Running Tools

Yes, I am obsessed with running. And food. And food that goes with running….so here are some new “tools” that I use for running (but not just FOR runners!).

 

Three new loves.

Three new loves.

Run Fast. Eat Slow.

 

As a Track and Field nerd, I loved the 2016 Rio Olympics, especially the Track events. I now follow a lot of runners on social media, and bought a cookbook from Shalane Flanagan (and chef Elyse Kopecky). The cookbook is GREAT, both in terms of the recipes and the photography. I highly suggest this cookbook, for non runners and runners.

 

My favorite new cookbook....not just for runners (PROMISE) but good, wholesome, healthy, whole food recipes. In the past week, I have made *FIVE* recipes and they are all beyond delicious.

My favorite new cookbook….not just for runners (PROMISE).  Tons of good, wholesome, healthy, whole food recipes. In the past week, I have made *FIVE* recipes and they are all beyond delicious.

A sample recipe and picture. Super Hero muffins? YES PLEASE.

A sample recipe and picture. Super Hero muffins? YES PLEASE. Have already made this twice in the past two days #Truth

Recovery quinoa salad? YEP.

Recovery quinoa salad? YEP.

 

Running Training Log

 

A dear friend from Oregon gifted me this training log as a goodbye gift when I left in August. I love it. Love logging down my mileage, getting inspired by quotes, reading training tips, and just feeling supported by the running community. The author Lauren Fleshman also has a blog that is highly enjoyable and informative.

 

Training log with quotes, inspiration, tools, comments.

Training log with quotes, inspiration, tools, comments. This training log is written by a professional runner, Lauren Fleshman, who is based in Bend, Oregon. (Oregon represent!)

Example week on how to log your training.

Example week on how to log your training. Maybe if I train like Lauren, I will be faster and fitter?

Advice.

Advice.

 

Picky Bars

 

Nothing better than an Oregon company that promotes health and wellness! These picky bars are ALSO created by Lauren Fleshman. They are great for pre-runs, post-runs, during runs, or  on the go. I have them in my purse and eat them throughout the day when my blood sugar goes low and I get hangry.

 

A great, whole food nutritious bar.

A great, whole food nutritious bar. My favorite flavor is Cookie Dough.

4:1 ratio.

4:1 ratio. Carbs: Protein. You can buy these picky bars online, or in running stores across the country.

 

There you have it, my new running tools that I love! Are there any “tools” that you love for your hobbies? And if so, what are they?

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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8 Comments

  1. I am going to sign up for a half marathon sometime in the next several months. These are all great tips! I kind of want to run one just so I can make that delicious looking Recovery Quinoa Salad! Yum!

  2. I don’t run…ever. But if I did, I would most definitely use your running tools. You look amazing, by the way. I’m more of a yoga girl.

  3. Loving the running log. I need to start one of these. Maybe it would motivate me to get out and moving more. Thanks so much for sharing the helpful tips! 🙂

  4. Purchased on your rec. Excited to try a few recipes out. Thank you JosieGirlBlog.

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