Here is a second installment of my series on meal kits. Check out my first post here, where I reviewed organic, vegan meals from Green Chef. This week, I tested out three meals with classic meal kit service Blue Apron. How did it stack up?
We have all been told that — contrary to conventional wisdom — it is really hard to lose weight while training for a marathon. In fact, a lot of people gain weight when they up their training mileage. Personally, after 21 marathon training cycles, I know these struggles all too well. (There may be people out there who start running and watch the pounds melt off; I am not one of them.) But I also think it is pretty unhelpful to say “It can’t be done,” and as I recently learned while completing a cut on the RP diet and simultaneously training for a BQ-pace marathon, it can be done.
Things have been… unstructured… since the end of my Renaissance Periodization cut and my BQ race at the Phoenix Marathon. I’ve written about my efforts to get back on track, not with the strict diet/training regime I had before, but something with a little direction. Basically, I need to do a better job of having food on hand so that I didn’t eat cereal and ice cream for every meal (true story). And a few new recipes after 12 weeks of the same tofu doesn’t sound like a bad idea. So I decided to try out some meal kit programs. I’m sampling Green Chef, Blue Apron, and Hello Fresh, at least to start. I’ll provide a review on each as I wrap up a week of meals. First up: Green Chef…
Better late than never on this one! My husband and I were fortunate to be invited to a wedding in St. Moritz, Switzerland in mid-January this year. I honestly had never heard of St. Moritz, but as soon as I Wikipedia’d it, I was pretty pumped, even if I mis-pronounced it for several weeks until someone correct me (Mor-RITZ, not MORE-itz). We also decided to extend the trip with stops in Florence and Rome, Italy. Here are some of the highlights.
I feel like I could write about 234,908 posts about all of the things I learned, tried, tweaked, etc. during my journey to BQ. So I’ll just do that until you or I get bored, whichever comes first… So far I’ve covered nutrition and pacing and my race tunes. Today’s topic is Orangetheory.
Hi all. Here is a quick check-in on my recovery after Phoenix and my training as I start looking forward to my next race, the Big Sur Marathon on the beautiful California coast! Check out my full race calendar and completed races at the updated map!
What: The BMO Harris Bank Mesa-Phoenix Marathon, aka The Phoenix Marathon, aka The Mesa-PHX Marathon. (There were approx 17 different hashtags associated with this race at various points — a little bit of an identity crisis, I think.) (Not to be confused with the Rock ‘N Roll Arizona race, also held in the Phoenix area.)
Where: Mesa, Arizona, just a few miles outside of Phoenix. Race started in Usery Mountain Regional Park and ended in the Mesa Riverview shopping center.