8 Things to do When You have Sore Cycling Muscles

29
May
2014
8 Things to do When You have Sore Cycling Muscles

So, you have overdone it on the bike, and all you can do now is lay around and tend to your sore muscles.  Well, that is not necessarily a completely bad thing.  We have compiled eight things you can do when you have sore cycling muscles. 1. Get a Massage Wellness is not for sissies...
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Loving the Bike TV: Find Other People Who Did It

28
May
2014

So you want to do something totally unique and that has never been done before.  These days it can be tough to be the first to do something, but in this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV I explain the 3 benefits you have because of it.
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The Little Things

27
May
2014

My love of cycling can be complex, especially this time of the year, as I explained last week. Some days it takes all my effort to get kitted up and out the door. Most of the time, though, my love of cycling has nothing to do with what it does for my health, that...
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Weight Loss: It Takes More Than Cycling

26
May
2014
Weight Loss: It Takes More Than Cycling

Cycling is an incredible way to get in shape and lose weight, but with the risk of sounding kind of negative…..I’m here to say that it’s going to take more than just cycling. I can bust my butt each week with over a hundred miles of grueling training, but if I’m eating like crap...
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Life at 55

23
May
2014
Life at 55

This was my office today. Not much more needs to be said. #happygirl  
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Balsamic Dressing that could Change Your Health

22
May
2014
Loving the BITE: Delicious Balsamic Dressing that could Change Your Health

Here’s a shocker: I think more of our foods should be made at home.  I think when you buy a prepared food at the store, the time you save with buying it rather than making it should be spent checking (and double checking) the ingredients list.  I think athletes can stay healthy, recover better, train...
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Loving the Bike TV: Fake It Until You Make It

21
May
2014
Loving the Bike TV: Fake It Until You Make It

You may have heard this phrase before, but in this week’s edition of Loving the Bike TV I talk about how this is actually a way to achieve your ultimate goals. Fake it until you make it.  Act as if you’re already there.  Just one more way to make sure you’re Loving Life on...
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Back in the Saddle

20
May
2014
Back in the Saddle

I’ve been absent on here, and for that I’m sorry. I’ve been in a bit of a funk in all sorts of ways for various reasons. Since the last time I posted, I brought home a stray puppy from one of my mountain bike rides and integrated her into life, which now includes shopping...
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5 Seconds to Greatness

19
May
2014
5 Seconds to Greatness

Want to know a little secret to creating greatness in your life?  Initiate, don’t Hesitate. How many times do you find yourself all psyched up and motivated from something you’ve read or heard….but then let the moment pass you by?  You’re not alone, because this is something that happens all the time.  But why?...
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Giro: Ireland Photos

16
May
2014
Giro: Ireland Photos

How are you enjoying the Giro so far?  With the start happening in Ireland this year, it’s made for a very monumental edition….especially if you live in Ireland. Our Irish friend, Ian Redmond has been waiting for the Giro all year and was definitely there to catch the action.  Here’s a few photos from...
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#weridetogether: CycloFemme Chicago

16
May
2014
#weridetogether: CycloFemme Chicago

I awoke early last Sunday to check the weather. It was to be a perfect day — in more ways than one. Sunday marked the second time I planned a CycloFemme ride for Chicago, and I was looking forward to it. After the weather, I checked Twitter. What I found was extraordinary. Women around the...
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Loving the BITE: New Twist on Old-School Fuel – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

15
May
2014
Loving the BITE: New Twist on Old-School Fuel – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Back in the day, before the gels and bars and chomps, we used banana bread for fuel.  And, it was delicious.  This week, we’re going for a remake of my old-school favorite.  I’m adding in a few ingredients that I now know to work especially well for fuel, and I’m using oats instead of...
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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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