Tropical Beet Smoothie with Mac Nut {The Endurance Booster Drink}

Tropical Beet Smoothie with Mac Nuts! It's healthy and fruity. An Endurance Boosting drink full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats.

Tropical Beet Smoothie with Mac Nuts! It's healthy, creamy, delicious, and fruity. Our favorite Endurance Boosting drink full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Perfect drink for summer too!   Can I let you in on a little confession? Um.. we have a serious smoothie consumption problem. No really, our blender is on it's last leg. But I must say, it's … [Read more...]

How Ironman Training Helped a Wife Find Her True Passion

How Ironman Training Helped a Wife Find Her True Passion - From Stuck to Unstuck!

How Ironman Training Helped a Wife Find Her True Passion - From Stuck to Unstuck! Have you ever had a friend who you shares your same story/journey but in a totally different circumstance? That's my friend Tara. We live the same, but different, lives. Which makes for one amazing cohesive and supportive friendship. Today I asked her BACK  to share her story. You're gonna want … [Read more...]

Feeding the Adrenals- Cherry Sleepytime Shake and Sea Salt

Cherry Chocolate Sleep Solution shake with Protein

Okay, we’ve covered immunity and good gut flora to help fight adrenal fatigue, so let’s get to sleep solutions and the importance of trace minerals. Now, I am not a doctor, I can’t diagnose anyone or anything, but I will continue to share what we do in these situations. Sound good? Like I mentioned in the last post, the kiwi was showing signs of adrenal fatigue. We figured … [Read more...]

Eat to Perform: Gluten Free Beet Basil & Potato Mash

gluten free beet and potato mash! a great side dish rich in antioxidants and full of flavor!

What's more important, proper training or proper recovery? I'd say the two go hand in hand, yes? But I would also have to say that you cannot MAXIMIZE performance without proper recovery. Recovery is crucial, which means recovery food and fuel is too! Think about it, what you put in your body after you train hard can both heal and repair or cause more inflammation. This … [Read more...]

Mango Vanilla Almond Rice Cakes

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Tailoring Your Training with myMix Nutrition I’ve been quite cozy in the kitchen these days. Good thing I like it there. Lots of  FUEL prep and Healthy Bites, all things I love to make, eat, and share! Mango Vanilla Almond Rice Cakes and Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Healthy Bites. Don’t worry, I’ll share those recipes! So why so much kitchen time? Well, I think I mentioned … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Training Food and Nutrition for Triathletes

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Ahh yes, we’ve come to the end of the week. Feels good. And even though this has been a rest week for us, I’m still looking forward to a some what restful weekend. Then we’ll both feel fully recovered. Speaking of recovery (yes that is my sly segue), this past week was full of good recovery foods, but I never showed you the previous week’s “training food/fuel” that I’ve been … [Read more...]

Getting Ironing: From Smoothies to Slip Ups

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If you're like me, you have this perception of what the new year will feel like, or maybe it's expectations. You know... these---> working on balancing life, shifting your focus towards all things purposeful, being productive, and so on and so. Am I right ? Oh my, those are some high (right off the bat) expectations. And if you're like me, 2 weeks into the year you've … [Read more...]

The Cotter Feeding Zone: Race Week

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Well, we’re going. The kiwi is racing. I honestly didn’t know if it was going happen after last week’s bad week of training. As an athlete, he questioned his fitness. As a wife, I knew he was just stressed, it was hot (which makes it hard to perform certain KEY workouts), and he just needed some reassurance. So what did I do? I prayed, I hoped, I had faith. I’m a bit of a … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday with #TeamPolar: Polar RC3GPS

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Well, it’s Fitness Friday and I have a pretty spectacular gadget to talk about today (Polar RC3GPS). So hold on tight, this might be long one, but at least it’s THOROUGH. Before I start, I just wanted to preface that I am not training for any certain event. In fact, I am just now starting to track my HR and Miles because of my new polar. I hadn’t in over 2 years. Why? … [Read more...]

Food & Fitness Friday Favorites PLUS Why I told a Gym member to Skip my Spin Class

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Well, I think that wins for the longest title of the year, for me at least. But it’s definitely thorough, yes? Haha. Today I have a few new food and fitness favorites that I want to share, but first let me explain the other part of my title. You see, yesterday I told a gym member to skip my spin class. She’s a mom, a devoted fitness fanatic, and needed rest. She workouts … [Read more...]