If you needed to take your car to be fixed would you rather take it to a factory trained mechanic or a guy you know that has read a lot about cars? That is how stark the difference is between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist. The problem is that many people don’t know that there is a difference. In a recent podcast I spoke to Michele Manarino RD MS about this. I was really surprised to find this out and I wonder how many people get substandard advice form Nutritionists. Here is what you need to know about the differences between Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists. [audio http://media.signalleaf.com/The-Prepared-Idiot/53c76edbd92a110200b3677a/food-ep-18.mp3] Continue reading
My high school football coach once told me that “Proper Preparation Prevents a Piss Poor Performance.” I have found that there is no worse feeling than getting to the transition set up for a race and realizing that you have forgotten something. Here at the Prepared Idiot we want to help you avoid that feeling as much as possible so here is a list of things you might want to bring to starting line of a triathlon. Continue reading
As I talk to people who would like to run a triathlon I have noticed a reoccurring theme. Most everybody is afraid of the swim. I have to say this is completely understandable. Most of us can imagine ourselves getting on a bike and flying down the street because we unbolted the training wheels from our bikes at five. As for running, we all have run at some point. Be it with a junior high school teacher screaming at us to go faster or playing tag with our friends in the front yard. It is not beyond imagination that we can overcome either of these two disciplines with enough time or practice. With the water there seems to be more fear and worry. This was one of the biggest obstacles for me to overcome as well.[audio http://media.signalleaf.com/The-Prepared-Idiot/539a68cddc1a7a020000000a/Tri-Ep14.mp3]
Have you thought about the idea of becoming a Triathlete? Or, you are one of the many that just want to see if you can do it? Do you have no idea where to begin? In this episode of the Prepared Idiot Podcast We’ll see if we can help you out. We have a great conversation with Shawn Buddenhagen the author of the blog firsttimetriathlete.com. Here are a few important things that I leaned on my journey and maybe they will give you a head start over me.
In this Episode of the Prepared Idiot Podcast we ask the dumb questions about how to put on your very own 5k running race. We interview Nidia Ross the race director for the Hunger Run 5k in Florida. It was a race to benefit a local food bank. There are many challenges to putting on a race some are obvious and some are not as clear. Listen to her story so that you won’t feel like an idiot when setting out to plan your own race.
Are you 40 and think that dream of being an Olympic athlete is for sure behind you? Well, maybe not. Are you 15 and wondering what it would take just make the starting line let alone a podium? In this episode The Prepared Idiot asks the questions what dose it take to go for the gold? Continue reading
Training for and completing your fist 5k is easier than you might think. In this episode the Prepared Idiot takes you though the basic steps to get you to the finish line. Here are some basic tips. Continue reading