Yesterday I went on one of the first trail runs this year. The course is about the length of a 5 K and it's a more technical, mostly single-track trail through the woods. The first part is gradually increasing uphill and took me 23 minutes, the ... Read more
I did my running on an outside track today and started with running 1 mile in shoes, followed by 2 miles barefoot. I did not wear my heart rate monitor but think my pulse was around 130-134. I needed about 40 minutes for 3 miles so speed was aro... Read more
The date is September 9, but when I subtract the taper at the end I have only 10 weeks to get ready. I'm planning on the Moscow Mountain Madness in Idaho. I ran (well partially walked) it last year, a hilly course with lots of elevation change t... Read more
I just did a 3 mile run on the tread mill with incline set at 2. I also did a little ab workout.
First mile was warm-up and took 15 minutes.
Second mile I went at an average of 4.4 mph, third mile at 4.2 mph, average heart rate was 134
Th... Read more
I decided now that my weight is close to ideal at 131 lbs. , my eating habits allow my body to feed my muscle cells rather than my fat cells, and my running form as well as my endurance base are established there is no reason not to start a litt... Read more
Well, you may want to rethink that. Regardless if you are trying to avoid wheat, gluten, or insulin spikes, so-called gluten-free foods are a really bad idea. In his blog of 5/22/12 Dr. Davis, the author of "Wheatbelly" explains why:
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Today we ate the strangest dinner I've had in a long time. I did not feel like cooking so I pulled out a bunch of things that were relatively low-carb and we had a Sushi-making party. We don't usually eat Sushi, definitely not the type with raw ... Read more
I was reminded several times this past week how many people still think of eating low-carb or eating primal, paleo, ancestral etc. as a diet, something that we do temporarily until the extra weight is lost.
But of course as soon as people go ... Read more
I've been eating low-carb for a while now with just a few exceptions (usually consuming sugar and/or a few non-gluten grains). So I thought it was time to see how my body's ability to exercise has changed.
Unfortunately I forgot my heart rate ... Read more
My weight has been ranging from 132 lbs. to 137 lbs. this week. Part of it seems to be the time of year. My weight always goes down when the weather gets warm and up when the weather gets cold. I'm curious to see how my weight is going to change... Read more
I wanted to thank everyone who commented on yesterday's blog. I'm still thinking about some of the comments but am short on time so won't be able to comment, yet. My use of time is not sustainable for sure. Read more
This is a HUGE topic and has kept me thinking for a while. And I'm only starting to scratch the surface.
Sustainability is defined very differently by different people. It is linked to population numbers (global and local), political interest... Read more
This was not the kind of bread that most people eat in this country. And it did not contain any wheat. This bread was a sourdough bread made from only rye, sourdough and salt. Some of the rye was ground, some was steel-cut or even a few whole be... Read more
Take a look at this article that appeared in the New York Times. Lots of interesting things hidden in this article, definitely a hopeful sign:
www.nytimes.com/2012/04/ 11/dining/doctors-learn-to -cook-healthy-crave-able-f oods... Read more