One of my favorite things about summer is all of the in-season, fresh fruit you can find at the grocery store.
And sure, it’s great for eating all on its own — few things are greater than sinking your teeth right into a juicy, bright red slice of watermelon or popping a sweet, succulent strawberry right into your mouth — but personally, my favorite thing about fresh summer fruit is turning it into smoothies.
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Some people claim they “don’t have” a sweet tooth, but I really don’t see how that’s possible. I think they’re lying to themselves and the world. Personally (and many of you already know this), I have a very large sweet tooth and I’m not afraid to show it, but I like to satisfy it with healthy snacks as often as possible because not only is that strategy most beneficial to my performance as a runner, but also for my overall health. … Read More
It took me a pretty long time to truly understand just how important nutrition is when it comes to maintaining a balanced, healthy and strong running routine, and especially when you’re intensely training for a long-distance race like a half marathon.
Recently I shared my 2016 half marathon training plan (and my NYC Half Marathon Race Recap — the race that I was using the plan to prepare for) which I was extremely pleased with, given it did end up helping me reach my goal!
In sharing my training plan, I mentioned that I was also taking my nutrition/eating habits pretty seriously and promised to share my half marathon training nutrition strategy, which I feel had a very positive impact on my training and overall running performance. … Read More
I know I’m definitely not the first person to ever say this, in fact, I’m probably about the millionth, but there’s something about fall and winter and the holiday season that makes me crave soup.
Groundbreaking statement, I know!
It’s not just any soup that I crave, though, and definitely not the kind that comes in a can. No, when this time of the year rolls around I’m craving, hearty, flavorful, veggie-filled soups that literally have the ability to warm your soul. … Read More
Just ask Mark: usually when I eat on my own, I will put as little effort as possible into compiling a meal. Making something like lemon pepper chicken? That sounds like waaaaay too much work to me. (It’s actually not, though, as you will soon find out!) … Read More