Bone Injury in Athletes with Inadequate Calcium Intake

A Personal reflection! As many of my friends and clients know, I have been dealing with a broken finger on my left hand. I have had multiple surgeries, the last being at end of 2017. Not happy with the result. First words from orthopedics mouth were my bones are in a disastrous state. Really, me, fitness model (well almost, right, lol), nutrition expert (we all know what that means, right?) and even “the professor.”   Well, needless to say, pain and bone issues are persistent. My checklist of appropriate solutions has […]

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St. George Marathon – Race Report

Ilana Katz MS, RD, CSSD It’s been more than a week and the obligatory race report has been calling my inner conscience. This marathon report feels especially significant to me, as it was followed by a week of  (sometimes) strenuous hiking and exploring beautiful Utah. Believe it or not, Ironman Chatty, although two years ago for me, still feels like yesterday… I am not ready for another Ironman quite yet, although am having endurance withdrawals. This lead to the declaration of 2016 being the year of  “Just a Marathon.”  Oh […]

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RESOLVING TO BE A BETTER TRIATHLETE

Ilana Katz MS, RD, CSSD (a partner in crime) Just the other day I was pleased to see a whole bunch of 5:00am-ers waiting for the gym doors to open. The regulars were there too, most of them with their eye roll to one another (translation: “these new folk will be gone before the next cold days emerges”). According to Time.Com. the most broken resolutions are related to diet and exercise.  So why then do people keep making the same resolutions and breaking them year after year? More importantly, what […]

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St. George Marathon – Race Report

Ilana Katz MS, RD, CSSD It’s been more than a week and the obligatory race report has been calling my inner conscience. This marathon report feels especially significant to me, as it was followed by a week of  (sometimes) strenuous hiking and exploring beautiful Utah. Believe it or not, Ironman Chatty, although two years ago for me, still feels like yesterday… I am not ready for another Ironman quite yet, although am having endurance withdrawals. This lead to the declaration of 2016 being the year of  “Just a Marathon.”  Oh […]

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Training (outside!) in the winter

Resolve to run (outside!) through the winter. Why some people make it through and others don't.

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IRONMAN 70.3 AUGUSTA 9-27-2015

On the anniversary of my last full ironman distance event I participated in my 10th half that crazy distance. Yes, I have a hard time saying “raced” for some odd reason… I guess I feel too much pressure having to “race” rather than “participate”. Mind you, if you shuffle the letters around, “raced” can be found in “participated.” Then again, I do need to get over it: “race” is what triathletes do, even if it’s not racing against fellow participants, one often has that sense of racing against oneself. Augusta […]

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Burnout !! Get over it!!

Yeah, its been awhile since I put finger to keyboard to emotitype. Coined a new phrase today – “emotitype”! Hashtag that ;-). My personal stories in the past have been mostly race reports, or travel experiences in exotic places (that always involved a race or training camp of some sort). Today I am just sitting here, inspired to write a bit more about me and what inspired this. I have been posting my own Work Out of the Day Challenges, Meal plans of the day recommendations and lean, clean recipes […]

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Getting Chatty!! My Ironman Chattanooga Race Report

Hobbling around today, is just that nagging reminder to get this race report in the books. As many of you know me, I like to write a short, sweet race report and hopefully find odd places for humour as well as what I learned in this particular journey. So here goes y’all…   Training I am adding “Training” as a separate paragraph, because I have been told in my triathlon career that it’s more about the journey. Oh yeah, the journey – this time it was quite a rocky one. Why […]

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The Mammogram Poem

[Anonymous] (This poem has been around for awhile, and in honour of October being breast awareness month, I thought it may be a great time to repost) For years and years they told me, Be careful of your breasts. Don’t ever squeeze or bruise them. And give them monthly tests. So I heeded all their warnings, And protected them by law. Guarded them very carefully, And I always wore my bra. After 30 years of astute care, My gyno, Dr. Pruitt, Said I should get a Mammogram. “O.K,” I said, […]

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Knoxville Rev 3 — 70.3 Race report

It has taken me a few days to get my thoughts together for this one – but hey, not only does one get lost in time after an endurance event, but it also was probably the hardest 70.3 I have done to date. Although nothing compares to Ironman, this race had me concerned that it was meant to be only an Ironman training race, yet it totally kicked my butt!! I arrived at this even after some hardcore bike rides behind me. After joining Atlanta Tri Club (ATC) I got […]

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