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If you’re reading this, you might be sweating… It’s not a total mystery that we live in a swamp, heat and humidity are as much a part of South Louisiana as crawfish and zydeco music. That means outdoor exercise gets a little more challenging, the air becomes a little more drinkable, and we need proper advice on how to adapt our runs. New contributor, Dr. Kasey Hill of Moreau Physical Therapy, provides solid tips on how to accomplish this, including the initial reason on why it’s more challenging to run in the heat. Hill writes, “Our muscles need oxygen to keep working. That oxygen is delivered via blood, which is of course pumped by the heart. But our blood is also used to carry heat from those muscles to the skin to help us cool. More blood getting diverted to the skin = less blood bringing oxygen to muscles. We also lose fluid in the blood, called plasma, as we sweat.”

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Lizzie Ellis, NASM-CPT, CF-L1, Pn1 Malcolm Stubbs, M.D. Fawn V. Hernandez Katie Frank, MS, LAT, ATC

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Brooke Kobetz Megan Eimers Nanette Cook Cailyn Duval Dr. Damien Chaisson, DC, NCSF-CPT Katie Carsky

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Hill also gives his view on hydration, saying “I recommend weighing yourself (in the buff ) before and after exercise. For every half a pound you lost, drink at least 8 oz./1 cup of water, preferably a little more. Regardless of adaptation, take it easy on yourself through the summer months and wait for cooler weather before seeking your next PR!” However, you choose to train outdoors, remember an old Army motto to get you through the tough spots. “Drink water. Drive on.” On The

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Katie Frank , MS, LAT, ATC

Life is just not fair. It never has been, and more than likely never will be. There are behaviors that could decrease the chances of such unfairness, but some things will not go our way no matter how hard we rebel. Why reflect on this particularly discouraging slice of reality? Mainly because that’s life, kiddo. Some of the basic essentials that make life on earth possible for us are the very things that cause aging. Oxygen, sun, and even gravity all wreak havoc on our bodies. Yet we need them to survive. Despite what you may be thinking, I’m really not trying to be depressing. Rather, I’d like to approach some of this unfairness with at least one behavior that could bring you some luck. This may surprise you: all of the blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries) in an average adult can be stretched to a length of about 100,000 miles long. That’s nuts. Some are bigger than others, they play different roles in the system, and this constant, one-way circuit never stops. Not only does blood have to travel to the northern hemisphere of the body, but it does so against gravity (one of those havoc-wreaking necessities). Think about how large our legs are and how miraculously circulation gets all the way back to our hearts. It’s a strong muscle no doubt but it can’t do all of this on its own! We almost need a second heart to keep everything flowing nicely. After consideration, there is definitely something here. Being the great adapter that it is, our bodies allow us to overcome a lot. When we become ill, the immune system 6

saddles up. If we want to work towards being more physically fit, our muscular system works overtime to build up more tissue. Last time you were frightened, your circulatory system increased its pace (fight or flight) in case you need to make like a tree and leave, quickly! Ordinary day-to-day “stresses” are no different. While it’s true we do have tiny valves in our veins to prevent backflow, that’s not the only thing helping the heart. One thing not often expressed when learning about the muscular system is that it has a side job. With every contraction, our leg muscles help vessels squeeze all the fluids upwards. Every step is essentially creating the best circulation possible. We have found our second heart! It’s called the soleus. It’s one of two muscles involved in what we call the “calf” at our lower leg. This larger muscle plays a dynamic roll in circulation; unfortunately due to the many lifestyle factors, this muscle is tight and relatively inflexible in a good number of people. Remember to take care of your second heart! While you may already stretch your calves, make sure to get the soleus by bending the knee. By bending the knee, other muscles are taken out of the equation so mainly the soleus is getting lengthened. Life may not be fair but if one muscle can help my body defy gravity I’m going to give it some love. Now we need to tackle oxygen and UV rays.


