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Category Archives: Fitness

Falling for Fall

I absolutely love Fall. I love all the seasons, but Fall is by far my fav. This is the time of year when I switch from white wine to red. I’m not sure why. We had unusually warm weather this week, and I found myself going back to white, so I’m guessing it’s a temperature thing. Does everyone do this? Here’s a fun article on white wine in the Winter : https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/white-wine-winter-talking-points-article The weather, the colors, the smells and the food are all good reasons to love Fall. Pumpkin everything, […]

Piperfield Wines Gets Fresh

Piperfield Wines Gets Fresh Chicago IL: Piperfield Wines’ 5k and 10k wine labels are now a part of the Fresh Coast wine portfolio. These wines featuring fabulous finishes, were crafted by 4th generation winemakers, hailing from Lodi California, Wine Enthusiasts’ “Wine Region of the Year 2015.” Throughout the world 5k races celebrate community, benevolence and health. Piperfield Wines is dedicated to doing the same: 5% of all profits will be donated to local small charities submitted by you, through their Grateful Grapes Foundation. June 1st on the shelf at WineStyles […]

Piperfield Wine Running Team 2016 Race Calendar

Piperfield Wine Running Team 2016 Race Calendar Piperfield Wines running team will be attending all of the following races. If you are interested in running with us please register and look out for our Facebook event! March 19th 2016 – Live Grit Lakefront 10 Miler – Register Here April 3rd 2016 – Shamrock Shuffle 8k- Register Here May 1st 2016 – Super Mannys Mission Shuffle 5k – Register Here May 7th 2016 – Cinco de Miler 5 Miler – Register Here June 4th 2016 – ZERO Prostate Cancer 5k – Register Here June 5th 2016 […]

A Few Pearls for Spring

Easter Sunday started out super sweet 60 and sunny. From there, the temp dropped 15 degrees and it poured. Living in the Midwest sure has it perks, no scenery, no oceans…ok, admittedly it’s not that great here, but the seasons are as magnificent as they are exasperating. When the sun shines and the weather is good, you best get your tails outdoors! Otherwise, if you hesitate…the moment can be lost. There are a lot of things that can be done during less than ideal weather: laundry, painting, cleaning, napping and […]

Music for your Wine and Runs

    Music for your Wine and Runs Studies have shown that listening to music during a run works wonders on the mind and body. Not only can it improve results by acting as a motivational tool and as a distraction from fatigue, but it can help improve lung function. Music reduces your perception of how hard you are running by about 10%. Lowering your perception of effort and blocking some of the internal stimuli trying to reach your brain such as fatigue. Music elevates positive aspects of mood such as excitement and […]

Protection for those Cold Weather Runs

Let us start from the top.  You lose a reported 10% of heat from your head, so it is important to keep it covered.  Wear a hat of synthetic, wicking material.  Also remember that wind increases the effects of the cold, if it’s near-freezing use a face mask or scarf to cover your neck and face.  In addition, protect your skin from windburn and frostbite by using a sweat-resistant moisturizer such as BodyGlide, or Kiehl’s All-Sport Non-Freeze Face Protector. Dress as if it is 20 degrees warmer, when starting your […]

New Fitness Trackers Might Be Too Smart!

No one has invented a fitness/wine tracker yet, but here are a few of the newer fitness trackers worth looking into. First though, there is a service called Lumoid, which allows you to try out 5 different trackers for 2 weeks for only $25. The fee is waived if you buy one of them. This is genius! How many pedometers have you bought over the years, only to wear them for a week then try and pawn them off on some sucker at your garage sale? Whether you’re a noob […]

Quotes that help you combine your love for Running and Wine

I recently participated in a 5k event with a wine theme. This event wasn’t charity driven or timed, so it was what I consider to be a “Fun Run.” The event offered some sweet swag and I especially liked the T-shirts. Here were some of my favs. Will Run for Wine NOVINOPHOBIA: The Fear of Running out of Wine Wine Keeps Me Running Run Now Wine Later Running and Wine- Cheaper then Therapy Running Out for Wine is My Cardio Is there wine at the finish line? I run because […]