Getting a peek inside with Inside Tracker

I was recently connected through Team Nuun with Inside Tracker, a health analytics company that provides personalized health profiles for athletes, health nuts, and just plain old regular people. Inside Tracker analyzes and tracks important biological and physiological markers (e.g., vitamin D and testosterone, just to name a couple of the 30 markers analyzed) through blood testing. Inside Tracker then compares those numbers against the optimal zones for those markers to come up with a nutrition and lifestyle plan to help someone reach their goals.

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As a data-nut and erstwhile sometime runner, I jumped at the chance to be involved with Inside Tracker and try its services out myself. I had my blood drawn recently (seriously–as painless a blood-drawing as I can recall) and am super excited to review the results with my contact at Inside Tracker.  Continue reading

Remember what it was like to have a summer vacation?

Hello!  Remember me?

I’m sorry that I’ve been off the grid for the past few weeks. As spring was winding up, I had a feeling I wouldn’t post as often during the summer. It turns out I’m practically absent from here, though. There’s really no excuse, other than that I’ve decided to spend more time focused on my family and work and less on blogging.

My son’s Mother’s Day questionnaire responses have a little something to do with that decision:

Q:  What is your mom good at?
A:  Blogging.

Q: What do you wish your mom would do less of?
A:  Blogging.

Ouch. Out of the mouths of babes, right?

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Checking in just to be random

Hello, faithful readers. I’m still here, hanging on the edge of the blogosphere. Promise. I’ve had a lot of stuff thrown at me lately (all good stuff, but still stuff) and it’s throwing me off of my regular blogging schedule.

I did want to check in and update y’all a bit with what I’ve been up to or seen over the last week or so.

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5 Ways to Stay Sane when You Can’t Run

TGIF, y’all!

I’m thrilled that it’s Friday because the fam and I have some really fun weekend plans (such as horseback riding–yes, really!) and the weather is supposed to be drop-dead gorgeous.

Before I scoot off to jump on my horse, I wanted to link-up with the DC Trifecta for their legendary Friday 5 Link-Up. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve linked up and my life really hasn’t felt complete. It feels good to be back!

This week’s Friday 5 theme is open, so I’ve decided to cover a topic at which I’m becoming a pro: How to stay sane when you’re injured and you can’t run.

As you may or may not know, I’m on another running hiatus because I hurt myself at a barre class a couple of weeks ago. Don’t ask me how you can suffer a typical running injury during a barre class, but I managed to do it.  For the first 10 days or so I was really down about it, but now that I’m in PT and allowed to try short runs (as long as they’re pain-free), I’m feeling a little glimmer of hope.

So, without further ado, here are…

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Super Random

I’m experimenting with something new today after reading a great post on Fairytales and Fitness: Joining a new link-up on Running with Spoons that’s themed “thinking out loud.” Because I think every post I write is me, thinking out loud (perhaps a bit too much), I decided to put a little spin on the theme and list some really random stuff I’ve encountered lately.

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