Biking for New Triathletes

Whether you’re hoping to sign up for a triathlon or a just wanting to take up biking to improve your fitness level there are a few simple things you need to do to make sure your biking experience is safe and successful. 1.  Make sure your bike fits and is tuned up.  Maybe you already […]

Lazyman Iron Tri Tracker

Woo-hoo!!  It’s almost time to start our Lazyman Iron Tri!  If you have been swiming, biking and running, you are off to a great start.  If not, just work at your own pace and do what you can. To make things easier, I have included a Lazyman Tri tracker.  You can print this one out […]

Shrimp Salad

Sleek summer bodies are made in the winter!  If you wait until spring to start thinking light you’ll be too late.  Here’s a quick light recipe to put a little summer in your cold winter days. Here’s what you’ll need: 1/2 lb boiled, peeled, deveined shrimp 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, washed and cut in half […]

Stretches for Swimmers

As much as I would like to, I can no longer deny that I am aging.   The older I get, the more I realize the importance of stretching.  I’ve always known I was supposed to stretch, but now my body is demanding that I take the time required to do it right.  My body […]

Banana Bread

Nothing says winter to me like banana bread.  Here’s my favorite banana bread recipe.  I’ll confess it’s a little naughty….chocolate chips…walnuts…yummmm! Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread 4 over ripe bananas 2 1/2 cups self rising flour* 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 eggs 3/4 cups sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 3/4 cup vegetable oil […]

10 Tips for New Runners

Running.  It’s such a simple concept; just strap on a pair of shoes and head out the door.  But if it is that easy, why are there monthly magazines and countless articles devoted entirely to it?   Although it is a simple concept, there are a few things beginner runners should keep in mind to start […]


I’ve always loved the water.  Some of my earliest childhood memories are of swimming.  My mother always felt children should know how to swim so before I was enrolled in kindergarten I was enrolled in swimming lessons.  I quickly went from tadpole to minnow.  From there lessons weren’t needed.  I made it to “shark” on […]

How To Pick Out Running Shoes

Do you over-pronate? Under-pronate??  What is the right shoe type for you: Stability? Motion Control?  Neutral?  Do you want to try “minimalist” shoes? Believe it or not, it takes some skill  and research to pick out a new pair of running shoes.  To help reduce the risk of shin splints and plantar fasciitis, or other […]

Yes, You Can!

  I could never do a triathlon. Or could I? I used to think that triathlons were just for those really fit, thin people.  Then along came my friend Peggy, trying to convince me that not only was it possible, but that I should do it.  She competed in her first tri the year before […]

Apple Juice Granola

Granola…It’s delicious, nutritious, and easy to make.  It even makes a great gift.  Over the next few months we’re going to show you several ways to make it, serve it, and even give it away. This granola recipe is meant for anyone who may be trying to cut out added sugar to his or her […]

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