Registration is open: Race For Grief 2015

October 27, 2014 by  
Filed under Fitness, Health Classes, News, Races, Weight Loss

Caring Connections Race For Grief 2012Blonde Runner Race Grief LogoRegistration is now open for the 2015 Race For Grief event.  The race is capped at 500 and offers a 10K, 5K run & 2 mile walk events.  Come join us on Memorial Day for the fifth annual event at West Bountiful Park in Northern Utah.  This charity event is put on in memory of Coach Lora Erickson’s daughter Samantha.  Join us.  Learn more about the event

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Training Programs:

Coach Lora Erickson will be offering training programs for this event.  To learn more contact her at theblonderunner@gmail.com.  Learn more about Coach Lora

Join Team Blonde Runner (TBR) – Triathlon Training

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Join the Team Blonde Runner (TBR)!

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Looking to be coached?  If so, join the team.  This team training is for beginner to intermediate athletes and will focus on the sprint & Olympic distance triathlons.  A Half Ironman Training program is also available.  Men & women of all hair colors can join in the fun – so you don’t have to be blonde to be part of the team (grin).  Enjoy the camaraderie of group training while making lasting friendships and getting in great shape. If you are new to triathlons, or want to improve your performance, this group is for you. All aspects of the triathlon will be covered; including nutrition, transitions, racing strategies, distance & open water swimming, structured cycling workouts, running training, group rides, open water swims etc…  Limited spots.  No Sunday workouts will be given or supported.  To learn more about how you can become a team member, contact Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runnerat 801-608-5516, theblonderunner@gmail.com.

Are you a “coachable” athlete?  Coach Lora’s coaching philosophy

Learn more about Coach Lora Erickson.  Who is Blonde Runner?

Learn more about Team Blonde Runner

Lagoon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Training Programs with Blonde Runner

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Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner will be offering training programs for the inaugural Lagoon Half Marathon on April 4, 2015. She will also have training programs for the 10K and 5K distances.  If you’d like to join the group training programs contact her to learn more at theblonderunner@gmail.com.  Limited spots.  Visit BlondeRunner.com  for more details.  Coach Lora Erickson is a USATF certified running coach with over 29 years of athletic experience.  She is also a nationally ranked triathlete and has a true passion for coaching. Coach Lora would love to help you achieve your true potential.  Beginners welcome and encouraged to participate.  Learn more about Coach Lora.

All programs will begin in in Mid-January. To be part of the half marathon program you will need to be up to running 5-6 miles without stopping and your weekly mileage will needs to be up to a minimum of 20 miles a week.  If you need help getting started before January or want to learn more about pricing and details please contact Coach Lora at theblonderunner@gmail.com.

This is a runner only program. If you wish to also participate in triathlons please get involved with the team triathlon training program.  To learn more visit TBRTriathlon.com

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Lasik Love

October 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Prevention & Safety

lasik 2014It is always fun to stop in and say hello to the doctor that did my LASIK surgery. I love it when they offer great deals like this $1100 off deal. I had LASIK nearly 6 years ago and am still seeing 20/15. That was such a great decision. I love not having to worry about glasses or contacts! I had mine done by Dr. Wilcox in Bountiful. They offer a free consult if you want to see if it’s right for you. Call Kelly Haslem at 801-377-1122. Tell her hello from me #blonderunner #eyes #noglasses #lasik #utah #bountiful

Some of you might remember the TV commercial I was in for them. So fun!

Happy Squeeze Giveaway

September 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Nutrition, Prevention & Safety, Weight Loss

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Oh.My.Goodness.  This is the most tasty delicious portable fruit product I have ever had!  It is like a dessert but healthy!  This orange-mango-coconut flavor reminds me of vacation with my family.  When I find something like this I have to share it!  It’s just too good to keep to myself.  This is a perfect for after exercise or in my kids lunches.  There are many different flavors and they can be found at local stores.  It’s organic too!  Check out my giveaway – it’s worth $25!

~ Coach Lora Erickson

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Superpowers & Super-foods

superpowershadowmenwomenWhen I was young I could be seen with a towel draped over my shoulders running across the yard with my arms stretched out in front of me under a blue sky in hopes of taking flight. I believed that if I tried hard enough I could fly. After many weeks of failed attempts I came to the realization that if I wanted to take flight I would have to do it on a jet plane. But even though I have tucked away those childish fantasies and I may not have the super powers I had hoped for, I will have to settle for a secret weapon. If Captain America had a shield, I figure, I could certainly give a weapon a try. So, what is my secret weapon you ask? Super-foods!

