Have you run the Frankfurt Marathon ?

Frankfurt Marathon

Frankfurt Marathon

My parents (kind of) asked me last year about running the Frankfurt Marathon in Germany and I played with the idea quite a bit. All my marathons that I have run have been here in the United States and the idea of running a marathon in Europe grew on me. So, today I committed to run the Frankfurt (Germany) Marathon on October 25th of 2015 and registered for the race accordingly. The Frankfurt Marathon is a totally flat course and the elevation profile shows a total of just 27.8 meters elevation gain which is less than 100 ft. for those not familiar with the metric system. And keep in mind – this is spread out across the entire marathon distance which pretty is nothing at all if you ask me. Frankfurt is about 100 meters above sea-level which maybe has an advantage for me coming from roughly 6,000 ft. elevation. [Read more…]

My Secret Hemp Milk Recipe

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds

If you are a frequent reader of my website you know that I talked about going vegetarian or maybe even vegan. To recap, I decided to change my lifestyle for several reasons and going vegetarian or vegan fills me with excitement and hope. I am an endurance athlete (well, I run a lot … mainly marathons at the moment though) and my body simply needs a lot more energy compared to someone who sits behind a desk all day. While I work in an office, I use a standing desk but I am also very active in general and I am just not happy anymore with how I feel and about my overall energy levels. While I am not eating junk food or drink sodas there is still a lot of food that I consume that is not as good as it could be and that has affected my overall well-being quite a bit. So, for the next 60-90 days I want to live more like a vegan/vegetarian and stop eating processed foods and meats as much as possible. My goal is to have a 90 percent ratio of eating vegetarian/vegan foods and 10 percent other foods. Those remaining 10 percent are probably bread or contain dairy, but other than that I want to stay as close as possible to a full vegetarian lifestyle as possible. [Read more…]

The Best Liquid Lunch You’re Missing Out On

NutriBullet Green Juice Recipe

NutriBullet Green Juice Recipe

On my quest to live a vegetarian or maybe even vegan lifestyle I have been reviewing a lot of things that I have been eating and where applicable I am looking for vegetarian replacements. Having a healthy lunch at work seems to be the most difficult situation for and so weekends are always a good time to try something new or to have a lunch option that I usually cannut do at work. Last year I got a NutriBullet for my birthday and if you are not familiar with it, the NutriBullet allows you to make juices or smoothies very easily. It literally takes just 2-3 minutes to have a veggie/fruit juice or smoothie prepared. [Read more…]