February 11, 2019

At the starting line of one of my early marathons, I noticed a runner opening and then wolfing down something that appeared to be a thin waffle. At the time I thought it was strange to be eating that close — literally a few minutes — before the beginning of a race.


February 1, 2019

In his 20s, Trevor Fuchs was out of shape, smoked a daily pack of cigarettes and chowed down on a typical American diet. Motivated by his young children and fearful of leaving this earth too soon, Fuchs embarked on a quest to become healthier and more fit.

And, boy, did...

January 28, 2019

It’s been about a year since I transitioned to a pescatarian lifestyle, dropping chicken, beef and other similar meats from my diet. I kept fish and eggs in my diet, along with healthy amounts of vegetables, fruits, gluten-free grains, nuts, seeds and more.

Over the pas...

January 6, 2019

Stephanie Howe Violett has no use for diet fads.

“So many people are following media and social media trends,” says Violett, who received a master’s in exercise physiology at Montana State and her doctorate in nutrition at Oregon State. “To me, having a background in nu...

January 3, 2019

Diets are an individual preference. In the past year, the attention placed on food choices has taken on a new life.

Paleo. Keto. Gluten free. Low-fat, high carb. Low carb, high-fat. Plant-based. Vegan. Vegetarian. Whole30. Pescatarian. Flexitarian. Mediterranean. And ma...

December 18, 2018

The title of Dr. Mark Cucuzzella’s new book, “Run for Your Life,” aptly describes his approach to life, fitness, nutrition and all the choices humans have as they go about their daily lives.

As a medical doctor and competitive runner, Cucuzzella is an expert on what hel...

November 13, 2018

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October 28, 2018

I have been learning about dozens of biomarkers that evaluate my health from regular InsideTracker tests over the past few years. Through the results and recommendations tailored to me, I have made changes that have shown improvements. Among the most notable: taking a...

October 26, 2018

I’m a big fan of the bowls being offered by various Mexican, Mediterranean and other chains these days. As a Celiac who cannot eat gluten, these have been a great replacement for when I am traveling and need a quick, healthy bite.

At home, I have prepared my own bowls,...

October 12, 2018

Even though the Chicago Marathon was my 24th race of 26.2 miles or more, I’ve learned to respect the distance. Anything can happen on marathon day.

That’s why during my training cycle for the Oct. 7 Windy City race, I was pleased to practice with the Gatorade Endurance...

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Evolving from injured runner to BQer

Marathon Training Academy podcast hosts Trevor and Angie Spencer discuss how Angie's training has helped me improve my marathon PR by 28 minutes, earn a BQ and conquer ultras.


Trails, coaching, diet  
and a whole lot more

Ryan Clayton welcomes me to his podcast where we cover topics from road and trail running to coaching to nutrition/diet to ambassadorships.


'Keep moving the goal line so you always have goals to work toward.'

Breaking the Barrier podcast host Andrew Lorenzo and I talked about goal setting and achieving.


'I am able to recover better from through an almost entirely plant-based diet.'

PlantTrainers hosts Adam and Shoshana Chaim discuss my evolving diet, endurance running and offer tips on how to become 100 percent plant-based.

My First Ultra host Scott Jones and I discuss my debut and lessons learned at the Buckeye 50K in Ohio.

'My fifth-grade teacher called me  molasses.'


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