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ROO #116: Lottie Bildirici on Inspiring Others to Eat Plant-Based

In this episode, Lottie Bildirici, creator of Running On Veggies, health coach, plant-based chef, and runner, shares the story of how she began her journey into wellness and the process of developing her own food philosophy. She reflects on why she began her well-known Instagram account, @runningonveggies, and the impact it has had on her life. Lottie discusses her work as a recipe developer with Candle Cafe and her recent collaboration with professional runner Kara Goucher. She offers nutrition advice for runners. Lottie explains how her studies in advertising, marketing, and with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition inform her work as a blogger and health coach. Lastly, she provides insight on overcoming injury and previews races and dreams for 2015 and beyond.

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ROO #114: Kara Goucher on The Importance of Being Yourself as a Runner

In this episode, Kara Goucher, professional runner for the Oiselle team, Olympian, and mother, tells the story of how she began running, from her first race at six years old with her grandfather to discovering cross country in seventh grade. Kara discusses the challenges of navigating puberty as an adolescent female runner. She provides insight on the importance of individualized training in her progression as a professional. Kara reflects on joining the Oiselle Team and the incredible support the Oiselle community has given her. She recounts the 2014 NYC Marathon and how she overcame the mental challenges she faced during the race. Kara gives advice for mother runners on balancing training with motherhood. She explains how she has transformed her nutrition with plant powered recipes. Lastly, Kara honors numerous female running mentors and previews whats ahead for 2015.

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Running Tuesday Truths

Tuesday Truth: Don’t Try To Rush Progress

“Don’t try to rush progress. Remember— a step forward, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction.”  – Kara Goucher {Photo taken in Sululta, Ethiopia in October 2014} * Kara Goucher is one of my biggest inspirations in the sport of distance running and has been featured on two past Tuesday Truths, If You Don’t Believe, Who Will? and Running Allows You To See How Wonderful Life Is.

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Wall of Inspiration

When packing for my journey to Ethiopia, I spent a lot of time thinking about how much different items weighed and the space they would take in my suitcase. I decided to pack some of the lightest, yet most important items I own— my paper inspirations that I have put up in my dorm rooms throughout all four years of college. I have found the easiest way to put up pictures, postcards, and art is in a close-line style with miniature clips. I made a Wall of Inspiration for my room in the Yaya Village that both motivates and grounds me. …

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Tuesday Truth: Running Allows You To See How Wonderful Your Life Is

“That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” – Kara Goucher {Photo taken on a farm in Cape Cod, MA, July 2013 by Michael Hanlon} * Kara Goucher is one of my biggest inspirations in the sport of distance running and recently signed with my favorite women’s running company Oiselle! Congrats Kara! *

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