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Marathon Training : Recovery Runs

Finish line Kauai Marathon

Marathon Training : Recovery Runs You've run, cross-trained, done water workouts, and now you've just completed your long run day. Logic would tell you the day after long run day would be a rest day. Au contraire (to the contrary)! Next day recovery runs are essential to a good marathon training program, here's why: 5 Reasons You Need Recovery … [Read more...]

Chic, Cool, Comfortable Clothes That Give Back

ATAClothing inspired

Chic, Cool, Comfortable Clothes That Give Back by All The Above Clothing (ATA Clothing) Made from both HyroSilk cotton and Viscose, a premium Peruvian cotton, All The Above Clothing (ATA Clothing) encourages us to Stay strong. Stay focused. Stay Inspired. The new designs are super comfy, cozy and are made with YOU in mind. On some days, … [Read more...]

Marathon Training : Nutrition

Pasta

Marathon Training : Nutrition Probably two of the most common questions that come to mind when training for a run of any distance are how much should I run and how often? But one of the key questions to be answered is, what should I eat? Long distance running requires a whole lot of discipline, energy, and effort so what you feed your body is key. … [Read more...]

Kauai Marathon Training Tip #1

Running the Kauai Marathon

Kauai Marathon Training Tip #1 Yes, it's true. I am officially running The Kauai Marathon the day after I turn 50. This will be my first marathon and the training is quite different than training for a half marathon. Not that you didn't know this already, 26.2 miles is a long way! If you are an avid runner and are training for a half or full … [Read more...]

PoniLox Hair Accessories – Stylishly Secure

Ponilox hair combs

PoniLox Hair Accessories - Stylishly Secure When I was asked to check out the PoniLox hair accessories, I thought they might be just another barrette or hair comb. Being truly honest with you, I don't wear a lot of hair accessories or use a lot of hair combs because they are always falling out, they break, or they just plain fall apart. So, when PoniLox … [Read more...]

Flex It Pink Virtual 5k

Flex It Pink

Flex It Pink Virtual 5k Run a 5K and stay home too—thanks to Flex it Pink’s Run for the Boobies Virtual 5K! Everyone knows October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and that means marathons and 5Ks will be popping up around several large cities in an effort to raise money for a worthy cause. Most publications will be featuring information on the … [Read more...]

GMO Free Foods : Wild Blueberries

Picking a few Wild Blueberries

GMO Free Foods : Wild Blueberries The topic of GMO’s has been ramping up in the news, in supermarket aisles, and over breakfast tables lately. And it seems to have reached a fevered pitch. Food giant General Mills recently put “Not made with genetically modified ingredients” on its box of Cheerios. And on May 1, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack … [Read more...]

RingSkin : Protect Your Ring From Dings

the RingSkin

RingSkin : Protect Your Ring From Dings When Ginny Pennell contacted me about her new invention, the RingSkin, I was immediately intrigued. I reflected on the many barbell workouts spent worrying about damaging my rings. Even when wearing protective gloves, my rings get scratched and dinged. I've tried leaving my rings at home, putting them in a … [Read more...]

Fitness Books for Kids: Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball

Nick's Very First Day of Baseball book

Fitness Books for Kids: Nick's Very First Day of Baseball Book Review: A new children's book by Kevin Cristofora and illustrated by Dale Tangeman, Nick's Very First Day of Baseball shares the playful adventures a young boy named Nick as he experiences his very first day of baseball, ever. From the gleeful moment his mom signs him up for the … [Read more...]

Top 5 Essentials for Feeling A. L. I. V. E.

Interview with Cynthia Bazin

Top 5 Essentials for Feeling A. L. I. V. E. Cynthia Bazin is the Founder and President of SmartChic. Cynthia provides premier mentoring services for women. Her passion and expertise is assisting women in transforming their lives to have authentic success and happiness! She does this by inspiring women to take full responsibility for their lives and … [Read more...]