BRACE YOURSELF,

SUMMER IS COMING After a cool April, summer heat showed up quickly in May, but the worst is still ahead. Here are several reasons why it is harder to exercise in the heat: ▷▷ Muscles need oxygen to keep working, which is delivered via blood, pumped by the heart. But blood is also used to carry heat to the skin to help us cool. More blood diverted to the skin = less blood bringing oxygen to muscles. ▷▷ We lose fluid in the blood, called plasma, as we sweat. As plasma decreases, our hearts can’t pump as much volume with each stroke, causing our heart rate to rise faster and higher than it would for a similar workout in cool weather. ▷▷ Sadly, all that sweat isn’t that helpful when it can’t evaporate in our high humidity. Fortunately, humans have evolved to adapt to heat well. With one hour of moderate training in the heat each day we can become acclimatized, resulting in less strain and improved performance. ▷▷ Heart rate begins decreasing within five days as plasma volume expands. ▷▷ Around two weeks, our ability to sweat also improves. ▷▷ We start sweating sooner and produce more sweat. ▷▷ Sweat also becomes more dilute as the body saves its sodium supply. ▷▷ Maintaining hydration is very important. Weigh yourself (in the buff ) before and after exercise. For every half a pound lost, drink at least 8 oz./1 cup of water. Regardless of adaptation, take it easy on yourself through the summer months and wait for cooler weather before seeking your next PR!

Kasey Hill, MD SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

at The Sports Medicine Clinic on Perkins Road DR. HILL DIAGNOSES AND TREATS A WIDE RANGE OF ACUTE MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SPORTS INJURIES INCLUDING:

STRESS FRACTURES | BACK AND NECK PAIN TENDINITIS | SPRAIN/STRAINS | CONCUSSIONS DR. HILL CAN ALSO PERFORM EMG AND NERVE CONDUCTION TESTING TO EVALUATE SUSPECTED NERVE PROBLEMS SUCH AS:

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME | SCIATICA RADICULOPATHY | NEUROPATHIES OTHER SERVICES: RUNNING/GAIT ANALYSIS | SPORTS PHYSICALS | IMAGING THERAPIES | BRACING | MEDICATIONS | INJECTIONS

KASEY HILL, M.D. As a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician, I use a holistic approach to find and correct the root cause of my patients problems. I’ve also had specialized training in treating endurance athletes, and can perform full biomechanical assessments and gait analysis to help runners fix injuries and improve performance.

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CAFFEINE

Brooke Kobetz Why do we give caffeine so much power over our lives? The answer is simple, we live fast paced, busy lives. Caffeine acts as a performance enhancer. Most of us feel like we need it to function and stay alert to complete as many tasks as possible. Many of us work, take care of kids, try to have a social life, and exercise all in the span of one day. And our reliance on caffeine has not been lost on manufacturers. Next time you step into the grocery store, pay attention to the number of caffeine enhanced products for purchase. This includes gum, protein powders, energy bars, energy drinks, and even water. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying caffeine is bad for you. Naturally caffeinated products like tea and coffee can be part of a healthy diet and are even associated with health benefits such as decreased risk of Parkinson’s disease, breast and colon cancer, and even type 2 diabetes. The problem starts when we abuse it. That’s because caffeine may cause mild physical dependence in people that drink over 2 cups of coffee per day. I’ve been there. Ever experience a severe migraine headache or feel irritable when you miss your morning coffee? Those are symptoms of caffeine withdrawal. If you get to the point where you miss your morning coffee and are experiencing symptoms of withdrawal, it’s probably time to consider limiting your intake.

Adults may have up to 400 mg a day of caffeine before experiencing side effects. That’s about four, 8 oz. cups of coffee. Many people easily drink more than that throughout the day. Too much caffeine may cause high blood pressure, anxiety, shakiness, problems sleeping, and elevated heart rate. Tired of caffeine ruling your life? Here’s some tips to reduce your consumption:

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Get an app to track your intake. Apps like Habit Tracker and Water Reminder allow you to track what you drink during the day. Don’t be surprised if you find that drinks like coffee and diet coke outnumber your water intake.

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Drink more water. A good rule of thumb is to multiply your weight in pounds by half to find how many ounces of water you need per day. For example, if I weighed 120 pounds, I would divide by 2 to get 60 oz. Because one cup is 8 oz., I would divide 60 oz/8 to get a total of about 8 cups a day. An easy way to add more water in your diet is to replace half of the caffeinated drinks you drink in a day with water. If you are an athlete or work outside in this heat, your water requirements will be higher. Be sure to stay well hydrated.

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Substitute tea for coffee. Tea is generally lower in caffeine, loaded with antioxidants, and associated with a whole slew of health benefits depending on the variety. Tea drinkers may have a lower risk of heart disease or stroke, and reduced risk of cancer and diabetes. Green tea contains 25-50 mg of caffeine, and black tea contains around 30-60 mg.

