• Chobani, Simply 100, Simply 100 Crunch, Greek yogurt, portion control, trail runner, ultra running, Cascade Crest 100, 100-miler training
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    Practicing Portion Control with Chobani Simply 100 Crunch

    Y’all. I have a (not so) serious problem. I love food. I am incapable of portion control. I clearly need to always be actively training to run stupid-long distances, because I always eat as if I am about to run 100 miles. This is fantastic when I’m actually training for ultras, because I properly fuel with enormous amounts of vegan and vegetarian goodies. And nachos. And coffee. However, while my body may take breaks between races, my appetite doesn’t. I cannot seem to stop myself from eating all the things, all the time.  You’d think that cooking with only veggies and grains, this wouldn’t be a huge problem. And you’d be correct. Except…

  • Gold's Gym, Torque, cross training, ultra running, 100-miler training
    100 Miler Training,  Cross Training

    Torque it Out

    For some reason, the calendar is telling me it’s February, so I guess it’s time to update you on my quest to get swole at Gold’s. In between my trips and races in January, I’ve been fitting in some Torque (like Crossfit, but not) classes and getting a rude awakening to just how out-of-shape I am. You loyal blog readers are probably shaking your heads right now and saying, “But Tanya, you hate Crossfit! It goes against everything you stand for! Who are you?!” And you’re right! I hate Crossfit. But Toque has enough differences to allow me to forget its demonic origins and just embrace the suck. You do have a daily…

  • Georgia Jewel 50, Georgia Jewel, 50 mile race, 100-miler training, ultra running, trail running, Pinhoti 100, training for a 50 mile race, lessons learned in 50 mile race
    100 Miler Training,  50 Miler Training,  Race Reports,  Running,  Trail Running,  Ultra Training

    Georgia Jewel 50 Race Recap

    I did it! I finished the Georgia Jewel 50 feeling like a million bucks, which officially makes me a 50-mile ultra runner. This post will be long, because 50-mile races are long. If you’re too busy/important/ADD to read the entire post, here’s the Cliff Notes version: Finished in 13:48. Rained all day. Loved almost every moment. Felt great at the end. Ready for my 100. If you’re dying to hear more (you know you are), here we go! I was a mixture of nonchalant (just a supported long run, not a race) and freaking the fuck out (it’d still me my first official 50-miler) leading up to Jewel. My plan was to go…

  • Planet Fitness Crestline, B-Metro, Pinhoti 100, ultra marathon training, 100-miler training
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    Lifting All the Things at Planet Fitness Crestline

    Ultra running training is probably 25% running, 25% cross training, and 50% mental. For this upcoming fall’s races, I have my running plan nailed down and I’m working on my mental toughness. Which only leaves the one thing I always fall short on—cross training. I’ll be honest—unless I have someone dragging me out the door, I am the first to skip cross training. Even my daily push up and plank routine is a struggle to maintain (working out is so hard sometimes!). So I was super excited to hear that Planet Fitness Crestline was opening up near me and that B-Metro wanted me to help promote their grand opening. For those of…