Top Five Nutrition Tips for a 5K!

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1)  Stay hydrated!  Water is the most important nutrient 5K runners can consume on race day.  Losing as little as 2% of your body weight leads to impaired athletic performance.  Follow these fluid replacement guidelines before, during, and after your training and race to stay hydrated: Before Exercise:  Two hours prior to exercise consume 16-20 ounces of […]


Indy Mini Spectator

The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon was this past Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana.  This race is known as the “Indy Mini.”  However, there is nothing mini about it!  This race is a full 13.1 miles making it a half marathon. My sister signed up this year to run and it was her first half marathon.  I wanted […]


Make Your Own Trail Mix Bar

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Need a healthy snack at your next event or party?   Make your own trail mix bar!  It is a great way to allow your guests to get creative and make their own snack. Last week, I was invited to Running Away Multisport‘s Ladies Night to speak about recovery snacks.  I wanted to have an activity at my table to […]


Please join me at Running Away Multisport’s Ladies Night!

 Schedule of Events 6:30-7:30 pm – Mingle and enjoy the wine, snacks and vendors including: Wine provided by Vinejoy Wine Saucony Bra Fittings Gait Analysis  Chair Massage Registered Dietitian – Brooke Schantz USA Triathlon Coach and Personal Trainer – Angela Park Fitness Expert Andrea Metcalf Injury Prevention with Dr. James Spendley 7:30-8:15 pm – Speakers providing […]


Snack Your Way To Recovery

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The recovery period is an important performance factor for athletes.   Especially, for athletes that workout longer than ninety minutes at a time or for those elite athletes that compete on sequential days.  Consuming a recovery snack may also be beneficial for other active individuals helping them meet their daily nutrient needs. Timing and composition are two important factors […]


Do you run like you drive?

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I had a conversation the other day with some of my run buddies about the different styles of runners.  It made me wonder if most runners run like they drive?  After living in Chicago for almost three years, my driving style has gotten a little more aggressive.  I had never even honked a car horn until I […]