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How to add flaxseed to your daily routine

Flaxseeds: how to add the superfood to your daily routine

Flaxseed meal – or, simply, flax meal – is a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, dietary fiber (both soluble and insoluble), and antioxidants. You might think flax is just a health fad, but the stuff has been around since it was first cultivated in ancient Babylon. In fact, King Charlemagne felt so strongly […]

How to add protein to your smoothies without the powder

Beyond powder: 8 ways to add protein to your smoothies

Protein powders and shakes are costly, aren’t they? They also taste sort of, well, artificial. But there are plenty of whole food smoothie recipes out there that get their protein from other sources so you can save your dollars for that fall half marathon registration. Here’s a comprehensive list of awesome recipes to try this morning […]

Workouts you can do at home with hand weights

Working out with hand weights

Most of us have a random set of hand weights around the house. But do you use yours much? I sure don’t. I went on a mission to find a bunch of quick workouts that use hand weights. As a runner, I often focus on my lower body, so taking even 10 minutes a day […]

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia: seven recipes with chia seeds

Seven recipes that use chia seeds.

When I was young, I used to love those chia pet commercials. Who knew all these years later, I’d be downing the seeds for my health? Chia seeds have tons of nutrients and antioxidants with very few calories. They’re a great source of omega-3s and even have the power to fuel your workout as much as […]

Training in the real world: when sickness strikes

Regardless your race distance, that training plan becomes far more than a guide for the 10 to 20 weeks you follow it – it becomes gospel. But what happens when it all gets derailed by illness? It’s bound to happen eventually. Anything from sniffles to sneezes, stomach upset to body aches and fatigue. Missing training time isn’t ideal, […]

5 ways to measure your running success – beyond the PR

How to start running on the right foot

Many of us measure our running success with numbers – most often, our personal records. Shave time off XX:XX from year to year, and it feels like making a slam dunk every time. And that’s a fine way (and one of the surest ways) to see progress from point A to point B. However, that’s not […]

8 super cool running and fitness gadgets

8 running and fitness gadgets

Gadgets. I know I love them. You know you love them. And when you can find something that has the power to enhance or improve your running performance, why not try it out? Here are eight of the newer gadgets on the block related to running and fitness. If you’ve seen something else that’s super […]

Fuel your day with delicious & nutritious breakfast cookies

10 healthy breakfast cookie recipes for runners

Yes. You read the title right. Breakfast cookies can be healthy, nutritious, and delicious at the same time. Here are 10 amazing breakfast cookie recipes you can make now for healthy morning munching later. Gluten Free Cranberry: These Cranberry Harvest Breakfast Cookies are gluten-free and delicious. Combine rolled oats, coconut flakes, flax meal, almonds, cranberries, bananas, […]

8 fast (and healthy) dinners for busy runners

Fast and healthy dinner recipes for runners

When life gets hectic, getting a healthy, delicious dinner on the table can be a challenge, and we can find ourselves once again feasting on fast or frozen foods. But dinner doesn’t have to be a headache – or a big production. All it takes is a little planning and one of these eight amazingly quick-to-prepare recipes. […]

8 popular group fitness classes, demystified

You may have joined a gym for the first time in 2015 and now you’re looking to maximize your experience by taking a group fitness class. Good for you! But some of those class titles can look like a foreign language, and the descriptions can scare you away from even setting foot inside. Relax! Below […]