Sunday, March 30, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I've been pretty wrapped up in my new book, 'Please, Don't Burn The Bacon: Healthy Paleo Recipes', and blogging over at PlantMeetsPaleo.com.
I was lucky to be a guest on The Bunny and Friends Show a few weeks back and talked about health, fitness and BACON! This was so much fun. Check it out!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I dare you to find another race with a live Mariachi band, shotgun to wake you up in the morning, coyotes and cows (and bulls! Oh my!) roaming around in the distance, a beer mile, ball racing or delicious food all weekend. Not to mention, things like tattooing (Born To Run), whiskey at aid stations or an acceptance of all things weird and strange. It feels like "anything goes" is a reoccurring theme with these weekend running festivals. And I love it.
Seriously though. Feel like dressing up in your Halloween costume all weekend? You'll blend right in. Want to drink four beers while simultaneously trying to run a mile? Someone has already beaten you to it. Want to embarrass yourself by your lack of coordination playing traditional Tarahumara ball racing? We've got you covered.
If there was ever an athletic event that encouraged everyone to find their inner debauchery, it's trail and ultrarunning.
It didn't say anything about who trail and ultrarunners are. My thesis could not explain the innate feeling that you are exactly where you should be, at that exact moment in time when you are surrounded by everyone around you. It doesn't explain the personal challenges that seemingly almost every person there had experienced. It doesn't explain the warmth and compassion emanating from everyone. It doesn't explain the joy of making new friends who love the trails as much as you do. It was as if I was living an experience out of the pages of one of my books.
There are things that science and research will never and can never truly pin down.
The Beer Mile
Right before the beer mile started, Luis looked me dead in the eye and said:
"I can't believe you're not running."
I didn't really have a reason as to why I didn't want to. In fact, I sort of intended on running it. But the idea of drinking four beers and running a mile seemed a little...impossible?
In the moment, I also I justified my reasoning: Someone had to document the experience (never mind the dozens of people around who were taking photos). I had to be the one to take them. That was my bad excuse and I'm sticking to it. Born To Run is coming up in May, and I will pass over the photo-taking responsibilities and give it a go.
I love these people, and I love trail running.
Looking forward to running with you all again in May.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
1. The Review
Quest Bar has 14 unique flavors, and I kid you not, ALL of them are good. In fact, I struggled the past month trying to decide which one I liked the best. It's like trying to decide between ice cream or pie. Both are amazing.
It gets better.
You can bake with them.
We're serious. In fact, there’s a growing trend of people creating different recipes with the bars. Most of them are pretty simple and take just a few minutes to make! For example, you can make poptarts (we’ll give you an example of this recipe at the end of the post), brownies, cinnamon rolls, and many more!
2. The Recipe
Quest Peanut Butter & Jelly Poptarts
For the top and bottom of the pop-tarts: 2 Quest Bars
For the topping: 2 tablespoons protein of your choice 1 tablespoon nut butter of your choice
For the filling: 2 tablespoons of your favorite jelly or jam
3. Quest Pastabilities & Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups