Monthly Archives: October 2012

Des Moines Marathon

It’s now Day 3 of marathon recovery, and I’m starting to get back to normal. This morning I went down the stairs facing forward! It still hurt, but it’s an improvement. On October 21st I ran my first marathon. I’ve only been a runner, in any sense of the word, for three or four years. […]

Massage Therapy Awareness Week

I love my career.  I sometimes get so busy being a spa owner that I forget I’m a massage therapist too.  When I get to meet with a client (this is getting rarer as I get busier) and help them feel better, it is just about the greatest feeling in the world…right up there with […]

Matty J’s First Marathon!

A marathon has never been on my radar (and it still isn’t) but Matt was inspired by our training partners Abra and Braxton to do the Des Moines Marathon.  Abra did it last year and Matt did the half last year.  This year was Matt and Braxton’s first full 26.2 and I was so excited […]

Good for my body, bad for my skin!

I spent more time outside tri training last summer than I have spent outside for probably the prior 5 summers combined.  At work this week, my esthetician Lydia and I were playing with her Woods Lamp to take pictures of our skin to enlarge and show at a health fair at the Science Center or […]

The Color Run: Des Moines

Color Run Des Moines=27,000 people running/walking/strolling during 2 races on Saturday.  Well, make that 26,998 because I had 2 extra registrations I couldn’t unload that day. 😉  I was mostly excited for this “race” because my brother, Scottie, and his girlfriend, Sara were coming to join us.  I was so happy to see them I […]

Food Journaling and Nutrition

While I was training for the HyVee Triathlon, I developed some really bad food habits and felt like I could eat whatever I wanted.  Actually, I pretty much could on longer training days.  I didn’t pay any attention to nutrition though, and allowed myself too many empty calories (coffee drinks, cookies, etc…)  After the race, […]

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