The Weekly Pep Talk #277
Start May 11, 2015
by Stephanie Atwood
Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential
– Anthony Robbins.
This quote was retrieved from our January 2010 Weekly Pep Talk. This newsletter, The Weekly Pep Talk, has been sent consistently since 2007!
WOW Woman of the Week: Robbi Cook is one of the longest term members of Go WOW Team. She is a quiet, consistent (and surprisingly daring!) member. Thank you for your support of Go WOW Team Robbi. It’s been a good adventure so far. Where do we go next? Here is a quote from Robbi after her second half marathon in 2010. ”Thank you WOW team for inspiring me to run my second 1/2 marathon! I never would have imagined doing this a year ago…more
May Birthdays – Lily Chien-Davis, Edie Cote, Faith Wolper-Terwilliger, Kim Lowe, Kelly Woodard, Kathryn Levenson, Christie Aereias, Gretchen Treffilletti, Jessica Mangaccat, Michaela Ristaino, Pam Skiles, Aisling Lipton, Ingrid Canepa, Becky Freeman, Sara Tarantino. Happy Birthday Ladies!
See Jane Run Discount Coupon 25% off for anyone. You don’t have to be a WOW Member. And, this applies for all races, all distances, including Alameda and Seattle 5K, half marathon and the fall duathlon, triathlon at Shadow Cliffs! Code: SJRAMB15300 at www.seejanerun.com
Ready to Beat Fat, Get Fit, Go from Couch to Accomplished? Join Coach Stephanie on Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 PM
Coach Pep Talk for the Week:
Maca. Who knows about maca? I know some of you use it already and I am thinking of adding Maca Capsules to our current supplement list at AtLastTheBest.com.
What is maca? It is a root, grown in the high altitudes of South America. It is totally natural and has been touted as having magical qualities including higher energy levels, hormone balancing and increased libido. My main interest, as a nutritionist and coach, is in a natural pick-me-up as a morning alternative to coffee.
Maca is high in natural starch, meaning it has a high glucose content. This is clearly part of why it would give someone energy. I know of people who put a bit of maca powder in their smoothies in the morning for its “super food” benefits. However, the 1 tsp. recommended dosage does not infer that one would get a sugar rush. Granted, the powder is dehydrated and much denser than the fresh root but there is probably more to its energy potential than just its starch content.
I have tried maca powder sprinkled on oatmeal and found it quite unappealing. Some describe it as “tasting like dirt”. Thus, the capsules (or v-caps) to be precise (vegan-caps) would offer the energizing effect and the convenience of taking the supplement whenever you like rather than having to blend with other food.
Tell me if you use maca and what your experience has been. I am very interested in whole food nutrition and supplementation, when possible. Maca seems like a good option and one that I am adding to my morning regimen. Who else takes maca?
Here is a link to an interesting article about maca and the appropriate dosage for healthy use.
Fill in your workouts online through our WOW Team/Strava Challenge (Kim C joined!) or continue using the paper form for the WOW Team Challenge. Your choice but be sure to DO IT! If using Strava just list Go WOW in the title of your workout to distinguish it from other non-WOW workouts. I’ve been listing all my workouts based on time, not miles. You can do both but I will only list my races with times. This will keep the rest of my information a bit private while still sharing the important stuff and keeping me “honest”.
Link to the WOW Team Challenge Form. Are you filling in your WOW Team Challenge Form? We have several members who have claimed their 10 hour dog tag. Come on ladies! There are more of you out there!
- Kim Conner
- Allison Hickey
- Kathleen Davis
- Jacque Keller
- Nicole Dryden
- Anne Olson
Please announce your 10 hour achievement on Facebook and keep track of your hours. We will reward you at our next Wednesday or Sunday workout and will put your photo on the Facebook Winners Circle and Go WOW Team page. Who else has gotten to Level 2 at 10 hours completed? Now, keep going to the next level at 50 hours! That’s some major miles. I am now at 48 hours and zeroing in on the 50 hour badge. Who else is there?
