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Over-Hydrating Can Kill You

By |December 12th, 2017|

That title, despite sounding so dramatic, is absolutely not click-bait. People have been hospitalized as a result of over-hydrating, sometimes with life-threatening issues such as cerebral edema (your brain swelling) and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) both of which are fatal if untreated.

Review: Q Energy – Drink Healthy

By |November 30th, 2017|

After testing Q Energy for the past month during sports, activities, intense training runs, and as a mid-afternoon energy boost, I've learned the positive and negative benefits of these convenient self-serving packs

Country Archer Jerky Review

By |February 17th, 2017|

I recently met with Country Archer at Outdoor Retailers this winter and got to try out a bunch of their products. After trying their products I sat down with members of their team to talk about the company, which has been around since 1977, and the products they offer.

SmashPlan: Plan… SMASHED!

By |February 9th, 2017|

My 30-day goal kicked off on January 10 and ran through February 8. Starting weight was 168 lbs, and my target weight was 158 lbs. I was not concerned with BMI, BMR, lean muscle mass, or the size of my waist – my goal was simply to drop 10 pounds with a balanced diet including (2) SmashPacks a day and 30 minutes/day of bodyweight exercises, daily walks or bike rides, and a few short runs per week - How'd I do?

SmashPlan – Streaking History and Mystery Bonus!

By |February 2nd, 2017|

I've been talking about running streaks a lot lately, and for me, it has been an eye-opening experience for the past couple weeks to have one singular and simple goal that needs to be completed each day; running one mile. For a week or a month it may not be a big deal, but when stretched to a year - or the longest streak ever at 52 years set by Ron Hill, it can become daunting.

SmashPan #10 – Epic Cheat Meal, Birthday Edition

By |January 30th, 2017|

I knew one day I would wake up and be closer to 50 than I was 40, and even as my 46th anniversary of getting my newborn butt slapped like Cher playing tambourine passed today, it really didn't bother me that much at all. While age *is* just a number, an aging body knows what it's like for Father Time to beat your butt - well, like that whole Cher analogy in the first sentence. Circle of life baby, Hakuna Matata.

SmashPlan – Sweet 16 & Coming Home

By |January 27th, 2017|

Each day has become a little easier and the resulting change in my physique has me pretty psyched - belly is flatter, man-boobs are way less perky, my jeans fit better (it's pretty damn cold in AZ right now), and I can wear a SMedium t-shirt without looking like I'm in a sausage casing.

Week #2 – I’m a Runner, Not a Hood Ornament

By |January 20th, 2017|

For the umpteenth time, I was nearly killed by a car running a stop sign. Now, I've been actually hit and thrown across a hood at least twice in the past, and have been extremely lucky to avoid injury. Learning from those experiences, I now take a great deal of caution at intersections. Last night, if I took one more step I'd be extremely lucky to be writing this, and most likely would be doing so from a hospital bed. There's a good chance I may even be dead.

Country Archer Jerky at Outdoor Retailers 2017

By |January 12th, 2017|

We stopped by the Country Archer jerky and meat bars while at Outdoor Retailers. After tasting them at the show the protein bars are amazing!

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Preview of RXBAR at Outdoor Retailers

By |January 11th, 2017|

The second stop of the show was at the RXBAR booth. RXBARS are as they say "no b.s." nutrition bars made with very few whole ingredients. After tasting them at the show they are truly addictive and are a great addition in a race day pack. Find out more about RXBARs below in the video we captured during the first day of Outdoor Retailer.

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