Perseverance in Play

Humor me please and play along…. I will give a quote and then match it to a picture. If it weren’t for the perseverance of the person who said it, the picture would not be in play (and the world would never know) Ready or Not!! 1. If you can dream it, you can do […]

Protein or Carbs?

Do you know the primary difference between protein and carbohydrate? For that matter, do you know the purpose of each energy source? Each most definitely has its place in your daily diet, but do you know the correct proportions to match your needs? Protein is found in meats, fish, nuts and dairy and serves the […]

Art on the plate!

My wife is an artist, yet she cannot even so much as draw a stick figure! My wife is brilliant with colors, her imagination is a thing of beauty and her ability to craft a presentation is picturesque… Are you scratching your head yet?! Ok, no more talking…time to start showing: This was a dinner […]

Grow your own…

Does the idea of growing your own food scare you or entice you? If you are somewhat intrigued with this concept I am here to assure you that if I can do it, ANYONE can do it! What you see here, is okra that we grew in our garden! Isn’t it beautiful…we’re certainly proud! Okra […]

Food, think “Fuel”

I consider myself EXTREMELY fortunate to be married to a sports-specific dietician. I know, I know…I’ve pretty much got it made so let me share a valuable lesson that she has taught me. Cool? Here it goes: “There is no such thing as bad food except that which is old and moldy.” Yep, that’s it…sounds […]

A picture’s worth 1,000 words!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Let me set the record straight…I AM NOT A CAT-LOVER! (Ha, Ha! just having a bit of fun here! By no means do I want to offend your cat-like compassion.) I just couldn’t help but dedicate an entire post to this very picture which I feel sums […]

Fresh Food NOT Fast Food!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. In this fast paced world we live its nice to slow down and savor the flavor; FROM THE EARTH! This year my wife and I have consistently visited the local farmer’s markets in Nashville each Saturday morning (that is, when we are in town!) One of my […]

Every Moment Matters: surprise, surprise…PART V!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. So I know you expected a 4 part “Every Moment Matters” series…I can’t blame you, after all that was my intent! However, my last post reminded me of how important it is to master the art of the aid station. The run is fun (that is, IF […]

Not Your Average Kitchen!

This post is rated Olympians and Ironman. Did you know that Powerbar has a mobile kitchen??? As a matter of fact I am quite certain that GU, Gatorade, Bonk Breakers and Ironman Perform do so as well. The endurance nutrition market today is GIGANTIC and these companies have positioned themselves in a way to capture […]

Run Like You Stole Somethin’!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians, and Ironman. In honor of Nashville’s Country Music Marathon, I wanted to reach out to all of you who are running here on wherever you may live with a picture of encouragement… Don’t over-think it….. Run hard, run fast, but above all else, RUN FUN!         […]

the BONK

This post is rated Olympians and Ironman. If you’ve ever experienced one, you’ll never forget it. Hopefully, you’ve only experienced ONE… On the other hand, if you are not familiar with this concept, watch this short video clip. (This is not for the weak of heart.) Painful, isn’t it? So you might be asking yourself […]

Race Day for Sprinters

This post is rated Sprinters.               First and foremost, I would love to know when and where your first race of the season will be. Please share as a comment to this post! Let’s talk preparation! Are you excited, nervous maybe a little bit of both? Let me assure […]