A to Z Challenge: On Fitbit

I wrote on a previous post how a hike in Yosemiteconvinced me that it was time to startworking on my health and getting back into shape. So I did some research, and around that timea great review c...more

Review: The Hoka One One Kailua Tarmac Running Shoe

After running a few ultra-marathons over the past two years, I kept noticing guys and gals bouncing along and floating by me on these cloud-like squishy shoes that looked like a cross between astronaut boots and Skechers Shape-ups. These new-fangled foot contraptions were getting these ultra-runners through 30, 50, even 100 miles in one day. I decided to try out the Hoka One One Kailua Tarmac....more
fledged  So glad you gave Hoka's a shot for road runs.  I run most of my mileage on the ...more

The Power of Pecans

I made some paleo banana bread muffins today for my kids's lunch for the week.  They're easy and tasty and chock full of pecans and raisins.   I don't ever binge on the paleo baked goods.  I like them and enjoy them, but don't have a need to eat more and more.  They're good to have around the house.Pecans are a whole different story....more
FatCat elaineR.N.Geez.  I meant to say AND to dinner, because I am hungry.  Hope you are able to ...more

The Chicken and the Egg: Does Vegetarianism Cause Anxiety or Do Anxious People Become Vegetarians?

Another day, another study, this time finding that while all other studies have found the contrary, the Medical University of Graz in Austria found that vegetarians had more health problems than meat eaters.  According to CBS's coverage, "Vegetarians were twice as likely to have allergies, a 50 percent increase in heart attacks and a 50 percent increase in incidences of cancer." ...more
Clearly not a well done study! I've been a vegetarian for 16 years. When I'm eating a balanced ...more

Couch 2 5K

I am one of those people whose treadmill has been utilized as a coat rack for the last three years!  Yes - That means for 1,080 days, I found an excuse not to just tie on a pair of sneakers and run (or even WALK!).  But for whatever reason on February 18, 2014, I decided it was time to just do it.  The reason may just have been that I did not have excuse # 1,081 not to. ...more

Just Back Away

I did okay yesterday, until.......more
elaineR.N.  Three pounds is awesome!  I've lost weight too, but I'm not sure how many.  The ...more

April Fitness Challenge

Alright folks, new month new challenge. This month for the April Fitness Challenge we will be focusing on building up repetitions with squats, planks, V-Ups, and Push Ups. With alternating rest days there won't be a single day you aren't working something. ...more