Steve’s Blog: Am I a Runner?

“Am I a runner?” A year ago when I started running, I had one dilemma – whether or not I could (should) refer to myself as a “runner”. And I’m not alone here. I’ve met people who have joined a training group, run twice a week for 8 weeks (with witnesses), and still hesitate to […]

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Steve’s Blog: The Beauty of a Bad Day

THE BEAUTY OF A BAD DAY My last post was about the importance of having a plan when you lace up your shoes and hit the road. Yet, as the old saying goes, “the best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray.” What do you do when your run doesn’t go the way […]

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Steve’s Blog: Always Have a Plan

Always have a plan. In my first post, I said that to be a runner, “All you really need is two feet and a little motivation.” The more I think about it, that’s only partially true. I’d (unscientifically) estimate that for every person loves running, there are three more that want to love running and […]

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Steve’s Blog: An Introduction

A brief introduction: My name is Steve Kulp. Our friends at Empower have asked me to blog about life as a new runner and my training for the Bull City Race Fest Half-Marathon (http://bullcityracefest.com). Before I actually start blogging in earnest, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a minute to introduce myself. Here […]

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EMPOWER’s 7 Days of Smoothies

EMPOWER’s 7 Days of Smoothies: Designed and Tested by the EMPOWER Team – for you! Our most recent special offer on Facebook was a FREE Download for EMPOWER’s 7 Days of Smoothies.  (Find our Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/empowerpersonalizedfitness?ref=hl) If you missed out on the opportunity to download it from our Facebook, you can now get all the […]

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Three Bean Salad Recipe

Three Bean Salad Recipe: Ingredients:  2 cans black beans (drained & rinsed) 2 cans kidney beans (drained & rinsed) 1 can garbanzo beans (drained & rinsed) 6 green onions (rinsed & chopped, I like to only use the white end and a little of the green) 6 tbsp olive oil 6 tbsp red wine vinegar […]

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EMPOWER Workout of the Week 06/25/13

EMPOWER’s Workout of the Week: Total Body Burner Check out the full video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ_eMp4V7IQ In this weeks video Angelo takes you through the exercises demonstrating proper form, he also gives suggested modifications if you need a more/less intense version of any of the exercises! EMPOWER Total Body Burner:  45 seconds of Jump Rope Before and […]

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21 Day Detox Cleanse: Week 3

Cleanse Blog Week 3 – Becoming Powerful. Week 3 of the cleanse was a breeze. I kicked up my workouts a notch because I heard sometimes in the third week people hit a little bit of a plateau in terms of weight loss.  I had my routine down and it really flew by.  I was […]

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21 Day Detox Cleanse

Liz Hurley Style – Week 2:  To kick off week 2 of my cleanse experience I was going out of town.  Yikes. My younger sister was running her first half marathon in Virginia Beach, and for the first time I was going to be on the cheering squad at a race (mixed feelings about this, […]

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Nestor’s Power Smoothie

Nestor’s Morning Power Smoothie (Serves 2): 1 cup vanilla soy milk (or almond milk) 1 cup plain low-/non-fat yogurt 1 banana 1 cup frozen mixed fruit (your choice; I like Dole fruit medley with peaches, pineapple, strawberries, mango, and grapes) 1/2 cup fruit juice (your choice; I like mango/passion fruit) 2 scoops vanilla soy protein powder […]

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