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Got Chocolate Milk? (& a Giveaway)

I still remember the first time I got handed a chocolate milk after a race and thought it was the best thing ever!  Not only was it delicious, but it was something I could actually stomach after pushing myself in a race.  At the time, I really didn’t know about the positive effects it had […]

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Product Review: Amphipod Hydraform Handheld

Now that it is officially summer and hydration is extra important, I thought it would be a great time to review my favorite hydration accessory! I bought the Amphipod Hydraform Handheld Pocket right before Boston since I decided I wanted to carry water in that race and I kept hearing great things about it.  I […]

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I Answered, Part 3

You guys have the best questions!  Did you miss Part 1 and Part 2?  Check them out… here we go on Part 3! As always, these are just my thoughts and opinions based on my experiences and observations.  Everyone is different and things apply differently to each person. Tabitha asked: I ran my third half […]

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Foodie Friday – Race Week

With race week just around the corner (ahh!) I wanted to talk a little bit about what I do during race week leading up to race day!  Otherwise known as… CARB LOADING! I consulted a couple of my favorite go-to books to see what they had to say about the whole carbohydrate loading deal and […]

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Foodie Friday: this week

Another week of insatiable hunger.  Oh marathon training, I love you. This post is going to be very random, because that’s pretty much how my brain is functioning right now… in short sentences, jumping around in topics, but always thinking about eating. There is no time to take pictures of food when you are marathon […]

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Foodie Friday: hungry

This is the time of marathon training for me that staying healthy gets a little bit complicated.  I am running a lot, I am hungry a lot, and I am tired a lot.  This is not always the best combination.   Hungry + tired is when my bad eating habits start to emerge.  Whatever is easiest […]

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Foodie Friday: saved by Trader Joes

What a week.  If I thought I needed the time savers last week I was sadly mistaken.  This week has been full of late nights at work, followed by errand running and evening group runs.  Those all lead to coming home late, hungry and being very limited with time and patience on what to make.  […]

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Foodie Friday: All about time

I used to do Friday Favorites on a weekly basis and then I took a break from those, but I have been thinking about getting back to a weekly topic on that order.  After my "Foodie for a day" post I received a lot of great feedback and interest in that topic, so I am […]

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Foodie for a Day

A while ago when I asked on facebook if there were any blog topics anyone wanted me to cover, Marlene said: “I would love to see what you eat in a day during training.” I had actually been wanting to do this for a long time, and have even taken pictures of my food a […]

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when chris was training for his half ironman this summer, there was a period of time where he was having a really hard time recovering from workouts and having enough energy for the next one.  after we were talking with some friends about it, we realized that he was not taking in enough calories or […]

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