Want AWESOME HEALTHY RECIPES? Look no further!

My father, Roger Hootman, just joined the WordPress community and created his own foodie blog! He is a stellar cook. Unbelievable. And the majority of his meals are healthy, high-fuel, and low-fat. Follow his blog for some of the best recipes of your life, and check out his first post below!   Homemade Yogurt. It’s Easier Than […]

Energy Gels/Beans/Chews Review Episode 2: Clif Shot Bloks in Tropical Punch Flavor + Caffeine

For the second episode of my energy supplement reviews series, I took a 15 mile run with Clif Shot Bloks in Tropical Punch Flavor + Caffeine! I didn’t get very much sleep last night and I left my run a little too late in the morning after my meagre bagel and cream cheese breakfast, so […]

Two-Ingredient (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo) Pancakes

So, I saw this meme on Facebook: And I thought “Bananas: healthy carb sticks. Eggs: healthy protein…ellipticals…? I’m gonna do this!” The picture pretty much explains it all: you can either mash the bananas and then whisk with the eggs, or you can do what I did and just blend them with a hand blender. […]

Energy Gels/Beans/Chews Review Episode I: Jelly Belly Sport Beans

So, for my first energy product test I chose the mild-sounding Sports Bean by Jelly Belly in Lemon Lime flavor… Flavor: 10/10 These beans taste like your classic run-of-the-mill Jelly Bellys. There’s no strange aftertaste or funny consistency. I would honestly eat them even if I weren’t exercising! Convenience: 7/10 They aren’t sticky or messy and […]

Energy Gels/Beans/Chews Review: The Prologue

So, the week before last my long run on my training schedule was up the the 13-mile mark, a.k.a., a half marathon, y’all! I took some mixed fruit and nuts to help replenish some energy. It was not that pleasant trying to choke down nuts 7 miles into a 13-mile run. It was like trying […]

Juicing & Training

Okay, so yesterday and the day before were the first two days of a three day juice detox plan from Soulmate Food. I’ve decided to be a bit whacky and save the last days worth of juices until next Tuesday. This is for two reasons: 1) Hunger: nausea, light-headedness, exhaustion. I’m not new to this. […]

I’m really lazy about blogging!

I started out so well! So typically me, I never finish anyth   Anyway, I’m up to 13 miles in my training now. 15 miles this week. It took me quite a few weeks to get over my Florida vacation hiatus. I don’t feel the lapse in training time when I run anymore, but I […]

Pop Tarts.

Let me tell you what running on Pop Tarts was like: The first thirty minutes are great! Lots of energy, right? But after that first thirty, you get thirsty and you start to taste that Pop Tart again. You’re drinking way more water than usual. That Pop Tart may as well have been made out […]

Lazy Blogging, Late Stats, Paula Deen, Grisly Disney, Civil Rights, Food Overload & Mizuno’s

I have been such a shite blogger over the last several weeks. I’m sorry. Things started out so well. Let’s start over together: Hi, I’m Amanda. This one time I went for a run and a bird shit on me. Okay, so what’s the craic? What’s been happening? I worked Taste of London last week […]