Nutrition and Cycling

Nutrition and Cycling

For years, the mantra of many cyclist was about carbo loading, high carb meals, and carbs fuel your ride. But recently, with the popularity of low carb diets, some cyclists have begun to doubt the mindset that a high carb diet is the solution for them. Instead, they...
So you want to do a Century Ride?

So you want to do a Century Ride?

Riding 100 miles in a day can seem like a daunting task, but for many, this is a great test of their cycling training and endurance. There are many century ride events throughout the US and most also benefit a charity organization. If you are thinking about or have...
CrossFit Open season again

CrossFit Open season again

Once again, it is time for the CrossFit Open season. It’s the annual 5 week competition around the world held at every CrossFit affiliate location. Each Thursday evening, a specific workout is posted by CrossFit HQ. Participants have until Monday to do the...
My top ten HAPPY songs

My top ten HAPPY songs

At a class hosted by Axistence Athletics, we learned about the effects of cortisol (aka the stress hormone). As mentioned in Prevention magazine, one way to reduce your cortisol levels by up to 66% is music.  The following are ten songs that help me when...
Challenges met — sorta

Challenges met — sorta

Well, I did it! In June, I did the Spartan Beast AND, a week later, the Denver Century Ride. Both were challenging and tested my strength, cardio, endurance and mental toughness. I won’t fill your time with details, but I did include a couple of pictures below....
Spartan Race – Breckenridge Beast

Spartan Race – Breckenridge Beast

On Saturday, June 13th, 2015, I ran my first Spartan Race, the Breckenridge Beast. I had a lot of fun, learned a lot about the Spartan, and met a lot of great people. Before the race, I said this would be my one and only run at it, but I can now see why people do...