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Kramp KrusherReview

I get cramps. I get them more often than I care to admit. Recently, Kramp Krusher, a company dedicated to eliminating cramps during the swim, bike or run, sent me a bunch of samples to review for this blog. Kramp Krusher The interesting thing about Kramp Krusher is it includes sea salt electrolytes, dextrose fast…

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NOCCO – No Carbs Company

When you participate in endurance sports, you hear a lot about BCCA or Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA). These are groups of three essential amino acids – leucine, isoleucine, and valine — to boost muscle growth and enhance exercise performance. Some use is in conjunction with weight loss and to help fight fatigue after exercise. NOCCO…

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Eat Your Vitamins Book Review

It seems like everyone takes supplements. But, what if you didn’t need to? What if you could figure out what to eat and just get your vitamins from what you eat instead of what you take? Eat Your Vitamins Eat Your Vitamins by Mascha Davis, MPH, RDN, is a great reference book to keep on…

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Luxe Fitness Products

The makers of Luxe reached out to me to see if I would be interested in checking out their protein powder. Since I’m a big advocate of protein shakes, I agreed. I was also impressed that it’s a woman-owned company making products that are women-specific. The New Zealand company uses premium grass-fed whey protein in…

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How to Create Your Own Triathlon Schedule

When I went to the USA Triathlon Coaching course in Clermont, Florida, a few months ago, I learned how to create a schedule and want to share my takeaways with you. If you are coached or not, it’s important to learn how it works. How do you create your own triathlon schedule? Sign up for…

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Need Some Junk? I know I do…

I met the folks from Junkbrands.com at The Running Event in Austin. They had a whole wall display of some very cool headbands. They gave me one to check out and you know what? I loved it. Most headbands fall off my head, especially when I’m running. Or, they give me a headache. Not Junk.…

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NYC Virtual Half Marathon at Cedar Creek Park

I was psyched to run the NYC Half Marathon this year. This would have been my third NYC Half. Instead, I ran the NYC Virtual Half Marathon. NYC Half Marathon Cancellation A few days before the NYC Half Marathon, I got an email saying that they were canceling the race due to the coronavirus. Obviously,…

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Recovery Boot for Winter Training

How often do you train and wish you had recovery shoes that you could wear when it’s raining or there is snow on the ground? Most recovery shoes are flip flops or they are sneaker-like shoes that you can’t wear in inclement weather. But, now OOFOS recently developed a recovery boot for winter training and…

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MyoStorm’s Meteor 2.0 Review

Discount code at the end of the blog post! Did you see the Shark Tank episode where MyoStorm presented the Meteor and was funded by one of the sharks? If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ON-iUZMbvE. MyoStorm has a great product that is unique and different than any of the other…

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Kicksology Book Review

Did you ever wonder about what makes one sneaker better than another? This new book, Kicksology – The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool of Running Shoes, by Brian Metzler, is all about sneakers! The reader will learn the history of the sneaker. You will also understand trends and how and why various trends came and…

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Incrediwear Sport Socks Review

I met Incrediwear Sport at The Running Event in Austin this past December. They handed me one pair of socks for review. I took them home and finally tried them out during a recent run. This is what I thought. Feel: I liked that the fabric was smooth and silky. I’m not sure how warm…

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Running Around Lake Eola

Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando is gorgeous. There’s a great running path that circles around the lake and it’s about .85 miles. A couple of weeks ago, I had a quick getaway from the NYC cold and while visiting my son, I got to experience the path and wow, what an experience. Running in new…

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Have You Done the Wine Run?

EventPower LI has a wine run every year in the vineyards on Long Island. It’s a fabulous run and a great after-party. Have you done the wine run? I did this run two years ago and had an awesome time with my running group. So, I’m thinking about doing it again. Will you be there?…

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MedZone Partners with ATD

Recently, MedZone partnered with A Triathlete’s Diary Blog and WeRTriathletes. WeRTriathletes is a virtual triathlon team providing education to the running/triathlon community. MedZone has products that help to prevent, treat and manage aches, pains, discomforts, wounds, and skin-chafing, Background on the Company The products were designed by a certified/licensed athletic trainer also a licensed physical…

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Brooks Unicup Racerback Bra Review

Women who have large breasts have issues running. If they don’t have the right bra, they will get chafed and feel uncomfortable. I know. I’m one of them. So, when I met the folks at Brooks Running at The Running Event in Austin, I got excited. Will this be the bra for us large women?…

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How to Get Stronger on the Bike

As part of my USA Triathlon coaching certification, I am required to take a number of courses throughout the next two years in order to maintain my status. I recently attended a webinar on how to get stronger on the bike and it was so interesting I thought I would share with you on the…

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The Donna Half Marathon Race Recap

There’s something special about running a race through neighborhoods. I’ve done it a few times and each time was more special than the next. The 13th Annual Donna Half Marathon, in Jacksonville, Florida, was no different. It was a racer/spectator experience. The race weekend always starts with an expo. Dawn, one of my running buddies…

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Electrolyte Drink for Endurance Athletes

One of the questions I’m asked often is what is a good electrolyte drink for running or triathlon training and racing? If you only use water or just water with electrolytes, you may be missing out. PhytoLyte, a product made by MoxiLife, has electrolytes, rich vitamins, and minerals. It’s a fact that training, racing and…

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Sweat. Eat. Repeat. Review

I recently received Sweat. Eat. Repeat. in the mail. The book is written by Pamela Nisevich Bede, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, a registered dietician. The book’s intention is to provide the reader with a 90-day playbook to “change your food habits, improve your energy, and reach your goals.” At the beginning of the book, the…

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Is Running the Disney Half Marathon Worth it?

I’ve been wanting to race in a Disney Half for a long time but I wondered if it was worth the ticket price. The cost of the 2020 WDW half marathon was $188 and included a long-sleeved tech shirt, finisher medal, and “access to a Family Reunion area with live entertainment and characters.” Background I…

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Oofos Adds New Styles

At The Running Event in Austin last month, I met up with Oofos. They showed me a ton of new styles for 2020 and they are really cute! For instance, the Ooahh, pictured above, now come in funky colors like the pink and blue you see in the photo. Fun right? They still have the…

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SockGuy Review

If you’re looking for socks that have compression, you may want to check out the SockGuy Socks. I met the company at The Running Event in Austin last month. They gave me a couple of XL socks that I gave to my son and they gave me a couple of small socks to sample. I…

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