The internet is filled with running training programs. Couch to 5k? No problem! There are, at minimum, thousands of plans for that. Want to run your first half marathon at age 45? You bet there’s a plan for that. Type your unique running goal followed by the words ‘training program’ into any search engine and you’ll have enough options to browse for hours. These countless options mean that achieving your running goals should be easy,
Need a new shake recipe to amp up your energy after a run or on cross training days? With just a few ingredients, this power shake recipe is super easy to make and is both refreshing and delicious. If desired, add a banana or other fruit to the mix. We love using Califia Farms Toasted Coconut Almond Milk in this recipe, but you can also combine separate coconut and almond milks if preferred. We use
Oatmeal is the best friend of many runners. With fiber, protein, carbs and a low glycemic index, it has all the things runners need. If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy this power food, whip up a batch of these baked blueberry oatmeal cups. They’re super easy to make and freeze well. Delicately sweet and packed with energizing goodness, they may not last long if your kids get ahold of them. As such,
Need a grab and go snack or easy breakfast? Whip up a batch of these almond raspberry chocolate muffins. These kid-approved muffins freeze well and are the perfect fuel for any day. Not a raspberry fan? Swap out the raspberries for chopped strawberries or fresh blueberries. Makes 12 muffins
Exploring the Importance of Self Care and Community As an athlete and coach, Stephanie Harboe often sees parallels between endurance training and the process of achieving other life goals. Growing a career doesn’t happen overnight. Nor does building a relationship. The same goes with preparing your body for the demands of intense physical activity. Push anything too far, too fast, and you’re prone to fall flat. “In endurance training, we’re chipping away at something every
These pancakes are super easy to make and keep well overnight, which makes them a great grab and go breakfast for early morning runs. Peaches and honey as toppings add delicious, sweet flavor. I added alternate topping ideas at the end of the recipe if you like to mix things up each time you make them. The texture of these pancakes is denser and more spongy than traditional pancakes but my kids don’t notice the
The other day, another mother told me that, in an overwhelmed moment at home with her kids, she grabbed a box of Lucky Charms cereal from her pantry, locked herself in the laundry room, sat on a pile of dirty clothes and hid from her kids for a few minutes while eating handfuls of cereal. She also confessed that she doesn’t even like Lucky Charms. Replace the cereal with a candy bar I stole from
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