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Fitness & Nutrition

I’m a wannabe athlete. I love to workout and get a good sweat in everyday, it just makes me feel good. Sometimes I get a little competitive and participate in races. This page will include links to races I’m training for or have already completed, along with any training programs or articles that I think might be interesting to anyone who enjoys staying fit. I will also include nutrition information and tips that help my body feel good.

Event Calendars:

Track Shack Event Calendar (Central Florida area)

Track Shack’s Regional Event Calendar (Florida)

Training Programs I recommend:

Getting Started – For the beginner

The Couch-to-5k Running Plan

Running with Walk Breaks – Jeff Galloway method

Runner’s World Ultimate Half Marathon Training Plan

Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training: Novice (I loosely followed this while training for my half)

Races I am Participating in 2011:

OUC Half Marathon – December 2011

Completed Events:

Winter Park Road Race 10k + 2 mile (Dare Event – doing both, total 8.2 miles) March 26, 2011

OUC Half Marathon – December 2010

Muddy Buddy Orlando – May 2010

Lucky’s Lake Swim – April 2010

Danskin Triathlon – Walt Disney World May 2009

Spirit of the Y 5k Lake Mary – April 2009

Danskin Triathlon – Walt Disney World May 2006

Run Around the Universe – Universal Studios Orlando February 2006

House of Hope Run Around the Pines (Winter Park) – February 2006

Seasons 52 Park Avenue 5k – January 2006 (my first 5k!)

Pre-Workout Fuel:

Coconut Water (Read about why coconut water is so good for you here)

PB & Banana on whole wheat sandwich thin or Ezeckiel bread with Chia Seeds or Flaxseed Meal

Whole wheat toast with almond butter and sliced apples

Hard boiled egg on whole wheat English muffin

Bowl of oats with fruit and sliced almonds

Post-Workout Eats:

Read about why its important to fuel properly after a workout here and here.

Greek yogurt with fruit

Handful of almonds and a banana

High protein smoothie (add peanut or almond butter to a strawberry and/or banana smoothie for a protein boost)

Hummus with triscuits and red pepper strips or cucumbers


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Denise @ Creative Kitchen March 19, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Impressive!! You go girl! I love Larabars…among many other healthy snacks you’ve listed here. ;)


JSallette July 23, 2011 at 9:55 am

Impressive list. You are truly an inspiration. As an avid jogger and fitness junkie, I love how you integrate healthy eating and fitness into your blog.

Kudos on a Job well done.


Cherie Mistretta March 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

Love your blog I am a Floridian also. Love the sun and beach, I’m about 100 yards from the ocean!!


Liz @ The Lemon Bowl March 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Oh my goodness I accidentally clicked on this page trying to comment on your recipe today and I’m so glad I did!! I love this and you’re so inspiring with your races!!


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