Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bucket List Item #1

Who's with me?

First item on my bucket list this year is doing the Jingle Bell Run/Walk (heavy emphasis on the walk) in November - I talked my boys into doing it with me - who else will join me?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Lincoln Half-Marathon

My 1st half!!! Yes there was some Pain!!! But glad i can say i did it!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Guidelines for Enjoying Alcoholic Beverages

If you’re following a healthy eating plan, what you drink is just as important as what you eat. Certain high-calorie beverages (like sugary sodas and fruit juices) can be diet busters. But what about alcoholic beverages like wine and beer? It’s recommended that women limit their intake to one alcoholic beverage a day, and men to one or two a day. More than that not only adds calories but can also sabotage your willpower. Before grabbing a drink, check out our brief guide:

  • Don’t drink too early in the evening because you may be tempted to have several drinks, and the calories start to add up.
  • Do alternate with seltzer and water to stay properly hydrated. You can also add seltzer to your wine for a refreshing spritzer.
  • Do eat a nutritious meal or snack containing lean protein before you start drinking. The protein helps to stabilize blood sugar and prevent cravings.

    continue reading here
  • Thursday, March 11, 2010

    Secret Superfood: Tomatoes

    If this doesn't make you long for the farmers market - nothing will! Hurry up spring! :)

    In his expert series on affordable, accessible superfoods, author Dave Lieberman reveals the power of tomatoes, dispels tomato myths and shares simple preparation tips for deliciously nutritious meals.

    Why Tomatoes?

    This incredible fruit (yes, it's a fruit!) is chock-full of micronutrients, vitamins and antioxidants that work together in a way that can ward off cancer, heart disease and other ailments. Scientific studies have shown that the more tomatoes you eat, the better. Cooking tomatoes is best of all because simmering them along with some heart-healthy oil, like olive oil, makes it even easier for the body to absorb all of the beneficial properties.

    Click here to read the entire article.

    Google Maps now features bike lanes...

    Google Inc. is adding a bike lane with its latest online mapping option.

    The new bicycling directions available on Google Maps starting Wednesday supplement the guidance already provided to motorists and pedestrians. The biking directions initially will be available only for the United States.

    Click here to read the entire article.

    Monday, March 8, 2010

    1st Team ride

    Were off to a great start !! The chilly weather did not slow this group down as we crushed 15 miles!! Well done team.

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010

    just wanted to share...

    Here is a really good article worth reading... its called Easy Ways to Healthy Living... here is an excerpt and a link to the rest - enjoy :)

    "As Americans, we sure are busy. Juggling work, family and jam-packed schedules makes many of us vulnerable to what I call the "double whammy" -- little exercise and poor diet. Our daily obligations push visits to the gym to the wayside and we find ourselves forced to eat foods that are prepared by someone else -- whether they are packaged by a food company, made at a restaurant, or prepared for a lunch buffet at a local deli -- in the name of saving time. "

    continue reading here

    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    2010 Race's

    Hello Team,

    Here's a list of Race's Team Copaxone will be attending.

    1. Fight for Air 2/20
    2. MS day @ Jr Blues 3/14
    3. Lincoln Memorial 1/2 Marathon 4/3
    4. Abe's Mini Tri 4/18
    5. Illini 1/2 Marathon 5/1
    6. MS walk 5/2
    7. Fat Ass 5K 5/
    8. Capital City Biathlon 5/29
    9. Tour de Farms 6/11-13
    10. Dew Kids Tri 7/24
    11. Stoneman Tri 7/25
    12. Benton Harbor 70.3 7/31 (Yep doing my 1st 1/2 ironman whose in??)
    13. Stovepipe Tri 8/16
    14. Chicago Tri 8/29
    15. Parade run 8/12
    16. Abe's Amble 8/22
    17. C.C.C 9/
    18. Chicago Marathon 10/10
    19. Jingle Bell run 5/k 11/
    20. Frostbite 10m 12/10

    Monday, December 28, 2009

    A look Back.

    Lake Geneva Christmas.
    Really it's not cold
    Birthday ride
    Frostbite 10 miler
    Thanksgiving day hike
    Hannah and lucy on a fall hike.
    Bear tearing up westwood Trail
    Hannah State Golf Tourney
    We need more wood???
    Can you say Teenager OMG
    Chicago Tri
    Bass River Resort a must for the team this year.
    Day after the Tour :(
    Y.M.C.A at ther tour.
    Its Miller Time....
    I know how to rock the tent just wait!!
    Team Tent.
    Tour de farms 175
    mmmmmm yummy burgoo.
    Burgoo fest.
    Kids Tri. the boys rocked it
    Rhino at the monster trucks
    Thur nite Bar ride.
    Capitol City Biathlon
    Hannah's 8th grade grad.
    Whopper of fun.

    Fat Ass 5k
    Carpenter Park Deer on Blackberry trail
    Kids 1st cubs game.
    Manatee Champs.

    Ski fun.

    Winter Fun.

    Thursday, November 5, 2009

    The Early Bird...

    ...well you know the rest... sure we're 8 monhts out - but we all now how fast time flies! Yesterday Team Copaxone 2010 was formed and we already have 6 members - SWEET! In celebration of the new team - I thought the blog deserved to be dusted off and a given a bit of a new look - hope you like it :)

    I'm posting new links at the right for this year's team - so PLEASE do not delay - jump on board! This year will be the best yet! Accept the Challange!! RAMP IT UP!! Let's GO!