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Week #1: NYC Marathon and Child Protection Services

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 in a prolonged and painful experience with a sciatic nerve injury.  There were days when […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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