Homemade Honey Vanilla Granola

Here is my favorite recipe for homemade granola. This recipe is pretty easy to mix up – add in dried fruits, chopped nuts, use maple syrup instead of honey…you get the picture. I typically add some walnuts or pecans if I have them on hand. If not, the granola still turns out delicious! Ingredients This recipe makes a large batch of granola. It will usually last about 4-6 weeks in my house. It will keep pretty

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4 Ingredient PB Protein Bites

I started making PB protein bites earlier this year and I am kind of obsessed with them.  They are so easy to make and are a great on-the-go snack too.  I have altered the recipe a few times to make them a little healthier and I love what they have become. If you’re into high-fat low-carb, these bites make for a great snack that is sure to satisfy a sweet tooth.  I’ll often eat 1

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I Will Persist Until I Succeed- thoughts on the eve of cyclocross season

Looking back on this year so far, persistence has been a bit of a theme. Right in time for cyclocross season, I came across this quote on Pinterest that struck a tone with me- “I will persist until I succeed.” I have been racing for a while (10 years of road, mountain, and cyclocross), and I have learned through a few burn outs how important it is to have not just physical fitness, but mental

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Supplement Guide to BCAAs: Advocare Catalyst

Supplement. Noun. Something that completes or enhances something else when added to it. I have a love/hate relationship with supplements.  I love to see how supplements can enhance my fitness and performance (in a safe and legal way).  But hate, because it can be easy to rely too heavily on supplements, especially if you have an on-the-go lifestyle. Most supplements come and go for me but the one supplement I always come back to is

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Basic mobility for anyone

If you ever experience low back pain or other general tightness (who doesn’t?!), you need to incorporate a flexibility routine into your day! Whether you workout or not, you will benefit from this routine. Joe DeFranco says it so well that my fellow Personal Trainers and I at Anytime Fitness of Cedarburg have been recommending this routine to everyone we come across for a couple years now. All you need to get through this routine

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Cross is coming! Strength and mobility exercises to keep you going strong until Nationals

Psssst, I have a secret for you…..cross is coming! Whether or not you have been strength training in preparation for cyclocross season, I want to share some basic mobility and strength exercises that you can start doing immediately to help keep your body functioning well deep into the cross season. I hear about a lot of back and neck injuries and ailments midway through the season and have experienced some issues myself. The combination of

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I had a bad race and here’s how I’m bouncing back from it

I had a piss poor mountain bike race this weekend. I started to feel seriously in over my head in the last couple hours leading up to the race and unfortunately I let some of that self-doubt effect my race. A couple of very good friends reminded me before the race that it’s important to push outside your comfort zone. That’s the only way to get stronger no matter what it is you’re trying to

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WORS Iola Bump & Jump Race Recap & Photos

Mountain bikes, good friends, and camping, oh my! This past weekend was the series opener for the Wisconsin Off Road Series, or WORS, in Iola, WI.  It was my first time doing this particular WORS race so I wasn’t sure what to expect of the course.  It turned out that it was not very technical at all.  Some racers were disappointed in the lack of technical features, stating that it felt almost more like a

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Race Season Has Begun! Barry Roubaix Race Report

Saturday April 16 was my second Barry Roubaix at the 36 mile distance.  It is the supposedly the largest gravel road race in the world taking place in Hastings, MI. There are three distances, 22-, 36-, and 63-milers, and it is also known as the Killer Gravel Road Race. What a difference it was from last year! Wearing alltheclothes at last year’s race with the temperature at the start under 20 degrees, to just shorts and a jersey- and

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6 things I do on the weekends to stay healthy all week long

I am a creature of habit but I will also jump at any chance at last minute or planned-ahead adventures.  So with the exception of the few months during the dead of winter when I tend to fall into a pretty steady routine, my weekends can vary pretty greatly.  But adventures aside, there are a bunch of things I do on the weekends to make sure my weekdays are pretty healthy.  Check out this list

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