I have mixed feelings about the end of high school track. I am sad because I am going to miss my teammates, spirit days, and the structure. But I am happy because honestly I am more excited about the racing and running that is to come. In high school sports, practice day after day of … Continue reading High school running is over…now what?
“What should I eat before I run?” This is the number one question asked by runners but no one seems to know the answer. Everyone is different when it comes to what fuels you to run but there are some basic guidelines to follow. I encourage you to try out different foods on workout days … Continue reading Race Day Nutrition
As summer weather approaches (hallelujah!), going on runs in the afternoon may feel a little sluggish and hard. But there are several ways to run in the heat without tiring out or suffering. In fact, running in the heat might help your training significantly due to heat acclimation which results in better cardiovascular endurance and … Continue reading Cheat the Heat
Maybe it's the constant applying to scholarships, or maybe its the restlessness of the end of senior year, but I have been baking a lot as a distraction. It's a serious problem, I know! One minute I'm filling out applications, the next I am in the kitchen whipping out some scones. It's madness! Today was … Continue reading Carrot-Tahini Muffins
"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." -James Beard My first memory of cooking was when I was about five years old. My family was gathered around a small table in our dining room, folding and creating burekas, a coveted family recipe. It was a rite of passage in my family to make these … Continue reading Food Makes the World Go Round
I have recently been recovering from a hip injury that was caused by tight hips and weak glutes and figured that it was time to listen to the positive yoga stories and take a hot yoga class. I used to do yoga frequently in middle school, surprisingly, because one of my friends had a mom … Continue reading Yoga: Some Like It Hot
Valentine's day means flowers, baking, and a whole lot of pink and red. But, it also means you can throw an awesome Valentine's day party for your fellow runners complete with a Prefontaine shrine. If you're not in the mood for a party, maybe one of the recipes or puns intrigues you instead? The Food … Continue reading How to Throw a V-Day Party for Runners
Girl gang. Running buddies. Training partners. Whatever you call them, your running buddies are an essential part to any runner's training both mentally and physically. They help keep you accountable on core, help pace during workouts, and keep you motivated on long runs. Running has always been known as this sort of "individualistic" sport where … Continue reading Find your run squad
Am I the only one who actually loves to grocery shop? I could wander Whole Foods for hours picking out breakfast items and planning out meals. I obviously can’t afford to shop at Whole Foods for all my grocery needs so I often go to Trader Joe's instead or Safeway. The items with a “*” … Continue reading Let’s Go Grocery Shopping!
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, … Continue reading How to eat healthy in Port Townsend, WA