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
Fuel & Recipes
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
This weekend when prepping your healthy meals for the week, take that one step further and prep your breakfast. On days when I'm not sipping a green juice or smoothie for breakfast, I've discovered a healthier alternative to nut butter and toast. It's easy to make and tastes delicious. Here are the three ingredients: Simply bake a few sweet potatoes on Sunday when you're prepping your … [Read more...] about Sixty-Second 3 Ingredient Weekday Breakfast for Fall
Before, during and after a run what you eat matters. No matter what kind of "eater" you are, you have to figure out which foods fuel you without weighing you down. In the days before a big race I make sure I eat foods that make me feel "light". The last thing I want to do is eat foods that weigh me down. While this list is different for everyone here's what works for me leading up to a race, … [Read more...] about Running Essentials Thursday: Nailing Nutrition