7 Take-Aways from Paleo Fx 2013

This past weekend from March 28 - 30th I attended the 2nd annual Paleo Fx - Ancestral Movement - Theory to Practice in Austin Texas.  It was a total of 2.5 days, with 21 hours surrounded by Paleo people and emerged in the adventures of Paleo-land.  48 possible sessions (not including cooking demos or workout options) of which I was able to attend 19, and met a whole lot of like-minded people.  Here is what my days looked like: Day 1: Nora Gedgaudes; Dr. Cate Shanahan; Dr. Terry Wahls; … [Read more...]

How you know you’re married to an Ironman

This past weekend my husband completed his first Ironman, Ironman Arizona 2012.  For those of you that don’t know, an Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run – meaning you’re traveling 140.6 miles under your own manpower.   140 miles is long in a car…. It’s an amazing achievement of the human body.  I’m really proud of him for all of his hard work and his accomplishment, and finishing in with a smile on his face.  Last year we tackled the half … [Read more...]

Push Up Contest at IMAZ

Hey guys wanted to share a fun, short post with you all while I'm in Arizona getting ready to cheer on my husband on Sunday at Ironman Arizona (IMAZ) 2012.  Yesterday we were at Ironman village, checking out the vendors and checking him in when the festivities began. We were eating a really late lunch at 2pm Mountain time, which was my first meal of the day at what felt for me like 4pm Eastern time and were by the stage where they brought up athlete Michellie Jones from Australia to talk … [Read more...]

Wheying your options

Wheying your options...what should you consider when choosing a whey protein powder, once you've decided that you want to try taking it for muscle building and recovery. Many athletes or anyone that is doing large amounts of exercise use some sort of whey protein to help fuel or recover from their workouts.  When you see products that have "20g of protein" in them, whey or soy protein is often the type of protein that you see in protein shakes and in the "energy" bars that contain … [Read more...]

Paleo + Endurance + Crossfit = ?

After my guest post on Carrots N Cake: Why I Chose Paleo I got a few questions on how to blend Paleo + Endurance training and how Crossfit can fit into this equation.  This isn't the first time I've gotten questions like this, so I decided to devote some blog space to it!  Anyone that's Paleo and an endurance athlete should absolutely be following Nell Stephenson, a self proclaimed Paleoista! she is a very successfuly Ironman triathlete (qualifies for Kona!) who is 100% strict Paleo all the … [Read more...]