This week I wanted to cover something a little more serious and very important for athletes to know: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolisms, commonly known as blood clots. Fellow Betty teammate Jess Lehman has battled DVT and PE for four years and has become an advocate for the Stop the Clot initiative run by … Continue reading Stop The Clot!
I like to think I have the basic tenants of nutrition down. Calories in vs. calories out, carbohydrates are bad for weight loss but good for performance, eat whole foods instead of processed, limit your sugar intake. Then I read ROAR by Stacy Sims, and my world was rocked. ROAR is a female-specific food and … Continue reading I Thought I Knew About Nutrition…
With early wake up calls where your stomach isn’t quite awake yet to major butterflies wreaking havoc and a digestive system working overtime, eating before an early race can be as difficult as the race itself. But getting that prerace meal in is essential to making sure you have the fuel to get through your … Continue reading Fueling for Race Morning
I’ve dedicated this blog to one truth: Providing you with the nitty gritty details of doing a triathlon so that you’re not surprised on race day. In the spirit of that truth, I think it’s time that we tackle the one subject no self respecting writer wants to talk about. Poop. Let’s face it- There’s … Continue reading Things No One Wants to Talk About
Up to 70% of your body weight is made of water. You can live for a month without food, but only a week without water. 80% of your brain tissue is water. Yes, we get it. Water is essential for health and wellness. But when you become an athlete (and you are an athlete, you … Continue reading It’s Time to Drink!
Let’s talk about one of my favorite topics… FOOD!!!! Oh boy oh boy do I love to eat. And with all the training involved in training for a tri, there’s so much opportunity to eat. Sometimes, too much opportunity to eat. I own a champion-level sweet tooth, particularly when it comes to ice cream. My … Continue reading It’s Time to Eat