A blog by runners. For runners.

Vegan and vegetarian sources of protein

As a vegetarian, with a regular running and yoga regiment, one of the questions I’m often asked is where I get my protein. Many believe that because I don’t eat meat and very little dairy that I must be lacking in this vital macronutrient, but nothing could be further from the truth. Many plant-based foods […]

Yoga poses for runners: feet

Running is hard on the feet. The repetitive pounding can lead to injuries and soreness that put a damper on your training. I happen to know this first hand. Two years ago I was sidelined from training by a stress fracture in my foot. My doctor prescribed six weeks in a walking boot, zero running, […]

Cabbage: relevant and delicious even after St. Patrick’s Day

Cabbage is a humble vegetable and part of the cruciferous family, which includes broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts. It’s chock full of healthy nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber, and potassium. It is also incredibly inexpensive: this week it was on sale at my grocery store for 29 cents a pound! Can’t beat that. […]

Healthy breakfast smoothie for runners

After a morning run, especially when the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than a fresh, ice-cold smoothie. Unfortunately, many smoothies are laden with extra calories and sugar from the juice or frozen yogurt that is often added. Luckily, there’s a way to make a healthier smoothie with just a few small adjustments. Swap out […]

Yoga for runners: finding the right class for you

Now that we know the benefits of yoga for runners, it’s time to start practicing. But, with so many different styles, classes, and teachers, it may be tough to know where to start. First, you need to ask yourself some simple questions: What does your body need more of? What type of movement will keep […]

Early spring vegetable: asparagus

Last week, I was lamenting the fact that asparagus was $5.99/bunch. Even me, the lover of all things green, wasn’t willing to shell out that kind of cash for a vegetable — regardless of how ready I am for spring or how sick I am of having to roast yet another root vegetable. Luckily, it […]

Homemade energy gels for runners

During long training runs, many runners turn to pre-packaged sports drinks, bars, gels, and gummies to refuel. These processed, neon-colored “foods” are convenient and provide the right balance of carbs to protein, but they’re also often filled with preservatives and artificial flavors. Shouldn’t we be giving our bodies natural fuel when we’re asking so much […]

Yoga for runners: 4 reasons you should do yoga

You’ve probably experienced it before, someone mentions you need to try yoga and you find yourself feeling a mix of dread and skepticism. You’re a runner, flexibility isn’t really your thing, and you’d much rather hit the pavement than the mat. But what if there is something to this age-old practice that might improve your […]