Monday, November 18, 2013

30 Surprisingly Healthy Fast Foods

Drive-Through Done Right

Sometimes eating on the fly is a fact of life. Findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that fast food accounts for more than 15 percent of daily calories for people in their twenties and thirties. If your busy schedule calls for the occasional grab-and-go meal, FITNESS is here to help. Our cheat sheet identifies two safe bets for lunch or dinner at 10 of the most popular chains. With these menu picks, which each have 480 calories or fewer and are low in artery-clogging saturated fat, you can eat burgers, tacos, and fries guilt-free.
  • Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken and low-fat balsamic vinaigrette plus Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait; 375 calories, 9.5g fat (4g saturated)
  • Grilled Honey Mustard Snack Wrap plus small french fries; 480 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated)
Taco Bell
  • Fresco Steak Burrito Supreme plus black beans; 430 calories, 10.5g fat (3g saturated)
  • Fresco Chicken Soft Taco plus Pintos 'n' Cheese; 330 calories, 10.5g fat (4g saturated)
Dunkin' Donuts
  • Egg White Veggie Wake-Up Wrap plus hash browns; 350 calories, 18g fat (4.5g saturated)
  • Tuna Salad Sandwich on an English muffin; 390 calories, 23g fat (3.5g saturated)
  • 6" Subway Club on 9-Grain Wheat Bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, cucumbers, and Sweet Onion Sauce plus apple slices; 445 calories, 4.5g fat (1.5g saturated)
  • Oven Roasted Chicken Salad with tomatoes, green peppers, onions, olives, and cucumbers with honey-mustard dressing plus Yogurt Parfait; 400 calories, 6g fat (1.5g saturated)
  • Chicken & Hummus Bistro Box (hummus, grilled chicken, grape tomatoes, cucumber, and pita bread) plus a banana; 380 calories, 7g fat (1.2g saturated)
  • Zesty Chicken & Black Bean Salad Bowl (grilled chicken, black beans, roasted corn, jicama, tomatoes, feta, greens, and quinoa with chile vinaigrette) plus Seasonal Harvest Fruit Blend; 450 calories, 15g fat (2.5g saturated)
  • 3 Barbacoa (braised beef) Tacos on soft corn tortillas with lettuce and tomato salsa; 405 calories, 10g fat (2.5g saturated)
  • Vegetarian Burrito Bowl with brown rice, black beans, fajita vegetables, lettuce, and roasted chili-corn salsa; 385 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated)
  • Large Chili plus Garden Side Salad (no croutons) with fat-free French dressing 375 calories, 9 g fat (3.5 g saturated)
  • Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich plus apple slices 440 calories, 10 g fat (1.5 g saturated)
  • Half Smoked Turkey Breast on Artisan Whole Grain Loaf plus Low-Fat Garden Vegetable with Pesto Soup (from the You Pick Two Menu); 320 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated)
  • Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad (no bacon) plus Baked Lays Potato Chips; 430 calories, 17g fat (2.5g saturated)
Burger King
  • Whopper Jr. (no mayo) plus Value-Sized Onion Rings; 410 calories, 18g fat (5.5g saturated)
  • Veggie Burger plus apple slices; 440 calories, 16g fat (2.5g saturated)
  • 4 Hot Wings plus Sweet Kernel Corn; 380 calories, 16.5g fat (4g saturated)
  • Kentucky Grilled Chicken Breast plus mashed potatoes (without gravy) 310 calories; 10g fat (2.5g saturated)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What I Love Most About Trail and/or Ultra Running

I really love many, many things about trail and ultra running. But, to be honest, I don't really enjoy the races as much as the training. I really love the feeling of leaving the house or trail head with some water and a little food and being able to be alone with my thoughts and nature for a few hours. If I had to choose a word, it would be "solitude".

I would also like to add a link to a great site for Trail and Ultra Running Resources.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Top 5 Trail Runs in Estes Park

Estes Park is under water now but come next summer there could be some great times. Here are some ideas.

Top 5 Trail Run in Estes Park

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Training Recovery and Taper

Wow, I finished my last long run (30 miles on Saturday) before the Hawk 50, and it really kicked my ass. I'm hobbling around and completely out of energy. I almost think I picked up a cold or flu bug. I haven't felt this worn out since the Rockin' K. I just hope I can bounce back for the Hawk in two weeks.

Here are some links for a good recovery.

A Trail Runners Blog
I Run Far

Now, on to the Hawk 50!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Your Ultra-Training Bag of Tricks: Unbonk!

Your Ultra-Training Bag of Tricks: Unbonk!: "If we don’t account for glycogen loss in our training and racing programs, we will hit the wall. “Technically, it’s the depletion of your stored carbohydrate energy or glycogen,” says Robert Kunz, who holds a master’s degree in exercise science and sports nutrition and is the co-founder of First Endurance."

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Big Bend 50k Race Report

A fellow Trailhawk ran the Big Bend 50k last weekend and here is his race report.

I really, REALLY need to get this on my schedule for next year. It looks like a fabulous race.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Screw your shoes

I have a "Frozen Ass" run this weekend. In preparation, I am getting some fresh batteries in my headlamp and screwing my shoes.

Here is a great guide to screwing shoes.