I am asked frequently: “You travel for races?” Yes, I do. And in October 2017, I made my little way to Amsterdam for what promised to be a pleasant run on flat terrain—the better to set a new personal record. The weather was glorious. Chilly, cloudless, windless. The event was well organized. Pacers were clearly… Continue reading Amsterdam Marathon 2017
I was a sprinter when I began running 20 years ago. Now, I run marathons; as of today, I’ve run eight of them. It’s a years-long endeavor that requires discipline and self-awareness. Becoming a long-distance runner is more a mental journey than a physical one, and it means learning new habits and adopting new ways… Continue reading Becoming a Long-Distance Runner
Birthday week means many things—mostly dining at fancy restaurants and imbibing all the cocktails—but one of them is watching what I eat so I can partake in celebratory eats and drinks guilt-free. This week’s groceries: Frozen veggies Protein bars Frozen waffles Unsweetened pea protein milk Roasted pepitas Maple almond butter Frozen fried chicken (which aren’t… Continue reading Runner’s Diet – Week of 9/18 Groceries
It’s a very good, excellent day when I get a rental car (had to drive up to Santa Rosa for the marathon) because I get to shop at Trader Joe’s! Groceries: Cereal Soy milk Frozen breaded chicken breasts Eggs Cherry tomatoes Blueberries Strawberries Bananas Figs Peaches You’d think that after a marathon, I’d be in… Continue reading Runner’s Diet – Week of 8/28 Groceries
Grocery shopping is my therapy–all the more if I actually buy something. So boyyyy was it a treat to restock my fridge! Purchases: Hella baby spinach Frozen peas (the usual) Organic raspberries Frozen fried chicken (on sale!) Frozen gluten-free waffles (got a coupon!) Ginger tea (the usual + coupon!) Justin’s honey peanut butter (the usual… Continue reading Runner’s Diet – Week of 8/21 Groceries
This will be my last grocery store run for two weeks. Why? My freezer is bursting at the seams with frozen vegetables and veggie meats! I’m also a sucker for coupons (Ma has trained me well), so it’s frozen waffles and mac and cheese for the weekend. *inner child does a cartwheel* The loot: Grilled… Continue reading Runner’s Diet – Week of 8/7 Groceries
You read all about the right foods to eat after a marathon, but do you want to know what we runners really go for when we desperately crave calories? The answer: whatever looked like a good idea at the time. 😜 BoomChickaPop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn (on sale!) Ripple pea protein drink (a curious… Continue reading Runner’s Diet – Week of 7/31 Groceries
This is the week I started missing (eating) animals.