Brett, Rogue, Colt and I are about to begin a new chapter in our lives…and I’m very excited about it. Change can be difficult, but I’m ready for it. A few days ago I gave notice to PowerBar that I would be leaving on July 15th. It was a hard decision because I love PowerBar,
As most of you know, I am a sports nutritionist. I spend most days assisting athletes with their endurance training and sports nutrition. I am a firm believer in you are what you eat, crap in, crap out and think about food as fuel for your body. In order to perform the best, you need
This post has been a long time in the making…one year in fact. And it’s been quite the journey. I’ve had many ups and many downs too. Sitting here writing this I’d thought I’d be in a different place now than where I actually am today. If you had told me I’d still not be
Last weekend was our Valor Triathlon Lake Placid training camp. This is an annual camp where we all gather for 4 days of training and team camaraderie. I’ve always loved Lake Placid (first IM was here), and I’ve been coming here since I was young. The Adirondacks might not be the Rockies or Sierra’s, but
Wow,  I had no idea it’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a blog. The past few weeks have indeed been crazy with traveling to the Pittsburgh marathon, Challenge Knoxville, the CPSDA sport dieticians conference in Mobile, AL and coming up, Rev3 Rush in Richmond. I’ve certainly been meaning to write and I have
*This blog is for the average marathon runner who runs 1-2 marathons a year, not the athletes who can run a marathon each month. Some things will still apply like the hydration and nutrition examples, however the return to running will not be the same. So just a heads up on that.* We’re a few
So I totally missed the boat today and forgot it was Cinco de Mayo. Brett and I love Mexican food, but it slipped my mind. Instead I made a grilled chicken, asparagus and sweet pea pasta. The kicker was, we used quinoa pasta. We aren’t gluten free, but I thought why not. For future knowledge,
Today I’ll finish up this 2 part blog, and touch on the importance of energy balance, the female athlete triad, a bit more on hormones and vitamins and minerals that we somethings overlook. For any men reading this blog, this part is especially important if you have loved ones who are female (spouses, children, etc),
A few weeks ago I was honored to be asked by Coach AJ Morrison of Multisport in Motion, and Cory Churches of the Mid-Atlantic USA Triathlon Council to help conduct a female specific endurance nutrition talk for female athletes in the Washington DC area. We held the event last week, at one of the fantastic
It’s been a long journey here. Mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. When you’ve been struggling with something that no one seems to be able to help you with, you just about give up. Give up on  hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel, that one day you’ll be back to the

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