UCLA Cross Country

What Is Your #Mebmomment?

The Boston Marathon was only a few weeks ago and I am still reflecting on what I feel was the best marathon performance by an American we have seen in a long time. How did a 38 year old manage to not only PR in a 26.2 mile foot race, but also do it by beating two runners that had considerably faster PR’s than him? All on a day that was extremely emotional for our country and the city of Boston due to the horrific bombings that took place the year before? Oh, and let’s not forget that an American had not won the race since 1983.  Talk about pressure. Well, not pressure…talk about intention.  I have known Meb since 1994 when we were in high school competing from time to time and then as teammates at UCLA.  We both…

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Fit, Pretty Healthy and Probably Crazy!

Living in Boulder CO, and being a former- would be current – elite triathlete (if I wasn’t chronically injured!), it is easy to get caught up in obsessive patterns with food and fitness. Recently I was on a documentary kick.  I started watching all the vegan and health focused films I could find on Netflix.  I saw “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” and was fascinated by the documentarians ability to go on a juice fast to clean up his life that was in a downward spiral of death by obesity.  He juiced for 60 days!  Of course, his life changed and he started recruiting other people in similar situations to start their journey towards optimum health. Here is the crazy part.  I thought to myself, “I want to try this too!”  WTF?  Why would someone like myself, who is 5’10”…