Marathon Minute: from Coach Lauren – Read more about WOW Team Mentors on our Website Blog. These posts go all the way back to 2010.
Bay Area Go WOW News
They did it! The Golden Gate Relay is now over and seemed like quite the event. They started in Calistoga and just kept going until they got to Santa Cruz. Congratulations to the 12 women who participated: Karin T, Lizette B, Allison H, Leslie G, Gina H, Gretchen T, Lori W, Jessica M, Michelle K, Cecilia H, Nicole D, Tres F!
We are in the process of putting together a book about the experience and will let you know when it is published. I will produce a Kindle book first and, who knows, we may turn it into a best seller!
Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there. It always surprises me how many of you choose to get out and run rather than sleep in. You are some awesome mothers!
It was great to see Sophie J join us last Sunday after having just graduated with her Masters in Family Counseling while also running a family with 3 small children. So good to see you Sophie. Keep coming!
Coach Lauren is on a trip to Greece and Turkey until mid June. Yikes! What am I going to do? Have a great trip Lauren. We miss you already.
The half marathon and 5K training is going well. I see our new members gaining strength and speed. If you stick with the plan you will be well prepared on race day for a quality race. And, I can guarantee you will not finish last!
So much of participating in a race is the confidence to finish. All of you have already completed the distance many times or, if you are training for the half marathon, you are building steadily. Now it is just fine tuning your training and sticking with it. Don’t give up! You can do this!
This Thursday will be the intro/orientation for our Couch to Accomplished Program. Join the call to learn more about this amazing fat burning program. And if you haven’t listened to the videos I offered earlier this month, here is a link to all 4 segments with videos about your perfect body, 7 minute exercise sets, and the importance of water. I hope some of you will join me on Thursday for the live call of Beat Fat, Get Fit, Couch to Accomplished
When: Thursday May 14, 6PM
What: Dial in call with Coach Stephanie to explain how to become a more efficient fat burner
How: Dial in: 1 712 432-3011 Code 211360
Additional: Coach Stephanie will go over the 10 day program for how to burn more of your body’s stores of fat. This is based on her best-selling book Belly Fat Blowout and works for already lean athletes or “wannabe’s who would like to reduce that donut around their waist.
It’s free and you will learn a lot.
See you Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday. I’m up for this. How about you?
See Jane Run Racers
New, Free! Wednesday Community Boot Camp at Bella Vista Park in Oakland. Join me for this new community gathering – free boot camp at 8:30 every Wednesday morning. Details on Meetup
Big Sur it is! You voted, we listened! Go WOW Team will be participating, once again, in the Big Sur 5K and Half Marathon on November 7-8. Mark your calendars now as you have to sign up early to be guaranteed a spot in the race. You also need accommodations and Go WOW handles some of this, or you can do your own. Either way, you need to prepare EARLY.
Bits and Pieces…
Start your own WOW Team neighborhood group. We’ll help! We’re just in the testing stages of this but if you want to start your own group contact StephanieAtwood@gowowliving.com. Let’s expand and share the Go WOW LOVE in your city or state!
At Last The Best and Go WOW Living are offering all products recommended by Coach Stephanie, including supplements, books, and more. Check it out! http://atlastthebest.com
Go WOW Team is our team website! http://gowowteam.com.
Facebook Links – Please LIKE us on our public page at http://facebook.com/gowowteam and http://facebook.com/wowliving and, for Members only, ask for an invitation to The Winners’ Circle (details in your New Member’s Welcome Letter)
RSVP on Meetup – Whether you are a member or drop-in, please RSVP on http://meetup.com/gowowteam . Members do not have to pay an additional fee, just click through when you RSVP. Your Meetup RSVP also assures that if we need to cancel, you will be notified!
Amazon Books by Best Selling Author Coach Stephanie Atwood
Books are also available online at our new website at http://atlastthebest.com and on Amazon in Kindle format and paperback.
