Monday, August 30, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." -Neale Donald Walsch
Monday, August 16, 2010
L'espalier . But time, and $$ are always [slightly] limited, but a girl can hope and dream!
Mead is a honey wine, with origins obscured in the mists of time. It's considered by many to be the first alcoholic beverage created, predating both grape wine and beer.
I picked Blueberry Madness (Made with Fresh Maine Blueberries) which was wonderfully sweet! This Mead is made locally in Western Mass by Green River Ambrosia After exploring their website and facebook fanpage I now want to try all of the other varieties they offer!
“Our goal at Henrietta’s is to deliver the freshest available food, through proper cooking techniques and excellent service,” says Executive Chef Peter Davis.That's a goal I can get behind!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
10 g fiber
7 g protein
<>With a recipe that's over 100 years old, you'll make our friend Michael Pollan happy by eating what your grandmother would have eaten.
Monday, August 2, 2010
- Dress the Part: Wear light-colored, micro-fiber clothing (i.e. “technical” running clothing).
- Change your Schedule: Run early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures are lowest.
- Listen to your body. If at any time your body gives you signals to slow down or to stop, abide by them.
- Be aware of your heart rate, body temperature and hydration levels. If you experience lightheadedness, confusion, nausea, vomiting, weakness and/or headache, stop running immediately.
- Sweat Everyday, but don't get Dehydrated!
Participating in endurance events in hot and humid conditions can also exacerbate dehydration. Dehydration is the process of losing fluids from the body; in this case, through sweat. As you sweat, you lose water and salt. Each runner sweats and loses salt at a different rate; thus, it is vital to replace fluids and monitor sodium intake in order to avoid any issues. -Dr. George Chiampas, Chicago Marathon Medical Director
Did you know that on hot days, athletes can lose about five liters or 20 cups of water through sweat during prolonged exercise??
- Before: On extra warm days, drink at least 16 ounces of water about 2 hours before exercise and about 8 ounces of a sports drink (like Gatorade) about 30 to 60 minutes before a long run.
In a study in the April 2010 Journal of Athletic Training, runners who started a 12-K race dehydrated on an 80?F day finished about two and a half minutes slower compared to when they ran it hydrated. Dehydration causes your blood volume to drop, which lowers your body's ability to transfer heat and forces your heart to beat faster, making it difficult for your body to meet aerobic demands.
- During: Repletion of fluids, electrolytes, and glucose is important during prolonged exercise (anything greater than 1 hour). Drinking about 5 ounces of a sports drink or alternative with 4 to 8% carbohydrate (Gatorade, Accelerate, EFS, Heed and Coconut water, plain flavored for those who are trying to watch their weight) every 20 minutes can provide the proper amount of carbohydrate, electrolytes, and fluid. Start to refuel within 60-90 minutes of exercise and continue throughout as needed. Remember that unless you are training intensely for more than 1 hour at a time, a sports drink is probably not necessary.
- After: Aim to drink about 20 ounces of fluid for every pound of body weight lost. (You can figure this out by weighing yourself before and then after your run). Also make sure to eat something that contains carbohydrate, protein, and sodium post workout within roughly 30 minutes to replete your glycogen stores.
Want this-a towel that cools you down!!! What could possibly be the greatest invention, ever, I need right now!
How are you beating the heat this summer? Do you like training in the summer for a fall race or event?