fitness

11 Homemade Backpacking Meals

Are you sick of spending money out the wazoo for pre-packaged backpacking meals? Those things are $8-10 a pop, which means my recent 3 day trip with 3 people would have cost ~$180 for food alone!! That’s just crazy. So I decided to start making my own homemade backpacking meals. These easy to prepare homemade …

Rice and Eggs

Weekday mornings are B-U-S-Y! Who has time to make a healthy breakfast these days? Good thing my favorite breakfast only takes 5 minutes to make. Rice and Eggs is not only simple to make, but it is much healthier than eating sugar packed cereal, pop tarts, or a nutri-grain bar in the morning. It keeps …

Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad

So tasty. So easy. Not so fancy. Here I bring you a healthy chicken pasta salad made with buckwheat soba noodles! What’s awesome about this recipe? eat it warm or cold, we like it both ways noodles, chicken, and veggies can be made ahead of time to make assembly a breeze! buckwheat noodles instead of regular …

Nutty Chocolate Protein Bars {Recipe ReDux}

Happy National Nut Day! (And no, I’m not talking about your crazy uncle or co-worker) In honor of this special day, The Recipe ReDux has challenged us to share a healthy nut-filled recipe. A moderate amount of nuts can add a healthy punch to your daily diet. These nutty chocolate protein bars make a great post-workout …

Half Marathon Training Plan for Chronic Runner’s Knee

Disclosure: I am not a doctor or physical therapist. If you have any of these pains, please don’t listen to some crazy girl on the internet–go see a doctor! What I’ve written here is based on my personal opinions, research, and experience.   If you’ve had chronic runner’s knee, you know it’s a long road …

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Cookies {Recipe ReDux} (Paleo/Vegan)

What goes best with chocolate? PEANUT BUTTER!!!! This month’s Recipe ReDux theme challenged us to make something healthy with our favorite chocolate match, and well…chocolate and peanut butter are pretty much a match made in heaven if you ask me. This chocolate chip banana nut cookie recipe is the perfect combination of peanut butter chocolaty-ness, …

Ljubljana Marathon Race Report (Ljubljanski Maraton)

The half marathon I did in Ljubljana last Sunday was… A) The most fun race I’ve ever done. B) The most crowded race I’ve ever done. It was quite the event for such a small city like Ljubljana. In total, there were 22,500 runners doing one of the four events–marathon, half marathon, 10k, and a …

Fighting Runner’s Knee (aka Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

Disclosure: I am not a doctor or physical therapist. If you have any of these pains, please don’t listen to some crazy girl on the internet–go see a doctor! What I’ve written here is based on my personal opinions, research, and experience. How I Got Runner’s Knee Want to know how NOT to run a …

I Hiked The Wank

Despite what would be a funny name in English, The Wank is actually an old name for “slope”, and it’s pronounced “Vonk”. The Wank is a peak in Garmisch-Partenkirchen close to the Austrian border that has a 365 degree view of the area at the top. There are two ways to get to the top: the …

Werdenfels Castle Ruins

So for the next few weeks I’ll be bouncing back and forth between Ljubljana and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. We’re in Garmisch on business. Well…the hubby is…I’m the lucky one getting to spend my time running on trails, hiking, and discovering German food. He’s working during the week but has Saturdays off, so I’m trying to find some of the less cool/lesser …