Stuffed Dates

By | 2018-12-20T11:50:50+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|

This one is for the cyclists. I look at you the way most look at me. “Oh, you run marathons? You’re just crazy.” You ride a bike for hours? That is just crazy. I have trust issues with my feet being permanently connected to a two-wheeled teetering object. But, I pretended to be a cyclist [...]

Quick Chicken Chili

By | 2018-12-20T11:52:04+00:00 December 27th, 2018|Nutrition, Recipes|

Can we all just collectively agree that swimming in the winter time is rough. First, you have to develop the fortitude to actually enter the pool. I love to observe how other people prolong jumping into the inevitably chilly water. “Stretching” “Adjusting goggle straps” “Re-situating their equipment bag” Ok, I admit when I say, other [...]

Snickerdoodle Protein Dip

By | 2018-12-20T11:37:47+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Nutrition, Recipes|

I have officially taken out my hammer and nail because it is back to the build phase, yet again. It always astonishes me how quickly we lose fitness. Didn’t I just run 26.2 miles a few short weeks ago? I now become asthmatic walking up a flight of stairs. In my hiatus from running, I [...]

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadilla Recipe

By | 2018-11-23T12:31:35+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Nutrition, Recipes|

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas just yet. But, close. It is taper time. Time to frolic through fields of freshly baked bread, slither into family-sized boxes of crackers, and roast potatoes with every meal! All while running 30 minutes a day and spending afternoons on the couch cuddled up [...]

Lean Protein: Seedy Salmon Filet

By | 2018-11-16T07:43:42+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Nutrition, Recipes|

T-12 days until race day means time to meticulously stalk the weather forecast and eat everything I should have been eating the last 4 months. It never fails, the last 2 weeks of training before a race spurs a frantic urge to cross off all the tasks on my “good athlete” to-do list. ❏ Sleep [...]

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

By | 2018-11-02T08:15:18+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Nutrition, Recipes|

Flushed cheeks, crisp air,  and a slight burn in my lungs have slowly welcomed their way into my workouts this week. That can only mean one thing- fall is here! Fall tends to stir up different emotions in everyone. For some it means football season or apple picking. Others think bonfires and hayrides. My first [...]

Veggie Packed Chicken Salad Sandwich

By | 2018-10-12T08:18:16+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Nutrition, Recipes|

Last Wednesday I left the house at 5:30 pm to go for a midweek, 1:30 minute long run in 94 degree heat. By 7:30 pm I was delving into my nutritious, refreshing, vibrant meal prepared solely by me with zero ingredients prepped ahead of time. Oh, and to keep the timeline accurate, I decided what [...]

High Protein Breakfast: Grab ‘n’ Run Frittatas

By | 2018-10-03T11:32:50+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Nutrition, Recipes|

Grab-and-run (literally) is the name of the game for most, but especially for those of us who are juggling busy lives and crazy training schedules. It takes foresight, meticulous calendar juggling, and a whole lot of self-discipline to be so dedicated. You are not only planning your actual training regimen, but also factoring in nutrition [...]