Archive for March, 2012

Make it Happen Monday: Today vs Tomorrow Challenge

March 19, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Today vs Tomorrow Challenge

Do you ever struggle between the idea of “living each day like it’s your last” and “preparing for your future”?  I know I definitely do, and it can sometimes make life…interesting, to say the least. I’m a firm believer in living out your dreams, today, and not putting things off until tomorrow.  But on...
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Remember to Eat While Riding

March 17, 2012
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Question: I have the hardest time remembering to eat while cycling, especially long rides.  Sounds stupid, but any tips for remembering? Kelli’s Answer: You’re not alone…many athletes simply forget to fuel while cycling, running, etc. Here’s 4 tips to help you out: It has to be readily available.  This is why I’m a fan of camelbaks/hydration...
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking Prize Pack

March 16, 2012
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking Prize Pack

In just over two weeks, Team #LovingtheBike will be taking on #30daysofbiking once again.  The team roster is filling up nicely and we’re still recruiting for any others who want to add an extra element to this year’s #30daysofbiking challenge. What I loved best about this event last year was the great community, comradeship,...
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Team Rwanda Cycling

March 16, 2012
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Team Rwanda Cycling

I know there are so many great cycling organizations around the World, but there is something about Team Rwanda that totally inspires me.  I first heard about this team through a post by Jeep Gorilla that mentioned an upcoming DVD called “Rising From the Ashes”. It caught my attention and I’d like to help...
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Loving the BITE: Black Pepper Tenderloin

March 15, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Black Pepper Tenderloin

It’s been said that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” If this is true, this week’s Loving the Bite key ingredient is super-sophisticated. It’s a very simple food that’s been around for thousands of years, and you almost definitely have in your kitchen right now. And yet, in all its simplicity, it promotes health by...
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Greatest Cyclist of All Time

March 14, 2012
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Greatest Cyclist of All Time

It’s a loaded question, but who do you feel is the Greatest Cyclist of All Time…and why?  Labelling someone the Greatest was not something I was willing to do on my own, so I left this one up to a panel of expert judges to do it for me.  Here’s a look at who...
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#bikeschool: Cycling as a World Financial Booster

March 13, 2012
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#bikeschool: Cycling as a World Financial Booster

If everyone rode bikes, would the World be free from economic issues?  I’m no financial expert, but I sure would love to give it a try and see what happens. With all the great work Stevie does over here with the weekly #bikeschool posts, we’re giving him the day off so that I can...
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A First Time Triathlete Focuses on Good Shoes

March 12, 2012
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A First Time Triathlete Focuses on Good Shoes

My pal Tammy is a cyclist taking part in her first triathlon, and she’s here to tell you about her new Pearl Izumi syncroFloat IV shoes. My Pearl Izumi syncroFloat IV Review by Tammy I am a cyclist and really love being out on the road with my bike.  Although I enjoy it so...
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Make it Happen Monday: Pay Yourself First

March 12, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Pay Yourself First

Do you ever find that there just isn’t enough time to get your ride in during the day?  Just like they say in the financial world….try “Paying Yourself First”.  I think I first heard that tagline way back in a book called The Wealthy Barber.  It was the first book I had ever read...
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Starving at Night

March 10, 2012
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Question: I am successfully working toward my goal racing weight (I’m a cyclist), but I find that I am starving before bed.  It sometimes makes it hard to sleep and leaves me feeling nauseous.  Any suggestions that will help without derailing my fat loss progress? Kelli’s Answer: This is a common issue for any...
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Cycling Landscape Photo Winner

March 9, 2012
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Cycling Landscape Photo Winner

We’ve got a winner in our Cycling Landscape Photo contest.  A great big congratulations goes out to Naomi Morris….her photo from the Combe Laval in The Vercors, France received the most votes. Naomi receives the Grand Prize which includes all of the following goodies: 20 x 30 print of winning photo (Provided by Capture Colorado...
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Unschooling: Like Riding a Bicycle

March 9, 2012
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Unschooling: Like Riding a Bicycle

Can you really compare educational styles to riding a bike?  Well, I read an article recently entitled “Unschooling: It’s Like Riding a Bicycle” and I found the correlation quite interesting. Before jumping into this post, I wanted to state that this article is not intended to create some sort of heated debate on what...
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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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