Nutrition: the missing link in sports performance and injury recovery

How can nutrition make an athlete BETTER?   Proper nutrition can help an athlete or active person…. Heal from injury Improve performance Recover from training sessions Avoid “hitting the wall” during endurance events (running, cycling, swimming, etc) Boost immune system function By learning how to… Replace processed foods with whole, minimally processed foods Get the right amounts of macronutrients (carbs, … Read More


This article on foam rolling.  The title is a bit harsh, but there’s some good info in here!  If you have sore muscles,  a combination of foam rolling and active mobility drills is the most effective in helping to recover.  Also addresses the theory that foam rolling “breaks up scar tissue.” It doesn’t…   so why do we feel better after … Read More

Why my week was #BETTER 7.28.17

Happy weekend everyone!  I spent last weekend at Chautauqua Lake with family and one (very happy) dog named Buddy. Looking forward to this weekend’s long run with Fleet Feet Cleveland and this amazing Filipino feast at The Plum Cafe.  Hope you all have an amazing weekend too! Here’s what made this workweek #BETTER: Want to master toes-to-bar?  I do!  I’ve been … Read More

Things that are making my week #BETTER

  Hi all!  Hope you are having an amazing week.  Check out what is making mine #BETTER:    Injured?  Having surgery?  Consider the role of nutrition in your healing process.  Check out this article from Life in Motion Sports Therapy in Arizona. Who doesn’t love the Script Cleveland signs around our city?  Now the East Side has a new one.  Looking … Read More

Take the #THISISCLE Summer Challenge

Everyone knows a CLE naysayer.   Let’s be honest…. there’s one in every family… or circle of friends… or workplace (so you probably know more than one). That person who still lives here but complains about our city constantly… That person who never leaves their neighborhood because “there’s nothing to do on the west side.”  Or east side.  Or south side…. That … Read More

#liveBETTER: Memorial Day Weekend Playlist

Want some music to compliment your first (unofficial) weekend of summer?  Look no further-  enjoy!  Have a wonderful weekend…and THANK YOU to all who have served our country.  

#runBETTER: Cleveland Marathon Playlist

Need some music inspiration for tomorrow’s race?  Here’s my playlist to get you through 26.2 miles… take a few songs out if you only need enough for 13.1.  Either way-  good luck tomorrow!