Warrior Diet, Lifting, Yoga, Faith

Over the past 8weeks (since my marathon), I’ve been working on finding a good diet/workout plan that’s less strenuous & time consuming, but still has good results.  Being healthy is important to me, but I no longer wanted it to be my entire life. My goal was for my workouts and food to enhance my life – resulting in better energy during the day, less … Continue reading Warrior Diet, Lifting, Yoga, Faith

Zero Carb Diet: Why I haven’t eaten plants in a week, Science behind ZC (do we need Fiber?) … How I feel – Energy, Digestion, Workouts … Cheat days?

Hi All!  So I’ve been doing this Zero Carb thing a whole week, and wanted to share WHY I decided to try it, some of the science behind it, what I have been eating, how I feel, and how long it will last. *** Disclaimer: This is my personal experience with information I have found… I’m not going to judge other people who don’t agree … Continue reading Zero Carb Diet: Why I haven’t eaten plants in a week, Science behind ZC (do we need Fiber?) … How I feel – Energy, Digestion, Workouts … Cheat days?

Richmond Half marathon race recap, How I PR’ed (improved running speed), and Looking ahead (new training plan)

Yesterday I completed the Richmond half marathon in 1:25:59. This was my fastest half ever. (my previous PR was 1:27:33 back in 2013). And I improved by almost 8minutes over my time from last year in this same race. While I am not anywhere close to an elite runner, I am fairly analytical and think I can pull out some keys for the “recreational runner” … Continue reading Richmond Half marathon race recap, How I PR’ed (improved running speed), and Looking ahead (new training plan)

Week 4 Marathon Training, Lifting, Reflections

Marathon Training – My 4th Official week on plan – This post includes my week of Running, Lifting! 🙂 I’m now 8weeks from the California International Marathon (as of Oct 8).  In addition, I also have a half marathon in 5 weeks ! 🙂 My goals are honestly  just to run my best in each race.  I am going to train to hopefully do a 1:30 half, and … Continue reading Week 4 Marathon Training, Lifting, Reflections

Marathon training Week 1, Preventing Injuries, Giving up on Being Vegan

Marathon Training – My 1st Official week on plan (last week was technically still recovery from the half marathon I ran on labor day weekend) I’m now 11weeks from the California International Marathon (as of Sept. 16).  In addition, I also have a half marathon in 8 weeks and a 10k in 3weeks! 🙂 My goals are honestly  just to run my best in each … Continue reading Marathon training Week 1, Preventing Injuries, Giving up on Being Vegan

Fitness & Flexibility Test, Start of Marathon training, HOKA shoes

Good day everyone! So today marks the beginning of my recovery week from the half marathon yesterday and the start of my marathon training for the California International marathon. I’m planning to blog weekly here about my training specifically (& keeping this training log separate from recipes).  If you have followed for a while, you know that I started training for a full marathon last … Continue reading Fitness & Flexibility Test, Start of Marathon training, HOKA shoes

Gluten Free Protein Pumpkin Cheesecake Waffle and 21 Minute Workouts/Lifts for Runners

I took a much needed rest day today, and modified my pumpkin pie waffle from  the other day to make a ‘pumpkin cheesecake’ version! 🙂 Macros for the waffle are: 234kcals, 33g protein, 20g carb, 2.5g fat I also finished filming and putting together my workout demos for my new workout plan.  I put these 21minute workouts together for myself to use as I go … Continue reading Gluten Free Protein Pumpkin Cheesecake Waffle and 21 Minute Workouts/Lifts for Runners

New Strength Training Plan, YogaRunSweat 2 Challenge this September

For a while, I’ve been using CARVE Lifting and Insanity workouts to find a good mix of cross training for running — lifting weights and plyometric work. This past week, I discovered Tony Horton’s 22min Hard Corps program which I plan to use — these workouts are  22minutes and are all 3 rounds of 5-7 exercises which makes for a good/tough workout in a short time. … Continue reading New Strength Training Plan, YogaRunSweat 2 Challenge this September