Hotel Friendly Strength Workout

I was traveling this week.  When the gym is in the same building, I have no excuses to avoid stumbling downstairs and sweating through something.   Despite hotel gyms’ unbeatable convenience, most have the same fatal flaw.  They are often uninspiring and I’m not always sure what I’m going to get, i.e. a few bikes in a windowless room in the basement and they all squeak – yay!  (This is a real description of a nice enough hotel in Charleston, SC.  Granted it’s a really old hotel.).  So in traveling weeks, I plan my strength workouts for my travel days.

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Bookworm: Pandora’s Lunchbox

In my job, I have been exposed to aspects of the FDA and the pharmaceutical world to which I previously had little to no awareness.  I see how the side effects from pills or complications from devices (allegedly) harm people.  It has always prompted me to wonder: If we are willing to take a small pill, swallow it and expect it to fix our problems – why don’t we look at food the same way? (Disclaimer: this is an oversimplification.  Certain medications are important for certain health conditions).  So when I found Pandora’s Lunchbox and its examination of what is in our food supply, I was more than intrigued.

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Playlist: Winter Training

It’s February.  The newness of winter has worn off.  The promise of spring isn’t yet in sight.  About this time winter seems colder, darker and longer.  All this makes finding the inspiration to bundle up for a run or a workout at the gym a little tougher.  When I am struggling to get myself going, I turn to new music to get me out the door. This endeavor is a multi-day task of scouring iTunes’ Top Songs, genres, playlists and the internet to find the right songs for me…

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