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To Speed Recovery, Try Pre-Sleep Pushups and Protein

New research shows a food/exercise combo results in greater overnight muscle synthesis.<p>Drinking warm milk before going to bed has long been recommended as an aid to a better night’s sleep. Preceding the milk with resistance exercise could also lead to recovering more quickly from that day’s …

10 Sweet & Savory Ways to Top Your Morning Oatmeal

I love porridge for its earthy flavor and creamy bite, but I also see it as a blank canvas in which to spin tales of delicious and diverse toppings. …

6 High-Protein Dinners That Can Replace Chicken

If you’re tired of poultry, try one of these recipes instead.<p>Protein is an essential part of every runner’s diet—it helps repair muscles, and provides necessary energy, and because it’s not stored the way fats and carbohydrates are, it’s important to have some with every meal.<p>We love the …

Bay Area things to do for fun off the beaten path

One of our favorite things about living in the Bay Area is, no matter how long you've lived here, there are always new things to discover. You could live here for decades and still have never visited Berkeley's secret hot tub, the brewery with the best views of San Francisco, or the East Bay …

Eating Right When You’re Eating Light

When the temps and mileage are up, stay fueled (and cool) with these plant-based dishes.<p>With the mercury and training plans for fall races on the rise, I humbly offer you, this cautionary tale…<p>It happened around this time last year, in the middle of a little heat-streak in my stomping grounds of …

Meals in a Mug

Microwave-safe, nutrient-packed and perfect for any time of day.<p>Breakfast: Chocolate Raspberry French Toast<p>Kickstart your day with whole grains, which can lower heart disease and cancer risk.<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>2 slices of whole grain bread<br>½ cup raspberries<br>1 egg<br>⅓ cup milk<br>1 Tbsp. cocoa powder<br>½ tsp. cinnamon<br>½ …

How Runners Can Work on Landing Softly

Photo: Alice Peters DiffelyPhoto: Alice Peters DiffelyLand softly while running. It’s sound advice. And certainly not new. But how do you put it into …

Running

Matcha Chia Pudding

Try this unique breakfast, rich in antioxidants and caffeine.<p>I've been on a bit of a matcha kick lately, ever since I tried my first matcha almond milk latte at a great little coffee shop in Lake Tahoe. I love the earthiness of the green tea flavor combined with the creamy almond milk. I created …

Bucket list: 41 places every California kid should visit before growing up

How many of these have you visited?<p>Summer's upon us and we're entering that glorious time of year when families can travel unencumbered by school obligations.<p>To help you plan your family road trips, we've updated and added to one of our favorite galleries featuring places every California kid must …

California

The Chicken Tikka Masala Salad You Can Eat All Week Long

I adore Indian food, and while my tastes range wide in that nation's incredibly diverse cuisine, I have to admit that the rich, Westernized chicken …

Are Golden Milk Overnight Oats the Trendiest Breakfast of All Time?

Golden milk is so hot right now. So far I've seen it in everything from cocoa to ice cream, and now it's making its way into your breakfast with …

These Breakfast Baked Potatoes Are Calling Your Name

Eating potatoes for your morning meal is nothing new (hello, home fries!), but have you ever had <i>a baked potato</i> for breakfast? If not, I highly …

Avocado Toast Roulette

I feel nostalgic for the good old days when avocado toast was something novel, a little breakfast secret to share with friends. Avocado toast these …

Broccoli Bread

Enjoy as a snack or pair with a main dish for a boost of fiber and flavor.<p>This easy, delicious dish is perfect paired with soup or salad for a well-balanced meal. On its own, it makes for a great snack. With just a handful of ingredients and a food processor, the broccoli spread comes together in …

These Granola Bites Are Easy To Eat On The Run

<i>*REPUBLISHED WITH PERMISSION OF VELOPRESS FROM ROCKET FUEL: POWER-PACKED FOOD FOR SPORTS AND ADVENTURE BY MATT KADEY, RD. See more recipes at</i> …

Breakfast

Weekend Snack Recipe: Walnut-Cranberry-Ginger Power Bars

Here's a snack that's lightly sweetened and packed with nourishment. I think of these DIY power bars as a healthy riff on a rice Krispie treat — but …

Workout Of The Week: Threshold, Long, Threshold (TLT)

<b>The coach:</b> Magdalena Lewy Boulet<p><b>The athlete:</b> Clara Peterson, 16th at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials<p><b>When they did it:</b> Peterson, who was a …

15 Easy Dinners for When You Don't Really Feel Like Cooking

We've all had those nights — the ones when you get home and the last thing you want to think about is what to cook for dinner. The easy answer feels …

12 Small Snacks to Satisfy Big Hunger

What's the worst-case scenario when that 3 p.m. post-lunch slump hits? Heading to the vending machine? Pulling out that stale candy bar? We get it. …

Nutrition

Get Outside: Marin's 10 Best Day Hikes

Take a stroll through the Marin Headlands and beyond.<i> (Photo via VisitMarin</i><i>)</i>Marin County is home to a plethora of outdoor adventure opportunities …

Hiking

5 Beauty DIYs You Can Make With Thanksgiving Leftovers (!!)

Food and DIY beauty go hand in hand — if you didn’t know, a ton of foods have crazy-good benefits for your skin + hair besides being totally delicious to eat. So you can imagine how the brainstorm went down when we were chatting about how ingredients from our favorite meal of the season — …

DIY Lavender Hand Warmers

These rice and lavender hand warmers are a cozy winter treat. They may seem to lack a certain high powered, high priced, in-demand shiny Christmas …

Sewing

20 Recipes to Help You Eat Sweet Potatoes All Day Long

Orange and earthy sweet potatoes are one of fall's true gems. Baked, mashed, roasted, fried, or grilled, there's no wrong way to eat them. The sweet …

Recipe: Sweet Potato Pancakes

Either in the microwave or on the stovetop, melt the 3 tablespoons of butter, then set aside to cool.<p>In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, …

15 Cheap And Super Creative Ways To Decorate Your Home With Maps

Get your apartment moving in the right direction.

Maps

The 25 Coolest IKEA Hacks We've Ever Seen

The 7 Best Exercises for Your IT Band

Runners know all too well that any sort of sharp pain—whether it’s in the shins, knees, or ankles—can put a sudden end to training days. One of the …

Marathons

DIY Frame Earring Holder

Your accessories is one big mess you say? Can’t find the second part of an earring pair? Get organised with a homemade earring holder! It’ll take you …

Crafting