Where’s My Mojo?

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I feel like I’ve been in a slump lately.  I’m not sure if I actually HAVE been in a slump, but, I FEEL like I have been.  My eating habits are not as strict as they usually are.  My running hasn’t increased back to the level that I would like it to.  There’s alcohol, late nights, and even personal stressors that affect me.  I’m definitely missing something and this time it’s not my wallet.  It’s more like my MOTIVATION. 
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Your Body is Your Biggest Investment

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When I speak to people about eating healthy I tend to get similar questions… “How do you eat so healthy, it’s so damn expensive!”  My answer to this is “yes and no.”  Monetarily yes, you may find certain items to be expensive.  However, I have a question that I would like to ask back to those who feel this way.  How much is your health worth to you?
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Healthy Moms Magazine!!

Hey guys & gals I have some great news to announce today!  My post for this week is actually featured on another blog called “The Healthy Moms Magazine.”  The founder of the site, Cascia Talbert, was nice enough to invite me over there as a guest.  This site is a fantastic source of information for healthy living, fitness, and family … Yes, it sounds way too good for me, I know.

Be sure to get on over there and check it out, drop some comments and let me know what you think!  Here is the link: Healthy Moms Magazine

The Epic Coffee Crawl…

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While you were out catching trout with Pop on Sunday morning, I was 4 shots deep by 10:00am… Espresso shots that is.  No, I wasn’t looking to cure a hangover or kick start my heart (cue Motley Crue for opening to this post.)  My eyes twitched, my hands shook, and I may have traveled forward in time at some point.  All of this for the pure love of… umm… journalism?
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How Are You Feeling?

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Over Memorial Day weekend, a good friend of mine by the name of Rick McNulty took off on a journey that he will never forget for the rest of his life.  He decided to RUN the entire length of the state of New Jersey.  He started from the northernmost tip (in the middle of the Delaware River by Port Jervis, NY) and went down to the southernmost tip (the buoy in Cape May, NJ.)  Along the way, he went over the highest point in the state (High Point, NJ.)  Yes, you read that correctly… That would be a trip of 207 miles covered in 4 days on foot.  I informed him that if he documented any of this adventure on paper, I would absolutely love to have it published here on HealthLush.  So, today’s post is a guest post from him, briefly documenting a portion of his adventure that he shared with his family.  These are his thoughts on paper speaking about the struggles, the perseverance needed, and the rewards he earned by completing something so epic.
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Eats, Hops & Life!

A few months back, I attended an awesome beer festival in Jersey City.  Specifically, the Chilltown Craft Beer Festival.  I was fortunate enough to meet some great people and just so happened to link up with the guys behind a local beer blog website titled Eats, Hops & Life.  My new HealthLush post today is actually featured on their page as a guest article so click the link to check it out!!  I titled it “A Few Beers with a Runner…”  Pretty straight forward right?

Side note – Make sure to check out their site while you are there.  They like to attend festivals, review great beers and even post some recipes on there.  They also have some sweet videos filled with information on up and coming New Jersey breweries.  If you would like to gain some good insight on our NJ craft beer scene, this is the site to do it on.  Cheers!

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Is it Easier to Date a Fellow Runner or a Non-Runner?

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In my favorite movie, Without Limits, Bill Bowerman (Donald Sutherland) is quoted as saying, “Running, one might say, is basically an absurd pastime upon which to be exhausting ourselves.”  Let’s tweak this quote a bit and replace the word “running” with the word “LOVE.”  Does it still make sense?  You bet your ass it does!  Some would say love is a roller coaster ride, I would say it’s like a bouncy castle (because bouncy castle > roller coaster… duh.)  Either way, it helps when there’s a strong common interest.  When that happens to be running, sparks can fly!
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The Struggle to Be Yourself…

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I want to talk about something that is personal to me, but, I think it may play a major part in others’ lives as well so it’s relatable.  It’s not so much “physical” health that it pertains to, but, more mental health; which is equally important.  It also doesn’t involve drinking, unless of course you drink to deal with your pain.  At which point, you may need to be reading an entirely different article!
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Is Trail Running Becoming Too Commercialized?

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There’s something about running on a trail, whether in the woods, mountain, or desert, that can’t be compared to the road.  Maybe it’s the monotonous “out and back” on flat pavement that doesn’t do it for me.  Or, living in an urban city, maybe it’s the smell of gasoline fumes from the cars driving by on the street.  Neither of those exist when I’m on trail.  Actually, as far as I’m concerned, nothing exists but myself and nature when I’m on trail.
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