The Chill in the Air

The Chill in the Air by Mark Jimenez It happened today. I look forward to it every year, although I’m never quite sure when it will happen. After months of running in the heat with salt and sweat pouring out of my body, today was something different. Today there was magic and change in the…

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating By Ann Gilligan Let’s start with a few questions: – Do you feel there are certain foods that should be “off limits” for you? Perhaps you feel there are entire food groups (such as carbohydrates, bread, sweets, etc.) that you cannot/should not ever eat? – Do you worry about your weight constantly, suffer…

Uncertainty

Uncertainty by Mark Jimenez To say that 2020 has kept me on my toes would be an understatement. Everything has been a whirlwind since March. School was cancelled on March 13, and then just a few days later, on St. Patrick’s Day, the Governor shut everything down. I’ll never forget the fear of that day.…

Hydration & Balancing Electrolytes

Hydration & Balancing Electrolytes by Ann Gilligan I am sure most people have heard this recommendation: drink eight, 8 oz glasses of water per day. While it may be a convenient line to remember, unfortunately it will not leave you adequately hydrated. Additionally, your hydration needs are increased living in a hot, dry climate like…

Navigating Food Choices

Navigating Food Choices By Ann Gilligan No food is “good” or bad”. When we use these words to describe foods, our brains assign negative and positive values to them. It is similar to how we view the hero in a movie as “good” and the villain as “bad.” Approaching food in this way can result…

All About Protein

Are You Getting Enough Protein? by Ann Gilligan It’s a well-known fact runners love carbs – bagels, pasta, donuts and carbo-loading before big races. Indeed carbohydrates are an important part of pre-workout nutrition, and necessary fuel during runs that exceed 60 min. However, runners often do not get enough protein. Protein repairs the muscle fibers…

The Power of Run

Power of Run by Mark Jimenez I’ve been lucky enough to witness the highs and lows of running lately. Running is a curious thing, it can make one man weep, and make another man sing. Yes, I just borrowed some lyrics from the legendary Huey Lewis. Pardon me while I go on, making one small…