The Mysterious & Fantastic Acai Berry

One berry I never heard of until I was going through my health transformation was acai. I was aware of other berries but didn't really consume any of them. Since educating myself and taking action to live healthy I now consume berries daily. The acai berry is commonly used in bowls and juices. If you... Continue Reading →

Racing Chilly and Wet

I learned a lot about how to race in cold and rain this week. Yesterday's duathlon in Fort DeSoto, FL, Chilly Willy, was a perfect opportunity to learn something new in some not so favorable conditions. Today I'll share what I learned preparing for the race and then how it played out. Early in the... Continue Reading →

Buy or Leave?

When looking at the food label and ingredients for one of their lunch options late Sunday morning, a frozen vegan pizza, Michael Blue asked, "I'm not sure, is it a buy or a leave?" That question was asked several times during a vivacious game at the first Healthy Giraffe Event of the year Saturday evening.... Continue Reading →

What a Year & More to Come…

The Healthy Giraffe is one year old! I can't believe it. I wrote the following purpose just over a year ago: The Purpose of The Healthy Giraffe is to provide you resources, support and community in an effort to live a healthy lifestyle. Take personal accountability for your health – no one else will. The... Continue Reading →

Treasure the Opportunity

"The race was canceled." That's what Mike Rymsza told me as he walked into Whole Foods Wednesday evening at the RunVie and Total Fitness Winter Season Kickoff. There were a few of us signed up for the Christmas Triathlon and Duathlon in Naples on Sunday (four days away). The look on Mike's face told it... Continue Reading →

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