I love your blog, I read it everyday at work! You have actually inspired me to (hopefully =) do a 10K or half marathon, so thanks for that!
My question: Have you tried SoyJoy bars? I just got the mango coconut flavor and was just curious if you have ever tried.
Have a fantastic day!
Cupcakelova – that’s awesome that you’re considering a 10K/half marathon. good luck! i’ve tried the soy joy bars and to be honest, i don’t really care for them. i much prefer lara or luna bars.
Do you know of any affordable gyms in Manhattan that offer spin? I am a member of the rec centers here in NYC but they have the crummy old bicycles.
Are you a vegetarian? I don’t see anything about eating MEAT on here! Protein – chicken? Great blog, though! I ran my first (and three in one month!) 1/2 marathons in April… and struggled with proper balance, as I was also doing it to try to lose weight – tough combination because when I was training I felt I was hungry all the time!
Kurt – Check out NYC area YMCA’s. They may have spinning classes and the membership rates at the Y are usually fairly affordable.
akh – I’m not vegetarian, but I don’t eat a lot of meat. Sometimes I’ll enjoy a burger or some chicken, but I actually prefer non-meat protein sources such as: peanut butter, kidney beans, chickpeas, eggs, greek yogurt, and tofu. I hear ya on the “always being hungry” – when I was marathon training I was always STARVING. It actually made me kind of cranky :-/
Trader joes makes a certified organic Greek yogurt. I’m eating it right now! It is wonderful!!!
i just started reading your blog today when a friend of mine sent me the link to the no meat athlete blog. i’m training for my first full marathon this fall and hoping to qualify for boston. i got a serious lecture from my coach a few weeks back about nutrition for running. i don’t eat much meat but on her advice, i’m trying my best to incorporate it into my diet along with protein.
i saw the comment about the always starving thing/crankiness and thought, that is me, too. i’m having trouble with fueling enough/often often. i’m 5’2″, barely 100 pounds, and running a little under 40 miles a week right now. any tips for fueling healthfully without losing any more weight?
Your blog is awesome! Hopefully one day I’ll be able to catch up with you in the park. Also, the healthy food… R.A. told me about cooking classes at Whole Foods. Let’s get a small DL group and go!
P.s. As a future art historian, the Frida mug makes me happy. :o)
Great blog. I have done 2 triathlons and do plenty of small races around the year.. the longest one has been a 10k.
nice to get an inside of eating and other things in ur blog.
Georgiana – fueling for a marathon can feel like a full-time job! If you’re struggling to maintain your weight, I would suggest focusing on eating very calorie-dense (yet healthy) foods such as peanut butter, pumpkin seeds, dried fruit, avocado, olive oil, whole wheat pasta, cheese, etc. These foods pack a lot of calories and nutrients in a small portion so that you can eat a lot without feeling too full. Of course if you’re trying to lose weight, you’d want to do the opposite: eat lots of low-calorie, voluminous foods i.e. broth-based soup, watermelon, raw veggies, beans, yogurt, etc.
Great Blog… !
Thanks for sharing it with me… and for sharing a great celebration last night.
Good luck with your rehab… ;)
You’ve inspired me to start my own blog! Hopefully it can be as organized and successful as yours. Thank you for all the wonderful food recipes and training info!
Megan…this is a wonderful blog. I’ve been a marathoner/triathlete for 20 years and my biggest nemesis is diet. Your website simplifies better eating habits for running in a practical format. Please keep it up!
This is an awesome website. My husband, who is a marathon/long distance runner, found this and passed it on to me. I actually created a shortcut to your website on my desktop. I am constantly trying to figure out how to cook for my husband when he is training for a run. I just started running 10K’s and I am excited to start cooking some of your recipes. Thanks again.