Happy March! March is my favorite month for several reasons but my top 3 are:

  1. It’s my birthday month!
  2. I can finally say that Boston/Big Sur Marathons are next month… it doesn’t seem so far away when you put it that way!
  3. It’s MARCH MADNESS! I absolutely love March Madness and usually have about 17 brackets in progress, all of which are busted in the first round because I am obsessed with picking the upsets.

 

This morning was an “easy” 6 miles. And it felt so good to run easy after yesterday’s tempo run. This weekend, I have two 10 milers that should also be run at easy pace. And then it’s back to the hard stuff next week.

 

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For the past few years, I feel like every article that I’ve read about has talked about how so many more people are signing up for marathons and how running is becoming more and more popular. And then Runner’s World published this earlier this week:

 

In some ways, I am kind of shocked by this (after all, Chicago Marathon registration has basically been down for a week after crazed runners crashed the system). In other ways, I can see how this is starting to lose steam… it seemed like a few years ago, whenever you talked about running someone would blurt out that they were marathon training.

Now I’ve gotten more blank stares than ever before when I talk about running.

Either way, I think it’s important that people find something that they love to do to live a healthy lifestyle. Whether its running, CrossFit or cycling… do what you love. That will make it so much easier to be inspired to get up and get going on a daily basis.

 

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I tweeted about this earlier this week but in case you missed it…

People who exercise on a regular basis up to the age of 80 have the same aerobic capacity as someone half their age, says a new study from Ball State University.

“New Records in Aerobic Power Among Octogenarian Lifelong Endurance Athletes,” a Ball State research project conducted in collaboration with several Swedish researchers, found that the long-time athletes in the study are enjoying vibrant and healthy lives. The study was recently published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

“In this case, 80 is the new 40,” said the study’s lead author Scott Trappe, director of Ball State’s Human Performance Laboratory (HPL). “These athletes are not who we think of when we consider 80-year-olds because they are in fantastic shape. They are simply incredible, happy people who enjoy life and are living it to the fullest. They are still actively engaged in competitive events.”

 

Amazing, another benefit of working out. Seriously, do you need more convincing about how awesome it is to be in shape?!

 

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Happy National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! I will be celebrating with my usual toast with peanut butter for breakfast. I really want to celebrate it by buying up some of this good stuff… Vermont Peanut Butter!

Of course, TSA is a hater and doesn’t let you bring peanut butter in your carry on (boo) so I didn’t get any when we were up in Vermont a few weeks ago. But seriously, how amazing does this one sound?!

The name says it all. With our secret blend of white chocolate into our dry roasted peanuts….we created a surprising, powerful and unpredictable addiction to peanut butter. It tastes like a silky sweet, vanilla peanut butter. (Does anyone remember what Fluff tastes like?) Get your fix. This one is a bit sinful, but we do not use the kind of white chocolate that contains yucky hydrogenated oils.

 

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Favorite blogs posts of the week? 

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