Friday, June 29, 2012

Run Baby Run!

  Ah, so it's Friday night and you know what means... planning my Saturday morning run!

  I miss running on the gorgeous trails around us so I told Beau he is running with me tomorrow.  You know, so a mountain lion will see him first and I'll have time to hide.  I kid, I kid!

  Anyways, here's our route: running .5 miles to the start of Brooks Creak Trailhead (yellow), connecting to Montara Mountain Trail (red), then east onto North Peak Access Road (white).  Roughly 8 miles total. 

  That's right baby - running up to the top of Montara Mountain!  (roughly 1900 feet elevation)

  Beau has a slight advantage - correction: a lot of advantages, long legs, beastly man power, and having run to the top once before.  I've actually ran (struggled) a good portion of this route pre-marathon training days.  And it's pretty tough, but the views are so beautiful.  You can see our little neighborhood of Linda Mar, Pacifica and Twin Peaks Tower up north in San Fran, and Half Moon Bay to the south.  

  While we're on the topic of being healthy and training (the likes of insanity) I thought I'd share some of my diet - my Clean Eating lifestyle - that I believe is greatly helping me train.  I feel so much more awake, in tune with my body, and I can already start seeing improvements in my strength and endurance.

  I cook 100% gluten free meals (obviously!)
  No dairy.

  We share a huge salad for our side course almost every single night.

  We eat vegan/ vegetarian dinners 3-4 times a week.  

  Organic chicken and fish the other nights.

  We eat ridiculously large amounts of veggies.

  Oatmeal oatmeal oatmeal.  And there are a ton of delicious ways to prepare it.  I think I will have to make a whole post on just oatmeal recipes... I used to hate it and now I love!

  Healthy wholesome carbs like quinoa and sweet potatoes.  so. good.

  We drink ridiculously large amounts of water.

  We eat lots of mini meals and focus on breakfast which is so important!

  And lastly, no refined sugar.  Which is funny, since, you know, I'm a baker and all... ;)

  If anyone is interested in seeing my day to day diet, please comment and I will write up my basic meal plan!  We can all learn from each other and figure out ways to improve our health!  Until then, wish me luck in about 9 hours...


  1. Michelle! I love this post. I love that you actually shared an image of your running route. I bet it's beautiful out there- if you run around there again.. bring a camera.. I'd love to see pictures. :)

  2. That salad looks soooo good! Eating well in this HEAT is also a good idea as energy gets zapped easily in hot temperatures. Impressed with your goals - I run too, but considerably less ambitiously!


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