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We interrupt this regularly scheduled Meatless Monday post to bring you a very important story: The story of my first race EVER. Yesterday, Sunday, March 3rd, I traveled to the Belgian town of Liege for a women’s only 6 kilometer run. This is the train station in Liege. It was … [Read more…]

I’ve been on a running hiatus up here in North Dakota. Winters are long and, well, cold. As a result, my speed (and I use that term loosely!) suffers dramatically. It might also have something to do with those baked goods I’ve been snacking on while I’ve been holed up in my house, too? I’ve started … [Read more…]

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association; the nation’s largest group of food and nutrition professionals) recently convened in Philadelphia (Oct., 2012). The following highlights from that conference may shed new light on ways for you to optimize your sports … [Read more…]

Well, well, well, I am completely blown away by the response to our Couch to 5K Virtual Program, but now I have to ask- how did week 1 go for you? Was it harder, easier or exactly what you thought it would be?  Are you ready to continue into Week 2?  Do you have a million questions (or even one) … [Read more…]

I love to travel.  One of my favorite places to visit is San Francisco.  I don’t know what it is about this city, but I just love it. Given my love of the city, I’ve been fortunate enough to be here all week on vacation with my BFF, Tracy.  Since we’ve both been here in the past and had … [Read more…]

Feeling a little stuffed after the big Thanksgiving feast extravaganza yesterday?  We all know there us a huge temptation to continue eating the leftovers, so I’m here with a friendly reminder that Thanksgiving is a holi-DAY, not a holi-WEEK. Since the holiday is now over, this is a great time to … [Read more…]

It is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States The day where we give thanks In no particular order, I am thankful for: my family my health my running legs my iPod The Sisterhood What will I be doing today to keep the damage to my waistline at a minimum?! EXERCISE! … [Read more…]

As the holiday season approaches, I have been trying to get a plan in place to keep myself on track with all things fitness and weight loss. I have come up with five things that I think will work. 1. My Fitness Pal (or any other fitness tracker). I do so much better when I track my eating and … [Read more…]

Stretching is such an important part of your workout, but you probably don’t take the time to do it. Do you? I know it’s hard enough trying to find time to fit a workout in your busy schedule, but trust me, you have time to stretch! Do you want to know why you should stretch? Oh, there are so many … [Read more…]

It’s November and we’ve got a new daily workout routine for you! By the time December rolls around, you can plan on being a leaner, toner version of yourself. The Thanksgiving turkey won’t be the only one with trimmings! This daily workout routine can be used to supplement your current fitness … [Read more…]

I predict that this is going to be a fun week to read Toot Your Horn. I think that many of us did the Zombie Dash and have a lot to brag about. Maybe you didn’t do the 5k, but you did something else that is toot worthy. Whatever you did, this is your chance to get some recognition for it. I’m … [Read more…]

Hey, everyone!! How has your week been? What’s new in your world? Let us know in the comments below what you’re up to! I tried something new this week! I’ve been paying a lot of lip service to the “try something new” campaign lately, but my follow through has been severely lacking. Not so this … [Read more…]

It took me awhile, but I’ve learned that if I don’t like it, I won’t do it. I know that I need to exercise, but I had to figure out what makes me want to exercise. You have to like what you are doing. And finally, I do!! I was kind of lost for a little bit when my favorite instructor quit … [Read more…]

Ok, so we’ve all heard of Zumba® by now, right?  Well, did you know there are several different flavors of Zumba® these days?  I had no idea until recently!  I only knew about the traditional Zumba® Fitness classes offered at various gyms, fitness centers, dance studios, etc. and the DVDs for home.  … [Read more…]

Which way do you go? Do you turn around and go home? Skip the workout? Half-ass it? Twice this week I had opportunity to *just* skip the workout. Scenario 1: I wanted to try out the Zumba class at this particular time. I’ve done Zumba before (love it!) but this was my first time to try out … [Read more…]