Saturday, March 31, 2012

Back to Vegetarianism - Simplifying Healthy Food Choices

Is it realistic to only eat fruits and vegetables at every meal?
My journey into a healthier, more fit lifestyle began back in 2005 and 2006. Although most people see a weight loss journey beginning with a penultimate, dramatic decision to give up unhealthy habits, something they begin on January 1 or some other finite date, mine began with a little chipping away, piece by piece of unhealthy habits. And it all began by simplifying my diet to make it easiest to replace the unhealthy choices with healthy ones.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lance Armstrong on Fueling and Weight Management

It is not unusual for an elite athlete to give generic advice on training and finding an "edge" in competition ("You have to work harder than the other guys..."), but it is unusual for an elite athlete, especially one with the pedigree Lance Armstrong has, to offer up advice that is honest, and quite frankly, humbling.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Help Along the Way - Becoming Vegetarian

Food, veggie, and sunny South Florida
I'm making a slow progression towards vegetarianism, again. Want to join me? Love people who write about a ton of different things, like food, travel, and GOOD BEER!? Check out Val's awesome blog and website.

Making life changes takes a lot of support. Going sans meat can be a toughie, and sometimes the best support comes off the web. I also really like No Meat Athlete and Scott Jurek as athletes worth emulating.

It doesn't hurt that Val is a fellow Cyclone, a lover of fine beers, and a great writer to boot. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Genesis - Establishing Healthy Eating Habits

Every weight loss plan has a beginning
There comes a point in every weight loss journey where you get up one day, look down, and that belly that you said "Sayonara" to so long ago looks back at you and says, "What's up fatty?" This January, that day came for me. My once proud weight loss of 80 lbs was backed down to about 70 lbs. Time to get back to work.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

How To Tell You Are Ready To Go Minimal

Video: Are You Ready to Go Minimal? — Performance Podcasts:

I love this video. As I hope to make the transition to minimalist running myself, this video helped me identify a few weak points, which I realize I do need to address. As the minimalist and barefoot "fad" continues to spread (and I dare say that it won't go away), it is important that everyday runners such as myself recognize that, more than likely, we have more than one weak point in our form (and flexibility).

Also, I love the old school Onitsuka (that's right, I'm a nerd) Tiger flats in the still before the video starts.

RRR is headed to San Francisco next week, so keep posted for a post or two from the Golden Gate City! Hopefully with pics!

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Monday, March 12, 2012

The New Balance MR 00 Review That Never Happened

When New Balance released some video of the MT 00 last fall, I got excited. As I've searched for better and better lightweight shoes, the natural evolution of my search took me down a road towards minimalist shoes. I do 95% of my running on paved/smooth surfaces, so I redirected my search to the New Balance MR 00, the road model of the much lauded Minimus line (of which I am a big fan).

Saturday, March 10, 2012


A buddy of mine posted this on Facebook, so I thought I would pass the laughs along. This is a real company, I guess, which makes it even more awesome.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

From Runblogger - New Balance MR review

UPDATE: The review is now available -> The New Balance MR 00 Review That Never Happened

As I await the arrival of my first pair of New Balance MR 00, give this review of the original release, the simply titled New Balance Minimus Road, from Pete over at Runblogger a look. This shoe was released a long time ago (in "shoe years" anyways), late 2010/early 2011. Hopefully this will tide you over until my review of the MR 00 comes out later this month or early April, depending on how many miles I get in them.

New Balance Minimus Road: First Run and More Pictures

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Keep this in mind when you eat that King Size Butterfinger bar.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Puma Faas 250 Review

So close, yet so far away
After about fifty miles, it is time for a review of the Puma Faas 250. A lightweight, minimally cushioned racer or trainer designed for speed work or tempo runs, these shoes are intended for efficient, mechanically sound runners.