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Stay away from energy drinks and pure caffeine supplement powders. Though caffeine related deaths are very rare, almost all have been from products that do not naturally contain caffeine.

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Gradually decrease your caffeine intake over time to avoid caffeine withdrawal. If you drink five cups of coffee a day, reduce to four for a week, then three the next week, and so on until your body no longer craves it. Caffeine withdrawal typically only lasts a few days and is not comparable with withdrawal from substances like drugs or alcohol. But if you want to remove caffeine from your diet completely and are worried about possible side effects, discuss with your doctor or healthcare provider.


SWIMMER’S SHOULDER Shoulder pain is a very common problem in the swimming athlete. The shoulder joint is so vulnerable to injury and problems during swimming because it is an inherently unstable joint and upper extremity force provides the vast majority of propulsion. As a result, swimmers are particularly prone to shoulder injuries. Injuries to the shoulder joint as a result of swimming can usually be attributed to one of three factors or a combination. Overuse or overtraining is usually a factor. Poor mechanics and technique may also contribute to these problems. And finally, anatomic or genetic characteristics may contribute as well. Structures inside the shoulder which may be injured include the rotator cuff, the labrum and/or capsule, and the long head of the biceps tendon. The rotator cuff may become irritated as a result of “impingement” of the muscle tendons underneath the acromion during the swimming motion. Excessive loads may be placed on the labrum surrounding the shoulder socket as muscles become fatigued resulting in injury. The biceps tendon which runs along the front of the shoulder joint may become inflamed or partially torn as well. Prevention of these injuries involves several approaches. First, a sensible training regimen is important. Most of these injuries are related to muscle fatigue due to overtraining. Cross training to maintain cardio fitness can reduce stress at the shoulder joint. Second, a strengthening program should be incorporated for the rotator cuff muscles and muscles that stabilize the scapula (shoulder blade). This will reduce hypermobility of the shoulder joint

which may result in inflammation and injury. Core strengthening is also important because abdominal as well as upper and lower back musculature are needed during the swimming motion. Attention to proper mechanics during the stroke, especially freestyle, butterfly, and backstroke, are essential as well. The good news is that in most cases “swimmer’s shoulder” will respond to simple treatment. Complete rest or decreased training is the first step. Ice is recommended to reduce inflammation along with anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen. After pain subsides, an exercise program to regain motion and strength followed by a gradual increase in swimming will usually be successful. If pain persists, it may warrant an evaluation by your orthopedic surgeon. Don’t let “swimmer’s shoulder” keep you out of the water! Prevention is the best way to avoid these problems whether you are a recreational swimmer or training for your next triathlon! Be safe in and around the water and enjoy your summer!

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running Fuel Katie Carsky

There are many different gels, chews, and other snacks on the market, but a lot of the options that we already have in our homes go overlooked. How about going back to the basics? Many of the snacks that you have in your kitchen can be brought out onto the race course or used as simple pre-workout and post-workout snacks to save a few bucks and provide you with the energy that you need. A great place to start is with real, whole foods, such as bananas, apple sauce, or raisins. Bananas may not seem like the most convenient snack on the move, but they can be transported in slices or even mashed in plastic sandwich bags. Another portable fruit snack is applesauce. You can drink a cup of applesauce similar to the way in which you may drink a gel packet during a run. A third fruit option is dried fruit, such as raisins, dried mango, or sundried cranberries. These options are all high in sugar and carbs to give you a quick burst of calories to fuel your run. What about sodium though? A salty snack like pretzels is easy to run with, and they will supply you with refined carbs and sodium to replenish both energy and salt. On a hot day, replacing sodium that you lose in sweat is important in order to keep your electrolytes in balance, particularly during a long run. Unfortunately, pretzels don’t have much to offer as far as vitamins, but they are a great option for a sensitive stomach. Looking for something with a bit more flavor? Granola bars or even fig bars tend to be tasty and relatively easy to digest. Carb-based bars are better than nut-based bars during a run, as carbs should be prioritized over fats for quick energy. A classic at-home food option that is great for long runs is PB&J quarters. The peanut butter slows absorption for lasting energy, but the jelly provides quick sugar for immediate energy. This two-fold energy release is great for longer races, and slices of PB&J can be easily stored and carried. 10

Finally, we should look at some options that may not be the most nutritious, but they are definitely tasty and easy to digest. Gummy bears, jelly beans, and marshmallows, like other candies, are made up of simple sugars that will most likely go down easily. Fueling does not just mean eating during a race, though. What you eat before and after is just as important. The options mentioned above are mainly carbs, but you should consider adding a bit of protein to whatever you eat before or after a workout. A classic example is chocolate milk, which provides protein through milk and carbs through chocolate syrup. Fats are also a good addition to pre-run and post-run snacks. Nuts and nut butters (which also provide protein), avocados, and fat-containing dairy products are all great options to supply fats. In combination with carbohydrates, such as bread or oatmeal, and protein, such as eggs or beans, there are plenty of options for any palette.

