Sometimes life gets a little crazy. And several weeks go between your "weekly" videos. Sorry about that one. Here's a quick update on my training + thoughts on time management. Enjoy!Read More
I don't know about you, but I'm logging a lot of miles these days (52.5 this week). I spend a significant amount of time pounding the nearby sidewalks. Sometimes, I go without my headphones -- I focus on the crunching gravel beneath my feet and the pace of my breath. Sometimes, I listen to pump up jams like Sylvan Esso that make me forget how awful hill sprints are. And sometimes, I listen to podcasts -- mostly for recovery runs and long runs, when I don't need to pay attention to the task at hand.Read More
The other day, we were at a local tavern with friends watching the Olympics. As we were looking at the menu, Matt said, "I can't order a burger while we're watching these people." And he ordered a grilled chicken salad.Read More
this past weekend, we were back up in Estes Park, camping in Glacier Basin. If you couldn't tell by my lack of frequent posts, the past several weeks have been a whirlwind. I was in NYC for work and then when I got back, Matt scheduled dinners every single night with missional community group leaders (he's the missional community director at our church, and he wants us to get to know all of the leaders). Everything has been fun, but also quite exhausting. Adding 40+ miles a week of training on top of that and I have had like zero down time.Read More
If you're new to the world of fitness, the amount of information out there about nutrition can be really overwhelming. Should you do vegan, should you do chicken/sweet potatoes/broccoli, should you go gluten free, should you track your macros, etc. It's a lot. And the research can sometimes point in multiple directions. Here at Sweat Stretch Eat, I base my guidance off of what I have learned through my NASM CPT training, my NAFC Nutrition Coach training, and from a lot of different books/research that I read. I'm trying to help you navigate the hype and do what's best for your body.Read More
Generally, I'm not a huge fan when people categorize foods as "good" or "bad." Sure, there are some foods that have pretty much no nutritional value, like donuts or fast food. But for most things, I think portion control matters as much as (if not more than) what the actual food is.Read More
This week marks the beginning of 18 weeks of marathon prep before the Boulder Backroads Marathon. More running = more food.
Here's one of my new favorite protein-packed recipes. If I made this on a long run day, I'd probably add a side of sweet potatoes.Read More