Our Friday Night Pasta Fare

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13 Apr 2018

This is our go-to Friday night dinner in preparation for a weekend of longer training sessions. Elegant enough for company but easy enough to throw together at the last minute. We enjoy it with a piece of fresh ciabatta bread from the local Italian bakery. Perfect for sopping up every last drop. Yum! Makes 2…

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The Madagascar Fruit Bat and Me

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28 Mar 2018

The big problem with reading glasses is the on, off, on, off. My nearsightedness is manageable though I am not sure Dave would agree with me on this – a while ago we were out for a run and I delightedly exclaimed “oh look, a bunny”. He calmly replied “that’s a leaf”. Oops. But while…

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Overcoming Overwhelm

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20 Feb 2018

We have all been there. It may happen to you periodically during busy times of the year like the holidays or family events, or it may hit you during the course of any given day. It is the feeling you get when you find yourself scrolling through that endless list of things to do, family…

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Iron Out Your Nervousness

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20 Feb 2018

I am currently training for my 10th Ironman competition this summer (a 3.8 km swim, a 180-km bike and a 42.2 km run.) Whenever I start to fixate on the outcome, I always go back to some great advice from my family doctor before my very first Ironman race in 2003. During my annual medical…

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But where is the protein?!” Getting protein on a plant-based diet – Part 3

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20 Feb 2018

For many years, Dave and I batted around the idea of moving to plant-based diet. Our primary concern was finding adequate protein sources to fuel our training and long-term health. Here is another myth about protein sources to build, repair and maintain muscle you may have thought and some answers that will help. MYTH: It…

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But where is the protein?!” Getting protein on a plant-based diet – Part 2

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20 Feb 2018

Protein is a very important part of our diet. There is a lot of information swirling around about protein, both facts and untruths. As endurance athletes, we continually research and evolve our nutrition knowledge to help us optimize performance. We found protein to be a confusing issue. There are a few myths you may have…

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But where is the protein?!” Getting protein on a plant-based diet – Part 1

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20 Feb 2018

For years Dave and I talked about moving to a plant-based diet. For years we have eaten a clean, whole-food based diet that included fresh fruits and vegetables, but also fish and lean chicken. As endurance athletes, our biggest concern was whether we would get sufficient protein to repair and build muscle and achieve peak…

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Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

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20 Feb 2018

Dave and I have competed in many Ironman competitions. It’s a common practice from friends and family to post signs of support along the bike and run route. We agree the most humorous message we ever saw was posted about half-way along the 180-km bike course on one Ironman race. Amid all the motivational and…

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