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Coffee – Mixed Review June 24, 2007

Posted by Lisa Sabin in Uncategorized.
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coffee beans I have to admit that I love my morning coffee. I’ll drink coffee in just about any form, latte’s, mocha’s, cappuccino’s, you name it, all nonfat of course!

Occasionally, I clean up my diet and eliminate coffee, sugar, white stuff and wine. I usually drop a few pounds when I do this. I drink more water, when I eliminate the coffee, plus I am saving a few calories from latte’s, which creates a calorie deficit.

As a runner, I am interested in improving my performance. I want to run faster. I also want to maintain a healthy body weight, that will make it easier to run.

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What’s Going On With My Obliques? June 20, 2007

Posted by Lisa Sabin in physical therapy, Recovering From Injury.
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I went to my second physical therapy session yesterday.  Even though, I have been diligent about doing my exercises, I know that there is still work to be done.  It feels like the muscles on my left side aren’t firing correctly still.  Maybe the transverse abdominus?  I am not quite sure.

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Cycling With CSI – On Demand June 14, 2007

Posted by Lisa Sabin in cycling.
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I have a spin bike in the rec room.  Bellevue Place Club replaced their bikes and donated the old ones to staff members.  I bought some clip in pedals and got the bike tuned up.

It’s nice having it there especially now that I am cycling more.  I have the luxury of getting on the bike whenever I want.  I have fallen into a routine of channel surfing and watching CSI reruns on demand.  The shows are about 44 minutes.

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Not Quite Ready To Run June 12, 2007

Posted by Lisa Sabin in boston marathon, Fitness Goals, Recovering From Injury, running.
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It’s been about 7 weeks since my last run.  I am finding that I am nervous about running again.  My podiatrist said to take it slow and start out with 20 minutes, on a soft surface. 

I’ve just had this feeling that something is not quite right.  I am not normally a cautious person.  I get really excited about training and running.  I’ve been sidelined with injury 3 times over the course of my “running career”.  I’ve been seriously running since 1994.  This year is a big year for me.  I really want to run the Boston Marathon in the Spring of 2008. 

Participating in a repetitive sport can cause imbalances. Some muscles are weaker and others are stronger

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Cycling On The Oregon Coast June 9, 2007

Posted by Lisa Sabin in cycling, Fitness and Travel, healthy lifestyles, Vacation, Working Out and Traveling.
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http://www.cityscene.tv/spanishhead1.htm

This weekend Phil and I escaped for a weekend at The Inn At Spanish Head, in Lincoln City, Oregon.  Phil’s famiily took frequent trips to the Oregon coast, as a kid.   Phil’s mom, Carrie, always wanted to go to The Inn At Spanish Head, which is kind of a swanky hotel, on top of a bluff with amazning views of the ocean.

Originally, we were going to come down here on the motorcyle, but decided to bring our bikes instead.  Our plan was to get in some serious cycling and have a relaxing weekend.  I am really glad we didn’t take the Harley, because it’s been raining like crazy since we’ve been here!

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Sweet Potato Fries June 6, 2007

Posted by Lisa Sabin in healthy lifestyles, Healthy Recipes, nutrition.
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 I am on a new kick. I’ve been buying these presliced sweet potatoes at Trader Joes or Costco. I roast them in the oven with olive oil and sea salt and pepper…..

Sweet Potato Oven Fries 

For the recipe see my new blog: lisasabin.konamoxt.com

Total Immersion Swimming-Trying It Out June 2, 2007

Posted by Lisa Sabin in Crosstraining, fitness, Recovering From Injury, running, Swimming.
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Zappoman has some written a 3 part article about a swimming technique called total immersion. The author of the book, Terry Laughlin breaks down swimming for triathletes. It’s all about getting comfortable in the water. Some of the old habits I have from swimming the “Lisa Sabin” way have resulted in slow swim times, hurt bicep tendon and frustration. I am really first and foremost a runner. The only time I swim is if I am injured or gearing up for a sprint distance triathlon.

Now I find that I am eager to try using the total immersion technique….

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Happy Feet! June 1, 2007

Posted by Lisa Sabin in boston marathon, Cortisone, Fitness Goals, Injury Prevention, Plantar Fasciitis, Recovering From Injury, running.
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My feet are happy! Cortisone is something that should not be abused, but there are times when it’s just what you need to get the healing process started!

Wednesday I went to my podiatrist to get a cortisone shot in my left heel. I must be getting tougher because the shot didn’t hurt that much….

Read more on my new blog at lisasabin.konamoxt.com

Konamoxt Beta is now launched June 1, 2007

Posted by Lisa Sabin in New Company Launch.
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We are very excited to announce the launch of Konamoxt beta. We’ve been working hard for the last couple months to put this service together, we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far, but this is just the beginning.

Please, take the time to look around and sign up to our great new service.

What is Konamoxt?
Konamoxt is a gathering of active people committed to the fitness lifestyle. Konamoxt is inspired by a simple, but powerful idea:

What if we aggregated all the voices of fitness minded people together?

To learn more about Konamoxt see our About Section.

Why Join?
The short answer is we believe that fitness matters and we believe
that together, by sharing and supporting each other, we make the biggest
difference for ourselves and others.

If you want a much longer answer, see our About Section.

Would you like to join Konamoxt?Click here to sign up.

How much does it cost?
Absolutely nothing. Joining Konamoxt is both free and simple.

What can I do with Konamoxt?
By joining Konamoxt you are joining with other active people committed to a fitness lifestyle. Konamoxt is a place where you can be inspired by others and be inspiring to others; have conversations that make a difference; take action in your own life; and discover the benefits of an active fitness lifestyle.

Here are some of the key features at Konamoxt:

  • Your own Personal Blog: Starting a blog takes only a few minutes to set up and are simple to use. Blogs are an easy way for people to support and inspire each other.
  • Your own Training Log: Signing up gives you access to your own on-line training log. Your training log can be either public or private. Click here to see more detailed training log features.
  • Forums: Our forum section allows people to engage in conversations about fitness related topics. Click here to see our forums.
  • Events: The events calendar is a place for you to find events that are of interest to you; to add events that you would like to share; and to comment about events. Find events here.
  • Discover other people’s blogs: See what other people are saying about training, fitness, and life. Find topics of interest here.
  • Training plans and other articles: See our growing directory of training plans and other fitness articles. Training plans are available for beginning through advanced athletes and cover running, cycling and triathlon training. Training plans and articles are in our Library section.

Give us your feedback.
We appreciate you joining our beta program and helping us improve our product. We realize that there will be some rough edges and we look forward to your feedback. If you have questions or comments, need support, or would like to make a suggestion for features you would like to see please visit our Forums.

Please come check us out.