OCR Week In Review – 11/27/13


Welcome to our weekly post where we list current blog posts and articles that have piqued our interest and are worth sharing.


Photo Credit: fitday.com

Photo Credit: fitday.com

The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Eating

As we head into Thanksgiving this week, people across the country are loosening their belts in preparation for the holiday season.

But, there’s no reason runners have to pack on the pounds just because of the time of year.

Often, the holidays are used as an excuse for a “30-day gorge fest,” says Krista Austin, founder of Performance and Nutrition Coaching who holds a PhD in exercise physiology and sport nutrition, when in fact Thanksgiving and Christmas are simply two meals a month apart.    Read full story….HERE


Photo Credit: JESSICA RINALDI / Reuters

Photo Credit: JESSICA RINALDI / Reuters

ER doctors warn about 10,000 volt wires in mud runs

Here is some news that may (or may not) shock you, pun totally intended: Those muddy obstacle course races everyone seems to be doing lately can be dangerous, especially when they involve obstacles charged with 10,000 volts of electricity, emergency physicians say.

Doctors confirmed this in a series of case studies looking at the injuries that happened during a Tough Mudder event in Philadelphia earlier this year. Of the 38 racers treated in the emergency department over that weekend in June, about half suffered electrical injuries.  Read full story….HERE



Are You Ready to Run 14 races in 2014?

It’s time time to start thinking about the new year. New goals and endless possibilities of what you can accomplish.

I’m excited to announce that Jen, Marathon Mom, and I are teaming up again in 2014 to bring you 14 in 2014! Now, it’s time to plan and commit to a running challenge for 2014.

COMMIT to a year-long running goal! Read the full story….HERE



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