Coconut Oatmeal Bars

I recently discovered Coconut Bobo Bars on a trip to the beach. While they are a convenient snack, the cost quickly adds up when you consider there are three boys here to feed and all of them love coconut. My girlfriend sent me a copycat recipe, which I tweaked just a little to accommodate what […]

Weekend Ladder Workout

Weekend Ladder: Start with 1 of each and work your way up to 8. From there, work your way back down the ladder. Jump Squats V-Ups (Single Leg/Double) Plie Hops Plank Push-Ups Oblique Crunch with Leg Extensions Concentrated Curls Tricep Overhead Extensions Single Leg Deadlifts Superman Diamond Push-Ups   Always make sure you do some […]

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

I’m trying to be better about doing things that take me out of my comfort zone, so when I was asked to go chat with an Ironman superstar, I accepted. Reluctantly, but I thought it was good for me.  The more I researched this woman, the more intimidated I became, dreading it all the more. She’s […]

Keeping a Fitness Journal

I’m terrible with journaling, it seems like such a chore. In order for me to keep a journal, I have to make sure to keep it super simple, otherwise I won’t stick with it. There are no rules with my journal, it’s covered in inspirational quotes and pictures and filled with all sorts of snippets […]

There’s More to Life Than Working Out

Most people won’t believe that sentence came from me, but really we work out to be healthy and strong to do the things in life that are important to us. Kenneth H. Cooper said it perfectly, “The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.’  While time in the gym makes us […]

My Clutter Diet

I’m a hoarder, not to the caliber of the ones you seen on the show, if those extremes actually exist, but I have a hard time getting rid of things. If one black workout tank is good, ten must be better. I use the excuse that I LIVE in workout clothes to somehow rationalize this […]

Orzo and Chickpea Salad

This salad is full of wonderfully bright flavors that work great together. The fresh dill paired with the roasted peppers and cheese make this a fast, delicious lunch or dinner. I like to change out the feta cheese for blue cheese for an extra bite. Enjoy! Ingredients 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus a pinch, divided […]

Minimum Effective Dose

Originally Posted on April 14, 2013 by David Hurford If you’ve ever done a marathon, you know (hopefully) what it’s like to wake up Saturday morning and head out for a 3-hour run.  If you’ve ever trained for a triathlon, you know what it’s like to spend nearly half your day running, biking, and swimming.  As pursuers of […]

Yummy Hasselback Potatoes

I was lucky enough to get to see Kara Goucher speak at the Wine Country Half Marathon expo.  Pretty much anyone who has ever talked to me knows how much I admire this athlete.  She’s driven and extremely accomplished, representing the United States for two Olympic Games, yet stays very down to earth.  Believe it or […]

Chicken Over a Wedge Salad

(Modified for the family from Cooking Light)   1 C. fat free buttermilk, divided 1 large egg white, lightly beaten 1 C. whole wheat panko Dash of Johnny Seasoning salt 4- 6oz chicken breast halves 1T. fresh chives, chopped 2 tsp. white vinegar 1 tsp. minced garlic 1 head of iceberg, cored and cut into wedges […]

Forming Habits Seize the Day

Every day is a gift and we all have a choice to take advantage of that gift. I keep saying that I’m going to get some ink with my favorite mantra: CARPE DIEM. While the tattoo hasn’t happened yet, I think we have constant reminders around us to seize the day.  Reminders to stop putting things off, […]

Find What Motivates You

Whether you’re new to an exercise program or a seasoned athlete, there are times you simply lack motivation.  It’s hard to get up early and lace up your shoes and it’s not any easier to head to the gym after a long day at the office.  You have to make the time to fit that […]