Winning the Caffeine Battle

The big battle of caffeine, which in my case comes in daily doses of coffee, is heading into a standoff this year.

The Benefits of Being Gluten-Free, for Me

I don’t know why there’s such an upsurge in gluten-free products, diets and talk, but I do know my story and I’m willing to share that with you all, if it helps.

If I’m Honest About My Weight….

This year, I’m returning to my roots with the Slow Carb diet, some habits and routines from the Four Hour Body, which I will be exploring here on this blog, and trying to find a healthier me.

Week #1: NYC Marathon and Child Protection Services

[box] “I decided to write a weekly reflection about my path to the New York Marathon. This is my journey.”[/box] I have a love-hate relationship with running.  Sometimes running is a skeptical and cynical partner who despises my every effort, and every effort at self-improvement.  Last year, I had a couple of unfortunate accidents (weight-lifting and furniture moving) that resulted …

The Late Great Date and the Long Run Fuel Debate

Recently, I’ve been reading Finding Ultra, vegan ultramarathoner Rich Roll’s   story of the journey from alcoholism and addiction to health and ultra-fitness, and I was inspired by his simple approach to nutrition to experiment with new foods on my long runs. First, let me tell you about my short and non-illustrious eating-on-the-run history. When I put in miles training for …

Kale and Banana Smoothie

Tried it.  Bomb. Makes: Two 12-ounce servings 1 large banana (frozen if desired) 3 to 4 kale leaves (lacinato or curly) 3/4 cup vanilla nondairy milk (rice, hemp, or almond) 1/2 cup mango nectar 2 tablespoons hemp seeds, optional Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until velvety smooth. Divide between two tumblers and serve at once. …