Wheat is great stuff!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      10 comments

You can make so many wonderful things with it: A wheat straw house Christmas ornament... Read more
Blog by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt - great low-carb resource
Saturday, July 21, 2012      3 comments

I had heard about this one for a long time and finally checked it out. A great resource for low-carb living: www.dietdoctor.com/ ... Read more
second trail run
Saturday, July 21, 2012      3 comments

I did the same run as two days ago. The temperature was about the same as two days ago but it was much more humid. splits were 9:50min, 27 min, 39:10 min. average heart rate was 133... Read more
Keto-Adaptation - getting off a low-carb diet and back on - the result
Saturday, July 21, 2012      4 comments

This is an interview with Dr. Steve Phinney: (scroll down to the video) www.fathead-movie.com/in
b-ketosis-not-necessarily/ It answered a lot of questions for me.... Read more
Dr. Peter Attia: The limits of scientific evidence and the ethics of dietary guidelines
Friday, July 20, 2012      4 comments

This talk was given Dr. Peter Attia, M.D. , president of Nutrition Science Initiative, on June 20, 2012 at UCSD medical school. It takes about an hour to listen to: http://vimeo.com/45485034 I hope you find it informative. Birgit... Read more
Trail run practices started
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      6 comments

Today was my first uphill trail run that I timed. My training course has three sections, a steep uphill section, a slight uphill section along a ridge and a downhill section and is probably about 2.5 miles long. Some of it is a wide path, some o... Read more
Low-carb maintenance: different from losing?
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      7 comments

I've been on the weight maintenance team for a while. There is a lot of talk about whether you do the same things to maintain weight that you do to lose weight and also about whether it is harder to lose weight or to maintain weight. There seem ... Read more
First real long run before HM
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      3 comments

I've really been too busy to do much running. I did a lot of other things and they were all worth it. But still, not at all the ideal preparation for tough trail half-marathon. I'm beginning to wonder if I should run it or not. Today I went f... Read more
Teenage daughter, high school swimmer, going low-carb
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      8 comments

It was a gradual process. Our whole family has been eating organic and gluten-free for several months. I found for myself that eating low-carb (paleo, primal) with keeping carbs under 50 grams/day works best. My 15-year-old daughter, who is a... Read more
2 runs, one with dogs, one without
Thursday, July 05, 2012      6 comments

I often like to run with my dogs. They are my buddies and make running a lot more fun. But I also realize that I run slower with them. In part that's because I run on small gravel or dirt roads where there is no traffic when running with the dog... Read more
No running for almost a week but getting back into the routine
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      7 comments

We were traveling for a couple of days and I got food poisening. It tooke me 4 days to get over it completely but I decided it was more important to let my body rest. The only thing I could eat for a while was carbs, although the total was still... Read more
Trail running/walking and rest , watching swim team practice
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      2 comments

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
Getting started with HM training
Monday, June 18, 2012      5 comments

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
Trail Half-marathon coming up in 10 weeks
Sunday, June 17, 2012      3 comments

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
A short run, the weight loss helped
Thursday, June 14, 2012      4 comments

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

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