PEANUT BUTTER CRANBERRY BARS ½ cup peanut butter ¼ cup honey 1 egg ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 cup flour (white or wheat) ½ cup rolled oats ¼ cup dried fruit (raisins or cranberries) ½ cup chopped nuts (almonds or walnuts) Blend all ingredients and spread in a greased pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Makes 10-12 bars.


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Let’s face it—eating healthy in the summer can be challenging. Between all the backyard BBQs, frozen treats, and fruity cocktails, it’s all too easy to fall out of shape.

powerhouses. Full of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients (a natural chemical found in plants), dark leafy greens provide enormous benefits to the body and mind.

How can you resist these temptations without feeling deprived? Don’t worry, the solution is actually quite simple. By fueling up on the following foods, you can keep your energy levels up and your weight down for the summer:

Kale, spinach, and other dark leafy vegetables contain high levels of iron, fiber, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. In fact, they even contain small amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids.

WATERMELON

Craving something sweet? Try reaching for a slice of watermelon. Made up of 92 percent water, this refreshing fruit is the perfect snack to re-hydrate your body while kicking your cravings to the curb. Watermelon is also surprisingly rich in powerful vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. For example, the following can be found in high levels in this superfruit:

▷▷ Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that may prevent certain types of cancers.

▷▷ Citruline, an amino acid which can improve blood flow and help muscle soreness.

▷▷ Vitamins A and C which help the body repair and regenerate tissue.

That’s not all. Fiber, potassium, and vitamin B6 can also be found in abundance in watermelon, along with many other nutrients in small amounts. In other words, don’t be afraid to reach for a slice at your next picnic.

WILD SALMON

Salmon receives heaps of praise from dietitians, and rightly so. A top superfood, this nutrient dense fish is known for its ability to reduce inflammation, stabilize mood, and lower the risk of several diseases. It also happens to be a delicious way to get essential nutrients your body needs. Salmon is a rich source of muscle-building protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce post-workout inflammation. If possible, choose wild salmon over farmed salmon for better health benefits.

DARK LEAFY GREENS

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Low in calorie, yet high in nutrients, leafy vegetables are one food that you don’t want to skip. If you can’t stand the taste of salads, consider putting spinach in a smoothie, sautéing kale, or turning swiss chard into crispy chips by baking it.

GREEN TEA

As much as it may pain you to do so, swapping your sweet tea for green tea is a smart choice. Green tea is known as one of the healthiest beverages in the world and is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that can do a body good. Although it doesn’t magically make you drop pounds, green tea can boost metabolism and fat burning in the body. Additionally, green tea is packed with catechins, an antioxidant which may help you recover faster from hard workouts. If nothing else, swapping out sugary drinks with green tea will result in a significant reduction in calories. Just be sure to drink the high-quality green tea that is brewed properly to avoid a bitter taste.

PLAIN GREEK YOGURT

Taking on a brutal bootcamp this summer? Help yourself to a cup of Greek yogurt post-workout. With double the amount of protein to that of regular yogurt and less sugar, Greek yogurt is a much healthier recovery snack. Plain Greek yogurt provides the perfect balance of protein and carbohydrates that your body needs to speed up muscle repair and recovery. The creaminess of Greek yogurt can also help you feel fuller for longer and more satiated than regular yogurt. If plain Greek yogurt isn’t sweet enough for you, pair it with a few slices of banana to add some natural sweetness to it. Love a good crunch? Sprinkle almond slivers or walnut pieces on top for additional protein and healthy fats.


