No Excuses

This is for my clients with excuses out there.  I was at work at 5am this morning.  I coached 21 13-16yr old soccer players til 8:45pm.  Got home at 9. No taco bell for me. Here’s how : Sautee an onion, pepper, carrots and jalapeno with some pepper, sriracha, italian seasoning, and chili flakes.–i like it hot! The sauce pan is some chili I …

Type A runner

Training takes up a large part of your life.  If you add up the hours a week you spend running when preparing for a race, you will realize you have signed up for a part time job.  Therefore, it is important to make sure you keep reminders of your training visible so we don’t slack our training and get behind.  I …

Groceries

Fuel for the week: Veggies galore Ribeye Marinading for dinner tonight Sandwich fixing for the week Pot roast to slow cook tomorrow (thank you for the idea Emily!) Protein applesauce raspberry peanut butter muffins 2 dozen eggs Coconut water for electrolytes. $42.50 at trader joes….cheaper than what the steak dinner I’m going to cook tonight would cost at a restaurant …

A run in the park

Today I met some friends to run in the park.  Luckily in Seattle when you run in the park you get amazing views! The best part about running near Kerry park is you can refuel at The 5 spot!  It has great breakfast!  To all my runners who ran today in Redmond I’m sorry I couldn’t join you….it was too …

Starvin Marvin!

Subways got nothing on me!  Yummy sandwich and coconut water after a run and yoga! (I also had a protein gingersnap cookie right after class for a quick carb fix!) Tuna sandwich 405cal 17.5g fat 32.2g CHO 8.8g fiber 31.2g pro Check out that 1:1 ratio! Coconut water 16oz 86 cal 22 CHO

Power Sunday Cheat Day

I had a great power Sunday.  I slept in until 10, made a yummy 3 eggs, tomatoes, and toast.  Lounged around doing chores around the house to get ready for a busy week.  After a long month in January doing my 30 day yoga and run challenges my body told me I was tired and it was time for a reset. …

Rx: Red Meat

Most of America is being told to cut out red meat to reduce their cholesterol.  I have good news for you runners, as long as you have your blood work done every year and your cholesterol remains within healthy levels, you are FREE AND ENCOURAGED to eat red meat!  Why?, might you ask.  Because of the high levels of iron …

Why is Form Important?

Why is form important? Form is important for a couple reasons:  It makes us more efficient runners. Why would I want to be a more efficient runner you ask?  Because you will expend less energy.  Less energy expended means you have more energy left to run faster for longer leading to more pr’s. It is crucial for injury prevention.  What injuries …

Healthy Croquet Madame

I love french food.  One of my favorites is a croque madame.  I am not, however, a fan of the high calories.  If you sub a grey poupon style mustard for mayo and 86 the gruyere (I know that is the best part!….tomatoes add a nice touch) you are left with a semi french breakfast/lunch 347 cal 16.7g Fat 25g …