Stretching and Injury Prevention

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Uncategorized on Mar 20, 2013

After hours of sleep or sitting at a desk, the most common action upon standing is to stretch. The muscles are relaxed and have experienced decreased blood flow as there is less demand for strong circulation while immobile. Stretching helps to stimulate circulation and bring newly oxygenated blood to the tissues. The heart rate increases and we take a deep inhalation filling up our lungs, moving in just […]

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Product Review: Tailwind Nutrition

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Gear on Mar 10, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with founders of Tailwind Nutrition, Jeff and Jenny Vierling. The company is a grassroots venture that is morally invested in their product and committed to serving the athletic community an optimal nutrition solution. I was excited to plow right to the core of why Tailwind is a superior alternative to other sports nutrition systems. The idea of Tailwind was conceived by […]

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The Skinny on Being Skinny

Posted by relhats in Blog, Uncategorized on Mar 1, 2013 Absurdly Small Diet Meal

I’ll admit it: I like to restrict calories. Well, I don’t “like” to restrict calories, I do it because I’m neurotic and obsessive and a perfectionist, and I want to be an ideal weight in fanciful hope of delivering a speedy, flawless performance. Too many calories would mean I’d put on weight which would hamper my running ability, right? Actually, it just makes me hungry and think about […]

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Performance Nutrition

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary on Feb 27, 2013 aid-station

Getting race-day nutrition balanced is a science, and because we don’t all have our own personal physicians, chemists and nutritionists locked away in our medicine cabinets, it takes quite a bit of trial and error to find the optimal arrangement. The following are some general guidelines both men and women can adhere to as a template or stable starting point. Carbohydrate Loading: Three days prior to the event […]

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Getting chicked

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Uncategorized on Feb 20, 2013 men-and-women-symbols[2]

Mother Earth, Venus, Triple Goddess, protector, siren: women are temptresses and nurturers. It is not a duplicity but a congruency that is imperative to our spirits and our ability to provide, strengthen, and guide. Women should have the dignity to uphold this duality and claim their status as the fierce Empress–she does not submit to a patriarchal society, but rather is an architect of it. For years men […]

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