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San Francisco Marathon - First Half

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Have you ever run a marathon and hit the 13.1 mark, watched the half-marathoners divert to their finish line and thought, hmmm? Well instead of saying hmmm, yesterday I did the first half of the SF Marathon! It was fun to run a more relaxed race and enjoy the scenery on such a beautiful day. I just ran by feeling and try not to overdo it. This was a hilly half, so prepare for the burn! It was clear, with a little wind on the Golden Gate Bridge and a nice cool fog in the park at the finish line. I finished in 2:05, with an extra 6 miles running to and from the race.

I have been off "added sugars" for a week and was looking for the right fuel. I did the chia shot with coconut water, which was perfect pre-race, and during the race had the Vega Sustain endurance gel. I'm not a fan of the taste though. I found the best time to take it is right before the ascent to the Golden Gate Bridge and on the way off the bridge (Mile 5 and 9). For recovery, the Vega Recovery Accelerator…

Chopped Salads

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I am really getting into these chopped salads for lunch as the weather heats up. It takes a little more time but they are packed with nutrition. Great way to get a variety of veggies in there! For the protein, I add beans. Can be eaten with crackers or a good slice of bread. You won't be hungry for the rest of the day.


This one has cucumber, parsley, carrot, dandelion greens, celery, radish, green onion, and grape tomatoes. For the beans I used natto, which is fermented soybeans. I found an organic brand from Sebastopol. seasoned with furikake and asian dressing. Furikake is a seasoning of toasted nori and sesame seeds. Get the kind with no msg added. There are many other vegetables I can't wait to try in this, such as cabbage, lotus root, bamboo shoots, daikon, water chestnut.

Asian dressing: combine roasted sesame oil, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar and organic soy sauce.

Beans: edamame, natto or sugar snap peas