Understanding Adaptive Sports, by Lauren Wentz

I first became interested in adapted sports when a friend of mine/former patient asked me to run the Boston marathon with him. He suffers from MS, and I became his guide for the race. He runs in the mobility impaired … Read More

Which Marathon is the Best, Big City or Small Town? By Julie Benson

Running a marathon is a life-changing experience. While both big city marathons and smaller marathons have 26.2 mile courses, both types of marathons offer distinctively different but equally exhilarating experiences. There is something truly electrifying about toeing the starting line … Read More

Hydration Strategies for Competitive Athletes, by Katie Elliott, MS, RD

If you’re an athlete, chances are you’ve heard that hydration is important. Between Gatorade commercials, coaches pushing fluids, and national health recommendations, this is likely not the first time you’ve encountered a pro-hydration message. But, how well do you really … Read More

In The Spotlight – Theresa Firestine

Theresa feels far from being an elite cyclist. She also doesn’t believe that she deserves the spotlight. However, she agreed to share her story with the hope to inspire others. Although Theresa didn’t come close to shattering a record, or … Read More

A Day in the Life of a Criterium Race – by Kristen Arnold MS, RDN, CSSD

Special guest Kristen Arnold talks about what she does to fuel and prepare for a fast and aggressive bike race under the lights, the Criterium Race. Descending sun, scorching pavement, sparked nerves, race ready. I am a professional bike racer … Read More

Nutrition Considerations for Masters Athletes, by Katie Elliott, MS, RD

Masters athletes are showing up in force at starting lines and competitions worldwide. These athletes are not only participating at older ages, but they are also changing our understanding of what is possible throughout the lifespan. Yes, Masters’ sports are … Read More

I am not an elite runner but finding my tribe, I achieve my best. By: Julie Benson

I am not an elite athlete. My legs are stubby and I am short. I have a running stride described like that of the road-runner. My legs spin fast, with a bouncy forefront step. In fact, my husband says he … Read More

Protein and the Athlete, by Susan Kitchen RD, CSSD

It’s true that athletes require more protein than their sedentary counterparts. And while many athletes meet or exceed the recommended daily protein requirement, they may not be distributing their protein intake appropriately. Consuming too much protein can be as risky … Read More