult. My experience was rather strange but since I switched around to five different colleges in five years, I feel that I had a pretty decent grasp of what it could be like for others. My first year in college was a military school, so I was pretty much force-fed pre-planned meals to begin with.…

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Fitness, Marathon Training, Nutrition, Running, Triathlon Training

Giving Blood as an Athlete

A friend invited me to donate blood sometime this week. If you’ve ever been curious about donating blood and how long you’ll need to scale back and for how long, here’s a pretty reasonable answer I found after doing some quick research. A healthy athlete should be able to recover completely from donating blood in eight weeks, but he may…

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