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Lizzie Ellis NASM-CPT, CF-L1, Pn1 Want to know how to get the perfect bikini body? Put your body in a bikini. That’s it. Have a great day. OK, so maybe there’s a little more to it. I love and hate this time of year. Long days by the beach, pool or lake and carefree nights are what summer dreams are made of, but I hate this time of year because everyone freaks out about having to put on a bathing suit. We’ve all been bundled in winter clothes and haven’t seen sun in months. We’re pale and soft and it leads to dread and anxiety about that first beach trip. Cue crash diets and marathon workout sessions to try and “get ready.” If I see one more fitness magazine cover or blog post from a fitness professional advertising “5 steps to get you bikini ready” or a “beach body diet,” I’ll scream. Everyone, please calm down.

Treat your body with kindness and it will reward you. Seriously.

Here’s the deal. There is no rule about what you need to look like to rock a bathing suit at the beach or by the pool. I realize we’ve all been conditioned to think we have to look a certain way and if we don’t we should be ashamed or cover 14

up or work to “fix” ourselves, but it’s all a lie. Unfortunately, it’s a lie that is still being pushed on us by the fitness and fashion industries even though we should all know better by now. Have you ever actually looked around at everyone else at the beach or pool? How many of them actually have what you’ve been told is the “perfect” body free of fat, cellulite or stretch marks? Probably a small fraction or none at all. That’s because this ideal is a complete and total lie. Real bodies are beautiful. They’re different and they’re flawed, but they are all perfect. So where do we go from here? Do you just look in the mirror and say “I love my body” over and over again until it’s true? If only it were that simple! Or what if you just want to tighten up a little or lose a few pounds before your beach trip to boost your confidence? Is there anything wrong with that? No, not at all.

Body image is complex. It’s usually connected to how we think other people view us. You might not like what you see in the mirror because of a passing comment or deliberate dig someone made to you long ago. Or you might be convinced people are silently critical of your body because it


doesn’t look like what you see in the magazines or on TV. I struggled for more than a decade to make myself smaller because boys in elementary school teased me for being “big” and because all the models and actresses I idolized were skinny. My self-worth was heavily tied to how I looked. I didn’t want to be big. I didn’t want to take up space. I wanted to be small and skinny and “cute.” Even after finally hitting puberty just before high school and slimming down a bit as a result, I still felt like my body wasn’t good enough. I dieted and exercised and hated myself through it all. Needless to say I dreaded putting on a bathing suit. My journey to body image freedom came through a lot of hardwork and growth. Age and experience certainly have something to do with it. It’s true that as you get older you start to realize what really matters in life. Still, I had to unpack a lot of baggage. I had to undo a mindset that constantly told me that I wasn’t good enough because of what my body looked like. It came from finding role models in the health and fitness community that had already done some of this unpacking and could share their experience. It came from strength training with the goal of getting strong and powerful instead of small. It came from educating myself about nutrition and how to properly fuel my body instead of restricting food. By now you’ve probably noticed this recurring theme in my writing. Treat your body with kindness and it will reward you.

Body love doesn’t necessarily mean you look in the mirror and love what you see everyday. You must practice some level of objectivity. It means seeing your cellulite as just cellulite. Not gross or unsightly or in some way subtracting from your worth. We all have parts of our bodies we don’t like or annoy us. For instance, I used to stress about my armpit fat. Ladies, you know what I’m talking about. That bit of skin and fat tissue that usually gets pinched in a bra or tank top. I was convinced that this meant I was fat and gross and no one would like me. Silly, I know. This part of my body hasn’t gone away. It just doesn’t bother me anymore. I know that literally no one notices it or cares. Same goes for my cellulite. As I write this I’m getting ready for a beach trip in a few days. I’m happy to report that for the first time in my adult life I’m not dreading or stressing about putting on a bathing suit. I haven’t changed my diet or worked out more thinking I have to “get ready” and my gosh, is it a liberating feeling. If I can feel this way I know that anyone can. We are all so much more than our bodies. We are brilliant minds, kind hearts and deep souls. Our strong muscles, sturdy bones and fat tissue are merely tasked with protecting these things and ensuring we continue to bring that brilliance and kindness into the world. Hit the beach with confidence, wear the bathing suit that makes you feel like the beautiful creature you are, drink the margaritas, eat the tacos and enjoy making memories with those you love most.

