#MusicMonday – Daft Punk BBC Essential Mix (1997)

#MusicMonday – Daft Punk BBC Essential Mix (1997)

May 20

The new Daft Punk album is fire.  Pure FIYA.  Summer is about to begin and this release is loaded with disco/funk goodness that’ll make you feel good all over. In this addition of Music Monday, we take a trip back to 1997 with Daft Punk’s BBC Essential mix, a collection of jams that pave the way for this year’s soon-to-be classic.  Get some! Daft Punk BBC Essental Mix –...

Onto the Next – Coaching and Levi’s Gran Fondo

Onto the Next – Coaching and Levi’s Gran Fondo

May 17

Things are looking up as we storm past my 39th birthday, the last birthday before I make the jump into an age group that I’m not quite ready to admit I’m a part of.  This past year has been one of ups and downs physically, with some spectacular things happening at the 70.3 and 140.6 distances that also translated into some pretty negative physical repercussions that I’m still...

The #Vitamix Cleanse – Day 3

The #Vitamix Cleanse – Day 3

May 02

Day 3 of my Vitamix Cleanse has come and gone and I successfully made it thru 3 days of juice fasting.  I almost cracked last night……I went to my Vintage 1 class last night at UCLA (I’m getting my Wine Education and Management Certificate), and like we do every week we tasted 6 different wines.  Despite using spit cups, I’d be a liar if I said that there’s...

The #Vitamix Cleanse – Day 2

The #Vitamix Cleanse – Day 2

May 01

Day 2 of my Vitamix Cleanse has come and gone, and it was another successful day!  I was really curious to see how my body was going to respond on Day #2, as I figured it would be the time when it would finally ask, “Ok, what the F- is going on here?”.  But for the most part, I felt great!  And I was (surprisingly)  not hungry at any point during the day. I made a total of five...

The Vitamix Cleanse – Day 1

The Vitamix Cleanse – Day 1

Apr 30

I just emerged from television pilot season with everything as it relates to health and fitness being turned upside-down on its head.  Working on call 24 hours/day, 7 days a week for most of the month of April always proves to be an enormous challenge when it comes to training and nutrition, and this pilot season certainly kept the tradition alive..  My paleo ways went from being a nearly...

Kona Inspired – A Vote For Kelly is a Vote for Mari.

Kona Inspired – A Vote For Kelly is a Vote for Mari.

Apr 29

In late 2012, Team In Training’s Ironteam Los Angeles lost one of our own when our dear friend and fellow teammate/athlete Marisela Echeverria was tragically taken from us in a bike accident as she trained for Ironman Arizona.  I have yet to write about this unbelievably painful loss on this blog.  Sometimes the words are just hard to come by, and this is one of those things that I found...

#MusicMonday – Jaytech and Some Progressive House Hot Sauce

#MusicMonday – Jaytech and Some Progressive House Hot Sauce

Apr 15

I still can’t run and I still can’t bike……but if I could, this progressive house mix by Jaytech would totally be in the rotation when out hitting the pavement or on the trainer.  I’m feeling this right now and it gets me PUMPED.   —————- What’s everyone listening to right...

Reflections on Kobe Bryant

Reflections on Kobe Bryant

Apr 13

My heart is broken.  On what was a perfectly routine and unassuming attempt to drive past Harrison Barnes in a critical game as the playoffs rapidly approach, we’ve come to the end of an era in Lakers basketball. It hurts, it makes me feel sick to my stomach, and I almost can’t believe it.  I remember this feeling, and I was hoping I would never ever have to feel this way ever...