1/2 Marathon Training Schedule for week of July 20th and 27th

1/2 Marathon Training Schedule for week of July 20th and 27th

Training to run/jog or run/walk the half marathon at the end of September?  Here’s a great schedule to follow for the week of July 20 and July  27th.  You should feel ready to “up your miles” a bit!  Please remember to adjust this schedule as needed based on the amount of time you can commit and your true goal for this ½ marathon! Please note, if your ultimate goal is […]

Nutrition Bar tips PLUS a great recipe from Ellipse!

2009 Health Trend to Watch For: Nutrition Bars as a Meal   ·         Read the labels: choose bars with low sugar, high protein (about 30 g for a meal; 15 g for a snack). ·         Be ready to pay a little more for the bar with more nutrients. ·         Meal bars should not be the main source of your diet. Eat a variety of meats, vegetables, dairy, and fruit for […]

Yummy Turkey Burritos! Ole’

Turkey Burritos 1 pound extra lean ground turkey breast 16 oz fat-free canned refried beans 8 oz salsa 1 cup shredded fat free cheddar cheese 4 1/2 oz canned green chili peppers, mild, drained and diced 1 tsp chili powder 3 TBSP green onions/scallions, thinly sliced 8 low carb whole wheat tortilla extra salsa for garnish Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Add turkey to […]

Ellipse /Paperfest and Training for the Half!

The question I seem to be getting is how to coordinate your Ellipse workouts, or “other” workouts and training for the Half Marathon.  Cross training is SUPER important on a number of levels.  For me, most importantly, it’s reducing BOREDOM! Also, you’ll reduce your risk of injury.  The pounding and repetitive impact of running can be brutal to a body, so changing it up will allow your “running” muscles time to […]

Healthier Brownies

1 box brownie mix 1 can (15 oz) black beans     Open the can of black beans, rinse well. With beans back in the can, add enough water to cover beans. Put in blender or food processor and puree. Add puree to brownie mix, and then bake according to package directions. You DO NOT add the eggs or oil that the recipe calls for, JUST the black bean puree!