Friday, May 21, 2010

fun fact friday- rants, recipes, and run safety

how is it already friday? and why does time warner cable suck so bad? two very valid questions (for anyone that lives in maine or wherever they are lucky enough to really only have the choice beween time warner cable and digital, you will understand my utter disappointment with this service. we spend an ungodly amount of money only to have most of the channels not work at random times and i hate the new layout....) ok. end of that rant.

and onto the next one (this is the type of mood im in right now, dont worry, im having a beer hoping it will help)- anyone watch this weeks episode of biggest loser? ugh. i used to be a huge bob and jillian fan. not.any.more. long story short, the final four contestants had to run a marathon on the show and were still expected to lose weight while they were training for it. and then bob showed his disappointment in daris for gaining 2 pounds while doing so. this is the first season i have watched biggest loser from start to finish, and im not afraid to admit that i spent almost every tuesday (sometimes wednesdays if i had to tape it) crying over the great accomplishments each contestant made. but this recent episode made me so angry.

for anyone who has trained for any sort of race, you know it takes a lot of dedication and a diet modification. losing weight, however, is not to be expected. if you are not maintaining a healthy weight with adequate calories you are bound to get hurt. wouldnt you think a "reality" show about "healthy" weightloss would know that? im a real daris supporter and i feel bad for how bob treated him at the end of the weigh in. and then we see that daris had an emotional breakdown and had late night cravings... of course he did! he was training for a marathon and starving himself! there is a lot of activity on twitter and blogs from trainers and runners who are all on the same page. (two good ones- Sarah Stanley and Lonnie). k, done with that one too.

fun fact #16: this is my favorite power shake, found from Oxygen Magazine, March 2010. mmmmm yummy.

mocha muscle shake
(makes 2 servings)

ice cubes
1 cup soy milk (or i like to use almond milk)
1/3 cup brewed coffee
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 banana
1 scoop chocolate flavored whey protein powder

put all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth! easy? i think so... and soooo tasty.
(nutrients per serving: 200 calories, 7g total fat, 1g sat.fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 18g total carb, 3g dietary fiber, 9g sugar, 18g protein, 1mg iron)

fun fact #17: i got my Road ID today!! being a runner as well as working in an emergency room i feel its very important for people to be able to know at least your name if you are ever out running and something happens to you. you never know (even in a race!!). i got the shoe strap and put my name, birthday, town, tylers phone number, and my parents phone number. the shoe strap comes in black, blue, and red. there is also a bracelet option that comes in 6 different colors (including pink!! shown below). prices start at $19.99. please feel free to contact me if you would like a coupon for $1 off!

happy friday and happy running! stay hc.


  1. I got the road ID elite and it has a cheesy watch style clasp. With to much motion it unhooks itself and can fall off my wrist. It unhooked itself today just from the vibrations of my bicycle. W.T.F. /End Rant.

    Speaking of rants. Time Warner does suck! Seriously. Anyways, Hopefully your Road ID works well for you. I got mine for free so I almost can't complain.

    And speaking of training. Never trained for 26.2 but I know my 100+mile rides I could never lose weight. Always gained.

  2. yeah, I've been ranting all week about the same BL. it sucks, what was broadcast, but I'm more worried that it's going to have a permanent bed negative effect on a) daris and b) anyone else inspired to run a marathon after the show. diet is so important during training!!!!