As a female athlete, have you ever wondered how you smash a track session this week but just a few weeks ago felt flat in the same session, given nutrition, sleep, and recovery remain the same? Or do you have days when you can’t keep your hands out of the cookie jar and others when a sugary snack doesn’t cross your mind? Or why men lose weight so much faster than women following the same diet? The good news is you aren’t going crazy; these scenarios occur, and the menstrual cycle’s fluctuation of hormones triggers it all.[Read more…]
Athletes know that protein is critical to performance, but often miss the boat when properly implementing protein into their daily lives. Bad habits abound when it comes to protein, from dosing to sources and misunderstanding how it all works. Let’s go over the facts so you can be sure you’re getting the right amounts of protein at the right times from the right sources.[Read more…]
You are in the Thanksgiving buffet line plate in hand, salivating over a full spread of turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and yes, even wine. Your head and heart are conflicted. What do you do- dive in unapologetically or practice self-control?[Read more…]
In case you have ever wondered what products I use or endorse, wonder no longer.
Over the past several months, I’ve been building a list of my favorite products. Why? Because I am constantly sending athletes recommendations, one link at a time. Now, it’s easily accessible for both you and me; just go to the “Store,” or better known as “Susan’s Favorite Things.”
My goal is to save you the heartache when faced with too many options, such as the triathlon retail market. Seriously, department stores freak me out. I don’t need that many choices. And if you are anything like me, when you google, for example, ‘sports nutrition’ you are inundated with too many options.
This list represents the culmination of winners over the past ten+ years. I’ve spent a lot of money on products, and some I felt were a waste of money. The Store comprises everything under the “triathlon” sun that I LOVE related to performance, gear, skincare, books, nutrition products, etc. If it’s on this list, it is my go-to.
Now I realize we may not always gravitate to the same products. We are all unique in our preferences and that’s a good thing! If there is a product you love and think I should give it a try, please share it with me. I’ll give it a solid test drive.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Note, I receive a small referral fee when you make a purchase using the affiliate links. However, whether you purchase an item through my affiliate link or directly on Amazon, the price remains the same for you.
So, the next time you’re looking for the right supplement, swim bike or run gear, sunscreen, sports hydration or fuel you didn’t know you needed, check out Susan’s Favorite Things first!”
No matter the sport or distance, athletes strategically train their body to become a fit, race-ready machine. And we learn, sometimes the hard way, that pushing our body beyond its ability to recover has irreversible repercussions. With the numerous at-home recovery modalities on the market, athletes are fully accessorized with foam rollers, add-a-day sticks, compression gear, and at-home massage gadgets, but what about our joint health? A joint is a connection between two bones. Cartilage (smooth tissue), and synovial fluid (joint lubricant) cushion the joints, so the bones don’t rub together. Pain happens when the joint becomes injured, damaged, or worn out from an imbalance in body movement patterns over time.[Read more…]
It’s been eight (plus) weeks in quarantine and by now, we’ve hopefully established a routine, a new normal and structure to our days. While some have settled into a routine and feeling less anxiety, others are wondering if their business will thrive again, grieving the loss of a friend or family member, or critical life events such as a graduation, prom or wedding that never happened. I’m not going to sugar coat it, this is tough! And, in our lifetime, it’s unprecedented.[Read more…]
Athletes around the globe, share one universal concern, “will my race be canceled?” Universally, training serves as the vehicle in which we gain fitness and become race-ready. So how does that change training during COVID-19?[Read more…]
The 2020 race season is just around the corner and whether you’ve committed to a race or are still on the fence, it’s time to buckle up, put on your big person pants and take the plunge, no looking back, no regrets. Although, initially, it won’t be easy going from couch to training, remember anything that seems hard is worth your effort. Consider it an investment in yourself.[Read more…]