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Untapped All Natural Athletic Fuel Review

Untapped is an interesting company. From Vermont, the company uses real maple products to make Untapped All Natural Athletic Fuel. Here is my review. Background: UnTapped was founded in 2013 by professional cyclist Ted King and the Cochran family of professional alpine skiers. UnTapped uses pure maple syrup. According to the company’s website, “This lack…

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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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An Inside Look Into Roka

While I was in Austin, I had the opportunity to meet with the folks at ROKA and get a tour of their office for an inside look. The first thing that impressed me was seeing a tri kit worn by Gwen Jorgensen at the 2016 Olympics, the year she won the gold! That was so…

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Should You Wear Custom Insoles?

I never wore custom insoles until I ran the NYC Marathon in 2016. Since then, I’ve been hooked. The thing about just wearing the inserts in a pair of sneakers is that they aren’t specific for your foot. I would rather have something custom to wear that molds my foot, than a mass-manufactured insert. At…

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New Recovery Flip Flop

There’s a new recovery flip flop on the market and they are called, Archies. I met this company at The Running Event in Austin and thought they were interesting. Archies is a recovery flip flop company that provides support, unlike traditional flip flop sandals. Designed by a Physiotherapist from Melbourne, Australia, Archies look like traditional…

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What to Wear Running in the Winter

I love running when it’s cold outside. But, every year, I go through the same scenario. I look at my closet and open my drawers and can’t figure out what to wear!  This year was particularly challenging. It went from 60 degrees Fahrenheit to 30 degrees Fahrenheit in a matter of hours! Therefore, I started…

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Jaybird Vista Review

I had a pair of the original Jaybird headphones a few years back. They had a wire that connected the set but used Bluetooth technology. At the time, I was impressed. Now, I’m even more impressed with the Jaybird Vista. Here’s my review. Jaybird Vista These little buds fit securely in your ears. I was…

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My Wish For You…

Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate you. I also want to wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year. I hope that the 20s bring joy, happiness, and health to you and your family. P.S. If you are in or around Huntington, Long Island and want to attend my book signing and…

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Triathlon Podcasts

Here are two podcasts that if you missed, you should consider listening to! They are both triathlon related podcasts and both can help you learn and grow as an athlete. How to Juggle it All Listen here: http://bit.ly/2NO5WLk Are you an entrepreneur and an endurance athlete? Between work, family, and your sport, you are constantly…

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The Running Event 2019 Re-Cap

I love attending this show because I reconnect with people I’ve met in the past and I meet new people at The Running Event (TRE) 2019. Here’s my re-cap. What was different? There were several things I noticed this year that was different than in prior years. For starters, there were a lot of Ironman…

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Three Places to Train Near Disney World

Comment below to win one of two Headsweats Christmas Ultraband! Recently I went on to a USA Triathlon sanctioned coach certification course. While there, I stayed near Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando. I wanted to see where to train that was within proximity to the parks but not too far away. Here are…

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I Know This is Random…

Join me for my book launch party on Monday, January 6 from 7-9 pm at Book Revue in Huntington. RSVP at the bottom of the blog. This may seem like a random post to you because this is a triathlon blog. Although the book has nothing to do with triathlons and running, it actually does…

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Perfect Hydration Review

Are all bottled waters created equal? According to Perfect Hydration, they would say, “no!” This new brand of water is “supercharged.” It has 9.5 + pH alkaline water that is purified through a nine-stage filtration process, and the water has a blend of minerals and electrolytes. Here’s my review of Perfect Hydration. Taste: I actually…

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Feel Sleep Deprived? Try Momentous

I can’t sleep. I have trouble falling asleep and I have trouble staying asleep. Whatever the reason, I’ve been in search of the perfect solution to help me fall and stay asleep. So, when a PR firm approached me, I jumped at the opportunity to sample Momentous, Sleep Nightime Recovery capsule. What’s in it? Three…

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Certified USA Triathlon Coach

When I noticed that the USA Triathlon was going to give a certified two-day coaching course in Orlando, I was psyched. Thoughts went through my mind like, am I crazy? I’m not a great athlete. How could I take this course and get certified to become a triathlon coach? I’ve never even done a long…

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