As an Eat 2 Run nutrition educator, I’m so excited to be a part of such a positive and progressive movement in the running and nutrition community!
I “eat 2 run” because I’ve experienced firsthand the enormous difference eating to run has on my running performance, my attitudes towards food, my body image and my plain old ability to get through the day with energy to spare!
After working with Sarah as a client, I immediately saw the results that I’d been seeking for years with my running but was never able to achieve. After 12 years of struggling, for once in my life, I was hooked on food – but the RIGHT kind of food! I now plan my weekly menu based on plant-strong, whole food selections; the more colour, the better! I pile my plate high with fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats, never look back and don’t ever think twice about it (and I even throw the odd treat in there too)! Because of this, I have built a body that is strong and can withstand the rigours of intense marathon training, have been able to stave off injury and constantly provide my body the components it needs to recover better and faster after every single run!
In just 12 months of “eating 2 run”, I’ve set PB’s in nearly every single distance, crossed the finish line as first overall female at a local 5km race, shaved 10 minutes off my half marathon time (1:51-1:41), taken 23 minutes off my marathon time (3:55-3:32) and have qualified for the 2016 Boston Marathon! The crazy thing is that this all happened in just one year, while for 10 years previous to that I struggled to perform well as a runner. And that’s just the beginning – I’m pumped to see where this year of training and eating 2 run takes me!
I was so inspired by the positive changes eating 2 run can bring, I have committed myself to this lifestyle and am now a Registered Holistic Nutritionist in training! I look forward to broadening and sharing my knowledge with you on how food can be powerful tool on your journey to being your best self.
And perhaps, most importantly, I also “eat 2 run” so I can stay healthy and strong to be there for the most important little runner out there – my 5 year old son. I want him to see that making the healthy choice can be fun, and tasty and that you can pretty much accomplish anything you want to if you put your mind to it – oh, and that a few bananas along the way never hurt either.