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When I first started running about six years ago I didn’t know anyone that was a runner, I didn’t belong to a gym where I could ask questions about running, and I felt clueless about it all. The Internet had plenty of information but it was overwhelming. I paid a visit to a local running store and the manager recommended I check out one of the weekly group runs in town. With plenty of self-doubt I decided to go to one of the runs assuming I’d watch blazing fast, super serious runners take off and leave me in their dust. This was the opposite of my actual experience and taking the step to engage with the local running community was the most influential step for my running. These group runs happen all thanks to our local Road Runners Club of America chapter, the Cajun Road Runners Club. Cajun Road Runners Club, founded by Courtney Hackney and Dr. Charles Attwood, hosted its first club meeting on October 18, 1979 in the Lafayette Planetarium near Girard Park. Robert “Bob” Sonnier, the first officially elected Vice President of CRRC, explained that since the club’s inception its mission has been to build community for those that enjoy walking and running in Acadiana. Throughout the years, CRRC races have hosted people from all over the world and even included the likes of Frank Shorter, an Olympic Gold Medalist marathoner. In addition to providing quality races with verified, measured courses CRRC offers several scholarships to upcoming high school and college students that participate in track and field or cross-country. The goal of these scholarships is to help offset the cost of gear and equipment. In addition, a donation is made to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette track and field team each year. Through the years CRRC continues to be a great starting point for would-be runners in Acadiana, as well as a lasting tradition for the local running community to center around. Whether you’re new to running or a marathon veteran, you should consider joining CRRC.

PERKS OF MEMBERSHIP ▷▷ A nice CRRC logoed athletic bag (while supplies last) ▷▷ Discount on all CRRC races ▷▷ Discount at several local running and athletic stores ▷▷ Free bus ride, food, and drinks to and from the Mardi Gras Mambo 10K, 15K, and Fun Run in Baton Rouge

▷▷ Access to club meetings with guest speakers ▷▷ Volunteer opportunities to give back ▷▷ Weekly access to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette track

▷▷ Four weekly group runs open to all paces and ages ▷▷ Lots of camaraderie and friendships!

COST OF MEMBERSHIP $25- Individual $30- Family (Up to 8 members) $15- Senior (60 years and older) $15- Junior (17 years and younger)

EVENTS ▷▷ Summer Series 1 Mile & Sneaux Cones (5/23, 6/27, 7/25, 8/22)- This time trial series is free for members and $4 for non-members

▷▷ Big Pete’s 8K Race (9/29) ▷▷ Cajun Cup 10K (11/10) ▷▷ Al Comeaux 10 Miler (1/26) *If you complete the Big Pete 8K, Cajun Cup 10K and the Al Comeaux 10 Miler you are further awarded the Triple Crown Challenge award. Visit CajunRoadRunners.com or search for the club on Facebook for more information or to become a member.

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CrossFit is no longer just an awesome exercise routine. The once revolutionary workout regimen has fully blossomed into an international sport that draws out elite athletes, and whose competitions are regularly featured on ESPN’s many networks. Due to the sport’s mercurial rise in relevance, athletes from all walks of life are gaining interest, and wanting to compete at high levels. However, any individual, accomplished athlete or otherwise, will not automatically find success in CrossFit, and that is OK. CrossFit demands that its process be respected and completed with determination, or even the most decorated athletes will undoubtedly be faced with injuries and disappointment. When beginning CrossFit, participants are shown a clear line of progression. First, the movements for each exercise must be learned and completed with perfect form. Then, a strong base and core must be developed before even more, higher skilled exercises are learned. Many athletes wish to avoid these tedious months of strength and skill development and ‘jump right in’. More often than not, these individuals 18

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face catastrophic injuries that hinder their ability to perform in many areas of life, not just sports. Each movement in CrossFit is repeated at high intensity, and if you are not technically proficient enough to perform that move correctly, you must be willing to go back to the drawing board. The potential is always there, but patience is imperative to realizing it. The standard CrossFit formula is three days on, one day off. Many participants fail to realize this work to rest ratio is a suggestion, and that the body will signify when it needs rest. Rest days are when the body repairs muscle tissue torn in workouts, and actually becomes stronger. If you need two days off, take them. If you have only worked out once this week but still need a rest day, that’s perfectly fine. Muscles should not be consistently sore, and continuously training while they are can actually weaken them. The same mentality should be applied to injuries, even small tweaks or mild sprains. At the high intensity CrossFit is performed, minor injuries are bound to happen, and must not be

taken lightly. In CrossFit, it is simply not possible to ‘play through’ a small injury without causing further, serious ones. Proper time to heal must be allowed. Never be too embarrassed to scale down or not participate in an exercise that may aggravate a previous or not fully healed injury. Most CrossFitters are in it for long term gains, and it is important not to sacrifice those by pushing yourself too far during one session. Development is by far the most important aspect of attaining success in CrossFit. Understanding that during the developmental process there will be physical stresses, small injuries, and setbacks can help attain a better view of the big picture, and the long road that must be traveled down. When properly cared for, the body will quickly adapt, become stronger and more efficient, and be ready for further progression faster than you expect. Never forget that results will come in time, and that as you become stronger, everything will feel as it is falling in place. Most importantly, remember that satisfaction always follows hard work, and have fun!


