The Long Road Back

A slipped disc, arthritis (at 36!), and spinal degeneration. “Are you kidding me?” I thought to myself (and lamented to hubby) when I saw the diagnostic report from radiology. My chiropractor was quick to call me, and did a great job trying to convince me this wasn’t the end of the world. But at the […]

Classical Music. Journey to Health. What’s the Connection?

On first thought, classical music and health have zero, zilch, nada to do with each other.  Today though, I had a revelation.  They actually do, at least to me.  Let me explain. I was a cellist for about a decade when I was growing up.  I was never first chair, but I loved the music.  The […]

{Recipe} Quick Banana-Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

Banana-Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie   Print Prep time 2 mins Cook time 2 mins Total time 4 mins   This smoothie came about by necessity yesterday morning–I was craving a smoothie after my run, but was ingredient-limited. It turned out deliciously well. Purple glass of goodness right here! Author: Mary Horowitz Recipe type: Drinks Serves: 1 […]

Training Plan: Week of 9.13.10

A day late, but here’s what my schedule looks like for the week. Monday: Rest Tuesday: 4 miles easy, lift Wednesday: Speedwork (6×800), yoga at lunch Thursday: Lift Friday: 5 miles easy [Note: I have to fast for a doctor’s appointment this morning and early afternoon, so this will be an early, early morning run]. […]

Book Review: Born to Run

By: Christopher McDougall Rating: 5 stars (easily) This book was singlehandedly the best book I’ve read all year, and one of the best I’ve ever read.  So first, a huge thank you to our friend Michael, who gave us this book last year. This book tells the story of the Tarahumara Indians, a native population […]

Run Report: 9.12.10

Today, I was scheduled for 8 miles at an easy pace.  After staying up *way* too late last night watching Buffy and working on the blanket I’m making, I finally dragged myself out of bed about 9 to set out. By the time I actually left, it was about 75 degrees and sunny–a 180 from […]