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Marathon Training Week 3 – THE LONG RUN!

Happy Tuesday All! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and got some kick a** running in! Battling last weeks training pains was incredibly frustrating, however I am SOOO happy I rested and recovered. I can’t emphasis enough that being kind to your body is so important! We kill it during training, and we are always walking that fine line, so if you do break down a bit – TAKE THAT BREAK & RECOVER! Also, it’s great to have a global plan, but keep in mind sometimes life just doesn’t go the way we want it to. When it goes [...]

By |2016-11-13T09:30:20-05:00June 24th, 2014|Nat's Training, Running|Comments Off on Marathon Training Week 3 – THE LONG RUN!

Training Week 2 – Pain In The Butt (Literally)!

Hey Guys! I’ve been traveling since last Wednesday, so I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to post last week’s workouts on Monday. I was spending some quality time with my family on Long Island, and now I am enjoying some R & R in Martha’s Vineyard!! I’m not going to lie last weeks training was not optimal and I had a bit of pain, however I’m not stressing it. When the going gets tough you either keep going, or you take a small break, so that you CAN keep going! Also, don’t take life so seriously; hence the photo [...]

By |2016-11-13T09:30:20-05:00June 19th, 2014|Nat's Training, Running|Comments Off on Training Week 2 – Pain In The Butt (Literally)!

Berlin Marathon Training Week 1!

Hey Guys! I’ve decided to blog about my training for the Berlin Marathon, and I hope that you’ll enjoy this journey with me! I’ll post my workouts weekly and everything that I felt was good/bad about them. Please keep in mind that I have done a fair amount of base training to get me to where I am in today. I do not suggest anyone who wants to run a marathon start with my program. If you want to run a race of any kind, I would suggest getting a running coach and having them assess you first. ;-) Without [...]

By |2016-11-13T09:30:21-05:00June 9th, 2014|Nat's Training, Running|Comments Off on Berlin Marathon Training Week 1!

Want To Run Faster? Get Glutes!

Those glutes of yours are more important than you may think when it comes to running, other sports, and everyday activities. We spend a lot of time just sitting around on them, and not giving them the activation love they deserve!! If they do not receive this attention they will sleep the day away, and it will be harder to engage them each time you workout. If you learn to train and activate your glutes, you will have an advantage in improving your running economy, get stronger, go longer, & build speed! Here are a few exercises that I like [...]

By |2016-11-13T09:30:21-05:00June 7th, 2014|Running|Comments Off on Want To Run Faster? Get Glutes!

Baked Pesto Salmon Over Sweet Potato Mash

Hi Guys!! So sorry I’ve been kind of lax with posting. Lots of things have been going on that I hope to write about soon! In the meantime, I made this banging dish last night. The way I cook is by feel, so I don’t have any exact measurements, but at least I can give you some details on how to put this delicious dish together!!! Enjoy! […]

By |2016-11-13T09:30:21-05:00May 4th, 2014|Recipes|Comments Off on Baked Pesto Salmon Over Sweet Potato Mash

Daily Devotion: Self Love

I would like to first say thank you to everyone who is supporting me on this journey of health & happiness. I’ve decided to add to my blogging about fitness & food; and share with you my thoughts on things in our lives we tend to overlook, being the busy bees we are. Each week, I will focus on one topic that we should all stop and think about, and really try to be in that devotion for the day and continue it each day throughout the week, and make it a life long practice. Let’s build on our awareness [...]

By |2016-11-13T09:30:21-05:00March 2nd, 2014|Meditations, Running, Training|Comments Off on Daily Devotion: Self Love

It’s Just Another Manic Monday!

I wish it was Sunday, cause’ that’s my funday!!! (I know you all started singing along!!) Monday’s don’t have to be so bad, there are ways that you can turn your “Case of the Monday’s” into something enjoyable, and every other day of the week for that matter. Start each day with gratitude, give thanks for what you do have, and start the day off positively. Then as the day progresses, you have the choice to accept that attitude of gratitude through its continuity. Choose it. Go with an open heart, and just embrace your life. We all have this [...]

By |2016-11-13T09:30:21-05:00February 24th, 2014|Recipes|Comments Off on It’s Just Another Manic Monday!

Quinoa Protein Pancakes

It’s been a few days since “love was in the air,” however I try to keep my love for the people in my life a daily devotion. Waking up each day with love for the people in your life, or even not in your life, is a beautiful way to start each day. For today and tomorrow, and as a continuing practice, share with someone you love or don’t even know a warm thought, a hug, or anything that will make them smile! […]

By |2016-11-13T09:30:21-05:00February 20th, 2014|Recipes|Comments Off on Quinoa Protein Pancakes
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