If you are like me, you value your time and adding anything extra to the hustle and bustle of a busy family life with children, demanding training and work obligations seems daunting; then I am here to tell you it can be much easier to eat right if you incorporate “super-foods” into your daily diet. Like with any other habit, small changes repeated overtime can become powerful secret weapons later.

So what are super-foods you ask? Super foods are foods that are well known for their nutrient properties. Some I would house in my arsenal of “super-foods” would be; kale, spinach, broccoli, fish, eggs, nuts, natural fruits, legumes just to name a few. Because there are so many of these foods, I couldn’t possibly cover them all here, but I do want to share one of my family’s favorite super-foods and some recipes with you.

Quinoa

Quinoa (Keen-wah) is often considered a “grain” or “seed” from South America and is quickly becoming more popular in America. My husband and kids like this “bird seed” because it does resemble birdseed as it is a small grain. Quinoa is very versatile and can be used in sweet or savory dishes and is packed with high quality protein/amino acids as well as other important nutrients like iron. Despite its higher carbohydrate content it is considered a low glycemic index and gluten-free food. It is also high in natural fiber.  Please enjoy the Vegetarian Quinoa Salad and Berry & Wild Honey Breakfast Quinoa.  Note:  These recipes are great for those that have wheat allergies.

Live Well,

Coach Lora Erickson

Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner is a certified running coach located in Bountiful where she resides with her husband and four children. She has been coaching runners and triathlons for over 18 years and enjoys the opportunity to work with beginners. To learn more or find these and other recipes visit BlondeRunner.com

 

Coach Lora’s Vegetarian Quinoa Salad

This is a salad I often have for lunch.  It’s quite tasty and healthy. Enjoy.

1 cup quinoa

3 cups water

Dash of lemon juice

Dash of vinegar (sometime I use white, other times balsamic)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 large tomato dices (fresh from the garden – yum)

½ cup diced cucumber

¼ cup finely chopped white or purple onion

¼ cup fresh chives from the garden

Fresh herbs to taste, minced (cilantro or basil is good)

1 Tablespoon canola or olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Rinse quinoa well (*important) and add the water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, cook uncovered for about 10-15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Rest and cool for a few minutes then stir in the garlic, onions etc and veggies. Enjoy. So yummy (and healthy)!

Lora’s Berry & Wild Honey Breakfast Quinoa

This recipe got two thumbs up from my taste testers (my kids). So, it will stay on our menu. They really like “bird seed” as they like to call it. LOL Enjoy.  ~ Coach Lora Erickson

½ cup quinoa ½ cup low-fat milk (soy milk works well too) 1 cup water ½ teaspoon of cinnamon Dash of vanilla extract Drizzle of wild honey ½-3/4 cup berries (fresh or frozen works – I like to use several different kinds of berries at once)

Rinse quinoa well (*important) and add the milk and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, cook uncovered for about 10-15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Rest and cool for a few minutes then stir in the spices and vanilla. Top with berries and drizzle with honey and enjoy for a healthy and warm breakfast.

 

Join Team Blonde Runner – Video Clip

I love to coach and especially find the team environment to help athletes achieve their best.  Join Team Blonde Runner – Triathlon.  This is a fully coached triathlon team in Northern Utah.  Come join in the fun!   A 5-week training program will begin Oct. 2014 if you want to see what group training is all about.  Individual coaching also available.

~ Coach Lora Erickson

theblonderunner@gmail.com

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Runners Clinic – Davis County

September 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Prevention & Safety, Weight Loss

In connection with the Layton Marathon Davis Hospital, On Hill Events and Blonde Runner
are producing a FREE RUNNERS CLINIC on Sept 10 at 6:30PM at Davis Hospital and
Medical Center in Classrooms 1 & 2 in Layton. The topic of the discussion held by Dr.
Monson will be “Running and Injury Prevention”. This event will have give everyone a
free tech tshirts from prior races. There will also be swag from sponsors, prizes and much
more. Most importantly all this information is free to you. Registration is free however
we ask that you register so we know how many to plan for.

Register Here

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I Nominate You to Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

August 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Product Reviews

I donated in honor of Pete Frates and all those affected by this disease.  I nominate you to take the challenge.  #blonderunnerice and I will be reposting some of my favorites.

~ Coach Lora Erickson
www.BlondeRunner.com

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Free Shipping on Cocogo

August 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Health Classes, Nutrition, Prevention & Safety

cocogoGood news!  Cocogo is offering free shipping this weekend.  Stock up!  Grape is so yummy!  Use the code BLONDERUNNER (all caps) and save 10%  Click to order

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~ Coach Lora Erickson

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