A Runners Guide to the Paleo Diet

A Runners Guide to the Paleo Diet

Paleo is short for Paleolithic— meaning “old stone.”  And now— this old stone way of life— the hunter-gatherer era— has made a comeback life a fashion statement.

Well, I am into pop culture and anything considered a “fad.” So of course I hear about the Paleo diet and jump on board.  Essentially you eat what our ancestors might have eaten during the hunter-gatherer era prior to the agricultural revolution where we became farmer-heardsman.  

Translated— you can’t eat processed foods, refined sugars, grains or legumes [beans].  Leaving you meat, veggies, fruit, nuts, root type things, and water.  There a probably more restrictions, but I need to keep it simple. 

I am six weeks into this Paleo experience [kind of… I cheated all of week 5] and I want to share with you some things I have learned.

[Race Report] My First Triathalon

[Race Report] My First Triathalon

I'm already a reluctant runner. So when the creator of Connect Running Clubs, Brandon, asked me to participate in a Triathlon I knew I wasn't only going to be a reluctant runner, but a tortured triathlete. 

But I did it, want to do another, and learned at least 5 things- one from each portion of the race- start to finish. 

Inspiration from Perspiration

Inspiration from Perspiration

Artists have a reputation for being a little odd. Free wheeling words and colors. They seem to create pieces out of nothing. Often times people wonder what artists actually do all day. Many feel that they can never be an artist because they lack the moment of inspiration for creating "it." But what any artist, musician, or writer will tell you is that the moment of inspiration is really a myth.

[Race Report] The AJC Peachtree Road Race 2014

[Race Report] The AJC Peachtree Road Race 2014

60,000 friends isn't even a reality on Facebook. But the Peachtree Road Race has become a yearly tradition. This is my third year running it in a row- and I've gotten slower every year, but the joy of running with 60,000 friends moving in the same direction for the same goal feels a little bit sacred. 

But this is my third year, and the honeymoon is over. I'm married to the Peachtree, and I'm commited to the yearly tradition, but I'm starting to see her flaws. 

So I'll treat you as my marriage counselor for the next few minutes to help soothe my marriage with the Peachtree Road Race.