Whether you’re trying to control your allergies or learning to run by pace, all runners should check out Amanda from Run to the Finish’s guide to Learn to Breathe Better While Running. She explains what can cause problems with breathing during a run and then breaks down some simple methods for learning how to breathe properly when running.
So I am admittedly one of those people who loves to take photos of her food with her iPhone. It’s not just for Instagram; it helps me stay inspired of new recipes to create at home or remember a meal I want to make again. The fantastic food photographer and recipe developer Lindsay at Cotter Crunch (seriously, I want to just make every single thing she posts) shares her 5 Food Photography Using a Smart Phone. These tips really do make iPhone food photos look better! See: my Instagram this week.
Angela at Eat, Spin, Run Repeat offers 10 Tips for Dealing with Bad Body Image. Whether you are trying to build your confidence or just having one of those days (and don’t we all?), these tips are small but effective measures to overcome bad body image and build better self-esteem.
Did you know that runners are more prone to skin cancer? Did you also know that your diet can prevent sun damage to your skin? Laura at Mommy Run Fast explains what to add to your diet to help holistically prevent skin cancer with her post How Runners Can Protect Their Skin With Food. (Another reason to eat sweet potatoes!)
Tina Muir suggests why you should spend some time focusing on shorter distances after the marathon in her post Why You Should Consider Stepping Away from the Marathon. Not only can you benefit from a physical and mental break from the marathon, but you can also get faster and stronger when you train for shorter races!
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, which you know what that means: heat and humidity! Angela from Happy Fit Mama and Amanda from Slimplify Life both offer tips on how to run in the humidity this summer. It takes time to adjust to running in the heat and humidity, especially because it is scientifically shown that hot temperatures slow you down even at the same effort!
Want to add more vegetarian meals to your cooking routine? Deliciously Ella suggests 6 ways for Sharing the Veggie Love and making meatless meals more appetizing for yourself, your friends, and your family.
Homemade salad dressings are so much healthier, tastier, and fresher than store-bought dressings. Not sure how to make you own salad dressing? Jill Conyers provides three simple and healthy DIY Salad Dressings. The creamy avocado recipe sounds fantastic—I’m definitely going to try that one since avocados are ridiculously fresh and affordable here in Washington!
This Roasted Sweet Potato Salad from Eating Bird Food just might become my lunchtime staple. Can you ever have enough sweet potato recipes? No. Just like how you can never eat enough sweet potatoes.
If you’re going to make a burger this weekend (and it’s Memorial Day weekend, so treat yourself!), why not go all out and make these Goat Cheese Guac Burgers with Cheddar and Caramelized Onions? Bonus points if you serve them on some fresh homemade burger buns.
The low-fat craze of the 90s gave eggs a bad rep, but eggs (as many of you know) are beneficial for your health. Check out The Happy Health Freak’s round-up of healthy and delicious egg recipes, including one of my own egg creations!
Bring variety and fresh summer flavors to your Sunday morning brunch with these Peach Basil Protein Crepes from Suzlyfe.
I’m seriously crushing on every single recipe I’m finding on Cotter Crunch, especially because we finally have so much fresh seafood here in Washington. And this Gluten Free Easy Herbed Chicken and Biscuit Bake? Definitely making this!