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Performance Benefits of Beetroot (Updated)

There are few legal ergogenic aids for athletes. Beets, or more appropriately foods high in nitrates can give a big boost for athletes. There is an extensive list of research touting the benefits of nitric oxide for athletes and I just finished reading a few of some of the newer studies. 962 more words

Ultra Eating: Fueling for an Ultramaration

I learned a lot about nutrition and fueling by preparing for and running the Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run.  Everyone is unique, and different courses dictate different nutrition needs, but I’ve provided some guidelines that will help you best prepare for your race.  644 more words

Mother Runner

Protein bar recipe: when you know that you shouldn't snack on candy bars

I’m the first to admit that I have a sweet tooth (my husband just came back from Costco, and my candy SHELF in the pantry has been replenished), but these homemade protein bars have been a great alternative to eating candy bars when I’m hungry.  460 more words

Endurance Running

Recipe time!

I thought I’d share a recipe I use for a trailrunning stew. It’s easy to make but requires exact ingredients, precision and timing.

Put a large pot of water on the stove and boil while adding any spices and herbs you have to hand. 314 more words


Nutrition with a cherry on top! The miracle of Tart Cherries

Now that I am having to slow down and recover from my surgery, I decided to take a bigger look at my nutrition to see where I can make improvements.  602 more words

Postpartum Running

Preseli Beast - Debrief (no badgers)

A couple of days later I’ve had time to think about what went well and what didn’t at the Beast Mawr on saturday. So warning this is meant as something I can read an consider before my next race and hopefully before the same race next year too. 860 more words


So with a new season of Game Of Thrones 3 episodes deep, I finally got my lemon bars/pie recipe right.  I made these for the season premiere 3 weeks ago, but I just didn’t get it quite right and I’ve been rehashing it ever since.   419 more words

Comfort Food