Race Report: Barry Roubaix

I thought I would relay my experiences of the Barry Roubaix gravel race of 2017 which is named after its Northern European namesake for being tough and brutal, but has switched the sections of cobbles for sections of Michigan gravel interspersed with blacktop. It generally lives up to its name and reputation, and this year it did that in spades – oh what misery! For whatever reason, I really like this race. Every year I have raced it, it is different, the weather, the competition, the tactics, and the final outcome. There are three distances to choose from, 22 miles (The thriller), 36 miles (The Chiller), or 62 miles (The Killer). The killer it was. Read More

COOKING TIME | Antioxidant-Packed Almond Trail Mix

Ingredients: 3 cups Blue Diamond Almonds, 3/4 cup (unsweetened) dried cherries, ... Read More


COOKING TIME | Brussels Sprouts with Shallots & Almonds

Directions: Trim ends of Brussels sprouts. Cut in halves, or quarters, depending on size, for even cooking. In a large skillet (I prefer cast iron), ... Read More


You know, your mom was right after all - failing to plan is planning to fail.

When you’re short on time and your days are hectic, plan ahead! Prepare a travel pack with snacks and beverages that support your performance eating plan. Items that ... Read More