Nutrition: Page 56

We cover nutrition tips and advice to help you improve your running performance and keep you on track to meet your wellness goals.

Burning Runner: Weight-Loss Lessons Learned

Week 6: T.J’s burned off 10 pounds in 5 weeks. Here are the key lessons he’s learned so far. Five weeks ago I set out on the Burning Runner project. I now have 15 weeks left to navigate my way to the following: lose 20 pounds and drop 20 minutes off my half-marathon time. On […]

Burning Runner Box Score: Week 6

Another week, another pound burned. With 15 weeks to go, T.J. is halfway there.   Click here to return to Burning Runner: Weight-Loss Lessons Learned.   Starting Weight (July 16): 187 lbs Current Weight (August 16): 177.0 lbs Goal Weight: 167 lbs or less Deadline Weigh-In Date: December 3 Starting Half-Marathon Time: 1:51:04 (Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago, August […]

Burning Runner: An Honest Path To Weight Loss

Week 5: T.J. reveals how he began to unwind his downward spiral. Written by: T.J. Murphy A few days ago I was talking with a co-worker about my condition circa two years ago. I recall it well. My personal life–and me along with it–had flown off the cliff, and my health had deteriorated at warp […]

Burning Runner Box Score: Week 5

Another week, another two pounds burned away.   Click here to return to Burning Runner: An Honest Path To Weight Loss   Starting Weight (July 16): 187 lbs Current Weight (August 16): 178.6 lbs Goal Weight: 167 lbs or less Deadline Weigh-In Date: December 3 Starting Half-Marathon Time: 1:51:04 (Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago, August 1) […]

Burning Runner Extra: The Power Of A Plant-Based Diet

The supermarket takes on a completely different look through the eyes of a vegan. Written by: T.J. Murphy One of the key principles in my hopes of making the Burning Runner project a success is, as I’ve mentioned before, not restricting my diet but rather supplanting my previous nutrient-thin diet with a nutrient-dense diet. According […]

Burning Runner: Kicking The Coffee Habit

Week 4: T.J. overcomes an old addiction and tries a new take on strength training.   Written by: T.J. Murphy Last Monday I traveled back from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon benefiting The American Cancer Society and spent time that day getting squared away for my cannonball leap into a plant-based, vegan diet. […]

Burning Runner Box Score: Week 4

Four weeks into his experiment, T.J. burns off three more pounds. Click here to return to Burning Runner: Kicking The Coffee Habit Starting Weight (July 16): 187 lbs Current Weight (August 5): 180.4 lbs Goal Weight: 167 lbs or less Deadline Weigh-In Date: December 3 Starting Half-Marathon Time: 1:51:04 (Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago, August 1) […]

Burning Runner Extra: Improving My Time–And Diet

Focused on losing weight, feeling better and improving his performance, T.J. gives his intake an overhaul. Written by: T.J Murphy This past weekend I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon benefiting The American Cancer Society, finishing the 13.1-mile distance in a time of 1:51:04. As I mentioned in my first column, the core […]

Burning Runner: Grocery Shopping List

Click here to see what T.J. is putting in his shopping cart on his next trip to the supermarket. Whole Grain Foods Brown rice Brown rice pasta Organic marinara sauce Quinoa Black beans Organic Irish Oatmeal Organic Fruit Oranges Blueberries Watermelon Cantaloupe Vegetables Spring salad mix Carrots Cauliflower Tomatoes Celery Nuts Almonds Cashews Extras Green […]

Burning Runner Box Score: Down Two Pounds

T.J. drops two pounds this week and establishes a half-marathon starting point. Click here to return to Burning Runner: Digging Myself Out Of The Diet Rut Starting Weight (July 16): 187 lbs Current Weight (July 30): 183.5 lbs Goal Weight: 167 lbs or less Deadline Weigh-in Date: December 3 Starting Half-Marathon time: 1:51:04 Goal Time […]