I'm Tina and I took up running just over 16months ago - never thought I would run a 5k let alone a 50k..... It's amazing how months of persistence and determination can pay off! The support and encouragement from my fellow runners inspired and encouraged me to continue to challenge my ability, I am no means fast or elite but i try and challenge and measure my ability through myself and often times my stubbornness to try every race I can!!!
Currently I am training for a mountain marathon in Wales in June - again never thought I could do a marathon let alone a mountain one....
I love food and more importantly sweet food but then who doesn't! I felt that my sweet tooth kind of took over all the good I was doing with the training so I decided why not try and make sweet treats/foods that would benefit and support me in my training goals.
I am not a hardcore veggie eater so I do try to get the nutrition from where I can - either through the dinners I make or the goods I bake. I recently completed a Diploma in Diet and Nutrition and that really opened my eyes and knowledge to eating!
For veggies I blitz them in a blender and have that for breakfast and for everything else I either bake them in yummy treats or wholesome dinners but one thing is for sure I aim to get good food into me daily - genuinely have noticed the difference on energy, muscles and overall well-being.
I try to bake twice a week and constantly write down recipes in a 'little black book' or as they come into my head so I look forward to sharing them all with you RunInTheDark'ers!
To start off with here's a healthy chocolate fix as an alternative to Easter eggs!
CHILLI AND BEETROOT BROWNIES