Three Phrases That Destroy Goals

Goals. What a high when we reach them and what a low when they feel so far away. Recently I’ve gone through some disappointing moments with not just getting closer to my goals, but life in general. First let me say, none of these were life-shattering and they were all very first world problems, but […]

Superfood For Runners

Fueling Your Training – Superfood for Runners How to Eat This Amazing Food What if I told you that there exists a superfood for runners that is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, is one of the cheapest foods, and is readily available? What if this food contained all the B […]

Low Carb Highly Filling Green Smoothie

Vegetables should be the foundation of almost every meal, I love this very low carb, full fat (and filling!) breakfast smoothie. Low Carb Highyl Filling Green Smoothie 1/3 can of full fat coconut milk 1 vanilla bean pod (inside scraped into blender) 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder A bunch of cooked spinach (yes, […]

Why Runners Should Be Eating Blue Foods

You are probably wondering why in the heck I felt the need to break food up into color categories. I hope that this helps you see how amazing real foods are, especially plant based foods, with all the amazing colors they come in (who needs Red #40 and FD&C Yellow #5 when you have things […]

Food for Race Performance-Beets

You Can’t “Beet” This Food for Race Performance BEETS If I had to narrow it down to one or two category of foods where I have seen the most benefit for runners (there are soooo many amazing real foods so it’s hard to have a favorite) I would have to go with what would be […]

Yellow/Orange Foods For A PR

Yellow/Orange foods are high in beta-cryptoxanthin and beta-carotene, which is a particularly good antioxidant.  Results from a study on the effect of beta-carotene on race performance published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise indicated that there was a statistically significant improvement in 5 kilometer race performance. The average race times during the […]

Super Easy (and yummy!) Broccoli

Super Easy (and yummy!) Broccoli This recipe is easy enough for a busy parent but yummy enough picky eaters will still enjoy it Read up more here on why runners should be eating more broccoli You Will Need: 2 lbs. of broccoli 2 tbs. olive oil ½ tsp.  ground coriander seeds ½ tsp. ground cumin […]

Long Runs and Staying Healthy

Long Runs and Staying Healthy Heavy training (lots of weekly mileage or very long runs) and staying healthy can often become difficult for many athletes to achieve and nutrition is a lot like training. It’s always a good idea to have several tools in your toolbox to pull out and use, but it’s also important […]