Belly Fat Blow-out 2! http://amzn.to/19hyouV Sequel to the bestselling Belly Fat Blowout 1. Lose inches, balance blood sugar, reduce night sweats, burn fat and be a better athlete.
Belly Fat Blowout Book 1 http://amzn.to/ZkB8A2 . Now in paperback, too.
Run Faster Race Even Better http://amzn.to/WYNXje
Run Faster Race Better http://amzn.to/Wi5Qfg Now in paperback, too.
Journal – A Day of Achievement and Inspiration – in paperback only http://amzn.to/1o9OCjr
Please leave a review on Amazon.com if you can. I love the feedback and the positive reviews help sell the books. 20 words are all it takes! Thanks – Coach
Share your updates and photos with us on The Winners’ Circle. Let’s help each other stay accountable and let each of us know that we are important. That’s what running buddies do! That is why the WOW Team exists! Let’s get this done together. Go Running Buddies!
Note that meetup and the Go WOW Team website offer directions by clicking on the maps and location links. It’s better, oftentimes, to look over our pre thought out descriptions than just setting your GPS and heading out. Some of our locations are difficult to find using GPS because they don’t have a precise address. When you RSVP if for any reason we need to cancel, we can notify you. Please RSVP. Thanks!
Questions, comments? Post them on Facebook, if possible. Meetup works too.
Upcoming Events of Note: (this is not a complete WOW Team calendar)
- May 14 – Couch to Accomplished, Beat Fat, Get Fit was postponed until this date. Join us for the live call
- May 16 – Saturday Trail Runs, check with Tres on the series of trail runs that she will lead for intermediate runners. First one is May 16 at 1:00. Details on Meetup.
- May 23 – Saturday workouts with Susan Haworth in Alameda. Susan has offered to help out with some Saturday fun workouts for all levels. Starting On May 23, with about one each month. Details coming soon on Meetup.
- May 31 – practice on See Jane Run Half marathon Course
- June 20-21 – See Jane Run Expo and Race
- June 27 – Tres’ Trail Run
- June 28 – Triathlon Orientation Talk and Clinic
- July 11 – Plan Nutrition for Peak Race and Training Performance – a talk by Coach Stephanie at Road Runner Sports in Berkeley
Details for these special events are on meetup. For the full calendar of WOW Workouts go to our website at or http://meetup.com/gowowteam
Bay Area Women’s Racing Federation 2015 Calendar of Races – Want to race as a team? Join our Bay Area Women’s Racing Federation (BAWRF) and get in on the fun. Contact Coordinator Lizette if you plan to participate at Lizette.firstname.lastname@example.org . Here is the link to the schedule of races and how to register. http://www.pausatf.org/data/2015/RRSchedule2015.html .
Race for Money and Points. The Bay Area Women’s Racing Federation is Official
Specifically geared to racing in the USATF Sponsored Series that offers money and points to qualifying teams. Any woman may join us who loves to compete. You don’t have to be a WOW Member because this group will require separate, individual membership and annual team membership and insurance through USATF (United States Track and Field). Group information is available at http://meetup.com/bawrf-usa .There is a lot of information on the PAUSATF site, too. We list ourselves as BAWRF or Bay Area Women’s Racing Federation.
Be sure to look over our website at Go WOW Team website to realize ALL the VALUE of your WOW Membership.
Post on Winners’ Circle every week –Open to all WOW Members, current and former – Be sure to join if you haven’t already! http://www.facebook.com/groups/244142088969843/295132213870830/
#1 Robbi Cooke and Coach Stephanie at the Redding 9 miler, photo by Lauren Ganes
#2 Maca Root in its natural state. Photo from superiorsupplementmanufacturing.com
#3 The Golden Gate Relay Dynamic Dozen at the finish. Photographer unknown
#4 Eileen K at the finish of her leg at the Christmas Relays in SF, photo by Lauren Ganes
#5 Eileen K sprinting to the finish at the Big Sur 5K, photo by Lauren Ganes