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AN INSIDE LOOK AT CAJUN BMX’S ETHAN STRODERD AT WHAT AGE DID YOU GET STARTED, AND HOW DID YOU GET INTO IT? WHY DID YOU START RIDING? I started racing BMX when I was 13. I used to ride dirt bikes, and when that became way too expensive for my family, we just got a bike and I started riding. Then, we found a track in Baton Rouge and it kind of just escalated since then.

WHERE ARE SOME OF THE BEST TRACKS YOU’VE BEEN ON, AND WHY ARE THEY GREAT? Rebel Run in Houston is definitely one of the best tracks I’ve ever ridden, as well as Cobb County BMX in Atlanta and Orlando BMX in Orlando. Probably Music City BMX also, in Nashville, would be up there in the top tracks. They’re all really smooth surfaces, with really well-built jumps and really diverse as far as what you can do on track. It’s not just one line that is faster than everything else that makes a difference to me.

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WHAT MAKES CAJUN BMX SPECIAL, AND WHY SHOULD KIDS JOIN? We have a great group of volunteers that are tirelessly working to make this track better and better. We have an amazing track design that I think is the most fun in Louisiana. And I think kids should come out because BMX in a whole is an incredibly fun sport that every kid will love. It’s definitely worth the trip out and worth coming try out a different spot.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR ETHAN STRODERD IN THE WORLD OF BMX RACING? My next step will be turning pro earlier in the 2019 racing season. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, but injuries keep holding me back. But no matter what, I’m gonna turn up and start my pro career next year and just look to see where that’s going to go from there and see what comes next!


TEACHING KIDS HEALTHY EATING HABITS A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to bake with my students at Cathedral Carmel. We baked 800 cupcakes in the school kitchen for a fundraiser to contribute to an organization that helps to educate underprivileged girls in Africa. While in the midst of the craziness we had an opportunity to talk about nutrition! The girls shared how much they loved to bake. I looked at this experience as the perfect time to talk about healthy choices and healthy food preparations. Now, we were baking tie die cupcakes and putting lots of icing on top, so we were not baking healthy food! However, Moderation and Balance, two of my favorite words, were used to teach how there are sometime foods and anytime foods! Anytime foods can be enjoyed everyday, like fruits and veggies of all colors. Sometime foods are high in fat and sugar like cookies, candy, sodas and cupcakes and should only be enjoyed on special occasions!

Getting your child interested in the Healthier Anytime Foods may be easier than you think with these three suggestions:

1. Plant a Garden. Kids are curious and they love hands on experiences. Visit your local garden store to find out if there are any varieties that are particularly hard to care for and consider avoiding them to ensure a flourishing garden. 2. Get Them Involved in the Kitchen. They may be more likely to try foods that they would otherwise have turned away if they have a hand in creating them. 3. Meet and Greet Local Farmers. You can teach them how the nutritious produce is grown, and then transported to the grocery store, giving them a better sense of appreciation for these items. Visit www.localharvest.org for a listing of farms in our area and see if you can take a tour. Every meal is an opportunity for a healthier family experience. If your child learns to reach for healthy foods now, they may have a better chance of making good food choices their whole lives.

Nanette Cook City-Parish Council Member Nanette Cook is a physical education teacher at Cathedral-Carmel School with a BS and MS in Kinesiology, and 34 years of teaching. Nanette was also raised by a physical education teacher, and inspires her students through deliberate movement and a healthy lifestyle!

