Advocare 24 Day Challenge: Before We Begin

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I’ve written a few times on this blog about my struggles with weight gain/loss. A few years ago, over the course of about 2 years, I gained a significant amount of weight. Before our wedding, I managed to lose about 25 pounds of it by counting calories and running and was very happy with my progress. That said, because I … Read More

The 24 Day Vegans

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After our half marathon, Steve and I entered what I like to call Excuse Land when it came to running and with various injuries, being extra busy with work, traveling to see family and having friends visit us, we had plenty of them! By the time we made it past Thanksgiving, we only had a few runs to our credit, … Read More

Nutrition Experiment: Wrap-up

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An amazing thing happened today.  I came home from work, had a light snack, took my time getting ready, and went for a run.  And it felt great!  Okay, not profoundly great. I didn’t run super far, set a new PR, or got somehow transformed into a sleek thoroughbred. No, I was sweaty, tired, and my legs burned as I sprinted … Read More

Zero to Hero – Ready…set…hang on a second, my shoe died.

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Hello, my name is Jason. I am not a runner. I am running a marathon in 12/2013. Here are my stats- Height: 5′ 11″ Weight: 193 Physique: Dumpy, at best. Style: Whatever causes shin splints and calf cramps. Diet: High carb, high fat, high sugar rush Longest Distance: 6.21 miles Technorati Tags: 10k, diet, exercise, marathon, running, running tips, training, training tips, … Read More

The 5 Best Halloween Candies for Runners

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Anyone who knows me well is likely aware that I have a major sweet tooth. Seriously. I cannot be trusted to keep any candy around our apartment and have it last for more than a few days (sometimes even a single day is asking too much). My love of candy, coupled with the fact that my birthday is the day after … Read More

Nutrition Experiment: Week 4, Protein – Part 2

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Protein week is at an end, so lets look at the numbers.  Surprisingly enough, more fat was consumed this week than during fat week (an increase of 33% was also seen compared to the control week).  One notable difference this week, however, is that the fat was mainly from mixed animal and plant-based sources. Overall, protein consumption increased 15% from … Read More

Nutrition Experiment Week 4: Protein

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Week four is here and it’s time to delve into the fun and exciting world of protein!  So what the heck is protein, and what does it really do?  Personally, protein brings to mind images of body builders at the gym slamming weights, drinking Muscle Milk, and yelling as they do curls.  But it’s not just about building muscle.  Proteins … Read More

Nutrition Experiment Week 3: Carbs, Part 2

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My week of carboliciousness has given me a lot to think about.  Carbs have a reputation of being the Jeckle and Hyde of the nutrition world: you either love them as a super-fuel, or you shy away from them in fear.  So how do I feel after my dualistic encounter? Lets find out. Following my stellar last week of upping … Read More