Lately I’ve been very into figuring out the ideal fueling situation before I train. I’ve played around with fasted run and I figured out that I just feel (and perform) so much better if I eat something before my run. It also let’s my stomach get used to digesting food on the run.
Figuring out what to eat before a long run takes some trial and error. I’ve definitely had a few really bad runs due to some poor fueling choices. Flashback to a few weeks ago where I was so nauseas I had to stop my run because I felt so sick. Ugh, there’s no worse feeling then having a sour stomach ruin your run. It’s better that I found out that smoothies don’t work for me before a run during training and not the morning of a race.
So I'm relaxing after a wonderfully busy week getting ready for my long run tomorrow. Because of my schedule I do my long runs on Mondays. Between my work schedule and running schedule, I'm always looking for ways to recover and relax. Is recovery hacks a term? Anyways, I'm trying to constantly maximize my recovery to show up to my runs (and life in general) as fresh as I can
So, one of the things I get asked about a lot is CBD. I use it just about everyday. When I first heard of it I was definitely hesitant to try it because I'm not a fan of smoking weed. I've tried and I just don't like how I feel when I'm high. It would make me feel like I was stuck on the couch and I don't like things that mess with my lungs.
Hope everyone's summer is going good. It seems like it is FLYING by amirite?
Anyways, I'm back to running after an extended break and man, is it hard. I know the heat and the humidity aren't helping but dang, I feel like I'm starting at square one.
I've been making these NON STOP since the warm weather arrived. They're perfect to make a day ahead of time and and serve them the next day cold. I actually think they taste better when they can marinate in the fridge overnight or at least for a few hours.
So summer is finally here and I AM SO EXCITED. I love running in the heat. There's nothing better then feeling the sun and not have to spend 15 minutes looking for your other glove. Maybe it has something to do with spending the first 23 years of my life in hot and humid Florida, or it's PTSD from the soul killing Boston winters. Either way, bring on the heat.
So it’s no secret that I’ve been not running for a while now. What started as some tightness in my quad turned it a some major issues. Basically my whole body is outta whack so I’ve been spending some major time (and money) on physical therapy getting me back on track
Lately I've been aaallll about oat milk. I like to switch around what milks I use and now that more and more coffee shops have Oat Milk, I've been using it in my cold brew.
One of the reasons I signed up for the Leona Divide 50/50 was to have an excuse to travel to Los Angeles. I'll be honest, I've never had a real desire to travel to LA. I don't know why, but when planning a vacation it just wasn't ever on the table.
I've finally perfected my gluten free protein waffle. It's super simple to make and you can make these in bulk to freeze to pull out and reheat during the week.
After this Sunday's 25 mile training run, I felt like garbage. I've actually felt like trash ever since running the OSR30 the previous week. I mean, I know why. Leading up to the OSR30 I was on top of my recovery: foam rolling overnight, doing my stretches, epsom salt baths, and compression all the time.
Every time I talk to my dad he asks me "How are your knees and are you getting enough protein?". I love my dad but these are the two questions I'm asked constantly due to being a plant based ultrarunner. (BTW, my knees are fine)