Sunday, September 25, 2011

So how can we survive the Flu season? Ask Dr. Dale Brown

So how can we survive the Flu season? Strenthen the immune system! Take care of your spine and nervous system! University of Rochester School of Medicine -David Foelten, M.D., PhD., professor of neurobiology and anatomy “Nerve fibers go into virtually every organ of the immune system. We found that if you took the nerves away from the spleen or lymph nodes, you virtually stopped immune response in it’s tracks.” Its critical that your spine is in the proper posistion for optimal nerve control of the immune system. So when your body is fighting something like the flu, strengthen your immune system through getting adjustments to remove pressure from your nerve system. Supplement Recommendations: 1. Vit. D - Critical for proper immune function! 2. Pro-biotics - Healthy bacteria in your gut strengthens and fortifies your immune system! 3. Raw Garlic - Natural anti-viral, and promote healthy gut bacteria, also loaded with vit. C 4. Vit. C - Everyone know this crucial nutrient. 5. Oregano Oil - Natural promoter of good bacteria and kill bacteria. 1drop in a glass of water for a sore throat. 6. Coconut Oil - Healthy fats boost the bodies natural defenses.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Marathon Chiropractic. Have you tried it yet?!!

Marathon Chiropractic is a Maximized Living Health Center. Being a part of Maximized Living sets us apart from other chiropractors. We are a health care delivery system that focuses on the Five Essentials of what we believe to be true health. Those Five Essentials are a Maximized Mind, Maximized Nerve Supply, Maximized Quality Nutrition, Maximized Oxygen & Lean Muscle, and Minimized Toxins. Our patients here at Marathon Chiropractic are encouraged & taught how to apply the Five Essentials to their life. Every month we host free educational talks, webinars, and events that help bring true health into the lives of people in our community. If you're sick & tired of being sick & tired, we're the place for you! Check us out at or give us a call for more information at 931-591-2010 . We would love to help you make this year your best year ever!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

SCENTSY becomes a New Sponsor!! for TT 2011

Here is a word from one of our new sponsors of the the 2011 R3 Turkey Trot 5 and 10 Mile. Don't Miss It!! November 19, 2011. (Expo November 28, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn). Give Victoria a call if you have some smelly shoes!! Scent Circles are amazing!!

Scentsy is a great alternative to open-source candles! They have decorative warmers which heat the wax cubes with a low-watt lightbulb. The wax is infused with scent oils and is a high-quality paraffin wax. What does this mean? It means that if a child puts their fingers into the wax, it will NOT burn them! The warmers all have on/off switches and a protective covering on the bottom of the warmers to protect your table surfaces. They also have plug-ins which are like night lights and if your outlets are upside down or sideways, the stems turn to accommodate the direction of your outlets. With Scentsy, there’ll be no more soot on your walls and no more clogging your ducts, which candles will do over time.
There are also several other products available. If candles are not your thing, but you like your home to smell amazing, there are room sprays. They are concentrated, so one spray goes a long way. In addition to the room sprays, there are scent paks for your dresser drawers, closets, or anywhere you want to smell great.
For those on the go, there are scent circles and travel tins. Hang a scent circle from your rearview mirror or closet, in your office, or in your laundry room. Travel tins can be placed in gym bags, gym lockers, between the trash can and liner, in diaper pails between the liner and pail, under your seat in your vehicle, anywhere. The tins won’t melt in a hot car!
If you’d like an introduction to Scentsy or would love to sample the 80+ scents available, please contact Victoria Gildernew at 931-538-0219 or my website at

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Women's Half Marathon!!

Well, making my checklist for the upcoming months....

-Train to see if I want to run a half-marathon.
-Sign up online with a $10 coupon off and still pay over $85.
-Train and endure long days, pain, hot sweaty weather, smelly socks, tired days, early mornings.
-Run a Cool half marathon with friends while my mom watches my girls.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Getting into shape!

I think every woman in Clarksville is training for the Women's Half Marathon in Nashville. I just want everyone to know that no matter how good or bad it goes, You should never party this hard after the race!! But, I think it will be a pretty sweet event. I am even training for this myself, and I am really looking forward to making this a fun week. However, whoever said getting in shape is fun, was probably already in shape. I am not completely out of shape, but as I put on more mileage, I am seeing my body morph! Yes, I said morph.. and whether you have an extra 5lbs or 20lbs, when you see that dwindle a bit, you feel like a Rock Star and it is great. Makes you want to ensure you make your workouts, not make an excuse not to go and let it slip to all your friends.."yeah, I am running a little, training for a half-marathon, hehehe". You also start to see yourself trying to get everyone involved in the race. By now though, the pants that my father-in-law dried are now fitting and I am looking at calories, intake and all the non-fun stuff that goes with training. It seems what also goes with starting training again is any injuries that were not there before or may have been there in high school are back!!! Nothing major, so training is going well and I look forward to seeing everyone on the course. Rotary Park this weekend and Rails to trails this coming week!

