Archive for April, 2011

Excouch Potato Turns Iron (Wo)Man: Embracing My Not-So-Skinny Genes

April 27, 2011

In my years of transforming from a size 16 couch potato to a size 6 endurance athlete & coach, I have read more than a hundred books and studied more than a thousand ways to train for maximum athletic performance. As well, I’ve coached hundreds of unique clients toward their weight loss, fitness and multisport [...]

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Losing It With Kacie: Pay Cash And Skip The Junk Food

April 26, 2011

Are you trying to stay on a healthier diet?  Along with your exercise plan, here is a tip to help you  cut down on buying junk food….  simply, use cash at the grocery store.  Recent research shows that if you leave your debit card home and pay in cash, you will purchase far less unhealthy [...]

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Running With Coach Kinsey: Common Injuries And How To Avoid Them

April 21, 2011

There are a few injuries that are quite common among runners. Most are called “overuse” injuries that occur due to repeated stress put on a certain area of the body. These pains are common in the shin, knee, and foot. The challenge we have as runners is that when we begin feeling more severe pain, [...]

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Losing It With Kacie: Zumba Party

April 20, 2011

  Many of you do not like the typical structured workout program.  There is a relatively new exercise program that is fun, easy-to-follow, for all ages and levels of fitness, and is taking pounds and inches off of millions of people.  It is called Zumba.  Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance led by certified instructors.  The [...]

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Excouch Potato Turn Iron (Wo)Man: Building my Base One Brick at a Time

April 19, 2011

In the sport of ultra distance Ironman Triathlons it is said that most athletes take a good five years of ultra racing experience to reach their potential. Since 2003 when I rolled off the couch with my extra 55lbs of fluff I have slowly worked my way through many a triathlon race. Some were huge [...]

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Running With Coach Kinsey: Taper Time

April 14, 2011

                                                                                    Marty Kinsey Peaking for a race is a way to let the body slightly recover, and remind it of the pace you are seeking to hit in your race. As runners, we can easily over analyze this segment of our training, when in fact, it’s just a culmination of prior racing [...]

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Excouch Potato Turns Iron (Wo)Man: Big Dreams Take Big Sacrifices

April 12, 2011

  Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of all ages! Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth! Excouch Potato joins the Ironman Circus as juggler of a dozen balls! Step right up and get your tickets to the big show!   Oh yeah, that’s me. Mother & wife, co-worker & boss, friend & coach, housekeeper & cook, swimmer, biker, [...]

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Not Old Enough to Walk but 15-Month-Old Served Booze at Applebee’s

April 11, 2011

Applebee’s says it’s sorry for serving booze to a toddler. It may sound slightly humorous at first glance, but it could of caused serious health implications. This disturbing story I ran across on MSNBC doesn’t mention how the margarita mixed somehow got labeled as apple juice, but it did. You can read the story here, [...]

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Getting Clean With the “Clean Program” and Juicing

April 11, 2011

Plenty of laughs and plenty of good information from this Living the Run Radio segment. Kory Raftery, a former colleague and friend of the program, came on the show to talk about the clean program (You can watch a video about it below) he recently did. As expected, with Paul in studio with us, we got [...]

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Working Out Without Weights, and Gym Classes at Home

April 8, 2011

You definitely don’t need to hit the bench press and grab those dumb bells to get lean and mean. There are many cheaper, and even more effective ways to strength train. I personally discovered resistance bands recently and love them. I usually use them after a run when I want to get in a brief [...]

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