New year, new segment! This segment in the “travel” section of Tacos and Tempos will focus on how to eat healthy in different cities around the country and/or the world. It will cover local eateries, grocery stores, or even ways to stay active in that city. The first city I will feature is Port Townsend, a little beach town in Washington. Continue reading
I’m sure acai and smoothie bowls have taken over your feed with their aesthetic beauty and nutritional value, and I’m sure you are either intrigued or skeptical. Either way, you are sure to become an acai-convert when you find how easy, and cost-effective it is to make these at home. Continue reading
These chocolate-peppermint pancakes are the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning! They are made with whole-grain pancake mix, pea protein powder, and a little cocoa powder. Plus, they’ll keep you full and are low in sugar which means that you can eat more holiday cookies! Continue reading
As I started to eat more nutritious food and changed my diet to eat more “clean”, I realized that I have unconsciously eliminated meat and other animal products out of my diet and become more plant-based. Before I made the switch, I didn’t eat a lot of meat in general. As I’ve made the transition, I’ve been discovering alternative meat sources and other plant sources of protein that are quite delicious. However, I wouldn’t say I am 100% plant-based. I still rely on yogurt and eggs as a good portion of my protein. This isn’t an argumentative essay to convince you to become a vegetarian nor am I shunning other diets. You can certainly have a healthy lifestyle with meat protein. The reason I am writing this is to help others who are interested in becoming more plant-based and help them learn from my mistakes and the advice of a registered sports dietitian. Continue reading
This holiday season, don’t run out of ideas for the athletes on your list. We compiled a list of perfect gifts for a wide variety of runners, from the Foodie Fastie to the the Stylish Strider. Maybe you’ll even find a gift for yourself? Continue reading
Granola is a staple in my house. I put it on pancakes, yogurt, waffles, rice cakes, etc. It is honestly so good and easy to make too! You can pack it with a ton of protein and healthy fats without all the added sugar that a lot of store-bought granolas contain. Plus it makes a great gift if you put it in a mason jar! Continue reading
Last weekend I was fortunate enough to spend 3 days with Katie Mackey and 17 other high school girls to learn about nutrition, race mentality, nerves, etc. It was a very enlightening and amazing experience that I will take with me into running for the rest of my life. Continue reading
Running is such a big part of my life that I often forget how long it has taken me to get this far. I have been running since I was 8 years old with numerous injuries, silly fun runs, and silent long runs. This cross country season didn’t go as planned because I got caught up in it all: food, over-training, college applications, etc. But now when I look forward I am going to treat my body right and train for Track in the best way possible because at the end of the day; I love to run. Continue reading
It’s frustrating when you hit a rough point in your running. Whether that is an absence of PRs in your past couple of races or your legs don’t feel like they did a few months back. The bottom line is we all hit ruts as runners but it’s how we deal with them that builds character and teaches us how to prevent them (or deal with them) in the future.
When it comes to approaching rough times in your running, remember the four R’s: Continue reading
Last week was a hectic week. Senior photos, a high-mileage training week, going to my cousin’s wedding, and all the craziness that goes along with the last week of summer. In summary, I knew my feet were going to go through a lot especially with blisters from heels, so I figured it was a good week to road-test the new running socks I just picked up from REI.