Take a look at the website, for all the new stuff!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Meet our March "Feetured" Runner of the Month

Check Donna Pittman out!!
Mom to Marathoner
In just a few months, I will celebrate 3 years of running. I took my first steps as a runner in June of 2007, right after my 3rd child turned one. I wanted to get into shape and lose the last of the “mommy weight.” That first day, I struggled to make it ¼ mile. I thought I was going to die, but I hung in there and gradually ran more and more. Running my first mile was a huge accomplishment—I was so proud! My first race was the R-3 Anniversary 5K in August of 2007. I was determined not to walk or come in last! Crossing that first finish line changed my life. Since then, I’ve been blessed to have avoided injuries and been able to complete 2 marathons, 6 half-marathons, and several 5K’s and 10K’s.
Running has added so much to my life. It gives me time for reflection and “me time.” It gives me time with friends. It makes me feel strong and like an athlete for the first time in my life. It allows me to push my limits. It brings adventure into my life. It allows me to set concrete goals and work toward achieving them.
I feel like running is a gift I’ve been given. I’m just sad I waited until I was 36 years old to begin! Now that I know what running has done for me, I try to make it a point to share this “gift” of running with others. I’ve been documenting my journey from mom to marathoner on for the past two and a half years. I joined the Clarksville Running Club two years ago and always try to talk to and encourage new runners. Last summer, I took it one step further and became a certified running coach through RRCA. Now I teach classes at the YMCA for beginning runners and aspiring half marathoners.
I wish I could say I am a “gifted” runner, but I’m not. I’m a middle-of-the-pack runner on a good day. I’m slow, but determined! Marathons are my new passion. The highlight of my running life has to be finishing the Birmingham Marathon on February 14, 2010, in 4:45:51, a 31-minute PR. I ran with my heart that day, and the joy I felt in crossing that finish will stay with me for a lifetime.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Read here about Kate Hover, a Mom, a Military Wife, a Runner, a positive part of the Clarksville Community.

I am a military wife and mother of three (6, 5, and 3 years old). I started running 13 years ago in Georgia after meeting another military wife who was a runner. We lived in the same apartment complex, had both recently married, and moved away from home for the first time in our lives. We’d meet to run, chat, and to pass the time while our husbands were away. Since I was new to running, a mile or two was about all we’d accomplish. Next, my husband and I moved to Hawaii where I met another military wife who motivated me to run. She had just recently had a baby and was trying to get back into shape. While in Hawaii, I ran several races including a marathon, a triathlon and an adventure race that lasted over 17 hours and covered 72 miles! However, I didn’t consider myself a serious runner and I just enjoyed each event at my own pace. It wasn’t until three more moves and three babies that I started to get serious about running. I had three kids in three years, and I had already quit my job as a teacher to stay home and take care of the children.

After my third child was born (on the same day my husband left for a 12-month deployment to Iraq), I set a goal to get back into shape and to become a better runner. I started out running short mileage, but I trained for and ran the Army Ten Miler in October 2007 averaging 8:20 per mile. I was thrilled! Up to this point I never thought that I could run faster than a 9-minute mile. After that race, I joined a local running group in Charlottesville, Virginia and trained for another ten-miler. Just five months after the Army Ten Miler, I ran the Charlottesville Ten Miler at less than 8:00 per mile!
Now I am part of the R3 Team in Clarksville. Running with a group has helped me meet people in the community, to learn the area, and to run in places where I normally would not have visited. I never would have met my running friends if it weren’t for the group. I would rather meet friends for a run than for lunch, shopping, or pedicures. The R3 Team has also helped me become a better runner. I ran the Country Music Half Marathon in April at 7:37 per mile.

Although I usually crave running , there are times when it can feel like a chore. Times when the kids’ homework and extra activities seem endless... Times when my kids are sick or when my husband is working long hours or deployed... But it doesn’t matter - I make running a priority. I schedule it on the calendar along with my children’s school and sporting events, volunteering, FRG meetings, etc. It helps that my husband is a huge supporter, but I get a babysitter for times when he can’t be home. Running requires a commitment, but the payoff is more than worth it.

To all of you busy moms out there, I say NO EXCUSES. Make a commitment to yourself. Set a goal and start out small if you are new to running. If I can do it, you can too! Running makes me a better mom. I love it!