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Athlete Spotlight: Lisa Comer - Putting the puzzle pieces together with family, sport and life.

Name : Lisa Comer Age:  45  City/State: Corning, NY Primary sport : Triathlon How many years in the sport: 9 years What Trimarni services have you used: Nutrition consult, training plan, one-on-one coaching, group training camp ----------------------------------------------------------------- Describe your athletic background and how you discovered your current sport? I grew up playing softball and swimming. When I graduated high school, I was a little burned out on sports. I took a long break from sports through college and several years beyond. After getting married and having my son, I started running in late 2006 as a way to get back in shape but, also to have a little quiet time. I started with a goal of wanting to run a whole 5K without walking any of it. I started training with 5 minutes of running and 1 minute of walking with my sister, sometimes encouraging and sometimes pushing me as needed. From there, I set my sights on and comple

Happy Registered Dietitian Day!

This picture was taken 7 years ago, on my first day of my 10 month, 1200 hour dietetic internship.  As I look back on those 10 months, which required a lot of time, energy, focus, hard work, money and brain power, I could not be more happy with my decision to return back to school after earning my Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology, to become a Registered Dietitian.  Did you know that anyone can call themselves a nutritionist regardless of education, experience or background? As you know, there are countless meal plans, books, articles, blogs, classes and seminars provided by nutrition experts who have no to little formal education on nutrition or simply hold a certification in nutrition. Much of our public is confused and misled by the nutrition information and advice from nutrition experts which ultimately devalues the qualifications and experience among RDs. Today is celebrating the many RD's out there who, by law, can legally provide nutritional co

Top 10 Nutrition tips for athletes - link to video and recap

The human body is an amazing machine. In our daily life, we only use a very small part of our true physical capabilities.  But as athletes, unlike our daily life, our training is a big stressor on our body. Understanding that training for an athletic event places such a high demand on the cardio, respiratory muscular, immune and other organ systems, it’s important to recognize that preparing your body for an athletic event is so much more than just checking off workouts. I am sure I don't have to tell you this but your athletic success depends on proper nutrition.  Last night, I had the opportunity to give a presentation at Run In on my Top 10 nutrition tips for athletes.    Before getting into the talk, it is important that I tell you a little about myself and why I am so passionate about nutrition and sport nutrition.  As a Board Certified Sport Dietitian with a MS in Exercise Physiology, I have dedicated much of my educational career to studying the human body and h

Enjoying the athletic journey

It was around this time of the year, 11 years ago, that I found myself just a few weeks away from what would be the most amazing 8 months for my body. In April, I finished my first Boston Marathon (my 2nd marathon).                                                      In May, I finished my first half IM (Disney half ironman). Who knew that a week or so later I would meet Karel! In November, I finished my first Ironman (IMFL) and qualified for the 2007 Ironman World Championship. As a competitive athlete for much of my lie, I enjoy performing with my body. I always set big goals for myself and I make no excuses when it comes to working hard for my goals. Success is all relative as it relates to expectations for race day but for the past 11 years, I have experienced a lot of success as an endurance triathlete.  Now that I am in my 11th year of endurance triathlon racing (only focusing on half IM distance racing this year), I think back to when I started and I fi