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  • I should add that, while I never lost weight while training, my clothes would fit better by race day. And I agree that you have to be extra careful about logging everything. I ate as cleanly as possible, weighed everything down to the gram, and recorded every bite that went into my mouth. But, I did find that if I didn't…
  • Just be careful how much fruit juice you're using. There's a lot of sugar and carbs in fruits that can really quickly bump up the calories of a smoothie. Especially if you're already adding fresh fruit as well. So make sure you use the recipe builder and test out your proposed smoothie plan before just going for it. It's…
  • I've never lost weight while training for a half marathon. I lose weight when not training, but not during. Even when eating at a deficit, according to weighed/recorded foods and HRM calories burned. And I've read a lot of similar stories that had the same experience. Even one that someone posted recently about a woman who…
  • I hate that quack.
  • I've never used regular milk in a smoothie. I just use water, carrot juice, or some unsweetened almond milk. And I've followed a recipe for a smoothie either. I just take all the stuff I want and throw it in. :)
  • Well, you're a female, so you're probably only going to be able to add about five to eight pounds of muscle a year if you're dedicated to it. If you really, really push yourself, you may be able to get more than that, but not a lot, not without supplementing in some way. (and I'm not talking protein shakes) But, in order…
  • Yup, nothing better than caffeine right before bed. Don't know why I never thought of that instead of these healthy snacks I've been opting for all this time. And, for me, the headache and stomach pain that comes from the aspartame is never, ever, ever, worth it. Oh, and don't forget to brush extra well and do a double…
  • Oh, apologies, I didn't mean to imply that they weren't processed. Like I had said originally, it's next to impossible to find a non-processed store bought *protein* (e.g. not mostly carbs and fat) bar. I just meant that I loved PR Bars because they are super tasty and have a good macro balance.
  • I'm going to jump in here and say that if you don't get a chance to do a couple of long training runs in the capris before race day, don't run in them on race day. And preferably a run at least a week out from the race, so if you do have any issues with them chafing or causing irritation, that you have some time for the…
  • You know, it's funny. I was at the theater on Saturday night and was just thinking about how casual everything seems to have become. Even when I was a kid (I'm 34), it was just expected to dress up to go to the theater. But sitting there, in my jeans, polo, and zip hoodie, I wasn't underdressed or out of place at all. And…
  • I personally don't since my workout clothes get really, really sweaty. And while they are definitely one-time use before washing, they aren't really anything that I would want to be seen anywhere but the gym or trail in since they are mostly pretty worse for wear. Lots of washing starts to wear 'em out and a lot of the…
  • Ooh! PR Bars! I forgot about those. I love PR Bars but they're so hard to find around here that I often forget about them entirely.
  • I need to break up my running with other workouts or I end up sore/injured. So my schedule is like so: Sunday - long run day (length depends on current goal and/or race training) Monday - Strength, upper and lower body, 3 sets of lifting heavy Tuesday - Mid-length run, usually somewhere from 4-5 miles Wednesday -…
  • As a general note (not to the OP, since I'm sure she knows this already) - Salt, when used in cooking, isn't to salt the food. Salt brings out the natural flavors of food and increases their vibrancy in the dish. So you don't want to stop using salt when you cook. Yes, using different spices to bring flavors to the dish…
  • It's going to be hard to find a protein bar isn't processed. The least processed bars tend to have so little protein in them that they aren't worth it if that's your goal. Most minimally processed bars (like Lara, RiseBar, Raw Revolution, etc) are mostly carbs and fat. Even the RiseBar protein bars have more fat than they…
  • I drink 15-21 cups a day depending on the workout for the day. I couldn't even imagine drink 48 cups of water a day. I actually cut back because I was doing 21-24 cups a day for awhile and my urine was almost totally clear most of the time and I actually found that the increased amount of water, with the naturally lower…
  • I grew up roller skating and still have a pair of Reidell custom fit, low boot, five wheel, short blade, inline skates that I like to use to go for a quick skate on any of the local paved trails on. But it was never a fad for me. I had a pair of skates (quads) put on my feet when I was nine months old and was skating by 10…
  • How old are you? How tall are you? How much do you weigh? What do you consider a moderate pace? (e.g. how many laps did you get in during that time?) All of these are vital factors in calculating amount of calories burned for an individual.
  • I'm sorry if you thought mine was a "Captain Obvious" response. I asked the questions because I didn't know what your schedule was or where your gym was in relation to your house based on your original post. Not everyone that showers at the gym does it because of time restraints. My husband prefers to shower at the gym…
  • Never bothered me at all. Actually, the friendliness of the complete strangers that would run by me on the trail was one of the few things I enjoyed about running. It always amazed me in that, really the only thing any of these people knew about me, or that I knew about them, is that we were both out there at the same…
  • I've coached three people through Couch to 5K at a local track and can't even begin to imagine the idea of one lane per person. even when at the track later in the evening, in the rain, I've never seen fewer than a dozen people on the track. Usually we are out there with 30 or so people all sharing the track at the same…
  • Wow, I did pretty well back when I started running. I didn't fall victim to any of these. Though, I did actually add more "stuff" as I went simply because I prefer to have water on me since I get bad side-stitches if I don't stay hydrated so I run with a hydration belt. And I do use Shot Bloks during races, so I also have…
  • What shoes did the store recommend to you? Whenever I get fitted I usually get a half a dozen or more selections from the clerks at the store for me to try on and feel exactly what feels best on my foot. They let me run around in them and get a good general feel for them. If one shoe doesn't feel good, then it's on the…
  • What time of the day do you work out? Do you have to wash your hair at the gym or can you make it home to shower? I hate public showers of any kind so I just have a water/sweat proof removable seat cover in my car and I just head home from the gym and jump in the shower at home before continuing on with my day. I also find…
  • Things like laundry should be factored into your settings already. When you set up your account you had to select an option like sedentary, lightly active, active, etc. and that's where you should factor stuff like this in. I have a desk job, but I also do chores and don't just sit around the house all day when I get home.…
  • If I try to run on empty I bonk. If I don't have the time, I throw down a nutrition bar and head out. When I have the time, I prefer to eat a small meal/large snack, let the food settle for an hour or two and then head out. I run faster and more consistently when I've got food in my stomach. Honestly, when I was half…
  • Personally, it never has. I've been running for about two years now. I've run a number of races, including two half marathons and I've coached three people through the couch to 5K program. I hate running. I dread it every time I have to head out there. I've only kept running this long because I like races. I like the…
  • Despite having once weighed 110 pounds, you are underweight for your height at 124.4 pounds. So there are a few factors here: 1. Women don't lose weight as easily as men 2. When you only have a few pounds to lose, you should be eating closer to your maintenance, with a deficit of only 250-500 3. You are underweight, so…
  • Oh, and one of the women that I hired a few years ago, who happens to be obese, is also now my team lead and would be the next person in line for my position if/when I move up. Because she's the best at the job, had aspirations for growth, the rest of the team respected her and her knowledge before she was ever in the lead…
  • I read the resumes for hiring for my team at work and trust me when I say that spelling most definitely counts. As does a properly formatted resume, written with proper grammar. If a person can't get their resume resume right, which they've had all the time they needed to get it absolutely perfect, then how could I ever…
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