The purpose of this blog is to attempt to run 365 days in a row to benefit LIVESTRONG. With the help of great nutrition advice, a solid running team, and the proper equipment, I hope to achieve this mission. The MINIMUM run is 20 minutes per day.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Week 8 of 52

(CU XC Course workout)
WEEK 7: 63.00 Miles
4-4-11 / 50:21.40
4-5-11 / 1:02.53
4-6-11 / 1:15.22
4-7-11 / 56:01
4-8-11 / 58:54.15
4-9-11 / AM: 1:06.01 / PM: 32:00
4-10-11 / 2:00.05

Yo Yo,

Just like that another week wizzes by!

I would have to say my fave moment was realizing that in my Wednesday run's I can make it to wash park and run some of it before turning around to head back to the office. Wash Park has been one of my fave destinations for a jog since I was a wee little kiddo and we lived close by. My mom and I would do a six mile loop from our house that went to the park, around it and back home.

On to my weekly Max Muscle Sports Nutrition of Boulder learning and LIVESTRONG moment below we will start off with the magical 4 letter word BCAA.

As you know amino acids are the building blocks of protein. When you eat a protein food, it gets digested in the stomach and intestine into individual amino acids and short chains of amino acids that are small enough to be absorbed into the bloodstream. These amino acids have far reaching effects in the body from building tissue, to producing chemicals that enable our brains to function optimally. Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body. You must get them from complete protein foods or combinations of incomplete vegetable foods. There are 9 essential amino acids: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phemylalanine, tryptophan and valine.

The essential branched chain amino acids (BCAA - leucine, isoleucine and valine) are of specific importance for athletes because they are metabolized in the muscle, rather than in the liver. Here's how it works: After digestion once protein is broken down into individual amino acids these aminos can either be used to build new proteins or be burned as fuel to produce energy.

From a LIVESTRONG perspective I would like to introduce you to Chet Holmes.

For 30 years Chet Holmes has been working for billionaires, selling services to more than 60 of the largest companies in the world and helping three companies grow to $100 million. He has learned what it takes to be a competent and confident builder of a successful and prosperous company. He helps deliver the resources to help individuals master all of the skills in all of the key areas to help take their business to the next level and beyond.

Sadly, Chet just found out on a recent vacation to Cancun that a sunburn on his leg was infact a soft tissue infection known as cellulitis. By the time he got home his white blood cell count was 178,000 and the next word he was given was Lukemia! If he hand't of caught it, he would have passed in two weeks. Chet now is in the fight of his life to regain his health against a very aggressive and fast moving disease.

Chet has been devoted his entire life to help us all out and now lets all try to return that favor and give warm thoughts to him as he fights this.

To donate to LIVESTRONG please visit my personal page here.


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