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 … Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Paleo Diet and My Brand New Training Schedule

The Cooking vs. Eating Out Conundrum

  This morning I was appalled to find that one of the web's largest business discounters, Living Social, was running a coupon program on McDonalds. Amazingly enough I was not aware that the fast food behemoth was in desperate need of sales, since they are a pretty profitable company, mostly at the expense of our … Continue reading The Cooking vs. Eating Out Conundrum

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 … Continue reading Managing Cravings and Expectations

Motivation Monday: You Have A Blank Slate Ahead

It's Monday, it's Monday! Mondays are usually notorious for bad things...like the start of a dreaded work week. (That's never my case, but if it is yours, you might want to consider what's going wrong.)  Another way you can think of Monday is the start of a new, fresh week that is wide open for … Continue reading Motivation Monday: You Have A Blank Slate Ahead

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 … Continue reading 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?

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 … Continue reading Giving Blood as an Athlete