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Epsoak Pro Review

Happy New Year! Today I’m reviewing Epsoak Pro unscented epsom salts on the blog. These salts are very helpful for soothing sore muscles, reducing inflammation with soaking, and helping speed recovery. But first, a brief disclaimer: I received a free 8.5-pound...

Good Life Halfsy PR-fect

On Sunday, November 5, 2016, I ran the Good Life Halfsy half-marathon for the first time in Lincoln, Nebraska. Yes, I ran my Halfsy off! The official time of 1:38:19 confirmed a new half-marathon PR: crushed my 1999 half-marathon PR by more than a minute using...

Overtraining

Overtraining: that dreaded taboo topic that no one should touch. Let’s go there. Raise your hand(s) if you’ve ever overtrained (raising both hands). It’s an important subject that surfaces periodically in many runner/athlete’s lives, including...

Rocky Road

Last Saturday, I experienced a rocky run in racing in the Cornhusker State Games 5k Road Race in Lincoln. I knew recovering from my back injury that this race would be a challenge. In fact, I almost did not enter due to injury/recovery. However, I decided to run this...

Mean Blue-Green Almond Supreme

DRUM ROLL please. The excitement builds to a fever pitch. Unveiling tonight a brand new smoothie recipe for your delicious and healthy enjoyment: the Mean Blue-Green Almond Supreme. See aerial view above. The ingredients I combined tonight were for the first time...

Restoring Monday Mile Routine

Happy Move it Monday and first day of February! Today I recorded a brief Periscope message on the restoration of my Monday Mile easy running day routine. Deviating from this recently has caused me to be more fatigued and I’m finding that I haven’t really been taking it easy one day a week. If I’m […]

Happy Move it Monday and first day of February! Today I recorded a brief Periscope message on the restoration of my Monday Mile easy running day routine. Deviating from this recently has caused me to be more fatigued and I’m finding that I haven’t really...

Ice Bath Therapy

Lately, I’ve discovered an exciting new way of recovering from long runs that is atypical, fast, and therapeutic: the (somewhat dreaded) weekly ICE BATH. At first it seemed crazy because it is so opposite (at least in temperature) to my usual means of recovery: the whirpool. But when I heard from enough people (friends and […]

Lately, I’ve discovered an exciting new way of recovering from long runs that is atypical, fast, and therapeutic: the (somewhat dreaded) weekly ICE BATH. At first it seemed crazy because it is so opposite (at least in temperature) to my usual means of recovery:...

If you Give an Ultra Wookie a Cookie…

If you give an ultra WOOKIE a COOKIE (wookies prefer chocolate chip), he’ll ask you for some blended almond milk/coconut milk (50/50) to wash down the cookie. Why? Because like me, this wookie named Chewbacca is lactose-intolerant. Think of the blend as the wookie equivalent of an Arnold Palmer. If you give him the almond/coconut […]

If you give an ultra WOOKIE a COOKIE (wookies prefer chocolate chip), he’ll ask you for some blended almond milk/coconut milk (50/50) to wash down the cookie. Why? Because like me, this wookie named Chewbacca is lactose-intolerant. Think of the blend as the...

May the 4th be with You!

Howdy pardners! How are you? It’s Lincoln Marathon weekend and I forgot to taper (HATE TAPERING!), so no marathon running for me this weekend. My daughter and I are volunteering to help for several hours so I’ll be on the giving end of water, sports drinks, gels, and “runner snacks” instead of the receiving end […]

Howdy pardners! How are you? It’s Lincoln Marathon weekend and I forgot to taper (HATE TAPERING!), so no marathon running for me this weekend. My daughter and I are volunteering to help for several hours so I’ll be on the giving end of water, sports...

Miler & MoveItMonday

Happy Move It Monday! aka “Miler Monday” for me! I’ve discovered that instead of taking Mondays off from working out (old me), I will actually run on Mondays but limit it to a mile (no more than 2). So last night it snowed so today I ran on the treadmill but not very much. Beautiful […]

Happy Move It Monday! aka “Miler Monday” for me! I’ve discovered that instead of taking Mondays off from working out (old me), I will actually run on Mondays but limit it to a mile (no more than 2). So last night it snowed so today I ran on the...