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August 19th, 2011 (No Comments)

I started this journey without really understanding the extent of commitment one should make to the Ironman. I thought I could haphazardly train for it; spending more time on sports I enjoyed and consider it “cross training”. Well, I guess we’ll find out soon enough if that theory will work for me. I’ve learned a […]

A Walk Through the Woods of Southern Wisconsin

June 27th, 2011 (No Comments)

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. -Henry David Thoreau Running Mike’s Mix is more than enough to keep myself busy. However, I’ve learned the importance of not becoming complacent with a single endeavor to avoid staleness. With Mike’s Mix, much of my day is spent […]

Is Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink Gluten Free?

June 14th, 2011 (2 Comments)

Yes, Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink is Gluten Free.  Gluten is a protein composite present in grass-like grains, most notably wheat http://gluten-intolerance-symptoms.com/. Many people are finding they are intolerant of gluten or allergic to it and are trying to eliminate it from their diets.  This is quite an undertaking because gluten is ubiquitous in the American diet.  Mike’s […]

Serving Size Recommendations for a Recovery Drink

June 14th, 2011 (22 Comments)

The composition of Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink is the optimal blend of nutrients to facilitate every athlete’s recovery from strenuous exercise.  However, like all aspects of nutrition, the amount of post-workout supplementation should be unique and customized for each individual.  A universal serving size is not appropriate for a population who differ in size, gender, […]

Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink Fitness Challenge – Win Mike’s Mix: Exercise #1 One-legged Pistol Squat on Ball

April 28th, 2011 (2 Comments)

Click here to see one-footed pistol squat on ball Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink fitness challenge is an opportunity to test oneself with a series of very difficult exercises that require balance, strength, agility, and flexibility.  Although performing these exercises requires a great amount of athleticism, with enough focused training and time, a healthy individual should […]

Practice makes … perfect?

March 20th, 2011 (No Comments)

I’m not sure I’d go THAT far, but running week after week, building on the previous “success”, is making this task easier.  I can feel the progress when I go jog for an hour, and am not terribly tired at the end of the jog.  It’s even better when the next morning I’m not sore, […]

Can Lactose Intolerant Individuals use Mike’s Mix Recovey Drink?

March 1st, 2011 (8 Comments)

Question and Answer: Q: I am lactose intolerant. Should I avoid Mike’s Mix, which contains whey protein concentrate? How much lactose is in your product? Should I be looking for a pure whey protein isolate instead? A: There is no such thing as “pure” whey protein. Whey protein is offered in a concentrated form where […]

Who likes running? I’m trying to

February 24th, 2011 (2 Comments)

I’ve heard of people who love running.  I’ve heard there is supposed to be a runner’s high.  I may have experienced that once or twice in my life when I was in running shape.   There’s a lot of mental work in running, I think. In the past, running was what I had to do for […]

Chocolate Mike’s Mix has arrived!

February 22nd, 2011 (7 Comments)

The wait is over!  Mike’s Mix now has a brand new, absolutely delicious flavor for its recovery drink – Chocolate!  If you like chocolate then you will love this new formula. The rich, chocolaty flavor will keep you salivating through your hard workouts in anticipation for this heavenly reward.    Reasonably Priced!  At the same […]

Common Weight Loss Mistakes: #1 Low-Calorie Diets Don’t Work!

February 18th, 2011 (5 Comments)

Having been a personal trainer for the past 13 years I have had the opportunity to guide, encourage, and support hundreds of clients with goals involving weight loss and shaping.  I have seen great successes and triumphs, but I have also witnessed frustration and failure. Although it is always painful to see clients fall short […]

Where’s the connection?

February 4th, 2011 (2 Comments)

How do I know Mike?  He has been in my life since December of 2006 and my personal fitness trainer for several years.  During this time I’ve been through some life changes; some changes positive, others, let’s just call challenging.  A few months ago, Mike mentioned that I am “interesting” – hmmm, was that a […]

Where is my scoop?

January 1st, 2011 (2 Comments)

We include a scoop in all of our recovery drinks. If you are having trouble locating your scoop there is a good chance that it shifted deeper into your container/bag during the shipping process. Simply take a butter knife and carefully stir the contents to locate the missing scoop. In a few rare instances the […]

What is the shelf life of Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink?

January 1st, 2011 (No Comments)

Although our recovery drinks do not contain preservatives they will store very well in a cool dry place. If stored correctly the product will keep minimally for one year after purchase.

Why is there so much sugar in the recovery drink?

January 1st, 2011 (No Comments)

Although it is good practice to avoid sugar in the general diet, these high-glycemic carbohydrates provide the optimal substrate in a post-workout meal to restore glycogen (lost energy reserves) and maximize insulin response. In fact, if a recovery drink is not predominantly composed of quickly digesting carbohydrate, it is a gimmick. For a much more […]

Can I be made of Iron?

December 30th, 2010 (No Comments)

My name is Liliana River, and I want to complete my first Ironman Event in September 2011. You up for following me on this journey? I’ll be “docu-blogging” my trials and tribulations as I push myself to complete this event. Anyway, who am I? I’m a mid-40’s female who works as a police officer for […]