Tag Archives: running

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 …

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

I like simple and I like healthy.  This strawberry kefir smoothie is both.  With only three ingredients, it’s quick to whip up and hits the spot after a hot summer run. One cup of kefir has 14 grams of protein, making it perfect for a post-workout recovery smoothie! Kefir is kind of a cross between …

Big Sur Half Marathon Race Report

The hubby and I have been doing quite a bit of racing lately.   Since we moved to Monterey almost 6 months ago, we have done a 5K, two 10Ks, the Monterey Spartan Beast, and now a half marathon.  Since this was a pretty cool race I decided to write up a Big Sur Half Marathon …

San Francisco Getaway

Last weekend the hubby and I had a four-day weekend, so we decided to drive up to San Francisco.  We had a really great time exploring the city, sightseeing, and visiting some really good restaurants. Where we stayed: We stayed at Marines’ Memorial Club Hotel for three nights.  Military members can get a free club …

Spartan Beast Race Report: Monterey

I know this is mainly a food blog but I just wanted to share a race experience.  The hubby and I do lots of races and I think I’ll start adding race reports to this blog as well. Just in case you haven’t noticed, obstacle races are popping up all over the place:  Tough Mudder, …