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…]

How Long Should You Wait to Work Out Again After a Muscle Strain

Running Injury

Running Injury

I am sidelined with a muscle strain injury. Boohoo. It sucks – I can tell you that. The injury happened during my last marathon – the Fargo Marathon. I was about 20-21 mile in the race and all felt good when it happened on my left leg. The injury slowed me down about a minute per mile and prevented me from running a consistent speed. I still had a new personal best time for a marathon, but all that does not help me now. I simply have to wait this one out and if you are a runner you know that this is a tough situation. We runners, we do not like to sit around. But I am trying to be patient knowing that the rest for my body is important so that the injury can heal. Every morning when I wake I do a mental check of how everything feels and I take it from there. [Read more…]