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Fight Gone Bad Update

September 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Good news!!

Both hubby and I will be doing the fundraiser this weekend!

We are halfway to our goal!

Please help us reach our goal of $300 for the Wounded Warrior, Livestrong and CrossFit Foundation.

Here are our fund raising pages…even $5 would be beneficial!

Thank you,

Paul’s page
Rachel page

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A Wedding Dress for Runners!

September 19th, 2010 · No Comments

I’ve always loved Oiselle Running company’s clothing for women. {see posts here and here} Sally Bergesen, founder and owner of Oiselle Running,  has now designed a very stylish wedding dress made out of technical materials for YOU to get married in- if you so chose.

Check it out!

What do you all think of that? Would you get married on a run?

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New Video: ‘Crossfire’ by Brandon Flowers

September 11th, 2010 · No Comments

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New from Marika: Miraculous Tummy Control Capri Pants

September 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Marika Miracles has come out with a whole line of shapewear designed to enhance our figures! The good news, is that the price is reasonable–only $42 for yoga pants. In addition, the pants really do what they say– hold your tummy in and possibly provide a slenderizing look.

The bad news is that because of the concept, “tummy control”, I found these pants hard to get on and off. The material is a breathable material but I found them to be a bit itchy. And, either my legs are too big, or the cut of the material is very narrow, as well.

Overall, if you’re looking for a serviceable yoga pant for a good price and are interested in buying clothing for a “slenderizing” look, then these pants are for you. For me personally, as I have larger quadriceps and butt, these pants fit my body type awkwardly.

Marika Miracles Collection can be found online here.

P.S. Marika Miracles sent me these pants for purposes of review and this is my honest opinion.

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Put a Helmet on Your Kid!

August 29th, 2010 · No Comments

I cringe at the sight of a kid of any age riding down the street without a helmet!! Do you know what kind of damage you could do to your head with just one crash on the head?

Why risk it??!!!

“Over 300,000 Americans suffer brain injuries a year. Don’t be a statistic, wear your helmet. During my career the doctors fixed my body several times. Luckily I never hurt my head because you only get one chance with your brain. Wear a helmet.” Picabo Street

Resources for parents looking for helmets:
Lids on Kids

Consumer Reports on the best helmets for kids

US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Now, would you tell a parent on the street to put a helmet on their kid?

Stay tuned for more information on how to find a proper helmet for your kid.

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Vitamin Water is Not Really Healthy For You!?!

August 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Yeah, so, you knew this wasn’t a healthy drink, right?! Simply, water, sugar and vitamins…Well, it turns out that there is now a lawsuit against Coca Cola by the Center of Science in the Public Interest saying that Coca Cola was lying to the public using the word “healthy”.

You know what Coca Cola is saying?
“no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitaminwater was a healthy beverage.”

What do you all think of that?

Read entire article here.

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New Blog Post: 5 Essential Yoga Poses

June 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

5 Essential Yoga Poses published on Read Breathe Today!

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A Year in Review

December 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Happy New Year!

2009 has been an excellent year for my family and I and I’d like to take a minute to look back and be thankful.

In January, we had an awesome day at the races!

My kids and I are featured on an owater label.

My friend and I race our bikes with Burley’s attached over the hill sprint during the Redlands Classic!

Total Beauty sent me to Beverly Hills for a makeover! Article Title “Time Saving Tips for Busy Moms”.

Image Credit: Total Beauty.

In April, I began my 200 hour Yoga Works program and learned how to do a handstand!

I had an article published on Athleta Chi.

My kid demonstrates his version of “legs up the wall” pose.

I completed my 200 hour Yoga Works training program.

Intuitive Eating 2.0 has been an incredibly popular post written by Skwigg.

In August, I competed in a few bike races and won some swag!

Became acquainted with my love of trail running!

My green power smoothie became my daily serving of spinach!

The family goes racing at Rim Nordic.

Jump Start Your Fall Training Schedule

How to Squeeze in a Workout When on Vacation

A funny post about how to combat massive muscle soreness!

November 7th, I sampled my first Cross Fit workout and immediately became hooked!

It’s been a great year, all in all!  I also want to thank all of you readers for reading and commenting.  I raise my glass to you!

Here’s to a fabulous 2010!

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Gift Ideas for Women Athletes

December 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Team Estrogen has some amazing deals on workout clothes right now.  Below are just a few things I thought you’d be interested in, especially since most of them are under $10!

Shebeest CycloSkort Biking Skort with chamois.  $9.99 in Medium. I have this skort and LOVE IT!

Shebeest Flow Short for yoga or Pilates, $9.99 in Extra Small.

Shebeest Zen Short, $9.99 in Small and Extra Small.

HIND Fun Short, Extra Small, $9.99

Shebeest Shirred Strappy Tank, $22.49 in Large or Small.

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Flax Sprinkles for our Kids and You!

December 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Time to discuss ah hem, fiber.  How much we need daily and how much we are actually getting?!  If you eat TONS of fruits and veggies daily, you are probably doing good in this category.  But, some of us (or at least our kids) might not eat enough roughage.

I introduced this product to my kid  “as here are some healthy sprinkles for your oatmeal”.    And, he bought right into it and now asks for it when we have oatmeal for breakfast!  From a mother’s standpoint, my kids need more fiber.  Yes, they eat fairly well, but, still, they are still not getting five servings of fruit and vegetables daily!  It takes a lot of effort on both my end as well as theirs to eat all the healthy foods that they should.  In comes Flax Sprinkles….quick and easy way to add 2-4 grams of fiber without my kids’ knowing it or tasting it!!

My kids and I are thankful we got to try FLAX sprinkles by Stober Farms.  2800 mg of Omega -3, 3 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber per serving.  We sprinkled it on our oatmeal, in our pancake recipe, on yogurt,  and in our smoothies.  As for flavor, I (and we) didn’t not notice any particular flavor what so ever- which is good, I think when discussing flax.  One cool thing is that you can use this to substitute eggs, margarine or butter in a recipe!  Worked great for us.

You can read more about the amazing benefits of Golden Flax Seed Sprinkles on their website.

You can buy FLAX USA online for $8 and I’d bet it’ll last several months!

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