Vexing Vocabulary: What are Calories?

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 07:59 AM Written by
  What is a calorie? We know it as a measurement commonly used when discussing food, but what does it represent? Too simplify things; the calorie is a measure of expended energy. When we talk about our diet, calories are assigned from 3 main sources: carbohydrates, fats and protein (our…

The Kind Ride Was Kinda Great

Monday, 27 October 2014 10:16 AM Written by
Social media has its plusses and minuses for sure, but in the case of The Kind Ride it appears to be all good.  It was probably the simplest way to demonstrate how positive and simple Facebook can be used for good.  The event was created on Facebook 4 to 6…

Dark days ahead...

Friday, 24 October 2014 06:39 AM Written by
The Pittsburgh area has enjoyed an exceptionally sunny year for the better part of 2014. According to some statistics I found athttp://www.bestplaces.net/climate/city/pennsylvania/pittsburghwe can count on an average of 160 sunny days per year, but not many of the sunny days come during the winter months. As the skies fill with…

Cross Training, An Absolute Must!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 07:08 AM Written by
The over-emphasized rule in money management is to diversify, diversify and then diversify some more. This is the key to a well-balanced portfolio, and should also be taken into consideration when planning a well-balanced fitness regimen. As runners we have a tendency to make it all about the miles, but…

Cross Training, An Absolute Must!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 07:08 AM Written by
The over-emphasized rule in money management is to diversify, diversify and then diversify some more. This is the key to a well-balanced portfolio, and should also be taken into consideration when planning a well-balanced fitness regimen. As runners we have a tendency to make it all about the miles, but…
  Three blog posts ago I promised to talk about types of Indoor Cycling that can be done in the winter, but then we were interrupted by some of the most beautiful fall days I can ever remember and well… I had to respond to the “call”. I hope you…

Eating for Exercise

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 07:54 AM Written by
Diet and exercise always work well together. Whether you are trying to build muscle or lose weight, one without the other hinders results. When an athlete follows a structured exercise routine and fails to eat properly, optimum performance cannot exist. In competition, this is a tragedy. All the time and…

Really, I Wasn't Kidding - Roaring Run Rocks!

Sunday, 12 October 2014 06:42 AM Written by
Lest you think I was just finding something to chat about on my post last week, having taken my own recommendation to heart, I spent most of the day yesterday at the Roaring Run Watershed Area in Apollo.  As often as I've been there (and I've been going for many…
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