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Race Report: The 2008 Curwensville Lake Upper West Branch Triathlon

With my renewed interest in running thanks to ChiRunning, plus the fact that gasoline topped $4.00 a gallon even here in the boondocks, a triathlon on my home turf sounded like a great idea. The race in question was the Upper West Branch Triathlon that starts and ends at Curwensville Lake in Curwensville, PA, and shares a similar course to the Tour de Susquehanna bike race.

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Tested: Fiva Health & Energy Drink

Healthy energy drinks aren’t going away anytime soon! The latest healthy drink I have found amongst the thousands of terrible drinks is called Fiva. It’s pronounced “five-ah” which originates from the phrase “five a day.” That’s because you’re supposed to get “five a day” when it comes to servings of fruits and vegetables, but the majority of people don’t get enough.

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How To Shave Your Legs: A Guide for First Timers

There comes a time in every cyclist’s life where you’re going to think about shaving your legs. Even if you don’t plan to actually shave your legs, you have to wonder why some cyclists do it. But if you do want to shave your legs, you have to ask yourself, “now how exactly do I do this?”

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Tested: Gatorade Tiger

Despite going in the wrong direction with the low-calorie G2, Gatorade is back on track with their latest addition, Gatorade Tiger. At first I thought this new formula would make me as strong and fast as a tiger, but it’s actually named after Tiger Woods. Becoming a top pro golfer doesn’t sound bad though, so I decided to test this out…

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FRS Healthy Energy Drink – My Thoughts and Experiences

It was an intense, energy-packed test, but it was fun, and I have finally finished my FRS Healthy Energy reviews. It sure took a lot of time (and money) to get everything tested in a variety of situations, but I have finished, and all my reviews are posted. Check this out to see my final thoughts and suggestions for picking the right FRS drink for the occasion.

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Tested: FRS Healthy Energy Drink (In Cans)

You can’t have an energy drink without having a cool looking can, so I was pleased to see that FRS Healthy Energy comes in these fancy cans. The cans are neat and FRS offers a wider variety of flavors in cans, but as you would expect, the cans command a much higher price than the FRS powder or liquid concentrate. That’s the price of convenience. But there is nothing like opening a fresh can and enjoying a smooth, consistent texture, no stirring required.

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Tested: Peak Bar ‘Breakfast To Go’ Bar

Many years ago when I first started consuming the delicacies known as energy bars, there was this one giant bar called the Peak Bar. It was big, extremely high in calories, and expensive. I don’t know what happened between then and now, but I just finished a box of Peak Bar “Breakfast to Go” bars. While I’m only 99% positive the bar I remember was actually called a Peak Bar, I’m 100% positive that this Peak Bar is something different, or at least a new formula.

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Tested: FRS Healthy Energy Chews

Along with energy drinks in cans and in powdered form, one of the latest trends is doing energy chews. Clif Bar introduced the Clif Shot Bloks, Jelly Belly entered the market with Sport Beans, and there are also things called Sharkies energy chews. Not to be outdone, FRS (which also does cans and powders) created their own version of energy chews. The FRS antioxidant health chews take the tried and true FRS energy drink formula and condense it into these bite-size chews, perfect for “on the go” workouts such as cycling.

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