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Gluten Free Beer Taste Test

Gluten Free Beer Taste Test

There is nothing more satisfying than having an ice cold beer after a finishing a long (or short!) race.  But what can our gluten-free friends do to participate in this ritual?  Enter, the rise of gluten-free beer.  With an increasing number of people being diagnosed with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivities, the food and beverage industry … Continue reading

I finished the Whole 30

I finished the Whole 30

This post may be a bit overdue, but I’ve had a lot to reflect on. In early September, after completing the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Muskoka, I decided to take my fitness to a new level.  First, there were a few days of celebration which included all of my favorite foods and beverages (this is … Continue reading

My Love Affair With Food

My Love Affair With Food

I am pleased to report that I have survived the first five days of my Whole30 challenge.  No wheat, grains, sugars, artificial sweeteners, dairy, legumes, alcohol or anything processed, packaged, or refined.  This meant saying no to my daily morning coffee with cream.  No bagel before my long weekend run.  I had to pass on … Continue reading

Extreme Paleo: Day 1 of my Whole30 Challenge

Extreme Paleo: Day 1 of my Whole30 Challenge

My body has been telling me that it is time for some cleansing.  Luckily, I recently stumbled upon It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig.  This book breaks down the science behind food and our bodies using analogies that are easy for anyone to understand.  The book presents a simple 30 day challenge designed to restore … Continue reading

Welcome to My Cavegirl Life!

Welcome to My Cavegirl Life!

A long summer of training came to an end this weekend at the Subaru Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Muskoka Lake, Ontario.  This was my first long distance triathlon race and I battled through the 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13 mile run to finish in 7 hours and 41 minutes (a respectable time … Continue reading