Issue 19 • November 2013

“Tri”ing To Be More Than Mom

You see them a mile away, bounding down the run course toward the finish line. Their faces are beaming with the kind of smiles that move you to overlook the crustiness and ripe smell of a triathlete and to HUG them tightly. On September 29, 2013, at the Hammerhead Olympic/Sprint …

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Issue 19 • November 2013

Easy One Change Wonders

Think getting healthy requires huge, schedule altering changes. Not necessarily! Surprisingly small steps can help you live healthier and with less stress. Several fitness advocates in the community come to the rescue and share their top tips that yield big health benefits. There’s nothing intimidating or overwhelming here. So regardless …

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Issue 19 • November 2013

November’s Product Reviews

Justin’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup If your sweet tooth didn’t pass with Halloween, try Justin’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, a classic chocolate /peanut butter candy upgraded with organic peanut butter and the highest quality fair trade chocolate.  You’ll find candy perfection with less sugar, less sodium and less …

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904's FittestIssue 19 • November 2013

904’s Fittest: Karel and Marni Sumbal

Athlete Profiles Name: Karel Sumbal Age: 37 Height: 5’7’’ Weight: 142 Birthdate: 9/22/76 PR’s and Personal Accomplishments: 2010, 2011 Pro 1,2 Florida Cup Series Champion 2006 Tour de Gila finisher Silver City, New Mexico US 100K classic (3x finisher) – best place 9th Athens Twilight Pro race finisher – 2x …

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Issue 19 • November 2013

Start Your Day Like An Athlete

With our 7-day breakfast plan you’ll get carbs for energy, a dose of lean protein, fiber, good fat and flavor. A week of smart starts will help you see solid fitness progression and wake up your palate. When oatmeal is old news… PROTEIN GRAINS WITH COCONUT MILK 1/3 c amaranth …

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Issue 19 • November 2013

To Win At Your Game, Catch Plenty of Winks

Whether you are a professional or recreational athlete, you need sleep to perform your best. Just how important is sleep? Let’s first consider what happens when we don’t get enough sleep. Effects of sleep deprivation Metabolism and energy levels decrease Cortisol levels increase (causing our bodies stress) Cognitive functions, such …

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Issue 19 • November 2013

Patellar Tendon Pain

Patellar tendonitis is characterized by localized pain just below the patella, or kneecap, along the patellar tendon. True “Tendon-ITIS”, is associated with an acute inflammation of the tendon tissue following activity. More chronic cases (having symptoms lasting over 4-6 weeks) should more accurately be classified as “Tendon-OSIS”. With the latter, …

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Issue 19 • November 2013

Beyond The Sweet Spot

There’s a sweet change sweeping down the main drag of Atlantic beach town center, starting with Aaron Levine. Aaron’s easy to spot – baby strapped to his chest, two little ones around his legs, bags of fresh produce in arm. He carries a lot of weight these days. Aaron has …

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Issue 19 • November 2013

Don’t Just Spin Your Wheels

“Start to exhaust your tank!” “I know you’re tired, BUT DO IT ANYWAY!” “Dig deep and find it!” These sayings are what spin-goers at World Gym might call “Tiffanyisms”. They aren’t drill sergeant orders as much as bursts of encouragement. Encouraged is exactly how most people feel leaving Tiffany Langton’s …

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