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Fueling for St. Croix 70.3!

5:30am Wed track workout


4pm Wed swim workout
It's no shocker that my busy life is filled with activity and I love challenging my body and mind with a swim-bike-run lifestyle.  If you are a regular reader of this blog, it's likely you feel the same way about your life (perhaps maybe a different activity/sport) But my amazing body allows me to do so much, both in life and with triathlons and I constantly remind myself that the food I eat has the opportunity to enhance my life, fuel my workouts and reduce risk for disease. 
Food is so powerful!

In October of 2011, I had the great opportunity to write an article for Ironman called "Fueling Kona: Your Daily Plate" This article was special to me not only because I was able to share my passion for seeing food for fuel and for health but also because I was participating in the 2011 Ironman World Championship and my article was featured during Ironman Kona race week. 
Here are two recent creations that I have used to fuel ou…

Red quinoa and tempeh salad w/ homemade roasted yellow pepper hummus

What a beautiful, flavorful, delicious, healthy way to fuel and nourish your body. I hope you enjoy my latest Trimarni plant strong creation!
Ingredients
Serves 2 
Romaine lettuce (chopped)
1 package tempeh
Olive oil
White onion
Red quinoa (1/2 cup dry + 1 cup water)
Yellow pepper
1 can chickepeas
Tahini paste
Salt


 Roasted yellow pepper hummus
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil (just enough to place yellow bell pepper in the middle. Lay down the pepper on foil and bake for 10 minutes. Give the pepper a turn and bake for 10 more minutes. Remove when slightly charred and soft.  (You may as well roast some other veggies and/or protein while you have the oven on) 2. Pour 1 can chickpeas (not drained) in blender or food processor and add 1 tbsp tahini paste, 2 tsp olive oil and 1/2 charred yellow bell pepper.  3. Blend until evenly combine. Add additional tbsp or two of water if needed to meet your consistency needs.  4. Store in airtight container for up to 4-5 days. 

Red q…

Team Sumbal weekend training recap - Bricking it up!

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It's hard to believe it but in 24 days we will be traveling to St. Croix for our first "race-cation" of the season. Not only is this our first time visiting this beautiful island but we are really excited to tackle this beastly  challenging half ironman course. 
This has been a very time-demanding year for us with the Trimarni coaching and nutrition business keeping us super busy. Our athletes are absolutely amazing (one-on-one and pre-built for coaching) and they inspire us every day with their commitment, discipline, passion and enjoyment for using the body. My nutrition athletes have worked hard on daily nutrition as well as fine-tuning sport nutrition for better training and recovery and a more effective fueling plan for race day.  It's really incredible to see so many age group athletes out there who love to dream big, work hard have fun with training. It's not easy to balance a multisport lifestyle with life but when the outcome is a strong performan…