Fall spices, marathons, crunchy leaves, and cool weather are just a few of the things that make fall great. During the cooler months I find that I take my time waking up on weekend mornings and often find myself sitting on the couch reading a book first thing, rather than running outside for my workout before the heat sets in like I do in the summer months. By the time my husband wakes up, I've … [Read more...] about Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes
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If I've said it once on this blog, I've said it a thousand times, outdoor winter running changed my life. I'll never forget the time that in my pre-outdoor winter running days, my husband suggested I take my moody self outside for a run. I put on some workout clothes, laced up my sneakers and headed up to Central Park. I returned home more angry and in a worse mood than when I left. You wanna … [Read more...] about Running Essentials: The 6 Essential Items You Need for Winter Running
Did you know that without even seeing the label on this box of spinach you can tell if it's organic, conventional, or genetically modified? When grocery shopping, signs labeling foods can be scarce. I hate not knowing how much apples cost and whether or not they're organic or not since I try to avoid buying conventionally grown items from the dirty dozen list. I can imagine labeling things is … [Read more...] about Organic, Conventional or GMO? Be a Sleuth in the Grocery Store
Time and time again we have to establish that there isn't a one size fits all training or nutrition plan for athletes. The most important aspect of training is learning to listen to your body. This means giving in when you need a break, pushing through hard workouts when you're being a wimp, and fueling your body with the foods that allow you to do all of these things while feeling your … [Read more...] about How Does a Celebrity Chef Fuel for Endurance Training?
Aside learning I'm not lazy in the kitchen, with Marissa's help I've realized that making dinner for myself after a long day of teaching and training doesn't have to take a huge effort and an exhausting amount of time. You see, I'm slow in the kitchen. If a recipe says it takes thirty minutes to make, it takes me an hour. Can someone explain this to me? What I've learned is that prepping is key. … [Read more...] about Dinner in a Hurry: Garlicky Lentil Greens