Archive for August, 2011

#bikeschool: Cycling360

August 16, 2011
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#bikeschool: Cycling360

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change. - Charles Darwin (proabably!) Whether you have just bought your first bike or have been racing for years, there is a podcast out there so full of intelligence, knowledge and heart that...
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Make it Happen Monday: Power of Believing

August 15, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Power of Believing

Whoa……Hold on…..These fingers that I’m typing with right now are full of power and able to do amazing things.  That’s right, I have enough energy and power in one of these fingers to create all that I’ve ever wanted in life…..and more. Believe it…..it’s true.  We all have an infinite amount of inner power...
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Sugar at Supper

August 13, 2011
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Sugar at Supper Question: Hi Kelli.  I feel like I eat a pretty health supper with things like pasta and meat sauce quite often, but I also don’t feel like I’m losing the weight that I’d like.  Any advice? Kelli’s Answer: Good to hear from you.  Food such as white pasta and dinner rolls...
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Three Big Dudes and the Bike

August 12, 2011
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Three Big Dudes and the Bike

As we all know, the bike is a beautiful and amazing thing…but the importance it holds and the personal meaning it possesses differs for each and every one of us. For three web friends of mine, the bike is the answer to achieving their weight loss goals, obtaining better health, and improving their overall...
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Loving the BITE: Sweet Potato Burritos

August 11, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Sweet Potato Burritos

I’m having so much fun doing these Loving the BITE posts that I’ve decided to give Kelli one more week off….considering she just had her baby like three weeks ago, I really think she deserves it.  Kelli will be taking over the Loving the BITE posts again next week. I’ve mentioned before that I’m...
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Daddy’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

August 10, 2011
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Daddy’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

Yeah, I know that line has probably been way overdone, but I just couldn’t resist using it for the title of today’s post….and for good reason.  Not only am I going to tell you about the hot new pair of Pearl Izumi Road Race shoes I just got, but my Daughter Kassi is also...
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#bikeschool: Every day is a school day

August 9, 2011
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#bikeschool: Every day is a school day

As some of you may be aware I took part in a bike race on Sunday… my first race in 26 years! I’ve been cycling for a few years now and I’m a terribly competitive little so-and-so, which made me realise I was ready to step my cycling up a level. This week’s post...
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Make it Happen Monday: In Bed with a Mosquito

August 8, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: In Bed with a Mosquito

I was sitting here blank just a few minutes ago trying to figure out what kind of Make it Happen magic I could come up with.  I gazed out into space to think of anything inspirational that I had heard or that happened this week…..something that would make a nice motivating story.  Then came...
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Eating at Night

August 6, 2011
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Eating at Night Question: I find that because of my schedule I am eating fairly lightly during the day and then making up for it at night.  I’m also training a lot and wondering if this will counter-balance my eating pattern.  Please let me know your thoughts on this. Kelli’s Answer: Thanks for writing...
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Nevis, A MTB’ers Honeymoon

August 5, 2011
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Nevis, A MTB’ers Honeymoon

Today’s guest post comes from Deb Keiser.  She is a New York-based journalist who wrote this article about one of my favorite places on Earth, so I just had to post it. Formerly a staff travel writer for the New York Daily News, Deb contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines of the Hearst Conn. Media...
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Loving the BITE: Blended Watermelon

August 4, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Blended Watermelon

I’m filling in for Kelli one more week as she recovers and spends some good quality time with that new baby of hers.  She’ll be back again next week and is sure to be full of some great Loving the BITE posts in the weeks to come.  But for this week, it’s my turn...
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Abs at 42

August 3, 2011
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Abs at 42

This isn’t supposed to come across as some sort of vain post, but rather an “if I can do it, so can you” sort of thing.  But by the time you’re done reading this post, I want you to have an overbearing sense of confidence that you can have the body you desire no...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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