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
Snack Time is one of the most important times of the day.
If you disagree with the above statement, then we can’t be friends.
OK, I’m just kidding… A little.
But seriously, for me, eating healthy snacks in between meals is important because if I get too hungry come mealtime, I will get hangry (that’s angry as a result of being too hungry, for those unfamiliar with the term) and there’s also a good chance that I will overeat by the time I do finally get to lunch or dinner. … Read More
How much protein should you eat? As you probably already know, protein and how much of it you should be eating is hot topic in health and fitness world right now. (I mean it always has been and always will be, but right now, it really seems to be a very buzzworthy point of interest.)
Everyone loves to tout the weight loss benefits of protein and everyone loves to tell us that we need to be eating more of it—to stay full and satiated so that we won’t overeat and to build muscle so that our metabolism will stay boosted! … Read More
I have a confession to make.
So you know how I talk a lot about body image and how weight loss shouldn’t be the sole focus of our fitness mission?
Constantly having that message floating around in my brain and constantly writing about it started to make me feel like it would never be OK for weight loss to be a part of my own goals again.
If I’m telling you not to worry about losing weight, then what business do I have trying to lose weight?
But if I’m being honest, and I always will be here, weight loss—or actually, I should say fat loss—is absolutely a part of my goal right now. … Read More
About a week ago I did an in-depth breakdown of the foods that I like to eat before running, depending on the type of workout and distance I’ll be doing.
As a follow-up to that post, today I’ll share a look at what I like to eat after running.
Continue reading… … Read More