Archives for January, 2015

Carmel Valley 5K Race Report

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 under Race | 1 Comment

carmel valley 5kThe official name of this race is actually the 3rd Annual Kaiser Permanente Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run 2015. As the name states, this race actually benefits quite a few schools in the community, see the full list here. Most people start off the new year running more than other months, trying to meet some type of New Year’s Resolution goal. But since I was running a lot the last few months, training for a few half marathons, I went back to just working out at the gym. So I didn’t get to train as much for this race as I would have liked, but did well considering the circumstances. Results: 20:48 (6:43 min/mile), 4/15 age group, 32/937 overall. I actually looked at the past few year’s results and for some reason, there were never too many finishers in my age group. A part of me was thinking I could place in my age group, but there were a lot more people that ran in my age group this year (which is a good thing), and the runner who placed 3rd ran much faster, so at least it wasn’t like I just got edged out of placing. Overall, it was a fun race, well organized, but definitely challenging (totally didn’t expect those hills!) Read the rest of this entry »

Things To Consider When Purchasing Fitness Equipment

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 under health | No Comment

There are many things to consider when purchasing fitness equipment from locations such as The price of the government should be taken into consideration. The durability of the equipment results of something for folks to consider when they are trying to decide which products to purchase. The likelihood that they will use the products on a consistent basis is also an important consideration with so many options available.

The Usability

Figuring out how a person is going to use the equipment they purchase is one of the most important things they can do. Understanding found the equipment purchased will fit into the normal or routine is essential to maximize each purchase. When people understand how they’re going to use the products they purchase they are making a wise investment for their athletic future.


People only have so much money to invest in fitness equipment. This means they need to be careful about how much they spend on these items so that they can maximize the value of every purchase. Comparison shopping is often necessary for individuals who were attempted to purchase many items which will be counterproductive to their overall fitness goals. Sometimes consulting with a personal trainer or other professionals can be helpful in trying to make selections that.


People who do a lot of traveling will also want to make sure that the products they purchased are durable. The majority of individuals who are serious about physical fitness are interested in traveling in experiencing as much of the world as possible. This means that these individuals will be focused on trying to produce products which will be helpful to their reaching of their goals that no matter where they are in the world.

Understanding Alzheimer’s

Posted on Jan 05, 2015 under health | No Comment

Those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease experience memory loss and confusion, and this can be scary for both the patient and loved ones. One worries about becoming more impaired as well as those around them wondering if they too will one day have it. Fortunately, diet can improve one’s effects of Alzheimer’s along with reducing the chances of having it. There are many books available on the subject.


It is important to understand what causes alzheimers. It is caused by factors that include environment, lifestyle, and genetics. All of these can affect the brain. Even though the exact cause can’t be pinpointed, we do know that this disease causes damage and can kill the brain cells. As more cells die, the brain shrinks. Read the rest of this entry »

New Year’s Resolution Idea? Try a Spartan Race.

Posted on Jan 01, 2015 under Race | No Comment

spartan race

Why be like everyone else and resolve to go to the gym again? Take it to another level and compete in a race or event. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, consider one of the most extreme obstacle races like the Spartan Race. I am proud to say that I attempted and completed my first Spartan Race a few months ago and as I mentioned in my race report, it was one of the hardest races I have ever participated in. This race really appeals to all sorts of individuals: runners, fitness buffs (I’m looking at you CrossFitters!), bucket list goers, and individuals who do not like to compete but want participate in a fun and organized event. Fair warning: the Spartan Race is not like your typical mud run or color run, you’ll definitely need to train and prepare for this race. But as their slogan goes, ‘you’ll know at the finish line’! Read the rest of this entry »

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