What’s in Your Cravings Journal?

Sugary, salty, gooey…whatever it is that you are craving, you want it. And you want it bad. There are a number of tricks to getting over cravings that range from eating a couple strawberries when craving sweets, to eating pistachios if craving salt, but these only work if you know what you are craving. But…

5 ways to add quinoa to your diet

We’ve all heard that quinoa is the new superfood.  Not only does it provide 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per cup (when cooked), it’s one of the few plants that are considered a complete protein — plus, it’s gluten-free. I usually boil up a pot of every Sunday and then throw…

Thinking on the run

This is so true. The meaning of life is so clear when I run. When people tell me they have never had an “a-ha” moment, I think that maybe they should take up running.  I’ve come up with business ideas, inventions, worked out travel plans, solved problems and have overcome writer’s block. You never know……

Runner’s Moment: Tulips in Lausanne

Gorgeous morning to run along the Port of Ouchy in Lausanne, Switzerland. Didn’t stop long enough to smell the flowers, but did have to snap this photo.

Do something different

The only way to make a dream a reality is by deciding that you are no longer “dreaming” about it, but actually taking steps towards “doing” it. Even if they are small those steps take patience, consistency and most of all, effort.  Few of us are amazing at something the first time we try it.  This…

Tips for Beating off Carb Carvings

Willpower. Some are born with it; some aren’t. I’m one of those people who weren’t. On stage when I’m competing at a fitness show, I look like it all came easy, but believe me, the road to get there was bumpy. I have no trouble resisting fried foods and salty snacks. This could be because…

More running

Ha ha ha!!! I haven’t run in 6 days. My run tomorrow morning is going to feel like this. It’s a love-hate relationship. It will hurt, but I love the pain.

Runner’s Moment: Sheep?

Didn’t expect to see a herd of sheep on my morning run today.  Sure, I live in a little Swiss village, but I swear, these woolly guys were not there yesterday.

Run to the beat of your own drum

Runners…we’re a strange breed.  It seems the more into running you get, the most mismatched and colorful your outfits become.  Our shoes are bright, our socks are colorful and then you have the neon shirts and crazy patterned spandex pants.  And don’t forget the accessories like running belts, head lamps, music holders and all the…

Jamming to new tunes

Downloaded some new running songs today to get me motivated to run farther.  Because you know, when the tunes are good, the miles just slip away. And now that I’m kicking into marathon training gear, I will literally be running for hours. So what do I run to? Generally it’s a mix of Top 40, Dance…