Tag Archive: vegan couple

Broken Run Streaks, Starting Over and Looking Forward!

On March 25th, a week after LA Marathon, I broke my 52 day run streak. It wasn’t necessarily on purpose, as I had every intention of running at least one mile that Sunday! I ran after my 20 mile training run and the LA Marathon, I ran when I was feeling under the weather and […]

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Los Angeles Marathon Finisher! 2018 Edition!

On Sunday, March 18 2018, I finished my second Los Angeles Marathon and fifth marathon. This post feels hard to write, because I can’t believe it’s all over. As an ambassador, I lived and breathed this race, as well as the Santa Monica Classic and Pasadena Half, for about eight months. As an ambassador I […]

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Rock’n Roll New Orleans Half Marathon Recap!

We just got back from New Orleans last night, after spending about 5 days down there! It was a wild time, a first visit to New Orleans for us both, and a race we would definitely participate in again next year! I’ve spent a little bit of time in the South, as I was born […]

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Make Your Own Vegan Big Macs!

The first time I had a vegan Big Mac, I was visiting Phoenix with my friend Britney. We visited the vegan restaurant Green, and I was blown away by their version of the famous McDonalds burger – the Big Wac. As soon as I got home, I constructed my own. Because I was living in […]

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Core Strength and Run Streaks!

It’s day 20 of my run streak, and I have about one month until LA Marathon. I just finished up peak week of my training with a 2o mile run two days ago, on Sunday. Now I begin my taper! I ran 18 miles the week before, which makes this most amount of mileage I’ve […]

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RnR San Antonio Race Weekend Recap! Part Two – The Eats and the Race!

(Read Part One here!) We made it to San Antonio! We had a place to stay, restaurants to check out, a race to run, and the burden of moving out of our apartment off our shoulders! Getting there was stressful for both of us and emotions were running high. We had gotten into an argument […]

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RnR San Antonio Marathon Race Weekend Recap! Part One – How We Got There!

As I’m getting ready to go to Arizona for a Rock’n Roll race weekend in a couple days, I find myself reminiscing about my previous RnR race, in San Antonio last month! I love this race series. Mike calls them Razzle Dazzle races, and maybe they are, with the bands, and the medals and the […]

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Pickle Juice Shots, Minus the Whiskey

The runner and pickle juice – it’s a thing! The first time I heard about pickle juice shots, a friend was running NYC Marathon with little training. Though, little training for him is my idea of tough training – he got second place in a half marathon recently and is a Boston Qualifier. It just […]

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Smokey Sweet Potato Boat Recipe!

Last fall, I was asked by Miyoko’s Creamery to develop a healthy recipe using their vegan cheese product! Mike had told me about the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes, especially important for runners, and so I made this recipe with him as my muse. He also gets photography credit! I was trying to come up […]

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Vegan Nutrition on a Budget

When I was training for my first half marathon a little over a year ago, I was broke and lost about how to feed myself while doing long runs. I needed to get the most bang for my buck, and as someone who had spent their adulthood scared of carbs, I was confused. Carbs or […]

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Rock N Roll San Diego Half Marathon 2017 Recap!

On June 4, 2017 I ran my fourth half marathon! It took place in San Diego, as part of the Rock’N Roll marathon series. This was my second RNR half, and I am a big fan of this race series! Mike and I might run RNR Vegas (I’m still working on my friend Britney) and […]

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Jackfruit for Every Meal (or Jackfruit, Jackfruit, the Magical Fruit!)

Mike and I are trying to eat better. As vegans, it’s like, we already eat a plant-based diet, so what’s the problem? My taste for processed foods and candy has gone through the roof with all the new vegan products (Meats! Cheeses! Cheesecake! Mac’n cheese! Pizza! Corndogs! Donuts! GIVE ME ALL OF IT!!! ) available, […]

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Chasing the PR Might Be Killing Me (But Setting Goals Keeps Us Alive, Right?)

My next half marathon, the Rock’N Roll San Diego half, is in 5 days! It will be my fourth 13.1 mile race, and I’ve been training hard to get a sub-2, which means running it in under two hours. I came close last November (it’s now almost June) at the Rock’N Roll Vegas half with […]

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Long Time, No Posts

Hello! It’s been awhile, and I miss you lil running blog. I think about you all the time. Here’s the deal: my beloved Macbook Pro bit the dust, I completed the LA Marathon and then what felt like almost immediately, started training for another half marathon. And while it’s not impossible to blog on a […]

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Workout of the Day!

In preparation for the LA Marathon, I’ve been incorporating more yoga into my routine. January and Feburary always get to me with the SADS and I fall away from my healthy habits in favor of naps and winter TV. I had a hard time running after work when it was dark and rainy; I just […]

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