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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. [1]

 

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 [2]

 

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 [3] 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 [4]

 

Nothing better than an Oregon company that promotes health and wellness! These picky bars are ALSO created [5] 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 [6].

4:1 ratio.

4:1 ratio. Carbs: Protein. You can buy these picky bars online [6], or in running stores across the country [7].

 

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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