Why I’m making February, the month of fun.

January was a stressful month for me. I launched my brand new nutrition practice, stepped outside my comfort zone by teaching RESTART® classes at my local gym, started training for my first ultra marathon and had to say goodbye to our 15-year-old Australian Shepherd, Oliver when he started losing his battle with a brain tumor. Plus,…

A few of my favorite “healthy” things.

I started teaching nutrition classes at my local gym a few weeks ago. And frankly, I was terrified. After all, who am I to teach other people about nutrition? After some gentle reminders from my close friends and family, the answer to “who am I to teach other people?” was “because I’m the expert.” And while…

A better-for-you Thanksgiving dinner does exist.

Break out the stretchy pants, it’s that time of year again. Pies. Cakes. Stuffings. Rolls. Vegetables coated in creamy dressings. Vegetables covered in gooey marshmallows. And turkey. At Thanksgiving, it’s pretty customary to eat until you’re so full you can barely walk or breathe or make it to the counter for a 4th helping. And we…

News flash: Drinking more water makes you healthier.

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about running and over-hydration. And while that’s a super important topic, what I really wanted to write about was the benefits of drinking enough water — and how much water “enough” is. Problem was I couldn’t find any recent scientific research to back it up, even though I’d…

10 perks of being a fat-adapted runner.

If you asked me what my favorite food was 10 years ago, I’d probably say ‘cheese quesadilla’, ‘bagel’ or, if I’m being honest with myself, ‘chocolate chip cookie dough’. But over the past decade, I’ve slowly tweaked my diet to be less carb-and-sugar driven and more focused on good fats and protein. Not because it’s…

Why over-hydration could be worse than dehydration.

When I started this blog post, I wanted to write something along the lines of “I drank a gallon of water a day. Here’s what happened.” And then after about 5.4 seconds of research, I saw that dozens of other bloggers had written practically the same thing. But that got me thinking about how much…

My top 4 race fuels (that aren’t energy gels).

Whole foods beat out processed foods any day. There, I said it. And while there’s no denying that energy gels will get you to the finish line, I’ve found some pretty awesome alternatives that do the job, without the associated energy-gel-gut-ache.

A new focus in my 40’s (I swear it’s not a mid-life crisis).

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE what I do for a living. As an advertising copywriter for the past 20 years, I get to help companies build their brand through ideas and words. Sometimes that means I get to write websites. Sometimes I get to create social media ads. And sometimes I get to ride in…

SEA > KEV: Our favorite family-friendly things to eat, do and see in Iceland.

Now that major airlines are making it easy (and affordable) to visit Iceland, you might be curious about the best things to do while you’re there. Check out my recommendations from food and tours to souvenirs. BEST EATS: FROM PUFFIN TO HOT DOGS If you’re an adventurous eater, share the Icelandic Feast at Tapas Barinn. This 7-course…