Hutch is a nickname from Team In Training. I blog and vlog about running, healthy actions and living simply.


Moxie’s Morning Run And Stuff

Moxie’s Morning Run And Stuff

How many shots does it take to get Moxie to look at the camera?2014-9-22-moxie-collageThings have settled down, schedule wise, and I have a morning run planned with  Moxie every day of the week!

This morning I imagined taking her for a 2 mile jog but I failed to plan a route. I went what I thought might be close to 2 miles, winding around in our neighborhood, but it was only 1.2. We’ll fix that tomorrow.

I am keenly…

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What If?

I don’t like to play the “What If?” game when it comes to things in the past. If I’m doing that, it means I’m battling regret and unforgiveness. However, when it comes to the future…I play “What If?” quite a bit. You and I could make a thousand different decisions this week. What if one of them turned out to be the beginning of something new and amazing?


Here is a recent photo of Moxie. She’s…

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Fitwall | Fitness in 40 Minutes

Fitwall | Fitness in 40 Minutes

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Fitwall.

2014-9-15-fitwall-reviewI know I JUST wrote the teaser about this last week, but I’m eager to tell you all about it! The workout was intense but fun! I felt like I was playing on a grown-up’s jungle gym and yes, a few days later I’m still store. I’ll share my experience and try to cover any questions from my previous post.

Right off the bat, I’ll…

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I’m Going to Hit the Wall

I’m Going to Hit the Wall

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Fitwall.

Sorry, this isn’t a post about running marathons! 

My plans to “hit the wall” aren’t about running at all, but about a new adventure in fitness! This Saturday I’m going to try a new kind of workout, one that collects data about my body so I can enhance my workout in real time. It’s called Fitwall. [Cue short but awesome…

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WIN Detergent vs The Sweat Smell


Disclosure StatementSweat is good when you’re working out. It’s not so great when it sticks to your expensive performance gear and embeds it’s odor into the fibers. You pull out that nice technical top, fresh from the drawer, but it smells like day old…well, YOU. Blech. What can you do about that?

WIN Detergent vs The Sweat Smell

I used to surrender any items that couldn’t shake that stank to the cleaning…

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Hutch’s Next Chapter

Hutch’s Next Chapter

Fun news and some changes to my life. This is a pretty personal post but an update on running, working in fitness, and some questions for you (my sounding board) on possible next steps.

Less running more cycling.

Never thought I’d type those words. A while back I wrote about running with Up And Running Again, a charity program training at risk youth to complete a half marathon. It was going great…

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AMRAP Bars Review and Giveaway

AMRAP Bars Review and Giveaway #raisethebar #AMRAPNutrition #sweatpink @AMRAPUSA

2014-9-4-disclosureWhat are AMRAP Bars?

Well, let’s start with just bars in general. Why do people eat food mashed up into square bars and packaged in a wrapper?



Bars are portable food. If they are “health food” bars (as opposed to candy bars), they should provide nutritional benefits to help you keep up with your active-self!

2014-9-4-amrap-bikeThere are all kinds of bars [click here to read a review of some I’ve tried…

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Boudin Bread Art Comes to HB

Boudin Bread Art Comes to HB

Everything good in my life comes from TheValentineRD these days. I swear. I won an awesome LiveWell360 bag from her. She recommended great places for me to go in Napa. AND she also tipped me off to a free dinner at the new Boudin SF in Huntington Beach! It opens tomorrow and it is delicious!2014-9-3-boudin-front

Before the Grand Opening tomorrow, Boudin SF gave away free lunches and dinners for if you reserved a spot…

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30 In Napa with Friends, Food and Wine

30 In Napa with Friends, Food and Wine

Last weekend I celebrated 30 in Napa with the only two friends I’m certain to have for life.2014-9-2-fortune

Heather’s witty sarcasm and Remy’s relaxed embrace of all things adventure were just what I needed my senior year of college. We’d chat about our future plans at Dave & Buster’s every Thursday night. There was usually beer and the occasional splurge on shots!


In our 20s.

In our 20’s, we ate Starbucks…

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Guest Post: Strength Training by Ariana

Guest Post: Strength Training by Ariana

2014-9-1-napa-teaserI’m home! I hope everyone is having an awesome holiday weekend. I just got back from a trip to Napa Valley and I’ll be sharing all about the wine and food on the blog tomorrow.

For today I have an awesome guest post from Ariana! She is a personal trainer and has a great strength training circuit for runners! Last week we had a Run This Twitter Chat with TOPO Athletic that talked all about…

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Top 10 Running Drills For Speed And Efficiency

Guest Post: Top 10 Running Drills For Speed And Efficiency #runthisyear #sweatpink

2014-8-29-livewellbagHappy Friday!

So I’m flying to Napa today to taste ALL the wine! Ha. I’ve been dreaming of this trip for a long time! (I’ve been to Napa 2x but never had time for wine tasting. Always running.)

Anywho, I have a very cool guest post about running drills from Mercedes who blogs at Perpetual Awesomeness

Before I hand it over to her, I wanted to thank Melissa (TheValentineRD) and Live Well 360for…

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Sleep Training 101

2014-8-18-Disclosure Statement

2014-8-28-sleep-meme-1I know you know that sleep is important for general health and training. Sleep falls into that category of things we know we need to prioritize but don’t…along with flossing and drinking enough water each day. However, if you ignore sleep long enough and you’ll go bat crap crazy.

2014-8-28-sleep-meme-2What if we approach sleep as training, not a health or hygiene chore?

I’m going to share some ideas to help you with 

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Arrowhead Getaway

I’ve known that August was going to be my busiest month, but wow. I’ve just came out of the second of three consecutive weekends away from home. First it was IDEA World. Last weekend it was a bachelorette party in Lake Arrowhead. Next weekend it will be a trip to Napa.

Fortunately Moxie can handle weekends alone with dad.
Can’t say she’s thrilled about it, though.


Why does she sit like that?!


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The Run Factor: Being Grateful

The Run Factor: Being Grateful

For many, the decision to start running is an important landmark. Running has a way of changing how we see things. The ongoing decision to run influences who you are. It’s what I call the The Run Factor.


I’m sharing a few runner’s stories about “The Run Factor” in their life. Today we hear Cara’s story. Cara is a nutritionist from NY who specializes in breast cancer and plant-based diets. She…

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#ActiveLivingChallenge | Recap Week 3 @LornaJaneActive @FitApproach

Well, the last 7 days of the Active Living Challenge have come and gone! Let’s review how Week 3 went, shall we?

#ActiveLivingChallenge | Recap Week 3 @LornaJaneActive @FitApproach

Well, the last 7 days of the Active Living Challenge have come and gone! Let’s review how Week 3 went, shall we?