Oh marathon training … For many runners it’s a love-hate relationship. On the one hand, you have a solid excuse to run (what many would consider) an absurd amount of miles on a weekly basis for anywhere from 16 to 20 full weeks and no one can call you crazy for it.
Wait, no. Scratch that thought … People will still call you crazy.
Whatever. What I mean is, you have a legit goal that involves a 26.2 mile race and a tangible objective for all of your running workouts that infuses your training with a real and powerful sense of purpose
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One really important thing I’ve learned about being healthy over the past 5 or 6 years, it’s that it goes far beyond what you eat and exercising.
It’s about how you feel overall — physically and mentally — and diet and exercise are only a small piece of the healthy living puzzle. The other important thing that I’ve learned is that everyone is different: The healthy living habits that work best for me might not be the same for you. That’s OK. … Read More
My sister, my dad and me on the Brooklyn Bridge last summer.
Today I’m sharing something unlike anything I’ve ever shared here on Hungry Runner before.
Today I’m sharing a story, or rather, inviting my dad to share his story, about what I feel is a truly incredible transformation. A journey that shows just how powerful eating well and exercising can really be. And also how healthy living doesn’t have to be crazy complicated, the way it’s sometimes made out to be.
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“Running never gets easier, you get stronger.”
I want you to keep this quote in mind as you embark on this new journey to make running a part of your life.
The first thing you should know is that you’re going to have A BLAST. If you follow this guide (which includes a free 6-week “couch to 5K” plan — see below) and you consistently put in the work it takes to build running strength and endurance, you will slowly but surely start to FEEL like a runner. … Read More
When I decided to quit Whole30 on day 12, it wasn’t an easy decision to make. OK, let’s be real, in the grand scheme of things this is not even that serious of a matter at all, but since I know people will be researching Whole30 deciding whether or not to do it or whether or not they should stick with it until the end, I’ll share my experience in the hopes that it can be of help. … Read More