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WHAT ABOUT CALORIES? Dr. Damien Chaisson, DC,

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If you go to a bookstore or search on the internet, you can find many different types of diets and nutrition plans that all work to some degree. Chances are that you know someone that has had success with each type of diet/nutrition plan. Regardless of what plan, diet, or trend it is, not everything is meant for everyone. Each person’s body is different, and each person has different goals. Eating properly is not about dieting, but about eating foods that help you reach and surpass your goals. The focus should be on taking what you currently eat and creating a variety of meal and snack options that not only help you live a better life but are foods that become part of your lifestyle. How many times have you heard someone say that they lost weight on a diet, only to gain it back? Feeding patterns shouldn’t look like a roller coaster. Good clean foods that have a high nutrient value are the best for a healthy lifestyle. It is ok to have a cookie, burger, or beer once in awhile, but overdoing it leads to bad habits. Moderation is key. Depending on your activity level you may need different amounts of carbs and proteins in your diet. Maintaining weight requires more calories, while losing weight requires less. A few years back Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, underwent a 10-week experiment to demonstrate the effect of calories counting without regard for the nutritional value. For a class project, Haub limited himself to less than 1,800 calories a day with

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foods he could find at a convenience store, including sugary snacks, chips, and beef jerky. A man of Haub’s pre-dieting size usually consumes about 2,600 calories daily, so he followed a basic principle of weight loss: eat fewer calories than he burned. On his “convenience store diet,” he shed 27 pounds in two months. While he, nor I, condone this type of diet, his point was that when it comes to losing weight the only thing that matters is portion control. The key to this was simple, burn more calories than you eat. Eating clean is not as hard or as expensive as people believe it to be. Not a fan of vegetables? Me either. I find the best way to gain my vegetable is to take some spinach, kale, and fruits, especially berries, and make them into a smoothie. The greens and fruits lose very few if any of their nutritional value and you can drink your daily fruits and vegetables. If you have a medical condition it is important to discuss with you doctor, as well as a nutrition specialist, before making any major changes to your nutritional intake to ensure it will not harm you in any way. Again, I just want to make clear that I do not advise the “convenience store” diet to anyone. Nutrition should be a lifestyle, not at temporary diet.


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Recipe: 1) Preheat oven to 400F. 2) Add all meatball ingredients into a large bowl and combine well. 3) Form turkey meat mixture into 1� balls and line on a baking sheet (1lb makes about 12 balls). 4) Bake meatballs at 400F for 35 minutes. 5) While meatballs are cooking, add sauce ingredients into a small bowl. Mix to combine. 6) Once meatballs are finished cooking, let them cool. Once cooled (about 10 minutes), toss meatballs with honey sriracha sauce in a large bowl with a spoon, gently. 7) Serve with whatever you like! Pictured is Cauliflower Rice.

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UPCOMING EVENTS Race Date

Race Name

Race Type

City

State

6/16/2018

Little Lambs 1 Mile Family Run/Walk CRRC Summer Series 1 Mile & Sneaux Cones CRRC Summer Series 1 Mile & Sneaux Cones Ironfish Kids Triathlon

1M run

Youngsville

LA

1M run

Lafayette

LA

1M run

Lafayette

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Benton

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1M run

Lafayette

LA

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Lafayette

LA

5K run

Baton Rouge

LA

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Lafayette

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5K run

Lafayette

LA

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Lafayette Lafayette Port Allen Youngsville

LA LA LA LA

7M, 5M, 3M run

Lafayette

LA

4M, 2M, 1M run 50K, 25K, 7.8M trail run half triathlon 5K, 1M run 13.1M, 5K run 7K trail run | 5K, 1M run 10K, 1M run half triathlon 13.1M, 5K run 5K run 5M run 5K, 1M run 13.1M run | 10K, 5K trail run 26.2M, 13.1M run 10M run

Port Allen Lake Charles New Orleans Maurice New Orleans

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River Cities Triathlon Tour De Scott Triathlon Miles Perret Cancer Services Triathlon MPCS Triathlon CRRC Summer Series 1 Mile & Sneaux Cones CajunMan Triathlon St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer - Baton Rouge Lafayette Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5K St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer - Lafayette Cajun Road Runners Big Pete's 8K Camp Bow Wow 5K-9 Children of the Cane Sugarman Triathlon Tour des Atakapas - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Run Cane Field Classic Danimal 50K Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans Snap To A Cure 5K Jazz Half Marathon New Orleans Jungle Gardens 7K Trail, 5K Run Cajun Cup 10K

River Roux Triathlon Big Easy Running Festival Camellia Crossing - Acadiana's Gleaux 5K Turkey Day Race Santa's Hot Chocolate Dash Cajun Country Run Louisiana Marathon Cajun Road Runners Al Comeaux 10M Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Lundi Gras Bar-A-Thon Zydeco Marathon Shamrockin' Run - New Orleans Chicot Challenge Best Damn Race New Orleans Zydeco Marathon & Half

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