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Showing posts from November 8, 2009

Race across the sky

Karel and I went to see Race Across the Sky Last night at the movies. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend going to the website and requesting for another encore showing. The movie started with a documentary, including Dave Wiens (6 time champion) and Lance Armstrong, in addition to a few other speakers. The movie was about the notorious Leadville 100 mountain bike race in Leadville, CO. Just like in an IM, there were many amazing stories and when you see people cross the finish after mountain biking in extreme elevation and terrain, you just wonder how was that possible? I was amazed during the entire movie and I kept telling Karel "you have to do it". Because I have no desire to mountain bike for 100 miles, even though I still feel like I would enjoy it if I would just ignore my fears and get on a mountain bike, I want to witness the event and cheer for other athletes. After the movie, Karel was excited to see how he could enter the lottery and come December,

Hammer Endurance News & Project One

I'd like to give a big thanks to Steve B. at Hammer for publishing one of my most favorite blog posts in the latest Hammer Endurance News - Issue 66. If you don't receive the paper or online version of Hammer Endurance News, I recommend going to the site to check out some of the previous issues. There are some great articles regarding nutrition and the scientific resources can't be beat by any other company. I absolutely love Hammer nutrition and because of their amazing line of products, my sports nutrition plans (for myself and my athletes) are simple and reliable. I hope you enjoy my article on Salt and Endurance athlete and be sure to read all of the great articles in the newsletter. Hammer Endurance News Issue 66 In other exciting news, Trek just launched Project One on the website. Karel has been designing demo bikes for the store and for certain customers for a few months now, but now you can spend hours designing your own personalized bike. Just

Broccoli Stir Fry

I think many people can relate to my feelings of isn't the most exciting vegetable to prepare or eat. Then again, many people don't enjoy tofu the way that I LOVE tofu. However, for those who do love Broccoli, it is easy to add to any meal and it goes great with salsa or cheese for a healthy snack. As you can probably tell, I get very excited about my creations and I love preparing my meals. I do have a lot of favorite veggies and items in my recipes (which I could eat every day and never get bored) but I am always up for new recipes and new creations. In order for me to get excited to eat broccoli at my meal, I decided to add it to my favorite recipes. If I could make one suggestion for adding new healthy ingredients to your meals (or making healthier meals all together), swap out something not-so healthy for something healthy. Think heart health when you swap out your item. If you have a food that is high in fat, sugar or calories, swap that one food for somethi


Karel and I have been doing a lot of re-organizing in our place. With a little extra room, we now have space to do Yoga by our TV. With the off-season comes exercise and a variety of activities to burn calories and keep us in shape. For me, I can swim-bike-run any day of the week but for Karel he is working on strength and flexibility, in addition to fixed gear and mounting biking. In addition to my routine of Swim-bike-run, I have been super diligent in the gym with circuit and strength training. I have noticed huge changes in my body and in my strength and I can't wait until this upcoming triathlon season. If you need a motivational boost to get into the weight room, don't forget that muscle is more metabolically active than fat. Even if you exercise 20 hours a week (cardio exercise) and fit in 6 hour bikes rides to burn a lot of calories, your body will burn more calories at rest (thus allowing you to eat more due to an increase resting metabolic rate) with added muscle mass